Download Current Resume

April 10, 2009 by rick  
Filed under Resume - References

You can download my current resume here.  This is an up to date listing of my work background, education, and other skills and accomplishments.  Of course, feel free to contact me via the email link on this site for further information or to set up an interview at your convenience.  In order to download the resume, you can click on the small image of it here above in this post to save it for your review, or just click HERE and that will work as well.

Patented Chemical Formulations

April 9, 2009 by rick  
Filed under Experience - Work

Several years of research developing paint stripping chemical formulations.  This involved creating a new, effective, and innovative organic chemical formulation to quickly remove unwanted coatings from automotive and industrial parts.  This truly unique chemistry is able to remove extremely tough automotive finishes, leaving the parts ready to be recoated.  Unlike older chemical strippers, this material does not attack the substrate and it is also environmentally safe and long lasting.  The product is currently being used at multiple locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Taiwan.  I hold two US patents on this stripping formulation and process.

Patents:  6,855,210 B17,151,080 B2

Developed & Patented an Effective Paint Stripper

April 9, 2009 by rick  
Filed under Accomplishments

I developed and have two patents on an environmentally safe and effective paint stripper called Recover 5000.  This organic based chemistry can remove the strongest automotive or industrial paint or coating with no harm to the underlying metal surface.  It is quick and efficient and works on a variety of metals and even plastic materials.  This product has been commercially and successfully used since 2003 at multiple locations in the United States and internationally.  It continues to be a very safe and economical way to remove unwanted paint from various parts and surfaces.

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US Patents:  6,855,210 B1 & 7,151,080 B2

References and Contacts

April 8, 2009 by rick  
Filed under Resume - References

The following is a list of references.  Most of these are professional colleagues I have worked with at various positions over the years.  The first one is for my most recent supervisor, James Malloy.  I have listed his direct contact information as well as a link to download a recommendation he wrote for me.  Please feel free to contact him at any time.  I also have one other letter of recommendation from a former colleague, Karen Carlson (Geniusz) of PPG.  The others I can provide phone numbers for, upon request.

James Malloy, Vice President of R & D

Kolene Corporation (313) 273-9220

Letter of Recommendation from James Malloy

Karen Carlson - PPG

Letter of Recommendation from Karen Carlson (Geniusz)

Carolin Jones - Marketing Associates

Rodney Briggs - Whirlpool

Mark Perrone - Legal firm

Automotive Coatings Work

April 8, 2009 by rick  
Filed under Experience - Work

Many years of work experience with the BASF Corporation working on automotive coatings research.  This involved paint formulation and testing with water based, solvent based, and powder based coatings.  Worked on several key projects, including the first water based basecoat systems, etch resistant clearcoats, and powder primer work.  Also responsible for work on developing powder coating systems for the John Deere company.  Extensive travel to customer facilities to provide on site technical support as well as running various field survey programs.  Very familiar with all forms of coatings testing, analysis, experimental design, application work, and in plant customer service.

Environmental Lab Experience

April 8, 2009 by rick  
Filed under Experience - Work

Several years of environmental laboratory experience.  This involved drinking water quality testing, EPA reporting, landfill and waste analysis.  Including work testing for heavy metals, toxins, PCBS, total fecal/coliform and other bacteriological materials in water samples, landfill well samples and industrial facilities.  Responsible for testing, approving reports, assigning tasks, and training personnel.

Analytical Scientist

April 7, 2009 by rick  
Filed under Education - Skills

A skilled analytical scientist and chemist in a variety of laboratory settings.  Comfortable & capable in working with chemicals, instrumentation, wet chemistry methods, and various forms of data analysis.  Experienced in chemical formulation work, especially in the areas of coatings, organic materials, and experimentation.  Also worked several years in an environmental water quality lab learning EPA and toxicology testing and methods.  Able to innovate and come up with unique alternative approaches in a cost effective and timely manner.

Computer Expert

April 7, 2009 by rick  
Filed under Education - Skills

An expert in computer hardware, software and networking.  I’ve built many personal computers for myself and others.  Also, very skilled with Microsoft Office products and web design tools.  Can easily troubleshoot computer problems and resolve them.  Have built a number of websites and also have done a weekly internet podcast since 2005.

Bachelor of Science from MSU

April 7, 2009 by rick  
Filed under Education - Skills

Received a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University in the area of Physical Science.  This included a curriculum of course work in: chemistry, physics, biology, and computer sciences.  The studies involved organic and inorganic chemistry classes and labs as well as physical chemistry work.  Also received a teaching certificate at the time of graduation.

Taught High School Chemistry and Physics

April 7, 2009 by rick  
Filed under Experience - Work

Spent time teaching high school chemistry and physics.  This involved various student levels and preparations.  Teaching included concepts, real world experiences as well as laboratory work.

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