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Duane B. Priddy

Plastics Consultant / Expert Witness

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Degrees

PhD in Organic Chemistry, Michigan State University, 1971
BA in Chemistry, Olivet College, 1966

Professional Experience
2004 - present Consultant SpecialChem/Omnexus
2006 President and CEO Airless Container Corp LLC
2005 - present President Plastic Failure Lab
2002 - present President Priddy & Associates LLC
1999 - 2001 Senior Failure Scientist for Dow Plastics The Dow Chemical Company
1994 - 1999 Lead Scientist in charge of Dow Plastics Polymer Additives Group The Dow Chemical Company

Consultant for many Fortune 500 companies including Dow Chemical, SE Johnson, Kimberly-Clark, and Milliken Chemical

Academic Network
  • Adjunct Professor at Michigan Technological University, 1989 - present
  • Adjunct Professor at Central Michigan University, 1988 - present
Honors, Awards and Memberships
  • Nominated (Cambridge) for "International Scientist of Year Award for 2005"
  • Awarded "Lifetime Achievement Award" by Dow Plastics - 2001
  • Awarded "Fellow" National American Chemical Society (ACS) PMSE - 2001
  • Received "Salutes to Excellence" award by American Chemical Society - 2001
  • Invited Keynote speaker for ACS "Chemistry in Industry Conference" - Sept 2004
  • Outstanding Achievement in the Chemical Sciences Award by ACS - 1995
  • Industrial liaison to the POLY Division of the ACS - 1997 - 2001
Publications
  • 60+ Issued United States Patents
  • 100+ Publications including 5 encyclopedia articles and 8 book chapters
  • Author/Editor of book Modern Styrenic Polymers Wiley 2003
  • Author of several encyclopedia articles on Plastics and Plastic Analysis
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