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 Expert  715507

Expert in Product Design, Innovation

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Wisconsin (WI)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has expertise in all aspects of new product design and development. He has been involved in the inception of graduate product design programs at both MIT and Texas A&M University and has extensive consulting experience with both small and large companies in this area. He is very familiar with the non-technical areas of product design as well. Expert has been involved with the design of over 40 products and systems in a wide variety of technology areas, including microprocessor-based "smart" products, measurement systems, process control, robotic inspection systems, nuclear power plant systems, fluid controls, laser-based instrumentation, heat transfer applications, agricultural processing equipment, consumer products, and respiratory protective equipment.

new product development


product design

Expert's entire academic and industrial career has been devoted to all aspects of the technological innovation process including the actual technical generation of concepts, development of ideas for new products, formulation of new business entities, and organizations within larger organizations. He has been involved in fundamental research on the development of methodology for generating new technical ideas. He is the developer of an approach called parameter analysis which is used in some university design classes and is the subject of a short course he teaches for industry.

technology innovation

Expert has been involved with new technical ventures throughout his entire career as an educator, consultant, and company president. He is familiar with new venturing both within existing organizations (intrapreneuring) and with the formation of new stand-alone ventures (entrepreneuring).

new technology business value measurement

Expert has been teaching and doing research in this area for his entire career. He has developed a methodology for creative conceptual design, called Parameter Analysis and has been involved in other work (both research and consulting) related to the productivity of designers and design teams.

engineering design productivity

Expert's dissertation area of study was instrumentation and control. He taught graduate control theory at MIT for five years. He is expert in smart products and other computer control applications as well as optimal control and optimization techniques.

process control instrumentation

Expert has expertise in sensor technology and has a particular interest in the design of new and different sensing applications.

sensor technology

Expert has done research in concurrent engineering, particularly in the area of measurement of manufacturability and the use in feedback to the designer.

concurrent engineering

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Chicago, Illinois;  Rockford, Illinois;  Aurora, Illinois;  Naperville, Illinois;  Joliet, Illinois;  Elgin, Illinois;  Milwaukee, Wisconsin;  Madison, Wisconsin;  Kenosha, Wisconsin;  and Gary, Indiana.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1973   ScD   Instrumentation and Automatic Control   MIT  
1970   SM   Aeronautics and Astronautics   MIT  
1968   SB   Aeronautics and Astronautics   MIT   Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Gamma Tau, Sigma XI

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1992 to


(Undisclosed Consulting Company)




1991 to 1992


Pacific Separation Manufacturing, Inc .





COO of new venture, in chanrge of all aspects of busines and product development

1987 to 1991


Texas A & M University


Institute for Innovation and Design in Engineering




Research in engineering design, management of academic and research programs

1986 to 1991


Texas A&M University


Mechanical Engineering


Associate Professor


Teaching and research, academic program management

1975 to 1986





Assistant Prof., Associate Prof., lecturer, Director of the MIT Innovation Center


Research in engineering design, management of academic and research programs

1973 to 1975


Office of Naval Research, US Navy


Information Systems Devices


Program Director


Research program management

1972 to 1973


Office of Naval Research, US Navy


Fluid Dynamics


Program Officer


Research program management

Career Accomplishments:

In 1969, Expert shared first prize at the Creative Engineering Symposium held at MIT.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Cambridge University Press  
 - The Handbook of Design Management  
 - Design Studies  
 - In Handbook of Concurrent Engineering.Chapman Publishing Company.  
 - Van Nostrand Reinhold. In Technological Innovation in Education and Industry  

Government Experience:
see Work Experience  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert has been providing consulting services since 1975 for a wide variety of clients and topics.
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:
Federal and state courts, expert witness, case preparation, depositions, evidence preparation
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
1986 to   Europe   Taught both academic and industrial short courses in entrpreneurship and innovation.

Market Research:
He has marketing experience in new venture design and planning.

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:

He has taught courses on Conceptual design and entrepreneurship.

Other Skills and Services

He has experience in business plan preparation, including extensive experience in financial modeling and projections.


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