Metallurgical Consultant: Magnesium, Aluminum, Reactive Metals, Welding and Corrosion

Technical Consultant #1585


Expertise

  • Magnesium and aluminum production processes, alloy development, casting, fabrication, extrusion and forging.
  • Alloy steels fabrication, heat treating and materials verification.
  • Start up of magnesium extrusion lines in China; light metal fabrication facilities in China.
  • Commercial and domestic water heating and storage tank evaluations, fabrication and corrosion protection.
  • Reactive metals fabrication welding, corrosion properties, zirconium metal.
  • Corrosion protection evaluations and mediation for automotive, oil and marine application with, soil and atmospheric oxidants.
  • Welding engineering processes, TIG, MIG, SMAW, friction stir welding, brazing and soldering.
  • AWS, ASTM, ASME knowledge for qualifications and managing fabrication processes and construction management.
  • Metallurgical and electrochemical engineering process development and materials failure analysis.
  • Electroplating process development and applications.
  • Non destructive evaluation (NDE) process applications and evaluations, UT Level II, X-Ray, Dye-Penetrant and Eddy Current.
  • Technical sales management, product development, market evaluations, expert witness and business management evaluations.

Experience

Independent Consultant, 2010 - Present

Winca Tech Group, Stafford, TX, Detroit, MI, Sales Marketing Manager, 2007 - 2009

  • Development of automotive and industrial applications for magnesium structural extrusions.
  • Developed magnesium extrusion capabilities at extrusion companies in China.
  • Corrosion engineering and electrochemical evaluations for customers.

Hydro Aluminum Transportation Components, Kalamazoo, MI, Development Manager, 2002 - 2006

  • As Business Development Manager, responsible for Ford, Toyota and Nissan accounts. 8
  • Responsible for development of aluminum fabricated extrusion applications and assemblies.
  • Managed tier supplier customers such as Bosch, Visteon, TRW, Delphi and Lear.
  • Program Manager for development of aluminum extrusion shapes for the all aluminum extruded and welded chassis frame for the Ford GT Sports Car, 2002.
  • Developed and managed $10 million additional aluminum component business at Delphi.

Ms Marketing, Wilmington, NC, Director-Owner, 1999 - 2002

  • Technical training for metallurgical processes (aluminum, magnesium, reactive metals).
  • Welding training; corrosion engineering, electrochemistry.
  • Market evaluations, market development, technical marketing.
  • Metallurgical, Welding, Corrosion engineering consulting.

Laque Center for Corrosion Technology, Wrightsville, Beach, NC, Development Manager, 1999

  • As business Development Manager,implemented marketing strategic plans to expand company business.
  • Identified target markets (domestic and international) and potential clients within market and initiated relationships.

Penn Aluminum International,Inc., Murphysboro, IL, VP Sales and Marketing, 1997 - 1998

  • Directed all sales and marketing activities for a $50 million a year business.
  • QS/ISO certified aluminum extrusion and drawn aluminum tubing business.
  • Managed and coached 9 staff members and 13 representative agencies.
  • Responsible for domestic and international marketing and sales with Ford, GM, DCX and Tier Co's.
  • Re-established $2 million in lost business.

Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation, Tulsa, OK, Mobile, AL, Wilmington, NC, 1976 - 1997

  • Marketing Manager, Technical Service Manager and Quality Staff Engineer: Full P & L and technical responsibility for group with $13 million in annual sales.
  • Sales management and development of business in Canada, Mexico, Europe and Far East.
  • Interfaced with operations/production group and purchased aluminum and magnesium primary raw materials.
  • Conducted magnesium primary metal production process training.
  • Responsible for manufacturing, technical service and corrosion consulting for customers.
  • Managed technical operations for die casting services, permanent mold casting, extrusion, forging, welding engineering and laboratory services.
  • Established and managed aluminum casting facility in Taiwan, Republic of China, for production of 15 million pounds of aluminum cast shapes.
  • Developed and marketed aluminum extruded water heater corrosion protection anodes and expanded market from 100,000 to 6 million pounds annually.
  • Developed cast aluminum anode market.
  • Manager-Non-Destructive Evaluation Services for X-Ray, Ultrasonic, Welding-Inspection.

Daniel International, Plant Wansley, Carrollton, GA., Project Welding Manager, 1974 - 1976

  • Manager for welding fabrication for 2 unit 880 MW fossil fuel power plant construction.
  • Responsible for interpretation and implementation of ASME codes, AWS-Welder Qualifications, NDT Management-X-Ray, Weld inspection, equipment procurement and process development for TIG, MIG, SMAW welding.
  • Regulatory agency management for inspection and certification to maintain P-Stamp.
  • Developed MIG process welding of electrostatic precipitators and stainless steel coal hoppers resulting in significant cost savings.

Honors & Publications

Languages

  • Conversational in German.

Credentials

  • Alpha Sigma Mu, International Metallurgical Honorary Society
  • Level II Certified - Ultrasonics
  • Level II X-Ray Film Interpretation Certified
  • Technical Trainer for magnesium primary processes.

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • ASM, member 8
  • NACE Int.-Ch. Corrosion by Waters, T-7
  • SAE, Member

Publications and Patents

  • Magnesium Extrusions - Properties, Applications, and Alloys, IMA
  • Heat Transfer Properties of Magnesium. SAE
  • Investigation Into CP Design for Storage Water Heaters, NACE
  • Magnesium's Advantage and Use in Refrigerated Truck Trailers, IMA
  • Quality Control Testing of Aluminum Anodes, NACE

Education

  • B.S. Materials Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.
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