Eric Twiname has been developing tape formulas and ceramic manufacturing systems for over 20 years. Working first with Richard E. Mistler, Inc. developing and installing production systems for customers worldwide, Mr. Twiname developed equipment, processes, new chemistries and new techniques for the efficient manufacture and development of tape cast products. Many of these installed production systems remain in volume manufacture
As Chief Engineer of Richard E. Mistler, Inc., Mr. Twiname developed a new, high precision yet low cost laboratory scale tape casting machine (TTC-1000 & TTC-1200) which has sold over 150 units worldwide and was rated best new product of the year by ceramic trade journals. Also while Chief Engineer, Mr. Twiname founded and operated the Tape Casting Warehouse division of Richard E. Mistler, Inc.
Mr. Twiname has lectured at many professional conferences and production installations. He has published a number of peer reviewed papers on tape casting including co-authoring, together with Richard Mistler, the only book on Tape Casting. He has performed on-site troubleshooting and efficiency training at a number of Fortune 500 manufacturing companies. He has also developed custom machinery in diverse ceramic forming industries such as extrusion, dry pressing, isostatic pressing and tape casting.
Taking a leave of absence from Richard E. Mistler, Inc. from 1998 through 2000, Mr. Twiname obtained a Master’s Degree in Materials Science and Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University, advised by Dr. Clive Randall and Dr. Gary Messing. He returned to Richard E. Mistler, Inc. as part owner and Vice President of Operations.
In 2004, Mr. Twiname joined Electroscience Laboratories, Inc. as Senior Scientist, quickly becoming the Manager of Tape Development, responsible for all aspects of Electroscience Laboratories tape effort. In this position, Mr. Twiname led the tape team through two capacity increases (net capacity increase of 440%) including: clean room design and layout, process flow, design for manufacture, and implemented initial stages of 5S for tape manufacturing while maintaining 99+% on time shipments. Mr. Twiname has also designed and implemented production control systems, batch dispensing protocol, QC, QA, inventory control systems and predictive raw material management systems, including all database programming. As a result of his efforts, a net production increase of 40X was achieved with a net labor increase of 20%.
Upon the retirement of Richard Mistler from the company of Richard E. Mistler, Inc., Mr. Twiname once again took responsibility of the Tape Casting Warehouse division that he had founded 15 years earlier. This company, now called “The Tape Casting Warehouse, Inc.” continues to uphold the goals he founded the division upon: “Supplies on time for casting” and “One Stop Shopping for ALL of your tape casting needs.”
Eric enjoys all aspect of tape casting, but primarily values teaching and training in effective production processes. He primarily enjoys serving people in the form of aid, training and coaching in the achievement of life goals, corporate goals and the fulfillment of desires that have been cast aside as unachievable. All things are possible through Him who strengthens me.
Ceramic Engineering , NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University, 1990
Keramos National Ceramic Engineering Honor Society – Alfred Chapter
Mat. Sci. and Engineering (Ceramic Science), , The Pennsylvania State University, 2000
Thesis: “Embedding Inductor Materials in Low Temperature Co-fired Ceramics”
Advisors: Dr. Clive A. Randall, Dr. Gary L. Messing
Keramos National Ceramic Engineering Honor Society – Penn State Chapter
Supply of low to high volume essential Tape Casting supplies to the tape casting industry. Majority owner, responsible for all aspects of business operations.
Feb. 2004 - Present
Senior Scientist, Manager – Tape Development (current)
Electroscience Laboratories, Inc., King of Prussia, PA, 19406
Responsible for profitability, new customer development, customer technical support and all aspects of development and production of tape products including: writing all ISO procedures, automotive PPAP submission and compliance, customer relations, ISO/TS audits and employee training. Developed teams for plant wide transition to paperless inventory and tape product data for SQC, managed new product development efforts and intra-team leadership development. Led the tape team through two capacity increases (net capacity increase of 440%) including: clean room design and layout, process flow, design for manufacture, and implemented initial stages of 5S for tape manufacturing, maintained 99+% on time shipments. Designed and implemented production control systems, batch dispensing protocol, QC, QA, inventory control systems and predictive raw material management systems including all database programming. Realized net production rate increase of 40x with labor increase of 20%.
Feb. 2004 - Dec. 2013
Ownership Interest (Passive)
Richard E. Mistler, Inc., Morrisville, PA, 19067
Jun. 1991 - Feb. 2004
Ceramic Engineer, Research Engineer, Chief Engineer, VP Operations
Richard E. Mistler, Inc., Morrisville, PA, 19067
Responsible for production, sales, finances, customer relations, advertising design, facility operations and maintenance, furnace scheduling and repair, summer interns and co-op students. Designed and founded the Tape Casting Warehouse including design and manufacture of tape casting and inspection equipment. Designed, built and launched company website.
American Ceramic Society – Served terms on Executive board for both Trenton and Philadelphia Sections ISHM / IMAPS (Sidney J. Stein Educational Grant Award Recipient 1999) Elsmar Cove Quality Forum, Filemaker Technet, ISO 9001, Lean Mfg, Production efficiency, Optimizing processes for maximum profitability.