Frederick C. Kucklick Expert Witness

Contact Information

  • Company: IMT Consulting, Inc.
  • Phone: (269) 445-8826
  • Cell: (574) 286-7740
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties:

Manufacturing and Equipment & Machinery

Specialty Focus:

Project Management, Mechanical Designs, Manufacturing Machinery, CNC Machines, Lost Production in Manufacturing, Tools and Dies, International Operations, Engineering Analysis, Product Design


BS, Mechanical Engineering, Ohio Northern University

Years in Practice:


Additional Information

Engineering, management, and litigation consulting for corporations and law firms. Litigation consulting and expert witness matters for which Kucklick has been retained include breach of contract disputes, patent infringements, misappropriations of trade secrets, industrial espionage, products liabilities, tax matters pertaining to R&D tax credits in manufacturing, and others in arbitration and state and federal courts. Fritz Kucklick's manufacturing, management and engineering expertise is based on a mechanical engineering degree and skills developed during more than 25 years' hands-on ownership, top management, international sales, design engineering, field startup, troubleshooting & installation, and project management positions with automotive Tier One, machine tool and heavy machinery manufacturing companies in the U.S. and Europe. Noteworthy among Kucklick's experience was 1977-1998 as co-founder, owner, employee, officer, and director of Hess Industries, Inc., an industrial mass production machinery designer and manufacturer headquartered in Michigan. During Kucklick's tenure the company grew from its two founders to 500 employees in six locations in the U.S. and Europe. Hess Industries' major customers include automotive OEM and Tier One manufacturers, manufacturers of home appliances, and metals manufacturers and processors. The company's products are tools & dies and proprietary lines of metalworking machinery including presses, resistance and arc welders, roll formers, shrinkers, expanders, straighteners, metal spinning machines, cold rolling mills, mill instrumentation, automations, robotics, special machines, assembly machines, food processing machines, and integrated systems and production lines combining many different manufacturing technologies.