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 Expert  713957

Expert in Quality Management Systems

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Minnesota (MN)
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
QUALITY ASSURANCE SYSTEMS; TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT. Expert has over 30 years experience in the development of quality systems in a variety of organizations, including custom manufacturing, medical device manufacturing, and in the service sector. His consulting practice includes the development of ISO 9000 certifiable systems, US Food and Drug Administration cGMP (QSR's) compliant systems, and the use of total quality management tools to drive continuous improvement. He is familiar with all phases of quality, including inspection planning and quality management systems.

SUPPLIER QUALITY IMPROVEMENT. A major focus of Expert's experience has been in the development of supplier quality programs and documentation, including supplier surveys, supplier partnering, and dock to stock programs.

RUBBER PROCESSING; RUBBER INJECTION MOLDING. Expert is familiar with all aspects of compression, transfer, and injection molding. He has designed and installed computerized press control equipment. In addition, he has specified plant equipment and maintained the facilities and manufacturing systems for a major precision rubber components manufacturer as Senior Executive for Operations.

JUST IN TIME (JIT) MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS. Expert has a great deal of experience in developing and implementing work flow and inventory release systems, in order to assure minimum work in process inventories and a pull system of manufacture as well as natural bottle necks.


just-in-time inventory


quality assurance


rubber injection molding


rubber molding


rubber processing


supplier quality improvement


total quality management

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Minneapolis, Minnesota;  Saint Paul, Minnesota;  Rochester, Minnesota;  Burnsville, Minnesota;  Saint Cloud, Minnesota;  Eden Prairie, Minnesota;  Minnetonka, Minnesota;  and Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Often requested
with this expert:

Applied Rubber Technology, Design of Experiments, and...
JIT Manufacturing, ISO 9000
Biomedical Engineering; Medical Devices

Degree   Subject  
  Vocational training in: Statistical Quality Control; Total Quality Control; Product Liability Prevention; Personnel Interviewing and Counseling; Technical Writing; and Principals of Business Finance  
BS   Business  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

1990 to







1987 to 1990


Hiawatha Rubber Company




Vice President


1980 to 1987


Hiawatha Rubber Company



Quality Assurance Manager


1978 to 1980


L & A Products



Quality Assurance Manager


1976 to 1978


Ecodyne Corporation


Receiving Inspection & Warranty Claims,Lindsay Division




1971 to 1976


Fabri Tek Incorporated


Product Assurance




1968 to 1971


Federal Cartridge Corporation



Senior Quality Engineer


Career Accomplishments:

He is a Certified Quality Manager by ASQ.

Professional Appointments

Expert is a Senior Member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and has served two terms as Chair of the 4000-member Minnesota Section. He was a founding member of the Minnesota Quality Award Administrative Board, a Senior Examiner, and served for three years as a Judge for that Award (similar to the Malcolm Baldrige Award).

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in polymers for consulting on the design of rubber components.
  • Expert in Product safety analysis.
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Expert Witness:
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