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 Expert  108219

Expert in Product Development, Product Producibility, and Product Manufacturing

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Texas (TX)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is an expert in the product development process and has provided expert depositions on liability issues concerning a product's design. He examines the design process/considerations that were used to design the product and then identifies potential problems, mistakes, and risks that occurred in the development process. He has also evaluated existing development processes to identify areas of technical risk. This work has included the design and test of manufacturing-related equipment. While in industry, Expert spent time as a system safety, human factors, and quality assurance engineer. He is a professional engineer in the state of Texas.

engineering design


integrated product development


new product development


product design

A significant portion of Expert's research and consulting is spent on producibility. As a senior engineer in industry, he specialized in system design and manufacturing. Expert is a principal in UTA's Automation and Robotics Research Institute. He is currently developing producibility methods for several companies and methodologies for transitioning products from the development phase to production. He has considerable experience with electronic products (PCs, alarm clocks, etc.) and defense products. He has written a book and many papers on producibility and has participated on several government panels on producibility.

design for assembly


design for manufacturability


design for manufacture and assembly


manufacturability design review

Expert has worked on risk management, risk assessment, measurement, and risk avoidance in product development. He has concentrated on reducing the risks of developing high technology products.

risk management

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Dallas, Texas;  Fort Worth, Texas;  Arlington, Texas;  Plano, Texas;  Garland, Texas;  Irving, Texas;  Grand Prairie, Texas;  Mesquite, Texas;  Waco, Texas;  and Carrollton, Texas.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1980   Ph.D.   Industrial Engineering   (Undisclosed University)  
1975   M.S.   Industrial Engineering   (Undisclosed University)  
1973   B.S.   Industrial Engineering   General Motors Institute  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1982 to


(Undisclosed University)


Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


Professor of Industrial Engineering


Expert is the Associate Director of the Automation and Robotics Research Institute (ARRI), and the Manager of the Liquid Metal Jet Laboratory

1980 to 1982


University of Arkansas



Professor of Industrial Engineering


1974 to 1980


Texas Instruments


R & D


Senior Product Engineer


1968 to 1974


General Motors



Manufacturing Engineer


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is an active member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the Institute of Industrial Engineers, and the Society of Professional Engineers, among others.


He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Texas.

Professional Appointments

Expert is the Associate Director of Automation and Robotics Institute (ARRI) at the University of Texas at Arlington.


He received the 1985 Dow Outstanding Young Professor Award.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has published two books and over 130 papers dealing with subjects ranging from design to manufacturing.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Marcel Dekker  
 - Department of the Navy. U.S. Government Printing Office  
 - Book Chapter in Creating Knowledge Based Organizations. Idea Group Publishers.  
 - Department of Defense  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1988 to 1999   Department of Defense   Member of Committees   Expert served on the following committees: Best Manufacturing Program (BMP), Committee for Producibility Measurement, 1988-1999. Producibility System Guidelines for Successful Companies, NAVSO P-3687, 1999. Producibility Guidelines: A Blueprint for Product Integrity, 1991. Producibility Measurement for DOD Contracts, 1990. U.S. Navy, Technical Risk Assessment Best Practices: Transitioning from Development to Production, NAVSO P-6071, 1986. Transitioning form Development to Production, DOD Directive 4245.7M, 1983.
1982 to 1996   President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped   Committee Member   He participated in the Worksite Modification Committee pertaining to the American Disabilities Act (ADA).

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert chemist for consulting on developing a household consumer product.
  • PVC extrusion expert for consulting on coating industry involving automation and robotics.
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 served as an expert witness in two cases. The first involved safety and product design issues with the redesign of manufacturing equipment where somone was injured (his side won). The second case involved a vendor qualification process of accepting equipment based on 6 sigma requirements (his side won).
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Mechanical engineers expert for consulting on razor design where latch failed for legal case.
  • Expert in robotics for consulting on explosion-proof requirements for a robot used in an hazardous/explosive environment.
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:
Other Skills and Services

Expert has helped several companies implement concurrent engineering into their product development efforts.

He has also performed benchmarking on manufacturing issues (cost, quality, lead time) of consumer products. He has specialized in electronic products.


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