Safety Product Design Expert in Protective Eyewear

Case Description:

A safety product design expert was needed for an antitrust case involving protective eyewear used by athletes in active sports and by military and law enforcement personnel. The plaintiff, a manufacturer and worldwide distributor of consumer products including eyewear such as sunglasses, prescription eyewear, goggles and electronically enabled eyewear, claimed unfair competition and misappropriation of trade secrets. The disputed product was an eyewear lens incorporated into goggles to provide eye protection technology for today's tactical and military communities.

IMS ExpertServices was asked to locate a safety product design expert with significant experience in products design for the optics industry, specifically in lenses used in goggle-type eyewear. The expert was required to be familiar with safety equipment engineering for military and commercial applications.

Experts Presented:

  • Design Engineering

    This design engineering expert has more than 20 years of product research and development experience. For more than a decade, he held a series of positions at a high technology electronics company and worked on a range of design engineering projects. Most recently, he was responsible for business development of the performance optics and light management products. During this time frame, he authored several patents, including three eyewear patents in lens design. IMS Reference #5010364

  • Industrial Design Engineering

    This safety product design expert has over 25 years of experience in industrial design and manufacturing with a specialty in safety gear for military and law enforcement personnel. His current consulting work is focused in the areas of injection and blow molding of plastic products such as eyewear lenses for safety goggles. He is member of the American Society for Testing and Materials, or ASTM, the Society of Plastics Engineers, or SPE, and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, or SME. He holds a B.S. in Industrial Technology. This expert is the named inventor on four U.S. patents.IMS Reference #5011114

  • Protective Eyewear

    This safety product design expert's industry dates back to the 1980's. As an Engineering Manager, he was successful at developing an array of innovative safety products, including spherical lens safety goggles. He has studied and achieved expertise in product and machine design, human factors engineering, and optics design. His duties have included responsibility for the operations, engineering, and product development of a complete line of safety products including safety glasses, safety goggles, and face shields. He is a named inventor on five U.S. patents on safety goggles.IMS Reference #5011116

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