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Expert in Electron Beam Equiment for Sterilizing Medical Devices, and Irradiating Foods, Polymers and Wastes

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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is one of two partners in a consulting firm. He is the former General Manager of AECL Accelerators. He planned and led the team that developed Atomic Energy of Canada's high energy, high power electron beam technology. He set up and managed the business unit that produced and marketed the accelerators. He managed R&D programs to develop new uses for electron beams, including food irradiation, plastics, composites and cellulose treatment. He has extensive international experience in electron beam projects.

His partner Gerry Hare has an extensive background in marketing, engineering and physics as a result of more than thirty years experience in electron accelerator, medical device and semiconductor projects. He project-managed the development, initial production, installation and servicing of the first cancer therapy electron accelerator to use computer controls, established the marketing of electron sterilization equipment to the medical sterilization industry and device manufacturers, and worked with regional development agencies to attract medical device manufacturing. In addition, he has worked on ISO standards for electron sterilization.

Expert has presented numerous seminars and technical papers to the International Meetings on Radiation Processing, the Japan Conferences on Radiation,International Atomic Energy Agency, Pacific Basin Nuclear Conferences, Saskatchewan Association of Municipalities, Queensland Department of Trade and has provided extensive instructional courses on electron beam technology.


electron-beam sterilization


medical device irradiation sterilization


sterilization engineering


sterilization processing technology


food irradiation


terminal sterilization


industrial sterilization


ionizing radiation




irradiation sterilization

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1970   PhD   Atomic Physics (Expert J Expert)   Flinders University (South Australia)  
1966   BSc (Hons)   Physics   University of Adelaide  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1999 to




Current Consulting Firm




1985 to 1998


Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd.


Accelerator Business Unit


General Manager


During this period Expert was General Manager of AECL's Accelerator Business Unit,. This was a new business division of AECL which developed the world's most powerful industrial linear accelerator at the time. Such accelerators are used for sterilization of medical devices and can replace environmentally undesirable processes in other industries. Expert led the business unit from its inception, bringing both the product and markets to reality. His background in science and science management enabled him to understand the principles of the accelerator and the new applications research. His experience in strategic planning marketing the products gave him an unparalleled knowledge of the overall market and competition at the CEO level

1970 to 1985


Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd


Control and Instrumentation




During this period Expert developed interests in the application of science to product development. In 1975, he was appointed Branch Head of the Instrument Development Branch and in 1980, Director of the Electronics and Instrumentation Control Division. During that time he directed the technical component of the Canadian Safeguards Program, developing instrumentation for monitoring compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty.






Prepared marketing information including technical notes and specification sheets; created regional medical device manufacturing databases (UK, Germany, Italy, Malaysia); recruited and managed agents; identified and followed-up on sales possibilities and tracked competition.






Directed product development and production introduction (6 MeV Cancer therapy linac). Managed technical support for sales and marketing. Was Product Manager for Cobalt 60 teletherapy products and sources.

Career Accomplishments:

Charter member and regional past president of Canadian Nuclear Society.


Innovative Achievement Award of the Canadian Nuclear Society.

R&D 100 Award in 1990

Publications and Patents Summary

The partners have authored over 40 publications and are holders of several patents including most recently a system for in-line electron beam sterilization.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Japanese Society of Radiation Chemistry  
 - International Conference on Advanced composites  
 - Japan conference on Radiation and Radioisotopes  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1969 to 1998   Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd.   Director and General Manager   Expert was Director of the division of Instrumentation and Control, Leader of the Canadian Safeguards Technical Support program for the IAEA and subsequently General Manager of the Accelerator Business Unit of Atomic Energy of Canada.
to 1998      

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He provideda market survey for on-line electron beam sterilizationfor a Japanese client, and
  • He provided a report on market and technology opportunities for electron acceleratorsfor a British client.and
  • He provided overall guidance for the equipment selection, shield design, licensing and staff training for a US medical device manufacturer building a sterilization plant.
  • A review of accelerator technology for food irradiationfor a irradiation plant manufacturer, and
  • A dose mapping study including computer simulation and analysed equipment available for electron beam sterilization of contact lenses for a USA company.
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
He was an expert witness working with Millbank Tweed (New York) representing Atomic Energy of Canada versus E-Beam Services in New Jersey Federal Court.

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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1999 to   USA   He has consulted for approximately 10 USA clients ranging from individuals to major corporations
2000 to 2004   Japan   He has provided marketing services to one Japanese company and(subsequently technical and marketing services to another. Prior to becoming consultants they developed strong technical and marketing ties in Japan
1989 to 1997   UK, Italy,Germany, Malaysia, Australia   He carried extensive marketing activities related to medical device sterilization in these countries during the period
1992 to 1996   Sweeden, Finland, Germany   He worked extensively with pulp and paper companies in the development of viscose manufacture using electron-beam pre-treatments

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
French   Expert reads, speaks and understands French well but has limited ability to write legal or technical documents in French

Market Research:
He has direct experience in designing, manufacturing and installing electron beam accelerators and have completed a number of related consulting contracts

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 given radiation safety courses to users of accelerators.

He has given general electron beam irradiation courses.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has extensive experience in surveying the user requirements and identifying suppliers of electron beam equipment

Other Skills and Services

He has prepared communications materials for use by clients with the general public, local government and state licensing authorities. He has developed a generic calculation model for use by clients in assessing project feasibility and costs.


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