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Expert in Advancing Fastening Design and Application Engineering, Fastener Inventory and Buying Management

Expert ID: 721829 Arizona, USA

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Expert has had vast experience in a wide variety of fastener settings and applications. He has worked with fastener manufacturers, fastener distributors and numerous purchasing agents/buyers, as well as design and application engineers at the OEM level. Besides his consulting experience, Expert now publishes the two leading trade magazines for the fastener industry. The American Fastener Journal covers the entire fastener market while Fastening magazine promotes the advancement of fastening design and application engineering. His weekly Fastener Report informs his circulation on a weekly basis of all the industry news releases. Expert understands that "Content is King," when discussing Internet Web sites.

The annual Expert Fastener Trend Report is a guideline used by many to direct their company in the coming months and years. Additionally, seven books and directories have been published to help locate, identify and source industrial fasteners. His Fastener Study Guide has been a stable used to teach beginners to identify and get a basic understanding of fasteners.

Purchasing, marketing and sales are strong areas of expertise with Expert, but he loves "problem application solving" also. Expert states, "If I don't know the answer, I know where to go to find the answers." He has the sources, resources, know-how and the connections from his more than 40 years experience in the industrial fastener market.

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Expert has completed several on-site consulting jobs involving new product development and introductions.Much of Expert's on-site work has been in the areas of product development and fastener application along with redesigning the purchasing source selection and procedures.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Phoenix, Arizona - Mesa, Arizona - Glendale, Arizona - Scottsdale, Arizona - Chandler, Arizona - Tempe, Arizona - Gilbert, Arizona - Peoria, Arizona - Flagstaff, Arizona

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1971 Degree: BS Subject: Business Administration Institution: Franklin University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1979 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Responsibilities: Expert is responsible for the publishing of two magazines, two national trade shows, the weekly Fastener Report and their internet businesses. He consults within industry and as an advisor to the fastener industry.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1968 to 1968 Agency: U.S. Navy Role: Fastener Supply Description: Expert directed the purchasing activities of industrial fasteners for the Fighter Squadron VF102. This was accomplished by the new purchasing system he developed to improve delivery time and receive the correct fasteners to keep the squadron combat ready. The procedure was used by other squadrons to also improve their purchasing.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a member of the Bolting Technology Council.
Professional Appointments
He is the publisher of Fastening Magazine. Expert is also the consulting editor of the American Fastener Journal.
Awards / Recognition
Expert was inducted into the National Fastener Industry Hall of Fame.
Publications and Patents Summary
He has written seven books and reference guides. He presently continues to write on two additional books. Expert publishes Fastening Magazine and is consulting editor for the American Fastener Journal along with producing the weekly Fastener Report.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has been an expert witness for depositions in multiple trials.
Training / Seminars
He produced the Industrial Fastener Slide Training Program and wrote the Indusrial Fastener Study Guide. He is presently working on an on-line training program to certify industrial fastener specialists.
Vendor Selection
In the course of his career, Expert has visited over 200 fastener manufacturers around the world. He has lead factory tours of fastener manufacturers. Additionally, he wrote The American Fastener Source Guide which lead to the production of the Web site. The site is America's leading reference for locating fastener sources.
Marketing Experience
Expert has vast marketing experience in the fastener industry. He has collected these experiences from working in the industry for over 35 years.

Fields of Expertise

mechanical joining, design for assembly, design for manufacture and assembly, high volume, low cost product assembly, inventory control, just-in-time inventory, metal joining, new product development, physical connecting, fastener manufacturing, fastening bolt, fastening lock, fastening nut, industrial fastener, mechanical fastener, mechanical fastener code, mechanical fastener standard, metal fastener, threaded fastener, threaded fastener engineering, threaded fastener failure analysis, threaded fastener manufacturing, threaded fastener reliability, threaded fastener testing, threaded fastener tightening, mechanically fastened joint, design for assembly, design for manufacture and assembly, high volume, low cost product assembly, inventory control, just-in-time inventory, metal joining, new product development, physical connecting, fastener manufacturing, fastening bolt, fastening lock, fastening nut, industrial fastener, mechanical fastener, mechanical fastener code, mechanical fastener standard, metal fastener, threaded fastener, threaded fastener engineering, threaded fastener failure analysis, threaded fastener manufacturing, threaded fastener reliability, threaded fastener testing, threaded fastener tightening, assembly, distribution requirements planning, metric fastener, fastening spline wear, fastener coating material, design-for-quality, industrial design, new product design, design for manufacturability, design for disassembly, design for recyclability, product design, design engineering, physical joining, industrial engineering, fastening spline

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