Patrick Nolan


Eden Prairie, MN, United States



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DDL, Inc.


Mr. Nolan has 30 years of experience in the testing and analysis of package and products for shock and vibration hazards inherent in the distribution system. His experience is in the practical application of shock and vibration simulation theory to the analysis of the protective capabilities of packages for damage reduction and for package materials optimization.

Prior to co-founding DDL Inc., he worked as an employee of MTS Systems’ Shock and Vibration Division, and was involved as an application engineer in technical support of sales. He also managed the testing services laboratory. Prior to his employment at MTS, Mr. Nolan was instrumental in setting up and managing the package testing laboratory installed at Ecolab Inc.

Mr. Nolan serves the package testing industry as Chairman for the ASTM committee D-10 on Packaging, and was also a member of the AAMI committee to draft a Technical Information Report (TIR), which identifies ISO11607 compliance regulation guidelines.

Mr. Nolan is a contributing writer to the Standard Handbook of Biomedical Engineering and Design and has been quoted and published in numerous industry magazines including Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News, Medical Design Technology and PARCEL Distribution & Shipping.

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