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Expert in Use Machine Shop Management, ISO 9000

Expert ID: 730901 Arizona, USA

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Expert is an Expert in Machine Shop Management, Administration and Training as well as Best Practices. He has owned and operated machine shops for 30 years that have dealt in Aerospace, Defense, Scientific Instruments and General Machining. Utilizing the latest in machine tool technology such as CNC turning, milling and CNC Swiss. He is a journeyman Tool & Die Maker with over 15 years on the shop floor. He is responsible for creating the first State approved apprenticeship programs in Precision Machining, CNC Machining, Tool & Die and Mold Making in Arizona.

Expert is a certified Strider International ISO 9000 consultant. As an Expert consultant in ISO 9000 and AS 9000 implementations has; Trained hundreds in quality programs. Trained hundreds in manufacturing processes. Designed and implemented ISO/AS 9000 quality systems. Quality department management. Expert has instituted quality systems for Parker Hannifin vendors for "Floor to Store" certification.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Phoenix, Arizona - Tucson, Arizona - Mesa, Arizona - Glendale, Arizona - Scottsdale, Arizona - Chandler, Arizona - Tempe, Arizona - Gilbert, Arizona - Peoria, Arizona

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1978 Degree: BS in Education & Business Management Subject: Vocational Education, Business Education Institution: Kent State University
Year: 1999 Degree: MA in Engineering Subject: Quality Systems Institution: Kennedy Western University
Year: 1976 Degree: AA General Studies Subject: Economics and Business Institution: Kent State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2010 to 2012 Employer: Caid Industries Inc. Title: Division Manager Machine Shop Department: Machining Responsibilities: He was responsible for the daily operations, project management and company wide purchases of machinery related to machining.
Years: 2003 to 2008 Employer: Turning & Machine Inc. Title: President and CEO Department: Tucson, AZ Responsibilities: He was responsible for the administration of the company including finances, sales, equipment purchases and HR.
Years: 2000 to 2007 Employer: (Eponymous) Consulting Title: Principle Consultant Department: Tucson,AZ Responsibilities: He was the Principal consultant in ISO 9000 and AS 9000 implementations and has trained approximately 200 in quality programs, trained approximately 400 in manufacturing processes,has designed and implemented ISO/AS 9000 quality systems, and managed Quality departments.
Years: 1979 to 1997 Employer: Engineering, Inc. Title: President and CEO Department: Tucson, AZ Responsibilities: He was responsible for short and long term business and financial planning, operations management, training...where he initiated the first apprenticeship programs in the state of Arizona for Precision Machining,CNC Machining, Tool & Die and Mold Making.
Years: 1976 to 1985 Employer: Pinal and Pima Community College Districts Title: Professor of Machine Trades Department: Vocational Education Responsibilities: Teaching Machine Shop, Blue Print Reading, Mathmatics, Metallurgy and business related classes.
Years: 1973 to 1975 Employer: Tuscarawas County School System Title: Teacher Department: Vocational Machine Shop Responsibilities: He was the Vocational Machine Shop Teacher where he developed and used his own machine shop curriculum. The program grew to compacity within two years.
Years: 1966 to 1973 Employer: Automatic Steel Corp. Title: Apprentice Tool & Die Maker Department: Tool & Die Room Responsibilities: He became a certified Tool & Die Maker through the UAW and Ford Motor Company apprenticeship program.
Years: 2012 to 2014 Employer: Manufacturing, Inc Title: President Department: Precision Machining Responsibilities: Expert was President of this precision machining company for several years.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
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Professional Appointments
He was included in the “Who’s Who in Arizona Business” and the “Who’s Who in Forming and Fabricating”.
Awards / Recognition
He has been an active member in National Tooling and Machining Association serving on national committees as well as serving as the Southern Arizona Chapter’s President, Trustee, Apprenticeship Chairman, and Executive Secretary. He has been a member of American Society of Quality and a Senior Member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers for more than 30 years where he has served as President of the Tucson Chapter and various other offices and chairs. He is also a charter member of the Machining Technology Association of SME.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
He was asked to be an Expert Witness in a case involving a fire that destroyed a machine shop and destroyed all of the company's CNC programs. The company was asking for reinbursement from the insurance company for the loss. This matter was being presented in the courts in Tucson, Arizona.
Training / Seminars
This Expert has developed courses for the machine trades in Precision Machining, CNC Machining, Tool & Die and Mold Making for the State of Arizona's apprenticeship programs. He has also designed and developed training courses in Total Quality Management, ISO 9000, AS 9000, Throughtput Management and Process Management.
This Expert also taught a workshop at Kent State University where he was teaching vocational education teachers.
Vendor Selection
He sourced of heavy machine shop work for the mining industry.
Marketing Experience
He is a student of industry trends, growth, players, customers, attitudes, technologies, cost drivers within the manufacturing and machining arena.
Other Relevant Experience
Expert has over 40 years of experience in the field of machining and machine shop management and training. His systematic approach to projects and problems is to break them down into smaller units and quickly assess and suggest solutions to get results fast.

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