GLOBAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT and COMPLIANCE ▪ BUSINESS STRATEGIST ▪ ENGINEERING LEADER

AJO

ALAN J. OLSON

Westlake, OH

+1.440-570-1345
alan.oh.44145@gmail.com

MEMBERSHIPS/LICENSES

Who's Who in America, Top Executives

Fellow, National Society of Professional Engineers

Associate Member, National Academy of Forensic Engineers

Member American Waterworks Association, American Chemical Society, American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Ohio Professional Engineers License

EDUCATION

MBA
University of Connecticut

BS, Chemical Engineering
Tufts University

Graduate coursework in Polymer Science
Case Western Reserve University

Alan is a highly accomplished, global, enterprising visionary who combines outstanding product stewardship and global research and development strategies to successfully implement world-class, progressive manufacturing processes, strengthening financial results in the chemical, plastics, glass and energy industries, and providing decades of experience in drinking water. Expertise in launching and growing new programs and initiatives to boost sales performance, capture new revenue opportunities, and expand into new markets. Alan has been recognized for sound fiscal acumen and operational management, resulting in enhanced profitability, reduced costs and increased shareholder value. Results-driven leader who motivates people, teams and organizations to set and achieve both immediate and long-term business goals. His experience includes:

 

  • Extensive global experience in management of commercial chemicals and product stewardship
  • Compliance for principle chemical management laws in the US (TSCA, FIFRA), EU (REACH), and Asia-Pacific (registrations and notifications)
  • Drinking water regulations, quality, testing and materials
  • RC / ISO 14001 Environmental and Product Stewardship and Risk Management
  • New product development and current product support
  • Successful strategic business and product line profitability improvement
  • Forensic Investigations
  • Government affairs, issues management and government regulation
  • Intellectual Property Management / Licensing
  • Alternative Energy Systems
  • Global research and development
  • Expert Testimony
  • Plastics Recycling
  • Green Chemistry

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Alan’s experience covers a broad range of industries and functions, including:

  • Ferro Corporation - Corporate Director Product Stewardship, Director of Technology and Product Stewardship, Director of Technology – Ferro Polymer Additives Division
  • The Geon Company - Senior Business Manager - Geon Resin Business, Senior Business Manager - Geon Compound Business
  • Pratt & Whitney Aircraft - Test Engineer- Develop and test fuel cell alternative energy systems

GOVERNMENT EXPERIENCE

  • Ohio State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors, Past Chairman; appointed by Governor Taft.
  • Member of the Commercialization Committee of MAGNET (formerly CAMP, the Cleveland Advanced Manufacturing Program.)
  • Member of the city of Westlake, OH Charter Review Commission.
  • Member of the city of Bay Village, OH Board of Education Citizens Advisory Committee