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Manufacturing Engineering – Machinery Equipment Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Mechanical hydraulic power presses, systems ancillary equipment, Insurance claims, OSHA compliance surveys, Project Engineering, Litigation support for injury accidents involving these issues

Expert Witness No.1981

Michigan

Education

Associate Degree – Lansing Community College, Lansing, MI
Bachelor of Science – Mathematics and Electrical Engineering – Western Michigan University,
Kalamazoo, MI

Professional development courses and seminars

1974 Ultrasonic testing and measurement – (Krautkramer Bronson)
1981 Hydraulic Press Seminar
1982 Weldment Design Seminar
1989 High Performance Layout Planning
1991 Power Press Safety Seminar

Employment History

Industrial Welding Incorporated, Lansing MI, Specialists in repair, rebuild, re-manufacture and modernization of metal forming equipment
1967-1972 Machinist, Electrician, Assembler

1972-1976 Project Engineer
Power Press Controls design and mechanical systems repair and rebuild

1976- 1982 Senior Project Engineer and Electrical Supervisor
Power Press Controls design, mechanical systems repair, rebuild, and supervision of controls build and installation
1982-1987 Engineering Manager
Power Press Repair and rebuilding
Electrical controls and mechanical systems
1987-1991 Plant Engineer
Major project co-ordination and facilities engineering

Enprotech Corporation, Mechatronics Division, Troy, MI – Systems integration of metal forming equipment
1991-1992 Manager, Mechanical Systems Integration
Managed Systems Integration activities for Power Presses and associated Metal Forming Equipment.

Arrow Sphere Corporation, Lapeer, MI – Provider of engineering services to the metal forming industry and manufacturer of custom products.
1992-present President
Consulting Engineer; Power Press Systems and Ancillary Equipment

GM/Global Manufacturing Engineering – Machinery and Equipment (Contract), Pontiac, MI
1994-2006 Senior Project Engineer
Responsible for press room capital equipment specifications, procurement, installation and buyoff.

Expertise

Experienced in the design and application of Quick Die Change equipment
Experienced designer of electro/pneumatic control systems for metal forming equipment
Experienced in the design and application of point of operation safeguarding
Experienced designer of cell guarding for Power Presses
Experienced designer of Robotic cell guarding
Experienced project engineer/consultant
Experienced in failure analysis, failure prevention, repair and modernization of metal forming equipment.
Certified Level I- Ultrasonic Non-Destructive-Testing
Certified weldment designer.
Certified air logic system designer.
Certified in maintenance of hydraulic presses for metal forming.
Expert AutoCad systems designer and 3D modeler

Memberships

SME – Society of Manufacturing Engineers
CASA Automation Group

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