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Market Expert

Our people are trained in the industry they serve and in consulting and market research projects. For each consulting project, we create a project team with an appropriate mix between technical and business expertise for results that drive the bottom line. Lucintel team consists of professionals with various skills and qualifications as follows.

  • Senior level consultants and analysts
  • PhDs, and MBAs
  • Bachelors and Masters level engineers
  • Scientists and industry experts

Some key management team members are as follows:

Sanjay Mazumdar, Ph.D., CEO

Thought Leader, Author and Strategist

Some highlights:

  • Offered advisory services (M & A, market entry) to hundreds of clients over 20 yrs
  • Conducted hundreds of strategic growth consulting projects, due diligence, etc. in chemical, composites, automotive, aerospace, construction, and electronics industries for 3M, BASF, Carlyle, Dupont, GE, etc.
  • Deep technology and materials expertise. Hands on experience in making parts for automotive, aerospace, construction, etc. industries using steel, Al, and composite materials
  • Worked for General Motors and received 2 Record of Inventions
  • Sought-after speaker at conferences and annual board meetings, helping companies with their growth objectives. Panelist at conferences with industry leaders
  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Concordia University, Montreal and has additional training in Strategic Management from MIT, Boston.

Eric Dahl, Senior Executive Advisor

Some highlights:

  • Over 25 years of experience in strategic development and management, international business, competitive analysis, M & A, investment analysis and management, etc.
  • Past Vice President at Bain & Co. Also worked with McKinsey and Booz & Company as senior executive advisor
  • Bachelor of Science from Drake University and an MBA from Harvard Business School

Dennis A. Kovalsky, VP, Strategy

Some highlights:

  • Over 30 years of experience in running business: sales, operation, product development.
  • Has significant experience in market development, strategic planning, and M&A.
  • Past Vice President of Aerospace at PPG Industries, where he was selected to lead PPG’s $500 million acquisition of PRC-Desoto (leading supplier of aerospace sealants).
  • Past Vice President of automotive coatings at PPG Industries.
  • Have worked with major Private Equity on a series of acquisitions ranging from $100+ million to $5 billion.

Brad Schiller, VP Consulting

Some highlights:

  • 5 years at McKinsey, including time as an Engagement Manager
  • Expertise at market sizing, pricing, competitive analysis, and operations for both manufacturing and service focused clients
  • Generated $1M in EBITDA impact for a $10M revenue PE portfolio company
  • Ran business development & operations for Airware, a drone company
  • MIT – BS in Mechanical Engineering & Management Science in Operations Research

Charlie Kazmierski, Program Manager, Lucintel

Some highlights:

  • 20 years of diverse experience in market research, opportunity screening, value based management, voice of the customer, value chain analysis, and market structure analysis
  • Over 10 years of experience in resin and composites industry
  • Former marketing research professional with Dow Chemical, encompassing a succession of increasingly responsible positions in market research and business intelligence

Brandon Fitzgerald, Director of Client Engagement

Some highlights:

  • Advised over 350 clients in value-enhancement consulting through both organic and inorganic growth strategies.
  • Over 10 years experience in mid-market M&A advisory: buy-side, sell-side, business valuation, post-merger integration, and due diligence.
  • Provided management consulting in the areas of: Change Management, Process Improvement, Merger-Integration, and Corporate Culture
  • MBA, MA, Certified M&A Advisor, Certified Merger Integration Advisor

Nigel O’Dea, Business Development Manager, Europe

Some highlights:

  • Industrial marketing specialist with extensive engineering plastics & composites with int’l sales & marketing management roles for major MNC’s such as DSM Engineering Plastics, GE Plastics and Scott Bader Ltd
  • Proven track record of doing business with OEM customers, export agents and distributor partners
  • Graduate of Brunel University in Materials Science & Management and a postgraduate Marketing Diploma from Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)

Ted Fagerburg, Consultant

Some highlights:

  • Experienced consultant with over 30 years of experience in the marine engine field; 28 years with Mercury Marine, 2 years with Volkswagen marine diesel and 5 years with Hyundai SeasAll diesel from the manager level to director level.
  • Areas of expertize include market development, product improvement, manufacturing rationalization, due diligence, market entry, distribution network set up, etc.
  • Significant knowledge in competing diesel and petrol engine products from companies such as as Neander Shark, Cox Powertrain, Mercury Marine, OXE Diesel, Honda, etc. for a variety of applications such as commercial fishing, recreational, military, super yacht, etc.
  • Developed new products, managed both supplier and customer relationships, and championed change.
  • Masters of International Management, Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Puligandla Viswanadham, Ph.D., Consultant and Electronics Expert

Some highlights:

  • Subject matter expert in electronics market with work experience at Nokia, TX (US), Raytheon Systems Company and Texas Instruments Inc. as senior member of the technical staff, and at IBM as advisory engineer
  • Holds 7 patents and 15 invention, and received the Third IBM Invention Achievement Award
  • His experience encompasses electronic packaging, PWB technology, etc.
  • Authored/co-authored over 125 papers, 8 book chapters, and a book on "Failure Modes and Mechanisms in Electronic Packages"
  • Ph.D. in chemistry from University of Toledo, OH (US)
  • He is a member of SMTA