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 Expert  723189

Expert in Tool & Die Industry, Sheet Metal Stamping Dies, including Management, Process, Estimating & Tryout

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Michigan (MI)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has over 30 years of experience in the tool and die field. He can identify critical-path necessary to complete problem areas in all types of sheet metal stamping dies. He has vast experience in project management and cost estimation as well as cost control and reduction. He can also review the entire design process from start to finish.

change order cost estimation


cost analysis


cost control


cost engineering


cost estimation


cost evaluation


cost reduction


design cost control estimation


design engineering


design for cost


design for manufacturability


design process


design review


engineering design




process modification


project cost control


project cost engineering


project cost estimation


redesign process


tool and die industry

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Detroit, Michigan;  Warren, Michigan;  Flint, Michigan;  Sterling Heights, Michigan;  Lansing, Michigan;  Ann Arbor, Michigan;  Livonia, Michigan;  Dearborn, Michigan;  Cleveland, Ohio;  and Toledo, Ohio.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1959   Courses in   General   East Detroit High School  
1963   Courses in   Die theory,design, and management   Various  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1987 to




Vice President


Die Technical Suport

1976 to 1987


Zacova Tool & Die Inc.


President / CEO


Directed over 220,000 man-hours annually in die design,die estimating, build,tryout and buy-off.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Managed Juklin Tool & Die for 6 months. Took it froma $500,000 loss to a $500,000 gain.
  • Co-founder and CEO of Zacova Tool & Die. Took it from(0) sales to $18,000,000 in sales in 11 years.
  • Worked with Benteler Engineers to resolve a no makecondition on a front lower control-arm.
  • Worked with Dana Engineers to resolve a no makecondition on a shock tower.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Shallow Drawn Titanium Enclosure.
  • Find expert for consulting on Cost Control.
  • Die expert for consulting on automotive stamping die problem.
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:
  • Tool and die expert witnesses michigan for consulting on tool and die.
  • Expert for consulting on die design 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.


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