Following a brief postdoc, I began working for Amoco Chemical Company at their research facility in Naperville, IL in the spring of 1984 working on new catalytic materials and polypropylene catalysts. During my tenure at Amoco, I co-authored the 2nd edition of Professor Shriver's book "The Manipulation of Air-Sensitive Compounds". I also taught evening general and organic chemistry classes at a local community college for almost 3 years.
In March of 1990, I moved back to Milwaukee to work for CERAC Inc. as their Manager of Technical Services. I then decided to move 2 blocks east to work for Aldrich Chemical Company in early 1993. There, I managed several different areas over the next seven years, including Publications and Promotions, inorganics production, Aldrich-APL (a new joint venture high-purity inorganics production facility in Urbana, IL), and the laboratory equipment business (including Aldrich's Glass Shop).
After a brief stint running an oil analysis company headquartered in the Chicago area, I resumed my employment at CERAC Inc. in November of 2000. Since that time, I have been responsible for all production activities and the Analytical Laboratory. I am currently also responsible for our Shipping and Receiving and QA/Technical Support Departments.