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Expert in Project Management, Energy, White & Black Pellet Plant Design & Construction, Engineering, Procurement, Negotiations, Maintenance, and Lean Six Sigma Manufacturing

Expert ID: 732660 Michigan, USA

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Expert is a visionary thinker, change agent, strategic planner and executor with a strong background in Senior Project Management, Energy, Engineering, Procurement, Contract Negotiations, Equipment and Energy Purchase Contracts, Maintenance, and Lean Six Sigma Manufacturing. He has led program and product development as well as project management within capital-intensive environments in all disciplines of engineering.

Expert has leveraged exceptional strengths and sound business skills to develop “big-picture” strategies that solved business demands. He has worked collaboratively with all facets of management to ensure delivery of quality products, projects, and ROI expectations.

He is highly skilled in using a proactive team approach with all levels of management. He has bridged the gap and garnered buy-in from all stakeholders, seized control of critical problem areas and delivered on customer commitments.

Since 2009, Expert has served as President and Consultant at his eponymous state-of-the-art consulting business focused on the simplest solutions to complex energy, engineering, maintenance, operational, technical business, and equipment challenges. There, his most recent focus has been in the White, Black, and plastic Pellet commercial facility EPC business. He is responsible for all aspects of concept, design, budget, sales, EPC proposals, procurement, construction, startup, training, commissioning, and proven performance of small and the world’s largest White and Black Pellet facilities. In this role he is also responsible for staffing, safety, environmental, compliance, quality, estimating, purchasing, schedule, contractors, and negotiations of vendor and client contracts.From 1995 to 1997 he was employed at a management / environmental, remediation and waste / architecture, engineering, construction, and transportation services company. There he managed engineering consulting and increased profit by more than 300% in three years. He also designed, had fabricated, and installed the most innovative emission control devices on the market all of which were praised by the EPA and MDEQ and became the standards for both.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1972 Degree: BSEE Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: Wayne State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2009 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President and Consultant Department: Responsibilities: At this eponymous consulting firm, Expert handles large capital and industrialization projects in: energy, wood products, foundry, OEM manufacturing, mining, and all engineering disciplines. These include Lean Six Sigma Manufacturing, converting maintenance departments to world class, environmental permits and negotiations, OSHA compliance, emissions control, complete mill automation with IT and PLC specification, P&ID development, Instrumentation design, and complete control system functionality, commissioning, training, startup, and proven performance
Years: 2008 to 2009 Employer: ATI CASTING SERVICE, LLC Title: Engineering Director Department: Responsibilities: Expert led 60+ capital projects of $22MM in wind energy, capital improvements, maintenance, engineering, and environmental / OSHA compliance.
Years: 2007 to 2008 Employer: KUNDINGER CONTROLS Title: Manager of Engineering, Sales and Marketing Department: Engineering, sales, marketing Responsibilities: He pioneered the development of a Lean Six Sigma production system for high-volume and -profit electrical panel assemblies. He negotiated parts pricing with major electrical suppliers, reducing costs by more than $2MM annually. Expert also wrote IT, PLC, P&ID, and instrumentation specification for company and customers.
Years: 1997 to 2006 Employer: LOUISIANA-PACIFIC CORP Title: Senior Corporate Manager Department: Plant Engineering Manager Responsibilities: Expert led capital planning for engineering, maintenance projects, and operations with a $2MM annual budget. He provided leadership to 50+ contractors. Expert's team completed all projects under budget and on time-slashing costs by $1MM yearly through ROI projects.
Years: 1995 to 1997 Employer: EARTH TECH Title: General Manager Department: Plant Manager Responsibilities: He managed this engineering consulting business to include design engineering. He managed annual budget, P&L and one-, three- and five-year business plans. Expert also negotiated with state and federal agencies on environmental and compliance projects. He led daily operations management to include leadership over ten salaried employees. During this time, he increased annual business by 500% and EBIT by $300K.
Years: 1993 to 1995 Employer: WEYERHAEUSER COMPANY Title: Plant Engineer Department: Plant Engineering Manager Responsibilities: For this sustainability solution-oriented forest product developer, Expert managed $50MM in capital projects to include the rebuilding of a sawmill and plywood mill -- all while running record production in the same mills. He also led negotiations with the EPA and the State of Oklahoma to bring mill into environmental compliance and terminate a longstanding State-Mandated Compliance Court Order.
Years: 1983 to 1993 Employer: Fletcher Paper Title: Plant Engineer; Project Manager; Maintenance Manager Department: Responsibilities: During this decade, Expert served Fletcher Paper as Plant Engineer. He was also employed at Menasha Paper as Project Manager and as Maintenance Manager.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
IEEE, TAPPI
Licenses / Certifications
Project Management Professional: Louisiana Pacific Corp., Nashville, TN
Industrial Ventilation Design Professional: ACGIH, Lansing, MI (MSU)
Contract Negotiations: Louisiana Pacific Corp., Nashville, TN
Environmental Manager: State of Michigan, Lansing, MI
Lean Six Sigma Certified Green Belt: Louisiana Pacific Corp. Consultant, Charlotte, NC
5S: ABTco, Alpena, MI
Storm Water Inspector: State of Michigan, Saginaw, MI
FMEA, Louisiana Pacific Corp., Nashville, TN
Root Cause Analysis, ABTco, Alpena, MI
Professional Appointments
Tappi--- Chairman of Electrical Standards Committee and ENP Press Roll Design Standards Committee
Awards / Recognition
GEORGE WEYERHAESER PRESIDENTS AWARD--HIGHEST EMPLOYEE AWARD IN THE COMPANY
SEVEN LOUISIANA PACIFIC CORPORATION INNOVATION AWARDS
Publications and Patents Summary
US PATENT: CURVILINEAR MEASURING DEVICE-- MEASURES CURVED SUFACES

SEVEN OTHER US PATENTS

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Provided expert witness to a litigation case concerning the removal of old and installation of a new rubber roof on a paper mill. The work was to be done while the mill was running at full production without dirt falling onto the paper sheet or paper machine per my detailed Scope of Work written for the supplier and contractor. The paper company sued the contractor and supplier for the roofing material and won the case based on my testimony.

I was also an expert witness in a lawsuit situation where a contractor sued a company because he fell and said he hurt is back while using a company tool that broke. The company won the suit.
Training / Seminars
See resume
Vendor Selection
Writing detailed supply specifications including performance, long term warranties, and on site installation and start up company assistance is one of my expertise. I also have been the Chief negotiator for the companies of my employment on contractor and equipment procurement. My work in this area has saved all companies of my employment millions of dollars on each project over $10 million.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Expert

Fields of Expertise

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