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Expert in Equipment Design and Manufacturing Processes: Automated Machine, ATEX-CENELEC, and ISO Compliance

Expert ID: 724824 Florida, USA

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Expert managed and created the design and build of multiple machines and units used for paper converting, printing, plastics manufacture, packaging, food processing, aircraft components, vision inspection and material handling. He supervised electro/ mechanical design department, composed of engineers, designers, drafters, consultants, checkers and administrative staff. Redesigned equipment for reduced cost, increased speed, and new customer requirements. He also prepared machinery specification and new equipment proposals including price, delivery, details of construction, and installation. He presented testimony in depositions and at trial.

Expert provided customer service correspondence, technical assistance to sales personnel, direct sales, coordination of machine testing and demonstrations. He visited customers to insure compatibility of equipment and supervision of installation and acceptance testing. Additionally he designed complete process lines and developed equipment requirements. Supervised day-to-day operation of machine building company; shop and office staff as well as engineering. Produced operating instructions and
control software for the various types of equipment. Expert has worked with Boeing-McDonald Douglas on the Delta II program, Crane Army Ammunition Facility, Scott Paper Company, Colgate- Palmolive Paper Products Division and other smaller organizations. In a related area, he has supervised quality personnel and audits for ISO 9001:2000, FAA-PMA and ATEX-CENELEC compliance.

He developed process improvements for the manufacture of cooling tower media. This included specifications for a large curing oven and the design of adhesive application equipment.He worked on project management for a large addition to Miami International Airport. This was related to the addition of a parking garage and rental car facility.He designed major portions of a heat sealing process line for bill board poster manufacturing. He was responsible for the complete project management on the project.He developed processes and designed parts for the repair and re-manufacture of major commercial aircraft parts.He developed tooling and design parameters for a rubber part used in the sport of polo.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Miami, Florida - Hialeah, Florida - Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Hollywood, Florida - Pembroke Pines, Florida - Port Saint Lucie, Florida - Miami Beach, Florida - West Palm Beach, Florida - Palm Bay, Florida - Pompano Beach, Florida

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1972 Degree: BSME Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: University of Florida

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2004 to 2006 Employer: Self Employed Title: Engineering Manager Department: Engineering Responsibilities: He supervised electro/ mechanical design department, composed of engineers, designers, drafters, and administrative staff. Redesigned equipment for reduced cost, increased reliability, and new customer requirements. he prepared machinery specification and new equipment proposals including price, delivery, details of construction, and installation. Customer service correspondence, technical assistance to sales personnel, direct sales, coordination of machine testing and demonstrations. Visited customers to insure compatibility of equipment and supervision of installation and acceptance testing.
Years: 2000 to 2004 Employer: Title: Quality Manager Department: Quality Assurance Responsibilities: Supervision of quality department. maintenance of ISO-9001,
FAA-PMA, ATEX- CENELEC registration/ certification. Established program for inspection criteria and record keeping to meet regulatory, registration, and customer requirements. Because of experience and background, Project Manager and Engineer for Delta II Rocket fuel management components. This required presentations to the customer (Boeing Aircraft, and U.S Air Force) and supplier identification and coordination, as well as conceptual and detail design. Complete qualification testing from plan through final report.
Years: 1993 to 2000 Employer: Title: Chief Engineer/ General Manager Department: Responsibilities: Responsible for the day-to-day operation of a printing machinery builder. Handled customer contact; sales, advertising, pricing, quotations, and customer service. Designed equipment using AutoCAD and other software; PLC programming, pneumatic diagrams, electrical schematics, as well as machine and detail part design. Supervised designers, shop foreman, buyer, administrative and shop personnel.
Years: 1989 to 1993 Employer: Title: Senior Project Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Design and modification of in-flight food service equipment. Supervised engineers, designers, drafters and lab personnel. Customer support, including international visits. Worked with manufacturing/ production to implement new designs and for cost reduction.
Years: 1988 to 1988 Employer: Title: Mechanical Engineer Department: Florida Responsibilities: Designed plastic extrusion machinery, including dies, material handling and process control equipment. Customer support including in-plant visits.
Years: 1987 to 1988 Employer: Title: Senior Product Development Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Supervised and designed mechanical, electrical and optical portions of vision inspection equipment. Installed and demonstrated equipment in our and customer’s facilities. Assisted in presentations that lead to company sale.
Years: 1979 to 1981 Employer: Title: Production Engineer Department: Manufacturing Engineering Responsibilities: Multi-project responsibility for the design and procurement of tooling, fixtures and machinery for high volume production of electronics. Cost reduction, automation, capital funding requests.

Years: 1973 to 1979 Employer: Title: Chief Engineer Department: Engineering Responsibilities: Supervise and design high-speed paper converting machinery. Visits to customers, both foreign and domestic. Approval authority for all phases of operation.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
ASME,
SME
Licenses / Certifications
Expert is a licensed Professional Engineer.
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has one U.S. patent.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
He has prepared successful responses to interrogatories. Prepared displays and reports for use in legal mediation. Also, he presented testimony in depositions and at trial. Gather information through research and visits to location of incident. Interviewed witnesses and other experts. Reviewed over 50 cases to determine applicability or potential.
Training / Seminars
As an instructor:
Blue Print Reading and Interpretation- Machinist Trade Association
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing- Machinist Trade Association
Introduction to Engineering-Palm Beach Community College
ISO 9001 Quality Management System-in-house
ISO 9001 Internal Auditing- In-house
Vendor Selection
He has worked to locate and qualify vendors for aerospace manufacturing to meet NASA, FAA and Boeing requirements. He helped the sources establish acceptable Quality Assurance Programs, to that end.
Marketing Experience
He successfully worked to solve design and manufacturing problems that had been issues with rocket fuel control systems for over seven years. He visited customers to determine equipment requirements and assist with installation, of various manufacturing machinery.
Other Relevant Experience
Because of a varied background, he has the ability to analyze from a design, manufacturing and quality assurance perspective.

Fields of Expertise

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