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 Expert  722803

Expert in Printing Plant Layout, Facility Expansion, Materials Handling and Productivity Improvements


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

North Carolina (NC)
USA
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has over 40 years' experience in all phases of bindery and finishing operations including paperback and hardback book binding. That experience is primarily in equipment layout for ideal workflow, materials handling, and efficient productivity.

Expert's 40+ years in printing has been primarily in lithography (offset) operations. That experience is primarily in equipment layout for ideal workflow, efficient materials handling and waste reduction. He is also very qualified to analyze printing operations for productivity improvements.

Expert has worked with small to large packaging printers. His primary expertise is in equipment layout to provide ideal workflow, efficient materials handling, and waste reduction. He is also very qualified to recommend operational improvements to increase productivity.

Expert has worked with all sizes of flexo printers including paperboard printers. His expertise is primarily in equipment layout for ideal workflow, efficient materials handling, and waste reduction. He is also very qualified to recommend improvements in operations to reduce costs.

Expert has worked with small and large paperboard offset printers in laying out equipment to provide ideal workflow, efficient materials handling, and waste reduction. He is also very qualified in analyzing operations to recommend improvements to reduce costs.

Expert has worked with small to large screen printers in arranging equipment for new plant operations and rearranging existing plants to provide the best possible workflow, efficient materials handling, and waste reduction. He is also very qualified in analyzing operations to recommend improvements to reduce costs.

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book binding

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graphic-arts lithography

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offset printing

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packaging printing

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paperboard flexographic printing

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paperboard offset printing

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screen printing


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Raleigh, North Carolina;  Greensboro, North Carolina;  Durham, North Carolina;  Winston Salem, North Carolina;  Fayetteville, North Carolina;  Cary, North Carolina;  High Point, North Carolina;  Greenville, North Carolina;  Concord, North Carolina;  and Lynchburg, Virginia.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1953   B.S.M.E.   Industrial Engineering   Purdue University  
1971   M.B.A.   Management   Ohio State University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1989 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

President

 

Expert provides engineering services to printers that are expanding, or need help in waste reduction, materials handling and storage, and productivity.

1977 to 1989

 

Graphic Arts Technical Foundation

 


 

Director, Technical Services

 

He managed up to 12 consultants that provided technical services to the Foundation's members.

1973 to 1977

 

Bright of America

 


 

V.P. of Operations

 

Expert was responsible for all manufacturing and distribution operations for a $12 million printing and manufacturing firm.

1972 to 1973

 

Western Publishing

 

Racine, WI

 

Director of Research & Development

 

He provided engineering services for an eight-plant, $100+ million printing corporation.

1971 to 1972

 

National Graphics

 


 

Director of Research & Development

 

Expert provided engineering services for a $12 million printer.

1965 to 1971

 

American Education Publications

 

Columbus, OH

 

Industrial Engineering Manager

 

He managed industrial engineers and capital budget accountants for a $25 million printing division of Xerox.

1961 to 1965

 

McCall Corporation

 

Dayton, OH

 

Industrial Engineer, Assistant Maintenance Manager, Assistant Mailing Manager

 

Expert performed various duties for the world's largest printing plant.

1959 to 1961

 

American Machine & Foundry

 

International

 

Engineer

 

He coordinated the installation of bowling centers internationally.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

AIIE, NAPL, PIA/GATF

Licenses/Certifications

He is a licensed Professional Industrial Engineer.

Professional Appointments

Chair of the GATF'S Society of Fellows, Chair of NAPL's Nonpareil Society and Chair of AIIE's Society of Fellows

Awards/Recognition

He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Industrial Engineers, a Fellow of the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation and a member of NAPL/R & E Council's Nonpareil society


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Expert authored two books for the printing industry and over 25 articles for printing industry journals.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Graphic Arts Technical Foundation  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2000 to 2000   General Accounting Office   Consultant   Expert provided area analysis of all activities with recommendations for consolidations.
1999 to 1999   General Accounting Office   Consultant   He conducted a storage area analysis and provided recommendations.
1999 to 1999   General Accounting Office   Consultant   Expert provided recommendations for relocating an in-house printing operation.
1997 to 1998   Department of State   Consultant   He provided recommendations for relocating an in-house printing operation.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert prepared an area analysis of all existing operations and then expanded those area needs to accommodate a printer's expansion plans. (If a new facility, provide for the ideal workflow in department and equipment layout, and if into an existing building, providing the best workflow within the facility confines.) He provided detailed equipment and storage facility layouts.
  • He reviewed all materials handling and storage equipment, and areas and operations. He recommended new layouts, equipment, and methods to improve those operations.
  • Expert analyzed all waste paper as to source and quantity. He provided recommendations to reduce waste and to improve methods of collecting, sorting, and disposing of waste.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert on Facility layout - process improvement.
  • Aerodynamics expert for consulting on inserter binding application for magazine production.
  • Expert in polytype dry offset repair services industrial dry offset machines for consulting on Off Set Printing Machine.
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 an expert witness for a supplier against a printer in Houston, Texas in 1990-91. He was also an expert witness for a printer against a supplier in Memphis, Tennessee in 2000.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in printing press repair for consulting on necessity of service and materials for repair of high-end printing press equipment.
  • Expert in warehouse layout safety with respect to forklift traffic.
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
1981 to 1987   Saudia Arabia   Expert specified and designed layout of all equipment for the Royal Saudi Air Force Publication Facility.
1992 to 1992   Capetown, South Africa   He did equipment and storage layout planning for relocating Capetown's largest printer into larger facilities.
1994 to 1994   Lima, Peru   Expert did equipment and storage layout planning for relocating Peru's largest printer into larger facilities.
1993 to 1993   Santo Odomingo,DR   He did all layout planning of a new facility for the largest carton printer in the Dominican Republic.
2004 to   Mexico City, Mexico   Expert performed layout planning for additional equipment and consolidation of three plants into two.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

He developed a three-day seminar on printing plant expansion and conducted 20 classes for over 400 printing executives. He conducted over 25 half- to full-day seminars on layout, waste reduction, and materials handling for printing industries associations.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has constantly searched for and recommended vendors to printers that would improve their operations.


 

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