Electroplating Expert and Metal Catalyst Consultant – Metal Finishing Industry

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This electroplating expert has spent most of his career as a technical expert in the metal finishing industry.  He holds several patents around unique curing approaches using metal catalysts.  He has broad experience in Electroplating/Surface Finishing having worked both in the lab and as a supervisor in a topflight plating company and is a technical Expert to the Electroplating and Surface Finishing Industries offering chemical process improvement and trouble shooting skills in a highly varied application environments.  He is a strong problem solver both within the technical fields and by motivating and enabling others to achieve their goals.

Areas Of Technology Expertise

  • Electroplating and Surface Finishing
  • Problem Solving & Troubleshooting
  • Conversion Coatings
  • Broad Process Engineering Experience
  • Chromatic and Titanium Anodizing
  • Titanium Anodizing
  •   Hard Chromium Plating
  • Training & Coaching
  • Mathematical models that allow precise control of complex chemical processes – including conversion coatings.
  • Alrok conversion coating
  • Electroless Nickel
  • 3 Patents in transition metal chemistry.

 Relevant Accomplishments

  • Research on low temperature, high solids clear coats for the automotive and business machine markets. The system developed offered very high solids, brilliant surface gloss along with environmental resistance and was designed to supplant the Melamine cross linked systems then in use in automotive coatings. Specialized in free radical driven polymerization systems with an emphasis on their catalysis with Transition Metals and peroxide generators.
  • Responsible for Electroplating team and refinement to the product and processes with experience in precious metal, Nickel, Chrome and Electroless Nickel plating.
  • Developed mathematical control models for Hard Coat, Chromic and Titanium Anodizing and trained company personnel on the use of the technology to achieve high precision reproducible results.
  • Developed a new proprietry Teflon-Hardcoat process for Poly-Metal that was much more effective and stable than the chemistry in use; Responsible for all processes and chemistry at Poly-Metal as well as guidance and supervision of the laboratory and chemical process personnel.
  • Developed and refined complex chemical processes around electropating including Alrok conversion coating, Titanium Anodize Type II, Electroless Nickel, Manganese Phosphate and an unusual high thermal conductivity hard Chromium plating process.


  • Independent Technical Consultant
  • Laboratory Manager
  • Product Supervisor – Electroplating
  • Technical Manager
  • Electroplating and Wastewater Treatment Systems Consultant
  • Chemist – Electroplating and Adhesives
  • Senor Research Technician


  • Associate of Arts – Chemistry

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