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Expert in Paint and Coatings Process Engineering

Expert ID: 728475 Michigan, USA

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Expert has over 25 years of experience in paint process engineering with cross functional disciplines in Chemical, Electrical and Environmental Engineering.

Expert has provided process engineering services to coating manufacturing industry focusing on process improvement, environmental compliance and energy management. Process improvements included control of mechanical, chemical and environmental control processes by minimizing variability and optimizing reliability. Developed and implemented automotive paint process and environmental optimization projects for phosphate cleaning, electro-deposition, spraybooths, air houses, filtration, wet scrubbers ovens and abatement systems.

Expert identifies on site opportunities for continuous improvement and process control, allowing significant gains in first time quality, material and energy usage and throughput yields.

He saved over $400,000.00 dollars annually in a manufacturing and energy cost saving opportunities at a major manufacturing facility. He optimized 100 million dollar plastic injection molding and coating operation to improve product yields, quality, reduce material usage and improve energy efficiency. He performed numerous safety audits on a coating facility including gas trains, industrial hygiene and oven safety.He performed numerous quality enhancement projects in automotive coatings facilities by minimizing variability and optimizing reliability.He performed numerous air and odor quality audits and environmental emission inventories in many major Title V facilities.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Detroit, Michigan - Warren, Michigan - Flint, Michigan - Sterling Heights, Michigan - Lansing, Michigan - Ann Arbor, Michigan - Livonia, Michigan - Dearborn, Michigan - Westland, Michigan - Toledo, Ohio

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1985 Degree: Professional Engineer Subject: Chemical and Electrical Engineering Institution:
Year: 1984 Degree: MS Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: Lawrence Techological University
Year: 1979 Degree: BS Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: Clarkson University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2009 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Owner/Member Department: Responsibilities: Expert responsible for the technical service, sales and administrative functions. The company mission is to provide professional expertise with considerable value, minimizing overhead and other applicable cost burdens.
Years: 2006 to 2009 Employer: The Source Group Title: Principal Engineer Department: Responsibilities: He is responsible for technical services and training in process engineering.
Years: 2003 to 2006 Employer: Total Filtration Services Title: Manager of Consulting Services Department: Responsibilities: He provided team leadership and consulting services in North America and China. Managed a 10 million dollar corporate account in products and services.
Years: 1996 to 2003 Employer: Omega Productive Services Inc. Title: Engineering Manager Department: Responsibilities: Directed an multi-million dollar engineering group in paint process optimization and controls.
Years: 1989 to 1996 Employer: Swanson Environmental, Inc. Title: Director of Air Quality Department: Responsibilities: Directed the Air Quality Program for a Enviromental Consulting Firm.
Years: 1979 to 1989 Employer: National Intergroup Title: Process Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Process Engineer for an Primary Metals Company in Process, Energy and Envionmental Control.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2004 to Present Country / Region: China Summary: Performed a Paint process optimization and training program for an General Motors-Daewoo Car manufacturining facility.
Years: 1998 to 1998 Country / Region: Sweden Summary: Provided expertise in validating water wash paint spray booth scrubber designs to minimize particulate emissions and water.
Years: 1999 to 1999 Country / Region: Sweden Summary: Provided expertise in validating and implementing modifications to water wash paint spray booth scrubber designs to minimize particulate emissions and water.
Years: 2003 to 2003 Country / Region: Mexico Summary: He provided paint and energy process optimization services to three automotive assembly plants.
Years: 1982 to 1983 Country / Region: South Africa Summary: He was chosen to head up an alternative fuels coal gasification plant technical task force to bring the Lurgi gasifier technology to USA.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Member of the Engineering Society of Detroit
Licenses / Certifications
Licensed Professional Engineer in Ohio and Michigan
Publications and Patents Summary
Published over 12 Environmental and Process Papers in the Coating Industry

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
He has performed numerous expert witness services in paint and chemical manufacturing pertaining to occupational health, environmental affairs, and indoor air quality.
Training / Seminars
Performed numerous training in paints and coatings technology from application technology to environmental compliance.
Vendor Selection
Often uses subcontractors in mechanical and automation controls.
Marketing Experience
Low VOC coatings, cascading booth air, high transfer efficiency application equipment and statistical process quality control in paint and coatings.
Other Relevant Experience
Passion for hands-on technical expertise

Fields of Expertise

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