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 Expert  108268

Expert in Packaging Design, Development, and Testing


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Michigan (MI)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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Expert's career in packaging has involved all aspects of design, development, and qualification testing of product and package systems. Protective packaging enables products to survive the normal transportation and distribution handling hazards of shock, vibration, compression, humidity, and temperature. He is familiar with protective packaging in numerous industries, including the chemical, pharmaceutical, beverage, electronics, automotive, and medical device trades.
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protective packaging material

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distribution packaging material

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package design

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packaging development

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packaging engineering

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packaging process

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beverage packaging process

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medical device packaging design

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primary packaging

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repackaging

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secondary packaging

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solid packaging process

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thermoformed package

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vacuum packaging

Expert's experience in design and development of protective packaging in the chemical, pharmaceutical, beverage, and electronics industries has exposed him to all types of packaging materials, systems, and product and package system compatibility and evaluation. He has hands-on training with many materials, including glass, metal, plastic, paperboard, adhesives, foam cushioning, foil, corrugated, and wood packaging materials. He has also worked with tubes, bottles, closures, cans, boxes, crates, point of purchase displays, blister packaging, card packs, films, foam-in-place, pallets, strapping, and tapes.
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product-package system

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electronic equipment protective packaging development

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packaging design review

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packaging evaluation

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packaging material

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packaging technology

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container design

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corrugated packaging material

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cushioning material

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glass packaging material

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padding material

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pallet wrapping material

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plastic packaging material

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rigid packaging material

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wrapping material

Expert has kept up-to-date on current regulatory requirements for environmental packaging and has developed processes to establish and manage an environmental packaging program for companies. He has also contributed to the publication of two handbooks on the subject.
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environmentally friendly packaging material

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distribution packaging material

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package design

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packaging development

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packaging engineering

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packaging process

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beverage packaging process

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medical device packaging design

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primary packaging

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repackaging

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secondary packaging

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solid packaging process

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thermoformed package

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vacuum packaging

Expert successfully managed the corporate packaging and material handling function of a multinational $10 billion company for over eight years. His personal involvement, including travel to sites in 11 countries outside the U.S., exposed him to numerous worldwide packaging and handling requirements.
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international packaging requirement

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export packaging requirement

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package handling

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packaging evaluation

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packaging material

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packaging technology

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container design

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corrugated packaging material

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cushioning material

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glass packaging material

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padding material

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pallet wrapping material

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plastic packaging material

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rigid packaging material

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wrapping material

Expert's cross-industry experience has resulted in the development of packaging and handling policies, standards, specifications, procedures, guidelines, and other packaging documentation required to successfully manage the packaging function, from the "bench engineer" level through the corporate level, on a worldwide basis.
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packaging document

Expert has experience testing product and package systems for evaluation and qualification, ranging from medical and pharmaceutical to electronics. He has also been involved with the writing of product and package testing standards for over fifteen years.
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package testing

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packaging testing

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package testing standard

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package testing requirement

Among Expert's responsibilities for over twenty years has been the development, publication, and management of consensus standards for package design, development, testing, and material handling.
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American Society for Testing and Materials packaging standard

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Department of Transportation packaging standard

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medical device packaging standard

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packaging specification

Expert has had direct exposure and experience with truck, rail, ocean, and air transportation, as well as intermodal transporation. This exposure has given him the ability to measure and understand the transportation hazards of shock, vibration, compression, temperature, and humidity.
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transportation hazard

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mechanical shock

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package testing standard

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package testing requirement

Involved with cost reduction throughout entire career.
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package cost reduction

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Department of Transportation packaging standard

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medical device packaging standard

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packaging specification


Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Detroit, Michigan;  Warren, Michigan;  Flint, Michigan;  Sterling Heights, Michigan;  Lansing, Michigan;  Ann Arbor, Michigan;  Livonia, Michigan;  Dearborn, Michigan;  Westland, Michigan;  and Toledo, Ohio.

Often requested
with this expert:

Package Development and Testing
Package Engineering, Products Liability-Foods,...
Food Packaging, Retail Products Packaging, Foodservice...
Medical Packaging: Project Management, Design, Validation,...

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1969   B.S.   Packaging   Michigan State University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1991 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Consultant

 

Expert performs product/package system design and does material handling/distribution consulting. He also gives expert witness testimony.

1983 to 1991

 

Unisys (Burroughs) Corporation

 

Manager, Corporate Packaging Engineering

 

Expert had worldwide corporate responsibility for packaging and material handling engineering with a $10 billion manufacturing company, providing functional direction and technical support to all divisions. He developed packaging policies and standards, and audited for compliance. He provided technical data on distribution environment hazards. Expert acted as a liaison between distribution and manufacturing divisions and controlled cost- reduction activities. He had direct distribution division responsibility for packaging, material handling, and industrial engineering.

1978 to 1983

 

Computer Peripherals

 

Senior Packaging Engineer

 

Expert had divisional responsibility for packaging and material handling, testing, packaging material procurement, cost reduction, and vendor selection for table and console printer products.

1974 to 1978

 

Faygo Beverages

 

Packaging Quality Control Supervisor

 

Expert supervised six technicians (B.S./M.S.) in all aspects of quality control for production materials, packaging materials, and final product in a high-speed manufacturing environment.

1970 to 1974

 

Parke-Davis & Company

 

Senior Packaging Enginer

 

Expert performed roject work developing packaging and packaging systems for new and existing products and divisional packaging cost reductions.

1969 to 1970

 

Eastman Kodak

 

Packaging Engineer

 

Expert provided customer service and did basic research in hot melt adhesives and various skin packaging and cushioning materials/systems.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Expert is a member of the Institute of Packaging Professionals and ASTM.


Publications:
Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Lawyers & Judges Publishing Co.  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert performed product/package system design and testing.
  • He evaluated furniture packaging/transportation for cost containment and damage prevention.
  • Expert performed product/package system design and testing for electronic components packaging.
  • He evaluated packaging/transportation for cost containment.
  • Expert audited packaging practices and recommended improvements.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Packaging design expert for consulting on design issues.
  • Expert in package engineering for consulting on evaluation of company packaging and possible cost savings.
  • Packaging expert for consulting on equipment packaging.
  • Packaging expert for consulting on effective equipment packaging methods.
  • Expert in packaging for consulting on determining if the product is capable of withstanding shipping.
  • Expert in protective packaging for consulting on methods to safely ship thermal solar collector.
  • Expert in furniture manufacturing for consulting on redesign of current standards for packaging.
  • Expert in Primary packaging and syringes to consult on packaging development.
  • USPS packaging expert needed for consulting on modifying existing packaging concepts to become USPS compliant.
  • FDA Expert needed to review packaging validation testing and provide assistance with FDA communications.
  • Packaging expert for consulting on IATA 650 packaging regulation issues.
  • Expert in Testing vacuum storage bags for consultaion in evaluation of current quality procedures.
  • Expert in plastic resins for consulting on packaging materials for a pharmaceutical product containing a high concentration of a solvent.
  • Expert in ceramic fracture capacitor for consulting on detecting cracks in ceramic capacitor.
  • Expert in Package Cost Reduction to review cost saving options.
  • Expert Packaging engineer for consulting on Drum specification selection.
  • Expert in aluminum stamping requirements for consulting on the manufacturability of a new beverage container.
  • PET plastic engineer specialist for consulting on creating the cheapest, most efficient still and sparkling beverage package on the planet.
  • Expert in liquid packaging engineering for consulting on industrial & household liquid packaging design.
  • Expert in packaging design for consulting on a medical package for surgical sutures.
  • Expert in polyethylene for consulting on designing a bag to hold liquid hummingbird food.
  • Aerodynamics expert for consulting on inserter binding application for magazine production.
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 over 100 cases, both for the defense and for the plaintiff. His expertise includes palletizing, storage, and warehousing; material handling/product loss; trailer/ocean freight/container/ rail car loading, blocking, and bracing; transportation/distribution; federal trucking regulations; product packaging and labeling; and packaging materials.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Packaging failure
  • Expert in crating and shock watch activation.
  • Expert for lumber safety packaging case.
  • Expert in packaging engineer for consulting on packaging review and testimony - Buffalo, NY.
  • Pallet expert for consulting on defective pallet issues.
  • Expert in pallet packaging for consulting on sufficiency of pallet packaging.
  • Expert expert services for consulting on Packaging Inspection.
  • Packaging expert for consulting on package issues
  • Material handler marble packaging expert litigation for consulting on possible personal injury case.
  • Corrugated box expert for litigation consulting to determine if the lift assist handles on a box were negligently designed or manufactured.
  • Pipe packaging expert for consulting on proper packaging for 50 ft plastic pipe accident reconstruction.
  • Expert in packaging structural integrity for consulting on propriety of packaging cases of water that toppled causing personal injury.
  • Box packaging expert for consulting on corrugated box design.
  • Rail car expert needed for consulting on rail car transportation.
  • Stretch wrap packaging expert for consulting on using stretch wrap for aluminum extrusion returns to manufacturer.
  • Expert in child resistant chemical closures for consulting on failure analysis on child resistant closures Failure/Regulatory Compliance/Examination Testing.
  • Expert in self-heating beverages to consult on their safety and performance.
  • Expert in nylon-mesh for consultation on litigation for injury sustained from pallet wrapping.
  • Marble material handling expert for consulting on material handling of marble.
  • Expert in Corrogated Packaging.
  • Expert in package design to consulting on steel rack design for overseas shipping.
  • Packaging design engineer expert for consulting on Patent Infringement Litigation - shipping container construction and design.
  • Expert in product packaging for consulting on consumer packaging design for LED light bulbs.
  • Plastic container expert witness for consulting on appropriate thickness and design of plastic containers container wood stripping liquids.
  • Expert in machinery for consulting on manufacturing plastic soda bottle.
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
1983 to 1991   Europe   Expert had extensive packaging and distribution operations experience in Europe during this time.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Spanish   Expert can speak and read Spanish to a limited degree.

Market Research:
He has experience bringing a new concept in a cushioned pallet to market.

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:
Training/Seminars

He has conducted training seminars on product/package design/development and product fragility evaluaton.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has extensive experience in vendor selection and establishing national pricing agreements for the procurement of packaging materials. He has experience locating vendors of packaging materials, packaging equipment, and packaging consultants. He has access to the following resources: bound magazines; commercial, industry, and military standards; video tapes; photographs; training manuals; books; and worldwide personal contacts.

Other Skills and Services

Expert has experience with bar code labeling and automatic identification for products and packaging, warehouse and inventory, and distribution control systems. He is also familiar with the technical capabilities and mechanics of bar codes and automatic identification, as well as the management of the implementation process.


 

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