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Expert in Downstream Aluminum Products (Plate, Sheet, Foil and Extrusions)

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Virginia (VA)
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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Expert has worked in the aluminum industry for 45 years. Areas of expertise include rolling mill operations, quality assurance, sales & marketing, inventory & production control, strategic planning and responsibility for an international sales organization involved in exporting aluminum products. He has performed consulting work for strategic players, private equity firms, hedge funds, major consulting companies and a government in the Middle East. He has traveled to 35 countries since 1990 and was involved in joint ventures in China, Russia and South America. Expert has a bachelor degree in industrial engineering, a master of business administration degree and is certified in inventory and production control management.



aluminum production

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Virginia Beach, Virginia;  Norfolk, Virginia;  Chesapeake, Virginia;  Richmond, Virginia;  Newport News, Virginia;  Hampton, Virginia;  Alexandria, Virginia;  Portsmouth, Virginia;  Lynchburg, Virginia;  and Suffolk, Virginia.

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Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1978   MBA   Business   University of North Alabama  
1964   BIE   Industrial Engineering   University of Florida  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2002 to


(Undisclosed Consulting Company)





He is involved in providing consulting services to companies involved in the aluminum industry.

2000 to 2001





VP International Business Development


He was responsible for developing international customers for this web site which was one of the first electronic business sites serving the aluminum industry.

1993 to 2000


Reynolds Metals Company


Reynolds International, Inc.


General Director, Export Marketing & Sales


He was responsible for a global sales organization which included a direct sales force with an office in Hong Kong. Sales to South America were handled through the corporate headquarters office located in Richmond, VA. European sales were coordinated through the office located in Laussane, Switzerland. Annaul sales were $700 million USD.

1988 to 1993


Reynolds Metals Company


Mill Products Division


Material Management Director/Operations Planning Manager


He was responsible for division purchasing, inventory & production control and was responsible for strategic planning for the division. The Mill Products Division was a producer of aluminum plate and sheet products.

1983 to 1988


Reynolds Metals Company


Mill Products Division.


Manager, Rigid Container Markets


He was responsible for the beer, beverage and food can sheet market, the largest market in the company with sales in excess of 800 million pounds per year.

1964 to 1983


Reynolds Metals Company


Mill Products Division




He started his career at the Listerhill, AL rolling mill as an industrial engineer, worked in operations supervision for 7 years plant planning for 2 years. He also worked at the McCook, IL rolling mill with responsibilities for plant maintenance, engineering, industrial engineering and quality assurance.

Career Accomplishments:

APICS certification in Inventory and Production Control (1993).

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Advising a Middle East government on the expansion of their downstream aluminum industry. This was an eight month assignment involving market analysis, competitive analysis, defining potential business options, recommending potential downstream businesses and strategies and making a presentation to a large group of potential investors.
  • Five month consulting assignment to evaluate the Novelis aluminum rolling business for two private equity firms.
  • Preparation of a global strategic study for the aircraft/aerospace aluminum plate market. This study involved identifying producers and capacities, demand projections and likely strategic scenerios.
  • Consulting assisgnment with a USA based aluminum foil producer to help them focus their strategic direction. This project included defining potential strategic acquisitions. The project also involved helping them find areas of opportunity to reduce working capital.
  • Consulting assignment with a major global consulting firm to define the impact on the global aluminum rolled products industry resulting for all of the new capacity installed, and in the process of being installed, in China.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Aluminum extruded expert for consulting on small light weight tubing.
  • Expert for consulting on Laminated foils and films opportunities / recommendations.
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 been involved in several depositions while employed by the Reynolds Metals Company.
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 2000   Global   Responsible for a global sales and marketing organization involved in exporting aluminum products throughout the world. He was also responsible for generating export sales for JV's in China and Russia. He spent approximately 50% of his time traveling internmationally.
2000 to 2001   Global   Responsible for developing international customers for aluminium.com, an internet based electronic business web site.

Market Research:
His consulting work has involved him in the USA domestic market as well as global aluminum markets. His main area of expertise includes aluminum flat rolled products (plate, sheet and foil). He has visited aluminum rolling mills throughout the world. He also has some experience with extruded aluminum products. He has been involved in evaluating one primary aluminum smelter project in Brazil.

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:

Training involvement with employees of joint ventures in China and Russia. Presentations to MBA students at the University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University and the College of William and Mary focusing on international business issues. Various presentations to aluminum conferences in North America, China and Europe.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

From 1988 to 1993 he was responsible for purchasing for the Mill Products Division of the Reynolds Metals Company.

Other Skills and Services

He is certified in inventory and production conmtrol management by the Society for Operations Management (APICS).


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