John Gilbert Kaufman Jr., Delaware, USA
Director of Alloy Development
Business Career Summary:Fifty four years in the aluminum and related materials industries, focusing on alloy and product development and performance, including (a) twenty years at various levels of aluminum industry R&D management, including five years as VP/Director of Research and Development, (b) eight years as CEO of a computerized worldwide materials database, and (c) four years as VP Technology for the Aluminum Association in Washington, DC. Author or coauthor of a number of books and more than 140 other publications on aluminum alloys and materials performance.
Brief Summary of Career History:
Kaufman Associates (Consulting; address as above) – 1997-2008
President & CEO, managed consulting business in materials metallurgy, properties, performance, and applications; numeric material property databases.
The Aluminum Association, Inc. Washington, DC. - 1993-1997
Vice President, Technology; Director, responsible for entire technical program including specifications, databases, publications, environment, and design.
The National Materials Property Data Network, Inc., New York and Columbus, 1985-1993
President and CEO; created and managed electronic online network of 26 interactive single-search materials property databases (independent business until collaboration with ACS/CAS in 1987)
Chemical Abstracts Service, American Chemical Society, Columbus, OH, 1987-1993
Manager, Numeric Data Services; built and managed component of STN International involving 25 materials property databases, including a mechanical properties cluster and physical properties cluster, with search interfaces (concurrent with MPD Network activity)
Anaconda Aluminum Co., Louisville, KY; 1980-1982
Director of R&D; built and managed 3.5MM R&D program and hired 45 staff
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REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER (Engineering, Metallurgy)
Delaware – 2008-current