In 2004, Dr. Joseph D. Jolson founded Custom Client Solutions (CCS) to provide product support, investment, intellectual property, and litigation services to clients in the battery, gas detection, and respiratory protection business (www.customclientsolutions.net).
From 2000 - 2004, as technical director of CSE Corporation, Dr. Jolson oversaw the development of emergency-breathing devices & air quality monitors.
In this capacity, he
improved product quality, solved manufacturing problems, and reduced costs; enabling CSE's
sales to grow from $6.8 to $13 million/year.
From 1996 - 2000, as trace gas analysis marketing and applications laboratory manager of the Mine Safety Appliances Company, Inc.
, Dr. Jolson
was responsible for business development and product management.
analyzed detection technologies for anesthetic agents, chemical warfare agents, explosives, illicit drugs, pesticides, and VOCs.
He oversaw qualification testing and applications support for a $100 million/year division.
From 1989 - 1996, Dr. Jolson held several R&D management positions.
During this time, the teams he
supervised developed over a dozen commercially successful catalytic combustible and electrochemical gas sensors, and several gas detection instruments.
invented the lithium-silver oxide battery and improved lithium-iodine and thermally activated batteries.
From 1985 - 1988, Dr. Jolson set up and operated a facility to produce specialty batteries for the U.S. Government.
has 11 U.S. Patents, 13 publications, and 21 presentations.
He earned a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the SUNY at Buffalo.
became active in the ACS
- Pittsburgh Section professional relations committee in 2000.
Since becoming chair of the committee in 2004, he
made changes to the Job Searching for Chemical Professionals workshop that increased attendance from 10-15 to 54-73 job seekers per year.
Since 2008, he
has supported job seekers by phone, e-mail and in person as an ACS National Career Counselor.
He chaired the SACP employment committee since the 2010-11 year.
He is employment committee chair for the October 1-4, 2014 CERM meeting.
In 2007, Dr. Jolson
became active in the ACS - Pittsburgh Section Energy Technology Group
and was a key player in the formation of the Pittsburgh Energy Technology Group
helped organize the 2008 Future of Energy Symposium.
In 2009, he
served as ACS
- Pittsburgh Section secretary.
From 2010 to the present he
served as ACS
- Pittsburgh Section alternate councilor and from 2011 to the present as ACS-Pittsburgh Section director.
He also serves as a member of the ACS-Pittsburgh Section Library Committee.
His activities include serving a number of years on the Pittsburgh Award Committee, co-Program Chairman of the Central Regional Meeting in 2003, Job Search for Chemical Professions program for several years, and working with Joseph Jolson to reconstitute the Section Library Committee.