This is James from Spartanburg, SC, a seasoned and highly versatile chemist and manager with over 25 years of experience in the supervision, design, development, manufacturing, product stewardship, application and testing of products, as well as in the areas of customer support and general organizational management both regionally and globally. I have years of Analytical and Instrumentation and methods development experience and statistical data processing including HPLC, GC, GPC, FTIR, AA, UV/VIS, ICP/MS, Ion Chromatography, C/S and N/O elemental analysis, Emission Spectroscopy, as well as, wet analysis methods. I am a very adept process manager and leader for up to 175 personnel. I am a proven product design/development; process chemist in many facets of the manufacturing of commercial products in ISO and GLP/GMP registered facilities, as well, a trained ISO internal auditor. I have well seasoned experience in pilot plant scale-up, trouble shooting process improvement and production operations. I function well either independently or as a member of cross-functional teams.
My chemical processing areas of expertise include; polymerization, esterifications, hydrogenation, epoxidations and distillation, metallurgical alloys, as well as other commercial syntheses. My successes include a United States Patent pending for a novel polymeric stain-blocker for use on nylon carpet while working with Bayer Corporation.
My extensive formulations experience with both water-borne and solvent-borne formularies for applications and coatings on a variety of substrates adds additional skills. I have had years of developing and testing silicones and silicone rubber elastomers, auxiliaries, dyes, coatings and formulated products for a variety of applications with in-plant trial experience, customer support and service while managing a textile/auxiliaries global applications service laboratory doing quality testing, product development, SOP production using ISO protocols.
I hope you will find my credentials a fit for your organization and I look forward to hearing from you. After 20 years of Military Service, I am a retired Lieutenant Colonel with vast supervisory experience in Chemical Corps, Military Police and Air Defense Artillery Operations. I am also Command and Staff experienced with an inactive Secret Clearance.
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