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Expert in Manufacturing: Design Defects, Management Errors, Factory Automation & Robotics, Holograms, Lasers

Expert ID: 724635 California, USA

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Expert has 25 years of industry experience in areas that include the manufacture of industrial lasers, the design and production of control and data collection systems for energy management, the research of alternate energy resources and systems including solar power, and the development of large-scale data handling systems.

He spent 18 years as a tenured professor at San Diego State University, where he taught production and operations management courses to undergraduate and graduate students. As an engineering and management consultant, he currently specializes in factory and manufacturing operations, management decision-making processes, and production and operations management (POM).

Expertise in:

Applications to Control Problems;
Business plans;
Data Collection;
Digital/analog data acquisition systems;
Electrical Engineering;
Factory Automation & Robotics;
Manufacturing Efficiency;
Mathematical Modeling;
Product development modeling;
Production & Operations Management;
Queuing & Linear Programming;
RF design;
Statistical Analysis;
Technology assessment.

Holds patents in BTU Meters, Solar Heat Collectors,
Solar Energy Transfer Systems (With Protection Against Freezing),
Methods For Providing Representation For Needed Work Force In Store,
Systems For Generating a Hologram.

Once he sees a solution to the problem at hand (and generally that is not done in a vacuum ) he goes over it until he and his client(s) all agree on the solution.Manufacturing process faults;
David N. Tarlow Esq, Coggan & associates: Analysis of manufacturing data
Misrepresentation of sales and inventory;
Wolf Holdenstein Adler Freeman & Herz.
Children’s Place:
Review of data
Litigation over manufacturing scheduling process;
Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach:
Analysis of production data


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1953 Degree: B.S. Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: University of Connecticut
Year: 1972 Degree: M.S. Subject: Environmental Systems Institution: West Coast University, Los Angeles
Year: 1984 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Automation (Robotics) Institution: Brunel University, London

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1984 to 2004 Employer: California State University (SDSU) Title: Professor Department: Information & Decision Systems Dept.
Full Professor, Taught both under gradate and gradate students. Production and Operations Management and Systems Analysis
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1970 to 1981 Employer: Rho Sigma Inc Title: CEO & Chairman of the BOD Department: Management & Production
Founder and CEO. Employed about 80 engineers and manufacturing personal .
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1967 to 1970 Employer: Cal-Tech, Title: Research Engineer Department: Jet Propulson Lab
Developed Solar energy control systems

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1946 to 1949 Agency: US Army, Signal Corps Role: Instructor Description: Taught electronics to GI's at Fort Monmouth

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1982 to 1984 Country / Region: UK Summary: Research on Robotics and PH.D.
Years: 1995 to 1997 Country / Region: Viet Nam Summary: Taught graduate classes as a visiting professor in Hanoi

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Life member of IEEE
Licenses / Certifications
Registered Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of California.
Publications and Patents Summary
He has over 60 publications in scholarly journals, has 5 patents and a couple of books including one major seller in the field of Electronic Warfare.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
As a professor emeritus, he has had considerable experience developing a point of view for my audience, holding their interest, and answering many questions. From a technical point of view he has dealt with complex problem and required to present the information in a simple and understandable fashion.
Training / Seminars
Twenty plus years
Vendor Selection
As Founder and President of Rho Sigma Inc., he initially had to set up the entire supply chain management process.
Marketing Experience
Considerable experience dealing with electronic design, testing and producing in large quantities in my factory.
Rho Sigma Inc. designed and manufactured many hundreds of solar system controls per week. Inventory control and quality control are very critical factors in the manufacturing process.
Other Relevant Experience
From the mid 1960's to the founding Rho Sigma he was employed by ITT. He started there as a department head and ended up as a Vice President of a 2500 many division or the company. He left to start his own company.

Fields of Expertise

alternative energy, control system design, control system performance evaluation, data control system, energy efficiency, energy-efficient control system, manufacturing control, object-oriented operating system, plant operations management, power generation project management, process engineering, production engineering, production management, production schedule, solar collector, solar energy system, solar panel, solar technology, automation, automation control, automation system, automation technology, electronics manufacturing automation, factory automation, hologram development, holographic film, holographic master, holographic memory, holographic polymer, holographic replication, holographic sensor, holography, industrial control, industrial automation, laser, manufacturing automation, robotics, solar thermal energy system, solar pond, control system analysis, manufacturing efficiency, advanced process control, solar pond design, robotic design, manufacturing management, design management, environment program, portable heater, access control system, sun sensor, flat-plate collector, solar radiation, material control, solar energy application, sunburn, product management, production line, sun, solar constant, process control system design, solar variability, solar irradiance observation, solar irradiance, automated manufacturing, solar space heating system, heat battery, material requirements planning, management, electric energy generation, energy-efficient space heating, energy-efficient solar water heating, passive solar interior, passive solar-energy system, solar ultraviolet radiation energy, solar lighting system, solar infrared radiation energy, data acquisition, control process, design engineering, hologram, cost control, solar water heating, automatic control, photovoltaic energy system, solar cosmic ray, photochemical reaction, process technology, gamma radiation, sunlight, spectroscopy, solar space heating, photochemical solar energy conversion, solar energy focusing system, solar energy, photovoltaic cell, real-time operating system, quality control, project management, operations management, operating system, heat convection, electronics manufacturing, control system

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