ORC Expert Advisory Services ORC International

  home    |    find an expert    |    request an expert    |    join our network    |    about us     expert login  
Expert Consulting and Expert Witness Services
  
  search tips 
Share this page:  Send to LinkedIn Send to Facebook Tweet This Email Print

 Expert  724326

Expert in Ceramic Kiln Design, Ceramic Kiln Analysis, Ceramic Kiln Troubleshooting


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Florida (FL)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

Listed with other top experts in: 

He has worked with numerous industrial dryers for ceramics, and developed humidity and temperature curves for stress free drying. He has also designed dryer modifications to control air flow, temperature and humidity for yield improvment and energy reduction. He has significant drying experience for bricks, refractories, table ware, sanitaryware, special ceramics, insulators, etc.
 • 

ceramic drying technology

 • 

ceramics drying

Firing systems are a primary skill. He has designed several firing systems specifically for special ceramic applications. Diagnosis of firing defects and properties are strong skill sets. Energy conservation and analysis via heat balances are normal assignments for numerous clients.
 • 

ceramic material heat treatment

 • 

energy consumption

Since kilns are the largest category of energy usage, he has developed proven methods for energy reductions. In many cases, he has designed operating parameters or equipment modifications to save as much as 45% in energy consumption
 • 

energy conservation

Since kilns are the largest category of energy usage, he has developed proven methods for energy reductions. In many cases, he has designed operating parameters or equipment modifications to save as much as 45% in energy consumption
 • 

energy conservation

Energy consumption and energy reduction are primary skills.
 • 

kiln


Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Tampa, Florida;  Saint Petersburg, Florida;  Orlando, Florida;  Clearwater, Florida;  Cape Coral, Florida;  Lakeland, Florida;  Largo, Florida;  Boynton Beach, Florida;  and Sarasota, Florida.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1972   BS   Ceramic Engineering   Rutgers University   Keramos Honor Society
1972   BA   Business Administration   Rutgers University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1998 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

President

 

Own and operate engineering consulting business assisting industrial ceramic plants with kiln operations. Targeted goals include training seminars in combustion and kiln operation, energy efficiency improvements, diagnosis of problems, etc.

1994 to 1998

 

Bickley Furnaces Inc.

 

VP Engineering

 

Responsible for all engineering functions in the design of kilns and furnaces.

1985 to 1994

 

Lenox China

 

Director of Engineering

 

Corporate manager of engineering for company. Function includes plant design and expansion, procurement of machinery for operation, construction of new plants.

1976 to 1985

 

Bickley Furnaces Incorporated

 

Section Manager

 

Manage combustion laboratory and combustion system design group. Design kilns and furnaces for installation worldwide.

1972 to 1976

 

Freeport Brick Company

 

Quality Manager

 

Manage QC function for three plants.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

American Ceramic Association

Licenses/Certifications

PE PA and FL

Professional Appointments

Senior Technical Editor, Ceramic Industry


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He has over 50 published articles, one patent

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Ceramic Industry  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He has consulted in over two hundred factories worldwide.
  • He has completed several kiln design modifications, with the goal of energy reduction and quality improvement
  • He has developed numerous training programs for clients, delivered on site and pertaining to the exact kilns in the client factory.
  • He has assisted in equipment selection for many projects on behalf of clients.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in Kiln trouble-shooting for ceramic capacitor firing.
  • Ceramic production expert for consulting on Pan European Project - Ceramic Production.
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:
Acted as expert witness for NY Academy of Art; analysed source of fire and performed detailed engineering analysis to define cause
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
1999 to   Chile   He is on retainer for the client, and visits this location 4 times/year, consulting in training, energy reduction and yield improvement.
1999 to   Ecuador   He is on retainer for the client, and visits this location 4 times/year, consulting in training, energy reduction and yield improvement.
2005 to   South Africa   He preformed training and analysis for this client.
2003 to 2007   Australia   He worked as an advisor to this kiln manufacturer to help define system design and improvements.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Spanish   He has moderate linguistic skills in Spanish

Market Research:
Have extensive experience in ceramic industries, in the manufacture of sanitaryware, bricks, refractories, grinding media, technical ceramics, tile, specialty ceramics. Most work is associated with kiln firing in these industries.

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:
Training/Seminars

Combustion System Building Blocks Tunnel Kiln Operations Periodic Kiln Operations

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Deal with Kiln suppliers on a global basis. Extensive knowledge of current technology and vendor quality

Other Skills and Services

Experienced public speaker and presenter; strong skills in energy management and reduction of fuel use.


 

Need the right expert?  We can help!

home       find an expert       request an expert       join our network       about us

Intota is now ORC Expert Advisory Services

FOLLOW ORC ON