Expert in Fact-Based Problem Solving: DoE, Taguchi, ISO 9002, Weibull, Manufacturing Cost Control, Design
Expert has found that communication of results is as important as generating those results. He not only develops graphic interpretations of both simple and complex analytical results, he has found effective ways to train others in useful graphical methods.
Expert has demonstrated fact-based methods in manufacturing, product design, business analysis, and service activities. He has taught courses in statistical design of experiments as well as Taguchi methods.
The application of Expert's A2Q Twelve Step Plan(TM) has solved a wide range of industrial materials and process issues. Recently, he helped a small firm learn to make heat guns (industrial strength hair dryers) with improved temperature control, without expensive electronics.
Expert has led a small firm through to ISO 9002 certification. He was also an examiner on the Wisconsin Forward Award (an adaptation of the Baldrige Award) Board of Examiners in 1998.
Expert has used Weibull analysis for product development and reliability evaluations. Examples include development of a heat exchanger for military applications and evaluation of high reliability switches.
Expert implemented new product production using aluminum vacuum brazing and developed new aluminum vacuum brazing alloys and techniques. He also developed a practical qualification procedure for aluminum ultrasonic soldering.
Develop and implement an Operations/Quality manual for a 14-person independent distribution firm. Identify efficiency opportunities and develop improved business analysis tools and methods.Analyze a massive production information database, identify product improvement opportunties, and analytical procedures for same. Simultaneously develop product monitoring and record-keeping methods for on-going product improvement analyses.Document operations procedures, develop Operations/Quality manual for a small (five people) factory product/service firm. Simultaneously set up a computer database system for _effective_ corrective/preventive action records.Instruct a major firm's large division in 6-Sigma methods (DoE & RSM portion), direct multiple projects using DoE methods.Direct and facilitate the development of a new product, using a new (to them) material and process. Set up the development plan and schedule, implement 'self-healing' production monitoring, plus continuous improvement methods, encourage and bring out technicians' improvement contributions.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Chicago, Illinois - Rockford, Illinois - Aurora, Illinois - Naperville, Illinois - Joliet, Illinois - Elgin, Illinois - Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Madison, Wisconsin - Kenosha, Wisconsin - Gary, Indiana
|Year: 1972||Degree: PhD||Subject: Metallurgy||Institution: Iowa State University|
|Year: 1966||Degree: MS||Subject: Metallurgy||Institution: Iowa State University|
|Year: 1964||Degree: BS||Subject: Physics||Institution: University of Massachusetts - Amherst|
|Years: 1987 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Principal Scientist||Department:||Responsibilities: Guide resolution of client product and productivty issues. Design and implement client Quality/Operations systems. Analyze client product data and improve product quality & value.|
|Years: 1987 to 1998||Employer: Milwaukee School Of Engineering||Title: Professor||Department:||Responsibilities: Instructed undergraduates in metallurgy, advanced statistics, thermodynamics, and other subjects as needed.|
|Years: 1980 to 1987||Employer: Allen-Bradley Company||Title: Manager, Principal Scientist||Department: Metallurgy and Physical Test Lab||Responsibilities: Directed materials lab and resolved materials issues.
Developed corporate & employee capability in Taguchi Method(tm) statistical analyses.
|Years: 1979 to 1980||Employer: Modine Manufacturing Company||Title: Chief Engineer||Department:||Responsibilities: Directed development of new heat exchangers, most notably, the Beta-Weld Radiator.|
|Years: 1974 to 1979||Employer: Aluminum Company of America||Title: Senior Engineer||Department:||Responsibilities: Developed new brazing alloys. Served as customer liason for brazing. Refined vacuum brazing process capability. Reduced alloy proliferation and costs.|
|Years: 1972 to 1974||Employer: Carnegie-Mellon University||Title: Research Fellow||Department:||Responsibilities: Developed software for thermodyanmic/phase diagram calculations. Directed the production of a one-hour, color film for instuctional purposes.|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 1987 to 1987||Country / Region: England, UK||Summary: Introduce Taguchi Methods (tm) [i.e., DoE] to an electronic manufacturing firm. Direct/facilitate multiple projects using these methods.|
|Years: 1995 to 1995||Country / Region: Czech Republic||Summary: Instructed, using a hands-on example, the use of experimental design for enhancing customer demand for products.|
|Years: 1998 to Present||Country / Region: Taiwan||Summary: Develop processing and production layout for recovery of catalytic converter cores for recovery of precious metal content. Facilitate metal refining contracts|
|Associations / Societies|
| Expert has been a member of both the American Society for Metals International (ASM Int'l) and the Metallurgical Society, American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers (TMS-AIME).
He has also been a member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ).
|Licenses / Certifications|
|He is certified through the ASQ as a Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) and a Certified Quality Auditor (CQA).
In addition, Expert has been a Wisconsin Forward Award Examiner.
|ASQ - Racine-Kenosha-Walworth Chapter, Treasurer, Publicity Chair.|
|Awards / Recognition|
| Expert received the Allen-Bradley Recognition Award for bringing Taguchi Methods to the Company.
He received the Trek Award of Appreciation (Application of the A2Q Method (tm) for optimization of ice colors at Trek).
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|Expert has produced 23 publications on statistics applications & metallurgy.|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|Deposed as expert witness in a case involving aluminum vacuum brazing processing.
Expert has performed complete analyses in preparation for cases involving metal performance more than four times.
|Training / Seminars|
|Expert is involved with several seminars/training courses. They are Introductory Applied Statistics, Solving Technical Problems with the A2Q Method (tm), and Design of Experients - Applied. This last course requires each student to complete three projects, one of which is done individually.|
|Develop and analyze survey to determine optimum product placement and feature set. Expert has done this three times, twice for an industrial product and once for a consumer product.|
|Other Relevant Experience|
|Wisconsin Forward Award Examiner.
He has taught one course in introductory statistics and applications for MBA students at Cardinal Stritch University.
|German||Proficiency: minimal. Give me 6 weeks and an honest need to recover it.|