Before retiring as an aerospace industry executive in 2005, Expert co-invented and led the development of the post-9/11 secure (terrorist-proof) cockpit door decompression latches now installed on half the world's fleet of aircraft. Previously Expert invented and commercialized the first viable blind fastening system for laminated composites. After 30 years, that system (Monogram Aerospace Fasteners' Composi-Lok©) remains one of the most-used structural blind fasteners for composite airframe assembly. Recent litigation consulting projects have included aircraft engine cylinder head bolt failure analysis, aircraft hanger wind-induced anchorage loss, and motor home retractable bunk mechanism analysis. Recent fastener development activities include blind bolt, blind temporary clamp and shear pin development for robotic assembly of aircraft structures.
Comprehensive list available upon request
From: June 2005
Organization: Argos Engineering, Laguna Niguel, CA
Summary:Argos Engineering provides litigation consulting, deposition and trial testimony, expert reports and failure analysis. Argos engineering has relationships with local laboratories
for in-depth mechanical testing and metallurgical analysis. Argos Engineering offers litigation consulting and expert witness services in the following areas:
From: August 2000
To: June 2005
Organization:Hartwell Corporation, Placentia, CA
Title:Vice President, Engineering
Summary:Oversaw all new product development and engineering, including development of engine nacelle latches for the Airbus A380, A318, A400M, B787 and RJ700/900 Series aircraft. Also co-invented and led the development of the post-9/11 secure cockpit door decompression mechanisms presently in use on half of the world’s fleet of commercial transport aircraft.
Organization:Textron Aerospace Fasteners, Santa Ana, CA
Title:Vice President, Research and Development (Started as Director R&D)
Summary:Led the development of various solid shank and blind fastener systems. Founded Textron Sports Technology operation within TAF in 1995 and led that group until its relocation to a commercial Textron division in 1999.
Organization:Monogram Aerospace Fasteners, Los Angeles, CA
Summary:Led the product development and standardization efforts. Invented Composi-Lok (I & II), Visu-Lok II and other product lines, accounting for sales in excess of $250 million since
1983. Represented company at MIL-HDBK-5, NASC and other standardization activities.
Organization:Olympic Fastening Systems, Downey, CA
Title:Sr. Project Engineer, R&D (Started as Drafter Trainee)
Summary:Product development and manufacturing engineering activities, including fastener installation tooling and progressive header tooling. Designed hydraulic-pneumatic installation
tools for Olympic’s and competitor’s product lines.
Available upon request
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