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 Expert  721718

Expert in Plastics: Extrusion & Flexible Packaging

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Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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Expert has applied his background in chemical engineering to film extrusion with raw material suppliers, equipment suppliers and film fabricators. His background is useful for benchmarking, product development, troubleshooting and training in most polymer film processes. He has purchased, installed and commissioned state-of-the-art singe and co-extruded lines throughout North and Souch America. He offers classroom and hand-on training programs that result in measurable productivity improvements.

cast film


bag manufacturing






film conversion


polymer film production


blown film


flexible packaging material production


polymer process machinery


film manufacturing


biaxially oriented film


polymer process tooling

Expert has applied his background in chemical engineering with raw material suppliers to design and optimize film properties for barrier applications. His completed projects include purchase, installation and commissioning of state-of-the-art co-extrusion lines throughout North and South America.

barrier film technology


film testing


packaging material selection


polymer film property


polyethylene film

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Often requested
with this expert:

Packaging Economics, Supply Chain, Benchmarking, Products,...
Package Manufacturing, Plastic/ Paper Packaging, Plastic...
Flexible Packaging Processes: Rotogravure Printing,...
Flexible Packaging Materials; Film Extrusion, Extrusion...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1984   MBA   Marketing & Finance   York University  
1977   B.Eng.   Chemical Engineering   McGill University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1995 to 2000


PW & Associates





Expert provided consulting in plastics processing, did troubleshooting of blown film and flexible packaging lines, and did training, procurement, and productivity audits. He also gave expert witness testimony.

1997 to 2000


Haremar Plastic Manufacturing Ltd.



Technical Director


He was manager of production, product development, continuous improvement, and quality control groups. He also worked in key account development, training, and procurement.

1990 to 1997


Canadian Plastics Industry Association


Information Services




He managed education programs for the Canadian plastics industry, technical library, and Information Technology systems. He provided consulting and training throughout North and South America.

1987 to 1990


Macro Engineering Co. Ltd.



Sales Manager


He managed the sales force for a major blown and cast film equipment manufacturer.

1986 to 1987


Mobil Chemical of Canada Ltd.



Technical Sales Representative


He managed the greater Toronto sales territory for BOPP films.

1984 to 1985


Imperial Oil Limited


MIS Group


Project Analyst


Expert supported mainframe computer systems for Esso Chemical Canada Ltd.

1981 to 1984


Esso Chemical Canada Ltd.


Vinyls Group


Financial Analyst


Expert provided financial analysis for the vinyls group. He performed variance analysis, budget preparation, and computer system automation.

1977 to 1981


Dow Chemical Canada Ltd.



Senior Research Engineer


Expert provided technical service and product development for polyethylene film, extrusion blow molded bottles, injection molding, and rotational molding. He was responsible for training and maintenance of the physical test laboratories in the R&D department.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of SPE, TAPPI, PEO (Professional Engineers of Ontario), AIC, (Association of Independant Consultants), and CPIA (Canadian Plastics Industry Association).


Expert is a licensed Professional Engineer.

Professional Appointments

Expert is an officer on the Society of Plastics Engineers Board of Directors - Ontario Section (current position: Treasurer, former positions: Vice-President, Secretary, Education Chair).

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has published six articles in trade journals, and a manual for a 2-day seminar ("Troubleshooting the Blown Film Process").

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Plastics in Canada Magazine  
 - Canadian Plastics Magazine  
 - Canadian Plastics Technology Showcase  
 - Plastics Business  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert has performed plant and equipment audits and benchmarking.
  • He has done business evaluation for purchase of used equipment.
  • He has provided procurement assistance for new building and equipment, both for "green field" and plant expansions.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Selection of appropriate film and supplier for a novel application.
  • Cast film extrusion expert for consulting on training and plant setup.
  • Expert in Auditing existing cast film coextrusion line polypropylene.
  • Expert for consulting on Productivity Benchmark.
  • Extrusion expert for consulting on Hot Spots and Burning products.
  • Blown film line commissioning expert for consulting on Double Bubble Blown Film Line Commissioning.
  • Plastic extrusion expert for consulting on extruding PP tubing.
  • Blown film expert for consulting on extrusion of co extruded polyethylene.
  • Extruder expert for consulting on increased production rate for food processing.
  • Expert in companies that help start up blown film extrusion process for consulting on Blown Film Extrusion.
  • PLA plastic expert for consulting on Inquiry.
  • Beverage packaging engineer and expert for consulting on a new plastic beverage design.
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 has given expert witness testimony, but must keep this information confidential to protect his clients.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Packaging expert for consulting on flexible packaging industry.
  • Expert in film and sheet extrusion, stress relaxation & annealing.
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
1995 to 1995   Brazil   Expert trained instructors in extrusion and blown film processing at SENAI in Salvador, Brazil.
1995 to 2001   U.S.A.   He presented several seminars on blown film extrusion for SPE, University of Wisconsin, and Edison Technical Services.
2000 to 2001   Saudi Arabia/Egypt/Tunisa/Morocco   He presented several seminars on blown film extrusion and hands on consulting for blown film processors on behalf of SABIC.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
French   Expert is comfortable in conversation and reading.
Hungarian   He is comfortable in conversation.

Market Research:
He increased sales for Macro Engineering by a minimum of 200% every year for four years. He developed and marketed very popular seminar programs for the CPIA for eight years.

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 developed and delivered blown film extrusion courses at the Canadian Plastics Training Centre (Toronto), SENAI (Salvador, Brazil), SABIC (Saudi Arabia), and the University of Wisconsin. He has delivered hands-on training courses on film manufacturing throughout the U.S. and Canada. The following are a few examples of his work in this area: at SPE at ANTECs, NPE, and Plastic USA, he spoke on "Troubleshooting the Blown Film Process"; at CPIA, he spoke on "Introduction to Plastics Technology," "ABC's of Buying Plastics," and "Plastics In Brief."

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has extensive experience in this area. He is familiar with almost every significantly sized extrusion, blending and converting company operating in the U.S. and Canada. He assisted several companies with the purchase, installation and commission of blown film lines ranging from baby bottle lines to geomembranes.

Other Skills and Services

Expert developed the popular Plastic Identification Kit that is available from CPIA and SPE.


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