I AM a hands-on Ph.D. polymer R&D & technical leader with over 20 years of cross-industry experience in R&D, new product development & commercialization leading cross-functional teams of 5 to 15 members and having completed over 54 projects (and counting) in delivering innovative & differentiated solutions to drive growth, increase sales, improve margins, and reduce costs in plastic resin, additive & filler masterbatch, multilayer film & flexible packaging, paperboard food & beverage packaging.
✔ VALUE CREATION:
Annual $200K to $37M new sales, $50K to $4M margin increase, 5% to 38% cost reduction, 20% efficiency improvement, 87% particulate emission reduction, and 7% to 37% carbon footprint reduction in 20+ product lines ranging from $3M to $750M annual revenues. Author of book chapters on mixing and screw design in polymer extrusion and more than 25 inventions, journal publications & conference presentations.
★ ★ ★ I can help solve your problems and achieve similar or better results faster. ★ ★ ★
✔ EQ & Core Competencies:
• Polymer Materials Science, Multilayer Film Coextrusion, Barrier Film, Coating, Lamination
• Project Management, Lean Six Sigma, DMAIC, DfLSS, Stage-Gate®, Statistical Analysis
• Cross-Functional & Multicultural Team, Change Agent, Emotional Intelligence Leadership
• Customer Focused Problem Solving, Application Development, Technical Service
• Competitive SWOT Analysis, Value Management, Blue Ocean Strategy, Value Innovation
• Product Stewardship, Environmental, Health, Safety & Sustainability
• Polymer: LDPE, LLDPE, HDPE, PP, Nylon 6, PET, EVOH, PVOH, PVC, TPO, PLA, Biopolymer
• Additive & Filler: antiblock, slip, antistat, colorant, flame retardant, fiberglass, mineral, nanoclay
• Process: film extrusion, foam extrusion, single/twin-screw extrusion, compounding, coextrusion, multilayer, microlayer, cast film, blown film, extrusion coating, paperboard packaging, adhesive-cohesive-kraft-foil-