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 Expert  728475

Expert in Paint and Coatings Process Engineering


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Michigan (MI)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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Expert has over 25 years of experience in paint process engineering with cross functional disciplines in Chemical, Electrical and Environmental Engineering.

Expert has provided process engineering services to coating manufacturing industry focusing on process improvement, environmental compliance and energy management. Process improvements included control of mechanical, chemical and environmental control processes by minimizing variability and optimizing reliability. Developed and implemented automotive paint process and environmental optimization projects for phosphate cleaning, electro-deposition, spraybooths, air houses, filtration, wet scrubbers ovens and abatement systems.

Expert identifies on site opportunities for continuous improvement and process control, allowing significant gains in first time quality, material and energy usage and throughput yields.

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anti-corrosive coating material

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automated painting

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automobile body

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automobile undercoating

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automotive coating material

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automotive industry

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automotive metal

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automotive paint

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coating system

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coating technology

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coating-drying oven

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color

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commercial paint

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composite material painting

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electrostatic paint

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electrostatic painting

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epoxy paint

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exterior paint

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high-performance paint

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industrial finishing

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paint

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paint adhesion

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paint applicator

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paint binder

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paint chemistry

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paint line statistical process control

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paint technology

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paint vehicle

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paint-drying oven

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painting facility

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plastic painting

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prepainted metal

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prepainted steel

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spray painting


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Detroit, Michigan;  Warren, Michigan;  Flint, Michigan;  Sterling Heights, Michigan;  Lansing, Michigan;  Ann Arbor, Michigan;  Livonia, Michigan;  Dearborn, Michigan;  Westland, Michigan;  and Toledo, Ohio.

Often requested
with this expert:

Specialty Chemicals Markets of Polymers, Resins, Plastics,...
Polyester Polyurethane Epoxy, PVDF, Polyamide Solvenborne...
UV/ EB Coatings, Paint, Plastics, Failure Analysis,...
Coatings, Finishing and Applications

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1985   Professional Engineer   Chemical and Electrical Engineering    
1984   MS   Electrical Engineering   Lawrence Techological University  
1979   BS   Chemical Engineering   Clarkson University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

2009 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Owner/Member

 

Expert responsible for the technical service, sales and administrative functions. The company mission is to provide professional expertise with considerable value, minimizing overhead and other applicable cost burdens.

2006 to 2009

 

The Source Group

 

Principal Engineer

 

He is responsible for technical services and training in process engineering.

2003 to 2006

 

Total Filtration Services

 

Manager of Consulting Services

 

He provided team leadership and consulting services in North America and China. Managed a 10 million dollar corporate account in products and services.

1996 to 2003

 

Omega Productive Services Inc.

 

Engineering Manager

 

Directed an multi-million dollar engineering group in paint process optimization and controls.

1989 to 1996

 

Swanson Environmental, Inc.

 

Director of Air Quality

 

Directed the Air Quality Program for a Enviromental Consulting Firm.

1979 to 1989

 

National Intergroup

 

Process Engineer

 

Process Engineer for an Primary Metals Company in Process, Energy and Envionmental Control.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Member of the Engineering Society of Detroit

Licenses/Certifications

Licensed Professional Engineer in Ohio and Michigan


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Published over 12 Environmental and Process Papers in the Coating Industry


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He saved over $400,000.00 dollars annually in a manufacturing and energy cost saving opportunities at a major manufacturing facility.
  • He optimized 100 million dollar plastic injection molding and coating operation to improve product yields, quality, reduce material usage and improve energy efficiency.
  • He performed numerous safety audits on a coating facility including gas trains, industrial hygiene and oven safety.
  • He performed numerous quality enhancement projects in automotive coatings facilities by minimizing variability and optimizing reliability.
  • He performed numerous air and odor quality audits and environmental emission inventories in many major Title V facilities.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in Painting process.
  • Expert for consulting on coating on steel motorcycle fuel tanks.
  • Expert for consulting on Paint Process.
  • Automotive paint system expert for consulting on Automotive Paint System support.
  • Composite paint expert for consulting on existing paint process.
  • Coating expert for consulting on Turbulent Airflow in Spray Booth Causing Part to Part Inconsitency.
  • Expert for consulting on paint process review.
  • Corrosion inhibition expert for consulting on Corrosion Inhibition.
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 performed numerous expert witness services in paint and chemical manufacturing pertaining to occupational health, environmental affairs, and indoor air quality.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Auto paint expert for consulting on automotive paint chipping problem in litigation.
  • Expert for consulting on Sherwin-Williams AWX product line.
  • Automotive paint expert for consulting on i am a lead plaintiff in the potential class action against .
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
2004 to   China   Performed a Paint process optimization and training program for an General Motors-Daewoo Car manufacturining facility.
1998 to 1998   Sweden   Provided expertise in validating water wash paint spray booth scrubber designs to minimize particulate emissions and water.
1999 to 1999   Sweden   Provided expertise in validating and implementing modifications to water wash paint spray booth scrubber designs to minimize particulate emissions and water.
2003 to 2003   Mexico   He provided paint and energy process optimization services to three automotive assembly plants.
1982 to 1983   South Africa   He was chosen to head up an alternative fuels coal gasification plant technical task force to bring the Lurgi gasifier technology to USA.

Market Research:
Low VOC coatings, cascading booth air, high transfer efficiency application equipment and statistical process quality control in paint and coatings.

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/Seminars

Performed numerous training in paints and coatings technology from application technology to environmental compliance.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Often uses subcontractors in mechanical and automation controls.

Other Skills and Services

Passion for hands-on technical expertise


 

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