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What is Coates Consulting LLC?

  • Coates Consulting LLC is a premier solutions-oriented, resource for instrumentation and technology companies and users of scientific and industrial instrumentation
  • Coates Consulting LLC works as a network organization
    • Operates with a network of associates and affiliate companies
  • Coates Consulting LLC is a full-service company
    • Covers all key aspects of instrumentation technology
    • Solutions and applications orientation for end-users
    • Development of process analytical methods and systems
  • Coates Consulting LLC operates as a virtual company
    • Full utilization of electronic communications and media

Principal: John Coates

Educational/Academic Background

John P. Coates graduated from Royal Windsor Grammar School for Boys, Windsor, Berkshire, England in 1964. He opted not to go directly to university and started a career in analytical chemistry, working in the Castrol Lubricants Research Laboratories in Bracknell, Berkshire. John obtained his undergraduate degrees as a GradRIC (Graduate of the Royal Institute of Chemistry, now the Royal Society of Chemistry) in 1971 while continuing to work as an analytical methods development chemist at Castrol (then Burmah-Castrol). Additional specializations included Industrial Administration (Business and Management) and Graphic/Classical Art (1969-1972). He started his PhD in Analytical Chemistry in 1972 at Brunel University, West London, England as an external student. The thesis work was started while working at Burmah-Castrol, Bracknell and also at the Burmah Research Laboraotories, Bromborough, Cheshire. The thesis topic was the Analytical Chemistry of Synthetic Gas Turbine Engine Oils as applied to high performance jet engines (Olympus engines used in the Concorde Jet Airliner). John was awarded the final degree 16 years later while working at Nicolet Instrument Corporation in the USA. John's professionally awarded degrees and qualifications include Chartered Chemist CChem (similar to a certified professional), Chartered Scientist (CSci) and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC).

Work Experience (1964 - Current)

  • Analytical Chemist, Methods Development (Castrol Oil)
  • Chief Chemist, IR and NMR Specialist (Perkin-Elmer, Ltd)
  • Senior Staff Scientist (Perkin-Elmer Corp.)
  • Director of Marketing (Spectra-Tech, Inc.)
  • New Business Development Manager/Director Analyzer Product Division (Nicolet
  • Instrument Corp.)
  • Technical Director (Perkin-Elmer, Real-Time Systems)
  • Technical Director (Global Technovations)
  • Interim Director, MCEC (University of Tennessee)
  • Principal Consultant (Coates Consulting…current)
  • Partner (Sentelligence, Inc….current)
  • Partner (microSpectral Sensing, LLC)
Coates-Consulting LLC      12 North Branch Rd. Newtown, CT 06470      Ph: (203) 426 8495      Fx: (203) 426-8495