Steel Manufacturing and Metallurgical Engineering Expert Consultant
Resume of AAT, Sc.D. Consultant

  • Specialty Steel Maunufacturing
  • Process and Product Metallurgy
  • Customer Technical Service
  • Interactive Customer Application Planning
  • Carbon and Alloy Steel
  • Stainless Steels
  • Automotive Valve Steels
  • Ingot Cast Tool / Highspeed Steels
  • PM Tool / Highspeed Steels
  • PM Tool / Highspeed Steel Troubleshooting

This expert holds degrees in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Michigan (B.S.E.), and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sc.D.).

Steel Manufacturing and Metallurgical Engineering Expert Consultant

Areas of professional interest and expertise include: specialty steel manufacturing technology; process and product metallurgy involving the production of carbon, alloy, stainless, and automotive exhaust valve steels, as well as hot isostatically pressed PM tool and high speed steels. This expert is also active in the utilization of coated and uncoated PM tooling materials in a myriad of cold work and hot work tooling applications including stamping, fine blanking, shearing, broaching, forging and wet or dry high speed machining operations.

This expert has been responsible for the technical effort of his employer's division and its distribution centers including product, process and quality engineering as well as applicable alloy development programs. This consultant has been a long-standing member of the corporate patent review committee as well as initiated and conducted structured supplier / customer technical exchanges with market leaders.

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Expert consultant solving problems for a wide variety of clients in metallurgical engineering and product and process metallurgy, steel manufacturing, and other related industries.


Technical Consultant, steel manufacturing companies

Assist specialty steel producers and customers with product, process, and application issues.


Vice President of Technology, Crucible Specialty Metals

Accountable for all division technical functions including Process and Product Metallurgy, Quality Assurance, Customer Technical Service, Chemical and Metallurgical Laboratories, and Non Destructive Testing. Responsible for oversight of division supported alloy development programs and related patent activities. Initiated and managed interactive technical programs with market leading cold work and cutting tool customers. Implemented plant-wide process control leading to certified supplier status at largest customers and 95% and 85% domestic market shares in two major product lines and a 50% reduction in Total Quality Costs. Instituted ISO 9001, QS 9000 and TS 16949 quality systems.


Director of Mill Metallurgy, Crucible Specialty Metals

Accountable for activities of Process and Product Metallurgy functions. Established practices for steelmaking which supported specific customer requirements. Coordinated process specifications for outside converters to ensure their compatibility with Crucible processes.


Manager of Steel Production, Phoenix Steel Corporation

Responsible for management of Electric Furnace, Continuous Casting, and Slab Conditioning Departments. 32 supervisors, 160 hourly employees producing 330,000 tons per year of carbon, HSLA, and alloy steels.


Assistant Melt Shop Superintendent, Copperweld Steel Company

Raw Materials receiving, usage, and inventory programs. Supervised operation of plant scrap center. Developed operating technology for new processes, quality problems, and start up of new facilities.


Supervisor Process Metallurgy – Primary, Copperweld Steel Company

Accountable for process metallurgy services provided to Melt Shop and Blooming Mill Departments. Supervised process metallurgists, technicians, and mill recorders.

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Peter specializes in welding and metallurgical engineer with 40 years industry experience in commercial nuclear power plant construction.


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