BCC Research Analysts & Experts
Margareth Gagliardi, Chief Research Analyst in Advanced Materials
Magareth has over 25 years of experience in the field of advanced materials, specializing in ceramic formulations, materials processing,
and new product development. She has held management positions in both manufacturing and R&D within U.S. and European firms producing electronic,
mechanical, chemical, and structural components. She holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and an M.S. in Ceramic Engineering.
Anna Welch Crull, Senior Research Analyst: Fuel Cells, Membranes, Separations and Advanced Technology
Experienced in fuel cell technologies, advanced separations, water and wastewater treatments as well as polymer and inorganic membrane materials,
Ms. Crull has worked with BCC for 30 years. She has authored 100 technical/marketing reports, helped establish 10 technical newsletters, and
assisted in numerous special consulting studies. Her specialty is market evaluations and commercialization of new technology. B.S. School of
Engineering, University of Mississippi and M.S. Chemistry, University of Missouri.
Mel Schlechter, Research Analyst: Polymers and Chemicals
Mr. Schlechter has over 30 years in the chemical industry, and specializes in plastics market research. He has been with BCC for over 15
years. B.S., Chemistry; M.S., Organic Chemistry; M.B.A., Marketing.
Ulrich März, Research Analyst: Food and Feed Ingredients
Dr. März is experienced both as a food scientist and technical economic analyst in the field of food and feed ingredients. He has made
significant contributions to technology, and performed industry and market analysis of vitamins, colorants, enzymes, organic acids,
amino acids, and other fermentation derived food and feed ingredients, with BCC multi-client and custom studies. Dr. März has been
with BCC for over 7 years. M.Sc., Chemical Engineering; Ph.D., Economics and Management, University of Stuttgart, Germany.
Donald B. Saxman, Editor/Senior Research Analyst: Batteries, Electric Vehicles, and Advanced Materials
An analytical chemist, space station quality assurance manager, and software-testing manager, Mr. Saxman conducts analyses of the energy,
materials, portable products, and virtual reality industries. He is editor of BCC's monthly newsletter Battery & EV Technology News and
an authoritative voice in the advanced and commercial battery industry. Mr. Saxman has been with BCC for over 22 years. B.S., Geology,
Andrew McWilliams, Research Analyst: Advanced Materials and Biotechnology
Mr. McWilliams is a partner in the Boston-based international technology and marketing consulting firm, 43rd Parallel, LLC. He is also
the author of numerous BCC studies, including several studies of emerging technologies in life sciences and advanced materials.
Robert Eckard, Research Analyst, Energy and Environment
Robert Eckard has more than a decade of experience in the energy and environmental industries. Robert manages a specialized technical consulting company that serves these markets, and also works as a subcontractor under the US Dept. of Energy. Robert has produced research reports for BCC that cover markets for residential and commercial solar thermal technologies, industrial and utility-scale solar thermal technologies, distributed energy generation, energy-efficient technologies, and utility-scale electricity storage technologies.
Susan Hanft, Research Analyst
Ms. Hanft is the editor of the BCC newsletter, Membrane and Separations Technology News. Her BCC marketing/technical reports are
in the area of membranes and related technologies. Ms. Hanft has been with BCC for over 7 years. BFA, University of Houston.
Melissa Elder, Healthcare Market Analyst
Melissa Elder is an experienced healthcare market analyst specializing in prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals, medical
devices, and emerging healthcare technologies. Ms. Elder has more than 13 years experience in the healthcare industry, specializing
in market research for the past 10 years. This experience has given her substantial insights into pharmaceutical market analysis.
Her work in the medical community, including emergency room medical training and healthcare information system coordination, has
enhanced her ability to provide insight into many healthcare markets.
Robert Moran, Editor/Research Analyst: Special Materials
After a successful career at IBM, Mr. Moran has written extensively as a researcher and editor at BCC. He edits Display Development News
and is the author of numerous BCC market research documents. The topics of his reports range from various deposition technologies to
electronic displays, electronic publishing, solar energy and fiber optics. Mr. Moran has been with BCC for over 25 years. B.S., Economics,
University of Pennsylvania.
Norma Corbitt, Editor/Research Analyst: Chemicals and Foods
A former English teacher, Ms. Corbitt has extensive experience as a technical writer and researcher. Since 1986, Ms. Corbitt has been writing
BCC marketing/technical reports related to the specialty chemicals and food industry. She is the editor of BCC's monthly newsletter Food
Ingredient News and has contributed to Battery and EV Technology News and other BCC newsletters. B.A., English/Mass Media/Psychology,
Houston Baptist University.
Lori Weisenbach, Editor/Research Analyst
Dr. Weisenbach received a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Arizona in 1993, based on a dissertation which studied
the fabrication and characteristics of sol gel optical waveguides. As a researcher at Sandia National Laboratories, she worked on the development
of thin film zeolote filters for gas separation. Since 1996 she has authored a number of BCC Market Opportunity Reports covering topics in optics
and transportation including the intelligent transportation market. Dr. Weisenbach has been with BCC for over 8 years.
Colonel Dick Hooker (USA, Ret.), Research Analyst: Advanced Batteries, Fuel Cells, Environment and Military Applications
Trained as a journalist, Col. Hooker spent half of his military career abroad specializing as an intelligence officer and foreign area specialist.
He has authored studies on advanced batteries, fuel cells, environment and military Applications. He has worked with BCC for 10 years. B.S.
Journalism, University of Mississippi.
Kieran Lindsey, Editor/Research Analyst
Dr. Lindsey is editor of both The Intelligent Highway and Inside ITS. She also writes market research reports analyzing specialty and commodity
chemicals and chemical processes. She has been with BCC for over 17 years. Ms. Lindsey has a PhD from Texas A & M.
Charles Forman, Research Analyst: Polymers and Chemicals
His work in industry included 21 years at Abbott Laboratories in R&D and manufacturing management. Dr. Forman has researched and written more
than 30 multiclient market research reports on a variety of subjects ranging from building construction materials, to several studies on plastic
packaging. Polymers and packaging are specialty areas. He has been with BCC for over 12 years. B.A., MIT; M.A. and Doctorate, Northwestern
University, Chicago, IL.