2016 to present
2005 - 2007
Nordmeccanica sponsors board membership for AIMCAL (Association of International Metalizers, Coaters and Laminators). Past activities included TAPPI PLACE (Division Council). Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic (volunteer reader and board member), Hospice (patient volunteer), and K9 for Warriors (volunteer).
Consultant to formulators, brand owners, converters, press owners, substrate producers, resin suppliers and machinery manufacturers to develop environmentally sustainable materials and processes for food and medical packaging. Experience in both the commercial and technical sides of the packaging industry. Formulate, design, scout materials, forge partnerships, identify markets, grow business and teach. Daily or monthly retainer terms.
Oversaw a team of talented engineers who provided technical support for energy-curing adhesives and coatings for packaging, medical and electronic applications. We also supported coating dispensers and UV/LED light curing equipment.
Formulated, scaled up and commercialized water based gas barrier coatings and primers for extrusion coating. Transitioned from the lab to sales and marketing. Provided technical support in the lab and in the field.
2007 - 2016
1986 - 2005
New York University (Polytechnic University) M.S. Polymer Science
University of Connecticut M.B.A. International Business
University of Delaware B.S. Chemistry
G Prime LLC
Flexible Packaging Consultancy
Joined the flexible packaging team shortly after startup and led the business segment team through steep growth in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Developed aqueous heat seal coatings, adhesion promoting primers for printing and extrusion coating, gas and moisture barrier coatings and other functional coatings for food, medical, thermal laminating and industrial packaging. Set strategy, expanded staff, scaled up manufacturing and assisted the supply chain to accommodate rapid growth.