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 Expert  108485

Expert in Six Sigma, Lean, DOE, SPC, FMEA, Applied Statistics, Industrial Engineering, Quality Engineering

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Arizona (AZ)
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Expert has conducted over 300 designed experiments for a wide variety of piece part, roll product, and continuous processes. He stresses the practical common-sense application of DOE in industry and has earned a reputation for developing in others an ability to successfully apply designed experiments. He is familiar with both classical (or traditional) and Taguchi methods of DOE. Expert received a Taguchi Excellence Award from Dr. Taguchi in 1985 and has one of his studies included in Dr. Taguchi's US case study book. Expert has helped dozens of people with DOE over the phone. He can explain response graphs, ANOVA, centerpoints, resolution, replication, repetition error, signal-to-noise ratios, blocking, response surface methods, mixture designs, parameter design, robustness, and noise control versus signal factors.

statistical design of experiments


Taguchi method experimental design


Taguchi method


nonparametric statistics

In addition to 20+ years of experience as an industrial engineer, Expert obtained his of experience as an industrial engineer, Expert obtained his P.E. license in California through successful completion of state engineering exams (first-time pass). He has conducted many sucessful studies and projects in work measurement, work simplification, economic justification, statistical analysis, manpower model building, cost reduction, and process improvement.

industrial engineering setup time reduction


work measurement (quantity)

Expert has developed a way to explain ANOVA for designed experiments that illustrates what the sum of squares, mean squares, and F ratio really mean, in addition to how they are calculated. He has software that calculates an ANOVA for factorial designs, one-way, two-way, and other designs.

analysis of variance


factorial experimentation

Experienced using designed experiments in plant startups, Expert has brought up complex production line equipment with fewer delays and false starts. Design of experiment (DOE) results can quickly find the best initial combination of process variables to achieve desired quality levels and to be robust in noise factor conditions. Expert maintains that while vendor recommended process settings are a good start, DOE will invariably identify better overall combinations of the process variable settings.

plant test


Gantt chart

As an instructor of integrated product development (IPD), Expert has extensive knowledge of this developmental approach. He has been a team advisor using IPD and is familiar with concurrent engineering, cross-functional teams, design for manufacturability/assembly (DFM/A), design to cost, reduced time to market, systems engineering, computer-based technology, and many IPD tools (QFD, FMEA, fault tree analysis, Pugh concept selection, DOE, value engineering, benchmarking, etc.).

integrated product development


concurrent engineering


cross-functional team

Expert has extensive experience using a variety of statistical and other quality improvement tools (process capability studies and SPC) to characterize special and inherent product and process variation and then to reduce the variation. He has applied product and process improvement methods in the roll product (web stock), mechanical and electronic fabrication and assembly, special process, and continuous process industries.

process design variation reduction


product design variation reduction


roll product statistical process control

Expert has extensive experience applying and teaching statistics and statistical methods in industry (manufacturing). He has demonstrated the use of basic statistics (both descriptive and interential) in practical terms understandable by those who are not specialists in the area. Additionally, he uses statistical software packages such as Mini-Tab.

applied statistics


statistical process control


preventive statistical process control


statistical computer software


statistical computing


manufacturing process optimization

Expert is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (ASQ). He has extensive experience using a variety of statistical and other quality improvement tools to reduce defects, improve customer satisfaction, find the cause of process problems, and reduce variation. These tools can be designed into a total quality plan on prioritized process improvement projects.

continuous quality improvement


six sigma quality


lean six sigma

Expert has conducted capability studies in numerous industries including piece part, continuous, special, and roll products. His work involves not only setting up the protocol for gathering samples, but full statistical analysis of the data as well. Expert knows how to check the capability study statistical assumptions and what to do to improve areas of unstable or high variability.

process capability study

Expert has personally taught this test method measurement and improvement tool many times in industry. He has set up the protocol for gathering samples and conducted the full statistical analysis. In addition, he knows what to do with the results.

gage R&R test procedure

Expert has conducted hundreds of successful designed experiments (mostly Taguchi) in product design and process improvement as well as in test method, gage R&R, and variation reduction. His work includes the use of parameter design, which includes the use of noise factors in a DOE. The purpose is to find the best overall combination of controllable factor levels in spite of noise. Expert is the technical advisor to the company that sells ANOVA (TM) DOE software.

robust design

Expert has taught and applied acceptance sampling, including AQL, AOQL, LTPD, and variables sampling.

acceptance sampling

Expert has extensive experience instructing and consulting in process mapping, value-added analysis, work simplification and streamlining, work measurement, and Lean Operations.

business process re-engineering

Expert is a certified trainer and consultant (SEA) in Lean. He has extensive experience instructing and consulting in process mapping, value-added analysis, work simplification and streamlining, setup reduction, design of flow lines, cells, manufacturing and office Kaizens, work measurement, and Lean Operations.

continuous flow manufacturing

Expert is a certified Quality Engineer and has instructed and consulted in applied reliability statistical analysis.

reliability engineering

Expert has extensive experience in design for robustness, applying DOE and DFM to product and process design.


Expert is a certified Quality Engineer and has instructed and consulted in Applied Statistical methods, including acceptance testing. He has developed a decision tree to make the choice of the correct statistical test to use for a particular situation much easier.

acceptance test

Expert is a licensed Professional Engineer (Industrial), a Quality Engineer, and an expert and consultant in Six Sigma, Lean, DOE, SPC, and Applied Industrial Statistics. He has over 30 years of experience in applying Industrial and Quality Engineering methods and skills.

capability study


design of experiments


engineering statistics


industrial engineering


normal distribution


total quality engineering


work sampling

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Phoenix, Arizona;  Mesa, Arizona;  Glendale, Arizona;  Scottsdale, Arizona;  Chandler, Arizona;  Tempe, Arizona;  Gilbert, Arizona;  Peoria, Arizona;  and Flagstaff, Arizona.

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Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1975   MBA   Management   Golden Gate University  
1970   BS     United States Air Force Academy  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1995 to







Consulting and training in Six Sigma, Lean, DOE, SPC, FMEA, Statistical Applications, Team-Based Problem Solving and Continuous Improvement, Project Management, Quality and Industrial Engineering.

1993 to 1995


Avery Dennison


Fasson Merchant Products Division


Quality Director and Plant Manager


1989 to 1993


Avery Dennison


Corporate Manufacturing and Engineering


Senior Associate, Corporate Staff


1986 to 1989


General Dynamics


Pomona Division


Engineering Specialist


1982 to 1986


ITT Cannon


Special Projects




1979 to 1982


Sunsweet Growers



Industrial Engineer


1977 to 1979





Industrial Engineer


1975 to 1977


US Air Force


Mather AFB


Management Engineering Branch Chief


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a senior member of the American Society of Quality.


Expert is a Registered Professional Engineer (Industrial) in California, a Certified Quality Engineer (ASQ), a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, and a certified Lean trainer/consultant (SEA).


Expert received a Taguchi Excellence Award from Dr. Taguchi in 1985.

Publications and Patents Summary

He authored the book "DOE Made EZ".

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Taguchi Symposium Proceedings. American Supplier Institute.  
 - Qi2 Publishing  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2002 to 2005   DOJ   Expert Witness   Expert witness in Statistical Process Control (SPC) for government in an action with an aerospace supplier

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Taguchi method expert for consulting on sputtering of hard drive media.
  • Expert in Capability Study for Product Dimension Control - Food Manufacturing.
  • Six sigma expert for consulting on seeking executive /sponsorship Six Sigma training.
  • Expert in PFMEA applied to chemical processes.
  • QFD expert needed for consulting on a QFD for redesign of a large product offering.
  • Applied statistics expert for consulting on improved quality in data.
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:
Provided expert witness consulting to the Department of Justice in Statistical Process Control in an action against an aerospace supplier. He also consulted with legal firms in the impact of Lean on workers and on characterizing security check delays for employees arriving to work.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Measurement of Time to interact with Security Measures.
  • Six Sigma expert for consulting on lean manufacturing issues.
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 1995   Europe   Extensive consulting and training engagements as internal consultant

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Spanish   Expert has some understanding of Spanish.

Market Research:
Certified by Supplier Excellence Alliance (SEA), a consortium of the major aerospace suppliers, as a consultant and trainer in Operational Excellence (Lean Manufacturing and Lean Office) and Workforce Development.

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:

Six Sigma Black and Green Belt, Lean, Design of Experiments (DOE), Statistical Process Control (SPC), FMEA, Applied Statistics

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of design of experiment software, Statistical Process Control software, and statistical analysis software.

Other Skills and Services

Expert has traveled extensively throughout Europe teaching and providing startup assistance to their European divisions and plants with design of experiments, quality function deployment, statistical process control, and world class manufacturing.


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