Mr. Altman 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 Licensing Executives Society, and a
Certified Management Consultant  (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.

Call Dan at (713) 729-1129

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