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 Expert  727421

Expert in Automated Production Equipment, Business Development & Operations

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Oregon (OR)
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Expert is a highly accomplished, results-driven leader with proven success and hands-on experience managing worldwide operations with solid global expertise and strong operations, business development, engineering, manufacturing and financial management. He has the ability to ascertain needs and goals, streamline operations and processes, envision new concepts and effectively communicate direction. Consistently delivers superior national and worldwide products. Extensive experience in the medical, pharmaceutical, solar, automotive, industrial, commercial and consumer product markets.

Expert has the ability to create and execute strategic change and to generate record sales supporting positive business growth and profitability. He has designed and implemented processes to achieve improved visibility, planning and forecasting for CRM, engineering, procurement, manufacturing, and quality management.

Expert has extensive experience in building, developing, managing and empowering highly productive management, sales, engineering and operations teams to exceed multi-million dollar quotas each year. Expert possesses an exceptional leadership style with solid ability to recognize business development opportunities. He has proven capability to initiate change, implement and develop innovative solutions.




assembly automation


assembly equipment


assembly machine


assembly robot


assembly technology


automated equipment development


automated machine design


automated machinery


automatic transfer equipment


automation system


building automation


building automation system


business development


business management


business operations


business process management


industrial marketing


disposable device high-speed automated assembly


manufacturing automation


medical device manufacturing automation


automated assembly


capital equipment


line balancing


market development


operations management


precision assembly


strategic planning

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Portland, Oregon;  Eugene, Oregon;  Salem, Oregon;  Gresham, Oregon;  Beaverton, Oregon;  Hillsboro, Oregon;  Springfield, Oregon;  Bend, Oregon;  and Vancouver, Washington.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1999   MS   Management   Cardinal Stritch University   Recognized for "Outstanding Performance and Demonstration of Franciscan Values"
1997   BSBA   Business Administration   Cardinal Stitch University   Academic Distinction
1977   AS   Mechanical Design Technology   Madison Area Technical College  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2009 to






Principle Consultant


Advise and assist clients in solving business development, organizational and process problems with the objective of creating solutions that create measurable and sustainable value.

2008 to 2009


ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc


Program Management / Engineering


Director of Programs / Engineering


Responsible for managing the strategic proposal, program management, custom engineering, production support and customer service of custom precision production systems.

2000 to 2007


Mikron Assembly Technology


North America


President / General Manager


Responible for North America market and operations with full P&L responsibility, direct reports included Sales, Marketing, Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality, Service, Finance / Business Administration and Human Resources. Member of the Assembly Technology global division management team responible setting and steering the strategy of the division and the business unit.

1985 to 2000


Gilman Engineering & Manufacturing


Sales & Engineering


National Sales Manager / Proposal Engineer / Mechanical Engineer


Managed a national sales team of seven regional sales managers and two proposal analysts satisfying a $90M bookings plan annually. Responsible for the proposal and presentation of multi-million dollar automated assembly systems. Responsible for the design, build and start-up of automated assembly systems for cylinder heads, engines, transmissions, turbochargers, steering gears, airbag inflators, alternators, electric motors, compressors, horns, fuse cables and others.

1984 to 1985


Craig Manufacturing




Product Design, Control Engineer


Responsible for the complete design of custom web handling systems for the paper, film and foil industries, including unwind, winding, slitting and web guiding systems.

1979 to 1984


Lanair Inc.


Engineering / Manufacturing


Product Design / Manufacturing Engineer


Responsible for the complete design and manufacture of waste-oil fired commercial heating systems and automotive after-market products.

1977 to 1979


Burdick Corporation




Design Draftsman


Responsible for the mechanical design layout of medical electronic equipment, including electrocardiographs, defibrillators, monitors and treadmills.

Career Accomplishments:

The Association of Manufacturing Technology (AMT) - CASG Committee Chairman. Automatic Assembly Systems Group – Founder & Manager

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Cardinal Stitch University - Master Thesis  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Partnered with a start-up technology company to research the market for a Photo Spectrometer Testing Instrument. Advised leadership team on alternate strategies to enter the market and selling the business once established.
  • Created workshops for Healthcare Professionals to grow their practices. Workshops facilitate strategic planning and market analysis resulting in action plans and key metrics to drive growth.
  • Coached selling professionals in the art and science of business development and account management.
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Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on expert witness.
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
2000 to 2007   Switzerland / Europe   Member of the global management team responsible for setting and steering the strategy of the automated assembly systems division. He launched 3 European product lines to the US market and lead global selling and project teams to win and build engineered to order production systems
2007 to 2007   Japan   Participate in a US trade mission to Japan, sponsored by the US Commerce Department and AMT, to introduce US machine building companies to the leaders of Japanese manufactures with US businesses
2000 to 2007   Mexico   Introduced European product line to Mexican market by meeting with customers, attending trade shows and speaking at conferences.

Additional Skills and Services:

He created a series of workshops for Healthcare Professionals to grow their practices. Workshops facilitated strategic planning and market analysis resulting in action plans and key metrics to drive growth.

Other Skills and Services

Leadership / Strategic Planning / Global Business Development / Operations Management / Partnership Alliances / Contract Negotiations / Risk Mitigation / Sales & Marketing / Design Engineering / Project & Resource Management / Organizational Change / Lean Process Reengineering / Continuous Improvement


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