Ken Wheless Indian Trail, NC • 803-***-**** • firstname.lastname@example.org
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Led research, formulation, testing, and approval process of first passive fire resistant coating for polyurethane insulation foam industry,
allowing new product applications and
extended market reach.
Developed non-toxic solution for removal of
melted plastic on metal for private label use
and sales nationally by Harley Davidson.
Created water-based elastomeric roof coating
to meet stringent US Gulf Coast building code
requirements for inner strength and hurricane
resistance using exacting test standards all
while maintaining established production costs.
Researched and formulated bio-based parts
washing solution able to withstand 150 degrees
(F) and remain physically stable for 12 weeks
while meeting requirements for bacterial
growth, effectiveness, evaporation, and oil
emulsification for automotive parts cleaning
Developed and tested new bio-based, non-toxic
cleaning products key to expanding existing
Achieved outstanding safety record 1 million
hours with zero lost time injuries.
Research and Development
RESEARCH/FORMULATION CHEMIST RSC Chemical
Solutions • Indian Trail, NC • 2009 to Present
Chemical products manufacturer with more than 600 products for automotive, heavy duty, hardware, and export markets. Supervise 3 mix room technicians and 1 laboratory
technician in research, development, and testing for new products and existing products across a variety of applications. Conduct raw material validation to determine compliance with manufacturing standards prior to acceptance. Build strong relationships across multiple departments and coordinate on new product development, existing product refinements/improvements, and product testing. Respond to marketing requests for new products and testing for new applications. RAW MATERIAL VALIDATION PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT ACCEPTANCE TESTING PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT Research Scientist
Scientist offering more than 19
years of experience in product
development across multiple
industry applications including
coatings, paints, lubricants, and
cleaning solutions. Proven ability
to develop new products, refine
existing products to improve
performance or cost, and research
potential applications for product
use. Recognized for identifying
the correlations between
analytical data and the
performance/durability of the
finished product. Strong project
management and team leadership
MECHANICAL TESTING & ANALYSIS
TEST EQUIPMENT CALIBRATION
DYNAMIC MECHANICAL ANALYSIS
DYNAMIC SHEAR RHEOMETRY
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RESEARCH CHEMIST Goulston Technologies, Inc. • Monroe, NC • 2008 – 2009 Global leader in manufacturing of fiber lubricant products for fiber and textile industries. Hired within finishing oils manufacturer to develop coating instrumental in eliminating nesting of food containers during the manufacturing process, allowing for higher yields and improved efficiency.
COATING DEVELOPMENT FORMULATION TESTING NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH CHEMIST Aldo Products Company, Inc. • Kannapolis, NC • 2003 – 2008 Manufacturer of roofing and spray foam roofing coatings. Led mix team of 4 in testing across initial laboratory tests, prototype testing, and application/environment testing of roofing coating products prior to rollout into product offerings. Worked to develop and achieve approval from Southwest Research Institute for passive fire resistant coating product. Collaborated with company president on product presentation. Traveled to field sites to observe product performance, gather data, and observe product testing. Researched and tested new chemical formulations for identification of performance results. Performed cost analysis for bringing new products or existing product enhancements to market. Conducted raw materials assessments and testing.
PROTOTYPE TESTING COATING RESEARCH CHEMICAL ANALYSIS COST ANALYSIS RAW MATERIALS EVALUATION TECHNICAL SALES AND SERVICE AUTOMOTIVE COATINGS CHEMIST PPG Industries • Location • 1995 – 2003 Global research and manufacturing company with 42,000 employees and $15.1B in annual revenues. Worked directly on-site at Mac Trucks manufacturing facility to provide paint and coatings application expertise as PPG representative. Led paint projects involving paint mixing, color matching, paint temperature monitoring, robotic application troubleshooting, and formulation of special request paint mixtures. Achieved very high uptime record to meet demands of fast-paced, quality-focused manufacturing operation.
PAINT MIXTURE COMPOSITION APPLICATION FORMULATION QUALITY MONITORING Additional Highlights
Education Bachelor of Science – Chemistry
Longwood University, Farmville, VA
Affiliation American Chemical Society