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 Expert  722994

Expert in Quality Management Systems and Engineering Ceramics

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
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Expert has extensive experience with implementing and managing the ISO 9000 series of quality standards. He became an ISO Lead Auditor at Corning, Inc. He used his knowledge to implement and pass the ISO 9000 quality systems at Philips Components and at Cercom. He helped in the implementation of ISO standards at two small ceramic companies as a consultant. He continued to upgrade his knowledge of ISO standards by attending Internal Auditor Training courses.

Expert has been trained in all of the ISO 9000 standards starting with the 1994 series. He has participated as an internal auditor since 1990. He has developed and presented internal auditing course many times. All of the trainees became successful auditors. He has an extensive knowledge of the ISO 9000 quality management systems.

Expert has an MS in Ceramic Engineering and has worked in the ceramic industry for all of his career except for his last position. He worked as a development and process engineer for the following ceramic fields: high alumina ceramic substrates, whitewares (porcelain insulators, vitreous and non-vitreous porcelain), cerdip and multilayer ceramics, ferrites, and vacuum hot pressed products for semiconductor and armor industries. He has been responsible for the improvement of process resulting in improved yields and efficiencies. He has expertise in process controls and has implemented computerized statistical process control and data analysis.


ISO 9000 series quality system standard


ISO 9000 auditing


ceramic processing

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California;  San Diego, California;  Long Beach, California;  Santa Ana, California;  Anaheim, California;  Riverside, California;  Glendale, California;  Huntington Beach, California;  San Bernardino, California;  and Chula Vista, California.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1970   MS   Ceramic Enginering   Virginia Tech  
1968   BS   Ceramic Engineering   Alfred University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2004 to 2005


Aztec International, Inc.



Quality/Engineering Manager


Expert was responsible for implementing quality management systems and engineering function for a manufacture of parts for the engineering and construction industries.

2002 to 2003


Enhancing Quality, Inc





He was responsible for implementing quality management systems to meet ISO 9001:2000 quality standard. He performed statistics tests for new products.

1998 to 2002


Cercom, Inc.



Quality Manager / ISO Management Representative


Expert was responsible for managing the Quality Department and implement of ISO 9002 for a manufacturer of ceramic for the military and semiconductor industries. He was responsible for implementing use databases to meet ISO 9000 requirements.

1992 to 1998


Philips Components



Quality Manager/ISO Management Representative


He was responsible for the quality departments at the Saugerties and Dominican Republic facilities. He implemented the ISO 9001-1994 quality management systems.

1990 to 1992


Corning Incorporated



Senior Project Engineer, Quality Systems


Expert was responsible for implementing ISO quality systems for the diesel substrate business. He was also responsible for the implementation of SPC.

1988 to 1990


Microelectronic Packaging, Inc.




Corporate Reliability & Quality, Document Control Manager


He was responsible for managing the Quality department consisting of 60 supervisors and inspectors for a manufacturer of cerdip ceramics. He implemented quality and document control systems. He assisted in the transfer of technology to Samsung Corning in Korea.

1984 to 1998


Microelectronic Packing, Inc.


Scottsdale, AZ


Corporate Reliablity & Quality, Document Control Manager


Expert was responsible for implementing the quality system and reliability lab for a manufacturer of multi-layer ceramics.

1982 to 1984


Kyocera International, Inc.


San Diego, CA


Senior Quality Control Engineer


He was responsible for the Quality Control department for the manufacturing of Cerdip packages.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the American Society of Quality.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has two publications.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He is consulting for Aztec International, Inc., on the implementation of ISO 9001:2000 quality management systems.
  • He has assisted in the implementation of ISO 9001:2000 at Quest Technology, LP in San Diego, California.
  • Expert has assisted in the implementation of ISO 9001:2000 at Surment Corporation, Burlington, Massachusetts to meet the requirements of Applied Materials Quality System.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on ceramic mug liability.
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:
  • Expert for consulting on ISO9000.
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
2004 to 2005   Mexico   Expert worked at SMI, a division of Aztec International, as the Quality and Engineering Manager. He interacted with all levels of employees.
1992 to 1998   Dominican Republic   He traveled to the Dominican Republic to deal with customer and quality system issues.
1985 to 1990   Singapore   Expert managed the Quality and Document Control department for the MPI Singapore division. He traveled to several of the customers and suppliers in Far East.
1981 to 1982   Canada   He managed the Process Engineering Department the Niagara Falls division of Ohio Brass, a manufacturer of porcelain insulators.

Market Research:
Expert was instrumental in developing new colored glazes for semi-vitreous dishes for introduction into the marketplace. He developed leadless glazes for vitreous dinnerware which was being introduced to the hotelware product line.

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 taught courses on the following: ISO Internal Auditor, SPC, Vendor Quality, PQA 90 Auditor, Quality Leadership, and software programs (Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access).

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has been involved with selection of vendors for the ceramic, paint, rubber, and metal industries. He has performed quality system audits as part of the selection process. He has been involved in writing of purchase specifications.

Other Skills and Services

He is experienced in the use of software programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Project Management, Access, Power Point, Outlook, and Publisher; Allclear; SPC packages; and other software packages for analysis of data and presentation of data. The use of the software packages was instrumental in the implementation of the ISO standards.


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