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Expert in Steel Applications using Engineered Alloys with Heat Treatment and Welding Knowledge

Expert ID: 724661 Oregon, USA

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Most of his metallurgical practice and experience since 1985 has been with steel and other iron based metal products. His limited exposure to other metal products such as aluminum and titanium, etc, would be sufficient to provide basic information about characteristics and other general information. His ferrous metallurgy experience includes many hours of laboratory evaluation of steel products, ranging from very mild structural steels to fully hardened tool steel. Many more hours have been spent in consultation with engineering staff from all facets of manufacturing who generally require application assistance to "match up" the correct steel with a particular application.

Correct steel selection is of primary concern in the design phase of any engineered product. Steel is one of the most versatile materials known to man, and as such, a huge variety of grades and conditions are available to engineers and manufacturers. The proper selection of a steel or cast iron grade will help ensure the success of an otherwise well engineered product. He works with engineering staff daily and am able to consult on many steel topics, including welding and heat treatment.

Steel is the primary building block of the industrialized world. The proper application of steel is of paramount importance as energy prices continue to drive durable goods prices higher and higher. He specializes in steel application assistance, including the "real world" knowledge of what grades are truly available in the marketplace.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Portland, Oregon - Salem, Oregon - Gresham, Oregon - Beaverton, Oregon - Hillsboro, Oregon - Tacoma, Washington - Vancouver, Washington - Lakewood, Washington

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1981 Degree: BS Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: Oregon State University
Year: 1995 Degree: Masters of Material Science Subject: Metallurgy Institution: Oregon Graduate Institute

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1995 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Metallurgist Department: Technical support group Responsibilities: Expert is responsible for all levels of technical assistance to the customers regarding the steel materials sold by PMTSCO.
Years: 1985 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Metallurgist Department: Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for supporting all factions of the organization with technical support in the pussuit of building lift trucks.
Years: 1981 to 1985 Employer: Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Title: Shift Test Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Expert was a civilian contractor with the department of Navy to assist in the overhaul testing of nuclear propulsion systems on-board Navy nuclear submarines.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1981 to 1985 Agency: Dept. of Navy Role: Shift Test Engineer Description: He was working on board nuclear subs to perform testing on overhauled nuclear systems.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Professional Appointments
MSCI Oregon Chapter board member.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Train students and professional groups in the basics of metallurgy using ASM developed curriculum.
Vendor Selection
Utilize Internet search engines to find materials for customers.
Marketing Experience
Time and experience in the region provide some understanding of the industry.

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