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Expert in Renewable Energy, Biofuels, Microelectronics, Semiconductor Packaging, Water Technologies, Agronomy

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New York (NY)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has over 12 years of experience in Mergers & Acquisitions, representing both buyers and sellers. He has completed several deals and negotiated terms to maximize value. He has worked with clients to assimilate acquisitions regarding culture, economies of scale, and consolidation & integration of products, markets, plants, and operations.

Expert has written and executed two biofuels business plans, including complete financial books. He has done extensive research and investigative work in biodiesel, including alternative feedstocks, such as algae, camelina, and jatropha. He has an in-depth understanding of the biodiesel business model, plant and operations development, technology, and ASTM D6751. He has assisted and consulted for several start-up biodiesel operations.

Expert has over 20 years of experience in business development, development and implementation of business growth strategies, new product/new market penetration, and both national and international business expansion. He has proven results, and a consistent track record of achieving goals and objectives on time and under budget.




business valuation








biodiesel fuel


biodiesel startup


biodiesel technology development


biodiesel technology


hybrid integrated circuit


hybrid integrated circuit package




business development


business management


corporate strategic planning


due-diligence investigation


management decision-making


market development


market potential


operations management


small business

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Rochester, New York;  Syracuse, New York;  Albany, New York;  Schenectady, New York;  Utica, New York;  and Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1974   AA   General Science   SUNY Morrisville  
1982   BA   Chemistry   Syracuse University  
1995   MBA   Business Management   University of Rochester  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1996 to


(Undisclosed Consulting Company)





Private Management Consulting practice devoted to Business Development, Operations Management, Market Assessment, New Product & Market Development, and M&A for various high-tech firms. Projects have included strategic planning, operational development, due diligence assessments, firm valuations, acquisition assimilation, and corporate and acquisition strategy. Have completed several transactions and executive level consulting engagements, including firms involved in electronics, telecommunications, renewable energy, biotechnology, medical devices, industrial equipment, optics & lasers, and IT & Internet.

2007 to 2009


Innovation Fuels, Inc.




Senior VP Corporate Development


Innovation Fuels, Inc. is a vertically integrated biodiesel production and marketing company based in New York. Responsible for financing and fund raising, strategic partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, vertical integration strategy development, and grant opportunity identification and development. • Developed and executed vertical integration strategy relevant to sustainable feedstocks • Identified strategic acquisitions, conducted due diligence, presented to Board, negotiated transactions • Secured grant funding to support new company programs • Assisted in raising additional $10MM in institutional funding

2006 to 2007


Syracuse University




Director of the Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship


Duties include the start-up, operation, and promotion of a business incubator center in an economically depressed area, and management and support of entrepreneurial programs for the Whitman School of Management, including teaching courses, managing Business Plan competitions, and managing internship programs.

2005 to 2006


Integrated Defense Systems, Inc.



Chief Operating Officer


Duties include overseeing all Engineering & Manufacturing for a 50+ person, $10MM+ business. Develop engineering to manufacturing transition strategies, and manage P&L, HR, Operations, Supply Chain, and Infrastructure.

2001 to 2005


Drug Risk Solutions



Chief Operating Officer


Drug Risk Solutions was a biotech start-up that developed an onsite instrument for drugs of abuse testing using hair samples. The firm also had its own drug testing laboratory and related services. Provided Executive Consulting services for the firm, due diligence on prospective partners. Organized the firm, secured infrastructure, hired core team, built the financial business model. Accomplished all milestones of the Business Plan on or before target dates and $1MM under budget. Obtained NYDOH Laboratory Certification, Initial submission to FDA for Laboratory Operations and FDA 510K for Diagnostic Equipment.

1999 to 2001


Laconner Technologies Inc.



President & COO


Laconner Technologies Inc. was an Internet network and portal developer providing a complete Internet access solution to the senior housing and healthcare marketplace and produces the SeniorCenter.com Internet Portal. Built the organization of the company, raised $1.5MM in first stage funding. Wrote the Business Plan, Executive Summary, Financial Models, and supporting documents. Responsible for all day to day operations and P&L budget of $5.0MM. Created aggregated product offering & partnerships with hardware, software, content, and ISP firms.

1992 to 1996


Brush Wellman Corp.



Director of New Business Development


Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, a $550M NYSE Company supplying specialty engineered metals, ceramics, materials and sub-assemblies for both commercial and government applications. Developed Corporate Wide Strategy for future growth, product line extensions, and M&A activity. Initiated the creation of two new product lines. Identified, initiated, and managed two strategic acquisitions. Converted business from 80% military-20% commercial to 40% military and 60% commercial in 2 years.

1988 to 1996


Tegmen Corporation



Founder, President & CEO


High-tech semiconductor packaging firm that designed and manufactured high performance power packages and sub-assemblies for military, telecom, and industrial power applications, using proprietary and patented circuit technology. Founded the firm in 1988, based upon GE licensed technology of Direct Bond Copper. Selected management team, wrote and implemented the Business Plan, set up manufacturing facility. Developed and implemented Sales & Marketing plan, attracted customers. Started with $30K and managed all aspects of this business from concept to sale of the firm for $3.0MM in 1992. Profitable every year. Grew from 3 to 50 employees, and from $0 to $3.0MM+ in revenue with no debt financing.

Career Accomplishments:

USASBE, NBIA, New York State TDO, National Biodiesel Association, IMAPS, MTTS

Professional Appointments

Adjunct professor, Cazenovia College & Syracuse University. New York State TDO Advisory Board member, SUNY Morrisville Advisory Board member, Assistant to the President for Business Development @ Morrisville State College


Syracuse, New York Entrepreneur of the Year 1992; Cover article, CNY Business Exchange, September 2007 and January 2010

Publications and Patents Summary

Author of over 20 papers and publications on microelectronics, and author of 4 patents in microelectronics packaging.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Microwave Filter Manufacturer, (Baltimore, MD) Eighteen-year-old designer and manufacturer of band pass cavity filters, duplexers, and sub-assemblies for commercial and military/aerospace markets. Represented in a successful selling engagement. Sold for $10MM in 8/02. Wrote the offering memorandum, financial models, identified candidate buyers.
  • International Power Electronics Manufacturer, (Vienna, Austria) Fifty year old firm with over $40MM in sales. Products included power semiconductor packages, temperature sensors, electronic assemblies, and power electronic modules. Completed detailed industry study and competitive analysis in the area of Power Electronics packaging.
  • Telecommunications Power Amplifier Manufacturer, (Glenrock, PA) Manufacturer of microwave power amplifiers for CDMA, TDMA, & GSM wireless telecommunications and cellular telephone applications, with revenues of about $8MM. Represented the firm in a successful selling engagement. Wrote the Offering Memorandum and identified candidate buyers. Sold to a $1B public OEM telecom firm in September 1999 for over $13MM.
  • Wrote in depth business plans for 10 million gallon and 100 million gallon biodiesel facilities for two different entities. Assisted with development of management team and financing. Created financial book, presentation, and developed technology path. Have also completed business plans and pro-forma financial books for firms engaged in RFID, medical devices, biotechnology, industrial equipment, microelectronics, Internet, lasers & optics, and military & telecommunications equipment.
  • Have completed extensive due diligence reports on several acquisition target firms in the $15-30MM range, and prepared offering memorandums and developed acquisiton strategies for several firms.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Copper bonding expert for consulting on Direct Bond Copper to Alulminum Oxide.
  • Expert chemist for consulting on developing a household consumer product.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Biodiesel plant financial officer expert witness for consulting on analysis of biodiesel plant performance.
  • Expert in bio-diesel assessment to review full technical file from a potential bio-diesel supplier.
  • RFID expert for consulting on RFID litigation.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1998 to 1998   Vienna, Austria   International Power Electronics Manufacturer, (Vienna, Austria) Fifty year old firm with over $40MM in sales. Products included power semiconductor packages, temperature sensors, electronic assemblies, and power electronic modules. Completed detailed industry study and competitive analysis in the area of Power Electronics packaging. Developed new market penetration strategy for power circuit product line in North America.
1997 to 1997   United Kingdom   Completed exhaustive Due Diligence reports of acquisition target firms based in the UK for Brush Wellman Corp.
1988 to 1988   Korea   Developed and implemented technology off-set program between General Electric and Samsung regarding new semiconductor packaging technology.
1989 to 1996   Italy   Developed strong customer base and manufacturer's rep network in Italy. Acquired 4 key customers for semiconductor packaging business.
1990 to 1996   Germany   Developed strong customer base and manufacturer's rep network in Germany. Acquired 4 key customers for semiconductor packaging business.

Market Research:
He has contributed to new product development and bringing to market new innovations, products, and devices in microelectronics, medical equipment, telecommunications, optics and lasers, renewable energy, and healthcare.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

He has developed training courses in high-tech start-up and new venture establishment, and has taught entrepreneurship for the top ranked university Entrepreneurial Program in the US.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has extensive experience in operations, cost control, supply chain, manufacturing, new product & market development, and organizational development.

Other Skills and Services

He has written dozens of business plans and developed extremely sophisticated financial models and presentations. He has raised millions of dollars of capital for new ventures, and executed business plans, achieving results ontime and on or under budget. He has extensive experience with high-tech start-ups and new ventures. He is also extremely experienced in mergers and acquisitions and due diligence assessment.


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