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Expert in Laser Cladding, Laser Applications

Expert ID: 730241 New Mexico, USA

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Expert has over 20 years of experience in the laser materials processing field with an emphasize for laser cladding. He is recognized as an international expert for laser cladding and laser surface engineering.

Expert has carried laser projects from the lab concept to profitable operation. During his career, Expert has held several jobs in a variety of context such as fundamental research, transfer of technology, laser system manufacturing, job shop management and business development.

Expert has evolved in many industries including, medical, mining, heavy equipment, oilfield and aerospace.

Expert has always demonstrated leadership and integrity in his accomplishments.

Standard Areo in Winnipeg (CA) optimization of laser cladding application for areospace components.
Jarvies Engineering at Newcastel (Australia) optimization of laser cladding operation.
Caterpillar USA licensing agreement for Protal device (laser cleaning before thermal spray)

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Albuquerque, New Mexico - Rio Rancho, New Mexico

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1985 Degree: MS Subject: Optic Engineering/ Photonic Material Processing Institution: Louis Pasteur University of Strasbourg (ULP), France, Physics Science Dept.
Year: 1983 Degree: BS Subject: Optic Engineering Institution: School of Optic "Victor Berard", France

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2007 to 2011 Employer: Technogenia Inc Title: Director of Laser Engineering and Applications Department: laser engineering/ R&D Responsibilities: In charge of the engineering and R&D for Technogenia Group. Assist and motivate the licensee network. Business and applications development Western USA
Years: 2004 to 2007 Employer: Optomec Title: Director LENS technology Department: LENS Responsibilities: In charge of LENS technology near netshaping for managing and evolving the technology.
Years: 1995 to 2004 Employer: Gremada Industrie (now Caterpillar Reman) Title: Executive Director of laser application and R&D Department: Laser Responsibilities: In charge of all development and operation management of all laser applications (cladding, Heat treatment, welding) for Caterpillar or other customers. Manage R&D for the company.
Years: 1991 to 1995 Employer: IREPA LASER France Title: Director Laser Surface Engineering Department: Surface Engineering Responsibilities: In charge of the department of laser surface engineering for the development and transfer of technology for laser laser cladding, heat treating, cleaning etc
Years: 1988 to 1991 Employer: EPLF (Polytechnic school of Lausanne Switzerland) Title: Laser engineer Department: Material Responsibilities: In charge of the technical laser aspect for the development of new alloys and cladding using laser technology.
Years: 1986 to 1989 Employer: Laser Automation Gekatronic Title: Laser Engineer Department: Laser job shop Responsibilities: In charge of the cutting, welding and drilling workshop.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2007 to 2007 Country / Region: Singapore Summary: set up of a Lasercarb License in Singapore for Technogenia
Years: 2006 to 2006 Country / Region: China Summary: Set up Lens equipment in China for Optomec
Years: 2005 to 2005 Country / Region: Australia Summary: Optimization of a laser cladding operation for Jarvies in Australia
Years: to Present Country / Region: France Summary: See experience
Years: to Present Country / Region: Switzerland Summary: See experience

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Publications and Patents Summary
He has about 15 publications and 2 patents on laser cladding and cleaning.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Certified Solidswork CAD software,
Lean Manufacturing certified,
6 sigma yellow belt
performed ISO certification

LIA member, ASTM member, ASM member
Training / Seminars
6 sigma green belt, lean manufacturing, ISO executive manager

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
French As a French native Expert is completly fluent in French
English Expert is fluent in English and technical English
German Expert has basic notion of German

Fields of Expertise

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