Chemistry, Technology, Silicon, Electronics Expert Consultant Resume
Resume of HJN

  • Chemistry
  • Technology
  • Gels
  • Product Commercialization
  • Electronics
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace

PhD, Organosilicon Chemistry, The Open University, Milton Keynes, England

B.S., Chemistry, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan   

Central Michigan University, Graduate Chemistry Courses

Innovative Chemist with diverse experience in Research & Development, teaching, and leadership.  Track record of product commercialization from concept to sales through interpreting customer needs into material needs while consistently gaining buy-in from team and all levels of management. 

  • Exceptional collaborative leadership, strategic planning, and teaching with a passion to relate to practical every day examples.
  • Proficient with stage-gate processes utilizing experimental design tools with a focus on product, process and package life cycle to improve sustainability according to ISO, GMP/ GLP, and FDA guidelines. 
  • Organosilicon polymerization and cure specialist, with expertise in gels, elastomers and coatings for electronics, aerospace and automotive applications.

Consultant, Kevin Kennedy Associates, Inc,. Indianapolis, IN
Providing expertise in chemistry to a wide variety of clients.
Adjunct Chemistry Professor, a major university
Instructor for General & Inorganic Chemistry (CHM 111) laboratory
  • Instruct and guide students with laboratory chemical experiments
  • Focus on relating laboratory examples to lecture course material
 Adjunct Chemistry Professor, a major university
Instructor for General & Inorganic Chemistry (CHM 111) lecture and laboratory
  • Develop and deliver course lectures and laboratory chemical experiments
  • Focus on relating course material to industry applications and everyday encounters
 R&D Technical Program Leader, Dow Corning Corporation
Led innovation programs (each contained multiple projects with more than $100M potential total) by developing the long-term strategy and direction of a team of Chemists, Engineers, and Technicians.
  • Provided program planning and presentation for R&D board review, highlighting technical progress, roadmap and future vision to secure growth and resources
  • Developed a methodology to review, rank and manage new opportunity ideas
  • Acted as the customer technical lead, set intellectual property strategy, directed Joint Development Agreements between corporations, and managed budgets
  • Routinely asked to take over struggling programs, shifted focus to key deliverables and recommended early abandonment if the probability of success was low, then developed an exit strategy to harvest any value
  • Program regulatory lead (separation media); developed a plan and gained FDA agreement to perform toxicological testing on a new molecule
  • Arranged agreement with local University for R&D on optics in electronics
  • Technical expert on alternative energy innovation project, wind turbine focus
  • Supervised 5-15 professionals and technicians, individual career guidance mentoring, and hiring
 Product Development Chemist
Development of technology from concept to product resulting in $millions/year for the electronics, aerospace, and automotive industries
  • Developed UV-cure fuel resistant gel, moisture cure aircraft firewall sealant, and dielectric gels for automotive electronic module potting
  • Developed hydrosilylation curable products for oil well abandonment, medical equipment, automotive electronic, flexible display, electrical conductive, and thermal management applications
    • Led and successfully developed a platinum curable gel from concept to sales in 6 months
  • Developed novel silane based adhesion promoter technology
  • Recognized as internal gel expert and sought out by supply chain for manufacturing issues or improvements
  • Project leader for product commercialization through stage-gate process utilizing cradle-to-grave life cycle analysis for product, process and package environmental impact
  • Technical expert on several Six Sigma projects
  • Prevented a multibillion dollar lawsuit regarding plasma TV’s, saved the business, and developed a new corrosion prevention primer product
  • Supervised and provided technical training for Technicians and College Co-op’s

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