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Expert in Permanent Magnets - Applications and Sourcing

Expert ID: 733672 Pennsylvania, USA

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Expert is the principal consultant with a consulting
company which provides clients with all aspects of assistance in the area or permanent magnet applications and materials. He studied Materials Science at Imperial College, London, where he received his B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees, specializing in high performance ceramics. He joined a group to lead a development team on new powders, production process, and application design related to bonded magnets.

He left magnet applications to form
his own company and since that time has assisted many clients with application development, materials sourcing and particularly the impact of Intellectual Property in relation to manufacturing. He is the author of several patents on applications related to bonded magnets, and has been an invited contributor to many international conferences on magnetics.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Akron, Ohio - Youngstown, Ohio - Canton, Ohio

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1982 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Glass-Ceramics and Water Resistance Institution: Imperial College of Science and Technology
Year: 1973 Degree: M.Sc. Subject: Science of Materials Institution: Imperial College of Science and Technology
Year: 1973 Degree: B.Sc. (Honors) Subject: Materials Science Institution: Imperial College of Science and Technology

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1982 to 1988 Employer: Imperial College of Science and Technology Title: (Undisclosed) Department: (Undisclosed) Responsibilities: Established the Magnet Applications US manufacturing facility from the ground up. Responsibility for the business plan, building design, site location, staffing, operational systems, data management, equipment and facilities. The plant started production and produces both compression molded and injection molded magnets, as well as low level assemblies based on all available magnet types. Only large scale US manufacturing operation for compression and injection molded bonded magnets.
Years: 2011 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Principal Consultant Department: (Undisclosed) Responsibilities: A consultancy operating primarily in the areas of permanent magnet materials including design, effective sourcing, cost reduction and planning for future production. Clients include several motor and sensor companies and a major project for groups of attorneys representing clients as the primary magnetics expert.
Years: 1988 to 1993 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Senior Research Investigator Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: Developed products and testing methods for two division companies, Magnet Applications (UK) and Arelec (France). Filed several patents and published articles on magnet development.
Years: 1993 to 1995 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Technical Manager Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: Worked with the operating company as technical resource and customer interface for all new projects. Made presentations at several international conferences.
Years: 1995 to 1997 Employer: Undisclosed Title: VP Bonded Magnets Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: Oversaw technical issues related to production and product development for the bonded magnet division of the company.
Years: 1997 to 2011 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Acting General Manager Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: Established a bonded magnet manufacturing company in Pennsylvania and was responsible for all site operations. Company saw substantial growth and profitability in this period. Made presentations to many international conferences on all aspects of magnet technology and business.

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