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Expert in Mechanical Engineering

Expert ID: 736235 Texas, USA

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Expert is a Master's Mechanical Engineer with 35 years of experience in design, product development, project management, engineering management, and technical analysis.

AREAS OF TECHNICAL EXPERTISE
Sleeve Gun (marine seismic acoustic source) design and operation.
Acoustic Hydrophone design and operation.
Marine Streamer design and operation.
Design and analysis of mechanical systems and hardware.
Finite Element Analysis (Algor).
CAD drafting (AutoCAD, Inventor, SolidWorks, Creo)
Design of experiments, data acquisition, and data reduction.
FORTRAN, Basic, and Mathcad programming languages.
Manufacture of coiled tubing.
Manufacture of composite pipe and armored cable end fitting design.
Design of bonded flexible pipe and crimp terminations
Wire and cable products specification and manufacture
Extrusion of thermoplastics and foamed thermoplastics

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Houston, Tx - Garland, Tx - Fort Worth, Tx - Austin, Tx - San Antonio, Tx - Dallas, Tx - Arlington, Tx

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1983 Degree: MS Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: Texas A&M University
Year: 1981 Degree: BS Subject: Mechanical Engineering (summa cum laude) Institution: Texas A&M University
Year: 1979 Degree: Associate of Arts Subject: Institution: Temple Jr. College

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2014 to 2020 Employer: Sercel, Inc Title: Principal Engineer Department: Product Development Responsibilities: Provided technical support for marine seismic streamer sensors, mechanical hardware, and ancillary equipment. Responsible for the design and development of the next generation vibration isolation cable. Researched, developed, and validated an internal pressure/tension model including creep for bonded flexible hose. Engineered, developed, and validated bulk cable design for next generation product that reduced size, weight, and rotation. Redesigned land cable product to eliminate conductor kinking during handling. Developed and validated heat transfer model of extrusion process. Mentored other Engineers in GD&T, sound engineering practices, and classical engineering analysis techniques. Directed non-linear FEA analysis of complex contact stress problems.
Years: 2013 to 2013 Employer: DeepFlex, Inc. Title: Senior Technical Advisor Department: Responsibilities: Provided technical analysis support to manufacturing, manufacturing engineering, and product engineering. Developed detailed analytical models of the interaction of the
manufacturing process and the manufactured product.
Years: 2008 to 2013 Employer: DeepFlex, Inc Title: Director of Manufacturing Technology and Capital Department: Manufacturing Responsibilities: Responsible for developing core manufacturing processes and managing/executing capital projects. Duties include developing and implementing capital projects process manual formalizing the Front End Loading (FEL) process, developing capacity upgrade plans with estimated plant capacities, developing plans and capacity estimates for a commercial scale manufacturing facility, developing equipment specifications and working with equipment suppliers, and managing and participating in the design, development, and installation of specialized manufacturing equipment. Coordinate with product engineering to ensure that manufacturing capability plans are aligned with product development. Assisted in the engineering management of end fitting design, development, manufacture and installation.
Years: 2005 to 2008 Employer: Tenaris Coiled Tubes Title: Operations Manager Department: Operations Responsibilities: Manage day to day operations at a Coiled Tubing Manufacturing Plant. Duties include development of production schedules, staffing plans, prioritization of resources, directing engineering projects, product development, equipment requirements, defining goals and objectives for each department, developing and implementing capital equipment plans, and developing budgets.
Years: 1995 to 2005 Employer: Input/Output, Inc Title: Development Engineer, Engineering Manager, Lead Project Engineer Department: Engineering Responsibilities: June 2003 to February 2005, Lead Mechanical Project Engineer, Marine Imaging Systems Division. Responsible for the design, development, and qualification of the mechanical components, interconnect cables, and sensors for an in-water marine source controller and other in-water marine mechanical systems. Duties include developing functional specifications, environmental specifications, creating 3D mechanical models, creating CAD drawings, performing finite element analysis, performing mathematical modeling, and documenting results.

November 2001 to June 2003, Engineering Manager, Alvin Facility, Marine Streamers. Manage the development, manufacturing, and sustaining engineering for marine streamers and related products at the Alvin Facility. Duties included developing budgets, assigning responsibilities, prioritizing tasks, making presentations, and writing reports. Responsible for the mechanical component design, system requirements, and the analytical analysis of a Reaction Injection Molded flotation material for a new solid streamer.

October 1999 to November 2001: Engineering Manager, Alvin Facility, Marine Engineering. Manage the development, manufacturing, and sustaining engineering for the Alvin Facility. Duties included developing budgets, assigning responsibilities, prioritizing tasks, making presentations, and writing reports. Assisted in the engineering to develop a new Export Hydrophone. Oversaw the development and implementation of the hydrophone calibration procedures.

June 1996 to October 1999: Engineering Manager, Marine Energy Sources. Manage Marine Engineering group. Oversee development of new concept air gun and solenoid valve. Engineer and oversee installation of above ground test tank. Worked with sales to develop customer requirements for marine seismic system.

July 1995 to June 1996: Development Engineer, Marine Energy Sources. Responsible for design, manufacturing, and sustaining engineering of Sleeve Guns and related products.
Years: 1994 to 1995 Employer: Western Geophysical Services Title: Senior Mechanical Engineer Department: Engineering Responsibilities: Responsible for the design, manufacturing, and sustaining engineering of Sleeve Guns and related products. Duties included layout of manufacturing and test equipment, design and testing of new components, performing finite element analysis, producing CAD drawings, designing and conducting tests, and writing reports.
Years: 1991 to 1994 Employer: Halliburton Geophysical Services, Inc Title: Senior Mechanical Engineer Department: Engineering Responsibilities: Responsible for the design, development, and testing of new components for an existing pneumatic seismic source (Sleeve Gun) and solenoid valve, and development of a new seismic source. Duties included designing hardware, performing finite element analysis and computer modeling, producing CAD drawings, designing tests, performing tests, reducing data, writing reports, and making presentations.
Years: 1984 to 1991 Employer: Sandia National Laboratories Title: Senior Member of Technical Staff Department: Weapons Directorate Responsibilities: February 1989 to May 1991, Senior Member of Technical Staff. Mechanical Design Engineer responsible for the design, development, and testing of the energy absorbing nose and suspension lugs for a Nuclear Depth/Strike Bomb. Duties included defining requirements, performing analytical analysis, coordinating analysis, performing evaluation tests, working with production agencies, and making presentations.

May 1987 to February 1989, Senior Member Technical Staff. System Mechanical Engineer on a weapon Permissive Action Link Controller. Responsible for mechanical packaging and definition of environmental and security requirements.

January 1984 to May 1987, Member Technical Staff. Mechanical Design Engineer responsible for prototype development of advanced weapon use control systems and mechanical design support of new weapon studies.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
ASME - American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Member 1984-Present
Tau Beta Pi, Member 1984-Present
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has been issued four patents related to marine seismic sources, one patent for the manufacture of a specialty coiled tubing, and three patents for the design and manufacture of unbonded composite flexible pipe.

Four publications.

Additional Experience

Other Relevant Experience
Sleeve Gun (marine seismic acoustic source) design and operation.
Acoustic Hydrophone design and operation.
Marine Streamer design and operation.
Design and analysis of mechanical systems and hardware.
Finite Element Analysis (Algor).
CAD drafting (AutoCAD, Inventor, SolidWorks, Creo)
Design of experiments, data acquisition, and data reduction.
FORTRAN, Basic, and Mathcad programming languages.
Manufacture of coiled tubing.
Manufacture of composite pipe and armored cable end fitting design.
Design of bonded flexible pipe and crimp terminations
Wire and cable products specification and manufacture
Extrusion of thermoplastics and foamed thermoplastics

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Proficient

Fields of Expertise

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