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Safety Manufacturing

Loveland, Ohio, United States
November 05, 2018

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Stuart W. Chundrlek

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Highlights of Qualifications

Senior Chemist with over 20 years of experience in a variety of settings including Manufacturing, Quality Control, and Research settings.

Experienced and Knowledgeable in Various Regulatory fields including Hazard Communication Standards (Including UN GHS Standards), FDA & EU Cosmetic Standards, Chemical Substance Inventory Standards (TSCA, REACH, NICNAS), and Environmental Regulations

Skilled communicator. Ability to interface with all levels of management, peers, and technical specialists. Extensive documentation and notation on all projects.

Education and Technical Skills Summary

Education: BA Chemistry from Judson College

Graduate coursework in Analytical and Organic Chemistry, Loyola University Chicago

Technical Skills: GC, GC/MS, FTIR, DSC, Titrations, UV/Vis, NMR, Gravimetric Analysis, Wet Chemical Analysis, Auditing, LIMS

Professional Experience

Kelly Outsourcing and Consulting Group Blue Ash OH Oct 2016-Sept 2017

Biocompatibility Analyst for Ethicon

Assisted staff Toxicologists in evaluating new materials for surgical instruments for safety aspects

Reviewed reports from external testing laboratories for accuracy and completeness

Assisted in the compilation of data for research papers in Toxicology

Updated material database with information on toxicological properties

Assisted in the sending of samples to external laboratories for toxicological testing

Reviewed Bills of Materials for accuracy and completeness

Reviewed Engineering Drawings for adherence to specifications

PCS Technical Staffing Inc. West Chester OH Jul 2014-Oct 2016

Regulatory Specialist for ThreeBond International Inc.

Performed analyses of Product formulas in order to determine compliance with Federal and State VOC regulations

Kept records of air emissions for compliance with State of Ohio and Federal emission regulations.

Oversaw the conversion of Product Labels and Safety Data Sheets for compliance with OSHA HazCom 2012 regulations.

Performed product compliance checks for Conflict Mineral reporting to customers.

Reviewed the Corporate and Plant Level Environmental Goals and audited facilities against those goals.

Reviewed product labeling for compliance with various regulations including: Consumer Product, Hazard Communication, EU standards, and State Right to Know Regulations.

Was liaison to local fire department personnel for SARA and Community Right to Know information sessions.

Reviewed products for international regulatory concerns such as: REACH, K-REACH, and others.

Developed searchable Excel spreadsheets for TSCA, California Prop 65, and REACH SVHC in order to quickly identify potential issues with new formulations.

South Chicago Packing Co., Chicago, IL. Oct 2011- Feb 2013

Product Development Manager

Developed a coating for Corrugated Packaging based on Hydrogenated Animal Fats that had identical pick-up to Paraffin based products with improved physical properties for Consumer Goods/Food based packaging.

Led feasibility assessment of additions on an existing production line with a cross functional team including R&D, Manufacturing, and Engineering

Executed process development of products at the manufacturing level with development of process specs and evaluation of process capability of prototype equipment

Oversaw the set-up of the Product Development Laboratory

Re-formatted all product MSDS forms to bring them into compliance with international standards.

Developed SOP's for physical testing procedures and wrote reports documenting findings of chemical and physical testing for internal and external customers.


Lead Project Chemist

Developed a new formulation for chafing dish fuel. Lead project team through both laboratory-scale and pilot-scale testing. Provided insight into process scaling and quality assurance testing for both raw materials and finished goods.

Wrote SOP for initial screening test of fuel blends and wrote report on various blending options for fuel performance alterations.

Assisted in developing a re-formulated product to prevent out of control and excessive fuel consumption in sub-optimal usage conditions, increasing the safety of the product in the process.

Instructor and Analytical Chemistry Consulting June 2009 - Oct 2010

Trained Analytical Laboratory Staff at Partylite Batavia facility on GC/MS and computer network hardware and software.

Assisted staff of Clearcandle Inc. on analysis of GC data on candle formulas.

Obtained a State certification for Substitute Teaching and performed services for local school districts.

Blyth, Inc., Batavia, IL. Oct 1998- Feb 2009

Senior Product Development Chemist

Performed analyses of new and existing products including candles, lotions, bath products and personal care products for compliance to design specifications and product safety regulations.

Led feasibility assessment of additions on an existing production line with a cross functional team including R&D, Manufacturing, and Engineering

Executed process development of products at the manufacturing level with development of process specs and evaluation of process capability of prototype equipment

Performed analysis of new raw material sources in order to ensure continuity of process and end-use functionality.

Performed Chemical testing and Root-Cause analysis of production errors.

Executed Pilot Plant development portion of product testing different component formulations and process capability settings for extruders, pumps, and mixers in preparation for a new product launch

Coordinated with European and Asian corporate facilities to develop corporate world-wide testing protocols.

Interfaced with Sales, Marketing, and Customers on safety and technical issues.

Researched and recommended purchases of Analytical Equipment for both the local and international corporate testing laboratories.

Trained junior staff in chemical analyses and laboratory safety

Developed and Oversaw laboratory safety program

Assisted in Health and Safety reviews and audits for both Laboratory and Manufacturing facilities.

Lead the Innovation Team in developing new product ideas and lead formulating and prototype teams.

Contract Assignments, PARK RIDGE, IL. May 1996-Sept. 1998


Worked at a series of temporary assignments

Abbott Laboratories - Assistant in the NMR laboratory. Worked with robotic sample changers and performed routine maintenance tasks on 6 instruments. Performed identification and structural determination of new pharmaceutical products.

Abbott Laboratories - Worked in the Laboratory Products division working on the manufacturing of materials for the PCR reaction products following all relevant GMP and GLP protocols. Performed Quality Assurance testing of both chemicals and hardware used in diagnostic PCR products.

Morton Salt Company, Manistee, MI. April 1994 - April 1996

Quality Assurance Chemist

Oversaw the upgrading both the Production and Laboratory facilities to full compliance with GMP and GLP protocols. Developed and implemented testing and validation protocols for bulk pharmaceutical products.

Wrote and trained facility staff on ISO 9000 and FDA protocols.

Designed new QA/QC laboratory facility for required FDA testing of products.

Morton Chemical Company, Woodstock, IL. Jan 1990 - May 1994

Analytical Chemist

Performed testing for catalysts in polysulfide-based sealant products to ensure licensed users were performing the production of the polymers in a satisfactory manner.

Researched and Developed alternative testing methods for several product lines including foods, sealants and adhesives.

Weyerhaeuser Paper Company, Elgin, IL. JULY 1987 - Jan 1990

Laboratory Technician

Performed physical testing on paper and corrugated products for adherence to specifications.

Developed test methods, performed testing, and wrote database of results on product testing of a multi-national collaboration project.

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