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 Expert  725690

Expert in Industrial Mineral FiIlers, Coupling Agents, Silanes, and Treatment Technology, Nano Metalic Oxides

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New Jersey (NJ)
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is presently consulting for Gelest Corporation working to promote next generation silane chemistry as well as developing new business for their State Of The Art mineral treatment facility. Nanophase Technologies developinging next generation, out of the ordinary usage of various Nano Crystaline Materials and Southern Clay Products, Inc. Promoting their highly efficient thixotrope called Garamite in Adhesives, Caulks, Sealants and Coatings and nanoclays for plastics. Expert spent 17 years working for Evonik Corp. involved with silanes, precipitated and fumed silica and silicones and before that 5 years with Cyprus Industrial Minerals (now Rio Tinto / Luzenac) involved with chlorite, calcium carbonate, barytes, diatomaceous earth, talc, and various types of clays. He has a BS degree in Plant Science from Delaware Valley College and MS degree in Marketing from Drexel University.

Expert has a large base of knowledge and is experienced in:

New Product Development Coupling Agents Industrial Mineral Fillers Distributor Selection and Evaluation Public Speaking Sales Development

Expert offers clients access to over thirty five years of industry experience in developing uses and determining price levels for a wide range of materials. He also offers access to multiple sources of information and training for company personnel or distributors.


adhesion promoter


business development


business intelligence


competitive analysis


competitive benchmarking


competitive intelligence


coupling agent


fine chemical


fine chemical marketing


industrial chemical






new product assessment


new product development


new product development management


plastic product development


product development cycle time


product management


rapid product development

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York;  Yonkers, New York;  Newark, New Jersey;  Jersey City, New Jersey;  Paterson, New Jersey;  Elizabeth, New Jersey;  Trenton, New Jersey;  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;  Allentown, Pennsylvania;  and Baltimore, Maryland.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1974   Bachelor Of Science   Plant Science / Chemistry   Delaware Valley College   3.1 / 4.0
1984   Masters of Science   Marketing   Drexel University   3.6 / 4.0

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1991 to 2008


Evonik - Degussa Corporation


Inorganic Materials


Regional Sales Manager


He excelled in New Product Development and Market Development of Silicon based materials. This included precipitated silica, fumed silica, functional silanes, functional silicines, titanates, chlorosilanes and aluminates. Markets includes paints, adhesives, caulks , sealants, plastics, wire and cable, coatings, industrial fillers, fiber glass, ceramics, pharmaceutical, paper tires, ink, cosmetics, foundry resins construction and personal care. His knowledge of the markets and how to develop them separated him from the rest of the sales force.

1976 to 1991


Cyprus Industrial Minerals




Regional Sales Manager


He was involved with several classifications of minerals that were natural and surface treated were: Calcium Carbonate, Hard & Soft Rubber Clays, Ball Clays, Barytes, Chlorite, Diatomaceous Earth, Talc.

1976 to 1984


Rohm & Haas Company


Ag Chemicals


Marketing Manager & Senior Sales


One of the unusual areas of participation was in enzymes which was one of the first products sold by the Rohm & Haas Company for leather treatment. His duties took him to areas of wine and juice production, silver recovery, beer clarification, septic tank treatment products and many more. Also he was involved with surfactants, emulsifiers and dispersants. Lastly he was responsible for the sale as well as market development of miticides, herbicides, fungicides and insecticides. His last 3 years were involved with market development.

Career Accomplishments:

Society of Plastics Engineers - Polymer Additives and Modifiers Division Also Palisades Section ACS Rubber Division - Mid Atlantic, Connecticut and New England Chapters Federation of Societies of Coatings Technology Baltimore - New York - New England - Philadelphia Chapters.

Professional Appointments

He was the President Rubber Group of New York Chairman Polymer Modifiers and Additives Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers Winner of 2 Peabody awards. He was the Business Unit Top Performer - Degussa Corporation Corporate Top Performer - Huls America.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He is presently consulting for Gelest Corporation being very successful in developing prospects and customers for their mineral & pigment treatment facility specializing in nano, micro and macro particles. Also doing a 500 company study to determine if Gelest needs to get more involved with nanotechnology markets. Executive summary is in progress.
  • He worked with several clients on a part time basis using his background in silicon chemistry to identify lower cost producers.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in CaCO3 Sector.
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:
He can perform work in this area as it pertains to product performance of silanes or coupling agents for which he has a lot of experience, as well as in the area of mineral fillers.
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
1991 to 2008   Puerto Rico   He had spent 17 years learning and developing the Caribbean market for Huls/Degussa/Evonik. Both Industrial and Pharmaceutical markets were involved and sales were made and coordinated with the home offices located in Europe and United States.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Spanish   He has basic and primary skills in Spanish.

Market Research:
The chemical and industrial markets are changing with such volatile variables as rising energy prices and the flux in the value of currencies. His talents allow for a "view from the top of the mountain" approach allowing for determination of where the "low hanging fruit" is in the targeted market.

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:

He has given a course in silanes many times to distributors and is developing several other presentations on New Product Development, Contract Negotiation, Assessment of Customer Service, Recognition Programs and how to make them work.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

One of his expertise lies with distributor training and development. He is now consulting and offer seminars in customer classification, identification of strength and weaknesses of salesman and how to improve the skill base, awards and recognition. For manufacturers he offers an array of insights and training including contract evaluation, Non disclosure agreements, advertising options, Discussion of Biomaterial Access Assurance Act of 1998, Customer Service Evaluation, Web page evaluation, Value of Receptionist and some of the problems with automatic answering devices.

Other Skills and Services

His academic back ground and training is in Market Research and that knowledge has been on the shelf for a while but it is available. Primary and Secondary Market Research Data and how it is obtained may prove very helpful in New Product Development or Increase of Market Share.


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