Expert in Package Manufacturing, Plastic/Paper Packaging, Plastic Packages, Package Development
For 35 years, he managed product development in the area of flexible packaging lamination. He holds various patents in the subject. He has written extensively on flexible packaging printing, and his articles have been published in the TAPPI Journal and various trade publications.
He spent 35 years in product development for various packaging material manufacturers and 24 years running his own design business.
The film coating and paper converting processes were also a part of his responsibility in product development and technical development. These areas now represent 75% of his work time.
This is a discipline that brings together most of the areas in which Expert has expertise (converting technologies, web-fed presses, etc.). He spends up to 50% of his product development time working on this area, both in release and adhesive technology, and label substitutes.
The flexographic & gravure printing systems have been integral to the decoration of flexible and solid packages. He has had much exposure in this area, including a job as a rotogravure pressman while in college.
Tour of Industrial Europe examining current and furture trends in shelf life extension for Fresh Express, produce packaging.Developing O2 control for the wine industry.Moisture control for the golf industry.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California - San Francisco, California - Sacramento, California - Oakland, California - Stockton, California - Fremont, California - Modesto, California - Santa Rosa, California - Hayward, California - Sunnyvale, California
|Year: 1962||Degree: B.S.||Subject: Packaging Technolgy||Institution: Michigan State University|
|Years: 1984 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: President||Department: .||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1983 to 1983||Employer: NP Marketing||Title: Western Manager||Department: Packaging||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1975 to 1982||Employer: Custom-Made Packaging||Title: General Sales Manager||Department: Packaging||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1964 to 1975||Employer: Thilmany Pulp and Paper||Title: Sales Management||Department: Packaging||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1962 to 1964||Employer: Thilmany Pulp and Paper||Title: Product Development||Department: New Products||Responsibilities:|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 1915 to 1915||Country / Region: Great Britain||Summary: New product development for the fresh produce industry|
|Years: 2014 to 2014||Country / Region: Europe||Summary: New product for the fresh produce industry|
|Associations / Societies|
|Expert is an active member of the Institute of Packaging Professionals, Past President of the Western Packaging Association, and a member of TAPPI, serving as Chairman of the West Coast Subcommittee, Polymer, Laminations, and coatings Division. He is also a member of The Packaging Design Council International.|
|Chairman and founder of the Package Program of San Jose State University|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|4 patents and recently Published a White Paper on the package development process for the American Chemistry Council for the Lawmaker in the Federal and State houses.|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|Various packaging and process related issues including laminating, coating and printing. He's successfully defended patent infringement cases as well. Package function and failure analysis.|
|Training / Seminars|
|A frequent lecturer at UC Davis and San Jose State University on the package development process. He's recently published a "white paper" the the Package Development process for the American Chemistry Council and appeared as witness in the California State Assembly defending the plastics industry.|
| Expert has experience locating vendors of flexible packaging,
folding cartons and pressure sensitive labels.
He has access to the following resources: printed material,
TAPPI databases and personal contacts.
|Other Relevant Experience|
|Expert presented a paper at a Michigan State University seminar on the state of packaging legislation in California.|