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Senior Product Development Chemist

Location:
Townsend, Massachusetts, United States
Posted:
October 24, 2018

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CURT LUSTIG

** **** *** ******

West Townsend MA 01474

Phone: 978-***-****

Cell: 978-***-****

E-mail: ac7hpm@r.postjobfree.com

Summary of Qualifications

Multi-faceted chemical product development professional with well-developed problem-solving and communication skills. Experienced supervisor. Dedicated to teamwork. Extensive experience in research and product development including formulation, scale-up, manufacturing support, material testing and analysis, process development, quality and technical customer support.

R&D experience with coatings, electronic materials, composites and coated fabrics.

R&D expertise focused on acrylic, epoxy, phenolic, silicon and other resin systems.

R&D expertise in UV curable, thermosetting and photo-imageable materials.

Expertise in application methods, substrate evaluation and rheological evaluation.

Expertise with UL, ASTM, FAR, Telcordia, Mil-Std and IPC test methods.

Supervisory experience in product development and test labs.

Professional Experience

Formulating Chemist Chase Corporation, Westwood, MA 2011 – Present

Formulated new polymer coatings for a variety of applications and industries. Worked closely with quality control, supply chain, manufacturing and marketing departments.

Developed high-value UV curable coating formulations for automotive and white goods applications.

Developed UV curable pressure-sensitive adhesive for consumer tape market.

Developed UV curable materials for aerospace, industrial and automotive applications.

Evaluated an innovative material packaging solution.

Utilized FTIR, DMA, TMA, TGA, DSC, SEM/EDX, UV/Vis, mechanical and electrical test instrumentation to evaluate new materials.

Work closely with colleagues at a European facility.

Senior Chemist LEWCOTT CORPORTION, Millbury, MA 2006 – 2010

Formulated new composite material products for aerospace, military, armor, transportation and filtration industries utilizing fiberglass, polyester and Kevlar substrates.

Facilitated product development efforts through resin formulation, material/process evaluations, and testing. Coordinated and oversaw production trials. Supervised experienced laboratory technicians. Orchestrated the establishment of company’s thermal analytical/ rheological test lab.

Formulated new composite material products for aerospace, military, armor, transportation and filtration industries utilizing fiberglass, polyester and Kevlar substrates.

Enabled the commercialization of products through scale-up, document management, and plant / field trial supervision.

Evaluated new materials and technologies for feasibility and manufacturability.

Supervised company’s thermal analysis lab (DSC, TMA, TGA, DMA, rheometry).

Coordinated internal and external testing services.

Managed company’s product MSDS system.

Group Leader / Senior Engineer ROHM & HAAS ELECTRONIC MATERIALS, Marlborough, MA 2001 - 2006

Conducted performance and reliability evaluations on new electronic materials (silicon, film resists, embedded passives, optoelectronic materials, dielectric materials, halogen-free, lead-free, and UV curable materials). Managed test laboratory and product development related projects. Administered product certification activities.

Used technical expertise to remove roadblock issues related to new technology product line. Enabled program with potential of $10MM to go progress to next stage gate.

Supported domestic and overseas product development programs in North America, Europe and Asia. Saved tens of thousands of dollars in test expenses and reduced product development times by six months or more.

Managed relocation of polymer materials test lab from West coast to Massachusetts. Managed lab and maintained product development related programs, as well as existing product lines. Prevented potential loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Created test procedures, reports, and product specifications. Created documentation related to ISO 9000. Managed interactions with product certifying agency. Prevented costly manufacturing disruptions, loss of business and potential field failures.

Group Leader ROHM & HAAS / MORTON INTERNATIONAL, Tustin, CA 1992 – 2001

Sustained product development efforts through bench work, product evaluations and technical customer service. Established Circuit Board Materials Test Lab and managed experienced lab technicians.

Enabled commercialization of film and high-solids products with $5-10MM sales.

Spearheaded effort to set up first test lab within company. Created floor plans, selected equipment, supervised equipment installation and trained users. Lab served as a showcase that attracted new customers to the company.

Developed field support program that helped save business at existing customers, amounting to millions of dollars.

Education

Master of Science, Organic Chemistry, California State University, Fullerton, CA.

Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA.

Professional Society Experience

American Chemical Society. SAMPE. IPC (Distinguished Committee Service Award).



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