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 Expert  726586

Expert in Specialty Gases Manufacture,transportation and use

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Pennsylvania (PA)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is a recognized expert within the Compressed Gas Industry with particular expertise in the production,storage and safe handling of the variety of Specialty Gases. Expert worked for Air Products and Chemicals for over 32 years. During that tenure He managed the construction and operation of the Hometown Specialty Gas plant as the Operations Manager.. This plant is one of the largest production units for the production of gaseous Fluorine in the U.S. . This plant electrolyzed HF to produce Fluorine that was then used to also make other products such as Sulfur Hexafluoride, Cylinder Fluorine, 20% Fluorine/Nitrogen mixtures, Nitrogen Trifluoride , CF4, ClF3, and others. The plant also produced High Pressure Gas mixtures for calibration purposes. In addition Expert managed six Field Specialty Gas plants focused on regional supply iof mixtures to the regional markets as well as four high pressure Helium plants- bringing in liquid Helium and compressing thatr into cylinders, tube trailers or dewars.





atmospheric gas




chlorine gas


compressed gas


corrosive gas


gas material


gas mixture standard preparation


gas product


high-pressure gas




hydrogen chloride


industrial gas


methane gas


noble gas


phosphine gas


rare gas


semiconductor process gas


silicon tetrahydride


specialty gas


toxic gas




sulfur hexafluoride

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  
1964   BS   Chemistry   St. Bonaventure University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2001 to




Specialty Gas


Director Specialty Gas and Equipment


Expert directed the design, marketing and Sales of High pressure tube trailers and ISO skids for the Transportation of High purity Gases- primarily to the Semiconductor Industry

1992 to 2001


Air Products and Chemicals




Global Distribution Mgr.


1988 to 1992


Air Products and Chemicals


Corporate Safety Dept


Sr. Technical Mgr. Specialty Gases


1984 to 1988


Air Products and Chemicals




Operations Mgr.


1967 to 1984


Air Products


Industrial Gas Division


Operations Mgr


Career Accomplishments:

Compressed Gas Association- Division Chair Industrial Gas Division, Chairman of Specialty Gas Committee - two terms - founder of the Electronic Gas Committee - Chairperson of that Committee

Professional Appointments

Chairman- Rush Township Planning Commission Chairman- Tamaqua Industrial Developement Enterprise President Tamaqua Lions Club


awarded the Charles H. Glasier award for contributions to Industy Safety - awarded by the CGA presented a Commendation by the House of Parliment- Britian- in the name of the Queen in recognition of the handling of an emergency response aboard the Asiafreighter vessel

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He consulted with a major electronics firm and the Gas company ( not Air Products) - to determine the unusual fire invoving a Nitrogen Trifluoride cylinder
  • He provided expert testimony in regard to the explosion of cylinders involving HCl and HF with specific emphasis on clean-up techniques
  • He has designed, estimated plants for the production of Anhydros Hydrogen Chloride both from the burning of Chlorine and Hydrogen as well as the production from Muriatric acid using the azeotrope.
  • He has designed trailers and ISO units for the supply of NF3,HCl, Silane, Nitrous Oxide.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Cylinder expert needed for consulting regarding loading and transport of 4BA 240 cylinders.
  • Compressed gas expert for consulting on Specialty gas.
  • Oil and gas expert for consulting on manufacturing and distribution product assesment.
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:
Expert has been trained by Air Products and Chemicals as a Lead Investigator on accident investigations. This included on site investigations, documentation and representing the company in any subsequent litigations. As an industry expert Expert has investigated several industry incidents and provided expert testimony in support of his findings.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for a litigation case dealing with excimer laser gas product.
  • Expert for consulting on CO2 death.
  • Expert for consulting on Natural gas explosion.
  • Gas cylinder expert for itigation case involving chlorine gas cylinders defect.
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
2007 to   India   Currently have partnership providing Specialy Gas products and services to Pune India Company.
1997 to 2000   China   APCI purcased a Specialty Gas Company- Baifen - in the Northern area. He was the Technical Manager to direct the safe opertation and training of the facility.
to   Korea   Have had extensive experiance with the KGSC approval process for the use of veesels in Korea.
1998 to   Taiwan   Lead Investigation team in support of Hydrogen cylinder explosion at an Air Products plant.

Market Research:
Expertise here is in theManufacture, transportation and use of the variety of Specialty Gases. Knowledge of the unique packages and DOT regulations is key. Having supplied personnel to work AT the Electronics sites provided unique insight into the customer needs. In the Safety area training as a Lead Accident investigator and preparedness for litigation. Have supported numeous major Industrial Gas companies on specialized accident reviews.

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:

Quality ( big Q ) - for 3300 personnel within the Industrial Gas Division- conducted this training nationwide - this included ALL levels within the Corporation. Pioneered /developed the CGA Specialty Gas Safety Seminar - this seminar is still being conducted on a bi-annual basis

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Have driven the Quality effort for Air Products- this involved the vendor survelliance system - bvendor audits and adhereance to the then ISO-9000 criteria.


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