William Golton


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509 Beatty Rd.
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United States

Specialties and Services

Fields of Expertise
  • Analytical
  • Expert Witness
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Polymers
  • Project Management
  • Quality
Other Fields of Expertise
Paint and Polymer Analysis and Testing.
Measurement of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) in Paints and Related Materials.
Expert Witness.
Managing and Standardizing Pharmaceutical Stability Testing.
Administrative Support.
Project Management.
Quality Management/Continuous Improvement.
Streamlining Laboratory Operations.
Improving Laboratory Measurement Results.
Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS).
Pharmaceutical Analytical and QC Laboratories.
Laboratory Certification.

Additional Information

Independent Consultant 1994 - Present
- Assignments have included setting up a quality system for a small paint company, expert witness support and insurance claims support involving coatings and polymers, laboratory certification for a pharmaceutical firm, team leader on an ANDA project.
- Director and instructor in short courses in VOCs and HAPs in Paint and other products, and Problem Solving in Chemical Analysis.

The CECON Group, Inc., Wilmington, DE, Vice President 1995 - Present
- Administration and management of consulting assignments in all aspects of science and engineering, with a specialty in pharmaceuticals and coatings.

The DuPont Merck Pharmaceutical Co., Wilmington, DE Associate Director 1991 - 1994
- Organized and led a project to optimize, standardize and computerize stability operations throughout DuPont Merck to streamline company development and manufacturing analytical operations and reduce operating costs by $3.5MM/yr.
More Experience
E. I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., Wilmington, DE and Philadelphia, PA 1962 - 1991

Senior Research Associate
- Designed and implemented one of the first R&D LIMS applications in Dupont.
- Organized Corporate LIMS resources throughout DuPont.
- Led department-wide Measurement Quality Improvement project for paints and polymers.
- Upgraded department's Methods Management system.
- Co-developed DuPont method management "best practice."
- Authored and co-authored some of the VOC methods now mandated by EPA for paint.
- Organized an international symposium on the analysis of paint and related materials and edited a book based on it.

Quality Manager
- Established quality systems and worked with top management in Marketing, Manufacturing, R&D, Finance and International to identify and reduce $50-$100MM in costs associated with poor quality in a $2 billion department.
- Reduced out of specification shipments 10 fold. Set up and managed systems to teach, measure and manage quality performance in marketing, manufacturing and R&D primarily in paints, polymers and fabricated products.

Research Supervisor
- Managed large analytical and physical measurement group for paints and polymers.
- Doubled output and reduced turnaround times without increasing budget.

Staff Chemist
- Provided technical support for 10 QC labs.
- Developed one of the first standard tests for lead in paint. Developed and implemented QC test package for antifreeze.
- Invented new kind of laundry bleach.

Research Chemist
- First in Company to apply polarography, recording titrimetry, ion selective electrodes, thin layer chromatography, and atomic absorption spectroscopy to paint problems.
Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry, University of Iowa
B.S. Chemistry, University of Kentucky
W. C. Golton, Editor, "Analysis of Paints and Related Materials: Current Techniques for Solving Coatings Problems" ASTM STP #1119

- ASTM International - D01, Paints and related materials
- American Chemical Society - Past Chairman of 5000 member Section
- Founding member of Chemical Consultants Network - the first organization for consultants in ACS
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