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Expert in Packaging

Expert ID: 735160 Georgia, USA

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A technical innovator and inspirational leader with extensive new product development and commercialization experience. Proven track record of efficiently developing innovative new and breakthrough products from concept through commercialization.

Some of the new products my team and I commercialized included: Share A Coke packaging, shaped aluminum bottle, digital cooler, solar vender, recyclable full body shrink label, sparkling PlantBottleĀ®, reusable vessel, 1.25 L & 253 ml plastic bottles and the variety station.

Overview:
MS and BS in Mechanical Engineering
30+ years experience
Worked for Coca-Cola and Alcoa
Expert witness experience
~20 patents granted
Understand complete value chain
Cans, end metal bottles

Have business partner who is a metallurgical engineer
He worked at Alcoa, Anheuser-Busch/Metal Container and Coca-Cola
He also has 30+ years experience

MS and BC in Mechanical Engineering
30+ years experience
Worked for Coca-Cola and Alcoa
Expert witness experience
~20 patents granted
Understand complete value chain
Worked on multiple materials for primary and secondary packaging

My business partner and I provide management consulting in metal packaging and more generically packaging to global CPG brand owners, start-ups, package manufacturers, etc.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1985 Degree: Master of Science Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: Michigan Technological University
Year: 1983 Degree: Bachelor of Science Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: Michigan Technological University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1985 to 1997 Employer: Aloca Inc. Title: Techncial Supervisor Department: R&D Responsibilities: Can, end and new package development
Years: 1997 to 2015 Employer: Coca-Cola Title: Group Director Department: R&D Responsibilities: Packaging & Sales Equipment Development (coolers, vending machines and beverage dispensers) for North America
Years: 2015 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Responsibilities: Management consulting in packaging
Years: 2016 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Principal Department: Responsibilities: Management consulting in metal packaging

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Institue of Packaging Professionals
Product Development & Management Association
Project Management Institute
Licenses / Certifications
Strategy and Innovation Executive Education Certification from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
New Product Development Certification from Product Development & Management Association
Project Management Certification from Project Management Institute

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Two patent cases.

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