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 Expert  727864

Expert in Product Development and Manufacturing Technology Transfer in Composite Materials for Industrial, Biotech and Medical Devices

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Maryland (MD)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert's principal expertise lies in conducting original research, development and evaluation of alternative process capabilities, in support of new product development. His work has typically led to the establishment of new manufacturing platforms for a variety of material science-oriented businesses spanning the continental US, Western Europe and Japan. The scope of these developments include the following industries: Membrane filtration and separations; Clinical diagnostic reagent systems; Cardiovascular, Orthopedic and Ocular medical devices; Pharmaceutical-grade fluid mechanics, devices and systems; Flexible high-barrier packaging films; technical textiles and nonwoven fabrics.

technical textile design


coated fabric


clinical diagnostics

He has extensive hands-on experience in manufacture and processing of polymer films, membranes, papers and fabrics, particularly including laminates, composites and coatings of these. Deep knowledge of adhesive binders and methods of application in lamination and device assembly. Fluent in heat transfer processes including conductive, convective, radiant, and radio frequency systems. Particular understanding of ultrasonic welding and bonding, including wide webs.







laminate material


web conversion

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;  Allentown, Pennsylvania;  Reading, Pennsylvania;  Bethlehem, Pennsylvania;  Lancaster, Pennsylvania;  Trenton, New Jersey;  Camden, New Jersey;  Wilmington, Delaware;  Baltimore, Maryland;  and Alexandria, Virginia.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1978   MBA   Business Administration   Shippensburg State College, PA   summa cum laude
1974   BS   Chemical Engineering   Western Michigan University   cum laude

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1996 to 2016




Industrial Products Division


Process Technologist


Develop key enabling manufacturing technology, new process capabilities, and new product platforms, aiming for functional excellence in pharma and industrial membrane applications

1992 to 1996


Landec Corporation




Director of Manufacturing


GMP device production, engineering, and materials management, for production of orthopedic and ocular medical devices based on unique thermoplastic polymers. Also invented modified atmosphere packaging for vegetable produce.Concept to commercialization under GMP within two years.

1990 to 1992






Director of Process Science


New clinical diagnostic device system product development, process, equipment, and materials engineering. Concept to commercialization under GMP within two years.

1984 to 1990


Miles Laboratories Div. of Bayer AG




Manager of Process Engineering


Manufacturing engineering, process automation, GMP documentation and state of the art pilot plant for development of clinical diagnostic reagent chemistries, assays and devices.

Publications and Patents Summary

Awarded patent for a “Gas Permeable Membrane.” Patents pending for surface modified membrane, and composite nanofiltration media.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - WO 96/38495  
 - P/FL/183  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Advocated material selection and process conditions for high purity silicone extrusion and injection molding, for pharmaceutical device applications
  • Conducted performance evaluations of several ultrasonic film lamination systems, in both medical and industrial service, to upgraded quality and throughout metrics.
  • Researched methods for profile extrusion over thin flexible membrane core, and successfully prototyped the concept at full scale.
  • Evaluated alternative means of applying porous adhesive coatings to laminate composite films, webs, woven and non-woven composites.
  • Developed automated assembly concept for low friction composite medical grade syringe stoppers, by integrating high pressure compression molding with thermoforming
  • Reformulated flavor coating of PTFE dental floss, for enhanced quality within a one step process, enabling a doubling in business valuation
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Film Ultasonic Sealing Process Audit.
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:
Expert has been consulted for legal depositions in matters of intellectual property and product fitness for use.
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.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
German   He has two years' training in the language, and applies it infrequently.

Market Research:
Expert applies methods such as lateral benchmarking and trends of evolution to assess changes and opportunities in technology driven industries he serves.

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:

Expert was corporate champion and lead facilitator for training and application of methods for systematic innovation, and inventive problem solving. Methods include function modeling, TRIZ and design for manufacturability. He has linked these skills within the Six Sigma framework of quality systems and continuous improvement.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has extensive experience with toll or out-source materials and manufacturing partners in the areas of coatings, laminations, converting, device assembly and packaging, in both regulated and non-regulated industries.


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