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Expert in Compressor Design and Evaluation

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Kentucky (KY)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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As previous Manager of Evaluation for Air Conditioning Products at the General Electric Company and co-owner of Comptest, LLC, Expert has extensive experience with the evaluation of compressors and related systems. He has completed performance, reliability, and quality testing of rotary, scroll, and reciprocating compressors and their application to air conditioning and refrigerator products. Current test programs include compressors ranging in size from 1/4 HP to 20 HP Familiar with compressor materials and lubrication processes, Expert has also conducted room air conditioning and refrigerator reliability testing. He has evaluated HFC refrigerants with POE, alkylbenzene, PAG, ether, polycarbonate, and modified mineral oil lubricants.

compressor (machine)


compressor evaluation


compressor selection


refrigerant compressor

In his study of compressor noise, Expert has developed a mechanical signature analysis technique useful for finding root cause and location of noise sources. He has developed compressor designs to eliminate or reduce pure t

compressor noise


compressor noise control


HVAC noise

Expert has developed an 11.0 energy efficiency ratio (EER) rotary compressor. He has written a treatise on rotary compressor efficiency and identification and quantification of rotary compressor losses. He understands the trade-offs and interrelationships between performance, noise, manufacturability, and cost. He is experienced with loss identification involving mechanical, electrical, isentropic, and flow aspects of compressor performance. Expert developed vane and roller microfinishing processes for improved efficiency and reliability. He also developed mechanical design configurations optimized for maximum pump efficiency. Expert has authored a rotary compressor design handbook that addresses all aspects of rotary compressor technology, including design, materials and lubricant selection, performance and reliability testing, manufacturability, and cos

compressor lubrication process


compressor performance

Expert has over 30 years of experience designing, evaluating, and developing rotary compressors used in room air conditioning and heat pump systems. He has written detailed compressor application criteria for these systems and understands the application requirements for good reliability.

air conditioning compressor


rotary compressor

Over the course of his career, Expert has designed rotary compressors for air conditioning and refrigeration applications ranging in size from 600 BTUs/hour to 36,000 BTUs/hour. He has extensive experience with compressor materials, refrigerants, and lubricants (including solid film). He developed high-efficiency compressors with little noise and low cost. Expert authored a rotary compressor design guide and developed an analytical model of roller dynamics to evaluate current and new designs for reliability and performance.

compressor design

Expert led and actively participated in rotary compressor design reviews for General Electric and other major compressor and product manufacturers. He has reviewed designs involving bearing load calculations, materials assessments, lubrication analyses, and reliability and performance estimates.

compressor design review

Expert has developed unique bearing configurations and materials, including PVD coating applied to the rotary compressor vane nose for specific applications with HFC refrigerants and miscible lubricants such as polyolesters and others. He has developed microfinishing technology as applied to rotary compressor vanes an

compressor bearing

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Cincinnati, Ohio;  Hamilton, Ohio;  Lexington, Kentucky;  Louisville, Kentucky;  Owensboro, Kentucky;  and Bloomington, Indiana.

Often requested
with this expert:

Thermal Systems, New Product Development, Finite Element...
Manufacturing Technology
Mechanical and Electrical Design and Failure Analysis
Cooling Systems for People & Equipment: HVAC Design and...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1983   MS   Mechanical Engineering   University of Louisville  
1963   BS   Physics   University of Louisville  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1989 to


(Expert's Firm)



President & CEO


He manages and serves as expert contributor to the Engineering Consulting firm.

1959 to 1989


GE Appliances


Product Engineering




Manager - Product Design - Compressor Technology, Refrigerator Design, A/C Design

Career Accomplishments:

ASHRAE Fellow Purdue Conference Consultant DSN Affiliate


P.E. State of Kentucky

Professional Appointments

ASHRAE - Fellow

Publications and Patents Summary

He has (6) domestic and international patents.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He developed the entire compressor A/C product line for Samsung Electronics. 13 years as a consultant.
  • He developed the world's smallest and most reliable rotary compressor for personal and electronics cooling. Compressor manufactured in Kentucky.6 years as a consultant
  • He has consulted on many subjects related to compressors and HVAC/R products. He has consulted with Copeland Engineering and most all compressor manufacturers.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in compressor design/selection needed for consultation regarding modified mobile a/c systems.
  • Expert in rotary compressor noise sources for consulting on Air Conditioner noise and vibration.
  • Expert for compressor manufacturing industry for consulting on new rotary spool compressor.
  • Refrigeration Expert needed for consultation regarding Refrigeration recovery compressors.
  • Expert for consulting on Screw Compressor Failure Analysis.
  • Expert in compressor under-voltage for consulting on effect upon reciprocating compressor of under voltage conditions.
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:
He served as expert witness for the defense on several fire related cases envolving air conditioners products and compressors. He serves as an expert consultant in compressor related litigation oftern
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Refrigeration Compressors.
  • Compressor expert for consulting on scroll compressor issues.
  • Expert in hermetic compressors needed for consulting.
  • Scroll compressor expert for consulting on scroll compressor design.
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
1989 to 2002   South Korea   He developed the entire comprssor product line for Samsung Electronics Company in Suwon, Korea

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Korean   He is somewhate proficient in speaking and reading the Korean language

Market Research:
He has worked in the HVAC/R industry with GE Appliance for 30 years and started and built a prosperous consulting firm. He has many domestic and international clients.

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 taught in the field of compressor and HVAC technology at the Purdue International Compressor and Refrigeration Conference. He has presented many papers and chaired many seminars at ASHRAE.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He developed and sought out vendors for Samsung compressor manufacturing faciliry in Suwon, Korea. He developed vendor and design compressor product for the world's smalles rotary compressor.

Other Skills and Services

He will design and durability test compressors and A/C and Refrigerator products.


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