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 Expert  717091

Expert in Manufacturing Automation, Statistical Process Control

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Delaware (DE)
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Expert has more than thirty years of experience in the analysis of process and manufacturing data aimed at improving product quality and manufacturing process yield. While at DuPont he developed a technology to uncover latent relationships between manufacturing processes variables and product quality. He has presented this information at national control society meetings and in academia. Since becoming an industrial consultant eight years ago, he has applied these techniques to medical instrument manufacture for two clients in New England, to elastomeric seal manufacture for a client in Germany, and to the influence of resin properties on film quality and film process operability. He has also applied statistical process analysis and the design of experiments to the evaluation of medical protocols and medical instrument efficacy.

medical device reliability testing


medical statistics


statistical data analysis


surface roughness analysis

Expert has evaluated the processes for medical catheter manufacture to discover the source of product degradation. He has evaluated another manufacturing process and made recommendations to a client for a totally integrated manufacturing information handling and product control system to meet the requirements of GMP and the FDA. He has consulted on applications of dielectric heating and ultrasonic measurements and welding. He has designed sampled data controllers and digital controllers. He has used short range industrial telemetry to measure temperature zones in rotating kilns. He has designed and installed monitoring and control equipment in fiber processing mills to increase their product uniformity and equipment utilization. He has evaluated SPC techniques and uncovered process control variables to use in implementing SPC.



control-system modeling


manufacturing automation


manufacturing control


medical device manufacturing automation


medical device manufacturing quality control


process control system


statistical process control

During Expert's career at DuPont's Engineering Physics Laboratory he was responsible for the design and development of special process measurement instrumentation. As a result he is very familiar with the application of physical principles in sensors. He designed a unique interferometric film thickness gage and consulted with plants at various sites on thickness gaging and on the measurement and interpretation of surface asperites as they influenced film performance, especially in capacitor and video tape applications. He has designed instruments to measure fiber denier by vibration and non-woven web uniformity by optical transmission. He has designed monitoring equipment to scan hundreds of process instruments automatically, to condition them for transmission over thousands of miles of leased phone lines, and to collect and consolidate their information for eventual analysis. In his present position as Vice President - Engineering of Condux, he has access to over 200 senior scientists, engineers and business specialists, each with more than thirty years of experience in the industrial manufacture of chemicals, polymers and plastic products.

electronics engineering


electronics engineering instrument



Expert has experience in the design and development of clinical procedures which are intended to evaluate the efficacy of new medical devices and/or procedures. He has analyzed clinical (patient) data to document the protocol and establish its effectiveness and safety for the FDA. He has also analyzed device manufacturing data to improve quality and yield or to isolate source of defects. He has consulted on the design of a protocol to be used in evaluating an alternate contrast media for angiography. He has advised on the design of a protocol to evaluate the use of infusion wires as well as the clinical data from a protocol involving mechanical introduction of a lysising agent.

medical device inspection


medical device manufacturing


medical device product development

Expert is knowledgeable of design and development of clinical procedures which are intended to evaluate the efficacy of new medical devices and/or procedures. He has analyzed clinical data to document the protocol and establish its effectiveness and safety for the FDA.

medical device process validation


clinical protocol

Expert has designed and developed optical, non-contact plastic film thickness measurement systems and consulted on alternate thickness measurement techniques, especially the interpretation of online measurements for uniformity and gauge control. Expert also developed a signal interpretation system for a profilometer-type asperity distribution measuring instruments. He developed a strategy to associate surface tract parameters, Ra, Rz, and others with product end use performance.

thickness measurement


surface property measurement



Expert has worked with pattern recognition, matched filters, similarity mapping, and graph theoretic approaches to product and process classification for yield and property improvement, especially the separation of the richness of sensor from the specificity of the detection and recognition problem. He is familiar with Karhumenlove transformation, principal component analysis, factor analysis, and non-linear mapping.

pattern recognition

Expert is knowledgeable of dielectric heating, especially of low loss plastic materials where high electric fields are required to reach reasonable heating rates.


dielectric heating


manufacturing process design


manufacturing procedure


manufacturing code

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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;  Elizabeth, New Jersey;  Trenton, New Jersey;  Camden, New Jersey;  Wilmington, Delaware;  Baltimore, Maryland;  and Alexandria, Virginia.

Often requested
with this expert:

Machine Vision, Image Processing, Optics, Illumination, and...
Optical Instrumentation Design, 3D Imaging, Confocal...
Machine Vision
Sensors and Measurements

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1961   MS   Control Systems   University of Pennsylvania  
1954   BS   Electrical Engineering   University of Buffalo (now SUNY)  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1985 to




Vice-President, Engineering


Manufactruing System Analysis and the identification of process controls to implement 6 Sigma Limits

1956 to 1985


DuPont Engineering Department


Senior Research Associate


Process Optimization, Statistical Process Control, Process Measurement Instrument Design

1954 to 1956


Electronic Countermeasures


USAF R&D Officer


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and also a member of ISA, ACM and NSPE.


He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Delaware and New York.

Professional Appointments

He is a member of the Delaware PE Registration Board and is active in preparing the National EE examination for NCEES. He is an ABET electrical engineering college program evaluator.


Distinguished Service Award with Special Commendations NCEES Delaware State Engineer of the Year

Publications and Patents Summary

Conference papers, and book chapter on measurements.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Controls Procedings  
 - Case Institute of Technology  
 - International Conference on Telemetry  
 - International Conference on System Theory and Pattern Recognition  
 - Prentice Hall.  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1954 to 1956   US Airforce   Captain   Development of Electronic Countermeasures

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Evaluation of Elastomer production process for Petrofina, Belgium
  • Evaluation of GC column manufacturing process for Agilent Technologies (HP), Wilmington De
  • Evaluation of manufacturing operations Goetza, Germany
  • Evaluation of Elastomer manufacturing Process, DuPont, Waynesboro VA
  • Evaluation of Reformer process, DuPont, Beaumont TX
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in Wight Light Profilometer - industry applications advice is required.
  • Quality control expert in statisical process control in new york area for consulting on Implement SPC to quality control.
  • Expert in zirconium-based oxygen sensor for consulting on design and performance optimization.
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:
  • Statistical process control expert for consulting on manufacturing statistical process control litigation.
  • FDA expert in medical devices for consulting on products liability litigation.
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:
Country / Region  

Language Skills:
Foreign Language  

Additional Skills and Services:

He teaches courses at the University of Delaware. He has lectured at international conferences on pattern recognition, telemetry and statistical process modeling. He has delivered many training courses and seminars at Dupont.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Computer Systems including CAD/CAM for USCI division of Bard


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