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Expert in Aluminum Reduction, Alumina Feed Control, Bath Chemistry, Process Control Strategies

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New York (NY)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has 26 years of experience in aluminun reduction specializing in increased current effeciency and reductions in power consumption. He has developed alumina feed control, resistance control, ratio control, liquid level control, potline process improvement plans and current distribution strategies. He also has expertise in new cell start up and "superheat" based control philosophies. He has expertise in statistical process control and routinely utilizes this discipline in many aspects of process improvement plans. He has also developed and provided technical training for multiple layers of smelting employees ranging from entry level production workers up to and including potline managers. He has worked with staff in multiple aluminum companies resulting in improved effeciency and potline stabilzation. He has the ability and experience to effectively communicate to and work with all levels of expertise in this field.

aluminum production


aluminum reduction


aluminum reduction cell


aluminum smelting


reduction cell

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Utica, New York.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1984   Certificate   Chemical Engineering, minoring in quality and statistical control.   General Motors Institute, Flint Michigan 1981-1984  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1999 to 2009








He is the owner of RSAC.

1997 to 1999


ALCOA Massena, NY


Smelting / Primary Metals


Technical Coordinator


Oversee the reduction process including management of process engineering staff, Chemlab staff, and specific production staff. He was responsible for establishing and implementing process improvement plans for achieving and surpassing both financial and non-financial smelting objectives. He represented ALCOA Massena in divisional "Like Technology Teams" charged with improving and standardizing operating procedures and philosophies throughout the division.

1996 to 1997


ALCOA Massena NY


Smelting / Primary Metals


Technical Supervisor


He was responsible for new cell start up procedures and operations. Represented Massena for ALCOA's "New Cell Start Team"

1992 to 1996


ALCOA Massena NY


Smelting / Primary Metals


Process Engineering


He was part of a technical staff which worked on all aspects of aluminum reduction.

1984 to 1992


ALCOA Massena NY


Smelting / Primary Metals


Potline Supervisor


He was one of the four supervisors responsible for the production employees routine work performed in the potlines.

1981 to 1984


General Motors


Central Foundry


Student Engineer


He was coop engineering student at General Motors Institute through the Central Foundry Division.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Worked with Century Aluminum in 2008 to successfully identify and correct effeciency decreases in the four potlines in Ravenswood, WV
  • Worked with Century Aluminum in 2007-2008 to develop basic technical training for new employees at the Ravenswood plant.
  • Was contracted and successfully worked with the four primary technical supervisors at Ravenswood on potline management and setpoint philosophy and control.
  • Worked with Columbia Falls Aluminum on a monthly bases from 1999-2008 to provide technical training and support for their potlines and staff. Also provided expertise during mutiple potline shutdowns and restarts.
  • Worked with the Kubal Smelter in Sweden to identify performance improvement opportunities and process audits in 2005 and 2006
Recent Client Requests:
  • Quality control expert in statisical process control in new york area for consulting on Implement SPC to quality control.
  • Expert in the modern processing techniques for aluminum reduction.
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Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
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  • Expert in Possible testifying retention (108383) by Plaintiffs' Counsel.
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2005 to 2006   Sweden   Worked with technical staff to identify and correct process ineffeciencies. Also provided process audits for Smelting and Plant management.
1999 to 1999   Australia   Worked with the Alcoa smelter in Portland regarding new cell starts and general pot operation improvements.

Additional Skills and Services:

He has developed and delivered aluminum reduction technical training for both bargaining and non-bargaining empoyees at Columbia Falls Aluminum and Century Aluminum, Ravenswood. He has also developed and delivered basic statistical training for production and management employees at Columbia Falls Aluminum

Other Skills and Services

He has a background in both technical and operating strategies with regards to aluminum reduction. He has the ability to "bridge the gaps" which often occur between engineering and production employees. By having hands-on experience in both fields, he can improve communication and align strategies between the two sets of backgrounds. Unlike some consultants, he can actually say YES when asked, "Have you ever actually done this", when suggesting changes for improvement.


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