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 Expert  728087

Expert in Fractional Horsepower Electric Motor Design & Application

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Georgia (GA)
Education Work History Consulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
Expert has over 40 years experience in the design and application of fractional horsepower AC and DC motors. Application areas include: Fans & blowers, home appliances, garden appliances, medical mobility equipment. He has worked for both motor manufactures and motor users.

Expert has experience working with offshore motor suppliers to develoment low cost, quality motors for the application.

Expert can also provide expert testimony relating to proper design and use of motors


direct-current motor application


electric motor application


electric motor design


electric motor development


permanent-magnet motor


subfractional horsepower motor

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Atlanta, Georgia;  Athens, Georgia;  Macon, Georgia;  Roswell, Georgia;  Marietta, Georgia;  and Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Often requested
with this expert:

Motor and Generator Design and Development
Electric Motors, Generators, Wind Energy, Voltage...
Power Electronics and Electric Machine Design
Electrical Engineering, Power Distribution, Control...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1964   BSEE   Electrical Engineering   Cleveland State University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2007 to







He is providing technical support for various clients

1997 to 2007


Invacare Corporation


Rehab Engineering


Principal Engineer


Design of 24 Vdc permanent magnet gearmotors for power wheelchairs. Liason with motor suppliers in China

1993 to 1997


MagneTek Inc.


Product Engineering


Manager of Engineering


Manage the application engineering department. Develop single phase AC heating and air conditioning fan and blower motors

1991 to 1993


Ametek Inc


Application Engineering


EngineManagerering Section


Supervise application engineers in development of 120 Vac series universal motors. Liason with two remote manufacturing plants

1990 to 1991


Eureka Company


Product Development Engineering


Chief Engineer, Electrical Department


Responsible for all product electrical components (motors, power cords, switches) for line of vacuum cleaners. Member of several multi functional development teams

1984 to 1990


BSI Industries





Start up a company for design and manufacture computer controled positioning systems.

1974 to 1984


Northland Div. Scott Fetzer Co.




Director of Engineering


Manage engineering activities for manufacturer of series universal AC motors.

1970 to 1974


Marathon Electric Manufacturing Co.


Product Engineering


Chief Elecrical Engineer


Responsible for all electrical aspects of the ac induction motors produced in the Northern Illinois Division

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Since retiring, he has provided technical support to Invacare Corporation with the development of an entire line of permanent magnet gearmotors for global standardization.
  • He has provided tecnical electrical and motor application support for Global Neighbor, a start up company that has developed an innovative line of garden tools. Also, developed an off shore supplier.
  • Evaluated a potential China motor supplier for Sunrise Medial
Recent Client Requests:
  • Ac motor expert for consulting on Help determine if motor chosen will work in current application.
  • Expert for consulting on Motor.
  • Expert for consulting on Screw Compressor Failure Analysis.
  • Expert in Induction Motors (1-500 HP) for energy conservation standards.
  • Expert for consulting on Application of DC Motors in Railraod Highway Crossing Gate Application
  • Expert for consulting on Vacuum Cleaner Design
  • Expert in Cause of Motor Failure.
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 provided depositions for several medical liability cases as related to alleged motor faults
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Wheelchair Injury.
  • Expert for consulting on amall electric chainsaw motor failure.
  • Permobil wheelchair 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
1997 to 2007   China   Technical liason with several gearmotor manufacturer including 2-3 on site visits per year
1999 to 1997   Germany   He has worked with German division of Invacare on motor issues
1992 to 1997   Mexico   Technical support of Mexican motor factories for US motor companies

Market Research:
He has experience with several motor manufacturers and users. Participated on trade organizarions and standards setting committees

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

He has worked with a team in evaluating far Eastern motor suppliers.Including detailed analysis of motor samples. Provides ongoing liason and on site visits of exisiting suppliers in China

Other Skills and Services

He has worked as a team member on many multi-functional groups leading to successful product introductions.


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