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 Expert  108124

Expert in Packaging Machinery and System Design

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Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness

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1. General Over 50 years of successful international experience in high-speed beer, beverage, and food packaging systems as an end user, designer, and supplier. Efficiently, and effectively, provided the project management and design of an internal Engineering department. He has developed innovative line layout designs with unique control applications resulting in higher productivity and lower capital investment. His experience includes the design and installation of high speed container sorting systems for returnable containers. Expert has extensive experience in the design of line layouts for food, distilling, wine, and non-proprietary pharmaceutical industries including automatic warehousing and order picking systems. Expert developed purchasing and operational specifications for packaging machinery, conveyors, and installation. He has extensive experience in packaging machinery design and operation including case and bulk Depalletizer, Uncaser, bottle washers/rinsers, bottle/can fillers and closing machines, aseptic filling, pasteurizers/warmers, electronic inspectors, packing equipment, case sealing, and palletizers. 2. Operational Efficiency Audits: Provided innovative cost effective high efficiency layouts recommendations, machinery and equipment performance analysis, maintenance effectiveness reviews, developed material specifications, and analyzed operational manpower to improve plant productivity and efficiencies. Improved efficiencies by applying Continuous Improvement Techniques. 3. Project Management: Performed and provided feasibility studies, concepts, innovative cost effective, high efficiency layout recommendations, line controls, machinery selection, installation and start-up supervision for beverage, and food industries. Annually supervised packaging line installations worth $40, 000,000. Designed and installed medium and high speed distillery production lines. 4. Technical Support to Equipment Suppliers: Assisted equipment suppliers providing expert line layout, installation supervision, and post-sales trouble shooting designed to enhance equipment sales. 5. Design and Engineering Created and installed innovative line designs for returnable beverage containers and high speed beer and beverage can lines. 6. Production Line Preventative Maintenance Control Systems Designed and installed unique Preventative Maintenance control systems in Production line Industries including introduction, Preventative Maintenance Routines (Inspection, Lubrication, and frequencies), Work Orders (Customer Requests), Work Order Backlog Control System, Emergency Downtime analysis, Planning, Action, Measurements, Spare Parts Inventories, Auditing Services, and Automation (Software Application). Instituted planning documents (time sheets, weekly and daily work sheets) Developed Opportunity Log Summary to combat persistent problems. Weekly Maintenance Report showing key measurements, trends, and relation of measurements to pre-determined targets. Demonstrated Prototype time limited efficient communication tradesmen meetings.  7. Consumer Packaging Design and Modifications Expert developed new cost efficient, consumer- oriented packaging systems for the beverage industry including boxboard and corrugated consumer packages for returnable bottles and recyclable cans. He participated in the design and testing of new glass containers, plastic retripper cases, and automatically inserted container shipping case separators. He supervised the development of material specifications and test for beverage industry containers

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container sorting system


liquid packaging process


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packaging machinery design


packaging material


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product-package system


product-package system development


package closure

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Packaging Design, Development, and Testing

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1978   Brewing Course   Brewing   Master Brewers Association of the Americas  
1967   Successful Business Writing Course   Business Writing   University of Western Ontario  
1967   United States Brewer's Association Course, Madison, Wisconsin   United States Brewer's Association Course, Madison, Wisconsin   United States Brewer's Association Course,  
1967   American Management Association Marketing Course   Marketing   American Management Association  
1966   Public Speaking Course   Public Speaking   University of British Columbia  
1966   Corporate Finance Course   Corporate Finance   University of Briitish Columbia  
1965   Business Statistics Course   Business Statistics   McGill University  
1965   Basic Mathematics Course   Basic Mathematics   McGill University  
1982   BASc   Chemical Engineering   University of Toronto  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1992 to 2016


(Undisclosed Consulting Company)





Consultant to Molson Breweries, Coca Cola Beverages, and U. S. and Canadian companies. Installed successful Maintenance Control Systems. Trained potential Project Managers. Increased efficiency of high speed beverage canning and PET operations from 45% to 75% in 6 months. Managed projects up to $10,000,000. Designed and installed 600 can per minute used equipment beer line. Upgraded 400 bpm returnable bottle line to 700 bpm.

1988 to 1992


Labatt Brewing Co.




Packaging/Equipment Development Manager


Managed teams (engineers, lab technicians, and suppliers, creating highly motivated, productive, synergetic units. Created innovative Ideal Line design for 25% less capital investment, 25% increase in productivity and material savings of $40,000,000 annually. Supervised the development of new products and systems: (Brewer returnable plastic cases, using Q.F.D., Patented one-piece automatically inserted Partition - Second generation of consumer-friendly twist-off crown - Brewery bottle washer plastic inserts. Implemented programs to reduce material losses and improve quality. Developed TQM materials specifications. Analyzed over fills, under fills and false rejects. Improved machinery performance. - Increased returnable containers trippage.

1976 to 1992


Labatt Brewing Co.




Packaging Equipment Manager


Directed a team of designers, draftsmen, and project engineers in the design, estimating, installation, and start-up of $40,000,000 of packaging projects annually. Converted 16 packaging lines to produce private mold returnable bottles. Increased packaging national line productivity by 15%. Maximized the return on assets of various plant operations by the manipulation of existing lines and equipment. Introduced state-of-the-art electronic programmable control equipment.

1974 to 1976


House of Seagram Can Ltd.




Manager of Engineering Design


Managed a team of designers, draftsmen, and project engineers to complete projects worth $15,000,000 annually. Co-ordinated the activities of functional areas including packaging, process, utilities, electrical, and environment.

1973 to 1974


Geo. J. Meyer Manufacturing Co.


ATO Do Brazil


Assistant General Manager


Assisted in the manufacturing, marketing, and sales of packaging machinery and parts. Contributed to the company's only profitable year (sales of $1,500,000).Implemented competitive pricing strategies, nationalization of parts programs, and a proactive service organization

1970 to 1974


Geo. J. Meyer Manufacturing Co.




Product Planning Manager


Made technical marketing decisions for the introduction of new equipment into the product line of a multi-plant packaging machinery manufacturer. Created successful machinery pricing strategy for profit maximization and improved machinery performance. Liaised with the sales force and customers through sales presentations, production line efficiency surveys, and solving post-sales service problems.

1969 to 1970


Geo. J. Meyer Manufacturing Co.




Sales Engineer,


Sold and provided customer service of packaging machinery systems in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. Achieved sales of $200,000 in a four-month period

1967 to 1969


Geo. J. Meyer Manufacturing Co.




Sales Application Engineer


Provided technical judgment and developed specifications and strategies for the marketing and sale of existing and new machines systems. Dealt with a broad range of labeling and filling machine applications in the food, beverage, distilling, winery and pharmaceutical industries.

1966 to 1967


House of Seagram Canada Ltd.




Plant Engineer


Managed plant maintenance of two operating distilleries with a staff of 35 tradesmen and 5 supervisors. Administered major capital program. Installed maintenance control systems, and capital project cost control systems.

1965 to 1966


House of Seagram Canada Ltd.




Staff Engineer


Evaluated the operations of five producing distilleries on an on-going basis. Performed project justifications, new site studies, and post-project evaluations.

1962 to 1964


House of Seagram Canada Ltd.




Bottling Maintenance and Line Supervisor


Supervised in excess of 100 hourly paid tradesmen and line employees. Responsible for capital projects involving the design and installation of medium-and high-speed distillery packaging systems. Set up cost control system for a central parts manufacturing facility. Installed Standard Costing System for multi-plant packaging operations.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario, Institute of Packaging Professionals, and Master Brewers Association of the Americas.

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
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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:
1993 Expert witness for the plaintiff, in a Third Party Action No. 91-5118 in the United States District Court for the Eastern District for Pennsylvania. Counsel for Defendants Re: U.S. v . A tlas Minerals and Chemicals, Inc., et al ./ Expert dispositions No further action required after disposition. 1993 Andrew Hamilton(Montreal ) - Claims Adjusters - Investigated and reported causes of bottles of contaminated product to support insurance claims. No post report action required.' 2005 Expert Opinion for Beverage Machinery Service Inc. v. Lakeport Brewing Corporation Inc. No post report action required. 1994 Kinetics Systems, Inc. v. Continental Mills, Inc. No post report action required.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert opinion on whether a faulty beverage canning process lead to loss.
  • Expert in Palletizer : Patent infringement Case
  • Expert in packaging machinery patent.
  • Expert in bottling and manufacturing of bottled spring water.
  • Expert for consulting on Re: Packing Dispute in UK.
  • Expert in industrial packaging machinery for consulting on industrial wraparound machines or shrink-wrap machines.
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:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1973 to 1974   Brasil   ATO Do Brazil division of Geo. J. Meyer Manufacturing Co. as Assistant General Manager. Assisted in the manufacturing, marketing, and sales of packaging machinery and parts. Contributed to the company's only profitable year (sales of $1,500,000).Implemented competitive pricing strategies, nationalization of parts programs, and a proactive service organization

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
French   Expert can speak and read French.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of: * Packaging equipment * Packaging materials.

He has access to the following resources: * Printed material * Personal contacts.


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