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Expert in Industrial, Conveyors, Bulk Systems, Construction, Machinery, Hydraulics, Maintenance, Operations

Expert ID: 733383 Mississippi, USA

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Expert has been exposed to and improved safety and performance in most every aspect of bulk handling systems. From the beginning as a system electrician up to Systems O&M manager. Eventually starting his own business to design, fabricate, construct, service, and commission various conveyor systems and components. At its peak Expert's company CAMCO Inc. had 126 employees. Expert has close to 40 years in conveyor industry management. He has worked with such companies but not limited to MS Power, AL Power, Gulf Power, Georgia Power, TVA, Chevron, Valero, Phillips 66, International Paper, DuPont, MS Phosphate, Vulcan, MS Export, State port facilities and many more. He has also taught site specific maintenance strategies and overall safety techniques to a variety of customers. His classes are rooted in OSHA,MSHA,ASME, and ANSI guidelines and explained in day to day applications.

Expert is truly a tenured expert in his field with over 33 years in the design, fabrication, construction, retrofit, component application, start up, belt splicing and general maintenance of bulk material handling conveyors and all related equipment. Inclusive of but not limited to stationary and mobile conveyors, stackers, reclaimers, ship loaders, crushers, truck live bed systems, metal detectors, vibrating components, magnetic separators, fire protection systems, sampling systems, screens, bucket elevators, belt conveyors, screw conveyors, steep angle conveyors, drag chain conveyors, hoppers, chutes, impacts, screening systems, dust control (wet, dry and vacuum), warehouse conveyor systems, and various road paving equipment.

Industries serviced: State, Municipal and Private Refineries; Port Facilities; Storage Transfer Facilities; Power Plants; Mines; Chemical Plants; Grain Elevators; Fertilizer Plants; Paper Mills; Food Processing; Coal Handling; Cement; Pet Coke; Wood Chips; Iron Ore; Lignite; Steel; Aluminum; Salt; Plastics; Grain; Fertilizer; Aggregate; Tire Shredding; Waste and various dry chemicals.

Conveyor systems upgrades by design, Operation procedures,, Safety overviews, General system improvement, Teach basic maintenance and safety to conveyor end users.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Mobile, Alabama - Jackson, Mississippi

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1985 Degree: Apprenticeship (Various) Subject: Courses covered blue print reading, conduit bending, control voltage, utility power, underground, and cable tray. Institution: Pascagoula VO Tech

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2013 to 2017 Employer: Southern Company Kemper Co. Title: Conveyor Subject Matter Expert Department: New Coal Yard Mine to plant Responsibilities: Expert is responsible for all conveyor systems and activities from the mine to the plant, including advising construction.
Years: 2012 to 2013 Employer: Self Employed Title: Consultant Department: Conveyor and Equipment Sales Responsibilities: He lent expertise in conveyor systems and equipment.
Years: 2010 to 2012 Employer: DZ Atlantic - Moss Point Title: Manager Department: Business Development Responsibilities: Expert handled business development.
Years: 2008 to 2009 Employer: Texas Wind Title: Contract Catastrophic Adjuster Department: Adjuster Responsibilities: Expert handled forensic re-creation and inspection due to Hurricane Katrina wind and flood.
Years: 1991 to 2007 Employer: CAMCO inc. Title: Owner Operator Department: Conveyor and Maintenance Responsibilities: Expert ran this conveyor and maintenance contract operations company. His group provided material handling design, fabrication, construction, installation, start up and commissioning of various conveyors and associated machinery components, belting, and vulcanize splicing including OSHA/MSHA handrails, ladders, platforms and stairs.
Years: 1987 to 1991 Employer: Fluor Daniel / Chevron Title: Superintendent Department: Conveyor Systems Responsibilities: Expert handled conveyor system O&M.
Years: 1985 to 1987 Employer: Chevron Title: Various Department: American Plant Services Responsibilities: Expert was Conveyor Maintenance Systems Supervisor for all crafts from 1986-87.

Prior to this time, Expert handled Conveyor Maintenance Systems Electrical and Control (including PC) from 1985-86.
Years: 1976 to 1985 Employer: Brown and Root Inc. Title: Various Department: Conveyor Responsibilities: Expert handled electrical high voltage and conveyor system controls from 1981-85.

Prior to this time, he handled electrical, high-voltage, conduit, controls and utility power from 1979-81.

Previously, from 1976-85, Expert stewarded high voltage and conveyor instrumentation.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1995 to 2005 Country / Region: Aruba Summary: Refinery pet coke system overhaul

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Member, ASME (with plans for involvement in the Bulk Handling Safety committee).
Licenses / Certifications
Contractor’s License previously held with Camco Inc. (Now Expired)
Alabama California Mississippi Louisiana
Awards / Recognition
Various awards presented from manufacturers, customers, and vendors.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Assisted other experts in a variety of areas to enhance their practice. I began my own practice as an expert due to my ability to now have more control of my time. I recently completed my first stand alone case and was retained by the plaintiff and later (August 2018) was deposed by the defendant.
Training / Seminars
Expert has performed various training, lectures and exercises.

Fields of Expertise

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