STEPHEN P - Dallas A&M Club

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STEPHEN P. JEFFERY, Ph.D.
2426 Donovan View  Dickinson, TX 77539
Cellular: (714) 679-0777  E-mail: [email protected]
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
A combination of education and extensive practical experience has resulted in excellent qualifications as
a RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CHEMIST, SYNTHETIC CHEMIST and PRODUCTION MANAGER.
Extensive experience with inorganic/organometallic chemistry. Possess superior analytical abilities.
Excel in the development and implementation of projects within highly competitive markets. Detailoriented with superb time management skills. Self-motivated, with a flexible attitude. Quickly establish a
strong working relationship with clients and peers. Highly creative, innovative and resourceful in
discovering untapped markets and implementing solutions to complex problems.
Key Strengths Include:
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Skillfully collaborate with sales staff, engineers, designers and overseas production
personnel to successfully develop cost-effective and high quality products.
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Proficient in various analytical techniques and physical methods including NMR,
FTIR, UV-Vis, mass spectrometry, single crystal x-ray crystallography and
voltammetric methods.
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Created products used in the communications, environmental, energy, IT, industrial
and pharmaceutical sectors.
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Management background with the ability to successfully motivate personnel.
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Command exemplary management skills, maximizing the utilization of manpower
while reducing operational costs.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Heraeus Metal Processing, LLC - Santa Fe Springs, CA
PRODUCTION MANAGER/Metal Organic Compounds (MOC)/R&D MANAGER
Responsible for overseeing the production of organometallic compounds. Consistently
maintain a low work in progress and stock. Effectively handle scheduling and production
planning including managing a team of 3 in daily operations.
Conduct interviews, hire, train and supervise staff. Prepare and provide monthly updates
regarding product yields, WIP and delivery timelines for senior management and worldwide
business unit managers.
Regularly participate in market report preparation, hazard
assessments, group meetings, international conference calls and various technical
presentations and meetings.
Travel to client locations and resolve any quality related issues including conducting intense
investigations. Direct bi-monthly safety meetings and ensure accuracy and efficiency in
completing all projects.
As R&D Manager, oversee Ph.D. level chemist and serve as primary liaison with
sales/marketing. Assess market demand and company resources to determine feasibility of
pursing R&D projects requiring capital expenditures. Collaborate with the Global Head of R&D
of the parent company in Germany to share information and not double efforts.
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Created a method to effectively recycle rhodium.
Efficiently streamlined the transfer of R&D technology to production.
Co-signer of certificates of analysis (CoA) and conduct final quality inspections on CP/ MOC
shipments.
Advise on capital purchases and maintain ISO 9001 and 14001 Certifications.
Active member of an interdepartmental team which successfully improved plant safety and
awareness. (2009 to Present)
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R&D CHEMIST SUPERVISOR/TECHNICAL MANAGER/Chemical Products
Performed hiring and training as well as supervision of technical staff in addition to R&D
Chemist responsibilities. Worked closely with the Quality Manager in resolving any CP/MOC
customer complaints as well as internal issues. Effectively worked together to improve
production yields.
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Directly accountable for developing a silver impregnated resin process.
Interacted closely with engineering throughout the production scale-up from a pilot plant.
Implemented the viable production of silver compounds at this site. (2008 to 2009)
R&D CHEMIST/Chemical Products (CP)
Designed high yield, green syntheses for new precious metal inorganic/organometallic
compounds. Ensured laboratory and industrial scale levels. Provided technical support to
chemical products and metal organic compounds departments and handled troubleshooting,
pilot plant and product management duties as well.
Wrote SOPs and POPs for analytical lab as well as CP/MOC, MSDS and HAZOPs. Effectively
refined and revised current processes including developing methods to recycle precious metals
from chemical waste while successfully minimizing losses to refining.
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Effectively improved Pt(acac)2 process while achieving yields >95% which was a significant
improvement from literature methods. Instrumental in improving the EBIT by 20% and
wrote a patent.
Promoted camaraderie within the plant as a member of the Heraeus Activities Committee.
Organized a variety of food and toy drives. (2006 to 2008)
Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University - College Station, TX
GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT/Dr. Marcetta Y. Darensbourg
Developed nickel dithiolate complexes (NiN2S2) as a new class of ligands. Also expanded the
units by exploiting use as bidentate bridging metalloligands to multiply-bonded dimetal units.
Devised polymetallic analogs to ruthenium tris-bipyridyl complexes. Helped define the
electrochemistry of metal complexes containing multiple redox active centers.
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Worked as an Instructor’s Assistant for Dr. Vickie M. Williamson in General Chemistry and a
Teaching Assistant for Dr. Marcetta Y. Darensbourg in Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Laboratory.
Mentored prospective graduate students and research group members.
Served as the group crystallographer and electrochemist including training two students to
be independent crystallographers. (2003 to 2006)
GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT/Dr. F. Albert Cotton
Conducted research and synthesized new polypyridylamine ligands and metal complexes to be
used as molecular wires. Directly accountable for supplementing the study of quadruplybonded dichromium and ditungsten dipyridylformamidinate complexes.
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Began as an Undergraduate Research Assistant in 2000. (2001 to 2003)
LAB TECHNICIAN/INTERN  Akzo-Nobel Chemical Company - Deer Park, TX (1999)
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
Ph.D./Chemistry  Texas A&M University - College Station, TX
B.S. Degree/Chemistry  Texas A&M University - College Station, TX
Computer/Technical Skills Include: Mac  UNIX  Windows XP/Vista/NT  Outlook  Word
Excel  PowerPoint  PageMaker  Explorer  SAP  Chem Office Suite  BAS
SHELX  SAINT-PLUS  X-Seed  ADF  Gaussian 03  Cerius2 Molecular Modeling
Member: American Chemical Society
Open to Travel/Relocation
References/Publications/Patents/Presentations: Available upon Request
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