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 Expert  724824

Expert in Equipment Design and Manufacturing Processes: Automated Machine, ATEX-CENELEC & ISO Compliance, etc.


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

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

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert managed and created the design and build of multiple machines and units used for paper converting, printing, plastics manufacture, packaging, food processing, aircraft components, vision inspection and material handling. He supervised electro/ mechanical design department, composed of engineers, designers, drafters, consultants, checkers and administrative staff. Redesigned equipment for reduced cost, increased speed, and new customer requirements. He also prepared machinery specification and new equipment proposals including price, delivery, details of construction, and installation. He presented testimony in depositions and at trial.

Expert provided customer service correspondence, technical assistance to sales personnel, direct sales, coordination of machine testing and demonstrations. He visited customers to insure compatibility of equipment and supervision of installation and acceptance testing. Additionally he designed complete process lines and developed equipment requirements. Supervised day-to-day operation of machine building company; shop and office staff as well as engineering. Produced operating instructions and control software for the various types of equipment. Expert has worked with Boeing-McDonald Douglas on the Delta II program, Crane Army Ammunition Facility, Scott Paper Company, Colgate- Palmolive Paper Products Division and other smaller organizations. In a related area, he has supervised quality personnel and audits for ISO 9001:2000, FAA-PMA and ATEX-CENELEC compliance

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automated machine design

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design engineering

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engineering design

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industrial machine design

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ISO 9000 series quality system standard

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machine design

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machine design review

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materials handling

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paper handling

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paper machine design

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precision machine design

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printing materials handling

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quality engineering

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quality standard

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redesign process

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special machine design

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assembly machine design

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conveyor design

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manufacturing process design

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machine tool

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machinery specialist


Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Miami, Florida;  Hialeah, Florida;  Fort Lauderdale, Florida;  Hollywood, Florida;  Pembroke Pines, Florida;  Port Saint Lucie, Florida;  Miami Beach, Florida;  West Palm Beach, Florida;  Palm Bay, Florida;  and Pompano Beach, Florida.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1972   BSME   Mechanical Engineering   University of Florida   Pi Tau Sigma

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2004 to 2006

 

Scientific Instruments

 

Engineering

 

Engineering Manager

 

He supervised electro/ mechanical design department, composed of engineers, designers, drafters, and administrative staff. Redesigned equipment for reduced cost, increased reliability, and new customer requirements. he prepared machinery specification and new equipment proposals including price, delivery, details of construction, and installation. Customer service correspondence, technical assistance to sales personnel, direct sales, coordination of machine testing and demonstrations. Visited customers to insure compatibility of equipment and supervision of installation and acceptance testing.

2000 to 2004

 

Scientific Instrument

 

Quality Assurance

 

Quality Manager

 

Supervision of quality department. maintenance of ISO-9001, FAA-PMA, ATEX- CENELEC registration/ certification. Established program for inspection criteria and record keeping to meet regulatory, registration, and customer requirements. Because of experience and background, Project Manager and Engineer for Delta II Rocket fuel management components. This required presentations to the customer (Boeing Aircraft, and U.S Air Force) and supplier identification and coordination, as well as conceptual and detail design. Complete qualification testing from plan through final report.

1993 to 2000

 

Industrial Marking Equipment

 


 

Chief Engineer/ General Manager

 

Responsible for the day-to-day operation of a printing machinery builder. Handled customer contact; sales, advertising, pricing, quotations, and customer service. Designed equipment using AutoCAD and other software; PLC programming, pneumatic diagrams, electrical schematics, as well as machine and detail part design. Supervised designers, shop foreman, buyer, administrative and shop personnel.

1989 to 1993

 

BE Aerospace

 

Aircraft Products

 

Senior Project Engineer

 

Design and modification of in-flight food service equipment. Supervised engineers, designers, drafters and lab personnel. Customer support, including international visits. Worked with manufacturing/ production to implement new designs and for cost reduction.

1988 to 1988

 

Killion Extruder

 

Florida

 

Mechanical Engineer

 

Designed plastic extrusion machinery, including dies, material handling and process control equipment. Customer support including in-plant visits.

1987 to 1988

 

Vistec

 


 

Senior Product Development Engineer

 

Supervised and designed mechanical, electrical and optical portions of vision inspection equipment. Installed and demonstrated equipment in our and customer's facilities. Assisted in presentations that lead to company sale.

1979 to 1981

 

Northern Telecom

 

Manufacturing Engineering

 

Production Engineer

 

Multi-project responsibility for the design and procurement of tooling, fixtures and machinery for high volume production of electronics. Cost reduction, automation, capital funding requests.


1973 to 1979

 

Curt G. Joa

 

Engineering

 

Chief Engineer

 

Supervise and design high-speed paper converting machinery. Visits to customers, both foreign and domestic. Approval authority for all phases of operation.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

ASME, SME

Licenses/Certifications

P.E. Florida 38662


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Patent-4,441,647


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He developed process improvements for the manufacture of cooling tower media. This included specifications for a large curing oven and the design of adhesive application equipment.
  • He worked on project management for a large addition to Miami International Airport. This was related to the addition of a parking garage and rental car facility.
  • He designed major portions of a heat sealing process line for bill board poster manufacturing. He was responsible for the complete project management on the project.
  • He developed processes and designed parts for the repair and re-manufacture of major commercial aircraft parts.
  • He developed tooling and design parameters for a rubber part used in the sport of polo.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Explosion proof expert, florida for consulting on ATEX Cerfitification.
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 has prepared successful responses to interrogatories. Prepared displays and reports for use in legal mediation. Also, he presented testimony in depositions and at trial.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in control retrofit of a steel fabricating machine for injury litigation.
  • Paper box manufacturing expert for consulting on asbestos exposure.
  • Expert in prepared food conveyance litigation issue.
  • Expert in mechanical engineering and prototyping for litigation case involving proper machine function.
  • Expert in interpretation of engineering 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.

Market Research:
He successfully worked to solve design and manufacturing problems that had be issues with rocket fuel control systems for over seven years. He visited customers to determine equipment requirements and assist with installation.

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

Blue Print Reading and Interpretation- Machinist Trade Association Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing- Machinist Trade Association Introduction to Engineering-Palm Beach Community College ISO 9001 Quality Management System-in-house ISO 9001 Internal Auditing- In-house

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has worked to locate and qualify vendors for aerospace manufacturing to meet NASA, FAA and Boeing requirements. He helped the sources establish acceptable Quality Assurance Programs, to that end.

Other Skills and Services

Because of a varied background, he has the ability to analyze from a design, manufacturing and quality assurance perspective.


 

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