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 Expert  108329

Expert in Stormwater Management, Environmental Spill Containment and Response, Radwaste Packaging and Filters

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Florida (FL)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Since 1981, Expert has been involved in understanding, interpreting, and keeping up-to-date with DOT packaging standards, specifically the Hazardous Materials Transportation Regulation for containers and non-bulk packaging. He has worked closely with the exemptions branch, and has applied for and received six exemptions for DOT packaging. He also has a good working knowledge of the recent HM-181 and UN packaging standards.

Department of Transportation packaging standard


hazardous material transportation


hazardous-material transportation statute


high-efficiency particulate air filter


rotational molding

Expert has been involved in the research and development of encapsulation technologies since 1982. He received a patent in 1986 for a heat sealing device for thermoplastic materials, which allows the macroencapsulation of hazardous and radioactive wastes, and has frequently been used successfully in these fields.

hazardous waste macroencapsulation


hazardous-waste encapsulation



The majority of Expert's career has been involved in the design, development, and manufacture of hazardous waste packaging, primarily non-bulk sizes. The products were designed for various levels of radioactive wastes and hazardous wastes, including PCBs and medical wastes. He also holds numerous patents for products in this area.

hazardous material package


hazardous waste packaging process


hazardous-waste storage equipment

Expert has developed and patented a unique method for heat sealing two plastic parts together on an automated basis. This technology has been used in the environmental field, radioactive waste containment, and is being considered for use in manholes.

heat sealing

Expert has developed and patented several secondary containment products used to containerize hazardous wastes. Additionally, he has been involved in the design and implementation of an environmental vault system for long-term, monitored, retrievable storage of transuranic mixed wastes for a Department of Energy facility.

hazardous material storage

Expert has spent much of his career developing packaging for radioactive and hazardous waste applications. As a result, many projects have involved mixed waste applications. Using various composites such as FRP/PE and Steel/PE, he has developed many products specific to mixed waste packaging applications.

mixed waste packaging process

Expert has spent much of his career developing unique packages for environmental applications, many of which are patented. The designs are usually nontraditional, using polyethylene, composites, or unique combinations.


Expert developed the first use of this technology for Department of Energy mixed radwaste packaging (drums). Much of his work has been involved in bonding Pe to the interior and exteriors of containers, tanks, and steel boxes. He has also developed containers with fluoropolymers (such as Teflon) bonded to the inside or outside of steel containers.

polyethylene-to-steel container bonding

A significant portion of Expert's career has been spent developing unique packaging for nuclear waste applications, specifically for the Department of Energy. He has been the project leader on the development of a high-integrity container, as well as transuranic, mixed waste, environmental vaults, composite LSA boxes, and other custom-type packaging.

nuclear waste packaging process

Expert invented several patented closure devices, including encapsulation means, screw tops, and key locks. A majority of his career has been involved in designs of containers and unique, state-of-the-art closures.

package closure

A majority of Expert's career has been involved in designing and developing secondary containment equipment for hazardous materials containers and tanks. The need for secondary containment in the environmental field is fairly recent. He is recognized as one of the pioneers in educating the marketplace on secondary containment and its regulations. The primary, applicable regulations for secondary containment are enforced by the EPA, and the guidelines are drafted by the Uniform Fire Code. He has written a trade journal article on the subject, and has been involved in consulting and design work for companies seeking new secondary containment products.

secondary containment equipment


secondary containment regulation


spill containment system design

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Jacksonville, Florida;  Gainesville, Florida;  Deltona, Florida;  and Daytona Beach, Florida.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1980   B.A.   Economics   Denison University (Granville, OH)  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1993 to




President and Principal


1993 to




Executive Officer and Principal


1988 to 1993


Enpac Corporation


Chief Operating Officer


1983 to 1988


Bondico, Incorporated


Vice President, Director, and Founder


1980 to 1983


SM Corporation


Vice President


1980 to 1980


Republic Packaging Corporation


Sales and Management Trainee


Career Accomplishments:

Expert was the Florida First Coast Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist in 1986. He was a co-inventor of a product which in 1990 was awarded "Chemical Processing's New Product of the Year" in the Safety/Maintenance Category.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert holds over 40 patents, and has several patents pending approval. He is the author of several articles and papers related to environmental waste containment and regulation. He writes a regular column for the Jacksonville Business Journal entitled "Bright Ideas."

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Waste Mgt., Arizona Board of Regents  
 - Library of Congress  
 - Hazardous Waste Management Magazine  

Consulting Services:
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Expert Witness:
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.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of environmental products. He has access to the following resources: trade publications; many years of contacts; and, a product brochure library.


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