Charles Mikulka is a senior managing director at FTI Consulting and is based in New York.
Mr Mikulka has more than 40 years of diversified experience in the chemical and related industries and has directed engagements in litigation/arbitration, technical and economic analyses, competitor appraisals, industry analyses, and merger and acquisition transactions. Product areas of specialisation include petrochemicals, biofuels, commodity chemicals and a wide range of specialty and performance chemicals.
Mr Mikulka provides expert consulting assistance and expert testimony in both litigations and arbitrations across a wide range of complex commercial disputes including, contract disputes, intellectual property disputes, theft of trade secrets and patent infringement, bankruptcies, failed mergers and acquisitions, and business interruption where he opines on damages and lost profits, irreparable harm, industry custom and practice and asset/business valuation.
During his extensive career, Mr Mikulka has performed major consulting projects for the energy, utility, biotechnology, financial, legal, transportation and chemical industries, as well as government and institutional organisations. He has managed proprietary assignments ranging from techno/economic evaluations and market analyses to in-depth acquisition assessments, strategic planning studies and competitor analyses.
In 1998, Mr Mikulka co-founded CPI Consulting Associates and was its president from its inception through its merger with Chemical Market Associates in 2004. From 1979 to 1988, Mr Mikulka was employed at Chem Systems, a chemical industry consultancy.
While completing his MBA programme at New York University, Mr Mikulka worked at Scientific Design from 1977 to 1979 as a process/project engineer and in technology licensing. From 1975 to 1977, Mr Mikulka was with Stauffer Chemical as a rotational chemical engineer. Mr Mikulka began his career with DuPont in 1973 as a Research Engineer.
Mr Mikulka received his MBA in management/international business from New York University; his MS in chemical engineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York University; and his BS in chemical engineering from Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. He is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
WWL says: Charles Mikulka is praised for the "extraordinary depth and breadth of his experience".
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