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 Expert  721287

Expert in Metal Casting, Aluminum


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
USA
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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Expert has over 25 years of experience with tooling design, casting methods, cast product design, machining initialization, and manufacturing methods. His expertise includes aluminum solidification and heat treatment, x-ray analysis and related physical properties, and aluminum corrosion protective coatings. Expert is especially knowledgeable of aluminum and aluminum alloys, aluminum and aluminum alloy welding, and aluminum alloy properties and data. He has expertise in metal casting, including centrifugal casting, die casting, permanent mold casting, sand casting, and investment casting.
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aluminum alloy

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aluminum alloy property

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aluminum alloy welding

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aluminum casting

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aluminum die casting

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aluminum welding

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automated machine design

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design for assembly

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die casting

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heat treatment

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investment casting

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machining tooling

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machining tooling design

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metal casting

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metal casting (artifact)

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metal foundry process

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sand casting

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tool design

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tooling

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aluminum

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die-casting die

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finishing

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foundry

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gating and risering

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gravity die casting

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green-sand casting

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manufacturing

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metal alloy

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metal heat treatment

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metal overaging

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metallurgy

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metal-related quality control

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metal-stress relieving

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molding

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pressure casting

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sand

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sand-cast

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solidification

Expert is experienced in the area of manufacturing methods and systems, product design, and product development. This includes product design for assembly, product design for manufacturability, automated machine design, and factory automation and integration. He has been involved in a multitude of design problems and projects, including computer hardware, defense system hardware, racing engines, aircraft hardware, and cost effective casting design. He has designed and installed custom automatic equipment for metal foundries. He has operated several metal casting and machining facilities profitably, through agressive periods of growth.
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design for manufacturability

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design for manufacture and assembly

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electromagnetic casting

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manufacturing automation

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manufacturing systems analysis

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new product development

Expert has extensive professional and practical experience encompassing management team building, and has operated various manufacturing facilities as Predident or President & CEO for over twenty years. In this capacity he has been involved with finance, marketing and sales, labor and union negotiations, and plant design, and automation. His expertise also includes preparingand evaluation of marketing studies and acquisition material.
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industrial plant design

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team building

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factory automation

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business management

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management

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management decision-making

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marketing

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operations management

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plant operations management

Expert had the opportunity to participate on Pace Industries' acquisition team ($550 MM sales) while running their west coast operations. This activity (with the company chairman, the CFO and the COO) consisted of technical liaison, with direct responsibility to evaluate and report on plant and equipment, casting methodology, production and assembly methods, equipment capacity, status and maintenance, and customer-service capability and capacity. Opportunities across the USA as well as worldwide (Pacific Rim, Taiwan, mainland China, and Mexico) were investigated.
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acquisition

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foundry machine

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foundry tech


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California;  San Diego, California;  Long Beach, California;  Santa Ana, California;  Anaheim, California;  Riverside, California;  Glendale, California;  Huntington Beach, California;  San Bernardino, California;  and Chula Vista, California.

Often requested
with this expert:

Aluminum Alloys
Aluminum Die Casting Operations, Metal Cleanliness & Die...
Die Casting Machinery, Die Cast Trim Presses, Die Casting...
Metallurgical Engineering, Materials Processing, Materials...

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1992   MBA   Business Administration   University of Southern California  
1974   LLB   Business Law   LaSalle University, Chicago  
1970   BS   Engineering   University of British Columbia  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2002 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Administration

 

President and CEO

 

Expert has total P&L responsibility for a $20 MM revenue job shop die caster; machining and assembly, commercial and aerospace parts;180,000 sq.ft.

1996 to 2002

 

Pace Industries

 

Administration

 

President, General Manager

 

He had complete manufacturing and P&L responsibility for the West Coast; he was on the aquisition team as technical liason with the COB, CFO, and COO and investigated China, Mexico, and U.S. for opportunities

1989 to 1996

 

Xite, Inc.

 


 

President and CEO

 

He provided casting design and consulting services to automotive and jobbing facilities. He worked in production line analysis, assembly techniques, safety, and human resources. His customer base included Sunbeam, Honda, Chrysler, and CMI International.

1985 to 1989

 

V & W Castings

 


 

President and CEO

 

He was owner and manager of a $23 MM sand and pm casting facility providing engineering and cast and machined parts to the commercial aircraft and aerospace industry.

1984 to 1989

 

VNW International

 


 

Chairman of the Board

 

This was a mega production casting and machining operations located in California, Taiwan, and mainland China.

1980 to 1984

 

Metal Products Group

 


 

President and CEO/Chairman

 

He had complete P&L responsibility for a multi-plant facility; $50 million in sales.

1979 to 1980

 

Metal Products Group

 


 

Executive Vice President

 

He had total P&L responsibility for multi-plant casting operation including sand, pm, and die cast facilities.

1970 to 1979

 

Aero Alloys

 


 

President

 

He had complete P&L responsibility for the west coast's largest sand caster.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Expert currently sits on the Board of Governors of the North American Die Casting Association (NADCA) and has been a member of the American Foundrymen's Society (AFS). He also served terms as a director and the Chairman of the Cast Metals Institute. He is the current Chair of the Los Angeles chapter of NADCA.

Professional Appointments

He has been or is: Chairman, Cast Metal Institute (CMI); Director, Cast Metal Institute (CMI); Chairman, L.A. chapter of NADCA; member, board of Governors (NADCA); Director, Gallagher Captive Insurance Inc.

Awards/Recognition

He was given the Cast Metals Institute award for outstanding contributions.


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert has worked continuously with The Boeing Company on the JDAM missile program to assure process improvement and a consistent quality level.
  • He helped develop, prototype, and complete the manufacture of a next generation missile program (cast and machined parts) with Boeing St. Louis engineering.
  • Expert resolved an in-plant production training problem with the development and use of dual screen digitally-recorded realtime X-ray to assure accuracy of on-floor inspection.
  • He solved the problem of missing operations in a production line with the development of 100% check fixturing that allowed inspection without slowing down the line.
  • Expert worked on alloy selection/change to aid a supplier with a corrosion and properties problem on sand casting.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in metal straightening for consulting on housing porosity.
  • Expert for consulting on Aluminum die cast.
  • Aluminum investment casting expert for consulting on aluminum investment casting , gating & pouring.
  • Aluminum casting metallurgy expert for consulting on aluminum casting troubleshooting.
  • Expert for consulting on High power arc lamp power supply design consultation.
  • Welding expert to recommend welding procedures for aluminum bus in a high voltage substation..
  • Expert in permanent mold design for consulting on aluminum castings.
  • Expert in intota for consulting on Aluminum Die Cast process.
  • Expert in Aluminum Alloy Properties to assist with materials and process questions.
  • Expert in surface finishing consult for consulting on Aluminum die cast consumer product.
  • Die casting expert on riser tubes for low-pressure aluminum die casting and fiber lasers.
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:
Expert was retained by a defendant as an expert witness in a worker's compensation case to advise on standard safety procedures in a die casting operation.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in ITC for consulting on ITC trade secrets case.
  • Expert in aluminum for consulting on die casting litigation.
  • Expert in hydraulic fluids for consulting on litigation involving die casting fluids containing PCB's prior to 1972.
  • Expert in 721787 for consulting on Low Pressure Die Casting Machine.
  • Expert in ISO expert witness On Aluminum Casting Technologies.
  • Expert satley north carolina dr. aluminum for consulting on expert witness for plaintiff in federal court i Ga.
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
1985 to 2005   Taiwan and China   Expert did site investigation, design and placement of tooling, die castings, and machined products in Taiwan and mainland China.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language  
English  

Market Research:
As president and/or owner, he has spent an entire career selling/marketing. As an example, he was involved in the multi-million dollar sale of engineering service and production facilities for the design of the current hardware used by The Boeing Company for their most successful business unit (military applications).

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

He presented seminars on casting and the solidification of aluminum as well as design of cast products for the Cast Metals Institute (the educational arm of the American Foundryman's Association).

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has substantial experience in the selection of the casting process and coating preparation of the same for liquid and powder painting, anodizing, etc. He worked on machining problems (dimensional stability, finish) and assembly problems (fits, methods) through contacts made through Teltech and others.

Other Skills and Services

Expert designed, supervised buildup, and deployed a test system to separate plastics (PVC, P.E., mylars, copper, etc.) in a hazardous waste superfund site for AT&T in Hometown, PA. The result was obtained successfully: production of black-plastic garden pots.


 

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