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 Expert  725377

Expert in Durable Applications for Nonwovens, Quality Management Systems, New Business Development Systems

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

North Carolina (NC)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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Has been responsible for global new business development for a leading international nonwoven manufacturer. Has lectured on the Stage Gate process of New Business Development at nonwoven association training course.

Responsible for strategic planning for the North American Operations of the world's leading nonwoven producer. Also coordinated consolidation of regional strategies into a global strategy.

Has been a certified ISO9000, QS9000, and TS 16949 internal auditor.

Team leader for interlay audit team during implementation of ISO 9000.

Responsible for internal auditing against ISO standards.

Implemented and led team that applied for and was awarded credit by the state of North Carolina for implementation of Malcom Baldridge quality award criteria.

Extensive experience in New Product development related to nonwoven products for durable applications.

More than thirty years' experience in nonwoven manufacturing. Global technology scout for leading global manufacturer.


business development


new product development management


nonwoven fabric


nonwoven polyester mat


stage gate process


corporate strategic planning


ISO 9000 auditing


QS-9000 quality system requirements


ISO 9000 series quality system standard


ISO 9004


Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award requirement


new product development


rapid product development


nonwoven fabric technology


nonwoven fabric manufacturing

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Raleigh, North Carolina;  Greensboro, North Carolina;  Durham, North Carolina;  Winston Salem, North Carolina;  Fayetteville, North Carolina;  Cary, North Carolina;  High Point, North Carolina;  Greenville, North Carolina;  Concord, North Carolina;  and Lynchburg, Virginia.

Often requested
with this expert:

Process/ Materials Development and Optimization in the...
Nonwovens, Airlaid Nonwovens and Markets
Textile Fibers
Processing of Fibers, Yarns

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1967   BS   Chemistry   John Carroll University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1988 to 2007






Global Marketing Manager


Starting in new business development for construction products, moved to VP Sales & Marketing, N Amer VP & General Manager, Global Marketing Manager (which included global responsibility for new technology scouting).

1978 to 1988


Scott Paper Co.


Nonwoven Products


Marketing, Strategic Planning


Responsibilities included, Division Quality Manager, European Sales & Marketing, Export Sales & Marketing, and Nonwoven Group Strategic Planning

1972 to 1978


West Point Pepperell


Lantuck Nonwovens


Technical Manger


Was responsible for all Lantuck nonwoven developments, quality management and technical service. Also part of international team through affiliation with Lantor (UK nonwoven company owned 50% by West Point Pepperell) and Firet (Netherlands nonwoven company 75% owned by Lantor).

1967 to 1972


BF Goodrich




Technical Manager, Aztran Poromerics


Starting as an R&D Chemist working on breathable urethane coated nonwovens or "artificial leather", moved on to become the project Technical Manager.

Career Accomplishments:


Publications and Patents Summary

Several articles in trade journals and frequent speaker at nonwoven association events.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - MobileTex  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Engaged by a leading global nonwovens producer to develop new products and business in construction products, he put together a joint development agreement with a global distributor of such products and is supervising ongoing projects under this agreement.
  • Engaged by a leading, fortune 100, company to assess the possibilities of their new nonwoven technology outside areas of their core competency, advised said company regarding durable applications with a recommendation as to where to focus resources.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in Cleaner production project in the textile industry.
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2005 to 2007   China & Europe   Global Marketing Manager; established global customer relationship management database accessible by all affiliates and instituted a global new business development protocol and supporting database to coordinate developments in Europe, Asia, and North America.
1981 to 1984   Europe   Marketing Manager for Scot Nonwovens' diaper coverstock operations in Germany. Developed customer base, from scratch, in Germany, France, Italy, and Spain.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
German   Good "survival German", can get around OK and can read with some proficiency but cannot engage in a lengthy conversation.

Market Research:
Extensive experience in gathering data and forecasting trends for nonwoven fabrics used in automotive and modular carpets, and construction products for weather and water proofing.

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:

Developed and delivered training courses in Stage-Gate method of new business development management, Statistical Process Control, Global Customer Relationship Management

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Extensive experience in developing off-shore sources of nonwoven fabrics. Source development included identification, qualification and implementation of quality management systems.

Other Skills and Services

Have implemented New Business Development processes to qualify and track new business projects for effective use of resources and to shorten time to market.


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