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 Expert  729950

Expert in DFM, Machining, Assembly, Electromechanical Systems, Mfg Engineer, Solid Modeling, Control Systems


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

West Virginia (WV)
USA
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has extensive experience and training in manufacturing engineering, plant start-ups, facility location selection, plant commsioning and design, as well as product design. He is in addition to being a degreed engineer a journeyman toolmaker. He has led global technology organizations in a variety of capacities including Research and Development, Design Engineering, and manufacturing operations. He is certified as a ISO auditor, and led the implementation of ISO 9001 at several facilies both domestic and international.

Expert has implemented flexible manufacturing systems in areas such as automated assembly, precision machining, and stamping operations, utilizing concepts such as programmable tooling, single minute die exchange and modular tooling. He is well versed in industrial engineering, including plant layout, product flow optimization, and process set-up reduction efforts. He has been responsible for numerous plant start-ups, including production scale-up efforts.

He has extensive experience in Solid Modeling of mechanical parts and systems, as well as the integration of this data into manufacturing.

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automation engineering

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computer manufacturing engineering

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engineering

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flexible manufacturing system

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machinability

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machined parts manufacturing engineering

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manufacturing site evaluation

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manufacturing troubleshooting

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quality engineering

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tooling (process)

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flexible manufacturing

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industrial engineering

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pilot plant scale-up

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productivity improvement

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computer-aided design

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solid modeling


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Winston Salem, North Carolina;  Charleston, West Virginia;  Huntington, West Virginia;  Johnson City, Tennessee;  and Roanoke, Virginia.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1987   Masters of Engineering   Mecahnical and Manufacturing Engineering   New Jersey Institute of Technology  
1983   BS   Engineering Physics   Northeastern State University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2014 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Engineering

 

Assistant Professor

 

Teach Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Courses. Conduct Research.

2010 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

Principal

 

Engineering and Technology Development firm

2004 to 2010

 

Rogers Associates Machine Tool

 


 

President

 

Design and Manufacture of Complex Equipment and Precision Structures

1995 to 2004

 

Laird Technologies

 


 

Senior Vice President

 

Led Global Technology organization, including R&D, Design, Manufacturing Engineerng, Process engineering, Test labs, and mergers and acquisitions

1985 to 1995

 

AK

 


 

Director of Engineering

 

Responsible for Design, Manufacturing, Tooling, and Automated Equipment Design and Build


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

SME, ASME, IEEE.

Licenses/Certifications

PE/EIT, CMfgE.

Professional Appointments

Member of several boards.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

30 international and US patents.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Offshore Technology Conference 2014  
 - Society of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers  
 - International Mine Ventilation Conference 2014  
 - Offshore Technology Conference 2013  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in PID Control.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Patent Disputes, Product Failure
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1996 to 2004   China   Plant start-ups, R&D facility start-up, management of facilities
2002 to 2004   Czech Republic   Plant start-ups, R&D facility start-up, management of facilities
1990 to 2004   Germany   Plant start-ups, R&D facility start-up, management of facilities
1990 to 2004   UK   Plant start-ups, R&D facility start-up, management of facilities
1998 to 2004   France   Plant start-ups, R&D facility start-up, management of facilities

Market Research:
Automation, design for manufacturability, Product Development, Technology assesment

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

MIT, Wharton, Maufacturability, Design, IP

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Extensive sourcing experience for both Mechanical and Electrical/Electronic manufacturing sources worldwide.

Other Skills and Services

Plant start-ups.


 

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