Professional Credentials

James CawseJames N. Cawse

Summary of Qualifications:  A unique mix of chemical knowledge, statistical skills, industrial process experience, and quality commitment enables me to be a powerful contributor to the solution of difficult experimental and process problems in the chemical, materials, and process industries.


Ph.D.    Stanford University    1973    Organic Chemistry
B.A.    Wesleyan University    1967    Chemistry

Professional Experience

  • Principal, Cawse and Effect LLC, 9/2008-pres.  Consulting with small and large companies on the use of statistical and experimental design tools.
  • Director, High-Throughput Methods, ProtoLife Inc., Venice, Italy, 5/2007 – 6/2008 Application of leading-edge statistical tools for attacking large and complex experimental spaces; marketing of ProtoLife’s Predictive Design TechnologyTM in Europe & USA.
  • Staff Scientist, Combinatorial Chemistry group, Materials Analysis and Chemical Sciences laboratory, GE Global Research, Niskayuna NY, 2/98 – 12/2006
    Program leader for Combinatorial Coatings program; Team leader in experimental strategy, data handling, and data interpretation for the Combinatorial Chemistry Program; leader in application of Six Sigma quality tools to the combinatorial process.
  • Global Curriculum Development Leader, GE Plastics Human Relations, Pittsfield MA, 11/96-2/98
    Selection and coordination of consultants for instruction of Six Sigma curriculum; development of Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) and advanced tools courses; Instructor for DFSS course for GE Field Teams; GE certified instructor in Six Sigma training.
  • NPI Black Belt, GE Plastics Technology, Pittsfield MA, 1/96-11/96
    One of the initial Black Belts in the GE Six Sigma quality program. Developed instructional material and taught the first wave of Black Belt training.