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Expert in Renewable Energy, Biorefinery, BioEnergy, Tissue

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Virginia (VA)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Study and author in this field.Participated in design of cellulosic ethanol plants

alcohol fuel

Study and author in this field.

alternative fuel

Study and author in this field. Dave been used by DOE and USDA as an expert in this field

biomass fuel



Study and author in this field. Also President Flambeau River BioRefinery


In management at execuitive level for 30 years. Study and author in this field.

business management

Involved in sussessful analysis and reengineering strategy in a Fortune 500 Company. Study and author in this field.

corporate strategic planning


strategic planning

Involved in over 100 energy surveys. Was principle author of a Best Practise Guidebook. Authored numerous articles.

energy-efficient pulp processing

Responsible for purchase of 7 new paper machines and all auxillary equipment

paper equipment



Same as paper equipment above.

paper mill machinery

Study and author in this field. Also have several patents

papermachine clothing

Study and author in these fields.

pulp processing


pulp-and-paper processing water reuse


paper industry


paper drying

Taught TAPPI courses in this area for 20 years. Study and author in this field.

wet-end paper operation

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Virginia Beach, Virginia;  Norfolk, Virginia;  Chesapeake, Virginia;  Richmond, Virginia;  Newport News, Virginia;  Hampton, Virginia;  Alexandria, Virginia;  Portsmouth, Virginia;  Lynchburg, Virginia;  and Suffolk, Virginia.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1964   BS   Physics and Engineering   RPI and U of Maryland  
1964   Physics   Fluid Mechanics   RPI and U of Maryland  
1973   Graduate Studies   Marketing   U of Tennessee  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1997 to 2004


Georgia Pacific




Director PULP and Paper Engineering


He was involved in cross-functional teams recommending pulp and paper strategies. Integrated technical needs into business plans. Responsible for process design for 14 major mills. Led the design team for the world's widest tissue machine, black liquor gasifier and lead the specification team for GP's North American TAD machines. Served as GP's Chief Technology Officer for Agenda 2020 Program at AF&PA.

1996 to 1997


Cheasapeake Corp




VP Manufacturing Technology


He was responsible for advising the Corporate Executive Committee on all technical matters. Identified manufacturing technologies that had savings potential of $60 million per year and served on cross-functional implementation teams, including an enterprise-wide project management system.

1985 to 1996


James River Corp




V. P. Engineering and Process Technology


He built a coordinated and respected engineering group from diverse divisions of American Can and Crown Zellerbach by developing a Total Quality Capital Project Management System and training over 600 mill and corporate employees. This won a corporate “Gold Key Award”. Virtually eliminated overruns and late projects while completing 2 CRU's and 3 paper machines. In 1985 and 1986, personally recruited an environmental director and built a value-added function. Both the Engineering and Environmental groups were benchmarked as among the best in the industry.

1983 to 1985


Jaakko Poyry






He was responsible for planning and establishment of a joint venture consulting engineering company. Technology was transferred from the parent companies JAKKO POYRY OY of Helsinki, Finland and BE&K Engineering in Birmingham, Alabama. Completed 100+ successful studies optimizing pulp and paper mill operations.

1964 to 1983


Huyck Corp.




Various including VP and General Manager


Vice President & Director of Research (1978-1981) -- Huyck Research Center, Rensselaer, NY Coordinated paper machine equipment and clothing research and development activities of worldwide operating divisions and managed activities of a central research center. Member, New Business Committee.

Vice President & General Manager (1975-1978) -- HUYTECH SYSTEMS DIVISION, Wake Forest, NC. Founded a successful paper mill optimization consulting engineering group, examined operating procedures of over 50 paper mills and devised programs with production increases of up to 15%.

Vice President & General Manager (1973-1975) -- HUYCK FORMEX DIVISION, Greeneville, TN P&L responsibility for over 500 employees in three plant locations. Also held the following positions: Marketing Manager 1971-1973 Manager, Product Development 1969-1971 Manager, Technical Sales & Service 1968-1969 Group Leader 1966-1968 Development Engineer 1964-1966

Career Accomplishments:

Paper Industry Management Association (PIMA) Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry(TAPPI)

Professional Appointments

PIMA Board PIMA President Richmond Math and Science Center Board Chair TAPPI Paper and Board Division President MECA (neighboorhood association)


TAPPI Fellow Glen T Renegar PIMA Award PIMA and CPBIS Management Excellence Award

Publications and Patents Summary

He has over 100 articles and 125 presentations. Technical Editor Volume 7 TAPPI Papermaking Series Co-author Best Practices Energy Guidebook

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Paper Age  
 - Pulp and Paper  
 - Paper 360 January 2008  
 - Paper 360, June/July 2008  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2006 to 2006   DOE   Industrial Peer Reviewer   He was hired as a Forest Products peer reviewer to provide expert technical and financial analysis of ~24 DOE funded research projects
2007 to 2007   USDA   Assistant   Assisted the Director, Forest Products Laboratory to gain industry input for the 2007 Farm Bill

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He has helped the Wisconsin Focus on Energy Program achieve significant energy savings in the pulp and paper industry. He was the primary author of the Pulp and Paper Energy Best Practices Guidebook.
  • He has helped the Center for Technology Transfer(now called Clean Tech Partners) identify emerging technologies that are ready for deployment and helped identify clients who will deploy them.
  • He was one of the founding members of the Biorefinery Deployment Collaborative whose mission is to build public and private institutional readiness to participate in the US bio-economy. The focus of this group is deployment. As a consultant to this group he researched areas of interest to members and perpared white papers. Several of them were later partly converted to the articles previously mentioned.
  • As a consultant to a large pulp and paper company he helped them understand the opportunities and technologies that were ready for deployment. This company is now in the biorefinery business.
  • As a consultant to a small pulp and paper company he helped them understand the opportunities and technologies that were ready for deployment. This company has now developed a project with a high ROI which is in the financing stage.
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
He was a key resource in patent trials between Huyck Corp and Albany International.
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1983 to 1985   Finland, Sweden and Northern Europe   As a key employee of Jaakko Poyry he had access to the vast data base and participated in many successful consulting assignments. More importantly he made lasting contacts.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
German   Studied in collaeg and was proficient in the 1960's but the skill lapsed due to low use.

Market Research:
He was Director of Marketing for Huyck Corp and took graduate marketing courses at Columbia and U of Tennessee

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:

For over 10 years he taught numerous seminars for the Technical Association for Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI)

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

His major purchases include 7 papermachines, numerous boilers, and pulp mill equipment

Other Skills and Services

He retired from GP and formed a consulting practice in business and deployment strategy for the forest products & allied industries. Areas of specialty include energy and biorefineries. Also servs on 3 business boards/advisory boards and 3 non profit boards.


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