Expert in Electron Beam Equiment for Sterilizing Medical Devices, and Irradiating Foods, Polymers and Wastes
Expert ID: 727427 Canada
His partner Gerry Hare has an extensive background in marketing, engineering and physics as a result of more than thirty years experience in electron accelerator, medical device and semiconductor projects. He project-managed the development, initial production, installation and servicing of the first cancer therapy electron accelerator to use computer controls, established the marketing of electron sterilization equipment to the medical sterilization industry and device manufacturers, and worked with regional development agencies to attract medical device manufacturing. In addition, he has worked on ISO standards for electron sterilization.
Expert has presented numerous seminars and technical papers to the International Meetings on Radiation Processing, the Japan Conferences on Radiation,International Atomic Energy Agency, Pacific Basin Nuclear Conferences, Saskatchewan Association of Municipalities, Queensland Department of Trade and has provided extensive instructional courses on electron beam technology.
a market survey for on-line electron beam sterilization
for a Japanese client, andHe provided a report on market and technology opportunities for electron accelerators
for a British client.and He provided overall guidance for the equipment selection, shield design, licensing and staff training for a US medical device manufacturer building a sterilization plant.A review of accelerator technology for food irradiation
for a irradiation plant manufacturer, andA dose mapping study including computer simulation and analysed equipment available for electron beam sterilization of contact lenses
for a USA company.
|Year: 1970||Degree: PhD||Subject: Atomic Physics (Andrew J Stirling)||Institution: Flinders University (South Australia)|
|Year: 1966||Degree: BSc (Hons)||Subject: Physics||Institution: University of Adelaide|
|Years: 1999 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Principle||Department: Current Consulting Firm||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1985 to 1998||Employer: Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd.||Title: General Manager||Department: Accelerator Business Unit||Responsibilities: During this period Expert was General Manager of AECL’s Accelerator Business Unit,. This was a new business division of AECL which developed the world's most powerful industrial linear accelerator at the time. Such accelerators are used for sterilization of medical devices and can replace environmentally undesirable processes in other industries. Expert led the business unit from its inception, bringing both the product and markets to reality. His background in science and science management enabled him to understand the principles of the accelerator and the new applications research. His experience in strategic planning marketing the products gave him an unparalleled knowledge of the overall market and competition at the CEO level|
|Years: 1970 to 1985||Employer: Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd||Title: Director||Department: Control and Instrumentation||Responsibilities: During this period ExpertStirling developed interests in the application of science to product development. In 1975, he was appointed Branch Head of the Instrument Development Branch and in 1980, Director of the Electronics and Instrumentation Control Division. During that time he directed the technical component of the Canadian Safeguards Program, developing instrumentation for monitoring compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty.|
|Years: to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title:||Department:||Responsibilities: Prepared marketing information including technical notes and specification sheets; created regional medical device manufacturing databases (UK, Germany, Italy, Malaysia); recruited and managed agents; identified and followed-up on sales possibilities and tracked competition.|
|Years: to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title:||Department:||Responsibilities: Directed product development and production introduction (6 MeV Cancer therapy linac). Managed technical support for sales and marketing. Was Product Manager for Cobalt 60 teletherapy products and sources.|
|Years: 1969 to 1998||Agency: Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd.||Role: Director and General Manager||Description: Expert was Director of the division of Instrumentation and Control, Leader of the Canadian Safeguards Technical Support program for the IAEA and subsequently General Manager of the Accelerator Business Unit of Atomic Energy of Canada.|
|Years: to 1998||Agency:||Role:||Description:|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 1999 to Present||Country / Region: USA||Summary: He has consulted for approximately 10 USA clients ranging from individuals to major corporations|
|Years: 2000 to 2004||Country / Region: Japan||Summary: He has provided marketing services to one Japanese company and(subsequently technical and marketing services to another. Prior to becoming consultants they developed strong technical and marketing ties in Japan|
|Years: 1989 to 1997||Country / Region: UK, Italy,Germany, Malaysia, Australia||Summary: He carried extensive marketing activities related to medical device sterilization in these countries during the period|
|Years: 1992 to 1996||Country / Region: Sweeden, Finland, Germany||Summary: He worked extensively with pulp and paper companies in the development of viscose manufacture using electron-beam pre-treatments|
|Associations / Societies|
|Charter member and regional past president of Canadian Nuclear Society.|
|Awards / Recognition|
|Innovative Achievement Award of the Canadian Nuclear Society.
R&D 100 Award in 1990
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|The partners have authored over 40 publications and are holders of several patents including most recently a system for in-line electron beam sterilization.|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|He was an expert witness working with Millbank Tweed (New York) representing Atomic Energy of Canada versus E-Beam Services in New Jersey Federal Court.
|Training / Seminars|
|He has given radiation safety courses to users of accelerators.
He has given general electron beam irradiation courses.
|He has extensive experience in surveying the user requirements and identifying suppliers of electron beam equipment|
|He has direct experience in designing, manufacturing and installing electron beam accelerators and have completed a number of related consulting contracts|
|Other Relevant Experience|
|He has prepared communications materials for use by clients with the general public, local government and state licensing authorities.
He has developed a generic calculation model for use by clients in assessing project feasibility and costs.
|French||Expert reads, speaks and understands French well but has limited ability to write legal or technical documents in French|
Fields of Expertise
electron-beam sterilization, medical device irradiation sterilization, sterilization engineering, sterilization processing technology, food irradiation, terminal sterilization, industrial sterilization, ionizing radiation, irradiation, irradiation sterilization, medical polymer sterilization, gamma radiation effect on plastic, sterilization monitor, plastic irradiation, cobalt-60 sterilization, electron beam accelerator manufacturer, cobalt-60, sterile, gamma-ray sterilization, non-ionizing radiation sterilization, sterilization packaging technology, gamma-stable plastic material, sterilization, polymeric material sterilization, gamma radiation, medical sterilization, electron beam