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City: Cleveland

Challenges: Cultivate Resilience in Water Infrastructure Systems, Drive the Creation of Meaningful Data, Manage Aging Water Infrastructure Systems, Mitigate Nutrient Loading and Its Environmental Impacts

Areas of Expertise: Environmental Policy

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B.S, Chemical Engineering, Tufts University Continuing Education MIT, CalTech MBA, University of Connecticut Continuing Education Stanford University, Case Western Reserve University Graduate work, polymer chemistry, Case Western Reserve University KEENLY INTERESTED IN EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON INFRASTRUCTURE, INSURANCE, BOND RATINGS AND LONG TERM SUSTAINABILITY AND SURVIVABILITY OF LOCALES AND REGIONS. Registered Professional Engineer, State of Ohio. Former chairman of the State of Ohio Licensing Board for Professional Engineers and Surveyors. Member National Council of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors. Over 30 years business, regulatory and technical experience with United Technologies Corporation, The BF Goodrich Company/Geon Company, and Ferro Corporation. Currently President Westlake Science & Technology, Inc., a consulting firm providing business strategic assistance, engineering and scientific consulting, regulatory guidance and advocacy, and drinking water, food contact and pharmaceutical excipient expertise. Consulting with city of Flint, MI on water quality and locating buried lead pipes. Working with Florida International Univ. on a sensor for locating lead pipes. Working with city of Westlake, OH on changing source of drinking water, including blending studies and lead pipe studies. Several recommendations included in Ohio legislation in 2016 and 2017 regarding drinking water testing for lead and other contanminants. Global Corporate Director Product Stewardship, Ferro Corporation. Global responsibility for product safety and compliance, including regulations, registrations (including new chemicals), classifications (SDSs and labels), toxicology testing, green chemistry substitutions, sustainability and climate change (green house gas emissions). Environmental, Health and Safety global team member. Lead for product stewardship in the acquisition/divestment process. Board member for several trade associations. R&D Director, Ferro Corporation. Global responsibility for polymer additives, with focus on PVC heat stabilizers, lubricants, plasticizers, and UV stabilizers. Commercialized green alternatives to phthalates. Utilized nanotechnology in certain additives and pigments for PVC, polypropylene and other polymers. Designed and built new central laboratory for applications work. Industry Affairs Manager, BF Goodrich. Responsible for product safety and compliance, including product registrations, regulations and claims, MSDSs, participation at standards organizations and advocacy. Authored major part of NSF drinking water standards for pipes, fittings and drinking water additives. Managed in-licensing of new technologies. R&D Manager, BF Goodrich. Developed and implemented the process by which the majority of CPVC resin is produced globally. Developed new CPVC compounds and managed changeover of customers. Inventor on three patents. These CPVC resins and compounds are part of the Lubrizol portfolio. R&D Engineer, Pratt & Whitney Division of United Technologies. Development and testing of fuel cells, including the system for the NASA Space Shuttle. Comparison of alternative energy technologies.

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City: Cleveland

Challenges: Cultivate Resilience in Water Infrastructure Systems, Drive the Creation of Meaningful Data, Manage Aging Water Infrastructure Systems, Mitigate Nutrient Loading and Its Environmental Impacts

Areas of Expertise: Environmental Policy

Skills: Civil Engineering

Soft Skills: Team Management

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B.S, Chemical Engineering, Tufts University Continuing Education MIT, CalTech MBA, University of Connecticut Continuing Education Stanford University, Case Western Reserve University Graduate work, polymer chemistry, Case Western Reserve University KEENLY INTERESTED IN EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON INFRASTRUCTURE, INSURANCE, BOND RATINGS AND LONG TERM SUSTAINABILITY AND SURVIVABILITY OF LOCALES AND REGIONS. Registered Professional Engineer, State of Ohio. Former chairman of the State of Ohio Licensing Board for Professional Engineers and Surveyors. Member National Council of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors. Over 30 years business, regulatory and technical experience with United Technologies Corporation, The BF Goodrich Company/Geon Company, and Ferro Corporation. Currently President Westlake Science & Technology, Inc., a consulting firm providing business strategic assistance, engineering and scientific consulting, regulatory guidance and advocacy, and drinking water, food contact and pharmaceutical excipient expertise. Consulting with city of Flint, MI on water quality and locating buried lead pipes. Working with Florida International Univ. on a sensor for locating lead pipes. Working with city of Westlake, OH on changing source of drinking water, including blending studies and lead pipe studies. Several recommendations included in Ohio legislation in 2016 and 2017 regarding drinking water testing for lead and other contanminants. Global Corporate Director Product Stewardship, Ferro Corporation. Global responsibility for product safety and compliance, including regulations, registrations (including new chemicals), classifications (SDSs and labels), toxicology testing, green chemistry substitutions, sustainability and climate change (green house gas emissions). Environmental, Health and Safety global team member. Lead for product stewardship in the acquisition/divestment process. Board member for several trade associations. R&D Director, Ferro Corporation. Global responsibility for polymer additives, with focus on PVC heat stabilizers, lubricants, plasticizers, and UV stabilizers. Commercialized green alternatives to phthalates. Utilized nanotechnology in certain additives and pigments for PVC, polypropylene and other polymers. Designed and built new central laboratory for applications work. Industry Affairs Manager, BF Goodrich. Responsible for product safety and compliance, including product registrations, regulations and claims, MSDSs, participation at standards organizations and advocacy. Authored major part of NSF drinking water standards for pipes, fittings and drinking water additives. Managed in-licensing of new technologies. R&D Manager, BF Goodrich. Developed and implemented the process by which the majority of CPVC resin is produced globally. Developed new CPVC compounds and managed changeover of customers. Inventor on three patents. These CPVC resins and compounds are part of the Lubrizol portfolio. R&D Engineer, Pratt & Whitney Division of United Technologies. Development and testing of fuel cells, including the system for the NASA Space Shuttle. Comparison of alternative energy technologies.

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