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Expert in Conveyors , Conveyor Systems, and Related Equipment & Machines

Expert ID: 732166 Texas, USA

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Expert's (Eponymous) Engineering Group is a an engineering firm specializing in the handling, transport, storage and loading of unit and bulk materials by conveyor systems. This group was founded in 1991.

Expert's group specializes in the design of materials handling systems and conveyors of various types including: belt, roller, slider, overland, pipe, steep angle, screw, drag, bucket elevators and pneumatic. They also design specialty mobile machines (track, rail, and wheel mounted) including: stackers, reclaimers, snow loaders, mobile screening plants, self-unloading trains, self-unloading ships, ship unloaders and shiploaders. Their design experience also includes auxiliary process equipment, such as: truck and rail car loading and unloading systems, thaw sheds, dust collection and suppression systems, feeders, bins, hoppers, scales, mixers, screens, and crushers.

Some of the industries for which this group has applied these systems include: power, mining and quarrying, aggregate, grain, aluminum, steel, minerals processing, cement, pulp & paper, ports & intermodal terminals, chemical plants, concrete block and brick, ore heap leaching, refineries, hazardous waste, recycling & composting.

Additionally, this group has provided expert reports, opinions & testimony for cases involving antitrust, plant asset reappraisal, conveyor injuries, product liability, guarding, confined space, code compliance, equipment
failures, patent infringement, conveyor fires, and dust explosions. We have also conduct plant safety inspections.

Expert is a licensed engineer in six states. He is also an active member of the conveyor safety committee’s ASME B20.1, ASME B15.1 & CEMA.

Expert serves as Outgoing Chair of ASME B20.1 Safety Standard for Conveyors and Related Equipment. He is also outgoing Chair of the CEMA Bulk Safety Committee. He specializes in the design of materials handling systems and conveyors of various types including: belt, roller, slider, overland, pipe, steep angle, screw, drag, bucket elevators and pneumatic.

Forensic Engineering has concerned cases involving: Antitrust, Conveyor related Fires & Explosions, Conveyor Guarding, Materials Handling Systems Safety Inspections, Patent Infringement, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Real Estate Asset Appraisal, and Restraint of Trade.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Antonio, Texas - Austin, Texas - Waco, Texas - Killeen, Texas - College Station, Texas - Bryan, Texas - Round Rock, Texas - Temple, Texas

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1973 Degree: BSME Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: Newark College of Engineering (now NJIT)
Year: 1966 Degree: Certificate Subject: Machine Design Institution: Newark College of Engineering (now NJIT)

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1991 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President and Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Expert is a licensed professional engineer specializing in bulk materials handling. He is currently involved in the preliminary design for coal and petcoke port facilities. Additional work includes providing services to the legal community.
Years: 1996 to 1997 Employer: Texmarc Conveyor Company Title: Vice President Department: Engineering Responsibilities:
Years: 1989 to 1991 Employer: Robins Engineers and Constructors / O&K Title: Regional Manager Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1988 to 1989 Employer: ORBA Corporation Title: Marketing Manager Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1986 to 1988 Employer: Jervis B. Webb Company Title: Regional Sales Manager Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1984 to 1986 Employer: Plains Machinery Company Title: Manager: Sales and Estimating Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1983 to 1984 Employer: Continental Conveyor Co. Title: Manager: Engineered Systems Estimating Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1973 to 1983 Employer: Robins Engineers and Constructors Title: Regional Manager Department: Responsibilities:

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: to Present Country / Region: Aruba Summary: Petroleum Coke handling system
Years: to Present Country / Region: St. Croix Summary: Petroleum coke handling system
Years: to Present Country / Region: Dominican Republic Summary: Power plant coal handling system
Years: to Present Country / Region: Venezuela Summary: Petcoke and Coal handling systems
Years: to Present Country / Region: Brazil Summary: Iron ore port terminals

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
CEMA (Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association): First Technical Member; 2nd
Vice Chair, Conveyor Safety Committee; Chairman, Bulk Handling Safety Committee;
Committee member, Revised "Belt Conveyors for Bulk Materials, Sixth & Seventh Editions."
ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers): Materials Handling Engineering
Division Executive Committee (1977-1984) & Chairman (1983 -1984); Current Member and
Chairman of Committee B20.1 - Safety Standards for Conveyors and Related Equipment;
Current Member, Committee B15.1 - Safety Standards for Mechanical Power Transmission Apparatus; Founding and Current Member, Houston Materials Handling Chapter
(Life Member ASME since 1974).
ANSI (American National Standards Institute): Current Member of Committee B11.19; American National Standard for Machine Tools.
Member, ASSE (American Society of Safety Engineers). Member, SME (Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, Inc.). Member, ASTM ( American Society for Testing & Materials); Past Member, Committee D-5, Coal Sampling. Past Member, TAPPI (Technical Association of the Pulp & Paper Industry).
Licenses / Certifications
Alabama
Louisiana
New Jersey
North Carolina
Pennsylvania
Texas

Licensed since 1973.
Publications and Patents Summary
He has 20 publications authored/coauthored and invited presentations.

Fields of Expertise

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