metallurgist, forging, materials expert consultant
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  • Commercial Defense
  • Naval
  • Aerospace
  • Antenna
  • Communications
  • Electronics
  • Biopharmaceutical
  • Chemical

This expert has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, earned through the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH.

Materials, Process Expert, Specialty Radome and Reflector Expert Consultant

This expert specializes in process technology, composites processing and applications, mixing & formulation. Calendaring and highly-filled twin-screw extruder compounding are other areas of expertise this consultant has. This consultant has additional expertise in areas including single-screw extruder for sheet and profile, press operation, slitting, and shearing. The areas of high vacuum coating, sputter deposition, polymer deposition, and UV curing are also of interest to this expert.

Other areas of this expert’s specialty include solvent extraction, membrane processing by solvent casting, air casting & extrusion technology, and thermal and UV polymer processing. This expert has extensive knowledge in highly loaded materials compounding, twin-screw extrusion, coating, and paper/ fiber forming and impregnation. Compounding, co-extrusion, extrusion coating, and film orientation are other areas of expertise this consultant has. This expert also has knowledge in surface treatment, laminating, coating & formulation, and printing.

Consultant, Kevin Kennedy Associates Inc.

Providing expertise in chemical engineering, materials and process engineering, specialty radome and reflector projects, research and development, project/ program management, business development, inventing, and related expertise to a wide variety of clients.

 

Program Manager, Principal Materials & Process Engineer, radome and antenna design and manufacturing firm

Was Program Manager responsible for leading project groups (Structural, Electro-Magnetic, Materials, Operations and Contract Resources) from program conception through 1st Article customer approval for specialty radome and reflector projects targeting ground-based, mobile, naval and aerospace structures. Led business development activities for specialty radome and reflector programs meeting with customers in support of overall Sales & Marketing efforts in the USA and internationally. Was Principal Materials & Process Engineer for the investigation and qualification of new materials and processes for composite applications manufacturing facilities in the USA and Ireland. Cleared to DOD Secret Level. Process Technology – composites processing and applications.

 

Program Manager, Principal Materials & Process Engineer, ARC Technologies, Amesbury, MA

Was Program Manager responsible for the process & product development efforts involved in the design, installation and start-up of a twin-screw compounding line thermoplastic and single-screw extrusion process line involving highly-filled thermoplastic resins. Supported business development activities for specialty radome and reflector programs meeting with customers in support of overall Sales & Marketing efforts in the USA and internationally. Provided design, material & production support for composite radome, frequency selective surface (FSS) and low observable structures in ground-based, mobile, naval and aerospace applications. Developed novel highly-filled flight qualified thermoplastic and thermoset polymeric coating & gap-filler products based upon RAM technology. Cleared to DOD Secret Level, Special Access Program Clearance. Process Technology – mixing & formulation, calendaring, highly-filled twin-screw extruder compounding, single-screw extruder for sheet and profile, composites processing and applications, press operation, slitting, shearing.

 

Program Manager, Vitex Systems, San Jose, CA

Was On-site Program Manager for the design, installation and start-up of Vitex System’s novel, large-scale continuous film vacuum coater at their manufacturing partner -Techni-Met, Windsor, CT. Led manufacturing start-up process & product development efforts for a novel multi-layer polymeric/ ceramic (Al2O3) thin film coated optical grade film product targeted at provided moisture and oxygen barrier protection for flexible OLED-style visual displays. Process Technology – High vacuum coating, sputter deposition, polymer deposition, UV curing.

 

Consultant / Principal, Chemical Engineering Services, Raymond, NH

Cuno, Meriden, CT; Proteome Systems, Woburn, MA; Orbital BioSciences, Topsfield, MA; Vectron International, Hudson, NH; Hemasure Corporation, Marlborough, MA; Lewcott Corporation, Millbury, MA.

 

Production Manager, Membrane Manufacturing Group, Millipore Corporation, Bedford, MA

Was Production Manager in the Bedford, MA – Membrane Manufacturing Facility with management and budgetary responsibility for a 24/ 7 operation including shift supervisory and direct labor staff reports. Developed production plans & budgets to meet quarterly production, inventory and department expense targets.

 

Engineering Manager, Membrane Manufacturing Group, Millipore Corporation, Bedford, MA

Was Engineering Manager in the Bedford, MA – Membrane Manufacturing Facility with management and budgetary responsibility for the process engineering, project engineering and maintenance groups. Developed capital plans & department budgets in support of facility objectives and plans. Led engineering efforts in the Bedford, MA – Membrane Manufacturing Facility to achieve ISO9000 certification.

 

Sr. Process Engineer, Membrane Manufacturing Group, Millipore Corporation, Bedford, MA

Was Process/ Development engineer for Millipore’s Microporous and RO/UF membranes. Led product & process development and implementation at Millipore’s Manufacturing Facilities in the USA, Puerto Rico and Ireland. Process Technology – mixing & formulation, solvent extraction, membrane processing by solvent casting, air casting & extrusion technology, thermal & UV polymer processing, slitting, shearing.

 

Sr. Development Engineer, Polyfibron Division, Battery Separator Group R&D, W.R. Grace & Co., Cambridge, MA

Was R&D Engineer for battery separator technology including both highly-filled extruded UHMWPE and resin impregnated paper/ glass fiber. Led product & process development and implementation at W.R. Grace’s Manufacturing Facilities in the USA. Managed and provided technical direction for W.R. Grace’s Tech Center pilot coater facility & technicians. Process Technology – highly loaded materials compounding, twin-screw extrusion, coating, solvent extraction, slitting, shearing, paper/ fiber forming and impregnation.

 

Development Engineer, Films Division R&D, Mobil Chemical Co., Macedon, NY

Was R&D Engineer for BOPP extruded film and coated film product lines. Led product & process development and implementation at Mobil’s Manufacturing Facilities in the USA, Canada and Europe. Managed and provided technical direction for Mobil’s Tech Center pilot coater facility & technicians. Program manager for the design, installation and start-up of a multi-station BOPP film coating line located at Mobil’s Belleville, Ontario Facility. Process Technology – compounding, extrusion, co-extrusion, extrusion coating, film orientation, surface treatment, laminating, coating & formulation, printing, slitting.

This expert has several publications in ASME, pressure technology, stress analysis, codes, ferritic steels, fracture mechanics, steel forging, fatigue properties, forging practices, thermo-mechanical processing, tear testing, hi

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