Kevin J Elphick, P.E. Expert Witness

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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Engineering and Safety

Specialty Focus:

Industrial Engineering, conveyors, material handling, system design, maintenance, inspection & packaging equipment, time studies, cost justification, equipment selection, purchasing and installation, manufacturing, OSHA, distribution centers, In plant logistics, process flow analysis, guarding

Education:

BSIE, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Years in Practice:

45+

Additional Information

14+ years as a Project Engineer for Hillside Metal Products aka Art Metal, Owens-Illinois-, Foster-Forbes and Diamond-Bathurst at various manufacturing facilities. Included in this time is work on several projects containing conveyor (various types), inspection equipment, packaging, and load building equipment. I was responsible for the design, justification, equipment selection purchasing and installation services, installation execution, safety concerns, punch list execution, commissioning, final acceptance and transferring the system to the owner’s operational personnel. 16+ years as the owner of KJE Associates, Inc. an equipment systems and equipment design, build and installation company. . My company worked in a variety of industries. . We supplied new equipment, rebuilt customer supplied equipment and installed new and rebuilt equipment. . Our customers were mostly operating on the continuous 48 states of the United States. In addition we sold products and equipment systems to China, Canada, Mexico and Jamaica. 5+ years as a Sales Engineer for Precision Automation Company. This company built and designed various types of equipment used in manufacturing plants. The company also sold equipment manufactured by other companies. They would install the machinery and conveyors for their customers as part of the sale. was responsible for identifying prospects and seeking business opportunities with these companies. my duties included, but were not limited to; helping the customer define the project scope, requirements, specifications, layouts, etc. preparing proposals, accepting and processing the purchase order. Acting as project manager/engineer, managing the installation (if necessary), working with the customer to prepare a punch list. managing the installer as he completed the punch list to include the safety concerns, monitoring start-up and troubleshooting as needed. coordinating commissioning and customer acceptance. handing off the equipment/system to the customer. 9+ years as an independent Sales Engineer and Consultant. Performed time studies for a variety of customers, as partner in Indoff, a material handling sales organization, I supplied material equipment to industry in general. Coordinated the safe removal of the equipment, transportation and re-installation of conveyors and process equipment. as a manufacturer’s representative, I worked with two automation systems providers, who delivered a combination of conveyors and special automated equipment to my customers. Volunteer Activities I worked pro bono for Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeast Pennsylvania, a non-profit group that lends/grants money to new or growing manufacturing companies in Pennsylvania. This group asks me to review certain loan/grant applications as part of their due diligence process. Also I provided my services to the local public library. A local bank donated a large building to the Boyertown Area Community Library. The library was operating out of a small and crowded facility, planned the layout for the book stacks, furniture and office requirements, directed a group of volunteers in the removal of specified stacks from the old building to their location in the new building, work with the vendor who supplied the new circulation area furniture by providing him with the layout specifications. Directed the installers as to the placement of the new furniture.