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Expert in Ceramics Industry

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Pennsylvania (PA)
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Expert has over 49 years of experience in the ceramic whitewares industry, covering dinnerware, wall and floor tile, and sanitary ware. While with The Pfaltzgraff Company, he held company wide responsibility for the functions of ceramic engineering, decorating development, industrial engineering, CAD/CAM technology, process control, and quality assurance. His work encompassed several major expansion projects for new facilities; cost saving programs; introduction of new manufacturing technology and products; development of bone china product and manufacturing facility; and involvement in FDA and environmental regulatory issues.

whiteware industry



In 1991, Expert established an international ceramic whitewares consulting firm. He assists in establishing cost effective engineering approaches to solving ceramic problems in manufacturing; development of products and processes, as well as improved ceramic formulations; cost reduction; productivity and quality improvement; equipment specifications; state-of-the-art manufacturing technology; facility expansion programs; and the import and marketing of quality ceramic dinnerware and giftware products. He developed special bodies (compositions) for bake and cookware, as well as high strength, durable institutional ware.

ceramic processing


ceramic forming

Expert was involved in development work related to the introduction of dry press technology, spray drying, in line decorating-drying-glazing, and semi fast firing of products (tunnel kilns). The process resulted in a labor requirement of one-third of the conventional forming and processing system. Expert expanded and developed the dry press technology for non-symmetric products, such as airline trays, platters, and bakeware items.

ceramic drying technology

Expert worked on the development of lead free glaze and color systems for china products, bone china, and stoneware. He implemented new decorating systems for underglaze/overglaze decal application; underglaze/inglaze decal technology; and direct application and banding.

ceramic finishing


ceramic glaze


ceramic glazing


ceramic product decoration


ceramics industry

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;  Allentown, Pennsylvania;  Reading, Pennsylvania;  Bethlehem, Pennsylvania;  Lancaster, Pennsylvania;  Camden, New Jersey;  Vineland, New Jersey;  Wilmington, Delaware;  Baltimore, Maryland;  and Alexandria, Virginia.

Often requested
with this expert:

Construction Materials
Applied Surface and Colloid Chemistry
Ceramic Coating Materials
Parasitology, Immunology, Microbiology, Bioterror Agents,...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1981   M.S.   Ceramics   Technical College of Nuernberg, Germany  
1954   B.S.   Ceramics   Johann F. Boetger Institute College of Ceramics, Germany  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

1991 to







1982 to 1990


The Pfaltzgraff Co.




Vice President


1967 to 1982


Shenango China Co.


Quality & Ceramic Engineering




1954 to 1967


The Mosaic Tile Co.


Corporate R & D


Ceramic Engineer


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the German Ceramic Society and the American Ceramic Society. He has been a member of the ASTM subcommittees C21.04 Whiteware Clays and C21.03 Fundamental Properties, as well as the American Association of Ceramic Industry Board of Directors.


The American Ceramic Society awarded Expert with the Title of "Fellow of the Society" in Recognition of Notable Contributions to the Ceramic Arts and Sciences, April 26, 1994.

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in microwaveability of earthenware and stoneware,what can be expected of "microwave safe"?.
  • Expert for consulting on ceramic mug liability.
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International Experience:
Expert has developed and maintained strong relationships with the European ceramic communities, especially manufacturers and suppliers to the industry. He has consulted on porcelain manufacturing in Ukraine and developed markets for products in western countries. He also consulted in Mexico for ceramic dinnerware operations.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
German   Expert is fluent in German.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating foreign and domestic vendors in the following areas: ceramic raw materials for body, glaze, color; auxiliary materials; decals; refractories; manufacturing equipment; kilns; testing laboratories and equipment; dinnerware products; and, porcelain products.

He has access to the following resources: printed materials, and numerous contacts worldwide.


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