Randy L Phares Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Manufacturing and Products Liability

Specialty Focus: packaging, freight, load securement, pallets, boxes, packaging machines, cargo transportation, industrial injury, industrial safety, packaging design, packaging testing, corrugated

Years in Practice: 28

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 2

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Randy Phares is an expert in packaging, especially corrugated and folding carton packaging. He is also an expert on pallets, crating, warehousing and transporting products by semi-truck. He does forensic analysis of packaging failures that caused damage or injury. He has bought, sold operated, supervised, removed and installed packaging machinery. He has managed many warehouses and a fleet of trucks.He has run a packaging testing lab and held almost every job in a packaging operation over his 28 year career. These include manufacturing, distribution, sales, design, and transportation. He has completed Expert Reports on packaging failure, load securement, freight transportation, intellectual property, crating, packaging design, and pallets. He has given Depositions, testified at Trial and consulted with attorneys in a variety of cases. He is an esteemed consultant in the packaging field and has don consulting projects all over the world. He was a Regional Safety Champion for a Fortune 500 manufacturing corporation. He has written dozens of published articles, presented Webinars, been featured on Pulp & Paper Radio International, Video Magazines, and been written about in articles. He has spoken and keynoted international converences and has a US Patent on a Corrugated Pallet. He was on the Advisory Board of Paperboard Packaging Magazine. He was on the Packaging Consulting Council of the Techincal Association for the Pulp & Paper Industry, a Vice Chair for the Packaging Consultants Council of the Institute of Packaging Professionals, President of the South Texas Manufacturer's Association and is the President of the Paperboard Packaging Group with over 26,000 members worldwide.He has held Certified Quality Manager (CQM), Certified Quality Auditor (CQA), and Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) certifications with the American Society for Quality in addition to holding a Vice Chair position with their Customer Supplier Division.