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 Expert  721829

Expert in Advancing Fastening Design and Application Engineering, Fastener Inventory and Buying Management

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Arizona (AZ)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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Expert has had vast experience in a wide variety of fastener settings and applications. He has worked with fastener manufacturers, fastener distributors and numerous purchasing agents/buyers, as well as design and application engineers at the OEM level. Besides his consulting experience, Expert now publishes the two leading trade magazines for the fastener industry. The American Fastener Journal covers the entire fastener market while Fastening magazine promotes the advancement of fastening design and application engineering. His weekly Fastener Report informs his circulation on a weekly basis of all the industry news releases. Expert understands that "Content is King," when discussing Internet Web sites.

The annual Expert Fastener Trend Report is a guideline used by many to direct their company in the coming months and years. Additionally, seven books and directories have been published to help locate, identify and source industrial fasteners. His Fastener Study Guide has been a stable used to teach beginners to identify and get a basic understanding of fasteners.

Purchasing, marketing and sales are strong areas of expertise with Mike, but he loves "problem application solving" also. Expert states, "If I don't know the answer, I know where to go to find the answers." He has the sources, resources, know-how and the connections from his more than 40 years experience in the industrial fastener market.


mechanical joining


design for assembly


design for manufacture and assembly


high volume, low cost product assembly


inventory control


just-in-time inventory


metal joining


new product development


physical connecting


fastener manufacturing


fastening bolt


fastening lock


fastening nut


industrial fastener


mechanical fastener


mechanical fastener code


mechanical fastener standard


metal fastener


threaded fastener


threaded fastener engineering


threaded fastener failure analysis


threaded fastener manufacturing


threaded fastener reliability


threaded fastener testing


threaded fastener tightening


mechanically fastened joint

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Phoenix, Arizona;  Mesa, Arizona;  Glendale, Arizona;  Scottsdale, Arizona;  Chandler, Arizona;  Tempe, Arizona;  Gilbert, Arizona;  Peoria, Arizona;  and Flagstaff, Arizona.

Often requested
with this expert:

Fastener Engineering, Fastener Failure Analysis, Fastener...
Fastener Engineering
Fasteners, Latching mechanisms, structures, aircraft...
Threaded Fasteners Reliability

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1971   BS   Business Administration   Franklin University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1979 to






Expert is responsible for the publishing of two magazines, two national trade shows, the weekly Fastener Report and their internet businesses. He consults within industry and as an advisor to the fastener industry.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the Bolting Technology Council.

Professional Appointments

He is the publisher of Fastening Magazine. Expert is also the consulting editor of the American Fastener Journal.


Expert was inducted into the National Fastener Industry Hall of Fame 1994.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has written seven books and reference guides. He presently continues to write on two additional books. Expert publishes Fastening Magazine and is consulting editor for the American Fastener Journal along with producing the weekly Fastener Report.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - American Fastener Journal  
 - Fastening  
 - Expert  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1968 to 1968   U.S. Navy   Fastener Supply   Expert directed the purchasing activities of industrial fasteners for the Fighter Squadron VF102. This was accomplished by the new purchasing system he developed to improve delivery time and receive the correct fasteners to keep the squadron combat ready. The procedure was used by other squadrons to also improve their purchasing.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert has completed several on-site consulting jobs involving new product development and introductions.
  • Much of Expert's on-site work has been in the areas of product development and fastener application along with redesigning the purchasing source selection and procedures.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on hand tool market and threaded fastener removal.
  • Expert for consulting on UNJ threadform tensile stress area.
  • Intota expert 722457 for consulting on Threaded Fastener Failure Consultation.
  • Expert for consulting on fea analysis.
  • Fastening expert for consulting on Product Development.
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 been an expert witness for depositions in multiple trials.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in fasteners & brackets to opine on why cable came loose from door frame.
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:
Expert has vast marketing experience in the fastener industry. He has collected these experiences from working in the industry for over 35 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:

He produced the Industrial Fastener Slide Training Program and wrote the Indusrial Fastener Study Guide. He is presently working on an on-line training program to certify industrial fastener specialists.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

In the course of his career, Expert has visited over 200 fastener manufacturers around the world. He has lead factory tours of fastener manufacturers. Additionally, he wrote The American Fastener Source Guide which lead to the production of the Web site. The site is America's leading reference for locating fastener sources.


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