Provides Opinion & Testimony In:
Toys, Bicycles, Juvenile Furniture, Sporting Goods, Playground Equipment, Swimming Pools,Toy, Recreation Consumer products industries, Engineering turnkey projects from concept into production, Engineering, Tooling, Quality Assurance
1960 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, BME AMA Correspondence: Executive Effectiveness, Ergonomics
6/88 to present President Consultants to the Toy, Recreation and Consumer products industries, Engineering turnkey projects from concept into production; Engineering, Tooling, Quality Assurance & Expert Witness report preparation and testimony.
3/85 to 4/88 Coleco Industries, Inc. Senior Vice President, as head of worldwide Quality Assurance had established an effective QA/QC organization. This involved initiating and directing quality programs for Outdoor products, Sporting Goods, Electroâ€‘mechanical toys, Juvenile Furniture and Cabbageâ€‘Patch dolls. Testified on numerous liability and patent suits for Sporting goods, Rideâ€‘On, Swimming Pools and Toys.
4/69 to 2/85 Vice President – Engineering, While supervising a professional staff of 90, successfully managed complex diverse activities; i.e. engineering, design, costing, tooling and QA. Responsibilities included the engineering direction for mechanics, plasticâ€‘part design, software programming, PCB and circuit design, mold procurement, Technical illustrations, Drafting & Modelâ€‘making. Developed the Swimming Pool filter and accessory line, and the products, which first introduced Coleco into the Toy industry. Controlled all budgetary policies liaison with UL, CSA, CPSC and FCC.
1/67 to 3/69 Ideal Toy Corp. Director Far East Manufacturing
Responsible for manufacturing and quality of toys imported from the Orient. Found new subâ€‘contractors and negotiated advantageous purchase agreements to assure greater profitability. Sought new product ideas; coordinated Orient designers and toolmakers; oversaw schedules; approved engineering and tooling.
SPEâ€‘ Society of Plastics Engineers (senior member)
ASMEâ€‘ American Society Mechanical Engineers (senior member)
ASTMâ€‘ American Society for Testing and Materials (member)
TIAâ€‘ Toy Manufacturers of America (associate member)
ACFEâ€‘ American Board of Forensic Engineers (diplomat)
Product Liability – Experience at trial and depositions, opinions rendered in hundreds of cases.
Intellectual Property – Patent infringement, Trade Secrets, Copyright/Trademark/Licensing.
Scope – Worldwide, 40% for defense, 60% for plaintiff.