Paul Crawford, owner of Sintered Metal Consulting, LLC, Seville, Ohio, USA, has been included in the Marquis Who’s Who, a publication said to list the most accomplished individuals and innovators in the US from every significant field of endeavour, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment.
As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are reported to be selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
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As a seasoned professional with years of experience in Powder Metallurgy, gear design, geometric dimensioning, failure mode and effects analysis, and more, Crawford has designed and developed drives from fractional horsepower to 900 horsepower, with product life ranging from 150 hours to 10,000 hours. Many of these drives contained sintered Powder Metallurgy gears, several others contained wrought steel, bronze, and plastic gears.
Over the years, he worked for a wide range of companies in the industry, including PT Tech LLC, and MTD Products, where he held positions such as engineering manager, chief engineer, and project engineer.
Crawford has also worked with industry associations such as AGMA (American Gear Manufacturers Association), CPMT (Center for Powder Metal Technology), and APMI International, and is a Certified PMT. As a member of AGMA, he has served on the Powder Metallurgy Committee for almost 20 years and is the current chair. He also has design extensive experience with screw machine, die casting, cold heading and injection moulding.
Crawford holds nine patents, including a patent for a multi-function shift mechanism, and has earned several engineering awards.