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Jun 2013Present

Product Design Technician

Americhem, Inc.

As a product design technician I compete with competitors to create a product that not only outperforms but under prices a competitors product. I have to take what a customer says they want, anticipate their needs goals and requirements and formulate the best performing product possible for the anticipated price point. I must meet chemical, visual, physical and economical properties both as defined by the customer and their customers. I use the full extent of my knowledge and abilities to complete each new business opportunity with emphasis on speed, formulation familiarity and customer communication.

Jun 2012Jun 2013

Research and Development

Americhem, Inc.

In R&D the focus was on testing physical, chemical and Visual properties of new raw material sources. These was also a focus on creating new Standard operating procedures and new testing methods and protocols. Some initiatives I ran were creating a new, more accurate, method for testing the level of carbon black content in multiple polymers, testing new automated machines for precision and accuracy versus our manual protocols and standardizing operating procedures for spinning fiber.

Jun 2008Jun 2011

Quality Testing Technician

Americhem, Inc.

I worked formulations for products going to production and also validated the final product coming back. I trained not only my coworkers but also my leaders on techniques I had learned and developed while working in customer service. I was trusted to lead many special projects and training programs. I was also a team 

Jun 2007Jun 2008

Customer Service Technician

Americhem, Inc.

I worked reformulations of products customers had a problem with or were generally unsatisfied with. We would fix properties such as: color, viscosity, tensile strength, IR profile, heat tolerance, purity, particle size, moisture retention, active ingredient concentration, UV stability and specific gravity. 

Jun 2006Jun 2007

Extrusion Operator

Americhem, inc

As a machine operator I learned fast and soon felt great pride knowing that I had surpassed my mentors. I doubled the production of any other operator and set a new expectation for the position. I kept the work station spotless and kept my nose to the grindstone. I feel I proved my worth and work ethic through this position and I brought the same mindset to the lab.

Jun 2005Aug 2005

Wilco Hess

Wilco Hess

Maintenance Responsibilities were maintaining the pumps and grounds. 


Aug 2015Present

No Degree

Wingate University School of Pharmacy

Seeking a PharmD

Aug 2012Jun 2015

No Degree

Rowan Cabarrus Community College

Two years of undergrad prerequisite course work.


High School Diploma

West Rowan High School

High school education in Mt. Ulla, NC.