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 Expert  720229

Expert in DOT/UN Regulations, Package Testing

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: 
Expert has 16 years of experience operating packaging test laboratories with special emphasis on chemical containers. He has extensive knowledge of existing and pending test standards, including DOT, UN, ASTM, D10, SPI, and NSTA. Expert also has experience developing test programs to meet a client's stated objective.

chemical package testing


package testing


package testing requirement

Expert has worked in the development of non-bulk chemical packagings for 20 years. He has in-depth working knowledge of plastic high density polyethylene resins, additives, and treatments used in blow molded and injection molded rigid shipping containers.

chemical package


chemical package design

Expert has a thorough working knowledge of Title 49 CFR Regulations for hazardous materials. He has helped clients with interpretive matters and in obtaining exemptions and competent authority approvals for packagings that do not meet specification requirements of part 178. Expert routinely conducts public and in-house training seminars on compliance with DOT and UN packaging regulations.

Department of Transportation packaging standard


package regulation

Expert has a thorough working knowledge of UN Recommendations, and maintains copies of all current standards, as well as new proposals. In addition, he has established the first U.S.A.- recognized package testing laboratory for certification to United Nations performance standards. He monitors new packaging proposals and changes to help clients engaged in moving hazardous materials by export air and water. Expert routinely conducts public and in-house training seminars on compliance with DOT and UN packaging regulations.

international packaging requirement


United Nations package testing


DOT regulation


chemical transportation

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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:

Package Engineering, Products Liability-Foods,...
Trucking Regulations, Safety & Operations, Intermediaries,...
Stormwater Management, Environmental Spill Containment and...
Food Packaging, Retail Products Packaging, Foodservice...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1973   BS   Packaging   Michigan State University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1989 to





1976 to 1989


Ecolab Inc.


Manager, Technical Services


1974 to 1976




Damage Prevention Analyst


Career Accomplishments:

Expert developed the first Department of Transportation Packaging Certification Agency for hazardous materials in the US for testing to UN CHAPTER 9 standards. He has been a Director of the Plastic Shipping Container Institute and a Chair of the Technical Committee and Co-Chair of the Regulatory Committee. He has served on the Executive Sub-Committee of Chemical Packaging of the Packaging Institute International, and as Chair of the Bag, Box, Small Package and FIBC Sub-Committee. He has been a Director of the International Safe Transit Association. He has also been a member of the Packaging Council of the American Management Association, the Society of Packaging and Handling Engineers, the ASTM D-10 Committee on Packaging Development, the National Freight Claim and Security Council, and the Minnesota Freight Claim Council.

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Un testing certification expert for consulting on UN Testing.
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  • Expert for consulting on UN Packaging Testing.
  • Expert in chemical packaging configuration compliance for domestic and international shipments and regulations standards.
  • Expert in DOT certification to help obtain DOT approval of a portable fuel container.
  • Logistics expert for consulting on transportation of hazardous chemicals.
  • Expert in Training.
  • Expert in DOT.
  • Dot packaging expert for consulting on DOT performance certification for specific product.
  • Expert in aseptic packaging for consulting on Tetra Pak.
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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:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in packaging engineering for cross bottled IBC's.
  • Chemical design expert for consulting on design of plastic pail/container for dry swimming pool chlorine tablets.
  • Stretch wrap packaging expert for consulting on using stretch wrap for aluminum extrusion returns to manufacturer.
  • Expert in packaging for consulting on defective corrugated box.
  • Expert in engineering for consulting on design of a 350 gallon polyethylene storage bin with a polypropylene valve used to hold sulfuric acid.
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.

Additional Skills and Services:

Expert's company, Ten-E Packaging, offers training programs to both the public and at individual companies. One of these training programs is in hazardous materials packaging. This session covers hazardous material regulations/standards (DOT, UN, CFR), general and air transportation, and testing. Also included in the session is information on updates in hazardous materials regulations, distribution testing, intermediate bulk container (IBC) testing, and infectious substance packaging testing.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of all types of chemical packaging (such as bottles, closures, drums, boxes, intermediate bulk containers (IBCs), and pails.), protective packaging materials and packaging testing laboratory services.

He has access to the following resources: printed materials and personal contacts.


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