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 Expert  725953

Expert in Metal Finishing - From Anodizing to Zinc plating - Processing, design, engineering, NAPCAP, ISO


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
USA
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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Have been in the metal finishing business since 1980. More than 20 years direct experience in aluminum anodizing. Plant deign and engineering, Installation and training. Bilingual (English and Spanish). Expert troubleshooter. Built and operated several metal finishing facilities.

Expert in bright dip aluminum and color matching. Experience printing on aluminum anodized surfaces (silkscreening and dye sublimation) Familiar with state, local and federal regulations for waste removal - By-product recycling. Vast knowledge of electroplating (precious metals, electroless nickel, Copper, Nickel, Chrome, Cad, zinc, Tin, etc) and powder coating. Passivation, chemfilm, masking Customer service, quality control, pricing. Have helped companies with quality control issues, project management, developed process procedures. Have helped companies being accredited with NADCAP and ISo:9001 Developed software for the industry. Familiar with NADCAP and ISO

Expert has experience running and operating metal finishing facilities. He is customer oriented, knows how to make your metal finishing facility profitable. Knows processes well enough to identify current and potential problems,gives expert advise on how to eliminate them. He is familiar with all facets of aluminum anodizing (type I, II, III) class I and II. Chemfilm processing, passivation of stainless steel and titanium, masking, liquid paint and powder coating, electroless nickel plating, electropolishing and bright dipping. Teflon impregnation systems. Vast knowledge of plating proceses. Because of his background in engineering, he has designed and operated state of the art metal finishing facilities both in Mexico and the USA. He fully understands your needs and is great troubleshooter.

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aluminum anodizing

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aluminum finishing

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anodic coating process

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anodizing

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bright dipping

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bright anodizing

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chromic acid anodizing

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color anodizing

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electroplating

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hard anodizing

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metal finishing process

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metal passivation

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plating process

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pretreatment

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sulfuric acid anodizing

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surface finishing process

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stainless steel passivation

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anodized aluminum

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nitric acid passivation

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aluminum chemical etching

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aluminum chemical polishing

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aluminum cleaning

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aluminum corrosion resistance

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aluminum electroplating

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aluminum etching

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anodic protection

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automated painting

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automatic plating

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barrel plating

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chemical plant design

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chromate treatment

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chromium electroplating process

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electroless plating process

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nickel plating process

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passivating solution

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pattern plating process

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plant management

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precious-metal plating process

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production process

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quality management

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rack plating

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selective plating process


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

Often requested
with this expert:

Metal Finishing, Parts Cleaning, Electroplating,...
Titanium & Aluminum Anodize, All Plating and Finishing
Business Plans
Wastewater & Permits, Electro/ Electroless/ Semiconductor...

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1980   MS   Chemical Engineering   U.S.C  
1976   BS   Chemical Engineering   Universidad Iberoamericana  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

2009 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

General Manager / Consultant

 

Strarted out as a consultant. Company after a month offered me Plant Manager job, In a year became Vice-President. Helped company to obtain ISO 9001 certification. Troubleshooting processes, training personnel, making business more profitable. Going after NADCAP

2007 to 2008

 

Anodizing Industries

 

Consultant

 

Training of personnel. Troubleshooting. Improving productivity. Chemical analysis. Design and installation of anodizing equipment. Quality control

1990 to 2007

 

ANO-BRITE, INC

 

President - CEO

 

Design, engineering and installation of anodizing facility. Training of personnel. Chemical analysis. troubleshooter. Customer service. Production manager. Device process sequence and pricing. Quality control Rack design. Waste water treatment.

1988 to 1990

 

George Industries

 

Chief Chemist

 

Analysis of chemical solutions. Troubleshooting. Personnel training. Waste water treatment. Purchasing of raw materials. Customer service. Quality Control.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Member A.E.S. (American Electroplting Society).

Licenses/Certifications

BS Chemical Engineering; MS Chemical Engineering.

Professional Appointments

President - ANO-BRITE, INC;VP - Symcoat Metal Processing.


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Helped facility with an aluminum anodizing line (chromic anodizing type I), NADCAP accredited to process monthly test coupons without failure. Also troubleshooted chemfilm line. Trained personnel with proper process procedures and advised on equipment modification to improve quality, save time and money.
  • Work as a consultant in metal finishing facility correcting different technical problems, such as improper refrigeration system, seal was not working properly. Modified rectifier with computerized ramping equipment, developed computerized masking techniques, helped with pricing, quality control.
  • Consulted for a company in the west coast on how to improve their bright dipping line to obtain top of the line reflectivity on aluminum (Alzak processing)
  • Manufactured and installed aluminum bright dipping anodizing line. Trained personnel with proper operation procedures, chemical analysis, racking, color matching,etc.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on base material / non stick coating selection.
  • Expert for consulting on Annodizing Aluminum and color treatments.
  • Expert for consulting on reel to reel plating of gold.
  • Anodizing expert for consulting on Test Panel Failures.
  • Expert anodizing for consulting on We need professional on Chromic Anodizing and Chemical Conversion Coatings.
  • Expert for consulting on Aluminum Anodization.
  • Expert for consulting on New plating facility.
  • Expert for consulting on Set up and Instilation of Nitric Acid Etching Tanks for aluminum, titanium, and stainless steel.
  • Expert in Zinc Plating.
  • Expert in addressing Blistering on Hard Anodizing 7075.
  • Zinc plating expert for consulting on Corrosion protection improvement - Acid Zn Plate w/ Tri Chrom.
  • Expert processing engineer electroplating for consulting on Chrome process.
  • Expert in Cadmium Plating on H-11 Steel to assist with root cause analysis.
  • Expert for consulting on Chroming and Anodizing feasibility study.
  • Expert in passivation and cleaning of titanium anodization and metal parts to assist with automation.
  • Expert for consulting on Electropolishing
  • Expert for consulting on passivation of stainless steel
  • Expert for consulting on Small Commercial Electropolishing
  • Expert for consulting on Rebuild of a metal anodizing plant to NADCAP and California waste water / pollution compliance
  • Expert in passivation of stainless steel.
  • Expert for consulting on Vertical Electrolytic Plating - Acid Cu and Ni Strike to Inconel,Tophet-A and Ni-Fe.
  • Expert for consulting on Aluminum Etching.
  • Expert to assist with process improvment and plant layout for an Acid Zinc rack line.
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:
  • Electropolishing and black oxide expert for product liability expert.
  • Expert for consulting on manganese phosphate coating issue in litigation.
  • Aluminum plating expert for consulting on Plating process for aluminum wheels in 1970's.
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
1984 to 1988   Mexico   Worked in electroplating facility in Mexico City. In charge of production, chemical purchases, troubleshooting, design and installation of new equipment. develop new processes for the company (Drilube, electroless nickel, hard chrome).
2011 to 2011   Mexico   Worked in a facility troubleshooting an aluminum anodizing line, where they are having trouble with corrosion resistant testing. Problem was solved in 2 working days.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Spanish   100% - He was born and raised in Mexico City. He obtained his BS degree in chemical engineering in one of the top schools in the country. Spanish is his mother language.
English   He is fluent in all facets of English: speaking, reading, writing, and oral comprehension.

Market Research:
Expert in aluminum bright dipping, dye coloring, color matching. Silkscreening and dye sublimation printing on aluminum. Electroplating, powder coating. Familiar with pricing, local customers, federal, state and local environmental regulations. Experience with computers (power user and programming).



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 trained personnel in different metal finishing facilities, including his own, which operated for more than 20 years. Bilingual in English and Spanish. Likes face to face communication and the ability to show people the proper way to operate and what is expected from them.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He is very familiar with the most important vendors in the area. He knows where to get what is needed, chemicals, supplies, tanks, machinery, equipment, racks, books, etc. Over 20 years of direct experience dealing with all sorts of vendors. He knows who is and who is not reliable and prices.

Other Skills and Services

He was the founder and owner of an aluminum anodizing shop in North Hollywood for 20 years. Familiar with customer service, all the technical aspects of the anodizing business, billing, shipping and receiving, developing software for the company, training of personnel, dealing with state, local and federal regulations. Also, he built from scratch a powder coating shop which he operated for 2 years before it was sold. Experience with permanent printing techniques on aluminum (silkscreen and dye sublimation).


 

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