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 Expert  724932

Expert in Powder Coating and Metal Finishing, Media Blasting, etc.

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

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

Summary of Expertise:

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An area that Expert has extensive experience is in sandblasting and the more general description for the industry, media blasting. Having written a book "Media Blasting" for The Eastwood Company Expert has extensive knowledge of types of medias used in blasting operations ass well as the equipment used for various processes. Expert has designed and installed many portable and fixed blasting operations.

Coating system design is an area that Expert is also adept in. In designing his own powder coating system and facility in two locations as well as a consultant for other companies, the level of understanding coating system designs is vast. System designs are specific to each client and require in-depth client consultations to determine the correct system for the planned usage. Flexibility of system designs are critical to being able to anticipate market changes that will affect the potential viability of any system. Expert has a unique way of understanding the client requirements and then conveying those thoughts to a proper coating system design.

Expertise in the Oven area has been developed through continual use of these items in our own coating operations. As well the design and installation of convection ovens infrared and UV curable ovens are also an area of expertise. Expert' knowledge of metal finishing has been garnered through work in the contract door and hardware business in his formative professional years. Currently working in the powder coating field has Expert interacting with plating facilities and many other types of metal finishing. From flame spray to Teflon coatings and an understanding of the client needs of metal parts aids Expert in determining the correct finishing process for them. These are areas where Expert can guide a potential client with invaluable hands on experience. All coatings require good intercoat adhesion for successful multiple stage coatings. The understanding of the chemical as well as the mechanical bonds of various coatings is key to complete system control. Continual research and dialogue with the manufacturers and their engineering staff is an area understood by Expert.


sand blasting


blast cleaning


abrasive blasting


coating system


coating-drying oven




intercoat adhesion

All powder coatings and paints for that matter are considered organic coating containing a carbon molecule in the matrix. These coatings have frailties that are differing with changing resin systems. Understanding the different systems allows the expert to determine the correct organic coating system for the application. Some experience has also been gained in the basic understanding of inorganic coatings such as Siloxane and Silane coatings.

Powder Coating having started in the mid 1940s in Germany has now become the largest form of metal finishing for colored metal surfaces. Many differing powder coating processes are used today to treat different metals as well as some non-metal parts. Electrostatic corona style powder coating is the most common application method. However, there are application techniques that use fluidized bed and even extrusion process to apply them. Heating of these powders can be done with gas fired convection, electric convection, infrared, or UV curing processes. In some production environments the use of infrared and convection can be used to increase production and gain aesthetic looks. Expert has a real world understanding of the processes and how to advise a client correctly.

Surface preparation is the fundamental key to having good adhesion of any coating system to any substrate. By attending many seminars schools and through actual field examination Expert has a complete understanding of proper surface preparation as it relates to most any surface coating. By following known industry standards such as the SSPC and NACE then training personnel to follow these tried and true guidelines, proper coatings adhesion can be obtained. Thorough surface preparation must be accomplished to meet the specification required for each individual coating. Differing coating systems can have surface preparations that vary and an industry expert must be able to recognize them and adjust the preparation to meet the coatings requirements.


organic coating process


powder coating process


surface preparation


coating adhesion

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California;  Long Beach, California;  Santa Ana, California;  Anaheim, California;  Riverside, California;  Bakersfield, California;  Glendale, California;  Huntington Beach, California;  San Bernardino, California;  and Oxnard, California.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1984   BS   Business   Pierce College  
1988   Architectural Hardware Consultant   Architectural Hardware   Door and Hardware Institute  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1990 to






Oversee all operations, specializing in sales and client interaction.

2003 to 2007


Los angeles Industrial Coatings, inc.




Director of sales and coating system designer.

Career Accomplishments:

Powder Coating Institute



Publications and Patents Summary

Featured in many magazines

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Private Sales Brochure  
 - TLC  
 - Tiger Drylac Newsletter  
 - The Eastwood Company  
 - LaGrange  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Design sale and training of powder coating system and operation.
  • SJC Drums design of powder coating system for manufacturing.
  • Central Coast Powder Coating, San Luis Obispo CA Trained staff on powder coating techniques.Barry Spencer Owner
  • Verne's Chrome Gardena, CA trained staff on powder coating techniques and shop design. Bob Barnes Owner
Recent Client Requests:
  • Powder coat expert for consulting on recently installed powder coat aluminum rails.
  • Expert in polymer coatings applied with specially manufactured equipment.
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:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Automotive paint expert for consulting on automotive paint booth design and installation.
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
2004 to 2007   Trinidad & Tobago   Powder Coating System Sale/Training

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Spanish   Not proficient

Market Research:
Expert's Firm is considered by most industry experts and manufacturers representatives to be the leader in custom powder coatings, as the owner of APC. Inc. Expert has had the ability to direct industry color trends and application techniques. This experience has been developed and honed by years of hands on experience and previous and current personal interests.

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:

Powder coating training seminars on site and abroad.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has personally overseen the design and construction of powder coating systems. Training on equipment operations from accountiong through maintenence personnel.

Other Skills and Services

Extremely educated in Automotive, Marine, Motorcycle, Precision Sheetmetal and Commercial Builders Hardware/Door and Frames


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