BCC Research Analysts & Experts
Below is just a sampling from BCC Research's pool of experienced analysts, all of whom are experts in their respective fields.
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. Schlecter has been a BCC Research analyst for over ten years. He has thirty years of experience in the chemical industry and specializes in plastics market research. Previously, Mr. Schlecter was the International Director of Chemical Reports for Frost & Sullivan, and oversaw the production of more than 200 market research reports. In his other past positions, he was a Senior Market Research Analyst for the Union Carbide Company, a Senior Organic/Polymer Chemist for Stauffer Chemical Company, and a Research Organic Chemist for Allied Signal Corporation. Mr. Schlecter holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Queens College, a Masters in Organic Chemistry from Virginia Tech, and an MBA from Adelphi University.
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.
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.
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.
James Wilson, Research Analyst
Mr. Wilson has been a BCC Research analyst for over seven years, focusing on subjects such as remote sensing, mobile telematics, instrumentation, and sensors. He has authored more than 300 articles and several books about science, medicine, technology, and business. Previously, he was the editor of the Princeton Business Journal and a senior science and technology editor for Hearst Magazines. In addition to having written extensively about aerospace and military technology, Mr. Wilson also contributes to two specialized aviation industry trade journals, Aviation Aftermarket Defense and EngineAir. He has appeared in History Channel and Discovery Channel documentaries about aerospace technology. Mr. Wilson is a graduate of Temple University, with graduate coursework focusing on science, politics, and national defense technology.
Mr. Gordon Nameni, Research Analyst
Mr. Nameni is a seasoned management consultant with product development and project management experience as an industrialist and consultant. He currently consults for Acceleration Advisors, LLC, focusing on projects combining raw materials manufactures and in-house technology. Mr. Nameni was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow for the A.O. Smith Corporation and a Fulbright Fellow for the Tshwane University of Technology. Previously, he was a Graduate Research Assistant for the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in the Department of Materials Science, and a Semiconductor Process Engineer for Texas Instruments. Mr. Nameni has a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Urbana-Champaign, an M.Sc in Biomedical Engineering from Brown University, and a B.Sc in Materials Science and Engineering from Brown University.
Jason Chen, Research Analyst
Mr. Chen is based in China and has written numerous plastics reports for BCC Research. His reports include: The Chinese Market for Medical Polymers, Global Markets for Non-Polyolefin Commodity Resins, Global Markets for Polyolefin Resins, and Tire Reinforcement Materials: Technologies and Global Markets. Mr. Chen was a regular writer for Composite Manufacturing, the International Fiber Journal, and Mobile Tex. He was also a market researcher for De Waal Consultants, Inc, and a government-sponsored expert for the China Chemical Fiber Association (CCFA). Additionally, he was a department director and expert for China's Foreign Investment and Development Bureau. Mr. Chen holds two Bachelors of Science degrees in Chemicals and composites as well as civil engineering. He is fluent in Chinese, English, and Japanese.
Srinavasa Rajaram, Research Analyst
Mr. Rajaram has been writing professional reports for BCC Research for the past seven years. Previously, he was a consultant in the dynamic balancing industry. He was the Senior Vice President of Sheck Avery Ltd, and a General Works Manager for Avery India. He worked as an Assistant Engineer in Mining and Allied Machinery Corp. Mr. Rajaram has a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a member of London's Institution of Production Engineers.