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Charles A. Billstrand Greer, SC 29650 USA Email: email@example.com LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/charlesbillstrand Phone: 708-404-5447 SUMMARY: Productive Analytical Synthetic Research & Development Project Chemist seeking active role. History of developing, analyzing and manufacturing 10 coating polymers and 20 composite resins. Highly skilled in working with: design, development and planning for analysis, property evaluation, formulation, synthesis and reporting of analytical methods leading to production. Safe process / product improvement. Strong technical service with many customers, marketing and sales interactions from concept to production. SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS: - Designed, formulated and developed $20MM of new products with customers, sales and production. - Managed multiple projects in multi-disciplined fields for new product development. - Improved Right the First Time (RTFT) and reduced Out Of Specification (OOS) production. - Reduced waste by 10% by developing 100% conversion material. - Improved production safety & quality through pre-planning. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Senior Research and Development Chemist, GTI Chemical Solutions, Drayton, SC 29333 8/2011-5/2013 -Development of corrosion resistant, Anti-Graffiti formulations for use in coatings. -Manufacturing development of new; epoxy, WR solution acrylic and Zero-VOC polyester coating resin systems. -Improve manufacturing yield of glyoxal based imidazole and antimicrobial quaternary ammonium salt synthesis. -Development of intumescent additive formulations for use in coatings and plastics. -Laboratory development of GREEN resin systems and silicone modified release polymer systems (PE, PU, Epoxy). -Analytical method development for qualitative and quantitative catalyst determination in silica matrix. Consulting & Contract Chemist, Quogue Capital LLC, New York, NY 10019 Optical Metamerism 1/2011 Guidepoint Global Advisors, New York, NY 10019 Expertise in Paint 1/2011 US Polymers, St Louis, MO 63111 Novel Synthesis 6/2010 - 9/2010 -R&D synthesis of WR polymer systems: Acrylic Emulsion, Alkyd, Epoxy, and PUD. Develop epoxy-ester. -Literature and patent review. Pico Chemical Corporation, Chicago Heights, IL 60411 Analysis FTIR, GCMS, GPC, NMR 2009 -Analysis of Epoxy resin. Senior Chemist, Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Carpentersville, IL 60110 8/1999 – 10/2008 World leader of thermoset resins, formerly McWhorter Technologies, Eastman Chemical, Resolution Specialty Materials. -Introduce Urethane Acrylate intermix material for UV and thermal cure for low shrink at 2 MM#/yr. -Develop, synthesize, analyze, evaluate and personally deliver to customers for testing in my presence: Low-HAP Filament winding resin for major company. Low-HAP Pultrusion resin for major company. Low-HAP BMC resin to local company. -Design No-HAP formulations of resins as alternative binders to meet EPA MACT rules at 2 MM#/yr. -Develop Quick Cure resin for use in mine bolts and create DSL compatible formulation at 2 MM#/yr. -Create UV and thermal cure polyester binder extender with new customer introduction at 1 MM#/yr. -Manage proper Quality Control choices to minimize time and cost while meeting customer specifications. -Monitor and compare in-process data of acid value, viscosity and color of new products for consistency. -Develop EPA and FDA compliant formulations / instructions from lab to pilot plant and manufacturing. -Presented technical details of unique polymers both in-house and with customer base using SAP data. -Member of Safety Committee as Group Representative for Building Concerns to Site Operation. firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 708-404-5447 Page 2 Chemist, Labtemps, Park Ridge, IL 60068 4/1997 – 8/1999 Temporary work at leading manufacturing, research & development and training organizations. -Design and prepare Nafion-Platinum catalyst on ion exchange membranes Institute of Gas Technology. -Introduce and run formula/property for conductive phenolic cured graphite plates for use in fuel cells. -Experimental design for optimized formulation of 2K polyurethane and epoxies. -Optimize cycle time efficiency for preparation of components and output. -Acquire machine shop manufactured parts from local engineering firms. -Formulation, synthesis, evaluation and procedure optimization of polystyrene pour point depressants. -Formulation, synthesis, evaluation and procedure optimization of extreme pressure additives. -Density of blown powdered sugar and coconut oil viscosity measurement for Nabisco Oreo Cookies. Technical Manager, Guardsman Products, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 1/1995 – 9/1996 Guardsman was a premier supplier of resin and stain designed for the Wood Coatings markets. -Develop Low-VOC 2K polyester systems for appliance and metal office furniture business units. -Introduce low bake alkyd enamel for OEM coloring to manufacturing. -Design and manufacture Low-VOC interlaced polyester system for appliance industry. -Competitive analysis of existing technologies to implement savings of time and cost. -Data preparation for EPA/TSCA/PMN and FDA filings for new technologies prior to production. -Synthesis of new polymer formulations to provide internal cost savings. -Provide technical expertise for internal products of all Guardsman coatings divisions and technical staff. -Delivery of technical presentations to production, sales and technical management teams. -Member of Safety Committee as Group Representative for Building Concerns to Site Operation. Senior Chemist, Engineered Polymer Solutions, Kankakee, IL 60901 4/1994 – 12/1994 EPS is a value added supplier of resins and colorants specifically designed for the Paint and Coatings markets. -Design and manufacture Low-VOC low bake chain stopped alkyd for OEM coatings. -Develop Silicon modified alkyds and process control. -Prepare ring closed Water Reducible Alkyds. -Introduce Statgraphics for tracking and integration with QC. -Establish FTIR baseline determinations to correlate in-process Acid Number, OH# and viscosity. -Write Manufacturing Instructions using Mapper/AS400. -Member of Safety Committee as Group Representative for Building Concerns to Site Operation. Chemist, Sherwin-Williams, Chicago, IL 60628 6/1987 – 4/1994 Worldwide leader, of innovative products with superior quality, which observes highest ethical standards. -Planned, designed, synthesized and evaluated new Low-VOC polymers bringing new products. -Develop polyurethane and polyester dispersion techniques and first product for floor and wood panels. -Prepare caprolactone extended hydroxyl functional material through ring opening to modify flexibility. -Investigate solution acrylic oligomer synthesis and low color peroxide based initiators for Low-VOC. -Prepare acetoacetoxy ethylmethacryle based acrylics for use in room temperature cure. -Develop stepwise polymerization routes following Roy Williams prior work. -Investigate poly tetramethylene oxide synthesis for use as property modifier. -Scale-up formulations from laboratory bench (2L) through manufacturing production (1000 gal). -Develop correlations of in-process Acid Number, OH# and viscosity. -Planned, designed, synthesized and evaluated new polymer formulations bringing new products. -Provided technical expertise to plant manager, shift supervisors, and technical staff. -Member of Safety Committee as Group Representative for Building Concerns to Site Operation. email@example.com Phone: 708-404-5447 Page 3 EDUCATION: MS, Chemistry, DePaul University, Chicago, IL Aug 1987 - June 1989 “Coatings Technology” with Instructors Dean Webster and Kevin Murray BS, Chemistry, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL Aug 1981 - May 1985 “Synthesis of Tamoxifen Starting Materials for Further Derivitization” with Professor John Katzenellenbogen Extended education: Doctoral candidate, Organic Chemistry, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL Aug 1991- Apr 1992 “Synthesis and Characterization of Cubane Dicarboxylate Cyclic Polyesters” with Professor Robert Moriarty Doctoral candidate, Medicinal Chemistry, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL Aug 1985 – Nov 1986 “Structure Elucidation of Endogenous Mono-Amine Oxidase Inhibitors” with Professor Bruce Curry PATENTS: (prior work cited) US Pat. 7329713 - Filed May 21, 2004 Coating, laminating, and casting compositions Developed “Eastman Polyester” for Ronald Schorr while under Eastman Chemical ownership. PUBLICATIONS: “Preparation of Fluorescein-β-D-Glucuronide”, ARVO Abstracts, p. 71, Supplement to Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Vol. 28, No. 3, March 1987 with Norman Blair MD “Polymer products plant installs a bulk bag lift, giving workload and profits a boost” IBC Single Colum Lifts, Case Study - Guardsman Products Inc., http://www.almcorp.com/ibc_caseStudy1.php PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY AFFILIATION: American Chemical Society (ACS) – POLY, PMSE Divisions, Chicago Section Committee Member Merit Badge counselor; Chemistry, Composites, Painting, Radio FSCT and CPCA, Education Committee Member (1989-1990) Society Mechanical Engineers (SME) Radtech Member AWARDS: American Diabetes Association Student Research Award May 1985 Dale Carnegie’s Highest Achievement Award September 2001 Eagle Scout December 1977 Charles A. Billstrand Greer, SC 29650 USA Email: firstname.lastname@example.org LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/charlesbillstrand Phone: 708-404-5447 TECHNICAL SKILLS ADDENDUM: Analysis and Evaluation: Analytical work of polymer products focused primarily on physical properties determined by means of ASTM standard methods of evaluation. Solids and %NVM based on time/temperature profile. Byk-Chemie, Gardner and color determination, Rheological profile determination using Brookfield, Gardner and Haake viscosity. Refractive index determination using ABBE Refractometer. Data for structural and compositional elucidation was obtained and deciphered from FTIR, GPC, HPLC, DSC, proton/carbon NMR, and pyrolysis GC-MS analytical techniques. SEM-XRD, ICP and AA methods were used for catalyst and or pigment/filler determinations. FDA approved extraction techniques were performed to qualify new systems for use in areas of food contact. Pigment to binder ratios were determined via centrifugation and extraction methods. Analytical work on applied coatings was used to determine property defects in coating performance. Data was obtained and deciphered from FTIR, SEM-XRD, ICP and AA methods for catalyst, pigment and filler determinations. Optical microscopy was used to determine coating film thickness and defects. Perkin-Elmer DSC used for Tg of solids. Loss modulus determined by TGA. Compression, tensile and flexural strengths determined by Instron and MTS. Harmonic vibration measurements based on ASTM E-756. Visual color matching by light box and photometric matching using Macbeth Color Eye. Clinical Pharmacology Lab at Northwestern Memorial Hospital focused on sample receipt , logging, centrifuging, solvent extraction from aliquot of plasma, derivitization, procedures, analysis GC, TLC, HPLC, EMIT, Abbott, calibration, recording, reporting, documenting, phone, computer, LIMS, SAP. Have expertise in scaling up products from the lab to pilot plant and production and reporting them with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Minitab, LIMS and SAP computer based documentation and display. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: "Complex Macromolecular and Nanoscale Structures by November 2010 Combinations of Living Radical and Ring Opening Polymerizations" UV LEDs: Implementing the Next Generation of UV Curing February 2010 Test Methods for Evaluating Liquid & Cured Film Properties August 2009 SARTOMER Multi Functional Acrylate Properties and Applications August 2002 Dale Carnegie – received “Highest Achievement Award” September 2001 Microsoft Office training January 2000 StatGraphics for Windows August 1994 TrainSmart Productivity/Job Aid Training (pre dates SIX SIGMA Green Belt Training) June 1994 Spectroscopic Characterization of Polymers August 1993 ISO 9000 Quality Training June 1993 Molecular Modeling of Polymers August 1992 “Front-line Leadership & Problem Solving” by Zenger-Miller November 1990 Making Tomorrow’s Polymers Today: Synthetic Techniques You can Apply April 1989 Charles A. Billstrand Greer, SC 29650 USA Email: email@example.com LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/charlesbillstrand Phone: 708-404-5447 References: GTI Chemical Solutions Ernie Deguzman, VP Technology, firstname.lastname@example.org 864-590-2862 Gabe Goldstein, President, email@example.com 843-670-3177 US Polymers Robert Gaal, Technical Director, coworker, firstname.lastname@example.org 314-638-1632 ext 312 George Birdsey, Plant Manager, email@example.com 314-638-1632 ext 307 Pico Chemical Dale Elenteny, Lab Manager, co-worker firstname.lastname@example.org 708-757-4910 Richard Pisarski, Sr., Owner email@example.com 708-757-4910 Hexion (from McWhorter-Eastman-Resolution-) Terry Sprow, Consultant, Sprow Composites, firstname.lastname@example.org 941-204-3652 Hiring manager, former VP, McWhorter James Cecere, Ph.D., Former Technical Director Eastman email@example.com 847-769-3032 Bernie Smith, former Business Manager, Hexion Specialty Chemicals firstname.lastname@example.org 404-822-1829 Guy Lopez, former Co-worker McWhorter-Eastman-Hexion email@example.com 847-420-3046 Customers Glenn Wigington, Technical Director, HK Research, Inc., firstname.lastname@example.org 828-244-6323 Svetlana Bratslavsky, PhD, Senior Scientist, DSM Desotech, email@example.com 847-608-2584 Ronald Schorr, President, Schorr Technologies, firstname.lastname@example.org 480-837-4684 Mike Weber, Consultant, Weber Consulting Services, email@example.com 816-453-6353 Guardsman Sue Harman, Corporate Training Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org 269-672-9026 Valspar, former coworker Guardsman Sherwin-Williams Dean Webster, PhD, Professor, North Dakota State Universitydean.email@example.com 701-231-8709 former Group Manager & Educator at DePaul, hired for analytical work, discuss GREEN Chemistry Louis Gasper, Retired Senior Technologist, Sherwin-Williams, firstname.lastname@example.org 219-558-2199 former Co-worker/trainer, Scoutmaster, Close friend 27 years TSSI Inc. William Peterson, Retired ATT Phone Engineer, email@example.com 708-532-0131 Projects Development for my pursuit based on electronics, pH and Ham Radio, Scouting Charles A. Billstrand Greer, SC 29650 USA Email: firstname.lastname@example.org LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/charlesbillstrand Phone: 708-404-5447 Addresses: Education Thornwood High School 17101 South Park Avenue South Holland, IL 60473 Phone: (708) 339-7800 University of Illinois 901 W. Illinois Street Urbana, IL 61801 Phone: (217) 333-0210 E-mail: email@example.com DePaul University 1 E. Jackson, Chicago, IL 60604 Phone: (312) 362-8000 http://sr.depaul.edu/Transcripts/index.asp University of Illinois at Chicago Office of Registration and Records (MC 018), Box 5220 Chicago, Illinois 60680-5220 Phone: (312) 996-9575 http://www.uic.edu/depts/oar/student_records/transcripts.html Work GTI Chemical Solutions, LLC Phone: (864) 579-0112 523 Maverick Circle, Spartanburg, SC 29307 Gabe Goldstein, President; Ernie DeGuzman VP Technology Reason for leaving: Reduction in force. US Polymer Accurez, LLC Phone: (314) 638-1632 300 E Primm Street, Saint Louis, MO 63111-3603 Robert Gaal, Technical Director extension 304 Reason for leaving: Service no longer required. Pico Chemical Corporation Phone: (708) 757-4910 400 E. 16th Street, Chicago Heights, IL 60411 Richard Pisarski, Sr, Owner Reason for leaving: Task completed. Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc Phone: (847) 428-2657 99 East Cottage Avenue, Carpentersville, IL 60110-1803 Gerhard Bohme, Technical Director (847) 772-3419 Reason for leaving: Reduction in Force Lab Temps Phone: (847)825-6600 200 South Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, IL 60068-4037 Gerry Koncar, Group Leader, contact Chuck Shistla, IGT (847)768-0500 Reason for leaving: Full Time Employment Guardsman Products Inc 1450 Steele Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 Gordon Campbell Ph.D., Vice-President R&D, unknown ask Sue Harmon (Reference) Reason for leaving: Plant Closing Engineered Polymer Solutions, Phone: (815)933-5561 901 N Greenwood Ave, Kankakee, IL 60901-2140 Charles Marshall, Group Manager Reason for leaving: Relocation to Grand Rapids Sherwin-Williams Phone: (773)821-3111 549 East 115th Street, Chicago, IL 60628-5703 Dean Webster Ph.D., Group Leader, currently firstname.lastname@example.org (701)231-8709 Reason for leaving: Learn Manufacturing
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