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Expert in Fasteners, Automotive, Innovation, Product Development, Manufacturing, Production Process, Injection Molding Plastics Process Metal Forming, Organization Management

Expert ID: 734206 Florida, USA

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Hands on Management experience in an over 40 Year Automotive and Industrial Career.
Consulting on a wide range of Subjects.
Author "The Fuzzy Front End of Product Development" Book (on Amazon)

Driving growth through new world processess which includes:
•Realignment of business to realize increased performance, profitability 80/20
•Secure Corporation’s place as Industry Leader.
•New Business Development Leadership
•New Product Innovation and Development
•Manufacturing optimization 80/20
•Maximize Niche and Moat
•Innovative technologies to increase an organization’s offerings



• Design and Integration,
• Automated Assembly, component through final assembly
• Metal Finishing, Heat Treat, Plating and Painting
• Plastic Fastener, Design, Testing, Manufacturing Injection Molding and Extrusion
• Metal Fastener Design, Testing, Manufacturing, Cold Forming and Machinating
• CAD, CAM, Three D Printing
• Plastic Materials, Injection Molding, Extrusion, Thermoforming, Die Cutting
• Metallurgy, Metal Forming and Stamping

AUTOMOTIVE OEM SUPPLIER EXPERIENCE ______________________________
• Interior Components, Door Handles, Head Rests, Motion Control
• Fuel Systems: Fuel Tank, and Line, Level Sensing
• Invented Cap-less Refueling, now standard Six Utility Patents
• Cooling Systems, Valves, Pumps
• Electrical Generators, Alternators, Switching
• Hybrid and Electric Vehicles and Batteries
• Global Product Development Co-Operation
• ISO and QS Quality Systems
• Windshield Wiper Systems, Actuators
• Construction Fasteners and Specifications
• Global Product Development Co-Operation
• Welding Equipment
• Store Fixtures, Grocery Carts, Shelving, Displays
• Electrical Wire Manufacturing: Household, Commercial, Industrial, Nuclear
• Copper Tubing and Fittings, Water and HVAC,
• Aluminum Extrusion
• Railroad Equipment, Pushers, Tank Cars
• Commercial Food Equipment
• Commercial Pumps
• OEM Off Line Truck Modification
• Truck Axle, Brake, Fifth Wheel, Trailer Manufacturing


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1967 Degree: BSIE Subject: Automotive Institution: Kettering (General Motors Institute)

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1967 to 2009 Employer: ITW Title: President Department: Responsibilities: Executive Responsibility: Multiple Divisions of Fortune 100 companies, 1984-2014

ITW Patent Society Special Award 1995 ITW Patent Society Special Award -2004

Vice President, ITW Global Product Development Center 1996-2009
Years: 2009 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Author “Focus for the Fuzzy Front End of Product Development” on Amazon & Kindle

Idea Sheet® Process Engaged in the culture of over 100 Diverse Companies

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1990 to 2017 Country / Region: Europe, Asia Summary: Extensive

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
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Awards / Recognition
Inventors Hall of Fame Induction 1998
ITW Awards

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Vendor Selection
Marketing Experience
VP Sales Marketing, General Management, Group Management
Other Relevant Experience
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Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Native and Technical

Fields of Expertise

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