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Expert in Steel Wire Manufacturing Process

Expert ID: 730564 Canada

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Expert has extensive experience in manufacture of wire such as cold heading wire, spring wire, rope wire, flat wire, shaped wire (both drawn and rolled), deformed wire, PC Strand, PC Wire, galvanized wire, low carbon bright wire, plating quality wire.
Expert has managed the process and product design function in a number of wire mills, as well as the Quality function.
Expert has extensive problem solving experience in all wire processing steps, as well as in end user applications.

Expert has improved wire annealing operations in a number of mills resulting in reduced cycle times, improved consistency, reduced or eliminated decarburization.
Expert has improved drawing die preparation and die quality in several mills.
Expert has lead cleaning and coating improvement initiatives in a number of mills
Expert has lead wire drawing process improvements involving modified drafting practices for better wire temperature control, better surface quality, longer die life, reduced machine changeover time, greater operating speeds.
Expert has conducted extensive wire failure analysis to reduce internal breaks (reduced machine downtime), as well as to determine root cause of field failures.
Expert has improved Patenting (lead and air) process in several mills, resulting in improved speeds and quality.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1970 Degree: None Subject: Metallurgy of Iron & Steel Institution: McMaster University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2000 to 2004 Employer: Sivaco Georgia Title: Q.A. and Process Improvement Mgr. Department: Q.A. Responsibilities: He managed Q.A. department and had QA System responsibly.
His department defined wire processing steps for any given product.
Was responsible for qualifying wire rod suppliers.
Was responsible for dealing with customer technical assistance and quality issues.
Assisted in commissioning new equipment for drawing and fabricating and testing PC Strand.
Years: 1999 to 2000 Employer: Sivaco Ontario Title: Mgr. Q.A. & Tech. Services Department: Q.A. Responsibilities: His department defined wire processing steps for any given product.
Was responsible for qualifying wire rod suppliers.
Was responsible for dealing with customer technical assistance and quality issues.
Years: 1996 to 1999 Employer: Sivaco Quebec Title: Q.A. & Process Developmt. Mgr. Department: Q.A. Responsibilities: He managed Q.A. department and had QA System responsibly.
His department defined wire processing steps for any given product.
His department was responsible for conducting product development trials.
Years: 1987 to 1996 Employer: Titan Steel & Wire Co.Ltd. Title: Mgr. Q.A. & Customer Services Department: Q.A. Responsibilities: He managed Q.A. department and had QA System responsibly. His department defined wire processing steps for any given product. He was responsible for technical assistance and resolution of customer quality issues.
Years: 1976 to 1986 Employer: Stelwire ( a unit of Stelco Inc.) Title: Mill Metallurgist Department: Metallurgical Responsibilities: He managed quality assurance and testing functions
His department defined wire processing steps for any given product.
His department was responsible for conducting product and process development trials and investigation of internal and external quality issues.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
None
Training / Seminars
In-house seminar and video on welding wire and wire rod Customer seminar on welding wire for fiber optic armour applications In-house seminar on quick changeover techniques for wire drawing machines In house as well as supplier and customer seminar on mechanical damage avoidance during product handling.
Vendor Selection
Visited Steel Makers and Wire Rod Mills in Canada, US, South & Central America and Japan to determine their capability as a Wire Rod supplier.
Visited equipment manufacturers in U.S., Europe to determine their suitability for supplying wiredrawing, cleaning house, in-line stress relieving, and annealing equipment.

Visited rod processing plants in U.S. to assess their suitability as cleaning, coating and annealing subcontractors.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
German Fully fluent
French Has knowledge of most terminogy associated with wire production.Some limited speaking and writing skills.

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