Solar Energy Expert Witness CO 535094

Expertise Description

I have over 25 years experience in research, product development, and manufacturing. My domains of technical expertise include: Solar Energy, Energy Storage, Electric Vehicles, Smart Grids, Smart Home Devices, Mobile Devices, Consumer Electronics, Mobile applications, Advanced Electronics Packaging Technologies, and Solar Module Manufacturing. I wrote a McGraw-Hill Engineering Series textbook on mobile electronic product development. I have extensive applied experience in strategic decision making processes as they relate to products, technologies, and management of intellectual property. I have been working as a strategy consultant and expert witness in these areas for more than a decade. I have provided my services as a solar energy expert witness for more than 5 years.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes:

1) A case involving a major mobile phone manufacturer versus a new employee who claimed prior invention of a wireless product testing system.

2) A case involving a leading solar panel manufacturer versus investors who claimed that the manufacturer has suppressed unfavorable reliability data resulting in large warrantee charges that impacted stock price.

Consulting Experience

A few of my recent consulting deliverables include:

1) Product architecture for a residential micro-grid product line

2) Product feasibility study for IoT based energy-signal-diagnostics products for the residential customers of retail utilities

3) Mobile App wireframe for residential energy management app

4) Electric motor and EV charging patent portfolio strategy

5) Market & technology study of Autonomous Robot Delivery

6) Printed circuit board technology industry capability assessment

7) Assessment of available LCD Display injection molding process options

8) Technology feasibility assessment of emerging micro LED packaging technologies

Professional Experiences

My 25+ years of professional experience includes research and development of new products and technologies in the mobile electronics and distributed energy space. I have worked as a manufacturing engineer (Eastman Kodak); an electronics industry R&D executive (MCC); an interactive cable TV strategy consultant (Concero); an LCD display R&D manager; a semiconductor product marketing manager (AMD); a WiFi network installation business owner (Wireless Age); a tablet PC product manager (Motion Computing); a semiconductor packaging intellectual property business development manager (Staktek); a solar panel product development & manufacturing manager (Heliovolt); and a distributed energy technology CTO providing thought-leadership research & consulting in the areas of smart-grid, smart-home, IoT, big data and mobile applications (Pecan Street). I have also served on the advisory boards of numerous start-up companies. I am currently performing strategic technology consulting engagements with selected clients (IntegraTec).


Degree Subject Institution
M.S. Mechanical Engineering University of Rochester
B.S. Mechanical Engineering University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

Awards & Affiliation

Central Texas Electronics Association
CleanTX foundation
US Department of Energy smart-grid funding proposal reviewer
Start-up mentor for Surge Accelerator
Start-up mentor for Austin Technology Incubator

Primary Affiliation

Central Texas Electronics Association