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 Expert  711148

Expert in Product Development, PDM, Pro/Engineer, CAD


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Indiana (IN)
USA
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Expert has worked on many engineering projects. He has been a user of AUTOCAD since versions 2.5 to 13. He is well versed in custom programming C-shell, Perl, Unix, LISP, menu development, and general use. Expert's experience has included work with government systems, aerospace life support systems, electro-mechanical products, computer peripherals, tunnel boring, down hole drilling, medical systems, machine tools, unmanned machines, lathe laser heat treating systems, machines with computer and programmable controllers, and pressure test and assembly fixtures.

He has worked with COSMOS software and its applications to finite element analysis since 1979. He has provided training in the use of Cosmom/M software. He is well experienced in modeling and analyzing both static and dynamic mechanical structures. He has gained considerable expertise in the use of Cosmos software for performing finite element analysis and modeling mechanical systems. He has consulted in the areas of computer-aided design, drafting, and manufacturing (CAD/CAM). Expert also has experience in the evaluation and acquisition of computer hardware and software, programming, training, usage, and maintenance.

He has used computers in design work since 1978. His background includes customized programming in Fortran, C-Shell, Perl, Visual Basic QuickBasic, and Pascal. He has used CAD programs, Auto-Trol, AutoCAD, and Pro Engineer. He has also worked with Analysis Programs, Mechanica, Ansys, Cosmos/M, SAP, and Nastran. Expert has set up and managed several CAD departments. He has expertise in creating standards and guidelines for engineering departments. Expert has been instrumental at his present company in introducing paperless or near paperless design and manufacturing. He has started and managed several CAD departments. He has managed engineering and drafting departments. This has included both on-the-board work and computer work. He is familiar with ANSI Y14 Standards, DOD 100 Standards, and ISO Standards.

He has had experience in analyzing a wide range of structures. These range from tunneling electronics packaging to aerospace structures, X-ray equipment, torpedoes, exercise equipment, and seats. He has analyzed this diverse collection of structures using both state-of-the-art finite element analysis methods and the hand-held calculator. Expert has had extensive experience in computer-controlled special machinery. It has covered areas such as special design of an axis grinder, automated pressure testing, and auto assay. His work in automated machine design has exposed him to all primary manufacturing businesses.

Expert has been a user of FEA since 1979. His experience has included work with custom codes, SAP, ANSYS, Cosmos/M, and NASTRAN programs. He has provided seminars in FEA fundamentals both in-house and at his own facilities.He has developed, designed, and analyzed X-ray equipment. This has included tables and C-arm type X-ray equipment. He has also had some experience with CAT scanners. He has had both military and commercial experience. He is an expert on all aspects of mechanical considerations of X-ray equipment. Nearing his completion of Taguchi method certification, he is a strong advocate in the use and implementation of robust engineering methodology.

Expert has experience with design assistance, testing, development, and the conception of in-house exercise equipment. His background includes the Jane Fonda step and abdominizer. He has been involved with PDM since 1996. His accomplishments include steering his present company in the justification, requirements determination, and setup of PDM, both web based and client side.

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AutoCAD

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Cosmos software

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computer-aided design

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computer-aided design and drafting

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computer-aided engineering

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personal-computer computer-aided-designing system

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engineering drawing

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graphics drafting

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mechanical stress

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packaging stress analysis

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stress analysis

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structural mechanics

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automated machine design

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finite element analysis

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finite element analysis software

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finite element analysis training

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medical X-ray equipment

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X-ray equipment

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Taguchi method

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in-house exercise equipment design

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project data management system


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Indianapolis, Indiana;  Fort Wayne, Indiana;  South Bend, Indiana;  Muncie, Indiana;  Anderson, Indiana;  Lafayette, Indiana;  Elkhart, Indiana;  Kalamazoo, Michigan;  Battle Creek, Michigan;  and Toledo, Ohio.

Often requested
with this expert:

CAD, Computer-Aided Design, Mechanism Design, Product...
Patran, Apex, Finite Element Analysis, Nastran, Metal...
Structural Engineering
Structural Analysis, FEA

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1982   MS   Mechanical Engineering   University of Akron  
1978   BS   Mechanical Engineering   University of Toledo  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1995 to 2008

 

ITT Space Systems Division (Exelis)

 

Engineering

 

Director, Advanced Systems

 

Multi-site responsibility starting as manager of the CAD/CAM organization, progressing as manager of mechanical engineering, Director of space product design, Manager of engineering, Deputy Director of the office of the chief engineer to leading the Advanced engineering group. I was responsible for the technical leadership and direction that ranged up to 370 employees, representing multifunctional area's that include: configuration management, IT, Circuit design, Modeling & Simulation, Components, Systems, Project Engineering, Model Shop, RF, IR, Analog/digital, R&D staff, Optical, mechanical engineering/analysis and the environmental lab. Typical annual financial responsibilities included control of a $5M+ capital budget and a $30M+ operating budget. A certified 6 Sigma Greenbelt and Taguchi master to insure robust and lean design development methodologies are employed in the execution of the design. Provide leadership in new program development for remote sensor electro-optical and navigation payloads, from concept to launch. Extensive electrical, E/O & IR packaging experience. Directed activities with vendors, suppliers and other functional groups to enhance success. Consistently met annual goals and objectives. Significant achievements: Streamlined the engineering to manufacturing interface, which resulted in significant reduced cycle time and increased quality. Revamped portions of the space product development process to operate with a lean commercial type mentality. Introduced focused development areas in composites and active cooling. Lead/implemented company first enterprise wide, web based, data management system (Windchill).

1992 to 1995

 

Gratech Company

 


 

President

 


1991 to 1992

 

Supermaterials Research & Development Company

 


 

President, Director of Engineering

 


1983 to 1991

 

Patriot Engineering Company

 


 

Director

 


1981 to 1983

 

Bendix Corporation

 

Warner & Swasey Research Division, Advanced Design

 

Manager and Senior Engineer

 


1978 to 1981

 

Bendix Corporation

 

Manchester Division

 

Design Engineer

 


2008 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

ES/IS

 

Director of Engineering,

 

Engineering Director of six former EDO National/International sites dealing in weapon systems and composite structures headquartered in Long Island, NY. Currently merging capabilities across sites, restructuring organization, adding robust engineering process, discipline and execution to address doubling of growth in 3 years. ITT Integrated Structures provides advanced composite structures and subsystems for military, space and commercial customers and the leader in the design and production of aircraft/UAV-armament suspension and release equipment (S&RE), weapons interface systems. http://es.is.itt.com/


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Expert is a member of the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers, the National Society of Professional Engineers, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Professional Appointments

Director Literacy Volunteers of South Sarasota County


Publications:
Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - ProFILES magazine  
 - NASA Langley Research Center  
 - ANSYS 1987 Conf. Proc.  
 - ANSYS Proceedings  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Does your company want to insure that the leaders, managers and processes are all aligned with the business strategy to drive toward successful execution? Spending money on research & development without results? Are the employees, & management engaged and committed with an understanding of how to make a difference every day to deliver on the business strategic goals? If not, the right consultants can help provide you the right tools & processes to achieve your vision. On a limited basis, I will come in and review your organization and put together a plan to help your business into a more efficient & innovating organization. I can provide outside, independent technical expertise for design reviews, proposals and assistance in organizational changes.
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:
  • Cat scan engineering expert witness for consulting on CT scan engineering product defect litigation.
  • Expert in finite element analysis for consulting on automotive product liability.
  • Expert in mechanical engineering for consulting on fire risk product analysis.
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.

Market Research:
Satellite systems, Weapon release, Lean development, integrating engineering across multiple division nationally.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Product Development, Leadership, IR&D Selection & management, Lean Product Design, Technology roadmapping

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience in locating vendors of: Computer equipment, CAD software, Finite element software, and Project data management software.

Other Skills and Services

Does your company want to insure that the leaders, managers and processes are all aligned with the business strategy to drive toward successful execution? Spending money on research & development without results? Are the employees, & management engaged and committed with an understanding of how to make a difference every day to deliver on the business strategic goals? If not, the right consultants can help provide you the right tools & processes to achieve your vision. On a limited basis, I will come in and review your organization and put together a plan to help your business into a more efficient & innovating organization. I can provide outside, independent technical expertise for design reviews, proposals and assistance in organizational changes.


 

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