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 Expert  724445

Expert in Wood Preservation, Wood Decay, Wood Poles, Wood Failure, Wood Science; Insecticide, Bio-sciences


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Tennessee (TN)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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This expert is a Consulting Independent Wood Scientist in Wood Preservation from Memphis, Tennessee. Previously, he was Technical Manager of ISK Biosciences, Industrial Biocides Division in Memphis where his responsibilities included Product Chemistry, Patents, Research and Product Development, new products and existing product technical support and Regulatory Affairs. Prior to ISK, he was Vice-President, Sales and Marketing of Chapman Chemical Company of Memphis, TN and Wood Products Manager / Senior Chemist of Forshaw Chemicals, Inc. in Charlotte, NC.

He is a member of The Society of Wood Science and Technology, American Chemical Society-Cellulose Div., American Wood-Protection Association, American Society of Testing and Materials, The Canadian Wood Preservers' Association, The Forest Products Society, International Research Group on Wood Protection, Federation of Societies for Coating Technology, and Xi Sigma Pi - National Honor Society. He is the past Chair of the AWPA Treatment Subcommittee T-2 on Treatment of Lumber and Timber. He is a Past Chair of the AWPA Subcommittee P-3 on Organic and Organo-Metallic Wood Preservatives, including Creosote and Creosote Systems, and the Past Chair( 3 terms) of the Forest Products Society Treated Wood Technical Interest Group. He is the past AWPA Subcommittee P-6 Vice-Chair on Methods of Evaluation of Wood Preservatives and also the past Vice-Chair of the AWPA Subcommittee on Non-Pressure Treatment of Composites.

He is the author or co-author of over 155 technical publications in Wood Preservation and Biocides/pesticides. He has been involved in the wood preservation business for over three decades. He is the author of three separate chapters in two current books on Wood Preservation and the Co-Editor of the new book on Wood Preservation and Molds by the American Chemical Society. He has traveled extensively to all 50 US States and over 40 countries to date.

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agricultural chemical environmental effect

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agricultural chemical formulation

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biodegradability

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biodegradable material

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biodegradation

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market assessment

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market research

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material analysis

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millwork product

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paint microbiology

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pentachlorophenol environmental effect

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sapwood

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structural pest control

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wood decay

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wood degradation

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wood dimensional stabilization

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wood discoloration

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wood fire retardant

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wood impregnation

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wood mechanical property

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wood physical property

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wood failure


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Memphis, Tennessee;  Jackson, Tennessee;  and Jonesboro, Arkansas.

Often requested
with this expert:

Wood Deterioration/ Preservation; Wood-Inhabiting Fungi and...
Wood Science, Wood Technology, Wood Preservation, Wood...
Wood Products, Preservation and Recycling; Marketing and...
Fungal Degradation of Wood, Wood Preservation, Forest...

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1982   BS   Chemistry   North Carolina State University  
1982   BS   Wood Science   North Carolina State university  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1994 to 1998

 

ISK Biosciences

 

Industrial Biocides

 

Technical Manager- Wood Preservation

 

Managed R & D, Patents, Customer Support, Health/safety, EPA and Regulatory, Formulations Development, Commercial Implementation, Complaint Resolution and Investigation

1991 to 1994

 

ISK BIOTECH

 

Industrial Biocides

 

manager- Wood Preservation

 

Managed R & D, Patents, Customer Support, Health/safety, EPA and Regulatory, Formulations Development, Commercial Implementation

1989 to 1991

 

Chapman Chemical Company

 

Sales and Marketing

 

Vice President

 

Managed International and Domestic Sales Force and International and National Agents

1988 to 1989

 

Chapman Chemical Company

 

Sales and Marketing

 

National Sales Manager

 

Managed International and Domestic Sales Force and Agents

1984 to 1988

 

Wood Protection Products, Inc.

 


 

Wood Products Manager

 

Quality Control, Manufacturing, R & D, Sales/Marketing, Regulatory Affairs(EPA & OSHA, & NC Pesticides), Product Support and Testing, Instrumentation and Plant Start-Up

1979 to 1988

 

Forshaw Chemicals Company

 


 

Senior Scientist and Regulatory Affairs Mgr

 

Dual Roles for Forshaw and All 5 of their Subsidiary Companies, Including Wood Protection Products

1977 to 1979

 

Central Piedment Community College

 

Dept. of Chemistry

 

LP-3: Lab Instructor

 

Taught Lab portion and Lab Instruction for Organic Chem., Quantitative Anal., Textile Chem., Instrumental Analysis, Biochemistry for Nurse & Dental Professionals, Biochemistry 1501, 1502 and 1503, General Freshman Chemistry( 1504-1506)


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

American Chemical Society; Forest Products Society; American Wood Preservers' Assoc.; American Wood Pres. Institute; Western Wood Preservers Institute; Society of Wood Science & Technology; Federated Society of Coatings Technology; Canadian Wood Preservers Assoc.; Amer. Society of Testing and Materials

Professional Appointments

Shelby County- VP- Health and Welfare-Regional PTA; Technical Interest Group Chair-FPRS; AWPA Subcommittee P-6 Vice Chair; AWPA Subcommittee P-3 Chair; AWPA Subcommittee T-2 Chair; AWPA Subcommittee P-1 Vice Chair;

Awards/Recognition

AWPA Special Recognition Award; AWPA Subcommittee P-3 Special Recognition and Service Award


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He has over 145 technical Publications in Wood Science and Chemistry and is the co-editor of the new ACS Book on Wood Preservation


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He has recently altered the entire landscape of residential lumber use that is treated by wood preservation chemicals by getting these new systems listed in the Intnl Bldg Codes
  • He has recently been involved in the lawsuit that was the largest personal injury settlement in the State of Colorado
  • He has recently conducted studies on new wood preservatives , which after commercialization, have resulted in annual sales exceeding 500 million dollars (USD $).
Recent Client Requests:
  • Wood finish expert for consulting .
  • Fire expert needed to consult regarding the treating of wood pellets with coating to make them Fire retardant.
  • Expert in agriculture chemical formulator for sale for consulting on Biocide/preservative/agrochemicals formulator.
  • Expert in clay stabilizers in oil drilling and shale fracturing.
  • Expert for consulting on New Wood treatment
  • Expert for consulting on Timber Preservation.
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:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
This expert has been involved in over 25 lawsuits related to wood decay, insect attack, wood preservation and wood poles, at the Federal, Local and Govt areas
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Wood science expert for consulting on a case involving a slip and fall accident.
  • Wood expert needed for consulting regarding a Slip and Fall accident on a wood boardwalk.
  • Biology expert needed for consulting in slip and fall case.
  • Expert on wood preservatives for consulting on lumber treated with ACQ .25 vs. lumber treated wiht ACQ .40 for underground use.
  • Expert in Wood decay and deterioration.
  • Expert in wood furniture failure for consulting on a chair that failed.
  • Expert for consulting on wooden power pole condition and placement.
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
1988 to 1998   Asia   Involved with testing, researching ,marketing and selling of specialty chemicals, including wood preservatives
1988 to   S. America   Involved with testing, researching, marketing and selling of specialty chemicals, including wood preservatives
1989 to   Europe   Involved with testing, researching, marketing and selling of specialty chemicals, including wood preservatives
1989 to   Canada   Involved with testing, researching, marketing and selling of specialty chemicals, including wood preservatives and coatings

Market Research:
This expert would value his knowledge of current market situations in the wood preservation field as at least in the top 10 in the world. This expert has authored multiple chapters in Books on Wood Preservation and is the current Co-Editor on the new ACS Book on Wood Preservation

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:
Training/Seminars

This expert has been involved in Pesticide and Wood Preservation Training in over 22 States and has given testimony to Congress related to Pesticide Toxicity and Safety

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

This expert has sourced materials over the last 30 years which have resulted in over 600 million ($USD) savings and Industry shifts in manufacturing technologies

Other Skills and Services

This expert has over 145 Technical Publications in the Public Domain and has published over 200 reports on Bldg Products based on Wood used in the Construction Industry


 

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