Intellex Acquires Expert by Big Village

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Expert Details

Pulping and Papermaking

ID: 108496 Arizona, USA

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PAPERMAKING; PAPER TESTING; PAPER PROPERTY; PAPER QUALITY CONTROL. Because of his experience in a kraft mill and later in research and development, Expert has gained expertise in identifying tests to find and correct many problems occurring in papermaking operations. He has addressed issues of strength, scoring, plyboard, linting, curl, moisture, smoothness, printability, gluability, stretch, and others.

CORRUGATED BOXBOARD; CONTAINER BOARD; KRAFT PAPER; LINERBOARD. As Manager of Operations at Smurfit R&D, Expert was responsible for both papermaking and converting aspects of technical development. He has worked extensively on materials and additives, conversion, fitness for use, and performance studies. Because of his in-depth knowledge of these areas, he has gained a reputation for innovation and creativity.

PAPER-WEB-FORMING MACHINERY; DRY-END PAPER OPERATION. Expert's background in a paper mill combined with his mill research experience provides him with a deep understanding of the papermaking process. He has studied and applied the required principles from stock prep to reel and beyond. He is familiar with web-forming machinery, steam and condensate systems, headbox operations, refiners, pressing, calendering, winding, and dry-end operations.

PULP-AND-PAPER TECHNOLOGY; CHEMICAL PULPING. His experience with the kraft process has provided Expert with a working knowledge of woodyard operations, pulping, washing, evaporation, recovery, causticizing, and byproducts recovery. Expert has used his 13 years of R&D experience to troubleshoot operations, run recovery and evaporator operations (during strike duty), review and contribute to new pulp mill design, and test multiple wood species and cooking conditions for property enhancements and suitability.

BOXBOARD; PAPER CURL; LINTING. As head of research for Jefferson Smurfit Corporation, Expert worked with boxboard mills to evaluate, troubleshoot, and improve operations. The areas he has covered include waste paper; cleaning; screening; refining; cylinder, ultraformer and FC former; stock blending; additives; pressing; drying; finishing; and clay coating. His work with carton plants gave him knowledge of converting issues and the papermaking variables that affect them.

PAPER RECYCLING. Expert is knowledgeable of paper recycling processes, including defiberizing, cleaning and use of various fibers, fractionation, de-inking, water management, and fines control.

INVENTORY MANAGEMENT. Through is work with Management One, Expert has consulted on the sophisticated use of trending formulas to predict inventory needs. Developed over the past eight years, he uses the trending methodology to anticipate raw material needs, cash requirements, and machine scheduling.

WORK TEAM; INTEGRATED PRODUCT TEAM; CROSS-FUNCTIONAL TEAM. Since 1990 Expert has been Managing Director of Management One, a company that specializes in implementing team-based organizations in companies. He developed a process that teaches teamwork, problem-solving, and empowerment in a format that is sustainable. Expert has an MBA in management and 25 years of practical management experience in the paper industry. He has had the management responsibility for 400 union production workers.

General: Excellent team leader with the ability to brainstorm and develop creative solutions and opportunities.
Problem solver with the ability to analyze, solve, speak, and write effectively.
Business: Experience in production and research management. Strategic planning and extensive team-based
organization training process.
Technical: Pulping, Recycling, and papermaking expertise on systemsthe, operation and troubleshooting.
Expert developed a strategic plan for a mill that, when implemented, turned this struggling operation into one of the most profitable in the country. He helped design a stock prep system that produced a successful installation. Expert also provides help in strategic planning, problem-solving, innovation management, and creative brainstorming.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1979 Degree: MBA Subject: Management Institution: University of North Florida
Year: 1974 Degree: BS Subject: Pulp and Paper Technology Institution: Miami University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1990 to 2000 Employer: Self Employed Title: Consultant Department:
1998-2015 Established a forward-thinking organization structure to grow a worldwide business.
Naperville Illinois 1998-2001 Developed an extensive system for implementing a team-based organization in a company. Consulting and strategic planning and production of training materials.
Oro Valley AZ 2001-2015 Implemented training and consulting on business issues for small businesses. Directed the marketing, recruitment, training coordination and growth of a worldwide team of retail consultants to implement unique processes.
Sold my half of business to partner in 2015
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1994 to 1998 Employer: Jefferson Smurfit Corporation Title: Manager of R&D Operations Department:
Duties: Manage the program in the U.S. and Latin America. Includes liner, fluting, boxboard, and news papermaking, corrugated container, carton, and the and core technical service, research and development. Report to the Worldwide VP R&D.

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1987 to 1994 Employer: Jefferson Smurfit Corporation Title: Manager of Mill Research Department:
Duties: Manager of the research and development of new products and process’ for the pulp and paper mill operations around the world. The mill research group serves as internal consultants to the mills and converting operations to help them solve operating problems and develop new procedures and products. Experience in both pulping and recycling operations. Training and communication are also high priorities. Due diligence review for new acquisitions and development of strategic plans for the divisions are important duties as well. Report to the VP Research and Development.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1985 to 1987 Employer: Container Corporation of America Title: Section Manager Department:
Duties: Manage the development of project engineers and the project coordinator for the papermaking operations of the company. Internal consulting and project work was also a part of the duties. Reported to the Manager of Mill Research.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1982 to 1985 Employer: Jacksonville Kraft Paper Company Title: Production Manager Department:
Duties: Managed the production operation of an integrated 1300 tpd pulp and paper mill. Departments managed included woodyard, pulp mill, a recovery operation, power, paper mill, finishing, shipping, and energy conservation. Responsibility included a >$90 million operating budget. Department included 300 hourly employees of the UPIU labor union and 8 salaried department managers. Major responsibilities included maintaining quantity and quality of production; capital budgeting process; project and budget management; participation in labor negotiations and grievance processes; OSHA and environmental compliance and general management duties such as personal development and training. Reported to the VP of Operations.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1974 to 1982 Employer: St. Regis Paper Co. Title: Project Engineer-Pulp Mill Manager Department:
Duties: Various production management positions throughout the mill. Hands on experience in managing operations in the pulp mill, paper mill, finishing, shipping, power, technical, engineering and maintenance departments. Pulp Mill Manager position included responsibility for woodyard, pulping and recovery operations. Management of labor, maintenance, capital and raw materials were included in this position.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1972 to 1973 Employer: Mead Corporation-Wrenn Papers Division Title: Laboratory Technician Department:
Duties: Laboratory technician responsible for color formula generation.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
He is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Mu Epsilon, Gamma Theta Phi, and Phi Eta Sigma honorary societies. Expert is a member of TAPPI's Water Removal Committee. He has worked on the AFPA/TAPPI/FPL Liaison Committee.
Professional Appointments

33rd annual Pulp & Paper Conference 1989; Speaker on hot melts
Pak Info 1989: Speaker on recycled paper in packaging
Adjunct Professor at University of North Florida
UNF Advisory Committee, Department of Technology; chairman
Miami Association of Pulp and Paper Students; president
Tappi, Southeast Tappi, Great Lakes Tappi
1997 Paper Recycling workshop, Appleton WI, Speaker
Awards / Recognition
Expert received the Phillip Cade Award for the top graduating senior in paper technology while at Miami University.

Jaycees; chosen one of 10 Jacksonville Florida "Outstanding Young Men in America"
Beta Gamma Sigma; business and management honorary
Phillip Cade Award: Top graduating Miami University paper student
Phi Kappa Phi; general scholastic (UNF and Miami)
Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities
Pi Mu Epsilon; math honorary
Gamma Theta Phi; chemistry honorary
Phi Eta Sigma: scholastic honorary

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Expert has developed team-based organizational training that covers problem-solving, empowerment, meeting skills, change management, and effective communication.

Miscellaneous Courses: Managing for Continuous Improvement, Tappi Pressing and Drying, Process for Self Development, Organizational Development Lab, Team Building, College Recruiting Workshop, Supervisory Management, School of Fluid Power, Energy Conservation (Auburn University), Improving Boiler Efficiency (Auburn University)

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Expert has basic proficiency in Spanish. He has worked on projects in Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, and Spain. His business has also taken him to Ireland, England, France, Austria, Germany, China, Sweden, Japan, Finland, Italy, Canada, and Holland.

Fields of Expertise

boxboard, caustic treating, chemical pulping, conical refiner, container board, corrugated boxboard, cross-functional team, dry-end paper operation, headbox, integrated product team, inventory management, kraft paper, linerboard, packaging paper, paper, paper additive, paper curl, paper drying, paper linting process, paper machinery, paper mill machinery, paper moisture, paper pressing, paper processing, paper quality, paper quality control, paper recycling, paper strength, paper strength testing, paper testing, paper web, paper-web-forming machinery, paperboard, papermaking, pulp processing, pulp property, pulp washing, pulp-and-paper processing, pulp-and-paper technology, pulping, pulping technology, wet-end paper operation, work team, winding machinery, productivity measurement, team building, paper grade, paper specification, cationic starch, composition board, paper roll, brownstock, size press, workforce management system, pulp chemistry, corrugated packaging material, black liquor, refiner plate, pulp equipment, paper equipment, papermachine clothing, paper impregnation, wax emulsion, corrugated carton, paper optical property, paper grade property, papermaking polymer, material manufacturing, waste paper collection cost analysis, paper industry, paper mill, pulp mill machinery, pulp mill, pulp manufacturing, pulpwood processing, pulp-and-paper processing water reuse, container board specification, productivity improvement, paper recycling model, paper structure computer analysis, paper structure computer modeling, integrated product development, daily work quality improvement, daily work quality, papermaking fine-particle retention, paper structure, manufacturing productivity, paper mill chemistry, productivity measurement (quantity), cellulosic pulp, reclaimed pulp-and-paper fiber, paper surface-sizing, paper moisture measurement, corrugated paperboard, paperboard manufacturing, paper stock, condensate return system, paper winding, wet-end chemistry, waste paper, technical skill training, paper reeling, reclaimed fiber, pulpwood, production management, paper handling, paper corrugating, paper converting operation, paper chemistry, paper calendering, corrugating, corrugated paperboard shipping container, concurrent engineering

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