Intellex Acquires Expert by Big Village

We're thrilled to announce that Intellex has acquired Expert by Big Village, effective March 22, 2024. This strategic move enhances our capabilities and strengthens our commitment to delivering exceptional solutions to our customers.

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Expert Details

InkJet, Inks, Packaging, Graphic Arts, Raw Materials, Printing Processes, Packaging for Food, Printing Problems, Problems with Packaging, Synthesis, Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Dispersion

ID: 739276 New Hampshire, USA

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Expert has been active in inks and coatings, advanced materials, and medicinal chemistry for over 25 years. His lab develops novel chemistries and invents products people touch every day. Expert also specializes in formulation, synthesis, separation, and identification of natural products, medical device testing, expert witness, and environmental testing. Previously, as Director at EFI, Expert led a world-class team to develop and commercialize printers and inkjet inks to fuel the shift from analog to digital manufacturing.

Before EFI, Expert was Vice President at Chromatic Technologies. He was responsible for the product roadmap, stage gate, project management, and intellectual property. In addition to a formulation team, he ran a synthetic team specialized in the design and complex purification of microencapsulated materials, leuco dye synthesis, and photochromic and thermochromic materials. To develop and produce new products, he worked closely with key clients worldwide (CPG and government agencies), Operations, and global CMOs. Product categories include plastic masterbatch, paste inks for lithographic dry and wet offset, textile inks, writing instruments, gravure and flexographic inks for packaging in water-based, heat set, solvent, and radiation curable markets.

Before CTI, Expert led product development and the international expansion for Quad Graphics to build a European inks and coating manufacturing plant in Warsaw, Poland. His team developed inks and coatings for the world's most productive analog and digital printers. Responsibilities included developing and producing pigment dispersions, heat set offset, sheetfed inks, solvent-based inkjet, water-based inkjet inks, UV/LED/radiation curable inkjet inks, adhesives, coatings and conductive materials for printed electronics in North and South America and Europe.

Expert has a Doctorate in organic chemistry, an MS, and a dual BS. He is an adjunct faculty member, Key Executives graduate of Harvard Business School, and actively consults.

Areas of Expertise: Printing Ink, Ink, Ink Jets, Packaging, Graphic Arts, Raw Materials, Printing Processes, End Uses, Packaging for Food, Printing and Packaging Problems, Reducing Cost, Synthesis- Chemistry work, Analytical Chemistry, Ink Manufacturing, etc.

Major Project Achievements:
1. Formulated and scaled operation for the production of web offset fountain solution.
2. Formulated pilot process for pigment dispersion by “Flush” process.
3. Formulated spine and pocket water-based adhesives for custom web production.
4. Formulated book binding hot melt adhesives for perfect bound magazine and book assembly operation.
5. Formulated remoistenable water-based adhesives for envelope and orderform printing/converting operation.
6. Formulated solvent-based inkjet inks for continuous inkjet. Bitjet & JetArray systems.
7. Formulated a nicotine delivery formulation and device for a startup company.
8. Synthesized diacetylene compounds for Smart Packaging with color activation by UV laser excitation.
9. Formulated ‘Smart Coatings’ for marking/ activation by CO2 laser excitation.
10. Formulated water-based inkjet ink for high speed drop on demand roll to roll Screen Press.
11. Designed, installed, and start-up of ink plant to produce heatset web and sheetfed Quad/Winkowski, Poland.
12. Formulated water-based inkjet ink for continuous inkjet applications. Kodak Equipment.
13. Designed and setup of explosion-proof solvent-based inkjet operation.
14. Founding member of an innovation council. Championed the team that prepared an award-winning business plan. (undisclosed) reviewed the plan, and an execution team was selected to implement the plan. A president and vice president have been hired who specializes in business development. In 2011, the company launched an aggressive nationwide expansion plan and planned to open seven more clinics and has interest from Toyota and Walt Disney.
15. Formulated UV inkjet ink formulations for drop-on-demand.
16. Designed a batch process for specialty pigment production.
17. Formulated solvent-based flexographic inks for film.
18. Formulated water-based flexographic inks for label and film.
19. Formulated energy blend concentrate for a startup company.
20. Designed and executed erection of a synthetic laboratory for CTI.
21. Formulated, produced, and sold covert (security) ink formulation for machine-readable applications to foreign customers.
22. Reduced microencapsulation batch process time by 75% by implementing new innovative processes.
23. Designed and qualified a Novar ink for steel can spindle printing with Rexam, Spain.
24. Designed and qualified a specialty end printing ink with Rexam, Germany.
25. Qualified a Chinese manufacturing partner to produce specialty pens & markers, Hanzhou, China.
26. Led synthetic effort to successfully deliver novel leuco dyes with enhanced thermal and UV stability.
27. Led team to deliver microencapsulation process with enhanced chemical and thermal resistance.
28. Formulated water-based flexographic inks to replace solvent-based for specialty pigment compatibility.
29. Delivered a commercial thermochromic coil coating product and manufacturing process with Golden Aluminum, USA.
30. Delivered a polyester wet offset ink for specialty food closures with Fabricas Monterrey, Mexico.
31. Formulated a wet offset UV curable ink for Silgan White Cap, USA.
32. Led application team to deliver a commercial manufacturing program for microcapsule production with D50 < 1μm.
33. Developed high-speed metal decoration inks with reduced misting, enhanced color, and improved rub resistance.
34. Managed execution of new consumer product production with outsourcing partners in China.
35. Formulated commercial UV screen inks and finished goods for major US consumer products company.
36. Prepared photochromic pigment systems with vastly improved thermal and UV stability.
37. Consulted to a nutraceutical company on formulation, manufacture, and packaging of a vitamin and appetite suppressant protein shake product.
38. Established a chemistry internship program with a university chemistry department and technology company.
39. Formulated first LED curable inkset for adhesion to polypropylene and acrylic without the need for primers.
40. Developed a novel black pigment from renewable resources.
41. Developed jetable clear coatings for wideformat printing.
42. Designed and constructed a world-class Inkjet Development Center of Excellence in Manchester, NH.
43. Released commercial formulation and novel manufacturing process to cut inkjet ink manufacturing cost by 30%.
44. Developed novel photopolymer clear formulations for flexible yet mar resistant printing.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2012 Degree: Executive Subject: Business Strategy Institution: Harvard Business School
Year: 2011 Degree: Doctorate Subject: Chemistry Institution: University of Wisconsin
Year: 2005 Degree: MS Subject: Organic Chemistry Institution: University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Year: 2003 Degree: BS Subject: Chemistry Institution: University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Year: 1996 Degree: BS Subject: Biology Institution: University of Wisconsin, Madison

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2020 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Partner, Chief Science Officer Department: Research and Development
Operating a product development laboratory and consulting firm.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2019 to 2020 Employer: Air Ink Title: Startup Advisor Department:
Designed a surface treated form of pigment and formulated into a high quality pigment dispersion.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2017 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Polymer Consultant Department:
Formulated Flexographic and gravure ink formulations using custom polymers manufactured by client. Pigment dispersion. Taught client internal inks about ink systems relevant to their product lines.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2017 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Strategic Advisor Department:
Designed a novel pigment from client's proprietary algae strains. Then designed pigment dispersions and final ink formulations for client to commercialize. Advised on all manufacturing equipment, processes, and QC .
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2017 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Product Development Department:
Developed custom microencapsulated materials, coating formulations, and manufacturing processes.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2015 to 2023 Employer: Electronics for Imaging Title: Director Department:
Directed inkjet printer, ink, and coating new product development programs.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2012 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Adjunct Professor Department:
Mentor for graduate students, and consulting.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2012 to 2015 Employer: University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Title: Adjoint Professor Department:
Mentor for graduate students, and consulting.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2011 to 2015 Employer: CTI Title: Vice President Department:
Responsible for application laboratory, synthetic chemistry team, and graphic design team. Coordinated custom research projects with outside contract labs, universities, customer, and vendor projects.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2010 to 2011 Employer: CTI Title: Chemical Engineer Department:
Developed security taggant technology, chain of custody, and operations.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2005 to 2010 Employer: Chemical Research\Technology Title: R&D Manager Department:
Led development of offset ink, inkjet, coatings, startup of an international plant in Europe.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2001 to 2001 Employer: Hestia Laboratories Title: Chemist Department:
Mentored under a synthetic chemistry start-up entrepreneur.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1999 to 2005 Employer: Chemical Research\Technology Title: Chemist Department:
Research and Development chemist for special projects in lithographic ink, pigment dispersion, and custom surfactants.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1997 to 1999 Employer: Quad/Graphics Title: Management Training Program Department:
Business Management training program in a $5Billion dollar corporation.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2007 to 2009 Country / Region: Poland Summary: Startup of an Ink manufacturing plant outside Warsaw, Poland.
Years: 2010 to 2018 Country / Region: Mexico and South America Summary: Developed security taggants for Mexican Government. Also developed inks and coatings for analog and digital printers.
Years: 2010 to 2012 Country / Region: China Summary: Developed taggant technology to fight fake paints and coatings in shipping industry.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
The American Chemical Society: Organic & Medicinal Chemistry Divisions
Sigma Xi
Science Advisory Board
Professional Appointments
Editorial Board, Current Research in Chemical Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan (2 years)
Awards / Recognition
Phi Eta Sigma
Air Products Innovator Award
Chancellor’s Graduate Student Fellowship Award
Chancellor’s Fellowship Award
Trevisan-Fueger UWM Chemistry Award
McFarland Award
Outstanding Analytical Chemistry
Graduate School Fellowship Nominee
Featured on cover of Current Medicinal Chemistry
Quad/Graphics Innovation Council Member (2 years)
Top Innovation Award by MillerCoors, Cold-Activated Tabs
Publications and Patents Summary
About 50 patents and publications. They are in medicine, inks and coatings, and inkjet.
External funds: 23, (2 additional pending)
Internal funds: 5
Scholarly publications: 16
Patents: 24
Papers presented at Professional Meetings: 14
Invited Lectures presented at Universities, Industry, etc.: 4

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
- Chromatic Technologies: an intellectual property where outside company was using patented technology. Testimony was key in a winning decision.
- Flint Ink : was a quality litigation case where Expert proved that Flint was not at fault as the printer was not using the inks and coatings properly.
Other Relevant Experience
Research in progress:
Major areas of interest at the present time include Smart Materials Chemistry, Synthetic Organic Chemistry, and Medicinal Chemistry. More specifically, Expert is interested in the synthesis of novel molecules with therapeutic value or which can interact to surprise, alert or protect consumers and the preparation of inks, coatings, packaging, or consumer products containing ‘Smart Materials’. Research of this type has led into the triarylpyridine, oxazine, lactone, fluoran, quinazoline, pyran, naphthopyran, spiropyran, and spirooxazine fields. Much of our research effort has been concerned with the synthesis of small molecules, preparation of microencapsulated smart materials, and utilization in commercial coatings for packaging as well as finished goods themselves. Expert’s work has broad application and is being used commercially world-wide.

Smart materials:
The use of ‘Smart Materials’ can make ordinary objects interactive. Expert’s laboratory has developed covert materials which are machine readable and overt materials which will interact with light, heat, and pressure. Further, his expertise in microencapsulation allows for the preparation of highly stable microencapsulated systems designed for harsh environments. He develops bench scale chemistries and scales them to pilot and full production scale-up. His team operates a synthetic kilo-scale laboratory, a pilot applications lab, and a full production facility. The microencapsulated smart materials have wide application in consumer packaged goods (CPG), pharmaceutical packaging, and brand protection. Additionally, Expert has built a network of custom chemical manufactures, toxicologists and certified testing laboratories, and contract manufacturing partners to ensure all commercial and regulatory concerns are properly addressed as part of his product development pipeline and commercial launch process. Expert’s work may be more broadly known for the temperature sensitive blue mountains on the Coors Light can that stops unsuspecting consumers from buying warm beer. The blue mountains were recently referenced in the popular country song, “Pontoon.” In addition to fighting thirst, Expert develops technologies that are focused on helping children learn, keeping people safe and identifying counterfeit products.

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