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P.O. Box 707
Concordville, PA 19331

Telephone: 610-804-0100
Email: foamman@aquafoam.com

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Résumé:
Paul A. Kittle

General Background

An exceptionally well educated scientist with extensive experience in all phases of chemical product development — design and development of both chemical and mechanical systems; field implementation; intellectual property; environmental permitting; chemical production; equipment production; sales; marketing; project financing; capital development; entrepreneurship.

Business Experience

AQUAFOAM, INC.
1997 - Present, West Chester, PA
Founder & President

A consulting firm emphasizing aqueous foam based product development, including both chemical and mechanical systems across all disciplines and market areas.

RUSMAR INCORPORATED
1986-1997, West Chester, PA
Founder & President

  • The Company specializes in aqueous based environmental foam applications, primarily soil replacement on sanitary landfills, and hazardous material applications — suppression of dust, odors, VOCs, etc.
  • Incorporated the Company in 1986 after approximately two years of technology development.
  • Invented the chemical and mechanical technology.
  • Obtained seven patents.
  • Negotiated a license agreement with Japanese chemical firm.
  • Raised $3.1 MM through private placements.
  • Company operates profitably.

ASSOCIATED CONSULTANTS
1981-1986, West Chester, PA

A sole proprietorship initially involved in technical recruiting, but later developing the technology for Rusmar Incorporated.

ARCO CHEMICAL
1980-1981, Glenolden, PA
Manager of Functional Products

Initiated the program to move the company into specialty chemicals.

APOLLO TECHNOLOGIES
1976-1979, Whippany, NJ
Director of Marketing, 1976-1978
Director of Research, 1979-1980

A specialty chemical company emphasizing products for the mining and utility industries.

ROHM AND HAAS COMPANY
1964-1976, Various locations
1974-1976, Bristol & Spring House, PA
Senior Research Associate
1969-1974, Philadelphia, PA
Senior Research Chemist
1964-1969, Huntsville, AL
Research Chemist

Education

  • BS, Chemistry, University of Illinois, 1960
  • PhD, Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, 1963
  • Post Doctoral, Yale University, 1963-1964

Awards

  • Undergraduate Research Grant (NSF), Senior Year, 1959-1960
  • NSF Fellowship, Graduate School, 1961-1962
  • NIH Fellowship, Graduate School, 1962-1963
  • NIH Post Doctoral Fellowship, 1963-1964
  • 1989 Pa. Society of Professional Engineers Governor's New Product Award
  • 1992 Phila. Chamber of Commerce Innovative Business of the Year Award

Memberships and Associations

  • American Chemical Society
  • American Society for Testing and Materials
    Member, D-35 Committee on Geosynthetics
    Past Task Group Leader for Alternative Daily Cover Materials
  • Environmental Industry Associations
    Member, National Solid Wastes Management Association
    Member, Pennsylvania Waste Industries Association
    Member, Professional Services Institute
    Member, Waste Tech Committee
  • Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry
    Member, Environmental Advisory Committee
    Member, Solid Waste Advisory Committee
  • Pennsylvania Fire Services Institute
    Member, State Wide Advisory Board
  • Pennsylvania Governor Thomas J. Ridge's Environmental Platform Committee
  • Governor's Technology 21, Envirotechnology, Leadership Committee

Publications

Articles By Other Authors

  • Finegan, Jay, "Down in the Dump"
    INC., September, 1990, page 90.
  • Eisele, Stella M., "Foam Deals Knockout to Town's Odor"
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, Wednesday, November 7, 1990, page B-1ff.
  • Deutsch, Claudia H., "A New Way to Carve Out Space For Ever-Expanding Piles of Trash"
    New York Times, Technology Section, December 30, 1990.
  • "Anatomy of a Start-Up," Longsworth, Elizabeth K., Editor
    INC. Publishing, Boston, MA, 1991, page 291ff.
  • Fried, John J., "Foaming 'Mousse' Puts Unruly Waste Under Tight Cover"
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, December 14, 1992, page D-10.
  • Perkowitz, Sidney, "Universal Foam — From Cappuccino to the Cosmos"
    Walker & Company, New York, NY, 2000, page 91.
  • Lester, Maria A., "Is Foam Wafer Cleaning and Drying the Future?"
    Semiconductor International, 25, #2, 42 (2002).

Patents

  1. Mixed Bed Deionization
    US 3753899, August, 1973
  2. Removal of Residual Organolead from Organic Liquids
    US 3838043, September, 1974
  3. Method of Removing Iodine and Compounds Thereof from Gaseous Effluents
    US 3943229, March, 1976
  4. Process for the Thermochemical Cleavage of Water into Hydrogen and Oxygen
    US 3995016, November, 1976
  5. Method for Forming an Inorganic Thermal Radiation Control
    US 4034129, July, 1977
  6. Foamable Composition and Method for Suppressing Coal Dust
    US 4561905, December, 1985
  7. Method of Providing a Barrier Between a Substrate and the Atmosphere and Compositions Therefor
    US 4874641, October, 1989
  8. Membrane-Forming Foam Composition and Method
    US 4990373, February, 1991
  9. Foam Distribution Apparatus
    US 5011330, April, 1991
  10. Foam Generating Apparatus
    US 5066428, November, 1991
  11. Method of Providing a Foam Barrier Between A Substrate and the Atmosphere and Compositions Therefor
    US 5096616, March, 1992.
  12. Composition for Providing a Foam Barrier Between Substrate and the Atmosphere and the Method of Use
    US 5215786, June, 1993
  13. Composition and Method for Generating a Foam Barrier and Methods of Use Thereof
    US 5853050, December, 1998
  14. Surface Treatment of Semiconductor Substrates
    US 6090217, July, 2000
  15. Surface Treatment of Semiconductor Substrates
    Taiwan 131,360, April, 2001
  16. Surface Treatment of Semiconductor Substrates
    US 6,296,715, October, 2001
  17. Surface Treatment of Semiconductor Substrates
    US 6,439,247, August, 2002
  18. Surface Treatment of Semiconductor Substrates
    US 6,797,071, September 28, 2004
  19. Gas Recovery From Landfills Using Aqueous Foam
    US 6,929,423, August 16, 2005
  20. Gas Recovery From Landfills Using Aqueous Foam (H2S Control)
    US 6,994,491, February 7, 2006
  21. Compositions, Methods and Devices for Enhancing Landscaping or Marker Materials
    US 7,258,922, August 21, 2007

Presentations

  • Outside Performance of Moderate Vacuum Solar Collectors
    Solar Energy Society Meeting
    Los Angeles, CA
    August, 1975
  • A Low Temperature, Three-Step Water Splitting Process
    First World Hydrogen Conference
    Miami Beach, FL
    March, 1975
  • Alternate Energy Sources and Synthetic Fuels
    Seminars at:
    University of California, Berkeley, March, 1975
    Stanford University, March, 1975
    University of Pennsylvania, March, 1975
    Morgan State University, February, 1976
  • Chemical Solutions to Problems Encountered in the Gasification of Coal
    Miami International Conference on Alternative Energy
    Miami, FL
    December, 1977
  • Gas-to-Oil Conversion
    APCA, Gulf Coast Chapter
    Houston, TX
    April, 1977
  • Lignite Firing — It Doesn't Have to be a Headache
    APCA, Gulf Coast Chapter
    Houston, TX
    May, 1978
  • Foam — Characteristics and Uses
    APCA, Gulf Coast Chapter
    Houston, TX
    February, 1986
  • Applications of Long Duration Foam for Odor and Vapor Control
    APCA, Southwest Section Technical Meeting
    Dallas, TX
    February, 1987
  • Application of Biodegradable Pneumatic Foams to Mine Fire Problems
    Office of Surface Mining
    Pittsburgh, PA
    February, 1988
  • A Discussion of Long Duration Foam Technology
    Dust and Vapor Suppression Workshop
    Technical Support Project — SF Engineering Forum
    Dallas, TX
    November, 1991
  • Comparison of Long Duration Foam, Synthetic Tarpaulins, Geotextiles, and Soil as Subtitle D Compliant Daily Cover Materials for Sanitary Landfills
    WasteTech '93 Conference
    The Ritz Carlton Hotel
    Santa Monica, California
    January 14-15, 1993
  • Alternate Daily Cover Materials and Subtitle D — The Selection Technique
    Waste Expo '93 Conference
    McCormick Plaza East
    Chicago, Illinois
    June 21-25, 1993
  • Performance Characteristics of Alternate Daily Cover Materials Versus U.S. E.P.A. Subtitle D Requirements
    Wasteman '94 Conference
    National Exhibition Centre
    Birmingham, England
    February 16-18, 1994
    (Not presented, but included in the Proceedings)
  • The Issues of Combustible Daily Covers for Sanitary Landfills
    Presentations at:
    California Fire Chiefs Association, Fire Protection Officers Workshop
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    March 14-18, 1994
    NFPA Fire Services Meeting
    Marriott Hotel Baltimore, MD
    March 24, 1994
    Solid Waste Association of North America — Keystone Chapter
    Spring Technical Conference
    The Inn at Nichols Village
    Clarks Summit, PA
    June 1-3, 1994
  • Aqueous Foam — Technology & Systems Development
    National Defense Industrial Association Non-Lethal Defense IV
    Tysons Corner, VA
    March 20-22, 2000
  • Semiconductor Wafer Cleaning and Drying Using a Foam Medium
    Sematech Novel Wafer Cleans Working Group Meeting
    Internet Presentation
    November 13, 2001
  • Aqueous Foam Drying and Cleaning of Semiconductor Wafers
    The presentation covers the major background technology plus the recent experimental work.
    April, 2002
  • Photoresist Residue Removal Using Aqueous Foam: Proof of Concept Experiments
    Sematech Wafer Clean & Surface Preparation Workshop
    Austin, TX
    May 21-22, 2002
  • Four Aqueous Foam Sanitary Landfill Applications
    Waste Management Technology Forum
    Houston, TX
    August 10, 2004