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 Expert  727328

Expert in Plastics Marketing and Design in the Automotive Industry

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Michigan (MI)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has worked with thermoset and thermoplastic resins in the automotrive industry specifying polymers and performing engineering design work for over twenty years. During a large portion of these years he has been engaged in the marketing of engineering thermoplastic polymers, working heavily with OEM and first tier engineers in the selection of polymers to meet specific performance requirements.

plastic resin


polymer marketing

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Detroit, Michigan;  Grand Rapids, Michigan;  Warren, Michigan;  Flint, Michigan;  Sterling Heights, Michigan;  Lansing, Michigan;  Ann Arbor, Michigan;  Livonia, Michigan;  Dearborn, Michigan;  and Toledo, Ohio.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1974   MS   Physics   Bowling Green State University   Sigma Pi Sigma National Physics Honor Society
1969   BS   Physics   Findaly College  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

2005 to 2008


DuPont Engineering Polymers


Sr. Dev. Specialist


He performed marketing application development with the key objective of identifying mainly PPA applications and in doing so also develop new customers. His primary contacts were engineers at the OEM, tier-one and tier-two level where the major topic was application engineering requirements, design feasibility for metal conversion to plastic. He also coordinated technical resources, performed necessary engineering calculations to confirm fit of the polymer product to the application. He developed valve actuation components business, transmission components, thermostat housings, engine mounts, caliper bushings at existing and new accounts.

Career Accomplishments:

He has had a one of his SAE papers published in a special edition plastics design book and has had his design and analysis work on an ATV bumper and rack system patented by Polaris. In addition to multiple SAE papers on plastic design, he has also presented papers to SPI and the National Design Engineering Conference.


He was elected to Sigma Pi Sigma National Physics Honor Society in graduate school.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has one patent and one patent application made by companies at which he was employed, these pertaining to plastics design and processing. He has published four papers all dealing with plastics design.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - SAE Publication  
 - SAE Conference  
 - National Design Engineering Conference, Chicago  
 - Society of the Plastics Industry  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He has consulted on the high performance thermoplastic area of the automotive industry, discussing the requirements and fit of high temperature polymers, discussing the market demand and cost pressures as well as the alternatives.
  • While employed for DuPont he reviewed nearly on a weekly basis the problems, the requirements, and alternative polymer solutions for automotive applications for tier-1 suppliers and on occassion OEMs.
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1995 to 1995   Japan   He made a presentation to a Japanese high temperature polymer manufacturer and sales group on the automotive market fit for the PPS, its advantages and fit in solving design problems.

Market Research:
He has spent over twenty years in the plastics and composites area of the automotive industry both as a engineer doing design and analysis as well as a marketing engineer working with OEMs, tier-1, and tier-2 suppliers. In the latter my time was spent directly working with customer requirements, cost reduction efforts, plastic material specifications, and trends in manufacturing competitiveness.

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