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 Expert  726255

Expert in Centrifugal Pump Design, Centrifugal Pump Application, Aftermarket Operations

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Pennsylvania (PA)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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Expert started work for Ingersoll-Rand in 1974 designing pumps for the SSN 688 and Trident submarines. He worked side-by-side with many renowned pump designers during his tenure with Ingersoll: Dr. Paul Cooper, Igor Karassik, Val Lobonoff, and Fred Antunes.

In 1990, Expert went to work with his good friend Dr. Elemer Makay to improve his skills in the root cause analysis of degraded pumping systems and to apply state-of-the-art designs for improving pump life and performance. During this period, Michal helped pioneer the majority of manufacturing and inspection processes for significant improvements in pump reliability and reduction in the total life cycle cost of pumping systems.

Expert currently works with many customers in varied markets in the training of personnel, specification development, root cause analysis, and the implementation of strategic programs to upgrade pumping systems to best-in-class standards. Expert is currently a member of the ASME Pump & Valve Testing committee.

His mission is to make customers best-in-class in their industry with regards to pump operating cost by increasing their knowledge of the generic issues of pump degradation/failure and their solutions, and by supporting integration of improved specifications and procedures to obtain consistent results to an upgraded process.


centrifugal pump


centrifugal pump application


centrifugal pump design


pumping system troubleshooting

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York;  Yonkers, New York;  Newark, New Jersey;  Jersey City, New Jersey;  Paterson, New Jersey;  Elizabeth, New Jersey;  Trenton, New Jersey;  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;  Allentown, Pennsylvania;  and Stamford, Connecticut.

Often requested
with this expert:

Design of Pumps, Design of Fluid Systems, System Operation,...
Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Pumps, Valves, Hydrostatic Drives...
Pump Design and Applications
Mechanical Forensics Engineering

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1973   BS   Mechanical Engineering   Lehigh University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2005 to 2009


Expert C. Expert Consulting Services





He is owner and president of a consulting company that specializes in centrifugal pump design and application. He is responsible for engineering services, strategic planning, sales, and the overall operation of the company.

1995 to 2000


Ingersoll-Dresser Pump Company


Worldwide Aftermarket


Vice President


He had P&L responsibility for a $350 million aftermarket business.

1990 to 1995







He was responsible for marketing, sales, and engineering.

1989 to 1990


Liberty Technologies




Vice President


He was responsible for the growth of sales and marketing.

1974 to 1989


Ingersoll-Rand Corporation






He was responsible for aftermarket, marketing worldwide, engineering efforts, and sales.

Career Accomplishments:


Professional Appointments

Member of ASME Pump & Valve ISTB Committee

Publications and Patents Summary

He has written the Vertical Pump Maintenance Guide for the Electric Power Research Institute, and several articles published in Pumps & Systems magazine.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Pumps & Systems Magazine  
 - Nuclear Maintenance Applications Center  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1974 to 1976   US Navy   Design Engineer   He designed pumps for the Navy nuclear submarine problem while an employee of Ingersoll-Rand.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He is president of a consulting firm that specializes in centrifugal pump design and applications.
  • As president of a consulting firm, he has implemented strategic programs for increasing the reliability and life of centrifugal pumps for several corporations in the fossil and nuclear utilities industry.
  • He regularly provides independent oversight of centrifugal pump inspections and repairs.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Boiler feed pump repair.
  • Wastewater pump design expert for consulting on return sludge pump bearing design.
  • Expert in 107680 for consulting on Looking to Extend the life of a ceramic housing on electromechanic pump.
  • Expert in for material selection in water equipments.
  • Expert for consulting on Closed Chemical Dispense of DEF (diesel exhaust fluid).
  • Expert for consulting on design of centrifugal pump for medical ventilator.
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:
  • Slurry pump expert for consulting on slurry pump design and industry.
  • Pumping systems expert for consulting on Swansea - desalinization project - fyroc pumps.
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.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Spanish   He is moderately proficient in Spanish.

Market Research:
He is highly involved in the fossil and nuclear utility industries as well as the pump repair industry.

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 provides centrifugal pump training focusing on improving reliability and life by understanding pump design, generic failure mechanisms, and available solutions.


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