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 Expert  720878

Expert in Engineering Documentation Control & Configuration Management: Change Control, CM Process, BOM, etc.

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Colorado (CO)
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Summary of Expertise:

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ENGINEERING CHANGE CONTROL; ENGINEERING CHANGE ORDER; CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT. NEW PRODUCT RELEASE PROCESS. Expert has expertise in improving the CM processes - Release, BOM, Change Request and Change Control. He has designed and developed the change process at many corporations and has made significant contributions toward improving the new product release process and attainment of single bill of material database at several companies. Additionally, Expert gives seminars on Engineering Documentation Control and Configuration Management privately and through the University of Wisconsin's Continuing Engineering Education Program in Milwaukee.

PRODUCT AND DOCUMENT RELEASE. A significant portion of Expert's work and consultation experience has involved streamlining the new product design and release process. As a Pilot Production Manager, he participated in the release of eight new computer products in a two-year period. He has helped many clients achieve fast, accurate release of parts, assemblies, products, and systems.

ENGINEERING SERVICES. As a former Director of Engineering Services, Expert managed the documentation control, change control, BOM data entry, part/assembly/product release, publications, engineering library, microfilm, and classification coding functions.

CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT (CM); ENGINEERING DOCUMENTATION CONTROL (EDC). The author of a best selling book in this area, Expert gives seminars on generic configuration management (engineering documentation control). He is an ADPA Certified (now NDIA)Configuration Manager and consults on all facets of configuration management. He has in-depth knowledge of the ISO 9000 engineering documentation control and configuration management requirements.

MANUFACTURING RESOURCE PLANNING (MRP). Expert was the principal developer of the bill of materials (BOM) specifications for the BOM module of a major MRP II system. He has experience installing new and modifying existing MRP systems. His special expertise involves the integration of MRP with engineering documentation processes.

WORK FLOW. Expert has done system analysis work using flow charting to help reinvent manufacturing processes such as engineering changes, release of new products and related documentation, bill of materials processes, order entry processes, manufacturing flow, material handling, shipping, billing, and accounts receivable.


configuration management


engineering change control


engineering change order


flow chart


manufacturing resource planning


change control

Expert's efforts have helped several clients with fast, accurate, single database bill of materials (BOM) development. He has installed modular BOM concepts that have dramatically reduced customer order to delivery time. He also developed and enhanced product costing systems. Expert is knowledgeable in BOM structuring, content, and practical ways to achieve a single BOM database. He can advise on step function improvements in the "promise to deliver" time by use of modular BOMs.

bill of materials

Expert helped a variety of companies in their CM process re-engineering efforts. He has experience with order entry processes, new product development and release processes, BOM processes, the engineering action request process, and engineering change processes, including ABC change costing and field changes.

business process re-engineering

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Denver, Colorado;  Colorado Springs, Colorado;  Aurora, Colorado;  Fort Collins, Colorado;  Arvada, Colorado;  Westminster, Colorado;  Boulder, Colorado;  Greeley, Colorado;  Longmont, Colorado;  and Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1955   B.S.   Mechanical Engineering   University of Illinois  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1989 to







Expert has guided the development of the engineering change control process at many companies. He has made significant improvements in the new product release process. Bridging the gap between Engineering Systems and Manufacturing Systems is a favorite challenge. He has guided the development of the overall Configuration Management processes at over 70 clients. He also teaches an EDC/CM/PLM Basics seminar once a year in winter Park Colorado.

1987 to 1989


Archive Corporation



Director of Manufacturing Engineering


He directed all of the manufacturing process design activities. In 1989, he was Director of Manufacturing on a full-time consulting basis at VACCO Industries.

1985 to 1988


UFE, Inc.



Project Manager


He managed the implementation of a new MRP II system that significantly increased the "on time delivery" of the company's injection molded products.

1978 to 1985


Storage Tech Corporation


Pilot Manufacturing Engineering




He was manager of the manufacturing process development in the pilot operations. He brought eight new products into production in an 18-month period. Designed their Change Control Process to reduce CM time from forty days to five days in an essentially manual process.

1967 to 1978


Control Data Corporation


Normandale Operations


Director of Engineering Services


As Director of Engineering Services, Expert headed a team that designed and installed a new Configuration Management process that significantly reduced release and engineering change time. He was previously manager of Industrial Engineering and the fab shop for disk production. He was subsequently manager of Manufacturing Engineering, world wide repair centers.

1958 to 1967


Collins Radio Corporation


Cedar Rapids Operations


Industrial Engineering Supervisor


He performed a variety of functions including Systems Analyst for the Engineering Change and CM process. He also did cost estimating, industrial engineering, and managed the publications cost estimating department.

1955 to 1958


Caterpillar Tractor


Peoria, Illinois


Various Engineering Positions


Expert served in various capacities, as a material handling engineer and design engineer. He also spent two years of engineering co-op in Research and Development during college.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a past member of APICS and currently a member of ACDM.


He is a Certified Configuration Manager by ADPA (now NDIA).

Publications and Patents Summary

He is the author of numerous articles in the magazine "Midrange Enterprise."

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Elsevier - William Andrew - Noyes  
 - Elsevier  
 - EC3 Corp  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert has served over 60 clients in a wide variety of product manufacturing areas. He aids in their improvement of the CM processes: new product release, bills of material, request for change, the change process and integration of Engineering Systems and Manufacturing Systems.
  • He significantly reduced engineering change process time while improving the quality of the changes at many companies.
  • He streamlined the Bill of Material structure at many companies, reducing the promise to delivery time. He implemented new part numbering systems.
  • Married the sales/order entry processes with the engineering/manufacturing part numbering system to eliminate mistakes in customer order fulfillment.
  • He clarified and streamlined the new product/part/assembly release process, removing significant time from the process.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in engineering documentation for consulting on documentation, release and change management.
  • Expert in textile engineering
  • Bill of material expert for consulting on BOM.
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Expert Witness:
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Additional Skills and Services:

Expert has given seminars on Engineering Documentation control to about 4,000 people via the U of W Milwaukee, the U of I Champaign, and his own company. Expert currently teaches a public seminar once a year in Winter Park Colorado.


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