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 Expert  717276

Expert in Automation, Special Machinery, Product Design, Design reviews, Patent reviews


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Massachusetts (MA)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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Expert has 40 years of experience in the design of products, production machinery, integrated manufacturing systems, and factory automation for the food, medical, drug, cosmetic, apparel, electronic, battery , disposables, electrical, automotive, rubber, plastic, paper, textiles and many other industries. His clients have ranged from the largest corporations in the world to growing high-technology firms.
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assembly automation

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assembly machine

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assembly machine design

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automated machine design

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automated machinery

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automation system

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automation technology

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factory automation

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industrial design

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industrial machinery

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machine design

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machinery assembly

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machinery design

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discrete manufacturing

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flexible manufacturing

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high volume, low cost product assembly

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man-machine system

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mass customization

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new product development

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research and development

Expert has 40 years of experience in the design and development of products such as medical instruments and disposables, tools, lighting fixtures, machinery of all types, integration of design for manufacturing, design for assembly, concurrent engineering, appearance and styling, and industrial design. He has also developed manufacturing tooling and special production equipment for new products, as well as prototypes and models.

Expert has been involved in the design of continuous motion machinery and high-speed mechanisms for machinery of all kinds, including food, medical, drug, cosmetic, apparel, electronic, disposables, electrical, automotive, rubber, plastic, paper, textile and many other industries.

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concurrent engineering

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consumer product design

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new product design

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product design

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design engineering

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design for assembly

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design for cost

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design for disassembly

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development engineering management

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high volume, low cost product design

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manufacturability design review

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high-speed mechanism design

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design for manufacturability

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design for manufacture and assembly

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design for testability

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industrial machine design

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mechanical device design

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mechanical engineering

For most of the past 40 years, Expert's former company has been active in the field of designing and producing machinery which would not otherwise be commercially available; the list of such machinery produced by the company is very extensive and includes special assembly machinery, special inspection and testing machinery, special machinery for manufacturing and processing, and special packaging machinery.

Expert has over 40 years experience in the development of products and production processes for medical devices, batteries. Expertise includes project management, design reviews, patent reviews, patent claim avoidance, expert witness,

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automated equipment development

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automated manufacturing

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manufacturing automation

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systems engineering

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special machine design

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automation

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low-temperature testing

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medical device design

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medical device product development

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medical device product improvement

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packaging machine

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packaging process

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packaging technology review

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project management

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rapid product development

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robotics


Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts;  Worcester, Massachusetts;  Springfield, Massachusetts;  Lowell, Massachusetts;  Cambridge, Massachusetts;  Brockton, Massachusetts;  New Bedford, Massachusetts;  Hartford, Connecticut;  Manchester, New Hampshire;  and Providence, Rhode Island.

Often requested
with this expert:

Process Automation, Robotic Work Cell Design, Mechanical...
Industrial Design / High Volume Consumer Electronics...
Skin Care, Body Lotions, Hair Care, Cosmetics Product...
Packaging Design, Development, and Testing

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1970   M.S.   Management Engineering   Northeastern University  
1968   M.S.   Mechanical Engineering (Design)   Northeastern University  
1956   B.S.   Mechanical Engineering (Machine Design)   Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2002 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

President

 

Expert consults on automation, special machinery development, robotics, medical devices, new product development, design reviews, patent reviews, expert witness, and sourcing special machinery and manufacturing tooling...

2000 to 2002

 

Newport Corporation

 

Design Technology Division

 

General Manager

 

He was the General Manager of the division devoted to designing machinery, and product development for the optical, precision equipment and fiber optics industry.

1968 to 2000

 

Expert's Firm (DTC)

 


 

President

 

Expert was President and CEO of a special machinery and product development and design company. This company employed 60 people and designed and built automation equipment for the medical, battery, electronics food, and other industries He sold the company to Newport Corp. in 2000. He currently performs consulting work for the company.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Expert is a member of ASME, SME, and is a Certified Robotics Engineer.

Licenses/Certifications

He is a registered Professional Engineer licensed in Massachusetts.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has 18 patents across many fields and many more inventions held as trade secrets by clients.


Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1962 to 1967   US Army   project manager   He developed devices for use in specialized mine warfare, and for air drops of heavy equipment.
1985 to 1987   Secret   project manager   He developed devices to be used in undercover work

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert developed automated and semi-automatic manufacturing machinery for products such as disposable contact lenses, batteries, surgical sutures, automotive air bags, catalytic converters, connectors, tools, and food. The machinery functions included assembly, processing, testing, inspection, and packaging. He has worked on hundreds of projects for clients from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.
  • He has consulted on product design, design for assembly, and design for manufacturability for products such as disposables, medical devices, tools, toys, consumer products and automotive components.
  • Expert has performed studies such as make-or-buy, automation feasibility, sourcing of special machinery design and build vendors, sourcing of product design houses and services for designing around patents and conducting design reviews.
  • He has conducted hundreds of design reviews and teamed with other engineers on many brainstorming sessions, for product development, and process development. .
  • Expert has acted as a expert witness on mechanical engineering issues, patent issues, personal injury and other litigation.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in textile engineering
  • PVC extrusion expert for consulting on coating industry involving automation and robotics.
  • Gear and noise expert
  • Expert in machinery for consulting on folding a bag and inserting the folded bag into the plastic envelope.
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:
Handled expert witness work for a law firm representing a mid-west machinery builder, who was defending against the claim that $5,000,000 worth of equipment did not meet specifications.

Also worked for the employer on a personal injury case where a worker claimed he was hurt due to the negligence of his employer.

Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert with experience with conveyors and/or food processing
  • Electrical engineering expert for consulting on a conveyor electrocution.
  • Paper box manufacturing expert for consulting on asbestos exposure.
  • Expert in production machines for consulting on automotion, production machinery, bottling and capping for litigation case.
  • Cosmetic product expert testimony for consulting on trade secret misappropriation claim.
  • Consulting on Patent Infringement Litigation.
  • Expert in industrial packaging machinery for consulting on industrial wraparound machines or shrink-wrap machines.
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   Summary
Taiwan   Manufacturing study for electonic component manufacture
France   special machinery for automated manufacturing for French firm
UK   Automation work for companies in UK from loose leaf books to razor blades
Belgium   Airbag machinery for use in EU.

Market Research:
Expert has experience working with client marketing executives in launching new products. He also has experience with customer relations management and sales automation systems, and sales strategies for selling intangibles and capital goods.

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

Provide informal consulting/training on project management methods for engineering and development projects. This process is called "Contolled Development", and was developed and used at Expert's Firm

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience in sourcing and evaluating product design firms, and designers/builders of production machinery and production systems. He has access to the following resources: an internal database, and 40 years of industry experience and contacts with machine builders, client manufacturing executives and automation engineers.

Other Skills and Services

He is experienced in developing and implementing management systems to organize and control the design and development process.


 

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