Building Materials Expert in Manufacturing Technology

Case Description:

A building materials expert in manufacturing technology was sought for a misappropriation of trade secrets matter. The plaintiff was a national manufacturer of building materials that controlled a patent covering a product used in drywall production. The defendant was a regional competitor who hired several key employees away from the building materials manufacturer. It was alleged that the defendant, by obtaining its building materials knowledge from former employees, misappropriated trade secrets.

IMS ExpertServices sought building materials experts with extensive experience working in the drywall manufacturing industry or a related metal forming industry. Specifically, the client desired a building materials expert who had consulted in manufacturing technologies including glue systems, cut-to-length technologies, or metal forming.

Experts Presented:

  • Building Materials

    This building materials expert has a broad professional background that includes years of construction experience in the stucco industry. He has been involved in the development of new building materials, specifically drywall products, and managed technical aspects of product development, patents, and infringement issues for a metal industry employer. This expert has extensive experience in metal forming and metal lath and has authored a book on the subject. He is an experienced expert witness who has offered depositions on matters concerning building materials. IMS Reference #4998001

  • Building Materials

    This expert in building materials has more than two decades of experience in the construction materials industry, primarily with a leading steel framing manufacturer. He started as a sales representative then served as corporate marketing manager before taking a position as executive VP. When he was responsible for developing the metal forming segment of the company, he was so successful that it became his employer's core business. He has designed building materials and served as a legislative consultant in building materials and metal forming matters. IMS Reference #4997974

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