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 Expert  725202

Expert in Nanotechnology Regulatory, Environmental, Health, and Safety Issues


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Virginia (VA)
USA
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Expert has applied his chemical engineering education to the field of nanotechnology by providing regulatory compliance assistance to companies manufacturing and using nanoscale materials. His knowledge and experience with Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) have benefited many companies through his regulatory knowledge and experience with regulatory officials at the Environmental Protection Agency. Companies manufacturing new chemical substances and antimicrobial agents have benefited greatly from his expertise.

His industrial and regulatory experience has also allowed him to assist companies from a wide variety of industrial sectors by providing strategic planning guidance to allow companies to take advantage of business opportunities created by nanotechnology products. Specific examples of these industrial sectors include chemicals, packaging, food, cleaning products, and environmental services.

Expert's experience in bringing industry together on common issues has resulted in the formation of two industry groups addressing the regulatory and environmental, health and safety (EHS) aspects of nanotechnology. He is currently Executive Director of the SOCMA Nanotechnology SME Coalition and he was instrumental in the formation of the American Chemistry Council Nanotechnology Panel.

Sharing this knowledge and expertise through workshops and training programs, Expert has conducted public workshops and private training sessions to individual companies providing the latest information on regulatory activities, occupational safety advancements and nanotechnology application developments. His most recent workshop, Nanotechnology: The Future of Regulatory Policy (http://www.nanoregnews.com/workshop_080320.php), brought together leading scientists and government officials to highlight the direction of regulatory policy in the United States. Through conference presentations, commissioned speeches to private industry groups and workshops on the regulatory aspects of nanotechnology, John, founder of Expert's Firm, has become a recognized international expert and demand for his insight on nanotechnology regulatory issues continues to grow.

In addition to providing professional services to nanotechnology companies and trade groups, He is the publisher of a subscription newsletter providing current information on government regulations and environmental health and safety issues related to the development, production and use of nanoscale materials. Publication of the Expert's Firm Report requires a weekly review and analysis of nearly one thousand peer-reviewed journal articles on nanotechnology applications, research and related regulatory, policy, worker safety, environmental and human health issues. He gathers information on new applications of nanoscale materials, new material developments and trends in nanotechnology. He also gathers information by attending national and international nanotechnology conferences and symposia and through interviews with founders of nanotechnology start-ups, scientific experts, government officials, trade associations and nanotechnology investors.

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corporate strategic planning

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nanotechnology

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advanced material

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advanced material processing

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advanced material technology

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competitive benchmarking

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competitive intelligence

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nanomaterial


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Richmond, Virginia;  Alexandria, Virginia;  Roanoke, Virginia;  Lynchburg, Virginia;  Frederick, Maryland;  Gaithersburg, Maryland;  and Bowie, Maryland.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1973   BS   Chemical Engineering   Lowell Technological Institute (now UMass Lowell)  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

2005 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

President

 

He is responsible for the management and growth of Expert's Firm, Inc. In addition to managing all operations, he is the primary consultant to clients on all nanotechnology regulatory, environmental, and health issues.

1999 to 2005

 

American Chemistry Council

 

Director

 

He created and managed the American Chemistry Council's Nanotechnology Panel which was the chemical industry's first organized attempt to address scientific and regulatory issues related to nanoscale materials.

1991 to 1999

 

Loafin' Around

 

President, Owner

 

He created and operated a wholesale bakery specializing in organic sourdough breads with nationwide distribution.

1989 to 1992

 

Montgomery Watson

 

Vice President, Program Director

 

He was responsible for the development, operation and growth of the Hazardous Waste Services Program for a global environmental consulting firm. He managed technical professionals performing hazardous waste investigations at Department of Defense (DOD) and other federal facilities nationwide. Major activities centered on conducting preliminary assessments, remedial investigations, feasibility studies, risk assessments, remedial design and remedial construction.

1988 to 1989

 

Earth Technology Corporation

 

Managing Senior Engineer

 

He was a Project Manager for a variety of environmental projects involving evaluation and assessment of environmental regulations for Department of Defense and private industry.

1986 to 1987

 

Geoscience Consultants Limited

 

Eastern Region Manager

 

He was responsible for the development, operation and growth of the hazardous waste services programs for a professional services firm.

1979 to 1986

 

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission

 

Code Enforcement Section Head

 

He developed and administered an industrial pretreatment regulatory program for a one of the nation's largest public water and sewer agencies. Managed a staff of 35 regulatory compliance professionals.

1978 to 1979

 

Centec Corporation

 

Senior Projects Engineer

 

He was a Project Manager for a variety of environmental projects involving evaluation and assessment of environmental regulations for the Environmental Protection Agency and private industry.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Publisher of the Expert's Firm Report


Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1986 to 1992   Department of Defense   Project Manager   Major activities centered on conducting preliminary assessments, remedial investigations, feasibility studies, risk assessments, remedial design and remedial construction.
1986 to 1992   Environmental Protection Agency   Project/Program Manager   He was responsible for all project planning activities, site investigations, selection of remediation alternatives, schedule, and budget for multi-million dollar projects for the U.S. EPA on multiple National Priority Listing sites. His environmental experience also includes conducting RCRA Facility Assessments at industrial and DOD facilities to evaluate hazardous waste management unit design and operation.
1979 to 1986   Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission   Code Enforcement Section Head   He was responsible for enforcement of all environmental regulations related to industrial waste discharges to the sanitary sewer.

Consulting Services:
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Expert Witness:
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.

Market Research:
As a national leader in the effort to engage industry in nanotechnology environmental, health and safety (EHS) issues, Expert is recognized by Lux Research as a key player in the nanotechnology EHS debate and has been identified as an industry expert in its highly influential research reports.

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

He is responsible for the development of seminars, conferences, and training for nanotechnology professionals. The most recent is "Nanotechnology: The Future of EHS Regulatory Policy." This one-day session featured leaders in public policy who shared their views on the future of corporate and regulatory governance related to developing an environmental, health and safety framework for the nanotechnology products of the future.

Other Skills and Services

He is currently Executive Director of the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association Nanotechnology SME Coalition. As Director of the Coalition, an open dialogue has been established with policymakers at the Environmental Protection Agency, Food and Drug Administration and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the Coalition now enjoys a position as a key component in standard-setting discussions.


 

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