Resume

Overview

Executive R&D leader in plastics, specialty minerals and plastics additives. Proven innovator with 20 years experience leading teams to turn market needs into new products and revenue. Supported by award winning presentation skills and expansive global network. Business and marketing experience enables me to bridge the gap between Marketing and R&D, ensuring alignment and improving results.

 

President – Phantom Plastics – USA          2009 – present

• Consultancy services to related to plastics, additives and materials

• Problem solving, new business generation, training and advisory roles

• Development of new materials and establishing partnerships to bring them to market

 

Manager Polymers & Coatings – LKAB Minerals – USA          2013 – 2015

• Record breaking double-digit growth in both sales and profit

• Led global marketing initiative with >10M USD net present value

• Set up distribution deal to extend sales reach

• Training, publishing, award-winning presentations, creation of new applications

 

CTO – Applied Minerals – USA          2011 – 2013

• New applications of Halloysite, a unique nanotubular mineral in plastics, coatings, adhesives and cosmetics

• Developed four new grades that solved specific issues

• Technical marketing to customers world-wide

• Increased sales, Market Cap increased from ~80M USD to over 140M in under 2 years (ticker AMNL)

 

Chief Scientist – Hybrid Plastics – USA        2007 – 2009

• Technical marketing of POSS specialty additives for thermoplastics, thermosets and elastomers

• Identification of customer needs, crafting solutions and bringing them to market

• Solved a major production problem in first month on the job

• Introduced multi-sourcing of raw materials reducing production cost of three main products by 30%

• Award winning new flow aid and dispersant products resulted in record sales

 

Global Product Development Manager – BASF – Germany          2003 – 2007

• Marketing and R&D of specialty styrenic plastics

• Solved a major production quality problem for ABS, ASA and MABS that had confounded BASF for 30 years

• Developed a totally new smart thermoplastic in just eight days from customer request

• Advisor to Renewable Polymers Team, Nano Taskforce, BASF Venture Capital and the IKV

 

Senior Project Manager – Electrolux Frigidaire – Sweden & Italy          1999 – 2003

• Managed a pan-European project portfolio leading a team of project managers (BSc and PhD staff)

• Optimization of calcium carbonate filled PP brought estimated cost reduction >1 million Euros per year

• Topics: easy-clean, Lotus Effect, thermochromics, scratch resistance, antioxidants and materials selection

• Registered over 30 invention disclosures including a revolutionary scratch-resistant PP technology

 

Manager Polymeric Materials Group – Institute for Surface Chemistry – Sweden        1995 – 1999

• Directed multinational projects funded by companies including Borealis, Akzo Nobel, Castrol, Omya and Ciba

• Major topics included polymers, composites, dispersants and antioxidants

• Technical consulting but also management consultancy to resolve a dispute at a major corporation

• Created project concepts and raised funding to support a group of 8 reports