Expert Qualifications

This highly qualified expert earned his BS from Hope College and his PhD in organic chemistry from Indiana University. He has experience in catalyst research in support of polyethylene manufacturing, additive stabilization of polymers, interaction of chemicals with plastics, extrusion production of plastic pipe, plastic pipe material technical service and plastic pipe system component testing. End use applications in which he is a plastics expert include corrugated plastic pipe, water distribution and plumbing systems, oil and gas production, plastic gas pipe, and conduit. In addition, this expert is active in his field as a member of numerous societies including The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Gas Association, American Petroleum Institute, Plastic Pipe Institute, and Society of Plastics Engineers. Formerly, he held roles as Pipe Applications and Technical Supervisor at Chevron Phillips Chemical Company and Technical Director at Microbac Hauser Divison. Currently, he is President of a plastics consulting firm.

Bio Snapshot

  • Location: CO
  • BS, Chemistry, Hope College
  • PhD, Organic Chemistry, Indiana University
  • Member, American Gas Association
  • Member, Society of Plastics Engineers
  • Member, American Petroleum Institute
  • Member, American Water Works Association
  • Former, Polymer Research Chemist, Phillips Petroleum
  • Former, Pipe Material and Development Specialist, Chevron Phillips
  • Former, Pipe Technical Service Supervisor, Chevron Phillips
  • Former, Technical Director, Hauser Division,
  • Former, President, plastic material manufacturer firm

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