Intellex Acquires Expert by Big Village

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Expert Details

Materials, Formulations, Coatings & Process Research & Development

ID: 730629 New York, USA

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Expert has 36 years experience in coating, material, formulation, and process research & development. He has commercialized formulations for the first
large capacity optical recording media, the Kodak 68100 LWR media. His novel and patented organic molecular glasses have seen applications in coated
migration imaging, thermal media, optical media, electrophotographic toners, laser thermal imaging.

He has developed formulations for barrier layers, conductive layers, electrophotosensitive layers, photoelectrographic layers, photoreceptor films and
drums, abrasion resistant sol gel overcoat layers. he has experience working with polyurethane chemistry for parts molding and solution coatings

He has developed a "free-volume" model for photopolymerizable dry-film systems and use it to develop surface smoothing layers for optical disc

He is the holder of 57 US patents and over 110 foreign patents.

An experienced research & development polymer chemist, Expert has developed materials for diverse applications, including film support, photoresist,
photographic film, microfilm, optical recording media, electrophotographic toner, photoreceptors, photopolymerization, charge couple devices filter array, tape
automated bonding, thermal media, printing masters, digital printers.

Expert has developed a semi-empirical model for controlling thickness and thickness uniformity of dip-coated photoreceptor drums. His model enables
thickness control of 20 to 40 microns thick dip-coated layers within one micron from top to bottom of cylinders as long as 400 mm.

Assisted an international client in developing a full plan for reformulating two critical layers for a print media product. Identified and recommended critical test equipment. Proposed three formulation paths and designed experiments and a schedule to a final formulation decision.

Conducted a patent search to guide toward a formulation that can be commercialized.Help a remanufacturer in analyzing an OEM product, discovering and understanding relevant patents in a reverse engineering effort.Has eight years consulting experience with external companies while a Kodak employee, transferring coating and formulation technologies in the desktop printer and copier market.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1986 Degree: MBA Subject: Executive Development Program Institution: Simon School of Management, University of Rochester
Year: 1982 Degree: MS Subject: Chemical Engineering/Polymer Science Institution: University of Rochester
Year: 1977 Degree: BS Subject: Chemistry Institution: University of Rochester

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2012 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Principal Department:
We help clients develop materials, coatings, formulations, and processes for high-tech applications. Thirty six years of technical research & development experience.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2004 to 2010 Employer: Eastman Kodak Title: Senior Research Associate Department: Electrophographic Division
Senior formulation scientist responsible for project leadership, planning, team members coaching, and technical leadership.

• Developed a multilayer photoreceptor drum formulation and accompanied manufacturing process. Instrumental in the implementation of a $30M multi-station dip coating photoreceptor drum manufacturing process.

• Developed a universal protocol for benchmarking digital printers to quantify robust performance using quality engineering methods.

• Identified and implemented key improvements to reduce cost (40% saving) and improve quality of a transfer roller product for high production digital printing.

• Developed new concepts and demonstrated static dissipative polymeric composition having controlled conductivity for electrophotographic transfer materials, enabling next generation digital printer.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1999 to 2004 Employer: Nexpress Solutions LLC Title: Project Leader Department: Materials Research & Develoment
Responsible for the development of photoreceptor drum technology for a clean-sheet $1M production digital printer

• Led a team in the development of a sol-gel overcoat for a photoreceptor drum used in a digital production printer.

• Led a team in the development of a manufacturing plan for novel photoreceptor architecture for a clean-sheet $1M digital production printer.

• Led the implementation of the first phase of the above plan: installation and operation of a $1.5M dip coating pilot coater.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1997 to 1999 Employer: Eastman Kodak Title: Project Manager Department: Research
Responsible for technical interactions with customer, developing project plans, and technical leadership.

• Led a team in the research & development of organic photoreceptor materials for OEM sales.

• Provided extensive consulting support to OEM customers, assisting them in adapting our OEM chemistry to their manufacturing plants resulting in several long term contracts.

• Traveled to plants across the US and Thailand to identify material requirements and develop processes and solutions. Oversaw scale-up and testing to support manufacturing.

• Led a team in the improvement of the manufacturing process of several commercial organic photoconductors for increased capacity, satisfying both internal and OEM needs.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1992 to 1997 Employer: Eastman Kodak Title: Formulation Chemist Department:
Responsible for research and development of photosensitive materials.
• Successfully developed the photoreceptor drum formulation for a new color printer product.
• Led an extensive evaluation and benchmarking of photoreceptor drums from three OEM suppliers.
• Worked closely with the manufacturing team to develop a coating process, as well as a manufacturing strategy involving a third-party vendor.

Additional experience includes Research Chemist and Business Analyst to support key projects.
• Conducted analysis of the printed circuit board industry and developed a proposal for a competitive entry strategy.
• Contributed to the development of a business plan for a Tape Automated Bonding project, providing cost estimate models, a manufacturing strategy, competitive technology assessment, and a decision and risk analysis assessment of the project strategies.
• Invented novel molecular glass material class and photopolymerizable liquid acrylates key to the introduction of the Kodak 14-inch Optical Disk System 6800 organic media, the world’s first large capacity optical disk storage medium.
• Invented and developed an electrographic imaging process and materials useful for color filter array fabrication and xerographic master applications.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1988 to 1992 Employer: Eastman Kodak Title: Research Associate Department: Organic Photoconductor Labs, Research Labs
Responsible for photoconductor formulations tor drum coating and support to the PC drum manufacturing operation.

Have demonstrated an organic PC drum to replace the outsourced amorphous silicon drum used in the Kodak EK85/EK90 copiers.

Developed the photoconductor drum (formulation and coating process) for the "Enchanter" desktop full color printer program.

Worked with outside PC drum manufacturers to adapt our PC formulation for production at their plant. While doing that coordinated extensive evaluation of PC drums from three OM vendors.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1986 to 1998 Employer: Eastman Kodak Title: Technical Staff Assistant to the Director Department: Chemistry Division, Research Labs
Participatd in budget planning, affirmative action planning & reporting, record retention and review, space planning and allocation.
Interacted with Laboratory heads of the Division and the Research laboratories Financial Administration staff.
Conducted analysis of the printed circuit board industry and developed proposal for a competitive entry strategy.
As a member of the Tape Automated Bonding project business planning team, developed cost estimate models using Lotus Symphony. Developed a manufacturing strategy. Used Decision and Risk Analysis techniques for assessment of the project.

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1974 to 1986 Employer: Eastman Kodak Title: Research Chemist Department: Chemistry Division, Research Labs
Started as a chemical technician in 1974 with an A.A.S. degree in chemical technology.
Promoted to Research chemist,Grade 39 in 1977.
Promoted to Research Chemist, Grade 41 in 1980.
Promoted to Senior Research Chemist, Grade 43 in 1985.

Participated in many inter-divisional projects, making several significant contributions including three patents for the Kodak 14-inch Optical Disk System 6800 media, the world's largest capacity optical disk storage medium at the time.

Invented and developed electrographic imaging process useful for color filter array fabrication and xerographic master applications.

Designed, synthesized,. and developed cross-linkable acrylate monomers useful as surface smoothing layer for optical recording media substrates, and barrier layers for electrophotographic photoreceptors.

Developed and studied high-temperature resistant photopolymerizable layers useful for macroresist, abrasion resistant coatings, printed circuit board and automated tape bonding applications.

Awarded eleven US patents and authored several external scientific publications, including co-authoring a chapter of the third edition of the Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology ("Photoreactive Polymers").

Recipient of the second-awarded Eastman Kodak C.E.K. Mees Award for Excellence in Scientific Research and Reporting in 1983.

Graduated from three different departments from the University of Rochester:
B.S. Chemistry in 1977.
M.S. Chemical Engineering/Polymer Science in 1982.
M.B.A. Executive Dvelopment Program, Simon School of Business (Beta Gamma, Sigma) in 1986.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2012 to 2012 Country / Region: South Korea Summary: A five month consulting contract developing formulation improvement for a printing media product.
Years: 2000 to 2000 Country / Region: Japan Summary: Site visit with a company developing a pilot dip coater for our US research & development site.
Years: 2002 to 2002 Country / Region: Japan Summary: Site visit with a company developing a manufacturing dip coater for our US manufacturing site.
Years: 1998 to 1998 Country / Region: Thailand Summary: Site visit a potential customer for our OPC drum coating formulations.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Chemical Society, Polymer Division

Society for Image Science & Technology,

Rochester Professional Consultants Network
Professional Appointments
Past President of the Rochester Chapter, IS&T

Past President, National Organization for the Processional Advancement of Black Chemist, Rochester Chapter

Past President, United Way African American Leadership development Program Alumni Association
Awards / Recognition
Who's Who Among African Americans (2008, 2010),

African Scientific Institute Fellowship Inductee (2006),

Marquis Who’s Who in America (2000, 2001, 2006),

Marquis Who's Who in America Science and Engineering 5th Edition (1999),

Member at large, Eastman Kodak Research Scientific Council (1994-1996),

Kodak’s Distinguished Inventor's Gallery,

Master Inventor Award, Office Imaging Division Eastman Kodak Company

Beta Gamma Sigma Society, University of Rochester Graduate School of Management

Kodak’s C.E.K. Mees Award for Excellence in Scientific Research and Reporting.
Publications and Patents Summary
Holder of 57 US patents and over 110 foreign patents.
Authored over 15 publications & presentations.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Expert started teaching last year and presenting tutorials at the Annual International Non-Impact Printing Conference.
Vendor Selection
Expert has experience developing materials and formulations in cooperation with external companies. He has developed internal formulations for manufacturing at external companies. He also has consistently dealt with multiple vendors on many of his assignments.

For several years he led a program developing custom formulations, from conception to manufacturing at external customer sites.
Marketing Experience
Expert has a good understanding of the aftermarket printing industry, specially the remanufactured toner cartridge business. For several years he was involved in supplying the industry with photoreceptor raw materials, custom formulations, as well as coating expertise
Other Relevant Experience
Expert has developed a robust benchmarking protocol for printers that yield quantitative and additive quality metrics for overall image quality assessment and robustness ranking.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
French Expert was born in Haiti and educated in French until his baccalaureate. He then came to the US to attend College.
Haitian Creole Native of Haiti

Fields of Expertise

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