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Florida
Posted:
April 17, 2016

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Ken Wheless Indian Trail, NC • 803-***-**** • acud8d@r.postjobfree.com

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Career Highlights

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

purposes.

Developed and tested new bio-based, non-toxic

cleaning products key to expanding existing

product line.

Achieved outstanding safety record 1 million

hours with zero lost time injuries.

Research and Development

Career Experience

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

Development Chemist/Research

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

successes.

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

PRODUCT TESTING

CHANGE ADAPTATION

MECHANICAL TESTING & ANALYSIS

PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT

TEST EQUIPMENT CALIBRATION

CHEMICAL FORMULATION

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

DYNAMIC MECHANICAL ANALYSIS

DIFFERENTIAL SCANNING

CALORIMETRY

DYNAMIC SHEAR RHEOMETRY

Ken Wheless • 803-***-****

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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

Biology Minor

Longwood University, Farmville, VA

Affiliation American Chemical Society



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