Expert in Consumer and Medical Product Development, Structural Analysis and Design for Manufacturing
He loves product development and nudging clients toward success. If you need someone who understands design/development, new product ideation, structural analysis (FEA), plastic part design or improving designs for manufacture and assembly, contact him- he has been at this for a very long time.
Expert is a sought-after contributor for third-party design reviews - or technical due diligence - having participated in over 150 reviews in a wide variety of industries. His reviews have addressed consumer products, home appliances, industrial products, surgical instruments, plastic components, design for assembly and design for manufacture.
Developed the Intraocular Lens Inserter (M-Port) for Bausch + Lomb. Three-piece lenses (for cataract surgery) delivered with superior control while avoiding competitive patents. Project spanned from concept design to manufacturing implementation and ramp up. Sales volume exceeded all expectations. This precision device is still considered the best inserter for silicone lenses.Performed a competitive teardown analysis on home/office paper shredders. Compared performance and design/construction details of nine units. Combined knowledge gained plus new attribute designs to create a ‘best of the best’ design specification. Resulting shredder won Good Housekeeping’s Top Pick Recommendation List.Led the development of the novel ultrasonic atomizing dispenser Wisp for S C Johnson. Custom ASIC, custom electronics and plastic components designed for high-volume, best-cost country sourcing. Annual sales exceeded 20 million units per year.Designed/developed the Ab Carver - portable abdominal exercise equipment. Designed for best-cost country sourcing. Profit margin met optimistic goals. Sales volume exceeded expectations.Helped guide InSinkErator, the market leader in under-sink disposers, in the development of a novel sound & vibration isolation system. This unique design is the cornerstone of the Evolution line of disposers currently on the market.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Columbus, Ohio - Cincinnati, Ohio - Akron, Ohio - Dayton, Ohio - Canton, Ohio - Lorain, Ohio - Springfield, Ohio - Hamilton, Ohio - Elyria, Ohio - Middletown, Ohio
|Year: 1980||Degree: MSME||Subject: Mechanical Engineering||Institution: Purdue University|
|Year: 1979||Degree: BSME||Subject: Mechanical Engineereing||Institution: University of Missouri, Rolla|
|Years: 2001 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Senior Partner||Department:||Responsibilities: Design reviews, structural analysis including FEA, product development and analysis, patent consulting.|
|Years: 1995 to 2001||Employer: Fitch||Title: Vice President||Department: Product Development Engineering||Responsibilities: Managed the Mechanical Engineering group and led projects with high technical content for a Fortune 500 company.|
|Years: 1990 to 1995||Employer: PA Consulting||Title: Senior Consultant||Department: Product Develoopment||Responsibilities: Led and contributed to products that industry experts considered to be very difficult and sometimes not possible.|
|Years: 1983 to 1990||Employer: RCA/GE Astro||Title: Senior Engineer||Department: Conceptual Design, Structural Analysis, Test||Responsibilities: Performed structural analysis for launch loads. Simulated the technical aspects of launch. Contributed to the design of communication and weather satellites.|
|Years: 1980 to 1983||Employer: International Harvester||Title: Senior Engineer||Department: Agricultural Equipment Division||Responsibilities: Solved the issue of fatigue and vibration failures. Helped identify noise sources and solutions for acoustic packages in regards to agricultural equipment.|
|Licenses / Certifications|
|P.E. - Ohio|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|28 US patents list Expert as an inventor. Many of these patents are also listed in several European contries.|