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Mary Moon has 25 years experience as a practicing chemist. Her experience includes lubricants, metalworking fluids, cleaners, conversion coatings,paints, and other specialty chemicals, development of laboratory test procedures, managing R&D projects and strategic planning. Her expertise includes tribology,electrochemistry, rheology, computer simulations, and statistics. She is fluent in French (conversational) and German (reading). Selected positions and responsibilities:

R&D Chemist, Bel-Ray Company, Inc., Farmingdale, NJ

  • Lead project to commercialize SuperClean industrial lubes, including formulation, production, packaging, QC sampling and cleanliness testing, ERM databases, marketing, publications
  • Monitor pilot batches and resolve filtration and contamination issues
  • Train plant, lab and sales personnel
  • Build relationships with distributors; managed collaborative projects and field trials worldwide
  • Demonstrate added value of the SuperClean products by monitoring electric energy consumption and statistical analyses of gear and bearing wear
  • Formulate, test, and provide technical customer service for gear oils, hydraulic fluids, and greases for industrial, mining, food grade, small engine, and biodegradable applications
  • Support strategic decision-making by analyzing raw material use, base oil costs, and lube market trends

Research Scientist, Elf Atochem North America, Inc., King of Prussia, PA

  • Lead R&D project to commercialize fluoropolymer resin for aviation coatings
  • Invented binder for corrosion-resistant coatings
  • Formulate solvent-borne fluoropolymer and water-based polyurethane paints
  • Analyze niche coating markets, develop economic models, and perform economic analyses
  • Manage development and implementation of coatings database that increased lab efficiency

Scientist, Coatings Division, Sherwin-Williams Company, Cleveland, OH

  • Develop rapid predictive electrochemical lab test for protective industrial maintenance coatings.
  • Formulate architectural paints, copolymer binders, and adhesion promoters
  • Measured and simulated particle packing and developed means to control particle segregation in films

Ms. Moon holds a BS degree in Chemistry (with Research Honors) and BA degree in Physics, both from Lafayette College, Easton, PA. She holds a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry (Physical Chemistry) from the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL and an MBA (with Distinction, Finance concentration) from Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ.

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