tom-besselman

Product & Process Director

Expertise

Adhesives/Coatings:

  • Solvent and water based pressure sensitive adhesive coating on both paper and films, silicone coating, 2 part urethanes, prime and release technology; thermal transfer, direct thermal, retroreflective beaded technology
     

Product Development:

  • Various coating techniques including: rod, knife gravure, die, roll, and others; ink/binder formulation, development testing, paper testing and procedures; lay-flat for sheet fed and roll laminates
     

Process Development:

  • Design and optimization of coating processes, web handling optimization, adhesive and extrusion lamination techniques, efficiency improvement, scrap reduction, SPC-Continuous Improvement, DOE techniques, ISO9000
     

Industry Experience

30+ years of Product and Process Development at NCR Corporation, Standard Register, Avery Dennison, Pechiney Plastic Packaging and Chemsultants International

Academic Background

B.S. in Paper Science Engineering, Miami University, Oxford, OH
B.A. in Chemistry, Miami University, Oxford OH

Something you’d never know about Tom from his resume: 

“I enjoy home projects and traveling to exotic places.”