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 Expert  725207

Expert in Construction and Infrastructure Applications (Plastic Piping: HDPE & PEX; Steel Buildings & Bridges)


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Virginia (VA)
USA
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Summary of Expertise:

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Highly motivated, energetic and results-focused engineering executive with extensive experience in infrastructure materials, business development, marketing and finance. Currently, works for an industry trade association as a senior executive directing all aspects of multiple plastic pipe markets with an annual budget that exceeds one million dollars.

Attended multiple short courses on management and business, finance, public speaking, technical writing, team building, marketing and market development, including the US Steel Management Academy and the American Management Association.

As the director of transportation and infrastructure markets at The American Iron and Steel Institute, Expert was responsible for various activities:

Responsible for developing and implementing business plans to grow the demand and use of steel structures in N. America; markets include steel bridges, water pipes, corrugated pipes, water tanks, fuel tanks and electric distribution poles.

Promoted industry programs through marketing (Annual ENR Steel Supplement; advertising, case studies, website, CEU credits, seminars and trade shows (IBC, NACE, ASCE Structures Congress)) and engineering (books, software, e-learning). Responsible for recruiting, retaining and training staff members.

Liaison between the steel industry and its key federal, state and local specifiers and end-users.

Managed the award-winning R&D project with the US Navy and the Federal Highway Administration. Reported to Vice President, Construction Markets, and to Senior Vice President, Market Development.

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business development

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business management

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business operations

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business analysis

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business re-engineering

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construction inspection

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business strategy

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customer segmentation

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market development

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metalworking

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plastics industry

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marketing

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market trend

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advanced public transportation system

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bridge inspection

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civil engineering

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composite bridge

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composite bridge design

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composite structure design

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Department of Transportation

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Department of Transportation code

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Department of Transportation pipeline safety regulation

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Department of Transportation structural code

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Department of Transportation transportation code

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foundation

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masonry

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mechanical engineering

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parison

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plastic pipe

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plastic pipeline

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public transportation

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stone bridge

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structural engineering

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bridge

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consumer survey

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corporate strategic planning

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market positioning

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marketing brand management

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marketing communications

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marketing mix

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plastics business development

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polyethylene pipe

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promotion

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quality management

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steel marketing

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technical marketing

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trade show

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public transportation

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infrastructure


Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Baltimore, Maryland;  Frederick, Maryland;  Gaithersburg, Maryland;  Bowie, Maryland;  Richmond, Virginia;  Alexandria, Virginia;  and Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1982   MS   Civil Engineering   RPI  
1980   BS   Civil Engineering   UT- Knoxville   Tau Beta Pi
1986   PhD Classes   Civil Engineering   University of Maryland   PhD research on fatigue and fracture of steel highway bridges

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

2003 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Director of Engineering

 

He manages engineering and business development for the municipal, plumbing and heating plastic pipe markets.

1991 to 2003

 

American iron and steel Institute

 

Director, Transportation and Infrastructure

 

He manages engineering, business development and marketing for the infrastructure steel markets: pipes, culverts, bridges, tanks and poles.

1987 to 1991

 

Ryan Biggs Associates

 

Design Engineer

 

Expert was responsible for the design, inspection and/or rehab of commercial buildings and state and local bridges that were made of steel, concrete, wood and masonry.

1982 to 1985

 

Dar Al_handash Consultants

 

Structural Engineer

 

Expert was responsible for the design of residential and commercial buildings, developed software for pipe design and for structural analysis.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

American Water Works Association American Society of Civil Engineers

Licenses/Certifications

PE (NY license)

Professional Appointments

Co- chair of Municipal Advisory Board Committee secretary for American Water Works Association

Awards/Recognition

Received 4 awards for advertising from ENR construction weekly magazine. Received the ASCE award for innovation (high performance steel)


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He has over 50 publications and/or presentations worldwide

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Plastics Pipe  
 - AMI Consulting  
 - ASCE Pipeline Conference  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He is a market development consultant for a Mcgraw-Hill subsidiary since 2006.
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:
  • Expert for consulting on roadway and highway construction in Arizona.
  • Expert in plastics for litigation involving contaminated plastic landscaping pipes.
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
1982 to 1985   Lebanon/Middle East   He was a design engineer for the largest Architectural and Engineering firm in the Middle East. The high-profile projects were spread over the region.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Arabic   He is very fluent in Arabic
French   He understands basic spoken and written French

Market Research:
Expert is very qualified to address issues related to the plastic pipe industry and the steel construction industries, including industry trends (public info), growth, players, customers, attitudes and technologies.

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

He has developed, managed, coordinated and/or delivered about 75 seminars in the US and Canada. The seminars covered steel and plastics.

Also, He has attended multiple training courses on management, marketing, engineering and finance

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

During the past 15 years, he has worked with multiple different vendors with different expertise in marketing and engineering.


 

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