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 Expert  729747

Expert in New Product Development, Project Portfolio Analysis, DOE, SPC, MVA, Process Optimization

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Ohio (OH)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has more than 20 years of industrial experience in new product development working for some of the largest corporations in the world. He led the technical initiative and coordinated mill production, marketing, and technical team resources in launching an industry award-winning new office product in 2004. His knowledge of the stage gate process, developed over half his career, coupled with advanced analytical skills drove a dedication to developing a unique and pragmatic method of project portfolio analysis.

new product development


portfolio analysis


principal components analysis


stage gate process


evolutionary operation


process capability study


process optimization


simplex method


statistical process control

Expert knowledge through hands-on application of statistical methods from the very beginning of his career, Expert has honed this skill set to coach and mentor clients on two continents.

design of experiments


statistical design of experiments


mixture experiment

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Indianapolis, Indiana;  Muncie, Indiana;  Anderson, Indiana;  Columbus, Ohio;  Cincinnati, Ohio;  Dayton, Ohio;  Springfield, Ohio;  Hamilton, Ohio;  Lexington, Kentucky;  and Louisville, Kentucky.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1988   PhD   Chemistry   North Dakota State University  
1982   BS   Chemistry   University of Illinois  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

2009 to






He is responsible for managing day-to-day operations of the business, serving clients, and business development.

1995 to 2009


International Paper


Product Development Coordinator


He was responsible for new product development for the Hammermill brand of office papers, mill technical support, and project management.

1992 to 1995


Lonza, Inc.


Development Chemist/R & D Scientist


He was responsible for new process development of acetoacetate and arylide diketene derivatives, and scaling up to successful production.

1988 to 1991


GE Neutron Devices


Sr. Development Chemist


Responsible for development of polymer processing of electronics encapsulation materials such as epoxy resins and polyurethanes.

1982 to 1983


Desoto, Inc.


Project Chemist II


He was assigned project responsibilities to develop cathodic electro-coat finishes for use in the appliance market.

Career Accomplishments:




Publications and Patents Summary

Patent: Multi-layer resin/paper laminate structure containing at least a polymer/nanoclay composite layer and packaging materials made thereof.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He has helped a start-up company design and build a functional prototype product to demonstrate to potential investors.
  • He managed the product development project for a self-funded start-up company to develop a novel health and beauty product for men.
  • He consulted with a specialty label manufacturer to help identify root causes for excessive curl in the finished product.
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Expert Witness:
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2010 to 2011   Brazil   He assisted a major manufacturer in establishing the proper statistical process control (SPC) technique to monitor the stability of a drilling process.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Italian   Though not a professional translator, he is proficient in the language and has spent time abroad speaking the language.

Additional Skills and Services:

Trained laboratory and paper mill personnel at International Paper in the use of inferential statistics and statistical process control.

Trained entry level engineers in polymer science as part of GE's ”Edison Engineering Program.”

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He worked with a local engineering firm to lead the re-engineering and fabrication effort for a proprietary instrument to characterize paper curl, saving in excess of $200,000 per year in reject product waste and customer complaints.

Other Skills and Services

He provides data-driven analytics in support of client efforts to improve sustainability and selection of the right projects for limited resources.


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