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Expert in Mechanical Design, Hydraulic and Pneumatic Component and System Design and Consulting

Expert ID: 736169 Washington, USA

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Expert is a registered mechanical engineer in the state of Washington. His expertise is in mechanism design, hydraulic and pneumatic component and system design, and thermodynamics. Most of his 50+ years of professional work has been in the Aerospace and Defense industries. On several occasions, he has been an expert witness in patent infringement cases and accident cases.

Expert's career as an engineer began in 1961 as a B.S.M.E. from Pennsylvania State University, followed by two years of active duty as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. His first engineering experience took place at Fort Hood, Texas, where he planned, supervised, and built an ammunition depot for the 1st Armored Division after the Cuban Crisis of 1962.

After his active duty, the companies that he worked for were as follows:
North American Aviation, Apollo Capsule project.
Beckman Instruments, Advanced Technologies Operation
Partner in ISR, Inc. (Industrial & Scientific Research Corp.)
Pacific Scientific Company, Project Engineer
Control Components, Inc., Project Engineer
Pacific Valve Company, Project Engineer, Nuclear Valve Specialist
Paul Monroe Hydraulics, Chief Engineer
Kaiser Electro Precision, Senior Project Engineer
Parker Hannifin, Senior Project Engineer
Engineering Consultant, McDonnell Douglas, and Boeing Aviation
Consulting Mechanical Engineer to Ralbo, Inc., Sparks, NV.

Expert's training and expertise have been in Thermodynamics and Hydraulics.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1964 Degree: PHD ( not completed) Subject: Advanced Engineering Math Institution: U.S.C.
Year: 1961 Degree: B.S.M.E. Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: Pennsylvania State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1989 to 1992 Employer: Parker Aerospace Title: Senior Project Engineer Department: Hydraulic valve design Responsibilities: Design of hydraulic landing gear valves for the Boeing 777 aircraft.
Design of various valves, pumps and other hydraulic components for the McDonnell Douglas fly by wire DC-9 derivative that became the Boeing 717 Aircraft

Years: 1980 to 1988 Employer: Kaiser Electroprecision Title: Senior Project Engineer Department: Engineering Responsibilities: Various valves and mechanisms for McDonnell Douglas and Boeing including components of the first stealth aircraft.
Years: 1975 to 1988 Employer: Paul Munroe Engineering Title: Senior Project Engineer/ Chief Engineer Department: Hydraulic System Design Responsibilities: Design of Steering Gear for three Navy ships. Design of hydraulic valve operators for main steam isolation valves for the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plants units 2 and 3. Hydraulic servo valves and conventional hydraulic operators for the valving of the Sacramento Waste Water Treatment Plant.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
SAE, while a student at Penn State
ASME Life Member and Secretary of the ASME working group for Nuclear Valves.
Registered Professional Engineer in California from 1973 to 2005
Registered Professional Engineer in Washington from 1994 to present.
Licenses / Certifications
P.E. State of California 1965 to 1995
P.E. State of Washington 1992 to Present

Secretary of the A.S.M.E. Section VIII, Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code for Nuclear Valves 1971 through 1980

Additional Experience

Other Relevant Experience
From 1963 to 1964, Expert was in a P.H.D. program at U.S.C. (not completed)

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