Expert in Emerging Aeronautical and Aviation Security Technologies
Aircraft security: Expert first got involved in explosives detection technology in the 1970s when he development a fully automatic high-throughput letter bomb detector for the IRS. The successful program led to work for the FAA on development of explosives detection machines at SAIC, where he was an SVP. After starting his own consultancy he supported a successful bid to the FAA for a "2nd generation" CT machine for detection of explosives in checked luggage. The resulting equipment is supplied by L3. He served on the FAA's subcommittee for aviation security and the TSA's Scientific Advisory Panel.
Collimator: Expert has a degree in nuclear physics and used nuclear penetrating radiation for numerous applications to explosives detection systems and inspection systems for aircraft, military ordnance and various industrial products. Properly-designed collimators and other means of beam shaping are a critical part of any system using penetrating radiation.
He advised the FAA on the aging aircraft/continuing airworthiness program for 19 years. He chaired the executive committee for a key engine research program involving the FAA, GE, Pratt & Whitney, Honeywell and Rolls Royce during a challenging start-up phase. He chaired a technical oversight group for an FAA Center of Excellence program in airliner cabin environment research for which he wrote a five-year strategic plan. He conducted an analysis of the technical issues and challenges and how to resolve them for a study of the business and technical feasibility of supersonic business jets, for the Teal Group. He conducted an analysis of the European government support to Rolls Royce aero engines and Agusta Westland helicopters for United Technologies Corp. He advised EADS headquarters and Dassault Aviation (Paris) on developments in the U.S. defense market for ten years.
He consulted to Mubadala Development Company in Abu Dhabi on their strategy for becoming a major supplier of aerospace components. He also consulted to them on the details of planning the factory.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California - San Diego, California - Long Beach, California - Santa Ana, California - Anaheim, California - Riverside, California - Glendale, California - Huntington Beach, California - San Bernardino, California - Chula Vista, California
|Year: 1968||Degree: MA||Subject: Physics||Institution: San Diego State University|
|Year: 1965||Degree: Preliminary Diploma||Subject: Physics||Institution: Rhenish Westphalian Institute of Technology, Aachen, Germany|
|Year: 1964||Degree: BS||Subject: Mathematics||Institution: Gonzaga University|
|Year: 1962||Degree: Baccelaureate||Subject: general German High School (Gymnasium) curriculum||Institution: Gutenberg Gymnasium|
|Years: 2000 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: President, Owner||Department:||Responsibilities: He performs consulting services in technology management for domestic and international clients.|
|Years: 1992 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: President, Owner||Department:||Responsibilities: After leaving SAIC in early 1992 he founded Expert Technology Applications to consult to the FAA, DOD and several universities in the field of aviation safety, with particular emphasis on the development of new and novel approaches to aircraft inspection to mitigate the risk of failure of aging aircraft.|
|Years: 1986 to 1992||Employer: SAIC (Science Applications International)||Title: SVP||Department: Advanced Systems and Products||Responsibilities: Overall business responsibility for a group of divisions engaged in the development and manufacturing of equipment in the following areas: aerospace product inspection, ordnance inspection, radiation monitors for military and civil applications, aviation security systems.|
|Years: 1973 to 1986||Employer: IRT Corp.||Title: Corp. VP, Division President||Department: Nuclear Systems||Responsibilities: His career advanced from senior scientist to program manager, marketing manager, operations manager to ultimately corporate VP and Division President. Active in the same fields as listed above under SAIC.|
|Years: 1967 to 1973||Employer: General Atomics||Title: Sr. Scientist||Department: Radiation Technology||Responsibilities: He started as a student assistant while doing his thesis work on the company's linear electron accelerator and research reactor. He entered full-time employment upon graduating in 1968 and advanced to sr. scientist in the course of technical work on various projects in nuclear materials safeguards and space radiation.|
|Years: 1967 to 1992||Agency: DOD, NASA, FAA, DOE, DNA||Role: scientist to sr. manager||Description: Most of his work was on government contracts as listed under work experience.|
|Years: 1992 to 2006||Agency: FAA||Role: Consultant||Description: He supported the following programs: aging aircraft, continuing airworthiness, engine titanium consortium phase II, airliner cabin environment research plus smaller assignments|
|Years: 2004 to 2005||Agency: NASA||Role: PI, lead author||Description: He administered, managed and performed the role of lead author on a study of European Government support to aeronautics research.|
|Years: 1998 to 2000||Agency: Dept. of Commerce||Role: PI, lead author||Description: He conducted an analysis of the European subsidies (direct and indirect) on the development of the Airbus A340-500/600.|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 1976 to 1982||Country / Region: Germany, France, Belgium, Sweden, Canada, Japan||Summary: He was responsible for marketing company products to nuclear facilities in the listed countries.|
|Years: 1998 to 2008||Country / Region: France||Summary: He was a consultant to EADS and Dassault Aviation on developments in the U.S. defense markets.|
|Years: 2008 to 2008||Country / Region: Abu Dhabi||Summary: He consulted to Mubadala Development Co. on its strategy for becoming a major supplier of aerospace components on factory design.|
|Years: 1942 to 1964||Country / Region: Germany, USA||Summary: Born and raised in West Germany. In 1962, right out of high school, went to study in U.S. on a Fulbright scholarship. Received BS Magna Cum Laude in mathematics in 1964. Back to Germany under restrictive Fulbright visa.
|Years: 1964 to 1966||Country / Region: Germany||Summary: Attended graduate school at Rhenish Westphalian Technical University in Aachen, Germany. Degree in physics.|
|Associations / Societies|
|ASNT, ASM, SAMPE, SAE, AIAA|
|Awards / Recognition|
|Aviation Week 1996 Laurels Award for outstanding performance in the field of astronautics and propulsion.|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|2013: He was a subject-matter expert and expert witness for Mayer Brown in a contract award dispute between a major U.S. government contractor and a government agency. He was an expert witness in several hearings on the case before an administrative judge. Negotiated settlement.
2014: Expert witness for plaintiff in a contract dispute between a foreign avionics supplier and a large U.S. government contractor before the International Court of Arbitration in New York, NY. Plaintiff won.
|Training / Seminars|
|He has conducted an annual seminar on advanced and emerging technologies in aviation to an MBA class at the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University for some eleven years.|
|He advises clients on vendors/suppliers in fields related to aircraft safety and aviation security.|
|He has a deep understanding of the civil aviation industry on an international scale. Among his major clients have been Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Honeywell, FAA, NASA in the U.S. and EADS and Dassault Aviation in Europe, the Society of Japanese Aerospace Companies in Asia and Mubadala Development Company in the Mid East.|
|French||I had eight years of French in German High School and conducted business in France off and on over a period of 30 years. I am rusty speaking and writing it.|