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Industrial Ventilation, Air Pollution Control and Mining Mechanical Engineering Design Expert

Technical Consultant #2450


Expertise

  • Design and Application Engineer for various industrial plants and projects.
  • MSHA (Mine Safety and Health Administration); miner training, mine entry of all types and emergency management for incident command systems.
  • Air pollution control system design and operation.
  • Recruit, train and management of manufacturers' representatives.
  • Application Engineer for air pollution control and dry bulk material handling systems.
  • Design of equipment plans and functions.
  • Sales management process equipment: Mining, power, cement, grain and chemical industries.
  • Dust collection system design, start up and operator training.
  • Incident command system: Liaison Officer, Incident Communications Manager and status check-In.
  • Process Equipment Systems: Start up , troubleshooting , retrofit and commissioning.
  • Design and retrofit of cement plant processing clinker coolers.

Expert Witness Experience

  • Expert Witness: Involving misapplied dust collection system equipment.

Experience

Undisclosed Company, Proprietor, 2004 - Present

  • Manufacturers' Representative Firm providing strategic sales of air pollution control systems, dust collection and mitigation, stack gas monitoring instrumentation.
  • Product recommendation and product offering.
  • Developed subsidiary company, providing consultation services on Industrial Ventilation System Design, Performance, Operation and Maintenance for both new and existing equipment.
  • Professional Witness on air Pollution technology Applications.
  • Serve as Customer Support Specialist for companies represented both through phone, email and field visits.
  • Serve as mediator between clients and manufacturers on equipment, contract, and organizational issues.
  • Dry bulk material conveying system design (pneumatic and mechanical); feeding, metering and storage.

Fuller Bulk Handling, (various divisions and locations), 1991 - 2003

Western District Sales Manager, 2001 - 2003

  • Sales Manager for line of pneumatic conveying technology and sliding vane compressors.
  • Hire, manage, motivate and train a network of Manufacturers Representatives.
  • Extensive sales promotion travels in the 13 most Western States to major facilities in the; cement, power, mining, gypsum, lime, fly ash, copper, alumina, gold, waste water, mineral processing and oil - gas Industries.
  • Manage service centers in assigned territory. Chaired meetings to negotiate service agreements between clients, sales representatives and equipment end users.
  • Managed training program for sales representatives, in the design and operation of pneumatic conveying systems.
  • Review commercial terms to communicate; legal issues and risks, to senior legal and accounting management.

Senior Design Engineer: Clinker Cooler Systems Engineering, Bethlehem, PA, 1994 - 1997

  • Design Team Leader: Cement Manufacturing Cooler Designs and Modifications.
  • Structural design of process equipment, including stress analysis and welding design.
  • Design of hydraulic drive systems and applied mechanics for the design of weldment support structures.
  • Developed Design Standards and Documentation for ISO Registration.
  • Generating, approving and enacting: blueprints, site layouts, specifications, and construction methods.
  • Solo operation as company 'diplomat' in third world countries: Identifying, documenting and resolving equipment design and operational issues. Including the onsite direction of repair and refurbishment operations.
  • Worked across cultural boundaries to diffuse distressed clients to accept alternative views and work for common goal.

Application Engineer Air Pollution Control, Bethlehem, PA (Fuller - Kovako), 1991 - 1994

  • Sizing, design and pricing of air pollution control systems (bag houses, wet scrubbers and cyclones).
  • Responsible for providing systems that assure EPA compliance.
  • Development and writing of course training materials for presentation to Sales Agents and corporate employees.
  • Design and procurement of specialized pressure vessels fabricated from conventional and exotic materials.
  • Proficiency in the sizing of explosion suppression, prevention and relief systems for explosive powders per National Fire Protection Association ( NFPA ) guidelines.

J.C.C., Sheriff's Office, Incident Manager, 2002 - Present

  • Team Incident Management: Type 3 for the Office of Emergency Management.
  • Incident Communications Manager; supervise Incident communications staff, maintain unit's metrics and records.
  • Status Check in Recorder: Vet and track resources responding to a wildland fire or all hazards incident.
  • Deploy, set up, and staff county mobile communications van. Issue, program and field maintain cache of government owned radios.
  • National Incident Management Systems course work completed towards Liaison Officer and Safety Officer.
  • Participated in response to: wildland fires, vaccine distribution, flood, and reception of Katrina evacuees.

Schenck Weighing Systems, Golden CO, Western Regional Sales Manager, 1999 - 2001

Sales Manager for a line of heavy industry weigh systems.

  • Interviewed, selected and trained a network of Sales Representatives.
  • Applications and proposal preparation.
  • Strategic planning of Sale Representatives training based on outcome oriented metrics.
  • Prepare training curriculum, procedures and training methods of class room and field training programs.
  • Identified all heavy industry facilities in 11 Western States and established appropriate rapport with key contacts.

GEA Integrated Cooling Technologies, Inc., Lakewood, CO, Applications Manager, 1998 - 1998.

  • Manager of Applications with a staff Engineers, preparing Cooling Tower Proposals.
  • Cooling tower process design and development of technical proposal to meet client specifications.
  • Responsible for post contract cost analysis and updating cost database.
  • Bid Solicitation, Negotiations and Project planning with Electrical and Mechanical Subcontractors.
  • Key Member of Standards Committee, identifying and implementing product design enhancements.

Diamonex Optical Products Group, (Monsanto), Allentown, PA, Facilities Engineer, 1998 - 1998

  • Managed simple to complex, clean room design modification projects in compliance to ISO 5 standards.
  • Identified need for, specified and enacted Boiler Water Treatment Program.
  • Authored plant emergency response and evacuation plan.

Borough of Northampton, PA, Management, 1992 - 1996

  • Public Service to Mayor, fulfilling the Emergency Management Coordinator role.
  • Selected Staff Members and Managed Emergency Operations Center.
  • Formed unified command structure for municipal agencies in conflict resolutions.
  • Authored and implemented Municipal Emergency Operations Plan to assure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, including the direction and management of requirements for continuity of operations.
  • Developed functional relationships with: Stake holders, Emergency Responders and State and Local Officials.
  • Initiated, developed, designed and coordinated training exercises with; Fire, Law Enforcement, First Aid Squad, Fire-Police volunteers, Steak Holders and Municipal Elected Officials.

Micron Powder Systems and MikroPul, Summit, NJ, 1988 - 1991

Regional Manager Process Equipment and Air Pollution Control Groups

  • Sales, service and installation of pulverizing, dust collecting, mixing and analytical laboratory systems.
  • Design of Pulverizing and Dilute Phase Pneumatic Conveying systems, including inert.
  • Presentation of process and Capital Equipment to Plant Engineering and Management Prospects.
  • Routinely receive visitors to host their visit for witnessing laboratory testing and equipment performance.

Waltron Ltd., Aqualert Division, Whitehouse, NJ, 1987 - 1988

Water Chemistry Analyst - High Pressure Boilers
Marketing Coordinator

  • Responsible for all applications of Waltron's product line.
  • Authored Training and Operation Manuals for clients and representatives.
  • Coordinated : advertising, press releases, magazine ads, direct mailings and trade shows.

Honors & Publications


Credentials

  • Professional Engineer, Pennsylvania - Licensed
  • Coursework Electrical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • G-290 Public Information Officer (PIO)
  • L-965 Liaison Officer (LOFR) All Hazards
  • ICS-400 Advanced Incident Command System for Command and General Staff, Complex Incidents
  • ICS-300 Incident Command System: Intermediate
  • PER-320 Personal Protective Measures for Biological Events
  • S-248 Status Check in Recorder (SCKN) and Demobilization Unit Leader (DEMOB)
  • Resource: Ordering, Receiving & Distribution All Hazards
  • Staging Area Manager (STAM) All Hazards
  • IS-244 Developing and Managing Volunteers
  • IS-27 Orientation to FEMA Logistics
  • IS-42: Social Media in Emergency Management
  • IS-26 Guide to Points of Distribution
  • S-190 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior
  • S-130 Wildland Firefighter Training including fire shelter deployment and fire line field exercise

Languages

  • Spanish - conversation

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • National Science Foundation Oceanographic Research Grant
  • Elected Fellow - The Explorers Club, NYC

Publications

  • Author of article: Sizing of Explosion Vents
  • Training and Operations for Employee and Customer Instructional Manuals.

Education

  • B.S. Mechanical Engineer, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ
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