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George L. Ball -
Engineering Specialist/ Project Manager
(Materials Specialist)


Mr Ball is an Engineering Specialist/ Project Manager with extensive expertise in material/process/ property, safety and environmental relationships of plastics, polymers and explosives.

He has over 35 years of contract research, development and engineering experience including product/process development, program management, facility management, proposal writing, client communication and reporting activities.

He has a demonstrated strength in the practical applications of microcomputers. Mr. Ball is recognized for effective communication, the practical application of physical principals, problem definition, task order sales, writing ability, and superb organizational execution.


EDUCATION:
M.S. Physics, University of Louisville (Chemistry minor) -1960
B.S. Physics, Franklin and Marshall College (Chemistry & Math minors) -1958

ACE accredited management, safety, regulatory and teaching courses -1995


RELATED EXPERIENCE:

Project Manager, Engineering Services


Responsible for developing manufacturing processes for pharmaceutical like uncoated and plastic coated organic powders. Provide process and administrative database management and other microcomputer based protocols. Consult on Material and Process Engineering problems. Coastal Carolina Engineering Services of Wilmington, NC. 2 Years

Engineering Specialist/ Project Manager, Explosives and Plastic Materials


Responsible for the development of explosive and plastic processes and products, managing a high hazard chemical facility, training personnel in hazardous materials safety, incorporating microcomputers into processes, and developing explosive diagnostic tools. This was with EG&G Mound Applied Technologies/ Monsanto Research Corporation, Prime contractors in materials and processes for the U. S. Dept. of Energy. 7 years.

Group Leader, Energetic Materials Development


Responsible for developing and characterizing pharmaceutical like organic explosive powder products and processes, managing 12-16 scientists and technologists, managing an explosives development and production facility, soliciting and managing an annual budget of $2M, and introducing cost savings through microprocessor control. This was with Monsanto Research Corporation a contract Research, Development and Engineering subsidiary of the Monsanto Company emphasizing materials development, environmental analysis and analytical chemistry. 7 years.
Contract Manager, Environmental Programs & Plastic Applications


Responsible for generating program funding, soliciting task orders, making customer contacts, negotiating tasks and costs, reporting and managing environmental and plastic application contracts, managing dozens of subcontracts. 3 years.

Group Leader, Plastic Applications


Responsible for generating project ideas and funding, and managing funded projects, personnel and facilities (plastic processing, physical testing and development). 10 years.

Research Polymer Physicist


Responsible for generating salable project ideas, contributing to writing of proposals, supervising a physical testing lab, and performing plastic application projects to achieve high quality technical results. 9 years.

Publications & Patents:


Author on over 150 publications Journal articles, final reports, manuals, Standard Operating Procedures, assessments, training plans, etc.; Patents: 9.
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Extended Resume



George L. Ball
ENGINEERING SPECIALIST/ PROJECT MANAGER

SUMMARY

Customer-focused, hands on, technical professional with proven scientific, engineering, program management, and computer utilization background. Material process/product/physical property relationship expertise in explosives, plastics, polymers, powders, safety and the environment.

36 years of contract research, development and engineering responsibilities including client communication, idea generation, proposal writing, program management and reporting.

Demonstrated strength in technical staffing, achieving results, scheduling, budgeting, practical applications of computers and documentation. Recognized for effective communication, team building, and superb organizational execution.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1997-Present MDT GRAFICS Wilmington, NC
A provider of Computer Graphics and Digital Presentations to the Chemical, Materials, Plastics and Explosives industries.

Program Manager, Materials and Processes
Responsible for the development of products and processes for the chemical, plastic and explosives industries. Manages corporate management information systems.

1995-1998 COASTAL CAROLINA ENGINEERING SERVICES Wilmington, NC
A provider of Value-Added Engineering and Technical Services to the Chemical, Nuclear Fuel, Heavy Manufacturing, Materials, Plastics and Explosives industries.

Project Manager, Materials and Processes
Responsible for the development of products and processes for the chemical, plastic and explosives industries. Manages corporate management information systems.

1988-1995 EG&G MOUND APPLIED TECHNOLOGIES Miamisburg, Ohio
Prime contractor in energetic components, materials and processes for the U. S. Dept. of Energy.

Manager/ Engineering Specialist, Explosives and Plastic Materials
Responsible for the development of explosive and plastic processes and products, managing a high hazard chemical facility, training site personnel in hazardous materials safety, incorporating microcomputers into processes, and developing explosive analytical tools.

* Scientists, technologists and technicians managed achieved results promoting continuous multi million dollar project funding.

* Facilities managed met criteria for safety (OSHA), compliance, and environment (EPA, RCRA/CERCLA) providing for uninterrupted development and manufacturing operations.

* Personnel trained and supervised to provide safe decommissioning for plant downsizing.

* Laser cleaning process introduced which eliminated need for banned fluorocarbon liquids.

* Major new explosive developed and introduced into commercial and defense applications.


1981-1988 MONSANTO RESEARCH CORPORATION, MOUND FACILITY Miamisburg, Ohio
Prime contractor in components, materials and processes for the U. S. Dept. of Energy.

Group Leader, Energetic Materials Development
Responsible for developing and characterizing pharmaceutical like organic explosive powder products and processes, managing 12-16 scientists and technologists, managing an explosives development and production facility, managing an annual budget of $2M, and introducing cost savings through microprocessor control.

* Group developed, manufactured and tested high reliability explosive products.

* Plastic coating process developed which improved explosives safety and performance. Designated greatest advancement in 20 years by customer in otherwise mature business.

* Microcomputer based effort spearheaded cost savings in hazardous materials production processes, records management, and inventories.


1965-1981 MONSANTO RESEARCH CORPORATION, DAYTON LAB Dayton, Ohio
A contract Research, Development and Engineering subsidiary of the Monsanto Company emphasizing materials development, environmental analysis and analytical chemistry.

Contract Manager, Environmental Programs & Plastic Applications
Responsible for generating program funding, soliciting task orders, making customer contacts, negotiating tasks and costs, reporting and managing environmental and plastic application contracts.

* $1.8M of business generated achieved 165% of marketing goal on EPA task type contract

* EPA task order contracts managed simultaneously which supported industry environmental sampling, assessments, and EPA Headquarters staff technical needs. Managed dozens of supporting subcontracts simultaneously.

Group Leader, Plastic Applications
Responsible for generating project ideas and funding, and managing funded projects, personnel and plastic processing, physical testing and development facilities.

* Projects managed solved application problems in specialty plastics, composites, plastic foams and films, biomedical devices, space, defense, energy conversion and storage, the environment, waste management, adhesives/interlayers, roofing, plastic recycling, acoustics and vibration control. Scope international.

* Ideas, contacts and proposals established contract business with U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, Environmental Protection Agency, NASA, National Institutes of Health, Dept. of Transportation, Dept. of Energy, NATO, Agency for International Development, Monsanto Company, and numerous commercial industries.


1959-1965 MONSANTO RESEARCH CORPORATION, BOSTON LAB Everett, Mass.
Research Polymer Physicist
Responsible for generating salable project ideas, contributing to writing of proposals, supervising a physical testing lab, and performing projects to achieve high quality technical results.

* Vibration damping material invented. Continues to be used in million pound quantities.

* Plastic interlayer invented. Used in aircraft windshields and transparent armor.

* "Plastic ice" heat storage material invented. Provides solar storage.

EDUCATION


M.S. Physics, 1960 University of Louisville (Chemistry minor)
B.S. Physics, 1958 Franklin and Marshall College (Chemistry & Math minors)
ACE accredited management, safety, regulatory and teaching courses (Certified Trainer-1995)

PUBLICATIONS
Over 150 publications on plastic and energetic materials, their applications, their characterization, environmental issues and processing in the form of journal articles, contract final reports, manuals, procedures, presentations, and internal company documents. Manager and/or primary author on over 50 major technical proposals.

PATENTS
United States-9, United Kingdom-1, Canada- 1


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