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James R. “Waxman” Eckert has accomplished creative and revenue producing results in diverse positions in Mobil Oil Corp.  He was a consultant for complete product line to manufacturing plants, marketing divisions and customers, recommending changes in refinery process chemistry, initiating environmental studies and participating in financial and economic analyses.  Selected accomplishments:

  • Developed ten million pounds of new wax product business and seven million pounds of new wax emulsion business.  Examples include a new coating for wrappers used in the fast food industry and a new emulsion for the gypsum board market.
  • Developed aromatic oil blends to manufacture rubber process extender oils and bitumen blends for reentry into the asphalt binder market.  This improved and expanded refinery margins at Beaumont, Paulsboro and Joliet.
  • Provided technical expertise to maintain hot melt coatings, saturating wax and wax emulsion business- total of fifty million pounds
  • Resolved customer problems by troubleshooting processes and production.
  • Assisted in quality control/assurance activities at manufacturing plants.
  • Developed means of recovering fiber from wax coated/saturated products
  • Identified source and cause of product problems and resolved customer complaints.
  • Identified and differentiated between crude petroleum oil and imitations resulting in $500,000 recovery.
  • Participated in team effort to identify and locate source in refining processes of filter plugging agent in gasoline.
  • Eliminated over $3,000,000 of production losses by identifying contaminants in gas recovery system and developed method for its identification
  • Developed safe and effective closure plans for hazardous waste facilities in refinery and non-hazardous land-fill areas. One million dollar savings below original closure estimate was realized.

Mr. Eckert holds a BS degree in Chemistry from the Detroit Institute of Technology, Detroit, Michigan, and an MBA from Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas.  He is a member of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI), National Candle Association, and the American Chemical Society.

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