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 Expert  724001

Expert in Strategic Consulting, Project Management, Process Development and Sanitary Tissue

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has led and consulted in business development for national consumer brands, engineering and strategic consulting services, and for entrepreneurial new consumer products. He has also worked with inventors in bringing their products to the marketplace.

business development

Expert as led the process developement, engineering and construction activities for a Fortune 50 consumer products company. He started up and led the operations of a 350 person, nationwide engineering and consulting firm. He has provided strategic consulting in expansion, acquisition, divestiture for these companies.

business management

Expert led the commercialization of a fundamental through-air-drying tissue process, as well as multiple technical innovations. He led commericalization of an innovative food (cookie) product on a fast timeline.

He has consulted with a major food company on the personality factors that promote more rapid innovation and commercialization, based on Myers-Briggs personality types.



Expert has worked much of his career in the confidential tissue and consumer products business and has participated in the legal collection of competitive directions.

competitive intelligence

Expert led the process development of a food process, taking it from 27% efficiency to 95% efficiency, while concurrently leading the design and construction of the national plant costing $175 million.

concurrent engineering

Expert has facilitated the corporate strategic planning of a consumer products category team that resulted in successful pricing and product implementation plans. He is capable of training teams to share their data to develop an aligned plan for discussion with senior management.

corporate strategic planning

Expert has worked with product development and process development teams to develop new concepts for testing and implementation. He has continued the process to develop an introduction strategy for the business.


Expert has led teams to develop new concepts for products and/or manufacturing to make significant improvements in operating or construction costs.


Expert has worked with new product development groups to mesh new technology with consumer product ideas. This has been taken from concept through process development to commercialization in the paper products business, the food products business and the pulping business.

new consumer product development


new product development

Expert has led the devlopment of technology portfolios for the paper products business, evaluating the market size and profit potential of each and including them into a strateic plan for the business. This plan was shared with senior management and implemented successfully to increase the profit of the segment.

new technology business value measurement

Expert's primary experience is in the through air dried tissue paper making business. He has experience with all creped through air dry paper making processes, and facilitated the licensing of one of the processes for a paper machine vendor.

paper industry

Expert has led the design and installation of several sanitary tissue paper machines, and in the process has evaluated several papermaking process options throughout the process.


Expert has led the fast-tracking of a converted tissue product and an innovative food product, both of which were produced at required production quantities, quality and rate within 9 months of the start date.

product development cycle time

Expert led the development of a 5-gate project management process, starting with ideation, and ending with verification of the process at rate. This process received the client company's Gold Key Award for the the impact it had on their capital implementation approach.

stage gate process

Expert has facilitated complete business teams, from product development through engineering, manufacturing, sales and distribution in a strategic planning process that develops alignment in approach and results in a plan that all disciplines support.

strategic planning

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

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1970   BSME   Mechanical Engineering   University of Illinois   Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Sigma, Outstanding Senior
1972   None   MBA Courses   Xavier University   Completed areas of interest

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1998 to




Strategic Consulting & Project Management




Leads business development and client interface, networking with other consultants, as required, to accomplish the task.

1988 to 1998


Industra, Inc


Strategic Planning & Project Management


Sr. Vice President


Led operations of three US offices and the Strategic Consulting business with a focus on Sanitary Tissue

1970 to 1988


The Procter & Gamble Company


Paper Products


Director of Engineering


Led Bounty Towel Business, as well as responsible for process developemnt, engineering and construction for Charmin, Puffs, Attends and Alwaysbusinesses.

Career Accomplishments:

Mechanical Engineering Advisory Board, University of Illinois; Past TAPPI member

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Instituted a Project Management approach that leveraged vendor engineering and saved over 40% on a paper engineering job originally estimated at $200 million
  • Supported an Italian company's licensing of a technology that successfully started up in a new, $70 million plant in the states
  • Performed due diligence on a $1.2 billion pulp and paper business acquisition
  • Trained engineers in mutlivariable experimentation and cause and effect process diagramming to bring process efficiencies from 27% to 95%.
  • Developed options analyses and cash flows to help a Fortune 100 company decide on plant siting.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Paper production expert for consulting on manufacturing tissue paper from virgin pulp and waste paper.
  • Expert in New Product Ideation and Innovation.
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:
Depositions on two cases that were settled out of court. The first was a Fortune 200 Cookie suit settled for $400,000,000. The second was a services disagreement settled for $400,000. Both were state courts
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Intota expert needed for consulting on copyright infringement of a tissue manufacturing plant technical drawings.
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
2005 to 2006   China   Led the evaluation of Chinese manufacturing options for a European firm
1997 to 1999   England   Led the design, construction and startup of state of the art tissue machine design in Manchester, England
1980 to 1982   Japan   Led the design, construction and startup of a Pampers plant in Akashi, Japan

Market Research:
Led the Bounty business, brought numerous products to market. Started up new engineering company in the northwest US with operations and sales responsibilities. Grew to over 300 engineers at its peak.

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:

Project management training for leading paper producer received their Gold Key award for Suppliers. Turnkey training for Owner saved 0ver $30,000,000.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Know all vendors in Tissue industry, and have contacts in China for new process and equipment development at low costs.

Other Skills and Services

Currently focusing on new ventures, company startups, etc.


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