P.O. Box 3320 Tel: 541-846-6266
Applegate, OR 97530 Fax: 541-846-6343
To have a job suitable to my abilities that will bring me satisfaction and allow me to
spend more time with my daughter.
Experience 1990–Present Ventures Unlimited, Inc/Pollution Solutions, Inc. Applegate, OR
Developed and Patented the Clean Air Valve
Six US Patents and 20 International Patents
Currently developing additional environmental products in cooperation with other
Through Pollution Control Systems and Tedco, Inc. have provided consulting and
technical support to major companies including Lucas, Chrysler of Mexico, and Unipart
Have developed nearly 1,250 contacts nationally and internationally in the environmental
and automotive field and traveled in excess of 125,000 miles in the last 5 years, meeting
with private companies and government officials on environmental issues.
1996–1999 Technologies for Environmental Defense Company Applegate, OR
Helped develop environmental legislation in third world countries. Laws and/or air
pollution reduction programs have been successfully passed in Republic of Crimea,
Ukraine – Moldova - Cote D’Ivoire – Republic of Senegal – Lithuania and currently
developing another program for Mongolia.
Helped to develop the Chinese market for environmental air pollution products for
Successfully engineered certification of environmental products with national and
regional EPAs in China, Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Lithuania, and California.
Worked with major companies in Europe and Asia for developing distribution of products
into regional markets.
Worked directly with Minister of Environments, Prime Minister and the General Secretary
of Science and Technology of China.
1973–1989 Nature Photographer & Writer
Owner of Sole Proprietorship
Attended Trade Shows to promote art work
Developed an exclusive line of note cards sold regionally throughout New England
Successfully worked with non-profit organizations to improve donor base
Background Info Ted Sweeten – Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Sweeten is the
inventor of the CAV. He started his career as a nationally published nature
photographer and writer but his interest in the environmental field led him into research
and development of products that can help reduce pollution with minimum impact to
the consumer. Mr. Sweeten, through his family corporation holds over 10 international
patents and 6 US patents. For the past 10 years he has worked directly in the
automotive field with the development of the CAV. His family corporation, Ventures
Unlimited, Inc. is currently working with several other inventors in developing additional
products that will have a major impact on the way pollution problems are looked at and
treated. Mr. Sweeten has the ability to converse with Prime Ministers and Ministry
Officials from around the world. His background as a nature photographer opens the
door and gives him instant credibility as a person who truly cares about their
environmental problems. He has had meetings with the General Secretary of the
Ministry of Science and Technology in China, the Prime Minister of Crimea, Ministers
of Environment in China, Senegal, Cote D’Ivoire, Moldova, and Ukraine. These
meetings have been to discuss and develop plans for the reduction of air pollution
within these countries. Moldova, Crimea, Senegal, Lithuania, and other countries have
adopted or implemented laws that have been either written by Mr. Sweeten or that
have supported projects implemented in these countries.
Education 1971–1972 Brockwood Park Bramdean, England
1980 Automotive Vocational Training Providence, RI
Graduated with 100+ average (3month vocational course)
Interests Nature Photography, writing, downhill skiing, camping, hiking, gardening, carpentry,
computers, most outdoor activities.
4301 Campion Lane
Fort Worth, TX 76137
1968 Weleetka High School Weleetla. Oklahoma
High School Diploma
1995 Bright Truck Leasing Corporation
Exploration and Production of Oil and Gas
Drilling and Drilling Services
Development of Chemicals and compounds used for treating
of off spec crude oil and crude oil products
Began working in the oil fields of Oklahoma in 1965
Designed and constructed several small refineries to clean
and treat reclaimed (slop) oil.
Designed and constructed blending plant for blending
gasolines and diesels
Currently VARCO Fort Worth,
Buying and selling crude oil in South Texas
Currently RJC Oil & Gas, Inc. Fort Worth,
Locating wells for joint venture project
Currently TEX-MEX ADDITIVES, Ltd. Brownsville,
Building blending plant for gasoline and diesel
Experience Al Jack Sales Fort Worth,
Glacier Energy, Inc. Fort Worth,
1998-1995 Buying and selling crude oil and blending reclaimed oil
Obepka Petroleum, Inc. Angola, Africa
Worked with Sonogal Oil Company stream-lining oil and gas
operations for the federal government of Angola. Sonogal is
Angola’s national oil company.
1995-1992 Petrec International Fort Worth,
Vice President of Petrec International which formed Petrec
Nigeria, Ltd. I was a member of the Board of Directors and
also was managing director in charge of the Petrec
Operations in Nigera. These operations included cleaning all
contaminated oil at the four refineries and off-shore terminals
in Nigeria. I was also over the drilling program both on-
shore and off-shore in Nigeria for Petrec International.
At. 1 Box 2257
Douglass, Texas 75943
Michael L. Bishop.
Objective: To utilize my academic, leadership and management skills in a challenging environment that is
financially, professionally and personally rewarding.
Qualifications: Veteran (United States Marine Corps) with honorable discharge, skilled in public relations,
general management, excellent problem solver, Experienced in regulatory matters, laboratory
and plant operations- Excellent written, verbal, organizational and communications skills.
Chemist; member American Chemical Society, 17 years. GOA oriented, aggressive team
Experience: 2000- Current – Texas Specialty Chemicals, Inc
Product Development Chemist/Plant Manager:
Employed in August 2000 as product development chemist for manganese carbonate
synthesis and purification. Promoted to plant manager in October 2000. Wrote and
implemented corporate business plan, safety manual, and employee manual. Set annual
budget and maligned company to meet corporate goals. Expanded product list to over 200
marketable compounds. Primary producer of micronutrient pharmaceuticals, nutraceutical and
specialty chemicals including manganese, nine, calcium. magnesium, cobalt, nickel, copper,
sodium and potassium salts; (acetates, citrates, lactates, glutamates, sulfates, chlorides,
phosphates nitrates stearates, ascorbates, propionates), eGMP, FDA and GLP. Chemist,
QA/QC (following USP 24 & FCC), process engineering, process chemistry, product
development, troubleshooting and managerial duties. Instituted and implemented marketing
program yielding salsa over $1 million within first year as plant manager and over $4 million in
sales the second year. Major bids awarded and contracts acquired include CSI, Allied
Hunter, Celanese Chemical, and Cormetech. BASF and FMC Lithium. Currently working
towards ISO 9001 registration through DTVV of Houston, Texas. In the process of plant
expansion to produce ethanol, furfural, tall oil and ascorbic acid.
When the laboratory I was employed by sold and relocated to a different city in Texas, I
did a variety of things to make a living, including farming (truck farm vegetables),
working as a checker at a local grocery chain store (Brookshire Brothers), manager of
a rent to own company (ColorTyme), assistant manager of a loan company (Covington
Credit) and as a clerk/stocker of a grocery discount store (Family Dollar).
TEST, Inc. Laboratory Manager:
Employed in June 1988 to set up environmental laboratory from scratch for Port Worth
businessman John Rogers. Responsible for complete management, annual budget,
business plan (5 year), staffing, training, planning, purchasing, marketing and liaison to
state and federal regulatory agencies. Developed a worldwide market with $500,000 in
gross sales within three years of inception. Responsible for the development and
implementation of a QA/QC program, which enabled the laboratory to become A2LA
accredited. Staff included one PhD in chemistry, three master degreed chemists, two
biologists and approximately four laboratory technicians. This was the first laboratory
in East Texas and the third in the state of Texas to achieve such distinction. All testing
done in accordance with EPA 600 and SW 846 methodology and Standard Methods
for the Examination of Water & Waste Water. Duties included all organic analyses and
supervision of sample extraction and preparation; gas chromatography, mass
spectroscopy and GC/Purge and Trap analyses. Negotiated the sale of the laboratory
for the owners in 1994,
1986-1988 Professional Service Industries
Environmental Organic Chemist:
Environmental chemist (organic division), responsible for sample collection in the
field; all matrices (soils, solid waste, hazardous waste, water, wastewater, monitor
wells) and sample extraction and preparation according to appropriate
methodology. Operation and maintenance of all analytical equipment. Expert in gas
chromatography. Extremely skilled in operation and maintenance of GC/MS (HP)
and Tekmar instrumentation. Proficient in all types spectroscopy (at, UV, AA).
Calculation of all analytical results and reporting to appropriate agencies as weft as
clients. QA/QC including tuning, standardization, correlation coefficients, spikes,
1980-1993 Emergency Paramedic Services
Graduated number one in Houston Fire Department Class as EMT through City of
Houston Health Department. Instructor American Heart Association. On board of
directors for non profit paramedic school. Coordinator for fund raising and public
relations. Pioneered first telemetry base in East Harris County and successfully
lobbied Texas legislature to certify paramedics as professionals. Supervisory
duties included scheduling of personnel, scene response, and preventative
maintenance of vehicles, drug inventory and coordination of medical treatment
protocols with medical director. Maintained certification as paramedic until 1992.
Twenty-five years total involvement in EMS. Maintained dual certifications in ACLS
(Advanced Cardiac Life support) and BTLS (Basic Trauma Life Support). Certified
as heavy industrial rescue and training in hazardous materials and industrial
firefighting throughout certification as EMT and EMT-paramedic.
1977-1980 petrochemical plants and refineries
Employed as contract laboratory technician though temporary employment agency. Worked
at Arco Chemical, Celanese; Shell, Upjohn Chemical (Dow), Routine quality control analytical
testing on raw materials, intermediates and finished products using ASTM, AAOC and
specialized methodologies. Employed by Shell Chemical in phenol/acetone research
laboratory for methods development, (Research & Development section). Extensive GC work
at Arco and Celanese. Extensive wet testing at Arts Chemical including tritrametric,
calorimetric, colorimetric and viscosities. While employed, served on firefighting and medical
rescue teams. Trained in fire suppression through Texas A&M University. Certified industrial
firefighter and heavy industrial rescue.
Quality Assurance/Quality control (QA/QC)
Expert in gas chromatography
NPDES permit testing
RCRA testing and groundwater monitoring TLCP extraction and analysis
8 heavy metal analysis by AA including hydride and cold vapor for mercury
UST site assessment, remediation and characterization
EPA methodology for water and wastewater (600 methods)
SW 846 methodology
Volatile and semi-volatiles by GC and GCMS
UV analysis of compounds (Standard Methods)
Specific gravity by Mettler densitometer and pyonometer
Organic synthesis and purification by distillation, crystallization and sublimation
Solution preparation and certification
PCB analysis by GC and GC/MS
Dioxin screening by GCMS
Pesticides and herbicides by GC/ECID
Skinner list and California list compound and determination
Microbiological determination of coli forms and fecal in drinking water
Trihalomethane analysis in drinking water (500 methods)
ASM/AAOC/EPA and Standard Methods methodologies
Hydrocarbon testing including BTEX and TPH
Flash points by closed cup
Inorganic parameters including BOD/COD/TSS/TDS/Oil and
Grease/Cyanides/TKN/Ammonia Nitrogen, Conductivity
Familiar with but not proficient in NMR, ICP, X-ray diffraction and Ion Chromatography.
Proficiency as analyst; narcotics and controlled substances. Former license/certification as
drug analyst through DEA and Texas Department of Public Safety, Narcotics Division.
Solid phase extractions, liquid/liquid and continuous extractions, sonication, microwave
Organic synthesis of flavor & fragrance compounds
Inorganic synthesis (bench pilot plant & full scale manufacturing) nutraceuticals and mineral
Synthesis and purification of dibutylchlorendatre from chlorendic anhydride for EPA 608
methodology, Robert Market and Michael Bishop, 1987.
Humic acid interference in total petroleum hydrocarbon (TPH) analysis of soils: IR versus
GC (EPA 418.1 vs. California Method), Michael Bishop and Laura Cutsinger, 1992
Oil and Grease extraction: Comparison of the efficiency of alternative extraction fluids to
chlorinated fluorocarbons (Freon 113), Michael Bishop and Kathi Tuley, 1993
Special Projects/Areas of Study or Interest
Natural pesticides and herbicides (phytochemicals); extraction, isolation, purification, synthesis and the
synergistic effects on selected insect species. (Independent research). Current member of ACS Natural
Personal Interests, Hobbies
Married with 4 children. Fishing, hunting, gardening, farming, reading, aikido; play guitar and fiddle. Read
Smithsonian and National Geography, professional chemical journals, forensic publications, Financial
Times and history book.
Dr. Mark Keeney Professional Experience
TEXAS SPECIALTY CHEMICALS: March 2001-Present
Technical Director. Technical development and engineering matters relating; to processing
and production of metal salts and specialty chemicals.
PECHINEY WORLD TRADE: March 2000-Present
Technical Director-Chemicals Division: Responsible for the development, manufacture and
testing of new types of specialty chemicals for customer applications around the world. Areas
include lithium-ion batteries, catalysts, ballistic modifiers, polymer degradation inhibitors,
adhesion promoters, etc. Currently working with manufacturing operations and customers in
Europe, Asia, Africa and North America to develop and produce specialty products.
DAICEL CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES June 2000-January 2001
Technical Consultant: Involved with the development, production and testing of new
chemicals and engineering processes at the R&D center in Himoji, Japan and the
manufacturing facility in Harima, Japan related to the gas generants used in automotive
airbag inflators. Project leader for pilot plant development/testing and scale up.
SHEPHERD CHEMICAL COMPANY: July 1994-March 2000
Technical Manager: Responsible far the research, development, engineering, production and
quality control of specialty chemicals. Market areas included battery, catalyst, electronic,
paint, coating, lubricant, pharmaceutical, medical, military and automotive. Directed
laboratory work and trained technical staff. Established new analytical laboratory with SEM,
XRD, and TGA/DTA, BET, X.RF, UV-VIS, FTIR, HPLC and GC/MS capabilities. Established
a new pilot plant and supervised all aspects of the operation-Assessed the technical and
commercial viability of new process chemistry/engineering, managed all technical work,
trained operations and improved production in the plant. Developed process control
schemes, waste treatment methods and safety procedures. Designed novel compounds and
process engineering technologies for customers, provided technical support to
Sales/Marketing and evaluated the technical viability of new business ventures.
CURTIN UNIVERSITY October 1987-December 1993
Director Industrial Minerals Research Laboratory. Established the INIRL under a Technical
Entrepreneurship Program as a non-profit, industry funded, R&D company for mining, mineral
processing and chemical projects. Responsible for all technical, financial and commercial
applications. Developed reagents and engineering processes to improve gold, coal,
petroleum, mineral sands, bauxite, alumina, clay, graphite, phosphate, barite and sulfide
operations. R&D sponsored by companies in Australia, UK, Canada, Jamaica, Japan, US,
Indonesia, Malaysia, Switzerland and the Netherlands-Established joint ventures and
commercialized engineering technologies with chemical/mineral processing companies
around the world. Active in the Science Technology and Cultural Development Program.
Appointed professor of Mineral Chemistry and held and industry endowed chair in Mineral
Chemistry. Served on the Board of Directors of Western Minerals NL, a gold and mineral
CSTRO-Australia May 1984-October 1987
Group Leader, Mineral Chemistry. Responsible for developing new chemical products and
process engineering technologies to improve mineral processing and mining operations in
Australia. Research areas included leaching, thickening, flocculation, filtration, dewatering,
precipitation, crystallization, scaling and theology control. R&D emphasis on reagents and
engineering technologies for processing bauxite and alumina. Major research projects
sponsored by every bauxite producer in Australia (Alcoa, Alcan and Alusuisse).
University of California at Berkeley
National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Mineral Engineering January 1981 to
January 1982. Postdoctoral research involved the synthesis, characterization and redox
behavior of cobalt IMIT organic complexes formed during the hydrometallurgical processing
(solvent extraction) of low-grade cobalt/nickel ores.
Pennsylvania State University PHD in Extractive Metallurgy March 1981_ Interdisciplinary
doctorate from Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, Department of Mineral
Engineering and Department of Chemistry. Metallurgical research involved the synthesis and
characterization of metal organic coordination complexes formed in hydrometallurgical
systems. Mineral processing research involved the treatment/beneficiation of low-grade
copper and nickel ores. Chemical research involved the mechanisms and the
thermodynamics of colloid/small particle nucleation and growth processes.
MS Metallurgy November 1979. Minor in Physical and Analytical Chemistry.
BS Chemistry November 1976
United States Air Force (1971-1974) Nuclear Weapons Specialist. Rank E-4.
RICHARD G. ROBERTS, JR. (Rob)
575 Broad Valley CT.
Burleson, TX 76028
(817) 233-4836 (cell)
I have obtained extensive knowledge with over twenty years of diverse and
comprehensive experience incorporated in the various facets of
Materials/Operations/Marketing & Sales/Automotive Management, raw materials,
inventory and production control, planning and scheduling, warehousing, shipping and
receiving, purchasing (import & export), and marketing & sales (import & export);
Systems Utilized: ERP (MRP/MRP1l/DRP/EDI), WMS, Kan-ban, and JIT;
Software Literacy: MS Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Oracle, JDE, and DCSI.
I am looking for a position where l can utilize my various management capacities as
well as my vast understanding of Materials – Operations - Marketing & Sales -
Automotive Management. My personal commitment to my profession is a strength I will
bring with me to a new position-
Management capabilities; effective communication, problem solving, staff development,
organizational and interpersonal skill, also the development of customer bases.
Responsible for monitoring productivity, compliance, and quality of work by providing
"hands on" supervision and conducting ongoing observation and review.
Responsible for the selection, training, and orientation of new staff to the goals,
objectives and general functions of the company.
Responsible for all aspects of hiring field, plant, and office personnel.
Responsible for managing and monitoring company budgets. Staying within established
departmental approved guidelines.
Responsible for ensuring effective communications with people at all levels, including
staff, and customers.
Handling cost in production, inventory control, and marketing.
Significantly improving planning and work flow by establishing new more efficient
procedures and methods to establish a strong customer base. Developing plans that
allowed materials and production to move smoother, more efficiently, and in a timely
Effectively increasing on-time deliveries and developing a new job scheduling system
that reduced late deliveries.
Achieving significant cost savings by reducing inventory, reducing turnaround time, and
increasing productivity without increasing overtime and reducing purchasing cost.
2000 -2003 Banta Global Turnkey- Fort Worth, TX (Global Turnkey Operations)
Manage all operations; Responsible for the sales & marketing of the
Southwest and Western regions of the United States. also controlling
material flow throughout three branches, (fort Worth, San Jose, CA
and Mexico), to include managing planning/scheduling, kit building,
parts issuing, inventory control, negotiating large purchasing
contracts, all phases of stripping and receiving, and all phases of
warehousing, Setting operational budgets. MRP/DRP, JDE
Was responsible for an increase in sales of 28% in this region. Along
with increasing On-time deliveries to better then 99%.
1995 -2000 A to Z Automotive & Distribution- Cincinnati, OH (Automotive Repair
& Parts Distribution)
Owned and Managed Automotive Repair & Parts /Fuel Distribution
business; controlling the business, P&L, and new business
sales/marketing. Handling of the material operations; purchasing and
sales to local truck stops & other local distributors (new parts & fuel
items such as oil and gas additives), and inventory. Worked on the
vehicles myself when needed. Hiring of office and field personnel.
Built a very strong and large cliental, with the General Public, plus
Reason for Leaving:
Sold my part of company and Moved to FL
1989-1995 EXXON - Fairfax, VA (Fuel and Oil distribution Center)
Responsible for the sales and marketing of fuel and oil, plus parts for
refineries in the North American Region. Which included making sure
customers needs were met in a timely manner, along with the quality
of the material being of top percentage in the industries.
Was responsible for an increase in sales of 33% in this region. Along
with increasing On-time deliveries to better then 99°/a.
Reason for Leaving:
Started own business.
1982-1989 M/A-COM, G.S.D.- "Vienna, VA (High-Tech Communications OEM
MFG and Service Company for Federal & Commercial customers)
Assistant Manager, Depot:
Handled managerial duties for Depot and Customer Service. Dealt
with D.O.D. contracts and Mil-Specs which included electronic,
mechanical packing, and documentation. Acted as customer liaison-
Assisted with program Management involving budgeting programs,
writing proposals and supervising projects productivity and
scheduling. Provided assistance with marketing new products and
Instrumental in getting a new project up and running on the
Production, material, and service side.
EDUCATION: Undergraduate studies at NOVA, with a concentration in Avionics
Sports: Licensed NASCAR Busch Driver in 1994. Drove Late Model Stock Cars for 17
years in the South Eastern Division, which were races up and down the east coast of the