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 Expert  724062

Expert in Plastics and Medical Device Development, Plastics Processing, Material, Tooling, Failure Analysis

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

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

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is a huge proponent of concurrent engineering practices. He has helped numerous companies by helping them implement principles of concurrent engineering which requires all the departments from marketing to manufacturing and assembly to work together right from the inception of the product.

concurrent engineering


plastic injection molding


molded plastic part


micro irrigation

Expert has worked with engineering plastics throughout his 35 years career in plastics. He has developed procedures for selecting proper engineering plastics material for a given application, optimum molding of engineering plastics, and how to tackle tough processing issues concerning these materials.

engineering thermoplastic

Expert has served as expert witness for the legal community. He has effectively communicated the findings, results, opinions, and conclusions to the legal community and to the judges and jurors. He has qualified and experienced personnel to assist him and access to the laboratories with state-of-the-art technology to present complex scientific issues in a clear and concise format. his professional services are characterized by relevant expertise, timely response, and open communication

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Expert has assisted his clients to determine which of the tests will yield the most meaningful results saving both time and money. He also has recommend the best test laboratories capable of performing the necessary tests in most expedient and cost-effective way. He has analyzed the data and help clients understand the results and recommend course of action. His multidisciplinary staff of consultants and experts has many years of experience in the analysis and prevention of failures, materials testing, and product design and evaluation. His group is frequently called upon to provide expert witness testimony and litigation support. The Group provides a unique combination of testing, failure analyses, data interpretation and consulting for clients worldwide.

failure analysis

Expert has applied his Plastics Engineering background and over 30 years of hands-on experience with molded plastics to assist clients with injection molded plastics throughout the world.

injection molded plastic

Recognizing the need for knowledgeable personnel in this fast growing field, Expert has worked diligently to develop skills in materials, tooling and processing of liquid silicone rubber. He has worked on many projects from design to material selection, tooling, processing and automation involving LSR.

liquid silicone rubber injection molding

Expert has worked with numerous medical companies in assisting them with proper procedures for medical polymer molding as well as trouble shooting complex processing issues.

medical polymer molding

Proper Material selection is a large part of Expert's consulting work. He has conducted many classes and seminars concerning material selection and data sheet interpretation. He has worked with many medical companies in assisting them with material selection.

medical polymer selection

Expert has worked with many companies in helping them develop new plastic products using concurrent engineering principles. He has developed "12 Steps to Six Sigma - a systematic approach to successful product design" which includes rapid prototyping, FEA, flow simulation analysis, design reviews and more.

plastic product development

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

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1972   BS   Plastics Engineering   U MASS Lowell  
1977   MS   Plastics Engineering   U MASS Lowell  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1981 to 1999


Performance Engineering Products




Plant operation management.

1978 to 1981


Rain Bird


Sr. Plastics Engineer


Plastics Engineering and technical services

Career Accomplishments:


Professional Appointments

President So. CAL SPE, SPI Board Member

Publications and Patents Summary

Author Handbook of Plastics Testing and Failure Analysis

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Wiley  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Consulting project for a leading bionic and pain management technology firm to develop specialized Injection molding process for proprietary over-molded urethane parts.Consulting project for a medical company involving research and development of a micro molded part. Assist in procuring tooling and prototype parts and also evaluate processing techniques.Consulting service to a Fortune 500 office products company to assist with tooling procurement specifications, product improvement, and evaluation of molding shops in Mexico.
  • Consulting service to a medium size Injection Molder to evaluate, recommend, procure and implement ERP/MRP system suitable for manufacturing operation. Provided training as needed.Consulting service to a major irrigation company concerning PVC molding problems. The project entailed studying, analyzing, and recommending tooling and process changes to reduce nonconformance. Recommend And Qualify alternate material. Assist with development of PVC hot runner tooling. Assist with DOE and correlation study to establish settings for optimum process and establish process control “P” dimension.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in Industry and Process opinion for Injection Molding Acquisition.
  • Medical market development expert in plastic pellet distribution for the medical market.
  • Expert for consulting on Market research and applications.
  • Polymer expert for consulting on building preclinical and clinical study plan for a fast marketing and EMEA regulation of the drug.
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:
Worked with over 20 Law firms. Many depositions, one court appearance. Product Liability, Personal Injury, Patent cases.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on bursting catheter material failure.
  • Expert in manufacturing process for a 1" pvc ball valve.
  • Biomaterials expert for consulting on Failure of a PEEK anchor used as medical device in orthopedic surgery.
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
2006 to 2006   China   Provided Technical due diligence, process and tooling evaluation, educational seminars
2004 to 2004   India   Assisted with new product development, technology transfer, education and training

Language Skills:
Foreign Language  

Market Research:
Plenty as a business owner for 18 years

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:

Developed Plastics Engineering Certificate Program at CAL POLY, Pomona, CA currently active. Past instructor UC Riverside. Conducted seminars throughout world.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Plenty as a business owner for 18 years


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