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 Expert  108510

Expert in Industrial Relocation, Manufacturing Efficiency & Engineering, Industrial Economy Analysis, etc.


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Minnesota (MN)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise:

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SIMULTANEOUS ENGINEERING. Expert has consulted with several companies and taught graduate-level classes in simultaneous engineering. He is the author of technical articles on the subject, including his best selling book. He has conducted seminars, written articles, and consulted with several companies on simultaneous conversion and product development.

FACTORY AUTOMATION; FACTORY INTEGRATION; COMPUTER-AIDED MANUFACTURING. Expert is the Director of Graduate Programs in Manufacturing Systems Engineering for one of the largest programs in the United States. He is an expert in computer-aided manufacturing and factory integration, and has written and consulted extensively on factory automation. He is frequently interviewed on radio and television regarding the status of U.S. manufacturing.

MANUFACTURING PRODUCTIVITY. Being an experienced, successful manufacturing executive before entering academia, Expert combines both theoretical and practical experience. He has authored many articles and three books concerning productivity issues, and has served on the boards of directors of 13 companies.

MANUFACTURING PROFITABILITY. Expert has authored two books and written several articles on revitalizing corporations and restoring profitability. He has consulted with both major companies and smaller firms. Also, due to his familiarity with engineering, manufacturing, and finance, he has served on the boards of directors for 13 companies.

INDUSTRIAL LOCATION AND RELOCATION. Expert has completed a major nationwide study of manufacturing relocation in the U.S. His studies examine economic and social factors impacted by manufacturing.

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automation technology

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computer-aided manufacturing

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factory automation

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factory integration

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manufacturing automation

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manufacturing productivity

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manufacturing profitability

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manufacturing profitability restoration management

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non-defense production conversion

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automated assembly

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automated manufacturing

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automation control

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computer-aided manufacturing design

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factory

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factory management

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industrial control

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industrial automation

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industrial engineering

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industrial plant

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manufacturing

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Manufacturing Automation Protocol

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robotics

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industrial relocation

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manufacturing efficiency


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Minneapolis, Minnesota;  Saint Paul, Minnesota;  Rochester, Minnesota;  Burnsville, Minnesota;  Saint Cloud, Minnesota;  Eden Prairie, Minnesota;  Minnetonka, Minnesota;  and Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1987   PhD   Management   University of Minnesota  
1966   MBA   Business Administration   University of Southern California  
1961   BA   Economics   University of Minnesota  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

1995 to

 

(Undisclosed University)

 

Manufacturing Systems Engineering

 

Professor

 

1985 to 1995

 

(Undisclosed University)

 

Manufacturing and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

 

Department Chair

 

1985 to 1995

 

(Undisclosed University)

 

Manufacturing Systems Engineering

 

Director of Graduate Programs

 

1982 to 1985

 

Expert Co. Consulting Firm

 


 

Owner / Principal

 

1981 to 1982

 

CompuTool Corporation (CAMAX)

 


 

President

 

1974 to 1981

 

National Computer Systems

 


 

Vice President

 

Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Expert is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Institute of Industrial Engineers, Operations Management Association, and the Turnaround Management Association. He is the Executive Editor of the Journal of Applied Manufacturing Systems.


Publications:

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
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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:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
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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.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
German, Russian, Czech   Expert can speak, read, and write some German, can speak and read some Russian, and knows some Czech.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of:

Machine tools, Automation systems, Computer-aided manufacturing systems, Automated mold and die-making systems, Co-ordinate measuring machines.

He has access to the following resources:

Printed information, Contracts.


 

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