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Expert in Automation, Special Machinery, Product Design, Design reviews, Patent reviews

Expert ID: 717276 Massachusetts, USA

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Expert has 40 years of experience in the design of products, production machinery, integrated manufacturing systems, and factory automation for the food, medical, drug, cosmetic, apparel, electronic, battery disposables, electrical, automotive, rubber, plastic, paper, textiles and many other industries. His clients have ranged from the largest corporations in the world to growing high-technology firms.

Expert has 40 years of experience in the design and development of products such as medical instruments and disposables, tools, lighting fixtures, machinery of all types, integration of design for manufacturing, design for assembly, concurrent engineering, appearance and styling, and industrial design. He has also developed manufacturing tooling and special production equipment for new products, as well as prototypes and models.

Expert has been involved in the design of continuous motion machinery and high-speed mechanisms for machinery of all kinds, including food, medical, drug, cosmetic, apparel, electronic, disposables, electrical, automotive, rubber, plastic, paper, textile and many other industries.

For most of the past 40 years, Expert's former company has been active in the field of designing and producing machinery which would not otherwise be commercially available; the list of such machinery produced by the company is very extensive and includes special assembly machinery, special inspection and testing machinery, special machinery for manufacturing and processing, and special packaging machinery.

Expert has over 40 years experience in the development of products and production processes for medical devices, batteries. Expertise includes project management, design reviews, patent reviews, patent claim avoidance, expert witness,

Expert developed automated and semi-automatic manufacturing machinery for products such as disposable contact lenses, batteries, surgical sutures, automotive air bags, catalytic converters, connectors, tools, and food. The machinery functions included assembly, processing, testing, inspection, and packaging. He has worked on hundreds of projects for clients from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.He has consulted on product design, design for assembly, and design for manufacturability for products such as disposables, medical devices, tools, toys, consumer products and automotive components. Expert has performed studies such as make-or-buy, automation feasibility, sourcing of special machinery design and build vendors, sourcing of product design houses and services for designing around patents and conducting design reviews.He has conducted hundreds of design reviews and teamed with other engineers on many brainstorming sessions, for product development, and process development. . Expert has acted as a expert witness on mechanical engineering issues, patent issues, personal injury and other litigation.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts - Worcester, Massachusetts - Springfield, Massachusetts - Lowell, Massachusetts - Cambridge, Massachusetts - Brockton, Massachusetts - New Bedford, Massachusetts - Hartford, Connecticut - Manchester, New Hampshire - Providence, Rhode Island

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1970 Degree: M.S. Subject: Management Engineering Institution: Northeastern University
Year: 1968 Degree: M.S. Subject: Mechanical Engineering (Design) Institution: Northeastern University
Year: 1956 Degree: B.S. Subject: Mechanical Engineering (Machine Design) Institution: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2002 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Responsibilities: Expert consults on automation, special machinery development, robotics, medical devices, new product development, design reviews, patent reviews, expert witness, and sourcing special machinery and manufacturing tooling...
Years: 2000 to 2002 Employer: Newport Corporation Title: General Manager Department: Design Technology Division Responsibilities: He was the General Manager of the division devoted to designing machinery, and product development for the optical, precision equipment and fiber optics industry.
Years: 1968 to 2000 Employer: Design Technology Corporation (DTC) Title: President Department: Responsibilities: Expert was President and CEO of a special machinery and product development and design company. This company employed 60 people and designed and built automation equipment for the medical, battery, electronics food, and other industries He sold the company to Newport Corp. in 2000. He currently performs consulting work for the company.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1962 to 1967 Agency: US Army Role: project manager Description: He developed devices for use in specialized mine warfare, and for air drops of heavy equipment.
Years: 1985 to 1987 Agency: Secret Role: project manager Description: He developed devices to be used in undercover work

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: to Present Country / Region: Taiwan Summary: Manufacturing study for electonic component manufacture
Years: to Present Country / Region: France Summary: special machinery for automated manufacturing for French firm
Years: to Present Country / Region: UK Summary: Automation work for companies in UK from loose leaf books to razor blades
Years: to Present Country / Region: Belgium Summary: Airbag machinery for use in EU.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a member of ASME, SME, and is a Certified Robotics Engineer.
Licenses / Certifications
He is a registered Professional Engineer licensed in Massachusetts.
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has 18 patents across many fields and many more inventions held as trade secrets by clients.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Handled expert witness work for a law firm representing a mid-west machinery builder, who was defending against the claim that $5,000,000 worth of equipment did not meet specifications.

Also worked for the employer on a personal injury case where a worker claimed he was hurt due to the negligence of his employer.
Training / Seminars
Provide informal consulting/training on project management methods for engineering and development projects.
This process is called "Contolled Development", and was developed and used at Design Technology Corporation
Vendor Selection
Expert has experience in sourcing and evaluating product design firms, and designers/builders of production machinery and production systems.
He has access to the following resources: an internal database, and 40 years of industry experience and contacts with machine builders, client manufacturing executives and automation engineers.
Marketing Experience
Expert has experience working with client marketing executives in launching new products. He also has experience with customer relations management and sales automation systems, and sales strategies for selling intangibles and capital goods.
Other Relevant Experience
He is experienced in developing and implementing management systems to organize and control the design and development process.

Fields of Expertise

assembly automation, assembly machine, assembly machine design, automated machine design, automated machinery, automation system, automation technology, factory automation, industrial design, industrial machinery, machine design, machinery assembly, machinery design, discrete manufacturing, flexible manufacturing, high volume, low cost product assembly, man-machine system, mass customization, new product development, research and development, concurrent engineering, consumer product design, new product design, product design, design engineering, design for assembly, design for cost, design for disassembly, development engineering management, high volume, low cost product design, manufacturability design review, high-speed mechanism design, design for manufacturability, design for manufacture and assembly, design for testability, industrial machine design, mechanical device design, mechanical engineering, automated equipment development, automated manufacturing, manufacturing automation, systems engineering, special machine design, automation, low-temperature testing, medical device design, medical device product development, medical device product improvement, packaging machine, packaging process, packaging technology review, project management, rapid product development, robotics, assembly, design technology, medical seal, power-and-free conveyor, machine installation, electrical machinery manufacturing, machinery reliability, product testing, automated test equipment design, disposable medical device, product delivery process, pilot plant scale-up, integrated product development, vending machine design, precision machine design, grinding machine, quality improvement, control-system modeling, multicomponent sensor design, computer-aided mechanical design, manufacturing technology management, project management software selection, mechanical power transmission, machining jig design, computer-aided automation, tool design, engineering design standardization, mechanical conveying, control systems science, follower, solid packaging process, solid handling equipment, electric battery, industrial engineering, zipper, web handling, value engineering, thermoforming, technical writing, synchro, servomechanism, robot structural material, risk management, pneumatics, pick-and-place robot, pharmaceutical manufacturing, paper handling, optical inspection, motion control, microcontroller, liquid packaging process, life testing, industrial process, hydraulics, harmonic motion, group technology, geometric dimensioning, food packaging process, flexible-fixturing technology, feeder conveyor, failure modes and effects analysis, electromechanical control, energy-efficient electric curing, dynamics, conveyor, clutch, chain drive, cam (device), pulley, belt drive, air bag

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