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Expert in Ceramic Processing, Ceramic and Metal Injection Molding

Expert ID: 732390 Colorado, USA

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Expert has extensive operations experience in many types of processes and operations. His skills include the following: product development and implementation; process engineering and material troubleshooting; and product and plant turnaround. He also has extensive experience with ceramic materials, metals and plastics. Expert also has extensive material fabrication experience (including Injection Molding/PIM/MIM, Expert Pressing, Tape Casting, Iso-Pressing, Green Machining, Sintered Machining, Lapping, Powder Milling/Classification and Powder Spray Drying). He also has experience setting up the inspection process for many new products to conform to customer’s needs and expectations. Expert has project management experience relating to department and plant layout as well as with equipment manufacture.

He has been an Engineering/Processing and Operations consultant for several years.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Denver, Colorado - Colorado Springs, Colorado - Aurora, Colorado - Fort Collins, Colorado - Arvada, Colorado - Pueblo, Colorado - Westminster, Colorado - Boulder, Colorado - Greeley, Colorado - Longmont, Colorado

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1994 Degree: PhD Subject: Ceramic Science and Engineering Institution: Rutgers College of Engineering
Year: 1992 Degree: MS Subject: Ceramic Science and Engineering Institution: Rutgers College of Engineering
Year: 1990 Degree: BS Subject: Ceramic Science and Engineering Institution: Rutgers College of Engineering

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2014 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: (All): Ceramic and Metal Manufacturing Responsibilities: Expert is a Contract PIM (Ceramic and Metal) Manufacturer. His areas of expertise include: aerospace, medical, consumer, green technology, luxury components and others. Services therein include material selection, component design for best performance and cost, tooling design, and prototype and production auantities.
Years: 2012 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Consultant Department: (All): Engineering/Processing and Operations Responsibilities: Expert provides guidance in the processing and manufacturing of ceramic, metal and plastic components. Scope of consultation range from material and part design to plant layout and trouble-shooting of current processes. Industries include but are not limited to: dental, medical, semiconductor, consumer and petrochemical. Operations guidance range from start-up plant layout and staffing to how better to utilize current labor to respond to business conditions.
Years: 2013 to 2014 Employer: Hadron Technologies Title: Project Manager / Production Engineer, Government Funding Coordinator Department: Project Management / Production Engineering Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for project management for microwave equipment manufacture as well as customer test and acceptance. He also writes and submits government funding applications and coordinates cooperation between entities (e.g., national laboratories, universities) to accomplish funded projects. Expert also served as the Process/Development Engineer for microwave crucible and insulation development.
Years: 2011 to 2012 Employer: Wunder-Mold Ceramics and Plastics Title: General Manager Department: (All) Responsibilities: He was responsible for all aspects of the plant, including engineering, sales, application engineering, HR, finance and production. Expert reduced losses by 50% in first year (savings of $500,000 annually) using education and best practices. In addition, reduced manufacturing costs by 15% utilizing problem solving and capital additions to plant.
Years: 2003 to 2011 Employer: Saint-Gobain Advanced Ceramics Title: Manufacturing Manager / Product Engineer Department: Manufacturing / Engineering Responsibilities: Expert served as Injection Molding Engineer, Product Manager and Supervisor, Plant Manager, and Manufacturing Department Engineer and Supervisor. Accomplishments (among others): he turned around a plant that underperformed for 7 years to exceeding plan every month for 1 year. He also increased yields by 50%, reduced manufacturing costs and improved the quality of the powder produced .
Years: 2000 to 2003 Employer: Coorstek Colorado Operations Title: Senior Engineer Department: Injection Molding and Firing Responsibilities: Expert served as the leader of the full powder injection molding process, including responsibilities as Technical Sales Engineer, Project Engineer, Process Engineer, Development Engineer, and Firing Engineer and Supervisor.
Years: 1997 to 2000 Employer: Ferro Corporation Title: New Product Development Engineer / Injection Molding Process Engineer Department: Diamonite Plant Responsibilities: He was responsible for new part development; new formulations; development of new binder systems; and systems involved with aluminas, alumina-zirconia, silicon nitride and hard metals. He also developed the full process for producing Silicon Nitride materials, ranging from raw material selection to batching, powder preparation, forming (pressing hydraulic and iso, as well as injection molding), firing and fired property evaluation.
Years: 1995 to 1997 Employer: Carborundum Title: Process Engineer / Development Engineer / Department Supervisor Department: Performance Refractories Division Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for the full process from raw material processing to mix formulation, processing and sintering. He reduced scrap on some product lines by as much as 50%. Materials included alumina, silicon carbide, SiAlON’s, and silicon nitride.

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