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Expert in DFM, Machining, Assembly, Design of Electromechanical Systems, Mfg Engineer, Solid Modeling, Control Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning

Expert ID: 729950 Florida, USA

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Expert has extensive experience and training in manufacturing engineering, plant start-ups, facility location selection, plant commissioning and design, as well as product design. He is in addition to being a degreed engineer a journeyman toolmaker. He has led global technology organizations in a variety of capacities including Research and Development, Design Engineering, and manufacturing operations. He is certified as a ISO auditor, and led the implementation of ISO 9001 at several facilities both domestic and international.

Expert has implemented flexible manufacturing systems in areas such as automated assembly, precision machining, and stamping operations, utilizing concepts such as programmable tooling, single minute die exchange and modular tooling. He is well versed in industrial engineering, including plant layout, product flow optimization, and process set-up reduction efforts. He has been responsible for numerous plant start-ups, including production scale-up efforts.

Several significant projects in the areas of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, specifically in the object/facial identification utilizing Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN). These efforts included the design and implementation of advanced sensing systems using Ultra-wideband radar (UWB)

He has extensive experience in Solid Modeling of mechanical parts and systems, as well as the integration of this data into manufacturing.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1987 Degree: Masters of Engineering Subject: Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Institution: New Jersey Institute of Technology
Year: 1983 Degree: BS Subject: Engineering Physics Institution: Northeastern State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2014 to 2021 Employer: Bluefield State College Title: Assistant Professor, Executive Director - Center of Excellence for Manufacturing Engineering Department: Engineering
Responsibilities:
Teach Mechanical, Electrical, and Manufacturing Engineering Courses. Conduct Research.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2010 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Principal Department: Technology
Responsibilities:
Engineering and Technology Development firm
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2017 to 2022 Employer: Xonar Technologies Title: CTO Department: Engineering - contract with i3 Engineering Sciences
Responsibilities:
Under contract. Development of a Weapon detection system utilizing Artificial Intelligence and Ultra-Wideband radar. System is deployed at sports arenas, music venues, etc. Responsibilities were sensor selection and deployment, as well as development of a CNN detection algorithm.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2004 to 2010 Employer: Rogers Associates Machine Tool Title: President Department: Corporate
Responsibilities:
Design and Manufacture of Complex Equipment and Precision Structures
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1995 to 2004 Employer: Laird Technologies Title: Senior Vice President Department: Corporate
Responsibilities:
Led Global Technology organization, including R&D, Design, Manufacturing Engineering, Process engineering, Test labs, and mergers and acquisitions
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1985 to 1995 Employer: AK Title: Director of Engineering Department: Engineering
Responsibilities:
Responsible for Design, Manufacturing, Tooling, and Automated Equipment Design and Build

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2012 to 2013 Agency: CDC Role: Principal Investigator on methane sensing research program Description: CDC funded program to develop viable fiber optic based sensing system for methane
Years: 2017 to 2020 Agency: ARC Role: Principal Investigator on ARC (Department of the treasury) agency funded program to establish a Center of Excellance for Manufacturing Engineering (CEME) at Bluefield State College - Principal author on successful DHS Safety Act submission Description: Established Center of Excellence for manufacturing Engineering (CEME) at Bluefield State College. A center established to train displaced Coal miners in State of the Art Manufacturing Engineering concepts. Act as a resource for local Appalachian manufacturing companies. Served as Executive Director of center.
Years: 2019 to 2019 Agency: DHS Role: Principal Author Description: Wrote successful submission of application for "Safety Act" recognition on a UWB/AI based weapon detection system.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1996 to 2004 Country / Region: China Summary: Plant start-ups, R&D facility start-up, management of facilities.
Years: 2002 to 2004 Country / Region: Czech Republic Summary: Plant start-ups, R&D facility start-up, management of facilities.
Years: 1990 to 2004 Country / Region: Germany Summary: Plant start-ups, R&D facility start-up, management of facilities.
Years: 1990 to 2004 Country / Region: UK Summary: Plant start-ups, R&D facility start-up, management of facilities.
Years: 1998 to 2004 Country / Region: France Summary: Plant start-ups, R&D facility start-up, management of facilities.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
SME, ASME, IEEE.
Licenses / Certifications
PE/EIT, CMfgE.
Professional Appointments
- Member of several boards.
- Principal Investigator on CDC funded fiber optic methane sensing project
- Principal Investigator on ARC (Department of the treasury) agency funded program to establish a Center of Excellence for Manufacturing Engineering (CEME) at Bluefield State College
- Principal author on successful DHS Safety Act submission
- Principal author on successful NCS4 submission
Publications and Patents Summary
30 international and US patents.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Patent Disputes, Product Failure
Training / Seminars
MIT, Wharton, Manufacturability, Design, IP
Vendor Selection
Extensive sourcing experience for both Mechanical and Electrical/Electronic manufacturing sources worldwide.
Marketing Experience
Automation, design for manufacturability, Product Development, Technology assessment.
Other Relevant Experience
Plant start-ups.

Fields of Expertise

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