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 Expert  723101

Expert in High Volume Metal Stampings and Progressive Die Troubleshooting.

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Texas (TX)
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He has during most of a long career been intimately involved in the setup, running, troubleshooting, and designing of progressive dies. From 1994 to 2002 he owned and ran a plant in Monterrey, Mexico, that produced high quality progressive and other types of dies.

Troubleshooting is a particular strength and he ranks himself perhaps in the 95th percentile range of skills in solving problems with progressive die design and production.


progressive die



He has, in his career in the metal stamping industry, been involved in the stamping of soft aluminum heat sinks and harder forms of aluminum also. These were primarily made in progressive dies in high volume.

aluminum stamping


metal stamping

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Antonio, Texas;  Austin, Texas;  Killeen, Texas;  Round Rock, Texas;  and Victoria, Texas.

Often requested
with this expert:

Metal Stamping Die & Press Work: Consulting, Training, &...
Metal Stamping, Metal Forming, Stamping Dies, Stamping Die...
Tool & Die Industry, Sheet Metal Stamping Dies, including...
Sheet Metal Fabricating, Stamping

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1962   BS   Mechanical Engineering   University of Texas at Austin  
1965   MS   Mechanical Engineering   University of Texas at Austin  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2002 to







Expert provides expertise to a variety of clients, mostly related to high volume production of sheet metal products. He has also assisted clients with interests in Mexico, having started up two plants there.

1994 to 2002


Matriz Internacional, SRL de CV



President and Owner


After starting the business from scratch, Expert was owner and in overall charge of a 25 person operation that designed and constructed Progressive Dies and other high volume dies for the metal stamping industry in Mexico. He reviewed all die designs and was in charge of sales.

1991 to 1993


Augat Automotive, Inc.


San Antonio Plant


Plant Manager


Expert was in charge of a high production automotive electronics manufacturing plant that molded and assembled connectors related to the automotive industry. The plant was a tier-one supplier to major automotive manufacturers.

1977 to 1990


Olson International and Olson Metal Products


Texas and Mexico Divisions




During this extended period, Expert served as CEO of the Texas contract metal stamping plant and supervised the startup of the new facility in Matamoros, Mexico.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He provided technical consulting services in a leading automotive oil filter production plant over a two year period to bring their metal stamping practices up to world class standards. This involved reviewing die design problems and recommending changes and new designs where indicated. It also involved an assessment of the role of poor press condition in excessive die maintenance. He also assisted in new product development on a limited basis.
  • He assisted in due diligence on the purchase of a joist manufacturing plant in Mexico, assessing HR practices and compliance. He then assisted in the transition period, translating and helping the controller convert from one accounting software system to another.
  • He advised a manufacturer of room air conditioners in moving a manufacturing operation to Mexico and helped them outsource their sheet metal production (formerly made in-house) to new metal stamping vendors.
  • He provided die design and maintenance training to die maintenance and die setup personnel in Spanish to two companies in Mexico using detailed photographs of dies, showing good and bad practices.
  • He analyzed and helped solve technical start-up problems on a complex new consumer product that involved metal stamping expertise in China.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Die Stamping.
  • Progressive stamping expert for consulting on Issue with die sourced to supplier.
  • Expert in progressive metal stamping in Mexico for consulting on high speed stamping manufacturer.
  • Expert in steel stamping problems for consulting on troubleshooting stamping process start-up.
  • Lighting equipment expert for consulting on equipment selection and process design.
  • Expert for consulting on Feseability desing for Progressive Die
  • Expert for consulting on Plant with tool design issues and daily crashes in stamping department.
  • Expert for consulting on Deep Draw Die Design.
  • Expert in stamping presses to assist with new equipment selection.
  • Expert in high volume stamping for consulting on Blanking.
  • Die expert for consulting on automotive stamping die problem.
  • Expert in aluminum stamping requirements for consulting on the manufacturability of a new beverage container.
  • Expert in progressive stamping die for consulting on progressive and deep draw stamping.
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:
He has served as an expert witness in court on the topic of metal stamping tooling.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in hydraulic press machinery to evaluate overall functioning of machine and tooling of machine for litigation case.
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
to 2004   Mexico   He is fluent in Spanish and this skill in combination with expertise in high production metal stamping tooling is rare. He lived in Mexico for over 8 years, becoming intimately knowledgeable in the ways of Mexican manufacturing and customs. He performed extensive technical training in Spanish in various plants. He has been in charge of two new plant startups in Mexico and assisted in a third.
to 2005   Canada   He was involved in an automotive stamping project involving oversight of tooling design and construction in Ontario.
1971 to 1971   India   He traveled to Calcutta to supervise the loading of concrete reinforcing steel for export to the US.
1991 to 1991   Taiwan   He toured various manufacturers of personal computer chassis and brackets to learn the state of the art.
to 2006   Mexico   Assisted a US corporation in the purchase of an existing manufacturer of steel joists in Juarez.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Spanish   He is fluent in Spanish, having lived and worked in Mexico for over 8 years. He has done translating in a variety of informal settings, as well as speaking to groups in Spanish.
French   He is in his third year of French study. Has taken the equivalent of 14 hours of college French. Has basic verbal ability.

Market Research:
In the late 1980's he established a line of aftermarket products in the personal computer industry and personally brought them to market.

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:

Over a period of years he developed training in Spanish and English in the area of high production metal stamping tooling.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has assisted a client who was moving into Mexico in the acquisition of metal stamping vendors, and another who was purchasing a steel joist manufacturing plant in Mexico.

Other Skills and Services

He has had a unique combination of formal engineering training and education, followed by many years of intensive hands-on practical experience in making metal stampings and the construction of tooling. This is a combination of skills not commonly found in this industry. His language skills make his skill set even more unique.


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