Contributing Technical Experts


Kevin Craig

Kevin Craig is a tenured full professor of mechanical engineering at the Hofstra University School of Engineering and Applied Science. He is the Director of the Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory and Director of the Center for Innovation. Over the past 20 years, he has worked at Hofstra as a research engineer; at RPI was a tenured full professor of mechanical engineering; and conducted hands-on, integrated, customized, mechatronics workshops for practicing engineers nationally and internationally. He is a Fellow of the ASME and a member of the IEEE and the ASEE.


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Douglas Hoon

Douglas Hoon is the founder and president of ComGraf, LLC, an ongoing design and development firm focused on sporting goods and consumer products. Since 2008, Mr. Hoon has also been a member of the leadership team for GEN3 Partners, an early-stage product, process and packaging innovation firm, headquartered in Boston and serving an international clientele of Fortune 1000 companies. Prior to GEN3 he spent over 25 years in precision optics and advanced materials manufacturing. Mr. Hoon earned an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and a B.S. in general engineering from the U.S. Military Academy. For more information, see his profile on or visit GEN3 Partner’s website:

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Laurence Claus

Laurence Claus is President of NNi Training and Consulting Inc.. He holds a BSME from the University of Illinois, is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, and has almost 30 years of experience in the fastener industry. Prior to forming NNi Training and Consulting Inc., he was Vice President of Engineering with a prominent automotive fastener manufacturer. He regularly contributes to industry fastener standards activity by currently serving on multiple fastener standards committees, ASME B18, ASTM F16, ISO TC 2, and the SAE Fastener Committee and until recently on the National Aerospace Standards Committee (NASC) as a Technical Advisor. He is very engaged with the Industrial Fasteners Institute and coordinates their in-house training activities. 

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Bradford L. Goldense

Bradford L. Goldense is founder and president of Goldense Group, Inc. [GGI] (, a consulting, market research, and education firm concentrating in advanced business and technology management practices for product strategy, development, and commercialization. Mr. Goldense has consulted to over 200 of the Fortune 1000 and has worked on productivity improvement and automation projects in over 500 manufacturing locations.

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Charles C. Roberts, Jr.

Charles C. Roberts, Jr., Ph.D., P.E. is an engineering consultant in the areas of accident reconstruction, failure analysis, structural analysis, heat transfer, fire origin analysis, computer analysis, mechanics, and biomechanics.

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Ciro Ramirez

Dr. Ciro Ramirez has over 35 years of engineering experience, including product design, structural and mechanical analysis, and forensic consulting. He is a licensed professional engineer, is a Certified Safety and Health Official, is ACTAR accredited in accident reconstruction, and is a member of a number of professional organizations.

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Anthony Vicari

Anthony Vicari, a member of the Advanced Materials team at Lux Research (, covers technological and market developments in emerging materials and manufacturing technologies, including composites, coatings, and metals. He also covers longer-term, potentially disruptive innovations such as metamaterials, smart materials, additive manufacturing, and graphene. Prior to joining Lux Research, Anthony was a R&D Scientist at InnovX Systems, developing improved elemental analysis for handheld x-ray fluorescence spectrometers. Anthony earned an M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and a B.A. (magna cum laude) in Physics and Chemistry from Harvard University.

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