R Golden.jpg Ronald Golden is the founder and principal of FocalPoint Consulting LLC.  Prior to establishing his consulting practice, he was Vice-President, EHS, Quality & Regulatory Affairs for Surface Specialties UCB, the North American division of Surface Specialties SA, a $1.5 billion global specialty chemicals manufacturer based in Belgium.

During sixteen years with UCB, he directed the initial development and continuing implementation of all safety, environmental and regulatory compliance programs for UCB Americas specialty chemicals sites, and led development of a Responsible Care management system. 

He also directed the development, implementation and maintenance of all quality assurance programs, including an ISO 9001 certified quality system, gaining broad knowledge of the full scope of business processes. 

His practical business experience was further broadened by serving as Business Development Manager, where he was actively involved in top management analysis of business needs and successful acquisition and licensing projects.

Dr. Golden earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.  He has sixteen patents in the field of specialty coatings, numerous publications concerning safe handling and management of chemicals in the workplace and has given presentations on radiation curing and workplace safety at national and international conferences and symposia. 

He has been an active leader in industry advocacy programs, serving as Chairman of the American Chemistry Council Specialty Acrylates and Methacylates Panel, Chairman of the RadTech Government Affairs Committee and two terms on the RadTech International North America Board of Directors.