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 Expert  728811

Expert in Valves, Control Valves, Piping, Pipe Couplings, Pipe Joining, Valve Testing, Valve Codes, and Standards

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Pennsylvania (PA)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
Expert has 30 years' experience in all types of valves and piping systems.

His services include troubleshooting, expert witness work, and problem-solving.


American Society of Mechanical Engineers code


American Society of Mechanical Engineers standard


ball valve


check valve


control valve noise reduction


control valve selection


control valve sizing


directional control valve


double-disc gate valve


electro-hydraulic controller


electromagnetic actuator


flow control valve


fluid power system


gate valve


globe valve


high-pressure seal


high-pressure tubing


high-pressure valve


hydraulic actuator


hydraulic circuit


hydraulic engineering


hydraulic fitting


hydraulic leakage


hydraulic pressure


hydraulic test equipment


mechanical valve


metering valve


needle valve


parallel slide valve




pipe flow


plug valve


pneumatic valve


relief valve


safety valve


valve actuator


valve cavitation


valve design


valve leakage


valve performance testing


wedge gate valve

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Cleveland, Ohio;  Youngstown, Ohio;  Lakewood, Ohio;  Euclid, Ohio;  Mentor, Ohio;  Buffalo, New York;  Niagara Falls, New York;  and Erie, Pennsylvania.

Often requested
with this expert:

Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Pumps, Valves, Hydrostatic Drives...
Fluid Sealing Technology
Refining - FCCU/ Hydroprocessing/ Delayed Coking, Power -...
Pump Design and Applications

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1981   BSME   Mechanical Engineering   Rochester Institute of Technology  
1996   MBA   Finance/Marketing   St. Bonaventure University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2014 to 2016




Oil & Gas


Staff Engineer


Direct meetings with global customers, to sell products for new applications, assist customers in improving their products using new elastomer, new processes, bonding geometry, and installation methods. Perform necessary non-linear finite element analysis (FEA) using Autodesk Inventor 3D Models and ANSYS Workbench to provide these customers with decision making information for new product configuration or product redesign. Elastomeric bonding systems to metallic and non-metallic materials, including heat transfer curves, material processing parameters, transfer molding, compression molding, injection molding. Designing with rubber for fatigue life prediction, materials compatibility including oil immersion, shock/load control.

2012 to 2014


Eriez Flotation


Minerals Flotation


Sr. Mechanical Engineer


Selecting global fabricators for multimillion dollar contracts, cost estimating, feasibility studies, and project management are major current responsibilities. ASME VIII, API-620 & 650, ASME B16.31 and other piping standards used. Motor and variable frequency drive(VFD) application including mounting, shafting and keying, shaft drive systems, “V” belting, gears and transmissions, and control logic. Selection of valves and instrumentation for mining control, control systems design.

2010 to 2012




Composite Engineering


Manager Engineering


Work extensively with sales and marketing on new growth opportunities. Write and maintain procedures and specifications for design and manufacturing processes including vacuum bag molding, autoclave molding, LRTM, RTM, filament winding, and other related processes. Focus on high end, high performance, metal to composites conversion.

2005 to 2010




High pressure subsea Valves


Director Engineering


High pressure valves design.

1997 to 2002




Severe duty control valves


VP Engineering


Control Valve and desuperheater design and manufacture.

1991 to 1997


Dresser Industries


Safety, Safety Relief, Gate, Globe, Check, Butterfly Valves


Director Product Development


Design of products including valves for natural gas and other fluids.

Career Accomplishments:

Professional Engineer in New York (License 083050) and Pennsylvania (License 079753). Structural, Mechanical, HVAC, Piping, Dynamic Systems, Seals and composite materials, hands on engineer. Construction Management. ASME, API, ISO Standards. Plastic, Elastomeric,and all types on metals experience, including composite construction and manufacture. Experienced and creative design engineering manager.

Publications and Patents Summary

2 patents issued as Inventor.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Gas distribution valve review for meeting the requirments of DOT Title 49, Part 192
  • Global Marketing review for valves and fittings used in the LNG and propane industry.
  • Valve qualification testing evaluation for life, reliability, and perfromance of a control valve design used in HVAC service on steam.
  • Seal designs for improving rotating and reciprocation equipment design.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Design of seal shapes for ball valve.
  • Expert for consulting on Need some help with steam testing for HVAC Control Ball Valves.
  • Pneumatic actuator expert for consulting on Pneumatic valve actuator training.
  • Expert in Natural Gas Piping to assist with codes and design practices.
  • Expert for consulting on Gas Lift Surface Piping Rig Up
  • Expert for consulting on Compact rotary speed control system.
  • Expert in Review Air valve and Analyze valve.
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 witness testimony: State of Michigan meter pit incident.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Industrial valve expert for consulting on gate valve function.
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.

Market Research:
Expert spent 8 years in industrial sales covering the energy and industrial markets. He has spent 3 years as product manager developing product liability program including the addition of product warning to product labels, manuals, and brochures for products used in the oil and gas, water, and industrial markets. He has also stewarded product management, including pricing strategies, market strategies, portfolio management for increasing profitable lines, and pruning older marginal products.

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:

Continuing Education Varies to meet PE requirements for NY and PA.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has extensive experience in managing global projects including vendor selection. He has traveled extensively worldwide to this end.


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