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 Expert  723330

Expert in Packaging Development, Microwave Heating Packages and Products, Food Product Development


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Minnesota (MN)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
Expert has 20+ years of utilizing Packaging materials to innovate around active packaging in Microwave solutions or packaging materials that have O2 scavenger or UV light technology.
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active packaging material

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packaging material

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packaging material selection

Expert has 20+ years of designing corrugate for the packaging industry. He has experience with designs, coatings, and from freezer distribution to cook in and press formed solutions.
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corrugated packaging material

Expert has 20+ years of utilzing food contact packaging materials for frozen, refrigerated and shelf stable foods. He also has extensive experience utilzing flexible films for frozen foods, bars, snacks, microwave applications, etc.
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food packaging material

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package-food product interaction

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flexible packaging material

Expert has 20+ years of designing and running on high speed packaging machinery for frozen, refrigerated and shelf stable foods.
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form/fill/seal packaging machine

Expert has 20+ years of designing microwave food packages, packaging materials and products for frozen, refrigerated and shelf stable foods. He is the holder of 13 US patents in the area of microwave food packaging.
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microwavable container

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microwavable food product

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microwavable product

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microwavable snack

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microwave cooking

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microwave cookware

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microwave food package

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microwave food packaging process

Expert has 20+ years of designing microwave food packages, packaging materials and products for frozen, refrigerated and shelf stable foods. He has 13 US Patents in this area. Expert can deal with tesing in the real world with multiple varities of microwave ovens and how to statistically compare populations to see if the development fix really made a difference.
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package design

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packaging development

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packaging engineering

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packaging technology

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package cost reduction

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microwave oven testing

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microwave research and development

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microwave susceptor

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microwave susceptor film

Expert has 20+ years of utilzing food contact packaging materials for frozen, refrigerated and shelf stable foods. He has great knowledge of Packaging Materials, testing methodologies (ASTM, TAPPI)and all aspects of the packaging process.
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package testing

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packaging process

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packaging testing

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food service packaging


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Minneapolis, Minnesota;  Saint Paul, Minnesota;  Rochester, Minnesota;  Burnsville, Minnesota;  Saint Cloud, Minnesota;  Eden Prairie, Minnesota;  Minnetonka, Minnesota;  and Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Often requested
with this expert:

Food Packaging, Retail Products Packaging, Foodservice...
Microwave Heating Technology: Industrial, Ovens, Foods,...
Food Packaging, Food Safety, Food Quality, Food Additives;...
Package Development and Testing

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1988   BS   Mechanical Engineering   University of Minnesota  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2005 to

 

(Undisclosed Consulting Company)

 


 

President

 

Provide packaging engineering development and project managment for CPG, Industrial and Foodservice businesses such as Honeywell, ConAgra, Kemps, Clif Bar, Michael Foods, Malt-O-Meal, PTIS, Merlin Development, Appelton Paper, Robinette, Baker Associates, Kemin, Best Brands, Weaver, Gerber, Cargill

2003 to 2005

 

International Multifoods

 

R&D

 

Director of Packaging Development

 

Manage packaging engineering teams and projects that developed packaging for retail brands such as Pillsbury, Hungry Jack, Robin Hoo and Martha White

1997 to 2003

 

General Mills/Pillsbury

 

R&D

 

Manager of Packaging Development

 

Manage packaging engineering teams and projects that developed packaging for foodservice brands

1990 to 1997

 

ConAgra Frozen Foods

 

R&D

 

Principal Engineer

 

Lead packaging development and implementation for products such as Healthy Choice, Marie Callender and Banquet

1981 to 1990

 

Pillsbury

 

R&D

 

Packaging Engineer

 

Lead packaging development and implementation for products such as Pillsbury, Green Giant and Totino's.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

IOPP, IMPI, FPI

Licenses/Certifications

CPP, Six Sigma Green Belt

Professional Appointments

IMPI Board Secretary


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

13 US patents


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Project managment for package development for new microwave food products
  • Project lead for development of electronics packaging
  • Project Managment for new innovative packaging and market implementation
Recent Client Requests:
  • Food science expert for consulting on issues related to plastic materials coming into contact with food.
  • Expert in fire safety and forensics for consulting on the analysis of a microwave oven failure.
  • Food contract manufacturing expert for consulting on Nutritional Food Contract Manufacturing/Packaging.
  • Built in oven expert for consulting on design & development of a for household with microwave and steam technology.
  • Expert in microwave food packaging for consulting on requirements and cost constraint issues.
  • Expert in polyethylene for consulting on designing a bag to hold liquid hummingbird food.
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 in flexible packaging material for US Customs taxation case.
  • Expert in food product design for litigation involving patent infringement..
  • Expert in Patent and Product Trade Dress Litigation.
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.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Microwave for Dummies at IMPI Short Course

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience with many packaging solutions and vendor qualifications.


 

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