1989 B.S. Industrial Technology
State University of New York College at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York

1974 A.A.S. Electrical Technology
Niagara County Community College, Sanborn, New York


2007 Introduction to Robotics - Niagara County Community College

1999 QS/ISO Internal Auditor Training - Unifrax Corp.

1997 LabView Basics and DAQ
National Instrument's Virtual Instruments Graphical Programing Language

1996 Programming with Microsoft Visual Basic 4.0 - MS 404
New Horizons Computer Learning Center

1996 Algor - Finite Element Analysis Software - Thermal Analysis

1996 Time Quest Seminar - Time management by Franklin Quest Co.

1995 Lotus Notes - PC net work training

1994 Allen-Bradley Programming in the SLC-500
Process Control- Ladder Logic programming

1990 Supervisors Development Program, National Safety Council

1990 dBase IV - Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced
Center for Management Development,State University of New York at Buffalo

1988 Technical Writing for Scientists and Engineers


1974 - present UNIFRAX Corp. (previously Carborundum Co., Fibers)

1982 - present Master Development Technician

1980 - 1982 Senior Development Technician

1979 - 1980 Development Technician

1978 - 1979 Worldwide Quality Control Technician(Niagara Falls, NY)

1975 - 1978 Quality Control Technician (New Carlisle, Indiana)

1974 - 1975 Quality Control Technician (Niagara Falls, NY)


"Digital Digits - An Educational 8-bit Hardware Project" Current Notes, August 1994.

"Diamond Icon Basics", Current Notes, July 1994.

"Subliminal Messages", Atari Interface April 1992.

"Effect of Ceramic Fiber Parameters on Frictional Performance." Co-authored. Presented at the SAE Break Colloquium in 1991.

"Processing Discontinuous Ceramic Fibers in Plastic Composites." Co-authored. Presented at S.P.I. Conference in 1990.

"An Improved Ceramic Fiber Thixotrope." Presented at S.P.I. Conference in 1989.

"Ceramic Fiber Tensile Strength Testing." Co-authored. Presented at American Ceramic Society in 1985.


"Customer Satisfaction Award" Unifrax Corp. , 2007 . For exceeding the expectations in development of a new fire protection expansion joint system.

"Commercialization Award" Unifrax Corp. , 2006 . For the successful commercialization of cable tray fire protection.

Named Co-inventor on United States Patent 6.112.488 Fire Barrier Material and Gaskets Therefor - granted to Unifrax on September 5, 2000

"Innovation Award" - Unifrax Corp. , 1999. For creativity in software and process control development

"Commercialization Award" - Carborundum Company. 1992. In recognition of the development of Fiberfrax© HS-95C.

"Programer's Challenge - Honorable Mention" - Antic Magazine. 1988. For the design of a computer graphics demo using redefined character set animation with ten lines of code.

"Certificate of Achievement" - Carborundum Company. 1983. Received for research/development of prototype to full scale manufacturing of FiberMax.