Personnel

Jim 11_14James C. Furness, Jr., President

Mr. Furness founded Furness-Newburge, Inc. in 1983 and remains its President. He began his training and experience in ultrasonic/acoustic cavitation with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Using his knowledge of these technologies, Mr. Furness invented the Sonoperoxone® and Pneu-Col® processes currently being used on many production lines at large, medium and small foundries throughout the U.S and Europe.

His experience and research has enabled him to design, install and optimize machinery to reduce pollution and to improve foundry processes for over thirty years. For example, he developed vertical blast furnace chemical injection systems to prevent the formation of soluble/hazardous heavy metals and machinery to recycle industrial sand used in the foundry industry.

In the 1980’s, Mr. Furness devised a chemical stabilization process in conjunction with the California Department of Health Services (now the California EPA) to stabilize lead, cadmium, zinc and copper. This unique stabilization process successfully passed both the federal TCLP and the leaching requirements of the State of California. During the mid 1990’s, his efforts with several Wisconsin foundries and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Bureau of Air Management, formed the basis of regulations defining air pollution standards for foundries in Wisconsin.

Mr. Furness holds patents in advanced oxidation water treatment. He also developed experimental systems for the deodorization of large-scale agricultural operations and implemented large-scale scrubber operations to deodorize fumes from phenolic resin coatings.

Mr. Furness has co-authored numerous published articles and presented at various conferences. He is a member of professional organizations including the American Foundry Society, the American Chemical Society, American Water Works Association and the International Ozone Association.

To get in touch with James C. Furness, Jr. (Jim) email: jimfurness@gmail.com


2011-11-22_09-34-46_69Paul David Paulsen, Ph.D., PE, Vice President

Dr. Paulsen has been the Technical Director of Furness-Newburge, Inc. since August 1999. He performs engineering design and research as well as oversees fabrication of advanced oxidation equipment manufactured by Furness-Newburge, Inc. He also serves as project manager for installations of the equipment.

Dr. Paulsen holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Virginia Tech (1991), an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech (1992) where he specialized in combustion, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University where he concentrated in air pollution control. Dr. Paulsen achieved professional engineer status in 2005.

As a graduate student at Penn State, he conducted research on advanced oxidation systems for the removal of HAPs and VOCs generated by paint spraying and coating operations. The processes included air-phase destruction using ozone, water adsorption with regeneration using hydrogen peroxide and ozone, and activated carbon adsorption with ozone regeneration. As a Post-Doctoral Scholar at Penn State, he taught a water transport and treatment course and researched advanced oxidation systems for benzene and VOC removal at high production iron foundries.

Dr. Paulsen has authored articles for Carbon, Ozone Science and Engineering and Foundry Trade Journal. He has given conference presentations at the ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium, the International Carbon Conference, and the International Conference on Advanced Oxidant Technologies for Water and Air Remediation. His professional memberships include the American Foundry Society, the American Chemical Society, the Kentucky Board of Engineers and National Society of Professional Engineers.

To get in touch with Paul David Paulsen (Dave) email: pauldavidpaulsen@gmail.com


Furness Lynn 8593385970Lynn Furness, Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Furness runs the daily operations of Furness-Newburge, Inc. Her duties include, but are not limited to, purchasing, personnel/payroll, bookkeeping, trademark issues and strategic planning. She also manages travel and other scheduling for staff and projects as well as sales contacts.

Ms. Furness received a B.A. in History from the University of California at Los Angeles (1970) and a J.D. from the Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles (1981). She practiced real estate and title insurance law in California before joining Furness-Newburge, Inc. Ms. Furness is also a licensed attorney in Kentucky.

To get in touch with Lynn Furness email: lynnfurnesscfo@gmail.com


SAM_0326Adam Brentzel, Project Engineer

Mr. Brentzel received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of
Technology in 2011, became an E.I.T, and joined the FNI team the same year. While at Georgia Tech, he was the recipient of the Georgia HOPE Scholarship and completed a senior design project involving manufacturing tolerance in Boeing’s Charleston, SC plant. His responsibilities at Furness-Newburge, Inc. have included assisting in the design of Sonoperoxone® systems, developing a pulsed combustion dryer, design of a high precision core binder dosing pump, 3D printing of castable molds, and CAD/CAM prototyping.

To get in touch with Adam Brentzel email: Adam.Brentzel@gmail.com