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Expert in Consumer and Medical Product Development, Structural Analysis and Design for Manufacturing

Expert ID: 732082 Ohio, USA

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This expert's fingerprints are on many successful products - from satellites orbiting in space to tiny surgical instruments in the operating room. He has contributed to a wide range of product categories including automotive, office, as seen on TV, consumer and industrial.

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

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1980 Degree: MSME Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: Purdue University
Year: 1979 Degree: BSME Subject: Mechanical Engineereing Institution: University of Missouri, Rolla

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
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.

Career Accomplishments

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.

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