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 Expert  711931

Expert in Engineering and Safety Standards

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Wisconsin (WI)
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Expert has expertise in standards. He devotes approximately 75% of his time to working with international (ISO and IEC) and European (CEN and CENELEC) standards with a primary emphasis on safety aspects related to machinery as associated equipment.

Expert is one of the leading experts in the US on the EC Directive on Machinery Safety (89/392/EEC) and the standards and standards activities related to this directive (European law). He recently attended a workshop in Brussels on this directive and has made presentations on the EC Machinery Safety Directive and the standards related to it. He is the Chairman of the US Technical Advisory Group for ISO/TC 199: Safety of Machinery. He serves as an "observer" to a number of working groups of CEN/TC 114 (European committee on Safety of Machinery) and working groups of CEN/TC 143 (European committee on Machine Tool Safety). He is involved with machinery safety standards and in particular the B11 series of standards for machine tools.

Due to his work in machine safety, Expert has become involved in related areas such as electromagnetic compatibility, ergonomics, hydraulics and pneumatics, and mechanical vibration and shock. Other areas of involvement include numerical control of machines, serial real time communications between numerical control and drives, manufacturing message specification, and industrial automation systems.

Expert is the international Chairman of IEC/TC 44 and is involved with the NFPA 79 standard on electrical equipment for industrial machines. He can answer questions regarding electrical product safety.




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European Committee for Standardization


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European Directive on Machinery Safety


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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Milwaukee, Wisconsin;  Madison, Wisconsin;  Kenosha, Wisconsin;  Racine, Wisconsin;  Rockford, Illinois;  Aurora, Illinois;  Elgin, Illinois;  Waukegan, Illinois;  Schaumburg, Illinois;  and Palatine, Illinois.

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Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1965   B.S.   Electrical Engineering   University of Michigan  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1983 to




Engineering Consultant


1970 to 1983


Giddings & Lewis Electronics


Director of New Product Development


1966 to 1970


Square D Company


Senior Design Engineer


1963 to 1966


University of Michigan Institute of Science & Technology


Research Assistant


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a senior member of IEEE and former Chairman of the IEEE/IAS Industrial Control Committee (1981-84).


He is a Registered P.E. (Professional Engineer) in Wisconsin.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert holds three U.S. patents.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing  
 - IEEE Transactions on Industrial Applications, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)  

Consulting Services:
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International Experience:
Country / Region   Summary
Europe and Asia   Expert has attended international and CEN standards meetings and workshops throughout Europe and Japan.


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