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 Expert  107813

Expert in Technology Assessment for Investors

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Colorado (CO)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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I work with you assessing, designing, testing and marketing complex engineered products that need to function flawlessly, be competitive in technology and price. My market analysis helps assure correct timing, pricing and market positioning. I also help with business planning, including estimating market demand; providing forecasts for your industry; and developing a schedule of activities. I have worked with several hundred companies. Obtaining funding is high on their list of priorities. A good business plan is essential for the success of the organization.

technical education


earthquake engineering


soil engineering


structural engineering


decision analysis




optoelectronics science


image processing


application software


engineering economics


advanced material technology


business valuation


financial forecasting


competitive intelligence


automation engineering


materials science


industry survey


new product design


business strategy


technology evaluation


market research

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Denver, Colorado;  Colorado Springs, Colorado;  Aurora, Colorado;  Fort Collins, Colorado;  Arvada, Colorado;  Westminster, Colorado;  Boulder, Colorado;  Greeley, Colorado;  Longmont, Colorado;  and Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1979   MBA   General Management   Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration  
1972   MS   Structural Engineering   University of California, Berkeley  
1972   BS   Engineering and Applied Science   California Institute of Technology  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1983 to







Expert utilizes his extensive market experience to steer companies to major strategic choices and to help find funding.

1983 to 1987


Frost & Sullivan, Inc.



Technology-Market Researcher & Writer


Expert fielded questions for clients regarding business direction.

1978 to 1981


Arthur D. Little, Inc.



Management Consultant


As assistant to a VP, Expert started a new venture with ADL funding.

1973 to 1976


Data Resources, Inc. (now Global Insight)


Engineering-Economic Computer Simulations of Energy Supply and Demand


Systems Analyst and Consultant


Expert derived forecasts with an in-house energy model.

Career Accomplishments:

Rob's prior memberships include a number of professional societies. He has also contributed to the SBIR program of the United States Government.


He received a three-year National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship.

Publications and Patents Summary

Rob has over 10 publications and a pending patent.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Brookhaven National Laboratory  

Government Experience:
Agency   Role   Description
DOE, EPA, and the Brookhaven National Laboratory   Consultant   Rob created and used models to help formulate national energy policy.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Worked with client and prepared business strategy. The client was Director of R&D at a major supplier of compressed and liquefied gases, and the presentations addressed funding his proposed internal venture centered around a new product. This product was a major departure from this $6 billion international corporation's core activities. Rob's inputs resulted in an immediate savings of $1 million.
  • Analyzed competition, substitutes and market readiness. These became "road maps" for making strategic decisions in the areas of management selection and training, market segmentation, further R&D, marketing communications, and manufacturing.
  • Asked to analyze the manufacturability of a product based on new fiber optic technology, evaluated basic science and current and near-term potential manufacturing capabilities and costs. He saved the potential investors millions by conclusively proving that the product could not be manufactured at an acceptable cost within their time horizon.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in Off-grid hybrid energy system (solar, wind, genset) on remote Cay.
  • Expert consulting for power electronics for wind turbine converter,solar inverter and UPS architecture design.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Country / Region   Summary
Germany   Presented the results of energy-economic and related consulting modeling in Germany.
The Netherlands   Marketed manufacturing software to industrial firms.
Japan   Picked the brains of the best researchers in Japan on the subject of large-screen projection.
Spain   Visited solar PV and wind energy installations. Became immersed in Andalucian culture.
China   Assessed first-hand the economic status of many different regions.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
German   Rob speaks, reads, and writes German.
Spanish   He speaks, reads, and writes Spanish.
French   He reads French.

Market Research:
One of Expert's major emphases is on energy. He focuses on solar, wind, other clean sources. Additionally, he is focusing on materials, processes and government policies which affect energy consumption. He keeps abreast of energy-related developments, including meetings with businesses, academic experts, politicians, visits to field sites and laboratories. He maintains an international perspective by visits to and contacts in Germany, Spain, Japan, China, New Zealand, the UK and Canada.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Expert has taught at the Colorado School of Mines and at the University of Colorado School of Business, using material developed for courses on business policy and strategy.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has extensive experience in selecting diverse vendors and suppliers, as well as consultants.


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