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Dedicated, results-driven and detail-oriented professional with more than 20 years of experience in laboratory and manufacturing environments including production oversight, product design/development, and implementation of manufacturing processes. Seeking a challenging position within a progressive organization that fosters optimal leadership skills, and offers opportunities for professional growth.
HPLC on Agilent 1100 and 1200 series chromatographs with ChemStation “B” series software. FTIR, DSC, LP-CC, GC, TLC, NMR, Flame AA.
25 years of industrial experience in new product development and the product development process. Familiar with both reading and writing patents.
25 years of experience with epoxy resins and curing agents. Supervision of construction as well as hands-on construction of laboratories, production facilities, production equipment, and custom apparatus. Screen printing ink formulation. Patents
6,265,519 Thiolamide curing agents. 5,952,446 Elastomeric epoxy composition. 5,456,616 Electrical device employing a flat flexible circuit. 5,036,249 Electroluminescent lamp panel and method of fabricating same Work History
The Adhesive Doctor (now Paul Krebaum LLC), Lisle, IL October 2010 – Present
Solving client’s adhesion and bonding problems in various polymer systems.
Consulting and custom formulation of specialty epoxies for high-tech applications.
Developed a method for the chemical deposition of silver on nickel powder for electrically conductive epoxies.
Available for and desiring full time employment.
Heaterwerks Inc., Elk Grove Village, IL June 2010-October 2010 New Product Development Specialist
Development of screen-printed heaters of laminated Mylar. Fast Heat / Tutco, Inc., Elmhurst, IL January 2006-November 2009 R&D Engineer, Elements & Sensors Group
Developed carbon fiber and silicone rubber based flexible heaters from initial concept to low production volumes. Supervision and training of other engineers and production line personnel.
Failure analysis, quality, product and production line productivity, improvements on standard products. MSDS, chemical hygiene, and fire safety improvements. Developed a flux and method to enable RoHS soldering of lead wires to Inconel resistive material. The Adhesive Doctor, Lisle, IL January 2002-January 2006 Consultant
Molex Inc., Lisle, IL May 1985-October 2001
Materials Engineer III
New product R&D. Adhesives & sealants for automotive, fiber optic, membrane switch, household, and data markets. Chemical hygiene and safety officer.
Solved bonding problems for Fiber Optic division.
Worked on electroplating and injection molding issues for Data and Commercial divisions, including metal stamping lubricants, injection molding lubricants, and cleaning agents.
Bennington College, Bennington, VT 1983
B.A. of Natural Sciences & Mathematics