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.

Stay tuned for more updates on how this acquisition will benefit our clients and experts.

For inquiries or more information, please contact us at


Expert Details

Plastics, Specializing In Polyethylene Film

ID: 738956 Kentucky, USA

Request Expert

Experienced Vice President of Film Technology and Operations with demonstrated major accomplishments in rotary stretch and stretch hood films in concert with extrusion and wrapping machinery. Strong operations professional skilled in Product Development, Research and Development (R&D), Operations Management, Process Engineering, Resin Procurement, Strategic Planning, and Business Development. Numerous patented inventions, including prestretched hand-wrap and anti-condensation hood film.

Product Development
Negotiation Skills
Process Development
Patents Mergers & Acquisitions
Safety Culture
Quality Culture
Cost & Time Efficient World Traveler
Blown Film Mentoring
Cast Film
Sheet Extrusion
Strand Extrusion
Thinking “outside the box”
Machine Direction Orientation (MDO)
Customer focus
Collaborative approach
Ethylene and Propylene Based Elastomers
Supervisory skills
Raw Material Procurement
Presentation Skills
Capital Equipment Procurement
Project Management
Package Design
Business Unit Management / P&L Responsibility
Root Cause / Corrective Action
Problem-Solving / Decision Making
Microsoft 365 (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access)


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1978 Degree: MS Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: University of Louisville

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2020 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Self-employed Consultant Department:
Consulting, mostly with polyethylene film producers or large users

Recent work:
- Helped some current stretch film manufacturers improve their operations,
- Assisted companies strongly considering getting in to stretch film manufacture,
- Acted as an expert witness in patent litigation, and
- Aided a very large purchaser of stretch films save money while improving load containment.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2022 to 2022 Employer: Reynolds Consumer Products Title: Resin Consultant Department: Procurement
Completed a "12 to 15 month, full time" project in 10 months.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1989 to 2020 Employer: ITW Signode Title: Director of Engineering, V.P. Film Operations, etc. Department: Stretch Film
Handled polyethylene (PE) raw material procurement, saving millions of dollars each year.

Grew stretch film (SF) business from 3M ppy (million pounds per year) off one line in Glenview, IL to 100M ppy out of two US plants, PLUS three plants in Europe (one greenfield, two by acquisition).

Invented pre-stretched/oriented stretch wrap - primarily for hand wrapping, leading the industry to reduce its use of plastic resins by hundreds of millions of pounds per year.

Put Lachenmeier in the stretch hood film (SH) business in North America through outsourcing and product development, including…

With others, invented Xeros(R) anti-condensation stretch hood film used primarily for products like knocked-down corrugated boxes stored outside.

Led efforts in primary metals packaging that ultimately resulted in a dominant U.S. Market share through our FleetwoodSignode division. With others, invented reinforced poly wraps with mating cling stripes for the packaging of steel coils including volatile corrosion inhibitors (VCI ≈ rust inhibitor).

Managed global innovation and intellectual property decisions for ITW’s stretch film businesses.

Managed stretch film pricing for much of this period. Handled private label and intercompany sales directly.

Performed customer troubleshooting and technical service for both rotary stretch film and stretch hood film products. Familiar with Highlight, ESTL, and full range of ASTM laboratory test methods. Served on ASTM SF subcommittees multiple times.

Purchased film extrusion equipment, both complete lines ($3M+) as well as components.

Handled competitive surveillance and product analysis

Supported Signode PET recycling, PET and PP strapping, and GinFast™ cotton bale wrap projects.

Handled packaging of stretch film products including leading the industry away from EPS foam cradles to vertical packaging of SF machine rolls as well as the first bulk packaging of handwrap rolls.

Very knowledgeable in the current environmental dilemma facing all single use plastic products including carbon footprint/life-cycle analysis, all the different types of degradability, sustainably sourced materials, and of course the challenges related to recycling.

Developed clear UVI as well as white UVI silage wrap for the North American market.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1978 to 1989 Employer: Exxon Chemical (now ExxonMobil) Title: Film Technology Group Supervisor, Sales and Marketing, Tech Service Engineer, etc. Department: Polyethylene
While this was a long time ago, took the greatest pride in the engineers mentored, creating Exxon's dominant market share of PE resins for the stretch film industry, and their highly successful launch of hexene linear low density (LLDPE) products to compete with Dowlex®.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1975 to 1989 Employer: DuPont Title: Department:
Completed three cooperative internships totaling one year in the manufacture of polyester resin, yarn, and staple fiber.

Career Accomplishments

Publications and Patents Summary
Patents: 5 US, with foreign equivalents.
Condensation control film
Wrapping films with mating cling strips
Ethylene-propylene copolymer low noise film additive
Method for making prestretched film

Publications, Papers & Presentations: 5

Fields of Expertise

Request Expert

Dev Tool:

Request: expert/plastics-specializing-in-polyethylene-film
Matched Rewrite Rule: expert/([^/]+)(?:/([0-9]+))?/?$
Matched Rewrite Query: experts=plastics-specializing-in-polyethylene-film&page=
Loaded Template: single-experts.php