Intellex Acquires Expert by Big Village

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Expert Details

Chemicals, Industrial Chemicals, Household Chemicals, Hazardous Materials, Aerosols, Paint, Coatings, Labels and Warnings, Chemical Exposure, and Chemical Accidents

ID: 726108 Illinois, USA

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Chemical expert who specializes in household chemical products, industrial chemicals, chemical exposure, chemical accidents, paint and coatings, aerosols, labels and warnings, laboratory testing & analysis.

Consulting in chemical area multiple times.

He is an experienced expert witness, and has testified or written reports of opinion in cases involving chemical exposure, chemical accidents, household chemical products, industrial chemicals, hazardous materials, aerosols, labels & warnings, and laboratory testing & analysis. These have been for product liability, premises liability, wrongful death cases, as well as for patent infringement cases, and for paint & coatings failure analysis.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1970 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Organic Chemistry Institution: Loyola University of Chicago
Year: 1967 Degree: M.S. Subject: Organic Chemistry Institution: University of Minnesota
Year: 1965 Degree: B.S. Subject: Chemistry Institution: University of Illinois

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1999 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Chemical Expert Witness Department: Expert Witness
Chemical Expert Witness; and Consultant regarding paint and coatings.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1997 to 1999 Employer: Roman Adhesives, Inc. Title: Vice President of Research and Development Department: Technical Department
Chief Technical Officer for R&D, Quality Assurance, Technical Service, and Marketing of Technology.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1995 to 1997 Employer: Paint Research Associates Title: Executive Director Department: Executive Director
Director of R&D, Analytical Services, Product Testing Services, and marketing for new members. Full profit and loss responsibility for $1-2 million dollar operation.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1994 to 1995 Employer: Paint and Coatings Consultant Title: Northwestern University Department: Research
Brought in outside contract research to the Industrial Research Laboratory at Northwestern.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1976 to 1994 Employer: Rust-Oleum Corporation Title: Technical Director and Chief Technical Officer Department: Corporate Technical Director
Chief Technical Officer, responsible for R&D, Quality Assurance, Technical Services, Process Engineering, Regulatory Affairs, etc. Previously was Manager of Manufacturing Technical Support, Manager of Coatings R&D, Group Leader of Resin Development. Director of R&D and Director of Corporate Quality Assurance.

Products included Industrial coatings, paints for consumers, aerosol paints.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1971 to 1976 Employer: Continental Can Company Title: Senior Scientist Department: Senior Scientist
Research Scientist in Materials Development Laboratory, developing UV curable coatings.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has numerous patents and technical articles that are published.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has 13 years' experience as an expert witness. He has worked for both defense and plaintiff attorneys, and he specializes in chemical accidents, chemical exposure, household chemical products, industrial chemicals, paint and coatings, aerosols, labels and warnings, and laboratory testing and analysis.
Vendor Selection
Expert works with suppliers to the paint and coatings industry. He has 25 years' personal experience qualifying vendors.
Marketing Experience
Paint and Coatings. Technology, marketing, competitive landscape, trends, etc.
Other Relevant Experience
Excellent translater of technical jargon into easy-to-understand language.

Fields of Expertise

acrylate coating material, acrylic compound, acrylic lacquer, acrylic resin, alkyd coating, anti-corrosive coating material, antislip paint, architectural coating material, architectural painting, coating property, coating system, coating technology, decorative painting, drying oil, enamel, exterior paint, high-performance paint, high-solids organic coating material, industrial maintenance paint, industrial maintenance painting, latex paint, maintenance painting, organotin antifouling paint, paint, paint adhesion, paint aging, paint binder, paint chemistry, paint degradation, paint failure, paint failure analysis, paint film weathering, paint formulation, paint industry, paint manufacturing, paint primer, paint raw material, paint technology, paint testing, paint vehicle, painting, painting system, spray paint, spray painting, urethane paint, water-based paint, commercial paint, paint weather testing, paint applicator, thixotropic paint, painting specification, shop painting, painting pretreatment, industrial finishing, field painting, paint stripper, accelerated weathering, cleaning product, rubber-based paint, paint selection, prepainted steel, prepainted metal, chemical label, epoxy paint, painting facility, paint additive, coefficient of friction, paint mixing, paint specification, paint rheology, adhesion science, acrylic paint, laboratory safety, plastic painting, polyester paint, paint stripping compound, chemical-resistant coating material, paint stability, advanced material, label, paint removal, corrosion, product liability, powder paint, consumer product, printed warning label, toxic chemical safety code, soybean oil, product safety, linseed oil, paint light stabilization, chemical safety

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