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 Expert  727346

Expert in Die Casting Machinery, Die Cast Trim Presses, Die Casting Automation Equipment, Die Casting Process

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Arizona (AZ)
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Expert has engaged in the design, manufacture and sales of hot chamber zinc alloy die casting machinery for 46 years. He has been an owner of several die casting machinery manufacturing companies and has represented overseas manufacturers of die casting machinery for the last 21 years. He has also been involved in die casting trim presses, die casting automation equipment and die casting die making.

Expert has also been involved in the original committee that wrote the safety standard for die casting machinery and related equipment in 1971 and subsequent revisions. This is known as ANSI B152.1. He has served on industry committees over the years and held various positions on the committees. He has participated in group seminars at trade conferences and given talks on the subject to a variety of trade association local groups. He has attended every trade show held in North America since 1966 and many overseas trade shows, participating in meetings and group discussions on his areas of expertise.

He has also been active for 46 years in the sale of die casting machinery and related equipment and visited hundreds of die casting facilities all over the world. He has consulted with die casting companies and potential die casting clients and advised them about the process, operation and safety of the equipment.

Expert has been retained by law firms to provide expert testimony in product liability cases involving die casting machinery. He has also participated in providing consultation to individual die casting companies about the correct operation of equipment and safety issues.

In his position as a leading supplier of hot chamber die casting machines to the industry for over four decades, he has provided solutions and advice to numerous clients in the field. He recently has added two new principals in the die casting field for four slide die casting equipment and cold chamber aluminum die casting machines. He is still active in this field and is in touch with the entire customer base in North America as well as Mexico and Canada and travels several times each year to visit his principals in Taiwan. This keeps him up to date on the latest developments in technology and processes. He is able to bring his skill set to analyze, develop a plan and implement the plan to his clients utilizing his experience.


die casting


die castings




zinc die casting

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Phoenix, Arizona;  Tucson, Arizona;  Mesa, Arizona;  Glendale, Arizona;  Scottsdale, Arizona;  Chandler, Arizona;  Tempe, Arizona;  Gilbert, Arizona;  and Peoria, Arizona.

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Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1967   BS   Business   DePaul University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

2003 to






He is the principal in this machinery sales company importing die casting machines from Taiwan

1991 to 2003


Hydracast , Inc.




He was owner of small die casting machinery and parts manufacturer.

1965 to 1991


American Die Casting Machinery Co.




He owned and operated a manufacturer of hot chamber die casting machinery

Career Accomplishments:

Member of Society of Die casting Engineers, American Die Casting Institute, Machinery Dealers Association, National Machine Tool Builders Association, Illinois Manufactureres Association, North American Die Casting Association, American National Standards Institute

Publications and Patents Summary

He has numerous articles published in trade journals over 4 decades

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He was hired to consult with a New Jersey law firm representing the manufacturer of die casting machinery in a product liability case
  • He was hired to perform training and instruction to manufacturing and maintenance personnel at a major lock manufacturer's factory in Mexico
  • He was hired as an expert witness for an Ohio law firm on a product liability case against an aluminum die caster
  • He was hired to consult for an Illinois law firm representing several insurance companies involving hydraulic fluid contamination in a die casting facility
  • He was hired as an expert witness by a Nashville law firm to inspect and report on zinc die cast tooling involving litigation over usefull life of the tooling
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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:
He has consulted for law firms as an expert witness for product liability suits involving die casting machinery including investigation, review of other expert reports, on site inspection of equipment, review of complaints, deposition testimony, court testimony and report summary
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
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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
1993 to   Taiwan   He was hired as exclusive sales agent for a leading Taiwanese die casting machinery manufacturer and helped with the development of safety engineering of the equipment to bring it into compliance with North American standards. He also wrote all instruction manuals, produced and narrated instructional and sales video material and wrote and edited literature for the company.
2000 to   Mexico   He has established a relationship with a subsidiary of a Fortune 500 company that operates a large die casting department and participated in the layout, set up and operation of the department over several years. He helped specify machinery, auxilliary equipment and tooling.
2012 to   Taiwan   He was hired to represent a major manufacturer of cold chamber aluminum die casting machines and automation equipment in North America and will be responsible for service and training of customers as well as trade show attendance
1995 to 1995   Hong Kong   He consulted with a Hong Kong based die caster that was preparing to relocate to Mainland China with specifying equipment and tooling requirements for the new facility
2011 to   Slovenia   He was hired to consult and represent a Slovenian subsidiary of a British firm that manufactures four slide die casting machines and develop design and technology assistanec and as well as develop a marketing plan for North America and set up and staff trade shows

Market Research:
He has been actively involved in the sales and servicing of die casting equipment and has followed trends and participated in seminars and group discussions geared at new technologies and their implementation in the 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 has developed and provided training of the operation, function and safety of die casting machinery on site at customer's facilities and offered training to production, maintenance and safety personnel with virtually every installation where machinery was sold over 46 years

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He was involved in the selection, purchasing and assembly of the line of machinery that his company manufactured for four decades. He met with vendors and potential vendors, negotiated purchases and contracts and specified materials and components used in the assembly of the machines.

Other Skills and Services

He has served on numerous commitees writing safety standards and given talks on safety procedures and participated in panel discussions for application of safety standards. He was also one of the original members of the ADCI/SDCE safety standards commitee and his name appears on the final document that became ANSI B152.1 safety standard for die casting machinery.


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