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Absorbance Expert Witness

Expert Witness No. 2277



Expert 2277 is a surface and advanced materials scientist with extensive experience as a senior level executive. Outstanding expertise in research, development, intellectual property, outreach and training. Expert 2277 demonstrated achievements across polymer, advanced materials, personnel care products, and pharmaceutical separations industries. Proven ability to apply information and solutions across different industries. Exceptional record for public presentations of technical information to non-technical audiences. Outstanding ability to reach corporate goals through development and management of project portfolios. Corporate experience ranges from early stage start up to Fortune 100.

Other skills include:

Strategic Planning
International Partnerships
Board Presentations
Expert Witness
Due Diligence
Patent & Trademarks
Patent Enforcement
Patent Strategy
Technology Start Ups
Budgeting & Control
Research & Development
Business Plans


2003 - Present
A Research and Development Solutions Company

A consulting firm, which provides a unique blend of technical, managerial and intellectual property expertise to overcome challenging Research and Development issues. Have provided solutions, technical direction and legal assistance in the fields of polymer and surface science addressing applications in consumer products, advanced materials, textiles, biomedical devices, material testing, pharmaceutical separations.

1997 - 2003
An Advanced Fabric Manufacturer Company
Advanced materials manufacturer utilizing patented polymer encapsulation technology serving the medical, industrial, military and consumer markets.

Vice President, Chief Technical Officer
Reporting to president and CEO, responsible for all technical aspects of company including: Research and Development, Intellectual Property, Corporate Training, Outreach.

Spearheaded technology development, validation, and commercialization for early stage startup company resulting in development of process, controls, equipment, quality control tests and product specifications.

Extended technology across multiple product platforms and line extensions, which took the company from zero to $10 million in revenues.

Built, planned and managed R&D, corporate training, outreach, laboratory services and intellectual property.

Led effort to mount 4 challenges against patent infringement resulting in successful completion of all challenges.

Developed tests and proof of performance demonstrations for validating the technology, including 3 test methods submitted to scientific governing bodies.

Established processes and procedures including new product development process.

Performed as technical expert for all technical corporate problems (R&D, manufacturing, quality, trouble shooting).

Headed outreach effort to grow worldwide technology acceptance through presentations, publications, customer contact, and media interview in U.S., Asia, and Europe.

Worldwide customer and supplier interactions for technical issues. Establishment and completion of joint research projects. Required extensive travel to Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, China and Europe.

1994 - 1997
An Analytical Instrumentation Company
Developing instruments and media for chemical separations serving the pharmaceutical, chemical, and research communities.

Director of RD&E
Reporting to Vice President and General Manager of the Chemical Products Division. Duties included research, development, engineering, product scale-up and transfer to production, trouble shooting, Strategic business and technology planning.

Directed of 30 scientists providing research, development and engineering.
Developed and managed capital and operating budgets and 5-year technology plan.
Management of human resources including: staffing, career development, training, safety programs, salary planning.
Development and execution of workforce reduction program.
Completed successful scale up for most successful product launch in company history.
Completed transfer to manufacturing of 5 new product line extensions.
Co-invented sample preparation media, which resulted in 7 US patents and an IR 100 award.

1988 - 1994
A Consumer Product Supplier
Personnel care products company specializing in products centered on absorbency and high-speed manufacturing.

1993 - 1994
Research Manager
Reporting to Vice President of Nonwovens products and technology development. Responsible for development, scale-up, transfer to mill and technical support for all surface modifications.

Direction of 22 scientists providing research, development, implementation and support for nonwoven finishing including wet able and repellant treatment, printing and bonding.

Management and technical leadership for the development and commercialization of fiber and web finishing chemistries and processes.

Coordinate development and commercialization efforts with Engineering, Operations, Sector groups and customers to ensure achieving near and midterm business objectives.

Administer Human resource development program within and across department (s) and sector(s), to support short and long-term individual growth and business needs.

Development of business objectives and strategies by working with Business units, R&D Units, Engineering and Operations.

1988 - 1993
Associate Res. Fellow, Manager, Research Manager

Directed research effort of 19 scientists (9 PhD) on number one problem of a 2 billion dollar per year business.

Developed and implemented team vision and goals consonant with business needs.

Prepared operating and capital budgets and forecasts.

Drove Absorbent Technology Patent Strategy Steering Committee.

Organized strategic staffing and recruiting, including all chemistry and physics recruiting.

Initiated, developed, and/or transferred multiple projects to scale up/commercialization.

Invented surface modification techniques and chemistries that have the potential to save $5 million per year.

Designed and conducted basic and applied research on chemistry and physics of surfaces.

Counseled on technical feasibility and business practicality of programs and projects.

Conceived and developed creative solutions in fluid transport and surface modifications.

Awarded 10 patents for surface science.

University of Wisconsin Green Bay
Adjunct Lecturer


PhD, Chemistry - Boston University

BA in Chemistry - Boston University
Minor in Biology - Cum Laude

Army Materials and Mechanics - Visiting Professor (Post Doc)
Polymer Chemistry - Research Center


Interests include SCUBA diving (advanced open water certified PADI, wreck diving), Martial Arts (Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do), Flying, Skiing (three years National Ski Patrol - Black Mountain NH), Exercise (triathlons and weight lifting).


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