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 Expert  723451

Expert in Minerals Preparation for Iron and Steel incl. DRI, Agglomeration and Project Development

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Oregon (OR)
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Direct reduced iron is the solid state conversion of iron oxide to metallic iron. Expert has been involved in the field of direct reduced iron since 1969 with the commissioning of the first Midrex DR commercial plant operation participating in final construction, preoperational engineering, commissioning and plant operations management on the next plants to be built worldwide. He also has participated in other DR processes development, such as; HYL, Corex, ACCAR, SLRN, KRUPP, FIOR, Iron-Carbide, Midrex RHF, MR&E RHF, INCO RHF, ZIA RHF and project implementation in the same manner and performed consulting services on those processes selection and operational evaluation. Expert has also conducted developmental studies on minerals preparation for direct reduction and steel making with DRI, has patented new technologies in direct reducton, holds patents in direct reduction and materials waste recovery and use and agglomeration technologies and direct steel making. He has also served as a corporate executive in worldwide operations and project and plant management and construction, training and commissioning in these areas and has been responsible for corporate technology transfer development and licensing and legal affairs for construction and operational licenses of technology in the DR field. From project inception, selecting technology or discussing existing uses, his technological base in the field is unsurpassed.

direct reduced iron

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Portland, Oregon;  Eugene, Oregon;  Salem, Oregon;  Gresham, Oregon;  Beaverton, Oregon;  Hillsboro, Oregon;  Springfield, Oregon;  Bend, Oregon;  and Vancouver, Washington.

Often requested
with this expert:

Steel and Iron Casting Processes, Foundry Consulting,...
Hydrometallurgy, Pyrometallurgy, and Extraction and...
Steel Plant Equipment: Design, Installation, Commissioning,...
Reactive Metals

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1967   n/a   metallurgical engineering/chemical engineering   Southern Conn. State, Mitchell Junior College, Univesity of Conn.  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1985 to








1969 to 1985


Midrex Corporation


Licensing, field service, customer services, construction, operations, plant mgmt, project mgmt




manager, field operations, construction, operations/commissioning, technology development in the field of minerals preparation for steel making, including direct reduction of iron, briquetting, pelletising, agglomeration technologies.

1969 to 1974


Midland Ross Corporation


Midland Ross International


International plant operations and construction manager


International plant and construction manager

1975 to 1978


Allis Chalmers Corp.


Reduction Systems Division


General Manager


General Manager Sudbury Metals, General Manager Internatioanl marketing and sales

1967 to 1969


Untied Aircraft


Pratt and Whitney Division


Quality control engineer


production and Testing house QC engineer

1965 to 1966


General Dynamics


Electric Boat Division


project engineer/shipfitting


project cost control engineering, shipfitting, mill right services

Career Accomplishments:

Association for Iron and Steel Technology, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Management Association, American Society of Training and Development, American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers, Canadian Institute of Mining

Professional Appointments

President-Expert's Firm

Publications and Patents Summary

He has US patents in Agglomeration technology including; Waste recovery and recycling in steel mills, Method for direct steel making, Direct Reduction of iron oxides and has published over 10 publications with over 50 internal unpublished documents.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Steel Grips  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He undertook a position as on-site Project Director, in India, for Krudremukh Iron Ore Company, a government of India company, the modifications, construction and commissioning of an iron ore shaft furnace pelletising plant with only support of local untrained personnel, handling all aspects of engineering, design and project activities.
  • He took on the responsibilities of Project Director for India affairs in project development of introducing iron ore pelletising technology and rotary hearth direct reduction technology for iron ore, including all licensing and technology transfer, project feasability studies, proposals, basic engineering and marketing, establishing presence in India and concluding the project engineering, design, construction and local project activities.
  • He has developed application of technology in the field of iron ore minerals preparation for waste recovery of mill waste for C. Goode enterprises, including methods for waste recovery and essential processes for commercialization and use, both for the US and Australian industries.
  • he has developed methods and processes for use of stainless steelmaking using coal and as-mined nickel laterites, an ongoing investigation, in the US.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Direct reduced iron expert for consulting on DRI plant feasibility study.
  • Steel boiler expert for consulting on cupola liner structure failures.
  • Expert for consulting on looking for engineering for steel mini mill plant.
  • Iron ore expert for consulting on Request for consultation services of Iron Ore .
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 acted as expert witness in definition of project completion and evaluation of $1.2 billion steel complex with the international arbitration court. He acted as expert witness in project feasability study evaluation for Indonesian government study. He acted as an expert witness in plant industrial accident fatality cases in Germany and Canada evaluating process and equipment operations and safety issues and manuals. He evaluated Bopal, India incident reports, operations instructions and plant training.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in steel industry for consulting on International assignment.
  • Expert for consulting on Blast Furnace.
  • Expert in process engineering for consulting on the operation of an inert gas generator, preferably for use in a hot briquette iron plant.
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
1994 to 2001   India   He was on assignment to India as Project Director, responsible for design, engineering, project administration, equipment sourcing and purchasing, construction and commissioning and coordination of client's responsibilities for shaft furnace iron ore pelletising projects. He also developed international markets for new technology in steel making and minerals preparation technology for steel making, such as direct reduction of iron ore, including licensing and technology transfer, engineering services and project management.
1985 to 1994   worldwide   He acted as a consultant to international clients in developing new markets in the minerals processing field and training clients in methodology of business development in the international market place. This included as well evaluating project viability, development of feasability and bankable studies, technical evaluation of processes and equipment in fields from mining of minerals to application of processes, environmental sustainability. The methodology also included developing markets for products and developing evaluations for representation to clients.
1978 to 1985   worldwide   He was responsible for developing the international licensing/patent programs and aftermarket customer marketing programs, including customer services, field engineering and construction, plant operations analysis and statistics, new technology development areas for expanding corporate presence worldwide. He and his divisions developed aftermarket sales to 30 plus million $ per year income. These projects covered areas of customer support in 72 countries with major projects in 25 countries.
1976 to 1978   worldwide   He was responsible for international sales and marketing of new technology in minerals preparation for steel making and evaluation of minerals application to the new technology, traveling worldwide and securing projects in India and south Africa.
1971 to 1975   Germany, Canada   He was responsible for final construction, preoperational engineering, commissioning and plant operations management for minerals preparation, direct reduction of iron ore, pelletising of iron ore, agglomeration technologies and briquetting of iron ore in new technologies. He also operated and commissioned test facilities for these areas.

Market Research:
he has been responsible for worldwide marketing and sales of minerals processing and technologies. He has also held executive positions in worldwide patent and licensing development. And he has held executive corporate postions in international marketing and sales development.

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:

He has developed and delivered over 50 seminars and training programs for international and domestic clients in project management, construction, plant operations and safety and maintenance in the fields of direct reduction of iron oxides, iron ore pelletising, briquetting and agglomeration technologies, mining strategies, customer services, plant operations management, design and engineering considerations in those fields.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has been responsible for total selection of complete equipment and services for minerals processing plants and petrochemical process plants with the full technical background and experience of the processes in projects worldwide.

Other Skills and Services

he has developed and patented new technologies in Direct Steelmaking, Steel Mill Waste Recovery and Sustainability in Minerals Use, Recycle of Water in Steel Mill Processes, Burden Feeder Use in Moving Beds of Solids to Eliminate Moving Bed Choking.


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