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Experience

1997-Current Consulting Wood Scientist Memphis, TN

  • Expert in Wood Preservation Issues in the Bldg Codes

  • Expert Witness on Lawsuits and Patent Infringement

  • Develop and help commercialize new wood preservatives

  • Research on new wood preservative systems

  • Guest Lecturer at over a two dozen Universities

  • Manages over $750 K annually in outside research

1994–1997 ISK Biosciences, Inc.-IBD Memphis, TN
Technical Manager Wood Preservation
  • Managed Annual R & D Budget of $1.25 million

  • Managed Technical Services Group and R & D.

  • Developed 15 New products, and many patented products

1992–1993 ISK BIOTECH, INC.-IBD Memphis, TN
Technical Manager
  • Managed Annual R & D Budget of + $1 million

  • Managed Technical Services Group and R & D.

  • Managed complaint resolution and new product development

1989–1991 Chapman Chemical Co., Inc. Memphis, TN
Vice President -Sales & Marketing
  • Expanded sales team from 6 to 25 representatives ( Including Marketing Agents)

  • Increased revenues and profits for each sales representative

  • Expanded sales both domestically and Internationally

  • Received Award for most increased Sales and Profits-Internationally

1988–1989 Chapman Chemical Co., Inc. Memphis, TN
National Sales Manager
  • Expanded territorial sales by 125%

  • Received company’s highest sales award

  • Launched the sale and distribution of 4 new products

  • Received Award for most increased Sales and Profits-Domestically

1979–1988 Wood Protection Products Co. Charlotte, NC
Wood Products Manager
  • Expanded territorial sales from Virginia to Arkansas

  • Increased sales and Profits for 9 consecutive years

  • Identified and purchased 10+ new raw materials

  • Obtained 40 new EPA Registrations and prepared OSHA compliant MSDS/Safety/Regulatory Programs

  • Managed Health, Safety, and Environmental Compliance for 5 subsidiary companies of Forshaw Industries

Education
1980-1982 North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC
  • Wood Science & Technology, Bachelor of Science Degree

  • Chemistry, Bachelor of Science Degree

Interests
PTA Executive Board, photography, pharmacology, computers

Awards

2004 Kepner Trego - Engineering Management and Problem Solving Short Course

2001 AWPA Special Recognition Award for outstanding contributions to the Technical Committees

2001 AWPA Subcommittee P-3, Organic and Organometallic Wood Preservative Systems, including Creosote and Creosote Systems Award for Exceptional Service to the Subcommittee as Chair

1996 ISK Biosciences Corporation President’s Discretionary Award for Achievement of Corporate Goals

1996 The Wharton School – Univ. of Pennsylvania-Leadership Development - Training the Trainer

1996 Northwestern University Graduate Business School -Building Brand Equity

1993 ISK BIOTECH Corporation Quality Performance Award 1995 Columbia University Graduate Business School Negotiation Skills

1992 ISK BIOTECH Corporation Quality Performance Award

1991 Xerox Corporation Outstanding Achievement Award for Sales and Marketing Development Coursework

1990 Chapman Chemical Company Outstanding Achievement Award for Sales – International Territory Increase

1989 Chapman Chemical Company Outstanding Achievement Award for Sales – Domestic Territory Increase

1982 Forest Products Research Society Outstanding Senior Award for Students in Forest Products and related fields

1981 Student Government Award – Senator-at-large to the School of Forest Resources

1980 Radcliffe Chemistry Award for high achievement in Chemistry and Community Service

1978 American Chemical Society Organic Chemistry Award for highest score on ACS Standardized Test

1977 American Chemical Society Freshman CRC Chemistry Award for highest score on ACS Standardized Test