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 Expert  107662

Expert in Package Engineering, Products Liability-Foods, Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Missouri (MO)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

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Expert has had approximately 30 years of experience in the area of child-resistant (C-R) packaging. He has worked in this area for Monsanto Company, Allan Drug Company, and his own company. His consulting clients have had him work on C-R components, C-R packaging machinery, federal regulations covering poisons, various chemicals, solvents, agricultural chemicals, drugs, and household products. His work has involved test procedures, specifications, and presentations to technical societies. He has taught this discipline at three universities.

Expert has had approximately 10 years of experience in the filling of sterile containers with liquids and powders that have been processed under sterile conditions. These containers have included plastic and glass pouches. His work has involved foods, drugs, veterinary products, and all three classes (I, II, and III) of medical devices. His technical consulting experience has involved working with clients to meet federal regulations. He has worked in the areas of aseptic bag-in-box packaging and aseptic form-fill-seal packaging for various clients. He is well-versed and experienced with GMPs directed towards satisfying FDA requirements for aseptic/sterile packaging.

Expert has had 30 years of experience in packaging over 300 different products. He has worked to package products in the areas of foods, drugs, medical devices, veterinary products, chemicals, and cosmetics. His experience has entailed writing specifications for raw materials, containers, packaging components, and packaging procedures. He has also been involved in manufacturing the product, specifying testing procedures, packaging the product into specified containers (filling-capping-labelling-cartoning and warehousing), and shipping the product.

Expert has had approximately 20 years of experience in the area of flexible packaging. He has worked with various polymer films, many different foils, paper substrates, and various laminations in the technology of horizontal and vertical form-fill-seal packaging engineering. This has involved packaging liquids, powders, capsules, and tablets using various films. Upon doing this, he has subsequently collated and packaged the finished pouches into bulk containers or cartons. He teaches an 8-hour seminar on the form-fill-seal technology. Recently, he presented a seminar on flexible packaging for the food industry.


child-resistant packaging


dispensing package


aseptic filling


aseptic packaging process


drug container


food package


food packaging process


medical device packaging design


medical device packaging process


medical product packaging process


flexible package


flexible packaging material


ointment packaging

Expert has had 30 years of experience in packaging over 300 products which are placed as liquids or solids (capsules, creams, ointments, tablets, and powder) into various containers. These containers include glasses, plastics, pouches, premade-form/fill/seal pouches of various laminations, and cans. He has used metal and plastic closures with various types of labels such as pressure-sensitive and thermal/heat-sensitive adhesives with setup lines which are semi- or fully-automatic. He is fully experienced in writing the specifications for the above procedures.

As a Research Chemist for Monsanto Chemical Company's Agricultural Chemical Division, he gained experience in the processing, packaging, and distribution of hazardous and agricultural chemicals in containers sized from eight ounces to tote bins holding 600 gallons. Currently he works as an expert witness for law firms, where he provides expertise in the areas of product liability in the manufacture and transportation of hazardous chemicals.

Expert has had extensive experience with a variety of containers used in the packaging industry. These have included plastic bottles from 1.0 cc ampules to 5.0 gallon carboys, glass bottles from 1.0 cc ampules to 1.0 gallon bottles, stand-up pouches, metal cans and containers, various metal outer closures, and special-design containers for specific products. He has also worked with plastic containers with special dispensing heads and form-fill containers which are formed, product-filled, and sealed in one automated process.

Expert has had experience in the design of packaging for food products, drugs, medical devices, and industrial products over the last 30 years. This has involved making recommendations regarding the type of film to be used, structural considerations, compatibility between product and package, permeation, and criteria of moisture, heat, light, and gases. He has also dealt with the regulations involved in determining the type of packaging, the recommendations on packaging components, and how the proposed package will run on a packaging line.

He has approximately 10 years of experience with the packaging of parenteral containers. He also has 10 additional years of experience with technical consulting for solving client problems they experience with parenterals, product and container.

Expert teaches as an Adjunct Professor at two Universities. He teaches various engineering classes in packaging and food toxicology involving quality control. He also has 7 years experience at Monsanto and 19 years with his own company in the field of quality control procedures for chemicals, drugs, foods, and medical devices manufacturing, processing and packaging.


capsule packaging process


chemical packaging process


liquid packaging process


package closure


packaging material


packaging process


packaging technology


parenteral container manufacturing


plastic closure


powder packaging process


solid packaging process


solvent packaging process


sterile packaging process


tablet packaging process


hazardous material package


hazardous material packaging process


hazardous material packing requirement


hazardous material transportation


stand-up pouch


package design


parenteral product packaging


parenteral product manufacturing


parenteral product processing


quality control

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Saint Louis, Missouri;  Columbia, Missouri;  Saint Charles, Missouri;  Saint Peters, Missouri;  Florissant, Missouri;  and Springfield, Illinois.

Often requested
with this expert:

Packaging Design, Development, and Testing
Package Development and Testing
Certified Packaging Professional
Food Packaging Technology

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1965   3 years   General Pharmacy   St. Louis College of Pharmacy  
1955   MS   Agriculture (Food Chemistry Curriculum)   University of Missouri, Columbia  
1952   BS   Agriculture (Food Chemistry Curriculum)   University of Missouri, Columbia  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1985 to


(Undisclosed Consulting Company)





Corporate Management

1984 to 1985


Overlock Howe Consulting


Director, Technical Services



Technical Evaluation

1967 to 1984


Pharma-Tech Industries, Inc.





Contract Manufacturing/ Processing/Packaging

1960 to 1967


Monsanto Company


Research Chemist



Agricultural Chemical Research and Product/Package/Analytical Procedures

1957 to 1959


Allan Drug Company


Production Manager



Manufacturing of Pharmaceuticals

1955 to 1956


Sealtest Corporation


Production Chemist



Production Development of Dairy and Food Products

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the Academy of Science of St. Louis, MO; Allied Drug and Chemical Association; American Assn. for the Advancement of Science; American Chemical Society; American College of Forensic Examiners; American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM) D-10, Packaging Technical Committee and F-4, Medical/Surgical Materials/Devices Committee; American Technion Society; Association of Consulting Chemists & Chemical Engineers; Engineers Club of St. Louis; Entrepreneurial Assn. of St. Louis; Industrial Pharmacists Association; Institute of Food Technologists; Institute of Packaging Professionals (IOPP); International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers; Library of Congress Associates; Medical Device Task Force Committee (IOPP); Missouri Academy of Science; Missouri Historical Society; Missouri Waste Control Coalition; National Directory of Expert Witnesses; National Ethical Pharmaceutical Assn.; National Forensic Center (technical litigation specialists); National Packaging Engineering Consultants Assn.; New York Academy of Sciences; Packaging Consultants Council (IOPP); Phi Delta Chi, Pharmaceutical Fraternity; RCGA, St. Louis, MO; Sigma Alpha Mu, Social Fraternity; Sigma Xi, Scientific Honorary Society; Society of Cosmetic Chemists; Society of Packaging Engineers; St. Louis Pharmacists Association; The American Nutraceutical Assoc.; The Packaging Institute; West St. Louis County Chamber of Commerce; and, the University of Missouri Alumni Assn.


Expert is certified by the Institute of Packaging Professionals and the American College of Forensic Examiners.

Professional Appointments

Expert is on the Editorial Board, Journal of Packaging Technology, North American Publishing Co.

He is a technical reviewer of articles to be submitted for publication for the Journal of the Institute of Packaging Professionals, The Institute of Packaging Professionals, 1991-present.

He is a technical reviewer of articles to be submitted for publication for the Journal of Packaging Technology, North American Publishing Co.

He is a technical reviewer of articles submitted for the Scholarship Grants & Research Projects Program, Missouri Waste Control Coalition.

He is a technical reviewer of articles submitted for publication for Medical Device & Diagnostic Indsutry, Canon Communications, Inc.

He is a technical reviewer of articles submitted for publication for Medical Plastics and Biomaterials, Canon Communications, Inc.

He is a technical reviewer of articles submitted for publication for The Forensic Examiner, American College of Forensic Examiners Inc.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has 12 publications in technical journals.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company  
 - Journal of Food Quality  
 - Medical Plastics and Biomaterials  
 - Flexo Magazine  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in package engineering for consulting on evaluation of company packaging and possible cost savings.
  • Expert in plastic resins for consulting on packaging materials for a pharmaceutical product containing a high concentration of a solvent.
  • Expert in Loading an Export container.
  • Expert for consulting on CRP - Continious thread Reusable Cap.
  • Expert in medical device packaging for consulting on Plastic serum vials for aseptic fill.
  • Expert in Stand up pouch (new equipment training).
  • Expert in Primary packaging and syringes to consult on packaging development.
  • Packaging expert for consulting on Industrial coating, sealing and packaging.
  • Expert in capsule packaging needed for consulting on glue capsule.
  • Fda skin care packaging expert for consulting on fda regulations for skin care products packaging.
  • Packaging expert for consulting on combination of maize, salmonella in extruded products to cut raw material costs without loosing quality of the product.
  • Expert in packaging engineering companies in MA for consulting on Packaging Specification Development.
  • Expert for consulting on testing of our plastic folding pallet boxes to gain FM approval.
  • Expert for consulting on Seeking Fda, Organic packaging. 12,000,000 annually.
  • Expert in Package Cost Reduction to review cost saving options.
  • Expert in combustion as relates to votive candles.
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:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has 18 years of experience in litigation cases where he served as an expert witness. For example, he has worked on a case involving a patent infringement suit covering the correct development of plastic-wrapping equipment, litigation involving the illness caused by the use of an insecticide and the chemical destruction of household belongings, a case where a defective container poisoned a child, and litigation involving the shipping of defective packaging equipment. Other specialty areas that he has are principally in product liability and patent infringement. He is experienced in Federal and State courts, research and discovery, depositions, and testimony at trial. He has additional experience in cases involving mediation and arbitration.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Packaging.
  • Paper cup expert for consulting on examination and opinion on laminated paper cup failure.
  • Chemical design expert for consulting on design of plastic pail/container for dry swimming pool chlorine tablets.
  • Process engineering expert needed for consulting the failure of a duragestic pain patch machine made by ALZA and Sandoz.
  • Plastic bottle expert for consulting on defective plastic bottles.
  • Paper box manufacturing expert for consulting on asbestos exposure.
  • Child resistant packaging expert for consulting on product packaging litigation.
  • Plastics defective bottle expert witness for consulting on Defective Toilet Bowl Cleaning Bottle Leaks Causing Slip and Fall.
  • Expert for consulting on Re: Packing Dispute in UK.
  • Expert expert services for consulting on Packaging Inspection.
  • Expert in defective package design for consulting on whether box was defectively designed when merchandise fell out and onto a customer's foot.
  • Packaging design engineer expert for consulting on Patent Infringement Litigation - shipping container construction and design.
  • Paper food containers expert witness for consulting on paper hot food container for large fast food chain and failure of the paper cup.
  • Engineering expert for consulting on pharmaceutical engineer packaging equipment.
  • Expert in product packaging for consulting on consumer packaging design for LED light bulbs.
  • Expert in packaging for consulting on defective corrugated box.
  • Expert in packaging for consulting on child resistant.
  • Expert in packaging engineer for consulting on packaging review and testimony - Buffalo, NY.
  • Pallet expert for consulting on defective pallet issues.
  • Expert in Corrogated Packaging.
  • Food packaging expert for consulting on mouse found in bagged food product.
  • Expert in packaging engineering for cross bottled IBC's.
  • Pharmaceutical litigation expert for consulting on heparin litigation case.
  • Plastic container expert witness for consulting on appropriate thickness and design of plastic containers container wood stripping liquids.
  • Expert in industrial packaging machinery for consulting on industrial wraparound machines or shrink-wrap machines.
  • Medical packaging expert for consulting on bottle design and sterility.
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:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1990 to 2000   Proprietary information   Expert was involved in patent infrigment litigation cases involving the United States and foreign companies.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
German   Expert is fluent in German, especially scientific German. He can read and translate from Romanized, Gothic, or Script German.

Additional Skills and Services:

Expert's company has been involved for the last 20 years in formulating training programs and establishing training protocol for companies throughout the continental U.S. These companies are involved in the areas of food, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and cosmetics. The training that his company establishes covers the product processing, packaging, good manufacturing practices, quality control monitoring, safety procedures, and the implementation of industrial and federal government regulations.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert can assist with vendor selection in the areas of raw materials, machinery, components, warehousing, and distribution. He has experience locating vendors of glass and plastic containers (ampules to totebins), packaging--aseptic, sterile, liquids, powders, capsules, tablets, pouches, shrink wrap, blister pak, collapsible tubes, barrier packaging and laminations, plastic films, foil, paperboard, corrugated cartons, set up boxes, horizontal and vertical form-fill-seal packaging, pallets and palletizing procedures, closures, metal-plastic-composite, outer and inner seals, child-resistant and tamper-evident packaging; health care packaging-- prescription and OTC drugs, hospital products, electronic anti-static packaging, packaging line; equipment--filers, labelers, fitments, inserters, cappers, and collaters.

He has 35 years of packaging industry experience and access to the following resources to aid in vendor location: technical databases, colleagues and industry contacts, supplier directories, 2,000 volume company-owned technical library, technical libraries, and technical and trade associations.


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