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Expert in DFM, Machining, Assembly, Electromechanical Systems, Mfg Engineer, Solid Modeling, Control Systems

Expert ID: 729950 West Virginia, USA

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Expert has extensive experience and training in manufacturing engineering, plant start-ups, facility location selection, plant commsioning 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 facilies 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.

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

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Winston Salem, North Carolina - Charleston, West Virginia - Huntington, West Virginia - Johnson City, Tennessee - Roanoke, Virginia

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1987 Degree: Masters of Engineering Subject: Mecahnical 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 Responsibilities
Years: 2014 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Assistant Professor Department: Engineering Responsibilities: Teach Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Courses. Conduct Research.
Years: 2010 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Principal Department: Responsibilities: Engineering and Technology Development firm
Years: 2004 to 2010 Employer: Rogers Associates Machine Tool Title: President Department: Responsibilities: Design and Manufacture of Complex Equipment and Precision Structures
Years: 1995 to 2004 Employer: Laird Technologies Title: Senior Vice President Department: Responsibilities: Led Global Technology organization, including R&D, Design, Manufacturing Engineerng, Process engineering, Test labs, and mergers and acquisitions
Years: 1985 to 1995 Employer: AK Title: Director of Engineering Department: Responsibilities: Responsible for Design, Manufacturing, Tooling, and Automated Equipment Design and Build

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
Licenses / Certifications
Professional Appointments
Member of several boards.
Publications and Patents Summary
30 international and US patents.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Patent Disputes, Product Failure
Training / Seminars
MIT, Wharton, Maufacturability, 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 assesment
Other Relevant Experience
Plant start-ups.

Fields of Expertise

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