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 Expert  726391

Expert in Packaging Machinery, Automatic Cartoning, Casepacking

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Minnesota (MN)
Education Work History Consulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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He is familiar with the latest in vision technology, progammable logic controllers, servo motors and drives from all the large vendors such as Allen Bradley, Automation Direct, Emerson and Toshiba and how they relate to specific tasks in automation as they are being used today.

automation technology

He is very familiar with a wide variety of packaging materials as well as with the manufacturing techniques and major manufacturers in the USA.





corrugated boxboard


corrugated carton


corrugated packaging material




food package

He has sold, built and installed many casepacking machines

case packing

He is very familiar with different types of glue used in packaging closures, how to apply them at low or high speeds and how to apply compression needed to make the glue absorb into the substructure on both chip board and corrugated material.

package closure

He can aid in package cost reduction in the areas of waste elimination, transportation vs. on site manufacturing from the suppliers. A common problem with a lot people who use corrugate.

package cost reduction

Expert manages a firm with many years of expierience in these areas.

packaging engineering


food packaging equipment


package design


package handling


packaging equipment


packaging automation


packaging evaluation


packaging machine


packaging machinery design

We have been asked by many companies to give written reports on the performance, including downtime, uptime and throughput and finding out areas of improvement.

packaging machine performance

He can act as the inbetween person to bring together the correct material manufacturer and the correct machinery manufacturer as he knows almost all of them in the United States.

packaging material

He is familiar with many manufacturing processes as he has traveled and visited thousands of sites in the last 26 years.

packaging process

He is dedicated to keeping up with the current packaging technologies.

packaging technology

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Minneapolis, Minnesota;  Saint Paul, Minnesota;  Rochester, Minnesota;  Burnsville, Minnesota;  Saint Cloud, Minnesota;  Eden Prairie, Minnesota;  Minnetonka, Minnesota;  and Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1983   Bachelor of Arts   Geography   U of Minnesota Duluth  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1984 to






To help small and large companies automate the end of line packaging. To increase speed, efficiencies, product throughput through automation. Consuling with start up to large companies helping them with engineering , equipment procurment, Line layout and start up assistance. From 1983 - 1996 he was a manufacturer's representative with over 40 lines of equipment .from 1997-2009. He has been a consultant and manufacturer of custom automation equipment.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Helped A midsize health food company in the procurement, linelayout and installation of a complete packaging solution consisting of dry filling equipment, labeling, induction sealing, capping, case ercting, case sealing and pallet layout.
  • Helped every process cheese company in the USA automate the product handling and cartoning of the large Sams Club style IWS cheese cartons by eliminating 4 people per shift and cartoning it automatically. It also eliminated the the possibilty of carpal tunnel syndrome. We found that the standard machines available were much too large so we developed our own, which is now the standard in the industry.
  • Developed an infinitely adjustable glue application machine which is PC-based to apply glue to corrugated flats. This machine is used by corrugated box makers to form foam-lined boxes for many different applications. It sped up the process by 5 times and eliminated some labor.
  • Developed a machine to assemble metal channels into foam blocks and apply a bar code label automatically. This machine saved 6 people per shift.
  • Developed a machine to apply invoices to boxes on an assembly line. This saved labor and increased speed as well as getting hot melt glue away from line personel who were constantley burning themselves with the 350 degree glue.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in Stand up pouch (new equipment training).
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:
Expert in OSHA safety requirments, machinery guarding, and safety as is required electronically on larger pieces of machinery.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in Corrogated Packaging.
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.

Market Research:
Food, pharmacutical, medical and manufacturing of all types.

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:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He was a manufacturers representative for over 13 years and has attented the pack expo and pack expo west trade shows on a regular basis. He knows all the major manufacturers in the packaging machinery fields

Other Skills and Services

The ability to build custom machinery. The ability to oversee a large project and see it to the end by putting together a team of other professionals in the required related aspects of the specific projects.


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