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Metallurgical Engineer Welding Reactor Coolant Pumps Reactor Vessel Nuclear Power Plants Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Metallurgical Engineer, Materials Engineer, Welding, Reactor Coolant Pumps, Reactor Vessel, Nuclear Power Plants, Technical Engineering, Control Element Drive Mechanisms, Gas Turbine, Axial Compressor, Overhaul, Inventory Control, Applied Manufacturing, Steam Turbine, Rotor Repair, Aluminum Turbine Impeller, Steam Turbine Casings, Creep Rupture, Thermal Expansion, Aerospace, Alloys, Reactor Coolant Pumps, Materials Science, Failure Analysis, Metallurgical Engineering, Metallurgy, Corrosion Failures, Rotating Equipment Failures, Welding, Turbomachinery Failures, Turbine Failure, Power Generation Equipment Failure, Metallurgical Evaluation, Aerospace Failure, Heat Treatment,

Expert Witness No. 251

Education

1983
Lehigh University, Bachelor of Science in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering

1987
Rensselear Polytechnic Institute, Master of Science in Metallurgy and Materials Science

Experience

2009 – Present
President
A Metallurgical Consultant Company
Barrington, NH
Metallurgical consulting and failure analysis for manufacturers, end users, insurance companies and legal counsel.

2008 – 2009
Chief Materials Engineer and Senior Project Manager
Rotating Machinery Services
Bethlehem, PA
As project manager, responsible for all technical and commercial aspects of contract execution for company’s gas turbine, steam turbine and axial compressor overhaul rerate and upgrade contracts. As chief materials engineer, responsible for providing authoritative technical expertise and leadership in the design, analysis, manufacture and application of the company’s product.

2004 – 2008
Technical Engineering Lead, Materials and Welding Group
Westinghouse Electric
Newington, NH
Responsibilities included directing, planning and reviewing all materials and weld engineering activities during proposal stage and manufacturing execution of Control Element Drive Mechanisms, Reactor Coolant Pumps and Reactor Vessel Internals for Nuclear Power Plants.

1989 – 2004
Manager-Advanced Engineering and Development
Dresser-Rand
Wellsville, NY
Responsibilities included recommending and implementing technological research and development to advance technical capabilities and enhance product offerings for new products and aftermarket. Product lines included steam and gas turbines, hot and warm gas expanders. Department consisted of core technical disciplines relevant to turbomachinery design: aerodynamics, rotordynamics, stress and vibration and materials science.

1986 -1989
Senior Materials Engineer
Sundstrand Aviation
Rockford, IL
Accountable for selecting materials/processes for new products during design development as well as support of product in field. Product lines included: Space Shuttle APU’s, Missile System HPU’s, Undersea Propulsion Systems, Ram Air Turbines and Mechanical Actuation Systems.

1983 – 1986
Material Engineer
Pratt & Whitney Aircraft
East Hartford, CT
Primarily responsible for failure analysis of commercial/military fleet and experimental gas turbine engine hardware.

Technical Society Memberships

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Continuing Education

Total Quality Training, conducted by an outside consultant at Dresser-Rand from 1994 thru 1996.

Professional Management Series: 200 hour management training series conducted by Dresser Industries in Houston, TX from 1993 thru 1998.

Applied Manufacturing Education Series, a 120 hour course conducted by American Production and Inventory Control Society at Dresser-Rand in 1996.

Risk Management: 40 hour course conducted by George Washington University School of Law, Washington DC in 1999.

Government Contracting Program: 40 hour course conducted by George Washington University School of Business, Washington DC in 1999.

Level I and Level II Penetrant Inspection, USAir Inspection Department, Pittsburgh, PA, 2002.

Level I and Level II Magnetic Particle Inspection, USAir Inspection Department, Pittsburgh, PA, 2002.

Level I and Level II Ultrasonic Inspection, GE Inspection Services, Lewisburg, PA 2002.

Westinghouse Electric Six Sigma Customer First Green Belt Training, Windsor, CT. 2005 thru 2006.

ASME Section IX Welding and Brazing Qualifications, ASME, Orlando, FL. 2007.

Publications

Available upon request.

 


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