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Expert in Green Energy Controls, Automotive Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical Process Controls

Expert ID: 726952 Indiana, USA

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Expert has designed patented systems which increase manufacturing productivity, flexibility, and quality while drastically reducing inventory in discrete and continuous manufacturing industries such as automotive, machine tool, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and recovery of pipeline-grade Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) from waste sources such as Landfills and Waste Water Treatment Facilities (WWTF). These systems ensure manufacturing is synchronized with true demand and optimize process control in terms of Enterprise Business Goals. He has led efforts to modernize Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) - based systems to facilitate Lean Manufacturing and Mass Customization. His results at companies such as General Electric, Ford, Toyota, Chrysler, Chevron / FirmGreen has been revolutionary: throughput increases of 40% with inventory cost reductions of over 30% and quality increases of over 100%. He has won awards, simutaneously from automotive industry leaders AND the United Auto Workers for increasing the Quality of Work Life.

At Ford Windsor Engine Plant - implemented patented system which synchronized the entire supply chain to actual product flow. Increased throughput by 40% while decreasing inventory cost by 33% and decreasing supply trailers in the yard from over 100 to 10 or less and increased quality. Also, increased model mix from 6 to 79.At Ford Sharonville Transmission Plant - increased quality by decreasing assembly plant "pulls" from 6 / month to ZERO through error proofing and automated inspection.At Chrysler Kokomo Transmission Plant helped make the plant #1 in the world for Hours Per Transmission, as measured by the Harbor Report. This was accomplished by applying real time traceability and product flow visualization and material synchronization.For FirmGreen/Chevron/MorganStanley, perfected Remote Monitoring and Control of a Continuous Process which refines pipeline-quality Compressed Natural Gas from waste sources such as landfills and WWTF's helping achieve EPA Project of the Year for 2008.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Indianapolis, Indiana - Fort Wayne, Indiana - South Bend, Indiana - Gary, Indiana - Hammond, Indiana - Bloomington, Indiana - Muncie, Indiana - Anderson, Indiana - Terre Haute, Indiana - Lafayette, Indiana

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1996 Degree: PhD Subject: Business Institution: Syracuse University
Year: 1986 Degree: EMBA Subject: Business Operations Institution: Harvard Business School and General Electric
Year: 1983 Degree: MS Subject: Educational Psychology Institution: University of California
Year: 1978 Degree: BS Subject: Computer Engineering Institution: University of Utah

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2007 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: CEO Department: Responsibilities: Set up and lead business in recovering green energy from waste sources and improving manufacturing in the pharmaceutical industry.
Years: 1998 to 2007 Employer: AgentWare Systems, Inc. Title: CEO Department: Responsibilities: Set up and led business which was a Tier 1 vendor to all the major companies in the automotive industry. Programs were designed to increase manufacturing productivity and profitability while modernizing the plants in terms of lean manufacturing and Mass Customization.
Years: 1982 to 1997 Employer: General Electric Title: General Manager Department: Special Programs Responsibilities: P&L responsibility for this major aerospace and defense division. Grew the business at an annual rate of over 35% while doubling margin. Instituted Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing driving a second doubling of margin.
Years: 1979 to 1982 Employer: Advanced Technology, Inc. Title: Director Department: West Coast Responsibilities: Responsible for set up and leadership of the Western Division of Adtech. The division grew from 19 employees to over 900 employees with industry-leading margins in only three years. Sold company to Emhart in 1982.
Years: 1971 to 1979 Employer: United States Marine Corps Title: Private through Captain Department: Responsibilities: As enlisted was direct infantry and Force Reconnaissance. As an Officer was in Communications.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1971 to 1979 Agency: USMC Role: NCO and Officer Description: Infantry and Communications Officer
Years: 1989 to Present Agency: Classified Role: Strategic Implications of Foreign Manufacturing Developments Description: Assessing new manufacturing techniques from foreign companies

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1996 to Present Country / Region: Japan Summary: Worked with Yaskawa Electric in the field of plant automation and control
Years: 2007 to Present Country / Region: China Summary: Synchronizing the supply chain to joint venture Chrysler plant in Beijing.
Years: 1995 to Present Country / Region: Brazil Summary: Assisted in the design and implementation of the world's most productive engine plant for Joint Venture Tritec plant in Curtiba owned by BMW and Chrysler, later purchased by Fiat

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
IEEE, Engineering Society of Detroit, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, International Association of Knowledge Engineers
Awards / Recognition
Customer Driven Quality Award - three times, Ford Motor Company, Letter of Commendation for Improving the Quality of Work Life, United Auto Workers
Publications and Patents Summary
Method for Manufacturing an Item, US Patent

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Precision laser scanning of crime scenes and navigation through scanned scenes to graphically show the evidence and conclusions drawn from the evidence
Training / Seminars
Methods of modern manufacturing especially Lean Manufacturing and increasing variety and Mass Customization
Marketing Experience
Consulting in "breaking in" to the automotive and pharmaceutical manufacturing industries and "green energy" production.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Spanish Expert speaks, reads, and writes in Spanish with moderate proficiency.

Fields of Expertise

expert system, lean manufacturing, manufacturing productivity, product variety optimization, green energy, manufacturing efficiency, command, control, communication and intelligence, knowledge management, build-to-order, mass customization, gas hydrate control, remanufacturing, productivity measurement, distribution requirements planning, line balancing, team building, customization, shop floor control system, methane concentration, carbon dioxide cleaning, methane production, process fault detection, instructional design, computer-aided manufacturing design, automation control, power-and-free conveyor, manufacturing cost control, manufacturing execution system, work team, landfill gas recovery, medical informatics, liquid methane, total productive maintenance, Shingo manufacturing, just-in-time software, focused factory, medical expert system, computer-aided design and manufacturing software, chemical reactor control, pharmaceutical manufacturing facility auditing, knowledge base, inventory control system, lot tracing, tablet manufacturing, manufacturing simulation, synchronous manufacturing, inventory reliability improvement, methane gas, continuous process, chemical process control instrumentation, dry ice, pharmaceutical quality assurance, continuous flow manufacturing, fuzzy process control system, intelligent business system, neuro-fuzzy system, fuzzy expert system, gas conditioning, logistics management computer system, software design, dryer productivity improvement, automated manufacturing, productivity improvement, manufacturing resource planning, flexible manufacturing system, manufacturing site evaluation, job shop operations, medical device manufacturing automation, pharmaceutical inventory management, automobile manufacturing, application software, manufacturing profitability, computer-aided design, computer-aided manufacturing, municipal solid waste management, advanced vehicle control system, computer-aided design and manufacturing, knowledge representation object, software measurement program design, fuzzy control system, best available control technology, interactive patient-record system, landfill gas, electric control, distributed artificial intelligence, municipal solid waste, solid waste monitoring equipment, total quality management, chemical reactor control modeling, pharmaceutical manufacturing, methane fuel, methane, knowledge engineering, kanban, just-in-time inventory, inventory management, health care system, fuzzy logic, flexible manufacturing, flexible-fixturing technology, desktop manufacturing, computer software, chemical process control, carbon dioxide, bulk pharmaceutical chemical manufacturing, manufacturing automation, artificial intelligence, anaerobic digestion, adaptive control

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