Expert Qualifications

This highly-qualified expert has nearly 50 years of experience as a chemist. He received his BS in chemistry from the University of Illinois before earning his MS in organic chemistry from the University of Minnesota and his PhD in organic chemistry from Loyola University. Throughout his extensive career, he has gained experience in several facets of chemistry, including industrial chemicals, household chemicals, chemical exposure and accidents, product liability, premises liability, paint and coatings, labels and warning, aerosols and spray products, and patent infringement. He is active in his field as a member of several associations, including the National Paint and Coatings Association, the Federation of Societies of Coatings Technology, the American Society of Testing Materials, and the National Association of Corrosion Engineers. This expert began his career as a senior research scientist for the Continental Can Company before becoming the group leader for resin development at Rust-Oleum. While at Rust-Oleum, he also served as the manager for both coatings research and development and manufacturing technical support before holding the title of technical director. he has also served as an assistant professor of chemistry at Roosevelt University, an industrial research consultant for Northwestern University, the executive director of PRA Laboratories at Eastern Michigan University, and the vice president of R&D for Roman Adhesives. For over 20 years, this expert has served as a consultant for a private firm.

Bio Snapshot

  • Location: IL
  • BS, Chemistry, University of Illinois
  • MS, Organic Chemistry, University of Minnesota
  • PhD, Organic Chemistry, Loyola University
  • Member, American Society of Testing Materials
  • Member, National Paint and Coatings Association
  • Member, Federation of Societies of Coatings Technology
  • Member, American Chemical Society
  • Member, National Association of Corrosion Engineers
  • Member, Society for Protective Coatings
  • Member, International Aerosol Congress
  • Former, Manager, Coatings R&D, Rust-Oleum
  • Former, Technical Director, Rust-Oleum
  • Former, Assistant Professor, Chemistry, Roosevelt University
  • Former, Consultant, Industrial Research, Northwestern University
  • Former, Executive Director, PRA Laboratories, Eastern Michigan University
  • Former, Vice President, R&D, Roman Adhesives
  • Current, Consultant, a private firm

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