has been a consultant to inventors, entrepreneurs, companies,
universities, and government agencies that require licensing, product
commercialization and management consulting services since 1991.
Earlier, Dan spent twenty-five years with Shell Oil Company, which
culminated with serving as their Licensing Manager. His responsibilities
centered on leading the negotiation and concluding the transfer of
numerous oil and chemical related intellectual properties into and out
of the company. Mr. Altman's professional growth at Shell included
serving on the board of an environmentally-oriented, recycling joint
venture and also managing that venture's marketing effort, forming and
restructuring other ventures, managing day-to-day operations of a
catalyst products business through five product managers and doing
corporate and divisional strategic planning in chemical and real estate
businesses. Prior to joining Shell he spent eight years with DuPont
Company, holding several key manufacturing, engineering and research
positions in their photo products business.
Mr. Altman has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of
Rhode Island and earned an M.B.A. from Rutgers University. He attended
Golden Gate and LaSalle University Schools of Law. Dan is a Certified
Licensing Professional (CLP), certified by the
Executives Society, and a Certified
(CMC), certified by the
Institute of Management Consultants.
Dan has been a member of or active in several professional and industry
organizations such as the Licensing Executives Society, Institute of
Management Consultants, Strategic Planning Forum, Commercial Development
Association, National Petroleum Refiners Association and American
Petroleum Institute. He served in the U.S. Army Chemical Corps as a
platoon leader and maintenance company shop officer. His hobbies include
golf, bridge and guitar.