Intellex Acquires Expert by Big Village

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Expert Details

Strategic New Product Development Management for Paints, Coatings, and Polymers

ID: 722073 Wyoming, USA

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As an independent consultant, Expert, Jr. has provided strategic product development services to companies involved in marketing products to coating manufacturers. He also has provided product development consulting to small paint companies. As Vice President of Research and Development for ICI Paints, Expert provided executive leadership for the company's product development and product stewardship activities for the architectural, container, automotive refinish, and industrial markets. His responsibility included laboratories in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the USA. He was responsible for identifying the research and development portfolio and for completing new product development projects. Under his leadership, ICI continually introduced new products including the first no-VOC latex paint and the first powder coating used by the automotive industry. His experience includes the development and market introduction of acrylic, vinyl acetate-acrylic, polyester, urethane, and epoxy coatings. His experience also includes the development and market introduction of powder, high solids and waterborne coatings. His company also developed and manufactured many of the polymer resins used in their coatings. Early in his career, Expert formulated latex paints for the architectural coatings market and holds three patents in the area.

Expert has over 35 years paint industry experience. His career started as paint formulation chemist and progressed to senior technical officer and vice president for ICI Paints. He now provides consulting services to the industry. His responsibilities have included strategic planning, new product development, new product market introduction and developing effective relationships with suppliers, customers, and universities.

As the senior executive of research and development for ICI Paints, Expert introduced stage-gate project management and 3rd generation R&D portfolio management. He also developed unique models for management of intellectual property and university relationships. He introduced models for strategic decision making. He introduced methods for monitoring the performance of the R&D function. He introduced methods for decreasing the time required to develop new products. He organized a worldwide R&D function around core technical competencies.


Expert reviewed product offering, customer service capability and technical capabiltiy. He made recommendations concerning how to improve customer service and what new products needed to be developed.He reviewed marketing strategy and identified weak points. He made recommendations concerning how to eliminate weaknesses. Expert helped a start up company streamline its product development portfolio.He helped a start up company secure funding for product development. Expert helped a law firm prepare its case and presented testimony


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1970 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Physical Chemistry Institution: University of Louisville
Year: 1964 Degree: B.S. Subject: Chemistry Institution: University of Nebraska at Lincloln

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1996 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Owner, AR Associates Department:
Expert provides consulting services in technology management, strategy development, new product development and project management. Clients include chemical and coatings companies.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1970 to 1996 Employer: ICI Title: Vice President, R&D Department: ICI Paints
He was responsible for leading and directing worldwide R&D on new products and processes to improve profitability, competitive postion, and shareholder value in core business areas. He influenced the deveopment of business plans and strategy, aligned R&D portfolios with business strategy and provided technology insight to key business issues. He had a budget responsiblity of about $75 million.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1990 to 1996 Country / Region: England Summary: He was senior executive of product research and develpment for ICI paints with a major laboratory near London
Years: 1990 to 1996 Country / Region: Australia Summary: He was senior executive of product development for ICI paints with a major laboratory in Melbourne.
Years: 1990 to 1996 Country / Region: Europe Summary: He was senior executive of product development for ICI Paints with laboratories in Germany and France.
Years: 1990 to 1996 Country / Region: Asia Summary: He was senior executive of product development for ICI Paints with laboratories in Japan, Hong Kong, and Malasia

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is presently a member of the American Chemical Society. He is a past member of the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology, the Industrial Research Institute, the Council for Chemical Research and Cleveland Association of Research Directors (board member).
Professional Appointments
He was an Adjunct Professor at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho.
Awards / Recognition
Expert received the SCM Corporaton Award for Scientific Excellence. He also received the Roon Award from the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology.
Publications and Patents Summary
He has 10+ publications, three patents and has lectured world wide.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has assisted law firms in preparing cases and has given testimony via discovery reporting and depostions.
Training / Seminars
Expert has developed and presented seminars on new product portfolio management and on new product development management.
Vendor Selection
He has over 30 years experience in developing strategy with suppliers and in supply chain management
Marketing Experience
He has over 30 years experience in developing and launching new paint and coatings products.
Other Relevant Experience
Expert has several years experience in managing intellectual property and in developing interfaces with customers, suppliers, and universities.

Fields of Expertise

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