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Expert in Package Manufacturing, Plastic/Paper Packaging, Plastic Packages, Package Development

Expert ID: 108428 California, USA

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Expert has spent 50 years in the areas of product development, testing, designing, and marketing of products such as bagging material, controlled atmosphere packaging, plastic packaging, moisture barrier packaging, packaging films (PET, polypropylene, polyethylene), and water vapor barrier packaging. All these products are related to the area of "flexible packaging."

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

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1962 Degree: B.S. Subject: Packaging Technolgy Institution: Michigan State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
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:

International Experience

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

Career Accomplishments

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.
Professional Appointments
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.

Additional Experience

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.
Vendor Selection
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.

Fields of Expertise

controlled-atmosphere packaging process, flexible package, moisture-barrier packaging process, package, packaging engineering, plastic package, water vapor barrier packaging process, flexible packaging laminate, flexible packaging printing, flexible packaging material, packaging material selection, water vapor barrier packaging material, bagging material, converting technology, paper converting operation, polyethylene terephthalate film, polypropylene film, pressure-sensitive label, web-fed press, flexographic printing, packaging innovation, package design, gas flush packaging, bag-in-box packaging process, film conversion, food shelf life extension, package regulation, moisture barrier film, web printing, food wrap, oxygen barrier, dairy product packaging material, paper coating material, flexible barrier packaging material, folding carton, polyethylene film, flexographic printing press, packaging printing, package cost reduction, distribution packaging material, packaging-material management, moisture-barrier packaging material, static-shielding packaging material, thermal barrier coating material, environmentally friendly packaging material, foil packaging material, foil package, packaging equipment, packaging film, aseptic filling, barrier film, polyester thin film, laminate layer, food packaging plastic, solid packaging process, antistatic packaging material, laminating, thermoformed package, specialty paper, food shelf life testing, screen printing, rotogravure printing, roller coating process, printing machinery, printing, pouch, polypropylene, polyethylene, polyethylene terephthalate, paper coating process, paper, packaging paper, packaging process, package testing, non-impact printing, food packaging process, film coating process, decorative coating material, box, bag, antistatic packaging process

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