Intellex Acquires Expert by Big Village

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Expert Details

Nanocomposites, Innovation Methods, and Award-Winning Developments

ID: 722598 Ohio, USA

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Expert has 30 years’ experience developing polymeric materials systems, manufacturing processes, products and validation test methods for automotive interior and exterior trim components. Teams he led won four Society of Plastics Engineers-Automotive Division International Awards for most innovative new materials or processes.

For 30 years Expert has led the development of new materials systems, manufacturing processes, and award-winning new products to take advantage of these developments. He has been active in using these technologies and strategies to profitably grow businesses. This has involved new business development, market development, and application development. He has also successfully launched numerous new technologies including several new plants. He has also actively managed portfolios of intellectual property to leverage these for technology leadership and market dominance. This involved buying and granting licenses; establishment of joint ventures or joint development teams; and numerous acquisitions and divestitures.

Expert has hands-on experience with almost every plastic manufacturing process and with every family of thermoplastic or thermoset materials. He is the inventor of 44 patents on materials systems and processes. He has particularly strong experience with reinforced polymers (TP and TS). He has been actively involved in developing nanocomposite polymer systems, in application development and market development for these. His last seven patents as well as a dozen pending are in this area. These nano-polyolefins are now commercially available from PolyOne and he has led the development of the world's first nanocomposite SMC that is now being launched.

Expert has developed a simple, highly efficient process for developing innovative new technologies and for optimizing existing technologies. His book outlines this process. This process has resulted in hundreds of patents and led to six international business or engineering society awards for innovative new materials systems, manufacturing processes and products. Companies using this approach have grown rapidly with the best ROS and ROI values in their industries.

Expert currently spends 2.0-2.5 weeks per month on-site at Core Molding Technologies and serves as their Technical Director while he helps them to build an R&D department. He has filed several patent and trademark applications related to Nano-Lite(TM) Nanocomposite-SMC developments.He assists PolyOne Corporation and Nanocor in the development and market development of nanocomposite thermoplastics and concentrates. Expert helps Ashland Specialty Chemical to develop unique nanocomposite SMC formulations and manufacturing processes.He helps Schick-Wilkinson Sword in the development of new materials and shaving products. Expert assisted Decoma International in the development of new materials, manufacturing processes, and products. This has lead to seven issued and several pending patents.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1973 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Macromolecular Science Institution: Case Western Reserve
Year: 1970 Degree: M.S.Ch.E. Subject: Polymer Processing Institution: Ohio University
Year: 1969 Degree: B.S.Ch.E. Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: Ohio University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1999 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President/Member Department:
Expert organizes and builds the consulting business.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1996 to 1999 Employer: Magna International, Inc. Title: Chief Technologist Department: Corporate Headquarters
He was responsible for leading the development and commercial launch of polymeric materials, processes, and products. He covered 79 production divisions in nine countries. Sales grew from $3.4 billion to $5.8 billion with a high ROS (sales are now ~$8 billion).
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1986 to 1996 Employer: Textron Automotive Company Title: V.P. of Technology Department: Technology
Expert led a group of 125 scientists, engineers, and technicians. He helped grow business through technology leadership; it went from $210MM to $1.6B in sales with an industry-leading ROS.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1974 to 1986 Employer: General Electric Co. Title: Manager Technology Applications Department: Plastics/Major Appliances
He led the development of new materials, manufacturing processes, and product applications, and led GE's Corporate Plastics Applications Center.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1973 to 1974 Employer: U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory Title: Sr. Materials Engineer Department: Materials
Expert developed packaging for ordinance that converted to construction uses in the field. He also developed a foam-in-place housing system.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1972 to 1973 Employer: Dow Chemical Title: Team Leader Department: Research
He managed a team of graduate students in a funded research project.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1973 to 1974 Agency: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Role: Sr. Materials Scientist Description: Expert was a polymer specialist at the Construction Engineering Research Lab. He developed novel polymeric construction systems.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1986 to Present Country / Region: Canada Summary: Expert made numerous trips to and had a residence in Canada from 12/96 to 1/97, to assess technology, to guide technology development/transfer and to launch new technologies/products.
Years: 1986 to Present Country / Region: Western Europe Summary: He visited Western Europe for licensees and development/production divisions of companies in UK, France, Germany, Spain, Holland, Italy, and Belgium. He assessed technology, developed/transferred technologies, and launched new technologies/products.
Years: 1996 to Present Country / Region: Austria and Hungary Summary: Expert visited Austria and Hungary for licensees and development/production divisions of companies. He assessed technology, developed/transferred technologies, and launched new technologies/products.
Years: 1996 to Present Country / Region: Japan Summary: He visited Japan for licensees and development/production divisions of companies. He assessed technology, developed/transferred technologies, and launched new technologies/products.
Years: 1996 to Present Country / Region: Mexico Summary: Expert visited Mexico for licensees and development/production divisions of companies. He assessed technology, developed/transferred technologies, and launched new technologies/products.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a Senior Member of the Society of Plastics Engineers and is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers.
Licenses / Certifications
He holds the equivalent of an executive MBA certificate from GE's Corporate Management Development Center.
Professional Appointments
Expert is a member of the Business & Technology Advisory Board for ISIS International.
Awards / Recognition
He is the winner of the SPE Unique and Useful Industrial Product Award. Teams he led won the SPE Automotive Division Best New Process or Product Award in 1992, 1993, 1994 and 1996. He won the American Product Excellence Award in 1994 for unique team-based innovation and development process.
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has 43 issued U.S. patents with several pending. He has nearly 150 technical publications or presentations. The latter include: at international technical society meetings, at customer or supplier technical conferences, at government agencies and at leading universities. He is the author of two books and workshops on innovation and on nanocomposites.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Expert has presented Innovation Seminars based upon his company's process. He presents a Nano-Composite seminar to bring companies up to speed on this emerging technology.
Vendor Selection
He has helped to identify and qualify dozens of vendors for materials, processing equipment, components, testing equipment, and services.
Marketing Experience
Expert has helped market and launch several commercially successful materials and products; this includes several license agreements.
Other Relevant Experience
He has managed intellectual property portfolios of up to 600 patents and trademarks.

Fields of Expertise

automobile, automotive component, automotive material, buzz, squeak, and rattle, slush molding, automotive bumper, automotive composite, automotive plastic, business development, business management, strategic research planning, technology transfer, market development, entrepreneurship, composite fiber, composite material, composite material processing, composite preform, compression molding, engineering thermoplastic, plastic manufacturing, plastic material, plastic molding, polymer, reinforced plastic, resin, nanocomposite, amorphous plastic, amorphous polymer, aromatic polymer, optimization, process assessment, process optimization, technology innovation, business process management, nanomaterial, innovation training, composite material characterization, plastic injection molding infrared tomography, plastic injection molding process monitoring, business strategy, business operations, automotive transportation, medical polymer molding, strategic market planning, polymer sheet forming, plastic handling, mold maker, injection molding mold flow analysis, boss, boss design, gas-assist injection molding, competitive intelligence, organization redesigning, composite material testing, nanostructure, Society of the Plastics Industry, injection molded plastic, extrusion, workforce management system, enterprise resource planning, proposal writing, sheet extrusion, plastic drying, injection, molded plastic part, plastic injection molding press, degating, organic/inorganic sol-gel nanocomposite material, parison, plastics thermal expansion, granular plastic, composite material design for manufacturability, plastic injection molding computer analysis, plastic fastener, sprayed metal mold, injection compression molding, advanced composite processing, thermoform plastic, polymer sheet, plastics industry, plastic lumber, plastic die cutting, composite structure design, advanced composite, polypropylene injection molding, plastic forming, corporate strategic planning, competitive analysis, automobile engine composite material, automotive ergonomics, plastic component design, plastics processing equipment, business re-engineering, plastic injection molding computer modeling, prepreg material, redesign process, slush casting, material curing, polybutylene terephthalate, double-shot molding, strategic planning, polymer extruder, proposal, marketing, waste reduction, thermoplastic compression molding, vacuum molding, viscosity, thermoforming, resin transfer molding, reaction injection molding, quality engineering, polyvinyl chloride, polystyrene, polypropylene, polymer extrusion, polyethylene, polyethylene terephthalate, plastic injection molding, injection molding, composite structure, business process re-engineering, blow molding, automotive safety, automotive industry, automotive engineering, automotive crashworthiness

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