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Expert in Robotic Electronics Assembly

Expert ID: 107585 Minnesota, USA

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Expert has devoted a significant portion of his career to solving automated process problems. He has applied his expertise to a variety of industries. Much of his work has involved solving electronic processes and assembly automation problems. His work with robotics, automation, and sensors has led to the design and development of state-of-the-art high-precision robots, electronic high-precision assembly process equipment, and tooling for surface mount technologies, and odd-shaped electronic components. Expert is experienced with nuclear remote manipulators and controls. He has also applied his skills in many different manufacturing facilities, including those of IBM, Ford, GM, Sun, Litton, RCA, Northrop, Grumman, Motorola, and Corning Glass.

Expert has over 20 years experience in design of robots and tooling for automated devices and is knowledgeable of state-of-the-art design and manufacturing of robots and tooling.

Expert has worked for over 15 years with all types of packaging technologies to best package, ship, and present standard and non-standard electronic components to robots or automated pick-and-place machines packaging such as trace paper-reel, tube, etc. Expert has 15 years of design experience in advanced packaging of components, component feeding, and tooling devices for electronic assembly systems.


Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Minneapolis, Minnesota - Saint Paul, Minnesota - Duluth, Minnesota - Rochester, Minnesota - Burnsville, Minnesota - Saint Cloud, Minnesota - Eden Prairie, Minnesota - Minnetonka, Minnesota - Eau Claire, Wisconsin

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1964 Degree: B.S. Subject: Industrial Engineering Institution: Ciudad Serdan Universidad de Puebla, Mexico

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1988 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: Expert has P&L responsibility and over all direction of technology decisions.
Expert has more than 30 years of business experience in high technology industries on markets in the U.S., Europe, and Latin America.
He is a "turnaround" business specialist for technology and manufacturing companies. Before declaring bankruptcy, Expert may be able to rescue your company.
Years: 1990 to 2002 Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: Expert is the founder of (undisclosed).
He is an inventor and developer of robotic assembly systems and feeder equipment. He has many U.S. and foreign patents.
Years: 1984 to 1988 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Founder & President Department: Responsibilities: He was responsible for P&L technology development. He directed technical, manufacturing, and business groups. He accomplished several private placement Memoranda. He conducted fundraising via grants, equity, and loans. The company had been taken over by venture capitalists and was quickly failing. Expert rescued the company by providing new customers and new revenue streams.
Years: 1979 to 1983 Employer: Undisclosed Title: R & D Customer Application Lab Manager Department: Responsibilities: He was the Manager of the Robotic Lab. He developed large scale robotic equipment and associated processes
for military and industrial uses.
Years: 1970 to 1981 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Manager of Manufacturing Department: Responsibilities: Expert directed various manufacturing groups responsible for producing agricultural, industrial, and military equipment. He worked with groups such as design, tooling, assembly, quality, documentation, and installation.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1990 to 2002 Country / Region: England Summary: Expert has set up marketing and sales agreements, trade shows, and product demonstrations for high-technology products and proposals for products such as high-precision robotic workcells and automated electronic assembly systems.
Years: 1994 to 2002 Country / Region: Germany Summary: Expert has set up marketing and sales agreements, trade shows, and product demonstrations for high-technology products and proposals for products such as high-precision robotic workcells and automated electronic assembly systems.
Years: to Present Country / Region: Singapore Summary: Expert has set up marketing and sales agreements, trade shows, and product demonstrations for high-technology products and proposals for products such as high-precision robotic workcells and automated electronic assembly systems.
Years: 1995 to 2002 Country / Region: Mexico Summary: Expert has set up marketing and sales agreements, trade shows, and product demonstrations for high-technology products and proposals for products such as high-precision robotic workcells and automated electronic assembly systems.
Years: 1994 to 2002 Country / Region: Italy Summary: Expert has set up marketing and sales agreements, trade shows, and product demonstrations for high-technology products and proposals for products such as high-precision robotic workcells and automated electronic assembly systems.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a Member of the SME, the SMTA, and the Robotics Industries Association (RIA), on whose Standards Committee he serves.
Licenses / Certifications
Expert is a licensed robotics instructor for the state of Minnesota and was a senior robotics college professor.
Professional Appointments
He was appointed to be an at-large representative of the Board of Invention during the 1993 gubernatorial term of Arne Carlson, Governor of the State of Minnesota.
Awards / Recognition
Expert has received many awards from the State of Minnesota, the Small Business Administration, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He was invited to the White House to participate during the Framework For Global Electronic Commerce. He met with President Clinton and Vice President Gore.
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert holds numerous U.S. and foreign patents related to robotics and sensors in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Germany. He is a nationally- recognized speaker. He has authored numerous journal articles, conference proceedings, and trade magazine articles and contributed a major chapter to and participated in the creation of a robotics textbook published by Wiley & Sons.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has served as expert witness regarding robotic systems, sensors, and automated systems.
Training / Seminars
Expert has set up and presented training seminars in Spanish and English in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Singapore, Germany, Italy, and England.
Vendor Selection
Expert has experience locating vendors of products and services for the electronic assembly industries, robotic systems, and products to assist automatic production of electronics. He also has experience locating business-related vendors for high-tehnology industries.
Marketing Experience
Expert has extensive marketing experience with high-technology products world wide.
Other Relevant Experience
He is a turnaround specialist with extensive experience rescuing small technology companies in trouble regarding taxes, marketing, and sales.

Expert founded three startup companies in the manufacturing business of assembly robots, automated component feeders, sensor products, services, and factory automation consulting.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Spanish Expert is fluent in Spanish.

Fields of Expertise

robot, robotics, robotic end-of-arm tool, odd component printed circuit board placement, electronic component protective packaging, electronic packaging, market development, e-business strategic planning, business development, globalization, business ethics, small business, entrepreneurship, business strategy, business operations, international patent law, international investment, automation technology, business management, electronic packaging industry, business intelligence, robotic assembly, analytical robotics, assembly automation, business incubator, assembly equipment, automatic handling, automatic handling equipment, United States patent, robotic gripper, crash sensor, automation, process planning, startup, international marketing, machining tooling design, chip shooter, industrial robot, robot design, precision assembly, distribution packaging material, international technology transfer, electronics manufacturing automation, assembly robot, manufacturing site evaluation, business re-engineering, active control, flip chip, design for manufacturability, design for assembly, automated assembly, surface-mount assembly, new product development, multicomponent sensor design, printed circuit board, semiconductor device packaging process, design for testability, water-jet machining, tape-automated bonding, design for manufacture and assembly, mechanical device design, machine design, high-speed mechanism design, automated machine design, strategic planning, design engineering, proposal, international manufacturing, electrochemical sensor, marketing, factory integration, surface-mount technology, electronic assembled device, machining fixture, packaging material, overload protection, multicomponent sensor, engineering, touch sensor, thermoformed package, tactile sensor, servomechanism, sensor, robot structural material, remote control, pick-and-place robot, microsensor, microactuator, manipulator, just-in-time inventory, group technology, flexible manufacturing, flexible-fixturing technology, feeder conveyor, factory automation, expert system, control theory, contact sensor, manufacturing cell, business process re-engineering, manufacturing automation, artificial intelligence, adaptive control, actuator, actuator code

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