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     Date Submitted:22-04-2013
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     Current job:Sr Resarch Scientist/ Sr Process Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Space Tourism
     KeywordsComposites manufacture, thermal Insulation application, Sr Process Engineer for hardware prototype, foam insulation chemistry optimization
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    OBJECTVE: Senior Scientist, Program Manager, Product Development Specialist, Production Engineer,, where demonstrated strengths in the areas of process development, new idea conceptualization/commercialization, engineering design, strategic planning, problem solving, analytical and communication skills contribute to new product development.

     

    BACKGROUND SUMMARYProduct development specialist with extensive composite background (urethane, epoxy and vinyl ester) Experience in product development for exterior housing trim, foam thermal protection for the Shuttle External Tank, automotive RIM, and industrial and automotive composites and resin applications.  Chemical industry experience with emphasis in Research & Development of new polymer systems and applications development as follows:

     

     

    Employment History

     

    Boral Industries Inc.

           * Led development team from concept to commercialization of new composite trim board

           * Developed formulation startup chemistry based on renewable source raw materials

           * Developed and converted production to petroleum based system to mitigate supplier risk,

              reduce raw material costs, and increase productivity by 25%

           * Modified chemistry to improved line speed productivity by 50% after startup

           * Qualified product performance thru industry standard testing (i.e. NAHB, FR, ect)

     

    Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company

           * Shuttle foam insulation process engineer (minimize void formation and foam loss)    

           * Preparation of Test Plans for foam chemistry and process studies for shuttle ET

           * Preparation of work instruction (Travelers) for test article fabrication (bipod, PAL ramps)

           * Technical Sub-committee rep for new foam development and new materials qualification

           * Conducted Test Plans to investigate ET foam chemical or application issues

     

    The Dow Chemical Company       

           * FULCRUM Licensee Technical Manager

           * Composite Manufacturing Expertise, RTM, VARTM, RIM, SRIM, Pultrusion

           * Composite process optimization and process scrap reduction                          

           * Industrial, Automotive, Aerospace, Industrial and Composite fabrication expertise

           * Materials expertise with epoxy and urethane carbon fiber, glass, and Kevlar composites

           * Conceptual Statistical Experimental Designs and process simulation and optimization             

           * Fault Tree and Root Cause Analysis facilitation                       

           *Urethane Department Environmental Manager

           * Green Belt Certification

                 

     


     PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

     

    * Boral- Developed new urethane chemistry for fly ash / fiberglass composite trim board and optimized chemistry and process development to commercialization Salisbury, NC  ($350 MM New Sales)

     

    * Lockheed Martin-Return to Flight- Led investigation of the effects of shelf life on loss of reactivity and its effects on loss of foam to substrate adhesion and mechanical properties

     

    * Process improvements to make FULCRUM (thermoplastic pultrusion) process economically viable thru enhanced tooling design / product design concepts (98% reduction of scrap rate).

     

    * Led a Dow international team to develop a high productivity epoxy vinyl ester resin for pultrusion applications to increase productivity by 50% (US and Europe new sales $10MM)

     

     * Developed an epoxy pultrusion system using DOE statistical design techniques (capturing ~5 million pounds of new business).

     

     * Developed RIM internal mold release systems and filler reinforcements through effective design experimentation and successful facilitation of internal and customer field trails. (~25 percent increase in productivity and ~ 40 percent increase in market share (~$50 million)

      

     * Granted 5 patents, ~5 industry composite publications, ~15 conference technical

    Presentations, 50+ Technical R&D Reports

     

     

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

     

    * Boral Industries Inc. (2010-2012)

                 Senior Scientist: Trim board program technology development

     

    * Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company (2004-2010)

    Senior Process Engineer: Development of test plans and documentation to fabricate test articles for the evaluation of new spray foam insulation systems and equipment.

     

    * The Dow Chemical Company, (1974-2003)

    Production Engineer: Production scheduling, product quality control, process optimization, materials management oversight,                                                            (2002 - 2003)

    FULCRUM* Licensee Technical Manager: Responsible for FULCRUM technology, prototype design, equipment recommendations, and line installation.                 (2000 - 2002)

    Pultrusion Research Leader, Global development of new resins, tech service and Dow representative to composites industry, EPA and EH&S                                       (1993 - 2000)

    RTM & Pultrusion Engineer: Tech service for RTM, VARTM, filament winding for aerospace, military and industrial applications.                                                             (1992 - 2000)

    Technical Service Engineer:  RIM technology development or automotive industry (IMR, amine chain extender) RIM SPECTRIM* Polymers and filler technology. (1979 - 1992)

    Development Chemist: Responsible for technical service and new product development for ethylene/propylene glycols, polyglycols, and ethylene amines applications.          (1974 - 1979)

     

     

     

    EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

    MBA, Marketing and Finance, University of Houston at Clear Lake, Houston, Texas

    BS, Chemistry, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

    Certified Aerospace Technician- Calhoun Community College

     

    References

     

    Jennifer Willson, Tech Dir. Boral Industries, Inc, San Antonio, TX

    Russell Hill, New Technology VP., Boral Industries, Inc, San Antonio, TX

    Scott Finnegan, NASA Engineer, Marshall Space Flight Center

    Scotty Sparks, NASA Engineer, Marshall Space Flight Center

    Mike Prince, NASA Manager, Marshall Space Flight Center

    Guy McDougal, Jacobs Engineering, Marshall Space Flight Center

    Richard Welch, Lockheed Martin, Marshall Space Flight Center

    Elana McGregor, Lockheed Martin, Marshall Space Flight Center

    John Sharpe, Lockheed Martin, Marshall Space Flight Center

    Bob Goodwin, Lockheed Martin, Michould Operation

    Trent Smith, NASA Engineer, Kennedy Space Center

    Martha Williams, NASA Scientist, Kennedy Space Center

    Eric Weiser, NASA Engineer, Langley Research Center


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