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 Expert  725175

Expert in Synthetic Lubricant Business from Oleo and Petrochemical Sources, Marketing Strategies

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Ohio (OH)
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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The area of applied organic chemistry is very broad. He will specifically target the application of organic esters and oligomers of C8-C12 alphaolefins in the areas of synthetic and biodegradeable lubricants. He also offers an knowledge base and resource for lower cost alternatives for certain organic acid sources.

applied organic chemistry

He has expertise in taking business concepts in these areas of applied chemistry and evaluating them with the emphasis on building a business plan to commercialize the development into a viable business. he will look at competitive analysis of the industry, capability analysis of your business with a strong emphasis on the costs of entry into the marketplace and the resultant expectations of success and profit.

business development


strategic market planning


competitive intelligence

After a thorough analysis of the opportunity, he has the capability to set up and implement a mutually agreed upon strategic business plan. This plan would include a pro forma profit and loss statement, with specific steps necessary to achieve your goals.

business management


strategic planning

With either an established business or a new business, he is capable of outlining the needs for business success, determining the progress points and structure needed for making business decisions.

business operations

He is able to provide the proper setting so that your business and people can be judged by the criteria that counts. He has experience in analyzing the proper distribution scheme for the product within your company. He has vast experience selecting, organizing, training and assisting both direct or distributor avenues to market.

business process management


business analysis

A thorough of the marketplace that you are considering, and where you can fit with the investment you are considering and the manpower you have access to.

competitive analysis

His portfolio of product expertise includes - Industrial chemical product lines that encompass fatty acids, alcohols, esters and associated petrochemical sidestreams that are used in lubricants, additive systems, friction modifiers and metalworking fluids

industrial chemical

He is able to assist you with expansion of product lines and technical expertise to introduce new products and technologies.

market development

He has developed and introduced new products into the marketplace. What resources are really necessary? How much should it cost? What is a reasonable time line for success? This is where his long career in the area will add to your program


He is able to assist your marketing and research staff with the financial justifications for looking at research as a business within your business. Where should research dollars be spent? What products can and should be justified?

strategic research planning

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Indianapolis, Indiana;  Muncie, Indiana;  Anderson, Indiana;  Columbus, Ohio;  Cincinnati, Ohio;  Dayton, Ohio;  Springfield, Ohio;  Hamilton, Ohio;  Lexington, Kentucky;  and Louisville, Kentucky.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1963   B.S.   Biology/ Chemistry   College of the Holy Cross  
1982   Executive Program   Business Management   University of Cincinnati  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1999 to 2004


Cognis Corporation


Functional Products


Business Manager - Lubricant Chemicals


Management of the Lubricant Chemicals business, which includes oleochemicals, derivative products, and fatty acids to the lubricant chemical industry

1989 to 1999




Synthetic Lubricants


International Market Manager


Commercialization of Synthetic Gear and Transmission Lubricants for the Trucking Industry Worldwide

1977 to 1989


Quantum/Emery Chemicals


Synthetic Lubricants


Group Manager - Synlubes


Establishment of venture business in Synthetic Lubricants, including Esters, PAO and Compounded Lubricants

Career Accomplishments:

Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers, Society of Automotive Engineers

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He has participated in a Due Diligence study for a major international oleochemical acquisition
Recent Client Requests:
  • Lubricant additive expert for consulting on lubricant additives.
  • Synthetic lubricants expert for consulting on use of manufactured synthetic oil.
  • Expert in Finished Fluids Approvals.
  • Expert for consulting on Sulfosuccinate.
  • Oleochemicals expert for consulting on middle-range fatty acid market data.
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:
  • Motor oil expert for consulting on In anaylising bad oil.
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
1994 to 2000   Western Europe   Venture business study and setup of major European Equipment manufacturers for approval processes for synlubes

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
French   He is capable of reading of some documents

Market Research:
Thorough knowledge of use of Group 5 materials in manufacture of Synlube as well as their use in eco friendly lubricants

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:

Cold Weather Lubrication - STLE Paper, Using Group 5 basestock in Synlube markets - ILMA, Ester Presentations - ILMA, Distributor Training Seminars

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Industry Contacts in lubricant additive, oleochemical and ester manufacturers

Other Skills and Services

Development of a business and marketing plan for new lubricant product introductions


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