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 Expert  711291

Expert in Web Development, Database Driven Wrb Applications dDvelopment, Yahoo! Stores and Ecommerce Solutions

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

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

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has spent the past 20 years in engineering of surface mount technology (SMT) and hybrid microelectronics. He has concentrated on automated assembly and design for manufacturability. He founded AMTI (The Advanced Manufacturing Technology Institute) to provide a core group with the engineering expertise to design, develop, prototype, and test products with SMT design for manufacturability strictly enforced.

surface-mount assembly


surface-mount technology

AMTI's principal business involves developing new products from schematic through printed circuit board layout, prototype production, bench testing, assistance with regulatory approvals, and engineering documentation for a smooth transfer into volume manufacturing. They concentrate on use of SMT and fine-pitch technologies to solve challenging design problems. In all of these areas, AMTI uses their combined knowledge of design for manufacturability to develop products that can be built at reasonable costs and provide robust performance.

design for assembly


design for manufacture and assembly


electronic assembled device


electronic packaging

AMTI's staff has extensive experience in electronic circuit board assembly production, both in commercial and high-reliability military and aerospace venues. Expert serves as a manufacturing consultant and has a proven track record in finding ways to improve manufacturing yields and boost efficiencies in SMT and through-hole manufacturing operations.

electronics manufacturing

AMTI has provided consulting assistance to both large and small corporations. They have improved soldering yields to world class levels for their clients. They concentrate on the problems associated with wave and IR reflow soldering of surface-mounted parts and solder screening and reflow of fine-pitched SMT.

printed circuit board soldering

AMTI's basic service is to design, layout, prototype, and test complex high-speed mixed analog and digital products.

electronic circuit design

Expert is knowledgeable of the use of HTML programming language as well as background processes such as CGI scripts, JAVA, and others to build WWW pages. Currently, he runs two personal web sites and serves as Web master for two other commercial WWW sites. Expert especially likes to work on WWW design where his knowledge of electronics manufacturing helps tell the client's story on the WWW.

hypertext markup language


World Wide Web application


World Wide Web programming

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
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.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1966   B.S.   Chemistry   Old Dominion University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1993 to





Web Developer


Expert develops Web sites and e-commerce solutions for commercial and non-profit organizations. He promotes Web sites through search engine positioning and targeted Internet promotion. He developed the Web presence for the current leader in Internet marketing of home sewing equipment.

1985 to 1997


AMTI (Advanced Manufacturing Technical Institute)



Owner, Chief Consultant


Expert founded AMTI and was the firm's Technical Director, which provided marketing research and engineering consulting to electronics manufacturers. AMTI specialized in providing electronics miniaturization assistance, including consulting, design and testing of new circuitry. With AMTI, he taught SMT and design-for-manufacturability methods for major corporations throughout the United States and around the world. AMTI consulting contributed to several dramatic corporate recoveries. Expert and his group developed Smart House wiring devices for Molex. He was granted a U.S. patent on Smart House innovations. Beginning in 1993, Expert's work became increasingly Internet-related, involving projects such as building a Web presence for electronics manufacturers, performing due-diligence analysis of product designs and manufacturing capabilities for corporate acquisitions, and benchmarking of best-manufacturing practices for SMT assembly operations.

1977 to 1985


Micro Component Technology (MCT)


Circuit Assembly Div.


Applications Engineer


Expert provided technical support and training to the field sales staff and representative organization, both in the U.S. and internationally. He also taught SMT design methods to MCT internal engineering staff to assist the company in its own deployment of the new technology.

1975 to 1977


San Fernando Electric Manufacturing Co.



Design Engineer


Expert designed automated production equipment for the manufacturing of ceramic chip capacitors.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert belongs to HTML Writers Guild and SMTA, the Surface Mount Technology Association.

Professional Appointments

He was National President of SMTA, 1985-86, Chairman of the Association's Standards Steering Committee (1984-87), and Activities Chairman for the Santa Barbara chapter of the International Society for Hybrid Microelectronics. Expert also served on the advisory and management board of the U.S. Navy Electronic Manufacturing Productivity Facility.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has numerous technical magazine articles and one book entitled, "Surface Mount Technology for PC Boards" in its third printing with Sams/Prompt Publications. He was granted a U.S. patent for innovation in heat sinking of Smart House smart receptacle box.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - U.S. Patent and Trademark Office  
 - Howard W. Sams/PROMPT Publications  

Consulting Services:
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Expert Witness:
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.

Market Research:
He has concentrated on Internet marketing. He maintains that an understanding of search engine algorithms and click-through advertising is more important to Web site commercial success than is a concentration in razzle-dazzle dynamic HTML effects.

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:

Expert has delivered numerous SMT seminars at ISHM, SMTA Symposia, and NEPCON International and Anahiem, CA. He also taught SMT design for manufacturability in the NEPCON College, and as an adjunct professor at the National Training Center for Microelectronics in Bethlehem, PA.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has been active in selecting ISPs for clients and in evaluating Web marketing opportunities.

Other Skills and Services

Expert is a competent computer artist with experience using Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro and Corel suite.


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