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Juvenile Equipment Expert Witness

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

Expert Witness No.2007

Education

1960 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, BME AMA Correspondence: Executive Effectiveness, Ergonomics

Experience

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, Electro‑mechanical toys, Juvenile Furniture and Cabbage‑Patch dolls. Testified on numerous liability and patent suits for Sporting goods, Ride‑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, plastic‑part design, software programming, PCB and circuit design, mold procurement, Technical illustrations, Drafting & Model‑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 sub‑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.

Professional Memberships

SPE‑ Society of Plastics Engineers (senior member)
ASME‑ American Society Mechanical Engineers (senior member)
ASTM‑ American Society for Testing and Materials (member)
TIA‑ Toy Manufacturers of America (associate member)
ACFE‑ American Board of Forensic Engineers (diplomat)

Litigation

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.

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