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 Expert  717111

Expert in Quality Control

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Massachusetts (MA)
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness

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QUALITY CONTROL; QUALITY ASSURANCE; SUPPLIER QUALITY IMPROVEMENT. Expert has 28 years of experience as a supplier quality engineer. He has developed strategic quality plans for annual purchases of $100 million which resulted in reduction of defective materials from 15% to 0.3% within 10 years, an annual savings of over $10 million. This was accomplished with a reduction in the incoming inspection and vendor engineering department from 135 to 17 people with an additional annual savings of over $11 million.

QUALITY AUDITING; ISO 9000 REGISTRATION SYSTEM. Expert developed and implemented a Corporate Lead Auditing Team that provided auditing services to 22 corporate divisions and many suppliers to the corporation. Results since then (1992) led to a dozen corporate organizations and several suppliers that have been registered to ISO 9000 on the first attempt. He is an ASQC Certified Quality Auditor and has been certified by the RAB as a quality system auditor.

STATISTICAL COMPUTER SOFTWARE. Expert developed computer software for quality technicians, engineers, and production personnel to perform everyday quality analyses such as capability studies, correlation analysis, quality distribution analysis, and sample size determination. This software was adopted throughout the corporation and by many international suppliers. He has also taught corporate statistical quality engineering programs.

QUALITY MANAGEMENT; QUALITY IMPROVEMENT; ISO 9000 SERIES QUALITY SYSTEM STANDARD. From the expertise he gained throughout his career, Expert published a "Supplier Self-Assessment Survey" which was used by suppliers and corporate manufacturing divisions to both evaluate their current systems and to gain insight into what activities needed to be accomplished to bring systems up to the ISO 9000 level. His book also explains techniques used to measure quality improvement. Expert also published a quality system manual template that was fully in compliance with ISO 9000 and which could then be updated in each individual situation.

STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL; STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL SOFTWARE. Expert developed and implemented a number of quality sampling schemes that used statistical techniques to both improve outgoing manufacturing quality and reduce costs including the cost of quality overhead (sample costs, inspectors, test equipment, etc.). He developed computer software to collect, summarize, and analyze quality test data to provide real-time SPC as well as post-run analyses for detecting improvement potential. This is collected in a format for electronic data submittal to be used during subsequent processes to detect sources of manufacturing problems.

ISO 9000 IMPLEMENTATION; ISO 9000 QUALITY SYSTEM DOCUMENTATION. Expert developed an ISO 9000 quality system awareness seminar which was given to more than 100 corporate groups, suppliers, and industry conferences, both domestically and in Europe and Mexico. He can answer in-depth questions regarding ISO 9000 implementation and documentation.

QUALITY COST COMPUTER SOFTWARE. Expert developed software to collect, summarize, and analyze quality-related costs as a management tool for reducing overall cost of manufactured goods. These programs were used in both continuous processes and assembly operations.

MALCOLM BALDRIGE NATIONAL QUALITY AWARD CRITERIA. Expert was an examiner for the Fegenbaum Massachusetts Quality Award, which is modeled after the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. He participated in an examination of a company that won both the Massachusetts and Malcolm Baldrige awards.


ISO 9000 implementation


ISO 9000 quality system documentation


ISO 9000 registration system


ISO 9000 series quality system standard


ISO standard


Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award criteria application


quality assurance


quality auditing


quality control


quality improvement


quality management


quality sampling


statistical computer software


statistical computing


statistical process control


statistical process control software


supplier quality improvement


manufacturing quality control

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts;  Worcester, Massachusetts;  Springfield, Massachusetts;  Lowell, Massachusetts;  Cambridge, Massachusetts;  Brockton, Massachusetts;  New Bedford, Massachusetts;  Hartford, Connecticut;  Manchester, New Hampshire;  and Providence, Rhode Island.

Often requested
with this expert:

Six Sigma, Lean, DOE, SPC, FMEA, Applied Statistics,...
JIT Manufacturing, ISO 9000
Quality Assurance Engineering
Quality Assurance Systems and Training

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1968   MBA   Manufacturing Management   Northeastern University  
1961   BSME   Aeronautical Engineering   Drexel University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1993 to






1965 to 1993


Polaroid Corporation


Quality Engineer


1961 to 1962


Johnson & Johnson


Production Supervisor


Career Accomplishments:

Expert has been a member of the Boston Chapter of American Society of Quality Control and the Boston Computer Society.

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
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Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Quality control expert for consulting on manufacturing in China.
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:
Country / Region   Summary
Holland, Scotland, Ireland, Mexico   Expert has consulted with Polaroid facilities in Holland, Scotland, Ireland, and Mexico as well as with suppliers in these countries.


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