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 Expert  722562

Expert in Medical Packaging: Project Management, Design, Validation, Equipment

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

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

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Expert is a certified packaging professional with over 20 years experience providing packaging engineering services to the biotechnology and medical device industries. These services include package and labeling development, packaging equipment selection and validation, and package materials and systems performance testing. Expert holds a BS in Packaging from Michigan State University, an MA in Industrial Technology from San Jose State University, and is a PhD candidate in Packaging at Michigan State. He currently teaches the Pharmaceutical, Medical, and Cosmetics Packaging class. Expert is also a two-time winner of both the Ameristar and Packaging Design Council national package design awards.

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California;  San Francisco, California;  Sacramento, California;  Oakland, California;  Stockton, California;  Fremont, California;  Modesto, California;  Salinas, California;  Santa Rosa, California;  and Hayward, California.

Often requested
with this expert:

Packaging Design, Development, and Testing
Medical Products Packaging: FDA Package Validation,...
Package Development and Testing
Food Packaging, Retail Products Packaging, Foodservice...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1993   MA   Industrial Technology   San Jose State University   Epsilon Pi Tau Honors
1986   BS   Packaging   Michigan State University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

2002 to






Provide medical packaging consulting services including design, validation, and equipment selection. Focused primarily on the SF Bay Area.

1998 to 2002


Inhale Therapeutic Systems


Senior Packaging Engineer


Designed and developed commercial product packaging for drug and device products. Managed all packaging related partner interactions and projects.

1995 to 1998


Norian Corporation


Packaging/Manufacturing Engineer


Established function and managed all aspects of package design and package processing. Responsible for labeling design, content, and compliance for worldwide customers. Developed packaging vendor sources and managed all external development activities.

1992 to 1996


Target Therapeutics/Boston Scientific


Packaging Engineer


Established and coordinated the packaging function for a $100 million medical device company. Responsible for management of all aspects of packaging and labeling from request and conception to material acquisition and implementation. Interfaced with and advised all departments on packaging related issues.

1987 to 1992


Unisys Corporation


Packaging Engineer


Responsible for the design and testing of packages for desktop computers and electronic components. Managed packaging projects for new products, off-site plants, and OEMs. Worked hands-on in the dynamics lab performing all phases of package testing.

Career Accomplishments:



Certified Packaging Professional (CPP)

Professional Appointments

PIAC Member - San Jose State


2 time Ameristar winner

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Label design and printing systems.
  • Pouch/Tray development and equipment validation
  • Package development and testing
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in Packaging with material background.
  • Packaging expert for consulting on IATA 650 packaging regulation issues.
  • Packaging design expert for consulting on device/drug combination product packaging design with polyer experience.
  • Expert in packaging to consult on medical device package design, processing and testing.
  • Packaging validation expert for consulting on document.
  • Expert in medical device packaging for consulting on medical device pouch integrity.
  • Medical device packaging expert for consulting on medical device packaging.
  • Expert in medical device packaging design for consulting on Active Implantable medical device package design.
  • Expert in packaging design for consulting on a medical package for surgical sutures.
  • Expert in Primary packaging and syringes to consult on packaging development.
  • Expert in medical product packaging for consulting on Flexible Medical Packaging.
  • USPS packaging expert needed for consulting on modifying existing packaging concepts to become USPS compliant.
  • Heat sealing expert for consulting on heat sealing cord blood final product package.
  • Expert in medical packaging design for consulting on Medical catheters, tray packaging design.
  • Expert in trade secrets dietary supplement formulas for consulting on labeling requirements for functional drinks and dietary supplements.
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:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Medical packaging expert for consulting on bottle design and sterility.
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:
Conducted targeted packaging prototype focus groups

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:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Experience with most medical packaging suppliers: pouches, trays, cartons, etc.

Other Skills and Services

Instructor - San Jose State University


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