In 1998, I graduated from Georgia Southern University with a BS in Chemistry and received my MS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maine in 2001. The title of my Master’s thesis was The Relationship Between Rheology, Application Method, and Final Coating Structure, and I am published in the 2003 TAPPI Technical Conference & Exhibit with a paper entitled “The effect of thickeners on coating suspension rheology and final coating structure.”
My industrial experience includes:
Kemira Pigments, Process Development Intern working to characterized a titanium dioxide slurry to establish baseline rheological properties saving the mill at least $1.5 million per year
Arizona Chemical, Product Development Lab Technician working with chemical manufacturing facilities throughout the company to development and see chemical products to commercialization.
Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Finished Tissue Paper Product/Process Engineer providing technical support to mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, and other process engineers to produce the best finished tissue paper products possible.
My combined experiences in engineering and industrial coating applications make me uniquely qualified to work with clients and candidates in the coatings and specialty chemicals industries.