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Gerald Cole
Works at LightWeightStrategies LLC
Attended University of Toronto, Canada
Lives in Franklin MI
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Metallurgical consultant, retired scientist
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  • LightWeightStrategies LLC
    Metallurgical consultant, retired scientist, present
  • Ford Motor Company
  • United Nations
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Franklin MI
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Toronto Canada - Grenoble France, Mexico City, Mexico
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I have a PhD (U Toronto) and retired from Ford Motor Company at the end of 2001, as a senior staff technical specialist, having supervised R&D for 35 years in a range of materials and processing from aluminum, metal matrix composites, iron, to magnesium. I was the only scientist certified as product development engineer for automotive weight reduction. I organized Ford’s global magnesium strategy and set up a pilot Mg ingot plant in Australia.  I have consulted in magnesium technology for U.S and international companies, including the U. S. Departments of Energy and Defense, US and EU Car programs and I have been an expert witness on manufacturing/liability issues. I have been a director of 5 technical/trade organizations am cited in American Men/Women of Science and I am a fellow of ASM International. I have been an adjunct professor at 6 universities (including Chongqing University). I have published 160 papers, have 9 patents and have presented over 450 invited talks, seminars and training programs around the world. I am president of my own consulting company, LightWeightStrategies LLC, focusing on innovation in aluminum and magnesium casting and metalworking technology. I can be reached at geraldscole@att.net or 001.248.408.1408

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  • University of Toronto, Canada
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