For years I worked as a chemist developing new materials for electronic displays and microprocessors. From the R&D lab to full scale production in the pilot plants. I went on to become the R&D/Business development liaison before leaving corporate chemistry to try a new career. In a huge shift, I lived in Los Angeles for almost 5 years working as a food stylist for film and TV production. All the while working part time as a bartender and/or working in a wine shop. Upon returning to Massachusetts, I opened (and ultimately closed) my own restaurant in Provincetown. Now I am ready to leave Massachusetts to pursue a more comprehensive job in my favorite industry - wine. I would love to combine my passion for wine with of skill set of chemistry, production scale-up, entrepreneurialism and sales & marketing. I look forward to the next chapter of my career.
Also built and currently maintain Jack’s website and handle other administrative and creative areas of his business.
Support to Sales & Marketing department.
Participated in editing and revising current laboratory catalog.
Set up experiments to support QA/QC department; issued resulting technical documents.
Assist customers in selecting equipment, additional items, an advanced product lines.
Attended Bioprocessing conference/exhibition in November 2006; worked exhibitor booth.
Optimize 1st generation materials through commercialization
Develop and optimize new material platform for 2nd generation formulations
Transfer new polycondensation procedure and characterization methods to scale-up engineers
Assisted in pilot plant production of new materials
Worked with marketing/sales representatives to deliver experimental samples to key account customers
Modify materials platform to meet optimum performance of products at customer site, based on customer feedback
Create presentations and data packages for customer support and data feedback for product development teams
Provide ongoing technical support and development for new products, while working in the Materials Innovation group
Responsible for taking the bench-scale prototype from the research level, through process development/scale-up, and on to manufacturing
Developed a strong depth of understanding of the system performance perspective, and developed/sourced materials to meet specifications
Worked directly with chemistry focused on polymerization and pigment/colloid surface modifications, for advanced electronic applications, based on product specifications.
Co-invented/developed fundamental polymerization techniques for advanced materials development
Successfully out-sourced said chemistry through joint development programs with outside vendors
Followed preliminary process of TSCA listing materials and filing PMNs with the EPA for new chemicals
Served as ‘sommelier’ for private in-house tastings as well as daily tastings. Attended wine expositions locally.
Developed materials for specified products
Collaborated on joint development teams with outside companies and universities to develop new materials and quantitative techniques
Trained technicians in analytical maintenance of process lines.