Plastic Consultant: Medical, Toy and Automotive Plastic Applications and Plastic Expert Witness

Technical Consultant #1503


  • Over thirty years of domestic and international experience in the plastics industry.
  • Plastic product design, development and manufacture of medical devices, automotive parts, toys and consumer plastic products.
  • Expert of plastics end use markets, and plastic (polymer) type commonly used for each application, with special knowledge in the medical device field.
  • Plastic material selection criteria and plastic product design review.
  • Shop floor knowledge of plastics processing, tooling and manufacturing provide foundation for industrial accident reviews, material selection, assembly techniques and setting quality standards.
  • FDA, GMP, UL, PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) and OSHA standards as applied to plastic part manufacturing.
  • Skilled at developing CAD drawings and prototype renderings.
  • Consumer and medical product plastic designs.
  • Failure mode analysis of plastic parts; product liability reviews and consultant to attorneys on product failure.
  • Expert witness: Review of accident, injury and product liability claims; identifying, analyzing and evaluating design defects, hazards, misuses and/or misapplications of products for plaintiffs and defendants.


Independent Consultant, Present

  • Self employed consultant focusing on product design/product development issues for corporate clients and product liability and patent issues for the legal community.

Chicago Miniature Lamp

  • Managed product, tooling and manufacturing systems design for the automotive products group.

Intercon Consulting

  • Plastics, product design and engineering consulting to domestic and international corporations.
  • Designed medical, consumer and host bus adapter (HBA) products.

Sutton Technologies Company

  • Responsible for the design of new products and the design review of product submissions for this international product development firm.
  • Coordinated all FDA, EPA and UL clearance testing for new products.

Pall Biomedical Products Corporation

  • New product development team leader for this manufacturer of disposable medical products.
  • Headed the product development team who created a complete line of products for a new corporate division.
  • Designed products, tooling and assembly systems.

American Pharmaseal Corporation

  • Responsible for the product design, tooling and manufacturing process development of new disposable medical products for a division of Baxter HealthCare Corporation.

United States Surgical Corporation

  • Manufacturing engineer responsible for new product design and assembly system approval for international manufacturer of surgical stapling products.

Verly Plastics Corporation

  • Project engineer responsible for the review of new product designs.
  • Supervised production, generated quotations, designed injection molds and assembly tooling.

Honors & Publications

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • Senior Member - The Society of Plastics Engineers
  • President - The Society of Plastics Engineers


  • Boat Propeller Protective Structure.
  • Thermodilution Injectate Assembly.


  • M.S., Plastics, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • B.S., Industrial Management, C.W. Post College
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