Intellex Acquires Expert by Big Village

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Expert Details

End-to-End Metal Packaging

ID: 739269 Georgia, USA

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Expert is a Packaging Management Consultant whose areas of focus cover all types of packaging, both primary and secondary.

Expert's specialty is Metal Packaging, which covers beverage and food -- cans, ends, and bottles; containers, aerosols, decorative tins, and more. He has accrued over 28 years' experience in this field. Two were with Fortune 100 companies, The Coca-Cola Company and Anheuser-Busch, in addition to private consulting through his aluminum packaging company and and another metals packaging consultancy.

Expert has managed the complete development cycle for multi-million-dollar projects, planned business strategies for major initiatives, and created new specification procedures and standards. He has led and motivated numerous cross-functional project teams to deliver positive outcomes with strong and sustainable gains.

Expert's additional achievements include new product market introductions, failure analysis, problem resolutions, manufacturing quality and process improvements, cost savings and expenditure avoidance, and material developments. He serves as an expert witness in multiple product liability cases.

Expert's knowledge ranges from Aluminum, Steel Metallurgy and Properties, New Materials Development, Process Development, Supplier Development, Standards Development, Technical Training, and Six Sigma Tools. His past work experiences include:

Written expert reports aiding in 3 Plaintiff attorneys positively winning their cases
Continued work as an expert witness in multiple other cases
Serving as global subject matter expert on metal packaging for The Coca-Cola Company, including $60 billion packages annually
Leading quality and metallurgical authority for Metal Container’s $600+ million annual metal purchases
Qualified savings of $100’s of millions through comprehensive leveraging, new market introductions, line extensions
Start-up success leading the Anheuser-Busch Packaging Innovation Center
Published papers, Alloy registration, and Issued patents


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1988 Degree: MBA Subject: Business Administration Institution: Baldwin-Wallace College
Year: 1985 Degree: Bachelor of Science Subject: Metallurgical Engineering Institution: Purdue University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2015 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Principal Department: Beverage and Can Packaging
In these two Beverage and Can Packaging consultancies, Expert provides industry veteran experience.

He aligned his independent consulting practice in aluminum packaging insight and problem-solving with another practice in packaging innovation in the metal packaging industry. The goal: to deliver increased value to their growing client rosters. By combining the collective experience, Expert and his colleague possess more than 60 years' experience in global markets. This metal packaging consultancy has leveraged the tenured expertise to co-consult on packaging projects.

Expertise runs the full spectrum of R&D, business, strategy, the technical aspects of packaging, ideation, and commercialization.

Portfolio of experience spans the complete metal packaging supply chain. Fields encompass Cans, Ends and Bottles; Equipment Development; Distribution; Aluminum; Coatings; and Filling.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1999 to 2015 Employer: The Coca-Cola Company Title: Principal Engineer Department:
As lead global SME for metal packaging, Expert was responsible for R&D, worldwide collaboration, technical consulting, and innovation in packaging. Scope included a beverage can market worth $60 billion.

Expert successfully analyzed metal packaging value chain systems to execute full plans, develop resources, lead team projects, motivate peers and other employees, and identify multinational opportunities.

Task completion included statistical experimentation, risk mitigation planning, communications from multiple levels of business, and program partnership.

Among other achievements, Expert:

Developed the aluminum bottle and guided its expansion, serving as lead technical SME from end to end.
Coordinated Next Generation coatings, saving $100 million by leading the technical development of metal packaging and implementing innovation and changes.
Directed the application and development of three brand-new lightweight cans into the Coca-Cola bottler system.
Drove performance specifications for metal packaging specifications, leading worldwide divisions on technical topics.
Improved relationships with value chain customers and suppliers.
Saved millions annually through work on lightweight cans.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1994 to 1999 Employer: Metal Container Corporation / Annheiser-Busch Title: Manager Department: Metals R&D / Quality
Expert managed R&D and quality for the company's metal efforts, where stakes included $600 million of annual metal purchases. Achievements included variability reduction and process targeting improvement. Advanced statistical methods and experimental methods.

Organized, set up, and operated the analytical service laboratory and its staff. Cross-functional teams. Partnership with vendors.

Packaging Center management -- a $7.3 million hub.

Packaging alloy development.

Cost savings with suppliers.

Statistical design experiment leadership.

Continuous improvement and control implementation for statistics processes.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1989 to 1994 Employer: Tosoh Title: Metallurgy Group Leader Department:
Directed a manufacturing R&D center designed for the rapid development of prototype aluminum/titanium sputtering targets used in the semiconductor industry. Led the development of manufacturing SOP’s, control plans, initial SPC charting and capability studies. Enabled the company’s ISO 9001 certification. Designed, installed, and qualified new manufacturing equipment. Performed vendor audits and provided on-site customer technical support.

Contributed extensively to a team effort to expand a $1.7 million product line into $12 million. Successfully transferred 3 new product lines into manufacturing. Handled staff management.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1985 to 1989 Employer: Aluminum Company of America Title: Senior Metallurgist Department:
Performed metallurgical and QA functions involved in forged aerospace and commercial aluminum production.

Provided support to Manufacturing, Process Engineering, Planning, Sales, Estimation, and Accounting departments.

Plant team projects yielded process efficiency improvements, cost reductions, customer delivery performance improvements, metallurgical improvements, and time/cost controls.

Among other achievements, Expert:

 Developed and implemented thermal process improvements resulting in $600,000 cost savings per year;
 Co-led the implementation of statistical process control at the Truck Wheel Complex; and
 Served as key team member in reducing flow time of aircraft wheel products by one-third saving $100’s K annually.

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
Statistical Process Control Training
Luftig and Warren International

Industrial Statistical Designed Experimentation Training
Luftig and Warren International

Six Sigma Green Belt Certification
The Coca-Cola Company
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has two publications regarding alloy processing and aluminum modeling, respectively.

He has 18 issued patents, including 14 utility patents and four design patents.

He has one alloy registration.

Fields of Expertise

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