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Rubber Science and Technology Expert Consultant Resume

Resume of DHG Consultant
Principal Industries Served:
  • Automotive
  • Chemical
  • Rubber

Education:

This expert received their B.S. in Chemistry and Physics from Ain Shams University in Cairo Egypt.


Expertise and Services:

Rubber Science and Technology Expert Consultant Resume
 

This expert specializes in rubber material engineering, rubber science and technology including development, processing, and manufacturing of earth-mover. Further expertise includes truck, passenger, and underground mine tires, lab studies, and off-the-road (OTR) tires.

Additional experience includes technical assistance for manufacturing, marketing and sales, and productivity improvement. Further experience includes minimization of waste, redundancy, product costs, and enhanced product yield. This expert also has experience with decreased plant scrap, calendaring, mixing, extrusion, and curing consulting.

This associate offers expertise specific to material development programs, cure reduction programs, banbury mixing, and extrusion of sidewall. Further expertise encompasses apex, treads, and calendaring of fabric and wire carcass compounds. Furthermore, this expert offers experience with tread laminators, component uniformity, physical and analytical testing, cost reduction and product performance improvement, and tire thermocoupling.


Professional Experience:

Consultant, Kevin Kennedy Associates Inc.

Providing materials engineering, rubber science and technology consulting, failure analysis, forensic engineering and related expertise to a wide variety of clients.

 

Senior Material Engineer, Off The Road Tire Programs, GY Tech. Center, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Akron OH

Initiated and reviewed lab studies designed to test different and new-to-be evaluated raw materials. Monitored Permafoam production of Underground Mine Tires. Worked with Latin American plants to establish RPA limits for Off-the-Road (OTR) tire Compounds. Developed a substitute to Latin American Grader tread compound for better Chipping / chunking characteristics. Provided technical assistance to manufacturing, marketing, and sales worldwide. Participated in monthly OTR European Business Unit Team Conference Calls to discuss processing, materials and field performance. Worked with regional development teams for Off-the-Road tires. Constant contact with Field Engineers to receive up-to-date feedback on existing and Newly - developed products. Member of the Global Off-the-Road Tire Development Team. Managed allocated resources and assets for improvement of productivity and minimization of waste, redundancy, and product costs. Instrumental in calculating cost reduction by minimizing reliance of the use of high-priced Natural rubber in the manufacturing of Off-the-Road tires.

 

Chief Chemist, Turkey Adapazari Plant, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Enhanced plant’s product yield by decreasing plant scrap produced by the calendaring, mixing, extrusion, and curing areas in the Turkey Adapazari plant.

 

Senior Material Engineer, Agriculture Tire Development, GY Technical Center, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Akron OH

Conducted and assisted plants with the implementation of material development programs that enabled the product to meet service demands. Evaluated outside sources for different raw materials to improve product and maximize returns. Initiated and implemented cure reduction program for Agricultural and Terra Tires produced at Freeport Illinois’s plant, considerable cost reduction was accomplished.

 

Senior Tire Compounder, Topeka Kansas Plant, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Factory processing and curing of heavy earthmover and light radial truck tires. Processing that includes banbury mixing, extrusion of sidewall, apex, treads, calendaring of fabric and wire carcass compounds. Thermocoupling of tires to achieve optimum cure for processing efficiency and plant cost reduction. Developed and worked with the first tread laminator introduced to the plant that resulted in improving plant building productivity and components’ uniformity.

 

Tire Compounder, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Involved in overseeing factory processing of various tire components, e.g. tread, sidewall, carcass, and curing of both bias truck and passenger tires.

 

Chemist, California Tire Plant, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Performed physical and analytical testing, utilizing specified ASTM procedures on raw materials and final mixed tire compounds. Released materials and compounds to production. Represented OTR Group in the Technical Center Safety Committee and advised all heavy tire members of safety items and relayed them to the committee for discussion and action.

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