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 Expert  726252

Expert in Precision Mechanical and Electromechanical Device Design, Manufacturing, Quality, Statistics

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

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

Summary of Expertise:

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He has developed and implemented AQL criteria for precision mechanincal components in a high volume Far East manufacturing environment as part of the overall quality management plan deployment. This work was performed in the disk drive and precision motor industries and can be allpied to all mechanical manufacturing and assembly environments.

acceptable quality level


manufacturing quality control


quality control


statistical quality control

Expert has been in charge of new screw machining process development and has deployed several new processes to volume production with quality control systems in place and highly emphasized. These processes have been producing multi-million units per quarter and achieved outstanding quality results using QPM, Six Sigma, and SPC.

automatic screw machine product quality control

He has been the leader and innovator in the Six Sigma and Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) methodologies, where capability analysis is a key factor. Expert had done capability studied on machined components, assemblies, plastic molded parts, stamped parts, coatings, and complex assembly processes.

capability study

Expert has designed many successful products that have gone into high volume production and acheived market leadership. He specializes in the design of ultraprecision mechanical components and the application of statistical methods to the design process.

design engineering




engineering design


high volume, low cost product design


product design


robust design

He has implemented Design for Manufacturability into product designs and teaches the subject at the university as an upper division/graduate level course in mechanical engineering.

design for manufacturability


design for manufacture and assembly

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California;  San Francisco, California;  Sacramento, California;  Oakland, California;  Stockton, California;  Fremont, California;  Modesto, California;  Salinas, California;  Hayward, California;  and Sunnyvale, California.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1988   MS   Mechanical Engineering   California Polytechnic State University, SLO  
1987   BS   Aeronautical Engineering   California Polytechnic State University, SLO  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

2009 to 2010


Adura Technologies


COO - VP of Operations


He develops quality procedures, test system acceptance criteria, supply chain, Manufacture and Supply agreements, project management metrics, mechanical components, Hardware QA, Software QA, firmware QA, develops products and manufacturing capability, implements quality control processes, and performs reliability analysis. He has special expertise in applying statistics to design and manufacturing challenges.

1992 to 2009


Seagate Technology


Senior Director of Engineering


Career Accomplishments:

He is a member of ISPE.


He is a Six Sigma Design Master Blackbelt.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has 24 patents.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Functional test system qualification including Gage R&R, process capability, setting specification limits, and setting control limits for a wireless lighting control device.
  • Mold tolerance characterization, tool qualification plan, process capability, and process improvement actions for injection molded electronic enclosures.
  • His consulting experience has included DFM studies on several products, including mechanical, electronic and plastic injection molded parts.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in electromechanical manufacturers for consulting on Review of Contact/Pin/Bridge Manufacturing Company.
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:
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
2008 to 2008   Thailand   He implemented SPC at a high volume supplier of precision electromechanical components to the disk drive industry.
2005 to 2007   Japan   He led a Reliability Task Force at a supplier facility in Japan.
2004 to 2004   Philippines   He participated in a task force to solve component quality problems at a Philippines supplier.
2003 to 2003   Singapore   He led an international team to solve component process problems at a Singapore supplier.

Market Research:
He has experience developing and transferring products to offshore manufacturing, both in-house and outsourced suppliers, of ultra-precision mechanical components.

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:

He has developed a semester-long course in Design for Manufacturing which he has taught at the university level to upper division/graduate level. He has taught Design for Six Sigma and Introduction to Statistical Design to engineers, managers and executives.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has sourced and located suppliers for precision mechanical components and plastic injection molded parts.

Other Skills and Services

He has performed complex reliability risk assessments and warranty cost reduction projects.


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