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 Expert  725422

Expert in Electric Motor, Electromechanical and Electromagnetic Design, EGR Valves and Throttles, etc.

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Michigan (MI)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
Brushless dc motors. High speed turbine generators and starter alternators (60,000 to 140,000 rpm) Brushless motors, mainly automotive, for applications such as coolant pumps (main and auxiliary) gearbox and transmission oil pumps. Hyrbid accesory motors. Fuel cell auxiliary accesory motors. Most of these motors are custom design integrated with the pump and running immersed in the fluid.

electromagnetic design

Worked on advanced actuator mechanisms for the new AMT and DCT technologies becoming widespread in Europe


Design of EGR valves and throttles for Diesel and other applications. Current application of throttle mechanism on Toyota, Ford and PSA Europe

automotive emission control



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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Detroit, Michigan;  Warren, Michigan;  Flint, Michigan;  Sterling Heights, Michigan;  Lansing, Michigan;  Ann Arbor, Michigan;  Livonia, Michigan;  Dearborn, Michigan;  Westland, Michigan;  and Toledo, Ohio.

Often requested
with this expert:

Motor and Generator Design and Development
Electric Motors, Generators, Wind Energy, Voltage...
Power Electronics and Renewable Energy Systems
Brushless DC Motors

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1968   PhD   Electrical Engineering   University of Strathclyde (Glasgow Scotland)  
1964   BSc   Electrical Engineering   Royal College of Science and Technology, UK   Honors

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1995 to 2006


Eaton Corp




Chief Technologist


New Advanced technology and the development of same. Market studies of emerging technology for executive management

1986 to 1995


Lucas Industries (now TRW)




VP Technical


Corporate technical management. in North America for a this British based automotive supplier

Career Accomplishments:


Publications and Patents Summary

18 issued USA patents (12 of these in that last 6 years) 3 published technical papers

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Conference  
 - Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)  
 - Design Engineering Magazine  
 - British Horological Institute  
 - Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Conference  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Design of brushless dc motors for integrated motor pump assemblyThese are for advanced automotive vehicles have recently entered volume production. The design is a new type of motor with novel packaging. Applications are European and North American for Toyota, Peugot, Nissan and Ford
  • Sourcing for the custom design of large traction motors and controllers for Hybrid vehicles
  • Various jobs for Eaton Corporation (where I retired from 2 years ago) and this is a continuing relationship.
  • Advice to major Chinese investment house on entry to the USA electric traction motor market
  • Advice to various merchant bankers/hedge funds on the viablility of two small specialist motor manufactureres
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Small 3 ohm dc brushed motor developing "burn" during operation.
  • Expert for consulting on use of new materials in pumps.
  • Expert for consulting on Assessment of Electrical Insulation materials.
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:
Technical expert in a number of cases in the United Kingdom. No experience of this in the USA
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in emission test cells and dynometers for consulting on proper functioning in litigation case.
  • Expert for consulting on amall electric chainsaw motor failure.
  • Motor oil expert for consulting on In anaylising bad oil.
  • Valve expert witness for consulting on Valve leakage.
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 2006   Europe   Various technical marketing studies for my previous employer Eaton Subjects covered include engine valve gear, transmission technology and engine boosting.
1995 to 2003   World   Vehicle electrical infrastructure. Emerging changes and how this would effect Eaton's business. New opportunities and business threats.

Market Research:
Significant knowledge of current market developments in engine valve gear. environments. Current knowledge of many electrically actuated actuators pumps and accessories that are coming to production to meet new fuel economy standards. Also to meet special requirements of Hybrids. Many of these are for Europe as well as NA Detiled knowledge of the world permanent magnet situation.

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:

Two seminars on advanced engine valvegear for the Society of Automotive Engineers.

Other Skills and Services

Leading industry expert in the design of brushless dc motors for automotive components , traction motors and hybrid vehicles Current design of a number of advanced engine related electromechanical actuators . Applications include Heavy Duty EGR valves, Diesel throttle actuators (both in current production). These are integrated custom designed motors and mechanisms for high temperature and high vibration . Ultra high speed starter generators for turbine engines and military auxiliary power units.


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