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 Expert  729917

Expert in Product Design, Manufacturing and Intellectual Property

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

United Kingdom
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has over 40 years' experience in Product Design and Engineering covering an extremely broad range of product categories, also has some 20 years experience as an Expert Witness involved in, amongst other fields, faulty design and manufacture, product failure, intellectual property, contractual disputes and personal injury. Over recent years he has been commissioned to investigate the causes of accidents at home and at work, recreational accidents, accidents resulting from some cosmetic treatments etc where these relate to faulty or defective products/equipment resulting from design/manufacturing defects, inadequate instructions etc.

component design


consumer product design


design engineering


design for manufacturability


design for manufacture and assembly


engineering design

During his professional experience he has developed a knowledge and understanding of most materials and associated manufacturing disciplines. The majority of his work has been innovative by nature, involving either a new product concept, often radically so, or a departure in terms of material or process application. In many cases the innovative design has led to the formation of a new company or new division within and existing firm and has typically involved patent or other forms of I.P. protection.

3D design




computer design


consumer product ergonomics


design for assembly


electronic equipment design


high volume, low cost product assembly


high volume, low cost product design


industrial design




metal component design


metal component fabrication


plastic component design


plastic part


plastic product design


product design




wood product design for manufacturability




accident analysis


accident causation


incident investigation




occupational injury


personal accident injury

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1966   BA   Industrial Design (Engineering)   University of Central England (Birmingham)   2:1 Honours

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1982 to


(Undisclosed Consulting Company)



Managing Director


He is and has been responsible for many challenging, ground breaking and varied product design commissions for national and international clients and for embedding inclusive design principles and criteria within the design process.

1997 to 2004


Royal College of Art/Imperial College


Industrial Design Engineering


Co-ordinator for Design Practice


Responsible for all aspects of professional practice, student placements, design and technology lecture series and content, administrative requirements of course, student visits to industry, crits, examination criteria, tutorial records, reporting, timetabling/grouping, departmental review, new student application process, web-site design, exhibitions etc

1996 to 1997


Coventry University, UK


Industrial Design


Head of Department


All aspects of Departmental and associated Faculty operation and organisation, staff supervision, tutoring, administration, programme management. application procedures, tutoring, examinations, student crits etc.

1966 to 1982


DCA Design International






New business generation, new project management, research and development, electronic development, undertaking personal project with associated client liaison, financial management of projects and client portfolios etc.

Career Accomplishments:

MBAE (Member of British Academy of Experts) for approx 15 years.


Fellow, Chartered Society of Designers(FSCD).

Professional Appointments

Subect Reviewer (Quality Assurance Agency) for various UK Universities and compilation of Overview Reports.


British Design Award, 1997, Trajan Photographic Staging.

Publications and Patents Summary

Numerous UK and International Patents.

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1984 to 1985   Ministry of Defence   Design Consultant   Design of Aircrew Oxygen Mask Physical Support system.
1982 to 1990   Department for Trade & Industry   Approved Design Consultancy   Projects undertaken for user companies, both fully and partly funded, under DTI Design and Enterprise Initiatives (originally the Funded Consultancy Scheme).

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Klix (Mars Foods) - design of range of innovative in-cup hot/cold beverage vending machines, also development of Flavia sachet coffee brewing system
  • Design of award-winning modular Trajan Photographic Staging system, subsequently exported to USA, Australia, Austria etc.
  • Design of numerous hand tools for Stanley Tools, Sheffield, England: planes, drills, scrapers, vices etc.
  • Design and development of wall-mounted payphone and trolley plus other telephones for British Telecom
  • Design of ticket machines, luggage conveyors etc for London Transport.
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:
Over 25 years' experience as an expert witness including provision of detailed reports, giving evidence and being cross examined in High Court and Patent Court, London, also provincial courts across the UK. Involvement also with firm of US Attornies in connection with fatality in Morocco following 4 x 4 SUV roll-over incident requiring provision of detailed expert report and examination of numerous depositions.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in expert witness Needed in Vending Machine case.
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
1978 to 1979   Holland   Design of range of clocks for Philips, Eindhoven.
1972 to 1974   Ireland   Design of range of cast iron products including cookers, fires, oil-fired room heaters, cookware etc.
1980 to 1982   France   Bus and Train-based Ticket Machine Feasibility Study Project carried out for Syndicate of Passenger Transport executives.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language  

Market Research:
Extensive knowledge of wide range of product areas and associated manufacturing expertises.

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:

Single Joint Expert training, London, England.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Extensive knowledge of supplier network as associated with manufacture of new products and consumer goods.

Other Skills and Services

Product investigation and testing to establish nature of product failure.


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