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 Expert  725804

Expert in Welding of Steels and Other Alloys in Structural, Aerospace, Pharmaceutical & Refinery Applications

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Colorado (CO)
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Expert has extensive experience with many arc welding processes, including gas-tungsten arc welding (GTAW), gas-metal arc welding (GMAW), shielded-metal arc welding (SMAW), and submerged-arc welding (SAW). He is familiar with both manual and automatic versions of these processes, as applied to carbon steels, stainless steels, aluminum, nickel alloys, and titanium alloys. He has welded these materials in compliance with both government specifications as well as aerospace and boiler code requirements.

arc welding


fusion welding


specific material welding




wire welding

He has been a member of Subgroup General Requirements of Section IX of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code since 2005. He has headed numerous taskgroups. He is available to present code cases to the ASME BPVC.

ASME Section IX Code Welding


metal welding

As a member of the ASME BPE MJ subcommittee, he has helped develop requirements for tube-attachment welds performed by automatic welding. He also wrote a set of essential variables for the qualification of welding operators, specifically for the performance of automatic orbital GTAW.

automatic welding

As a member of the ASME BPE committees, he has written rules that affect the design of piping systems, the inspection of the welds on the piping systems, and the qualification of both the welders and inspectors who fabricate and inspect these piping systems.

pipe welding

In the AWS Certified Welding Inspector Seminars that he teaches, he covers the processes, characteristics, variables, and discontinuities found in solid-state welding processes. He has developed spot welding processes for a fabricator who makes containers for military applications. He has also developed resistance welding processes for use in attaching tubes to high-pressure containers for nuclear weapons components.

solid-state welding


spot welding

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Denver, Colorado;  Colorado Springs, Colorado;  Aurora, Colorado;  Fort Collins, Colorado;  Arvada, Colorado;  Westminster, Colorado;  Boulder, Colorado;  Greeley, Colorado;  Longmont, Colorado;  and Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1979   BS   Metallurgical Engineering   University of Tennessee, Knoxville   High Honors
1982   None Obtained - Masters Program   Welding Engineering   Colorado School of Mines  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2006 to







He is the owner/operator of an engineering consulting firm, providing welding and metallurgical engineering services to companies fabricating metallic goods in the pharmaceutical, aerospace, defense, refinery, and structural industries. He provides training, failure analysis, code compliance, and specification review services.

2002 to 2006


Purity Systems, Inc.




Quality Manager


He was in charge of Quality Control for a small third-party inspection firm who provided inspectors for pharmaceutical firms to inspect the fabrication of the equipment and tubing systems during the construction of their drug-manufacturing facilities. He wrote the inspection company's Standard Operating Procedures for inspection as well as their semi-monthly Technical Highlights, which were technical notes that served as continuous training briefs. He was in charge of the company's internal auditing program.

1998 to 1999


Dynamic Materials, Inc.


Explosive Fabricators


Manufacturing Engineer


He was in charge of the company's seam welding activities, in which alloys or pure materials were welded together in preparation for being explosively bonded to thick carbon-steel backing plates. The materials welded were stainless steel, inconels, pure nickel, pure titanium, pure zirconium, silicon bronze, and aluminum.

1997 to 1998


Lockheed Martin




Testing Engineer


He developed and supervised testing of various aerospace materials, including fabrics, cardboard, plastics, pure metals, alloys, and foam in accordance with ASTM standard practices and internal specifications.

1995 to 1997


Lockheed Martin




Welding Engineer


He supervised and supported the production welding of stainless steel and inconel alloys in the fabrication of the hydrazine fuel systems used to propel the centaurs of the Titan and Atlas rocket programs.

1992 to 1995


E G & G


Rocky Flats Plant, Golden, Colorado


Senior Development Engineer


He was liaison between Rocky Flats Plant and Lawrence Livermore Laboratories for the development of weld on stainless steel components used in the governments nuclear weapons program.

1982 to 1992


Rockwell International


Rocky Flats Plant, Golden, Colorado


Development Engineer


He planned, developed, and documented welds for aluminum, copper, and stainless steel components for Sandia National Laboratories and Lawrence Livermore Laboratories designed nuclear weapons components.

Career Accomplishments:

American Welding Society (AWS) American Society for Metals (ASM) American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE) International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) American Society for Quality

Professional Appointments

ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Committee Section IX Subgroup General Requirements - member Section VIII Subgroup Fabrication & Inspection - member ASME Bioprocessing Equipment (BPE) Standard Standards Committee - member Vice Chair Metallic Materials of Construction Material Joining - member

Publications and Patents Summary

He has three articles published in national, industry standard publications.

Consulting Services:
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Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in control retrofit of a steel fabricating machine for injury litigation.
  • Expert for consulting on Refinery wedling and blast furnace.
  • Expert for consulting on fabrication and welding.
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2008 to 2008   Czech Republic   He audited the rolling of carbon steel pipe at the Arcelor Mittal pipe fabrication facility in Ostrava, Czech Republic.
2006 to 2006   Basel, Switzerland   He led a technical seminar on bioprocessing materials for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Additional Skills and Services:

AWS Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) Seminars AWS CWI 9-Year Recertification Seminar ASNT Level II Visual Testing Classes AWS D1.5 Structural Welding - Bridge Seminars

Other Skills and Services

ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code - Section IX Subgroup General Requirements member

ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code - Section VIII Subgroup Fabrication & Inspection member

ASME Bioprocessing Equipment (BPE) Standards Committee member

ASME BPE Metallic Materials of Construction Committee Vice Chairman

ASME BPE Material Joining Committee member


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