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 Expert  726072

Expert in Specialty Chemicals and Plastics, Marketing and Business Intelligence and Strategy

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Texas (TX)
Education Work HistoryPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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EXPERT has extensive experience designing and conducting complex marketing research projects, and in incorporating research results into marketing and business strategies for major corporate industrial and products clients. For example: - He conducted research to determine market segmentation and priority, buying decision processes at all stages of the value chain, competitive dynamics, and product value and pricing strategy for a family of new building products, characteristics of competitive materials and processes. - He planned and conducted an extensive set of marketing research studies to identify applications and competitive materials to target with a new engineering polymer, including determining market segmentation and priority, buying decision processes at all stages of the value chain, competitive dynamics, and product value and pricing strategy. - Based upon field research, he devised technology licensing strategy, negotiated licenses, and developed marketing strategy for a decorative building material.

EXPERT has extensive experience conducting marketing research projects, managing market and business development programs, and developing marketing and business development strategies for: - chemicals and plastics producers - intermediate chemicals and polymers converters - professional and consumer end users His experience includes materials such as: - polyester intermediates, oligomers, and polymers (terephthalic acid and DMT, other organic acids and glycols) and unsaturated polyester resins; physical and chemcial recycle of polyesters - nylon intermediates and polymers (adipic acid, otehr organic acids, diamine) - polyurethane raw materials, ingredients and formulations (ester and ether polyols, PTMEG, isocyanates) - epoxies and epoxides - organic solvents and intermediate materials Conversion industries and processors, including: - coatings formulators - injection molding - film and sheet extrusion End user industries, for example: - building materials distribution, contractors, architects, designers - medical devices - consumer electronics - commercial and consumer housewares, sports bottles - infant care products including bottles - eyewear and ophthalmics - specialty decorative glazing products, security glazing - alternative energy - bio materials and bio fuels, biodegradable plastic - fossil fuels - clean coal, gasification

EXPERT developed and executed business strategies and market development programs for a spectrum of technology intensive business ventures, for example: 1. He led development of business plan and acquisition strategy leading to creation of subsidiary providing Business Processing Outsourcing services in the Health, Safety and Environmental area. 2. He led development of business plan for a new industrial chemical, and he led the global market development sales team.

The EXPERT was instrumental in planning and implementing key elements of client's Stage Gate process and in leading Stage Gate project teams.


business intelligence


competitive intelligence


information retrieval


market assessment


market research


chemical industry market research


competitive chemical production analysis


customer segmentation


market segmentation


market trend


plastics competitive analysis


value proposition


industrial chemistry


polymer chemistry


plastics business intelligence


chemical recovery


industrial chemical


business development


stage gate process


business strategy






chemical marketing


niche marketing


plastics business development


polymer marketing


strategic marketing


technical marketing

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Antonio, Texas;  Austin, Texas;  Waco, Texas;  Killeen, Texas;  College Station, Texas;  Bryan, Texas;  Round Rock, Texas;  and Temple, Texas.

Often requested
with this expert:

Chemical Process and Catalyst Technologies, Licensing, R&D,...
Medical Device Technology, Design and Manufacturing
Medical Devices, Biomaterials, Due Diligence, Business...
Agronomy, Regulated (GMO) & Regulated Crop/ Seed...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1975   MS   Chemical and Petroleum Engineering   Kansas University  
1972   BS   Chemical Engineering   Univ of Texas - Austin, TX  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2008 to







Marketing and business strategy consulting Recent experience includes building materials and green building designs; engineering polymers for housewares and infant care products, medical devices, ophthalmics and eyewear, home appliances; paint, coating and polymer intermediates; chemicals-from-coal; solar energy and alternative fuels; bio-materials and plastics recycling; flexible and rigid packaging materials and systems. Product and materials expertise includes: Polymers – Polyamides, polyesters, urethanes, olefin copolymers, vinyls, epoxies Chemicals – Specialty intermediates (alcohol, ester, carboxyl, oxirane, amine), Active Solvents, SynGas / Methanol derivatives

1996 to 2008


Eastman Chemical


Global marketing


Market Insight & Strategy Manager


Led and played pivotal roles in launching key market and business development initiatives; in building the Marketing Research team and Eastman's marketing capabilities; and in managing major consultant relationships, including: - Specialty chemicals - Specialty polymers - Business Process Outsourcing service provider

1975 to 1996




Polymer Inntermediates


Market Research Manager


Led reorganization of internal and market facing polyester recycling operations 1. Led reorganization of internal and market facing polyester recycling operations 2. Planned and executed marketing research, market development, and new business development programs supporting DuPont's Nylon and Polyester Intermediates unit 3. Led development of business and marketing strategy for a new coatings ingredients business unit

1972 to 1973







Marketing engineer - Custom molding shop

Publications and Patents Summary

US Patent on foam laminates, as well as a number of presentations and papers

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • PROBLEM: Client needed an actionable segmentation of the approx 75,000 home builders in the US, to guide introduction of new building product. SOLUTION: conducted a portfolio of marketing research projects: in-depth interviews with national, regional and local builders; focus groups; interviews with workers and managers at construction sites; telephone survey of building products dealers. Expert developed and presentated analysis and recommendations to corporate leaders and collaborated with business managers to create and execute market development strategy and plans.RESULT: Client incorporated Expert's recommended market development approach into the successful launch of the new product.
  • PROBLEM: Client's R&D had developed a new specialty polymer formulation but lacked insight about its potential applications "fits" and its value versus incumbent materials.SOLUTION: Expert designed and executed a series of anonymous internet based panel discussions among polymer and end user industry experts, identifying attractive end uses and strengths, weakness and potential value vs incumbent materials. Expert presented conclusions and recommendations regarding market development targets, priorities and programs to R&D and corporate leaders.RESULT: Client adopted Expert's recommendations and engaged the Expert to conduct detailed marketing research programs in high priority segments. Client successfully introduced dthe newpolymer formulation into multiple market segments.
  • PROBLEM: Client's R&D had developed a new process to make a significant industrial chemical, but Client lacked insight as to its value vs existing manufacturing processes. SOLUTION: Expert designed a business research program, and engaged and managed third party experts to analyze competitive process economics, raw material logistics, and downstream integration of current producers. Building on these results, Expert conducted additional research to assess each producer's competitive positioning and strategic intent. Expert provided assessment of the competitiveness of the new process technology to R&D and business leaders, including analysis and prioritization of potential partners and competitors.RESULT: Expert recommended commercialization targets and strategies, including technology licensing approaches not previously considered by Client. Client is in on-going licensing discussions.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in Market research and applications.
  • Expert for consulting on Marketing of BIO-based thermo plastic for blow molding.
  • Crash test safety simulations expert for consulting on crash simulation with automtive product.
  • Expert in the marketing of n-butanol and acetone products needed for consulting regarding understanding the markets for theses products.
  • Expert in air care.
  • Expert for consulting on Application Development for formulations with new solid isocyanate.
  • Expert for consulting on Syntactic foam market data.
  • Expert in Membranes for Life Science and Pharmaceutical Applications.
  • Textile Industry expert for consulting for a competitive analysis.
  • Expert in intota for consulting on Forming Relationships with Marketing.
  • Expert in concurrent manufacturing for consulting on Business Strategy.
  • Marketing expert for roofing for consulting on synthetic roofing underlayment.
  • Expert for consulting on Potential product for new market: gas detection for LNG industry.
  • Expert in Medtech Coatings.
  • Expert in Wound Care.
  • Us farm expert for consulting on Fertilizer Machinery imports.
  • Expert highly corrosive chemicals for consulting on corrosive material transport and production.
  • Expert needed for consulting on lamination of films into glazing.
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:
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
1984 to 1989   South America   Liaison with company subsidiaries and distributors in South America: - Marketing and sales training - Product training - Field market development in-region - Marketing research projects conducted in region

Market Research:
Deep, extensive experience in a broad spectrum of commodity and specialty chemicals (eg alcohols, esters, amides, isocyanates, epoxides, olefins, etc) and plastics (polyesters, polyamides, polyurethanes, epoxies, acrylics, etc), industries which consume and convert these products (injection molders, film converters, coating and adhesives formulators, polymer systems integrators, etc), and end user industries (automotive, building products, food/beverage packaging, consumer packaging, medical devices, electrical and electronics, etc).

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:

- Marketing and Market Research for Technical Employees - How to .... Marketing Research - Assessing and Addressing Risk in Stage Gate Projects - Business Insights for Stage Gate Projects

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Deep, extensive experience with all phases of business and managment consultant contracting: identification, assessment and selection, project scope development, contract negotiation and administration, project management. Developed consultant management system, and provided company-wide training in consultant management fundamentals.

Other Skills and Services

Marketing and business strategy development for new products and new markets. Effective, insightful linkage between consumer aesthetics and the client's technical community.


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