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 Expert  108428

Expert in Package Manufacturing, Plastic/Paper Packaging, Plastic Packages, Package Development

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

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Expert has spent 50 years in the areas of product development, testing, designing, and marketing of products such as bagging material, controlled atmosphere packaging, plastic packaging, moisture barrier packaging, packaging films (PET, polypropylene, polyethylene), and water vapor barrier packaging. All these products are related to the area of "flexible packaging."

controlled-atmosphere packaging process


flexible package


moisture-barrier packaging process




packaging engineering


plastic package


water vapor barrier packaging process

For 35 years, Expert managed product development in the area of flexible packaging lamination. He holds various patents in the subject. He has written extensively on flexible packaging printing, and his articles have been published in the TAPPI Journal and various trade publications.

flexible packaging laminate


flexible packaging printing

Expert spent 35 years in product development for various packaging material manufacturers and 24 years running his own design business.

flexible packaging material


packaging material selection


water vapor barrier packaging material


bagging material

The film coating and paper converting processes were also a part of Expert's responsibility in product development and technical development. These areas now represent 75% of his work time.

converting technology


paper converting operation


polyethylene terephthalate film


polypropylene film

This is a discipline that brings together most of the areas in which Expert has expertise (converting technologies, web-fed presses, etc.). He spends up to 50% of his product development time working on this area, both in release and adhesive technology, and label substitutes.

pressure-sensitive label


web-fed press

The flexographic & gravure printing systems have been integral to the decoration of flexible and solid packages. Expert has had much exposure in this area, including a job as a rotogravure pressman while in college.

flexographic printing

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California;  San Francisco, California;  Sacramento, California;  Oakland, California;  Stockton, California;  Fremont, California;  Modesto, California;  Santa Rosa, California;  Hayward, California;  and Sunnyvale, California.

Often requested
with this expert:

Package Development and Testing
Packaging Design, Development, and Testing
Food Packaging, Retail Products Packaging, Foodservice...
Packaging Economics, Supply Chain, Benchmarking, Products,...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1962   B.S.   Packaging Technolgy   Michigan State University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1984 to






1983 to 1983


NP Marketing Corporation


Western Manager


1975 to 1982


Custom-Made Packaging


General Sales Manager


1964 to 1975


Thilmany Pulp and Paper


Sales Management


1962 to 1964


Thilmany Pulp and Paper


Product Development


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is an active member of the Institute of Packaging Professionals, Past President of the Western Packaging Association, and a member of TAPPI, serving as Chairman of the West Coast Subcommittee, Polymer, Laminations, and coatings Division. He is also a member of The Packaging Design Council International.

Professional Appointments

Chairman and founder of the Package Program of San Jose State University

Publications and Patents Summary

4 patents and recently Published a White Paper on the package development process for the American Chemistry Council for the Lawmaker in the Federal and State houses.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Package Printing and Converting Magazine  
 - Printing and Converting Magazine  
 - TAPPI Journal, Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI)  
 - American Chemistry Council / San Jose State University.  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Tour of Industrial Europe examining current and furture trends in shelf life extension for Fresh Express, produce packaging.
  • Developing O2 control for the wine industry.
  • Moisture control for the golf industry.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Accelerated aging of thin polymer films.
  • Expert for consulting on flexible packaging and accelerated testing.
  • Flexible packaging expert for consulting on Medical device Flexible Packaging.
  • Converting adhesive expert for consulting on Adhesive applications & technology for medical device packaging.
  • Expert for consulting on testing of our plastic folding pallet boxes to gain FM approval.
  • PLA plastic expert for consulting on Inquiry.
  • Expert in protective packaging for consulting on methods to safely ship thermal solar collector.
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:
Various packaging and process related issues including laminating, coating and printing. He's successfully defended patent infringement cases as well. Package function and failure analysis.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Plastic chicken packaging expert for consulting on whole bagged chickens.
  • Paper box manufacturing expert for consulting on asbestos exposure.
  • Foil laminating expert for consulting on poly film/foil delamination issue.
  • Plastic packaging expert in California for consulting on plastic packaging of a knife.
  • Expert for consulting on Packaging.
  • Expert for consulting on frozen food film packaging malfunction.
  • Expert in Corrogated Packaging.
  • Expert expert services for consulting on Packaging Inspection.
  • Packaging design engineer expert for consulting on Patent Infringement Litigation - shipping container construction and design.
  • Expert witness in polypropylene for consulting on quality and UV capability of polypropylene commercial/industrial use bags.
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
1915 to 1915   Great Britain   New product development for the fresh produce industry
2014 to 2014   Europe   New product for the fresh produce industry

Additional Skills and Services:

A frequent lecturer at UC Davis and San Jose State University on the package development process. He's recently published a "white paper" the the Package Development process for the American Chemistry Council and appeared as witness in the California State Assembly defending the plastics industry.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of flexible packaging, folding cartons and pressure sensitive labels.

He has access to the following resources: printed material, TAPPI databases and personal contacts.

Other Skills and Services

In 1992, Expert presented a paper at a Michigan State University seminar on the state of packaging legislation in California.


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