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 Expert  724339

Expert in Plastic Packaging Technology, Molding, Creating New Technology, Intellectual Property, New Products

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Illinois (IL)
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Expert developed multilayer packaging materials for oxygen barrier and moisture barrier for bottles, trays, films via co-extrusion, lamination, and insitu multi-component structures.

Expert has a 40-year history of product development efforts including material selection, process development to mate with the material, functional package development, product design to accomplish both protection, function, and promotion. The development history has included lightweighting and redesign for better functionality. Close cooperation with the customers, consumer panel testing, and marketing, sales, manufacturing, and distribution has driven the product development projects.

Innovations such as child proof closure/bottle structures, plastic food cans, retortable food cans and trays, incorporation of recycled material in personal care products, and lightweight plastic beverage bottles are exemplary.

Expert's package development expertise has embraced all aspects from design, to material selection, to process development, to downstream equipment integration, to customer in-plant cooperation.

Expert's leadership ability for new product development management has led him through several levels of management from manager to director to vice president within several major packaging companies. Regardless of the level, he interacts with personnel on a personal hands-on basis, encouraging, developing, synergizing, and leading to create new products in an efficient, effective, and energetic manner.

His fundamental training in Polymer Science and Engineering has enabled him over the years to be able to select packaging materials that fit the application in a way that is both cost effective and appropriate for the product and the environmental considerations.

He was part of a team (technical part) that 'saved' plastic packaging in Wisconsin from being banned during the early '90's draconian recycling legislation.

He has been responsible for purchase and development of new processes and equipment for packaging to expand the use of plastic packaging into markets not previously penetrated. Most notable was the seven-layer asymmetrical coextrusion blow molder, a powder metallurgical process for making plastic food cans, and a sanitary assembly machine for attaching floats to straws for PopStraws.

He has led groups for many of the major packaging companies that have selected, developed, tested, and created unique plastic packaging material regimes for new products and product line extensions.


multi-layered packaging material


plastic product development


plastic packaging technology


new product development


packaging development


new product development management


packaging material


packaging process


plastic packaging material

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Chicago, Illinois;  Rockford, Illinois;  Aurora, Illinois;  Naperville, Illinois;  Peoria, Illinois;  Joliet, Illinois;  Elgin, Illinois;  South Bend, Indiana;  Gary, Indiana;  and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Often requested
with this expert:

Package Manufacturing, Plastic/ Paper Packaging, Plastic...
Food Packaging Technology
Food Packaging, Retail Products Packaging, Foodservice...
Package Development and Testing

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1969   Ph.D.   Macromolecular Science   Case-Western Reserve University   Sigma XI, Dean's List
1966   M.S.   Polymer Science & Engineering   Case Institute of Technology   sigma xi, dean's list, Ford Found. fellow
1964   BChE   Chemical Engineering   Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute   tau beta pi, dean's list

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1997 to








He created new technology and intellectual property for client companies. He provided resources and encouraged successful project accomplishments.

1997 to 2001


The PopStraw Company


Technology Center


V. P. Technology


He created intellectual property, established development networks, commercialized two products. He successfully performed multiple roles and exhibited function flexibility.

1994 to 1997


Crown Cork & Seal Co., Inc.


Corporate Technologies


V.P. Plastic Technologies


He rebuilt/merged bottle technology and closure technology groups into a functional multidisciplinary Plastic Technology Team for bottle/closure co-developments. NAPCOR Board of Directors.

1990 to 1994


Silgan Plastics Corp.


Technology Center


V.P. Technology


He provided Leadership to a bottle technology group developing new products and processes and providing equipment support for food, beverage, and personal care consumer product applications. He successfully merged two technical groups. NAPCOR Board of Directors.

1985 to 1990


American National Can


Plastic Technology Centers


Director, Plastic Packaging Technology


He created and led a product development group to develop PET & multilayer plastic bottles and rigid multilayer thermoformed plastic packaging. He pro-actively responded to legislative solid waste management issues and successfully lobbied the technical aspects of the Wisconsin Recycling Law.

1974 to 1985


Continental Group


Continental Packaging Co.


Director, Special Projects


He led a materials group providing support for all business groups. He let a materials & development group for a new venture business and developed new products. He created a technical center for these activities. He created a "skunk works" technical center for new product development and future technology development.

1968 to 1974


Union Carbide Corp


Chemicals & Plastics Div.


Project Scientist


He formulated LDPE resins. He developed photo/bio-degradable versions of LDPE and HDPE. He developed synthetic paper. Acroprint. He developed and serviced paralene pellicle applications.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has 33 US Patents.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He worked with the client to develop new plastic pallet formulation and worked on the floor to mold, inspect, test, and qualify the new product technology.
  • He worked with the client to develop packaging structures for Lithium battery components, designed structures, found converters, gained testing samples, and aided in specification preparation.
  • He worked with the client to maximize bottle design, QC procedures, and testing protocol, and material selection for conversion from PVC to PET bottles.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in Oxygen/moisture barrier for bioag product.
  • Expert on Seal Delamination.
  • Packaging expert for consulting regarding food tray and Lidding film packaging.
  • Expert in semi-rigid sheet for medical device packaging needed for consulting.
  • Expert in PET bottle making to consult on transition from the purchase of PVC bottles to in house production of PET bottles. .
  • Expert for consulting on testing of our plastic folding pallet boxes to gain FM approval.
  • Expert for consulting on plastic packaging.
  • Expert in designing and developing a prototype for a new bottle.
  • Expert in recyclable packaging for liquids for consulting on innovative packaging for liquids of various volumes.
  • PLA plastic expert for consulting on Inquiry.
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 represented both plaintiff and defendant clients successfully for patent infringement, product liability, and non-performance damage suits. His record shows no bias, or history that can be negative in discovery.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on bakery tote atent infringement case.
  • Expert in packaging for patent infringement litigation case..
  • Expert in bottling and manufacturing of bottled spring water.
  • Expert for consulting on Food Packaging products dispute.
  • Expert consulting on a possible faulty beverage canning process that lead to loss.
  • Medical packaging expert for consulting on bottle design and sterility.
  • Expert opinion on whether a faulty beverage canning process lead to loss.
  • Bottle designer expert for consulting on Bottle design for flammable liquor.
  • Expert in PCB laminate for testimony on a patent litigation case.
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.


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