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Expert in Machine Tool Safety


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

South Carolina (SC)
USA
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Summary of Expertise:

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Chairman of Cincinnati Machine's Product Safety Committee * Conducted safety audits of new products to identify and correct potential safety problems before shipment. Reviewed and approved all machine safety plates. Kept accidents at a minimum and resulted in fewer liability cases for the organization. * Chaired ANSI B11.23 standards committee to write a new Machining Center safety standard that included state of the art safety content important to the European market. * Trained over 100 employees on the use of HAS (Hazard Analysis System) to quantitatively evaluate safety issues before the issues become a product liability. Also used to evaluate accidents and determine corrective action.
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machine design

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machine safety

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machinery-related accident

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mechanical product safety

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industrial machinery

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machine guard

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machinery

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machinery design

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machinery reliability

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machinery reliability improvement

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mechanical engineering

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mechanical product reliability improvement


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Charlotte, North Carolina;  Asheville, North Carolina;  Gastonia, North Carolina;  Augusta, Georgia;  Athens, Georgia;  Columbia, South Carolina;  Greenville, South Carolina;  and Johnson City, Tennessee.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1967   BSME   Mechanical Engineering   Ohio State University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2001 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

President and Senior Consultant

 

Machine design / product development consultant

1967 to 2001

 

Cincinnati Milacron (fromally Cincinnati Milacron)

 

Engineering

 

Engineering Manager

 

Responsible for design of machining centers and chairman of product safety committee.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

6 US Patents


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He consulted on the design and development of a new machining center for a leading Taiwanese machine tool company.
  • He consulted on the design and development of a new thermal energy deburring machine for a major US company.
  • He consulted as a technical liason between a US machine tool company and a Taiwanese machine tool company.
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
He helped gather evidence for defense of litigation against Cincinnati, but never testified. Gave several depositions.
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2002 to 2005   Taiwan/Taichung   As a Paris Mountain Associate, he consulted for a major Taiwanese machine tool company to design and built a new modular machine tool. Traveled to Taiwan 15 times to review and direct the design and build of the prototype. Also required travel to China and Japan Germany and Italy.
2007 to 2009   Europe - Ireland/Shannon & Germany/Remsheid   As a Paris Mountain Associate, he lead the development of a new thermal energy deburring machine. Also required traveling to Japan, China and UK to negoiate specifications.
to   Taiwan/Taichung and Japan/Osaka   As engineering manager with Cincinnati Machine he traveled to Taiwan and Japan to lead development of a new import machine from a Taiwanese machine tool builder.

Market Research:
Skilled at identifing potential safety hazards and recommedning corrective action.

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Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Completed HAS training (hazard analysis system). Trained 100 engineers at Cininnati on use of HAS. Trained many engineers on how to do product safety audits and lead safety audits of new machines. Investigated several accidents and took necessary corrective action.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

At Cincinnati, he located and worked with vendors to improve machine tool safety. He also chaired an ANSI committee to write the new machining center safety standard.


 

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