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 Expert  726307

Expert in Fabric Softener Formulations, Product Development, Manufacturing, Technical Issues, and Markets/Sales

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Ohio (OH)
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Over the past 20 years, Expert has applied his 3 decades of surface chemistry and surfactant background to the design and technical developments of biodegradable rinse cycle and dryer sheet fabric softener formulations for the global consumer and industrial marketplaces. He has worked (both as an employee for over 25 years and as an exclusive consultant for 4 years) with the largest global manufacturer of fabric softener concentrates (Quaternary Ammonium Compounds), which continues to lead in the development and manufacturing of these products for the softener industry. Expert has help clients with softener product improvements, improvements in product manufacturing and product formulation testing for rinse and dyer sheet softeners. Expert has help both large and small clients innovate new dryer sheet and rinse cycle fabric softener formulations including scale up from the lab to full plant operation. He has researched all major types of softeners, learning the keys to their formulations and being able to predict performance and attributes from each softener product type. He has worked with formulations at low and high viscosities, high and low solids formulations as well as clear translucent formulations. Expert has worked extensively with many of thelargest global softener manufacturers, designing and formulating with them the latest new products in the marketplaces. He not only knows the fabric softener market in North America but also understand and has worked throughout the world with many fabric softener formulators to provide expert advise and technology for the most up-to-date innovations in the industry.

In addition, Expert has a detailed knowledge of the global washing machine technologies, as well as fragrances, preservatives, dyes and fragrance carrier systems and their interactions with the softener actives so as to be able to improve product stability and softening performance. He also has a through knowledge of the global softener markets, the producers of the softener concentrates and well as the domestic and global formulators in the marketplace.


fabric softener






new product development


product formulation


product improvement


product manufacturing


product testing


surface chemistry


surfactant chemistry

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Columbus, Ohio;  Cincinnati, Ohio;  Akron, Ohio;  Dayton, Ohio;  Canton, Ohio;  Lorain, Ohio;  Springfield, Ohio;  Hamilton, Ohio;  Elyria, Ohio;  and Middletown, Ohio.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1979   Masters   Mining (Minerals Processing) Engineering   Penn State University  
1977   B.S.   Chemistry   Geneva College   Magna Cum Laude, Trustee Award, McCartney Award, Research Honors

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2005 to 2008


Consultant for Evonik


Global Fabric Softener Consultant


Consultant for Evonik Corp


He has been an exclusive expert fabric softener consultant for Evonik Corp until 2009. He has consulted with many clients concerning new fabric softener product development and fabric softener formulations worldwide. With over 18 years experience in this field, he is both known for his accomplishments and work in the this area and his technology that he has developed over the years. At which time he is a non-exclusive consultant in the fabric softener area.

1999 to 2005


Degussa Corp.


Textile Care Group


Sr. Technology Manager


He was responsible for managing and supervising research acitivities for research staff in the development of new advanced technologies in the area of detergents and fabric softeners. He was responsible for the innovation of new fabric softener technology and with working with both large and small customers on problems and answers to their needs in the marketplace.

1992 to 1999


Witco Corp.


Fabric Care Group


Senior Scientist


He designed and developed new novel technologies for biodegradable fabric softeners for the global marketplace. He worked with customers and solved product formulation problems which were causing difficulties in the marketplace.

1981 to 1999


Sherex Chemical Company


Mining Chemicals Group




He worked in the Mining Chemicals Dept. with the development of novel and improved products in the areas of coal, sulfides, potash and iron ore. He developed a totally new line of chemicals within Sherex for the coal area including coal flotation, freeze conditioning agents and dewatering aids. He also worked in the Amine and Quaternary Ammonium Salt chemistry areas where he synthesized new chemistries. He developed new prodcuts in the industrial car and home care product areas and scaled up product powdering from lab to large scale commercial equipment.

1979 to 1981


Battelle Memorial Institute


Materials Development Dept.




He worked in the development of new technology in the area of mineral processing especially relating to selective flocculation. He wrote proposal for new contracts and conducted a wide range of research endeavors in the mineral processing area.

Career Accomplishments:

American Oil Chemist's Society


American Oil Chemist's Rosen Award (2006) Witco Scientist of the year (1999) Sherex Patent Incentive Award (1987)

Publications and Patents Summary

He has over 12 publications and over 25 U.S. and World Patents

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He has been an exclusive consultant with the company he has worked with for 25 years (Evonik/Degussa/Witco/Sherex) from April 2005 to March 2009. Evonik has used him to serve as a global expert for their customers and travel and give seminars and techincal lectures on the theorical and practical issues of rinse and dryer sheet fabric softeners. He is now (as of April 2009) a non-exclusive consultant in this specific area of rinse and dryer sheet fabric softeners.
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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:
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1991 to 2007   Asia (including Australia, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, China, Japan and Thailand   He has traveled in all these many countries in Asia many times during the time period described providing technical and expert advise on fabric softener innovations and product formulations. He has worked in many labs all over the world with customers helping them with formulating rinse cycle softeners to meet their specific customer product needs. He has given seminars many times in these countries to educate them on the formulation and production of fabric softeners.

Market Research:
He is a global expert in the area of fabric softeners. Spending over 18 years in the field, he has both worked in the lab to developed new biodegradable fabric softener molecules, developed new, novel softener formulations and handle complex customer formulation issues as well as helping customers in their plants, scaling up softener formulations from assembling the equipment for formulation manufacturing through the final bottling process. With over 30 patents and receiving many awards for his work in the softener area (American Oil Chemists Rosen Award 2006)), Witco Corp. Scientist of the Year 1999, he is well known and respected for both is knowledge and innovation. He has traveled many times to Asia as a technical expert helping with formulations and innovations in the fabric softener area. He has knowledge of the global markets, the technologies being used and the players (strengths and weakness) in the marketplace.

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 presented in depth training seminars for clients in the area of fabric softener formulations (theory and practice).


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