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Mechanical Engineer Specializing in Patents, Product and Machine Design, Safety, Operation and Failure Analysis, and Ionizers

Technical Consultant #1852


  • Patents and intellectual property: Analysis of patents and claims for mechanical products, machines and systems.
  • Failure analysis and forensics: Evaluation of failure root causes for electromechanical products and machines.
  • Safety and risk analysis: Analysis of machine guarding and interlock designs for operator protection.
  • Automated assembly machines: Specification, design, development, construction and operation of automated assembly machines.
  • Vacuum metalizers and metalizing machines: Specification, design, development, construction and operation of automated assembly machines.
  • Optical disc manufacturing equipment: Evaluation of machine operation, process, safety and reliability.
  • Sensors: design, debug, use and operation of various sensor technologies in production machinery.
  • Ionization systems: Design and use of ionizers for static elimination, charging and discharging of plastics.
  • UV curable coating systems and machinery: Design and debug of UV curing systems.
  • Other technologies: Robotics, CD, DVD, CDR, and injection molding machinery.

Expert Witness Experience

  • Workplace Injury - Safety interlock and machine design analysis.
  • Cryo Fluid Piping Failure and Injury - Assessment of cause.
  • Compact Disc Piracy Case - Evaluation of evidence, report.
  • Intellectual Property - Evaluation of intellectual property for valuation assessment.
  • Patent Infringement - Evaluation of claims, report.
  • Workplace Injury - Forensic analysis of failures.
  • Workplace Injury - Evaluation of machine guarding and interlocking.
  • Machine Failure - Evaluation of design.
  • Deposition-Physical Vapor.


Undisclosed Company, President and Principal Engineer, 1998 - Present

  • Engineering consulting relating to patents, intellectual property, product design and process automation.

Steinke Beyer, Lost Altos Hills, CA, East Coast Regional Manager, 2000 - Present

  • Engineering consulting relating to patents, intellectual property, failure analysis, safety and human factors engineering, and product remediation.

Marca Coating Technologies, LLC, Scarborough, ME, 2009 - 2011

  • As Vice President of Sales and Innovation engineering development and intellectual protection of new vacuum coating machines and technologies.

D2 Inline Solutions, LLC, Scarborough, ME, President, 2001 - 2009

  • Development, intellectual property protection and reduction to practice of new production processes for coating plastic parts.

First Light Technology, Inc., Saco, ME, 1998 - 1991

Director of Technology Development, 1997 - 1998

  • Design and development of patented DVD manufacturing processes.

Director of Engineering, 1991 - 1997

  • Design and development compact disc and CD-R production machinery.

Chapman Corp., Vice President of Engineering, 1985 - 1991

  • Design of patented static elimination equipment.

GTE Products Corporation, Standish, ME, Senior Engineer, 1982 - 1985

  • Design of patented heating products.

Bell Telephone Laboratory, Whippany, NJ, Technical Staff, 1979 - 1982

  • Design of digital tape backup systems.

Honors & Publications



  • Professional Engineer-P.E. (Maine)


  • English (spoken and written)
  • French (spoken and written)

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • Member, National Society of Professional Engineers
  • Member, American Society of Safety Engineers
  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Member, Society of Vacuum Coaters
  • Member, Northeastern University Engineering Department - Industrial Advisory Board
  • Past President, Windham Educational Foundation Board of Directors
  • Past instructor, PE Exam review class, University of Southern Maine
  • Participant, State of Maine Commission on Science and Technology Literacy

Publications and Patents

  • Author of numerous articles for; technical magazines, technical reports, presentations, seminars, and conferences.
  • 18 U.S. patents.


  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
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