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 Expert  727742

Expert in New Product Development in Energy and Water.

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Wisconsin (WI)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert's firm is a contract research organization that helps industry bring cost-effective clean energy and clean water solutions to life, on time and at reasonable risk. Like other contract research firms, they offer consulting, planning, financial forecasting and project management. Unlike other research firms, they offer a comprehensive package of "new business startup" practices of proven value:

Focus on the Finish Line - they work backwards. They create a vision of where they want to be at the end of the process, from both a market "positioning" and a technology perspective.

Platforms - Use "patient capital" to invest in a fundamentally better "platform", which will allow rapid and inexpensive introduction of variations and improved models as time passes. This is also called "Multi-Generational Product Development".

Options - In innovation, things don't always go as expected. The probability of success can be greatly enhanced by identifying multiple options. If one approach fails, a backup is ready.

"Trim the Tree" - One can't have it all. To get something, one must often give up something. Early decisions to trim non-essentials from the project scope promote faster and less expensive development efforts.

A practical methodology of risk assessment and mitigation to safeguard the profitability of New Product Development projects, customized equipment projects, and other projects with novel or "first time" aspects leading to elevated risk.


conservation of energy




energy analysis software


energy auditing


energy efficiency


energy engineering


energy recovery


energy recovery system


energy system


energy-efficiency analysis system


energy-efficiency measurement system


energy-efficient biomass gasification


energy-efficient boiler cogeneration


energy-efficient building insulation material


energy-efficient building material


energy-efficient coal gasification


energy-efficient cogeneration


energy-efficient fluid bed boiler


energy-efficient fluid bed dryer


energy-efficient gas turbine cogeneration


energy-efficient gasification


energy-efficient kiln

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Chicago, Illinois;  Rockford, Illinois;  Aurora, Illinois;  Naperville, Illinois;  Elgin, Illinois;  Waukegan, Illinois;  Milwaukee, Wisconsin;  Madison, Wisconsin;  Green Bay, Wisconsin;  and Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1975   MSME   thermodynamics, computer modeling, energy efficiency and heat transfer   Marquette University   Magna Cum Laude
1973   BSME   mechanical engineering   Marquette University   Magna Cum Laude

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2008 to




Swing Research


CEO/Managing Member/Owner


He founded Swing Research to develop energy efficient technologies having significant impact, and help clients reduce their energy costs.

1990 to 2007


Siemens Water Technologies



R&D Director


Manage the R&D function. Member of Senior Staff.

1988 to 1990


Xcel Group





Market and perform energy and environmental consulting services.

1975 to 1988


Allis Chalmers Coal Gas Corporations



Manager Gasification Engineering


Manage the process and mechanical design of a 50 MW pressurized rotary kiln coal gasifier, write test plans and equipment specifications, and close energy balances around plant to within 5%.

1972 to 1974


General Electric Medical Systems



Co-op Student


troubleshoot material failures

Career Accomplishments:

Past member of: Wisconsin Association of Research Management, Industrial Research Institute, American Society of Chemical Engineers, Water Environment Federation, Society of Vacuum Coaters


Professional Engineer (WI)


Bausch & Lomb Science Award Winner, Most Valuable Paper in ChemTech

Publications and Patents Summary

He has 13 patents and four patent applications pending

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
to   Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation   subcontractor   prepare report entitled "Window of the Future"
2011 to 2011   National Science Foundation   Principal Investigator   Manage Phase I SBIR grant ($150K)
2011 to 2012   Department of Energy   Principal Investigator   Manage Phase I SBIR grant ($150K)
2012 to 2013   Department of Energy   Principal Investigator   Manage Phase I SBIR grant ($150K)

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He was hired by Continental Corporation to diagnose the contributing factors to explosions they had been experiencing in their coal gasifiers. Subsequently hired to perpare written operating procedures consistent with safe operating practice.
  • He was hired by Cleaver Brooks to perform math modeling of their heat recovery unit, and recommend changes for improvement.
  • He was hired by Siemens Water Technologies to prepare test approach and interface with Engineer for NY City when wastewater aeration equipment failed first round of testing. Equipment subsequently passed test.
  • Traveled to Sweden a number of times over six months to successfully troubleshoot a fluidized bed wastewater process.
  • Traveled to Singapore in two unrelated instances of troubleshooting mechnical failures and material failures in process equipment. Presentation on findings left clients satisfied.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in Product Design Optimization.
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:
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
2002 to 2003   Singapore   Traveled to Singapore on two unrelated troubleshooting incidents.
1998 to 1999   Sweden   Treveled four times to Sweden to troubleshoot a fluidized bed. Client remarked favorably that every time Consultant came over, the equipment worked better than before.
2004 to 2004   China and Hong Kong   He traveled to China to witness testing of a mold for a large plastic part, and to provide sign off.
1994 to 1994   England   Toured R&D projects throughout various locations of his company in England.

Market Research:
He has insights and opinions on viability of most of the new technologies being worked on in the conventional energy, alternative energy and energy efficiency fields, from both a technical and a business perspective.

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:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Sourced high temperature cyclones, custom castings and fabricated machinery in high temperature metals

Other Skills and Services

He has expertise in risk management and safety consulting, particularly where explosion risk is involved.


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