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Kokomo, Indiana, United States
March 11, 2019

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Jonathan Zarych

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Kokomo, Indiana 46902

Home telephone 765-***-****



B.S. in Chemistry Purdue University May 1996

B.S. in Chemical Engineering Purdue University May 1996

Work Experience

Syndicate Sales May 2009 to March 2019

Industrial Chemist

Responsible for chemical aspect of open celled phenolic foam for floral and agricultural use. Conversion of more than 1.5 million pounds of resin per year. Supervision of production technicians and oversight of quality control technician. Raw material screening and approval of alternate suppliers. New product development and screening. Investigation of customer complaints. Active participant in site safety committee and working with external consultants to assure GHS compliance. Formulation development in post-harvest floral additives products.

Great Lakes Chemical / Chemtura November 1999 to December 2008

Chemist II

Work on multiple projects including chemical process improvement, formulation development and applications testing of epoxy laminates for printed wiring boards, latex textile back-coatings, polystyrene foams and pvc for wire and cable applications. Skills include- Chemical knowledge, method development, compression molding, extrusion and minor injection molding, physical (tensile and elongation, brittle point and torsion, melt flow index, accelerated aging) and flammability testing (UL94, NBS smoke chamber, Cone Calorimeter and LOI). Involved with projects from chemical development and screening, through formulation development to end user feedback.

Lab Support April 1999 to November 1999

Temporary Position in Analytical Laboratory

Duties include performing physical and analytical tests on brominated flame retardants and specialty chemicals. Including GC, FTIR, and wet chemistry.

Essex Group May 1996 to April 1999

Associate Chemist in Polymer Development Laboratory

Duties included performing analytical testing of polymer related products.

Benchmark competitive products and analyze possible defective Essex products to help identify corrective actions. Equipment used included FTIR, GC, XRF, DSC, TGA as well as instrumentation for testing physical and electrical properties of products. Materials most often tested included PVC, PE, nylon, CPE, EPDM and FEP. Also tested components of polymers including flame retardants, plasticizers, fillers, heat stabilizers and anti oxidants. Also performed formulation work to develop polymeric coatings based upon customer requirements.

Great Lakes Chemicals June 1994 to May 1996

Intern in Pilot Plant

Duties included assisting Chemical Engineers and pilot plant operators in building and operating pilot plant chemical processes. Also performed material compatibility study to determine suitable in process building materials. Investigated possible hazardous side reactions involving proposed reactants.

R.R. Donnelley & Sons December 1990 to January 1994

Co-op Student in Environmental, Safety and Materials Department

Duties included testing physical and chemical properties of inks and papers. Assist in formulation of water-based gravure inks. Assist in pilot plant and production trial runs of experimental products. Test recyclable properties of water-based inks.

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