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Expert in Bulk Solids and Material Handling, Plant Design, Site Master-Planning and Project Management

Expert ID: 730644 Canada

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Expert holds two patents for Powder Handling System; he invented a new instrument for measuring solids flow rate using a vision system with great accuracy. Expert draws upon 22 years of solid experience in powder and bulk solids handling where he designed, built, installed and started up complete systems for detergent plants, chocolate powder, pharmaceutical, seeds storage and conveying.
Among many other creative solutions, Expert have developed a new Glove Box for hazardous material drum unloading station, a semiautomatic small sack unloading station and gravity powder diverter.
One of Expert key strength lies in particular in his ability to find simple, creative and cost effective solutions that are appreciated by the operation team.

For new plant startups, expansions, and restorations – Expert works with his clients to develop logical and economical plans that work for the short term and long term business goals.
He use a comprehensive approach to design site master plans that stay valid the entire life of the plant. His analysis includes a 360° view of the core processes, current and potential new process technologies, potential future products, all the support functions needs, logistics and distribution, regulatory, government and environment.
He visualizes your plant post start up, and used his operations knowledge to uncover the problems, obstacles, and risks that can impact process design. His master planning and process design engineering solutions involve all marketing, R&D, operations, supply chain, and logistics stakeholders throughout the design process. Our 22 years of manufacturing engineering and operations management experience ensures that all questions are asked, and all possible challenges addressed.
Expert designed 7 major sites multi-category master plans in Europe, Middle East, Africa and North America.

Over the course of his career Expert directly managed and/or played a key role in over a $ 1 Billion of capital projects in several industries including Food Processing, Pharmaceutical and Consumer Goods.
Expert developed a very effective system and tools for managing and controlling the capital budget of complex industrial projects; he successfully used his tool kit in a number of capital projects for multinational corporations ranging from 10 million to 200 million USD. In some cases his cost control tools he implemented on his projects became the corporate standard for his client’s organization.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1990 Degree: BSc. Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: Zagazig University – Cairo Egypt

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2005 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Responsibilities: Started his company in early 2005; founded to provide operational and engineering services for the Pharmaceutical, food, beverage and chemical manufacturing industries focused mainly on feasibility, front end engineering and detailed design for manufacturing facilities, and project management.
Years: 1993 to 2005 Employer: Apotex Title: Department: Liquids division Responsibilities: As the Engineering Manager in the Liquids division he managed a group of 35 Process Engineers, and Technologists providing the engineering services for the Apotex liquids division.
He supported the development of a new process for a sterile inhalation suspension generic drug.
As the engineering manager he was a member of the FDA and Health Canada audit committee for Apotex liquids division representing all the Engineering functions. He managed the process of bringing new products from Stability to Commercial production including process design, equipment modification, commissioning and validation support.
He delivered over $ 20 million of capital projects consisting of packaging lines, Vial inspection line, and varies upgrades and modifications in existing line including compounding suites, form fill seal and sterile filling isolators.
Years: 1991 to 2003 Employer: Procter and Gamble Title: Technical Systems Manager Department: Responsibilities: Expert held several positions while working with Procter & Gamble he held the position of the Technical Systems Manager, Morocco, New Business Development, Belgium, “Pathfinder” Task Force Leader, Belgium, Comet Project Manager in Russia, Tower Project Manager, Tower Maintenance Manager and Plant Utilities Manager in Egypt

International Experience

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Years: 2003 to Present Country / Region: Canada Summary:
Years: 1997 to 2001 Country / Region: Europe Summary:
Years: 2001 to 2003 Country / Region: Morocco Summary:
Years: 2005 to 2009 Country / Region: Nigeria Summary:
Years: 2008 to 2009 Country / Region: Ukraine Summary:

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Fields of Expertise

solid material handling, solids unloading, solids metering, dispensing device, glove box, dust collector system, powder handling, solid material handling engineering, materials handling equipment, plant design, chemical plant layout, industrial plant design, manufacturability design review, manufacturing facility design, plant layout, cost control, engineering management, value engineering, development management, project finance, project appraisal, change management, bulk material level measurement, overall cycle time, site definition, operability and maintenance review, post project appraisal, front end loading, chemical industry, construction industry, bulk mixing, bulk liquid, life-cycle cost, construction safety equipment, engineering change control, solids drying, chemical processing plant start-up, chemical process equipment designing, manufacturing troubleshooting, pilot plant process development, pilot plant, value analysis program management, chemical pilot plant development, project cost engineering, engineering economics, food processing plant, chemical process economics, construction schedule, air-handling equipment, food plant layout, handling equipment, materials handling equipment standard, materials handling, system design, hazardous material handling, construction cost estimation, construction project management, chemical plant cost estimation, design engineering, static-safe handling, critical path method, construction, fluid flow, in-plant solvent handling, project scheduling, project planning, planning, mechanical engineering, food processing equipment, explosive material handling, earned-value system, chocolate

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