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Expert in Concurrent Engineering

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Massachusetts (MA)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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CONCURRENT ENGINEERING. Expert has expertise and thorough knowledge of the many different tools, techniques, and applications of concurrent engineering. He has written two books and numerous articles on the subject, consulted with many companies, and taught thousands of engineers worldwide on the issues of accelerating new product and process creation. He uses the case study methods of demonstrating the tools and their applications, including quality function deployment (QFD), design for manufacturing (DFM), process capability studies, structured analysis tools, theories of product design optimization, concurrent engineering teams, and concurrent project scheduling and management.

ROBUST DESIGN; TAGUCHI METHOD. Expert has used these tools for product and process design and optimization. He has consulted and taught average engineers to use them effectively and with great results through the use of case studies and simple algorithms in order to speed up the results and simplify the analysis. His work has been published widely in journals and industry magazines with application in the electronics, chemical, plastic, medical, and consumer products industries.

TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT (TQM); STATISTICAL QUALITY CONTROL (SQC). Expert has taught, managed, and implemented quality programs for many companies. He has wide experience in designing and evaluating TQM and SQC programs through consulting and his activities with the Massachusetts Quality Award. He uses proven techniques for initiating and nurturing quality programs in industrial companies through many years of experience in industry and academia.

MANUFACTURING AUTOMATION; COMPUTER INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING. Expert has been involved with design, installation, automation, and computer-integrated manufacturing, especially in the areas of electronics fabrication and assembly. His experience includes the design of a $10M modern printed circuit fabrication shop, an award-winning industrial wastewater treatment plant, automated printed circuit board assembly (through-hole and SMT), automatic PCB test systems, automation NC machining and sheet metal punch press installation and CIM connectivity, specialized software CAM package design, and general assembly (manual and robotic) optimization.

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PROCESS. Expert has recently been involved with identifying the steps in new product creation processes from the market opportunity or innovative idea to the building of production quantities. In his second book, Successful Implementation of Concurrent Engineering, he investigates the successful use of the concurrent engineering tools in new product creation. Expert has also worked with clients nationally and internationally on new product development involving aspects of project management techniques, team-based personnel selection and training, and project interaction and communication.


computer integrated manufacturing


concurrent engineering


manufacturing automation


process capability study


robust design


statistical quality control


Taguchi method


total quality management

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts;  Worcester, Massachusetts;  Springfield, Massachusetts;  Lowell, Massachusetts;  Cambridge, Massachusetts;  New Haven, Connecticut;  Hartford, Connecticut;  Waterbury, Connecticut;  Manchester, New Hampshire;  and Providence, Rhode Island.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1998   PhD   Mechanical Engineering   Tufts University  
1972   MS   Computer Science   WPI  
1966   BS   Industrial Management   Massachusetts Institute of Technology  
1966   BS   Electrical Engineering   Massachusetts Institute of Technology  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1988 to


(Undisclosed University)


Mechanical Engineering


Associate Professor


Director of the Manufacturing Laboratory, Coop Coordinator.

1971 to 1988


Hewlett Packard


Medical Division


Productivity Manager


Concurrent Engineering Product Design Process PWB Fabrications and Assembly Process Engineering Manager.

1968 to 1971




Computer Systems Division


Manufacturing Engineering Manager


Test Engineer.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the Society of Quality Engineers, the American Society for Engineering Education, the IEEE, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.


Expert is a Registered Professional Engineer in Massachusetts.

Professional Appointments

Expert is a Quality Examiner and a member of the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Quality Award. He is the Chairman for the Robotics/FMS Chapter 293 of the SME.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Encyclopedia of Materials, Elesevier Press  
 - SMTI Chicago  
 - Journal of Quality Engineering  
 - Wiley Publishing  
 - Kluwer  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert has consulted in: design process conversion from serial to concurrent and collaborative products, design of experiments on actual products and processes to speed up development, supply chain management for design and manufacturing, the six sigma process and product design.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in Concurrent Engineering.
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 acted as an expert witness in several cases of patent infringement and product design and manufacturing, particularly in the electronic arena.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in control retrofit of a steel fabricating machine for injury litigation.
  • Expert in LED flashlights for consulting on patent infringement.
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
1992 to   Germany   Conversion to concurent engineering process seminars.
1994 to 1997   Israel   Conversion to concurrent engineering process seminars.
1993 to 1998   Australia / New Zealand   Concurrent engineering and quality tools (Doe / 6 Sigma) seminars.
1995 to 1997   Singapore   Concurrent engineering and quality tools (Doe / 6 Sigma) seminars.
1994 to 1996   Puerto Rico   Concurrent engineering and quality tools (Doe / 6 Sigma) seminars.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language  

Market Research:
Expert has experience in market analysis for E-commerce.

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 a number of seminars and courses in the areas of design (design for quality, design for manufacture, design of experiments); quality (basic statistics, TQM, control charts, six sigma); suppliers (supplier certification and training, QS 9000 tools, managing supplier chains); and teamwork (concurrent engineering, effective teams engineering. Other courses include manufacturing processes, PCB fabrication and assembly, and basic soldering.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of the following: Printed circuit board fabrication and assembly Productivity and concurrent engineering software CAD/CAM software Engineering analysis software.

He has access to database and personal contacts.

Other Skills and Services

Expert is a quick problem solver in quality and manufacturing problems, usually using Doe.


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