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 Expert  726952

Expert in Green Energy Controls, Automotive Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical Process Controls

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Indiana (IN)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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Expert has designed patented systems which increase manufacturing productivity, flexibility, and quality while drastically reducing inventory in discrete and continuous manufacturing industries such as automotive, machine tool, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and recovery of pipeline-grade Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) from waste sources such as Landfills and Waste Water Treatment Facilities (WWTF). These systems ensure manufacturing is synchronized with true demand and optimize process control in terms of Enterprise Business Goals. He has led efforts to modernize Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) - based systems to facilitate Lean Manufacturing and Mass Customization. His results at companies such as General Electric, Ford, Toyota, Chrysler, Chevron / FirmGreen has been revolutionary: throughput increases of 40% with inventory cost reductions of over 30% and quality increases of over 100%. He has won awards, simutaneously from automotive industry leaders AND the United Auto Workers for increasing the Quality of Work Life.

expert system


lean manufacturing


manufacturing productivity


product variety optimization

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Indianapolis, Indiana;  Fort Wayne, Indiana;  South Bend, Indiana;  Gary, Indiana;  Hammond, Indiana;  Bloomington, Indiana;  Muncie, Indiana;  Anderson, Indiana;  Terre Haute, Indiana;  and Lafayette, Indiana.

Often requested
with this expert:

Materials and Manufacturing Management
Lean Manufacturing, Lean Project Management, Lean...
Lean Manufacturing, Kanban
Lean Manufacturing Engineering and Production Systems...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1996   PhD   Business   Syracuse University  
1986   EMBA   Business Operations   Harvard Business School and General Electric   Summa Cum Laude
1983   MS   Educational Psychology   University of California   Cum Laude
1978   BS   Computer Engineering   University of Utah   Cum Laude

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2007 to







Set up and lead business in recovering green energy from waste sources and improving manufacturing in the pharmaceutical industry.

1998 to 2007


AgentWare Systems, Inc.





Set up and led business which was a Tier 1 vendor to all the major companies in the automotive industry. Programs were designed to increase manufacturing productivity and profitability while modernizing the plants in terms of lean manufacturing and Mass Customization.

1982 to 1997


General Electric


Special Programs


General Manager


P&L responsibility for this major aerospace and defense division. Grew the business at an annual rate of over 35% while doubling margin. Instituted Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing driving a second doubling of margin.

1979 to 1982


Advanced Technology, Inc.


West Coast




Responsible for set up and leadership of the Western Division of Adtech. The division grew from 19 employees to over 900 employees with industry-leading margins in only three years. Sold company to Emhart in 1982.

1971 to 1979


United States Marine Corps



Private through Captain


As enlisted was direct infantry and Force Reconnaissance. As an Officer was in Communications.

Career Accomplishments:

IEEE, Engineering Society of Detroit, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, International Association of Knowledge Engineers


Customer Driven Quality Award - three times, Ford Motor Company, Letter of Commendation for Improving the Quality of Work Life, United Auto Workers

Publications and Patents Summary

Method for Manufacturing an Item, US Patent

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1971 to 1979   USMC   NCO and Officer   Infantry and Communications Officer
1989 to   Classified   Strategic Implications of Foreign Manufacturing Developments   Assessing new manufacturing techniques from foreign companies

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • At Ford Windsor Engine Plant - implemented patented system which synchronized the entire supply chain to actual product flow. Increased throughput by 40% while decreasing inventory cost by 33% and decreasing supply trailers in the yard from over 100 to 10 or less and increased quality. Also, increased model mix from 6 to 79.
  • At Ford Sharonville Transmission Plant - increased quality by decreasing assembly plant "pulls" from 6 / month to ZERO through error proofing and automated inspection.
  • At Chrysler Kokomo Transmission Plant helped make the plant #1 in the world for Hours Per Transmission, as measured by the Harbor Report. This was accomplished by applying real time traceability and product flow visualization and material synchronization.
  • For FirmGreen/Chevron/MorganStanley, perfected Remote Monitoring and Control of a Continuous Process which refines pipeline-quality Compressed Natural Gas from waste sources such as landfills and WWTF's helping achieve EPA Project of the Year for 2008.
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:
Precision laser scanning of crime scenes and navigation through scanned scenes to graphically show the evidence and conclusions drawn from the evidence
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
1996 to   Japan   Worked with Yaskawa Electric in the field of plant automation and control
2007 to   China   Synchronizing the supply chain to joint venture Chrysler plant in Beijing.
1995 to   Brazil   Assisted in the design and implementation of the world's most productive engine plant for Joint Venture Tritec plant in Curtiba owned by BMW and Chrysler, later purchased by Fiat

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Spanish   Expert speaks, reads, and writes in Spanish with moderate proficiency.

Market Research:
Consulting in "breaking in" to the automotive and pharmaceutical manufacturing industries and "green energy" production.

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:

Methods of modern manufacturing especially Lean Manufacturing and increasing variety and Mass Customization


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