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Expert in Surface Mount Technology (SMT) and High-Technology Light Sources, Turnkey Operations, etc.

Expert ID: 717532 New York, USA

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Expert has devoted a significant portion of his career to the development of Surface Mount Technology (SMT) devices, equipment, and processes. These include: placement, cleaning, solder reflow equipment, components, component design, component packaging for automatic placement, and processing of the circuit boards. He has had extensive experience in the "Make or Buy" decision of his clients. Expert is expert in the area of passive Surface Mount Components (SMCs), particularly, but not restricted to, monolithic ceramic capacitors. His work with implantable medical device failure due to SMT or SMC's is extensive, and includes reporting to the FDA.

While Expert's experience remains in surface mount technology, he has become intimate with new sources of high technology lighting components, many of which demand SMT in order to take advantage of lower size-power profiles, as well as higher unit production volumes. This technology, brought about by the need to change from incandescent and fluorescent to more exotic light-generating (but energy-conserving and failure-proof) light sources, include Light Emitting Diodes (LED), electroluminescence (or flat panel lighting), photophosphorescence, fiber optics (light piping), and others. Applications in which Expert has been intimate are signage, displays, lighting and emergency lighting systems and the associated energy reduction, manufacturing cost savings, reduction of end-user prices and of maintenance costs over the product life.

After analysis, Expert replaces incandescent and other inefficient lighting with efficient florescent, LED, electroluminescent and other high-tech lighting.

Expert conducts surveys of industrial and other facilities for replacement of HVAC, motor control, lighting, etc. with systems requiring lower energy cost and maintenance.

While involved with various high technology categories such as surface mount technology, components, equipment and processes, and new lighting devices, much of Expert's career has been spent in the area of transition from the old technology to the new. Changing direction is often difficult for everyone associated with it: the company, its sales forces, inside personnel, channels of distribution, and of course, the customer. Much of Expert's consultative activity has been turnkey: researching the technology to be utilized, developing the product, testing it, manufacturing the product, retraining inside and outside sales and marketing, distribution and finally, getting the product to market. Expert is a turn-around and start-up specialist.

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York - Yonkers, New York - Newark, New Jersey - Jersey City, New Jersey - Paterson, New Jersey - Elizabeth, New Jersey - Bridgeport, Connecticut - New Haven, Connecticut - Hartford, Connecticut - Springfield, Massachusetts

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1981 Degree: PhD Subject: Marketing Management Institution: Columbia University
Year: 1979 Degree: MBA Subject: Marketing Management Institution: Pace University
Year: 1966 Degree: BEE Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: Manhattan College

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1988 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: CEO Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1982 to 1988 Employer: Hitachi Title: Director of Marketing & Sales Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1978 to 1982 Employer: AVX Corporation Title: Director of Marketing Department: Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a life member of the International Society for Hybrid Microelectronics. He is a member of the Speakers Bureau for Surface Mount Technology.
Publications and Patents Summary
He was editor for SMT - PCNetwork Magazine. He has been a feature author for both Business Marketing and Surface Mount Technology.

Additional Experience

Vendor Selection
Expert has experience locating vendors of:

* Contract assemblers (SMT and through hole)
* Surface mount components (passives), LEDs
* Electroluminescence lighting systems
* MIS hardware and software.
Marketing Experience
Expert has significant expertise in assisting clients with marketing management and sales operations. He has created marketing programs for clients that resulted in significant market penetration, new markets, new products and their design, development, and implementation. He helped bring a firm from 2.5 million per annum with a no-growth product to 4.5 million with a new product and maximized existing market penetration. The effort, which took less than three years, cost the company less than 30% of its total profit with no impact on reserves for expansion or development. Lead generation programs were designed, developed, and implemented during this period, which resulted in significant sales volume growth.
Other Relevant Experience
He was a pioneer in the implementation of packaging SMT components for surface mounting in the U.S.

Fields of Expertise

electroluminescent panel, surface-mount component, surface-mount technology, high-technology lighting device, high-technology lighting device system, lighting device, lighting system technology, energy auditing, lighting energy audit, technology transition, emergency lighting, small outline integrated circuit, light-emitting diode luminance, incandescence, electronics, flip chip, surface mount board design, thin-film application, surface-mount assembly, analysis, negative temperature coefficient thermistor, fluorescent lighting system, printed-wiring board, printed circuit design, printed circuit board soldering, printed circuit board manufacturing, printed circuit board cleaning, printed circuit board, electronic encapsulation, radio-frequency spectrum, light-emitting diode display, light-emitting diode, data communication, surface-mount cleaning, surface-mount soldering, printed circuit, passive electronic element, electronic device, radio communication electrical equipment, electric capacitance, electric battery, resistor, glass resistor, varistor, variable capacitor, thin-film capacitor, thick film, thick-film resistor, thick-film conductor, thick-film circuit, thick-film capacitor, thermistor, electric switch, radio frequency, radio communication, printing, through-hole printed circuit assembly, power capacitor, positive temperature coefficient thermistor, phosphorescent screen, passive solid-state component, passive filter, cathode-ray oscilloscope, modem, mobile radio system, personal microcomputer, laptop computer, implantable device, hybrid microelectronics science, hybrid integrated circuit, glass capacitor, fluorescent screen, fluorescence, flat-panel display, fixed resistor, fixed capacitor, film, film resistor, fiber optics, electronics testing, electronic display instrument, electrolytic capacitor, electroluminescent display, ceramic multichip module, ceramic capacitor, capacitor

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