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The Madison Group

Putting Years of Plastics Engineering Experience To Work For You

2615 Research Park Dr.
Madison, WI 53711
Phone: (608) 231-1907
Fax: (608) 231-2694

About Us

About Us


About Us

The Madison Group, incorporated in 1993, is a recognized global leader providing consulting services, technical expertise and innovative technology to the plastics industry. With multiple PhDs on staff and partnerships with cutting-edge technology and educational consortiums, The Madison Group's ability to analyze and optimize plastic parts and processes on your behalf are limited only by the data in existence today. It is our hope that by leveraging our knowledge and expertise in plastics, we will open new vistas enabling plastics enterprises to develop and move new products to market more quickly; minimize time to market costs; and provider stronger, safer products to the world.

Madison Group Team

The Madison Group Team

Antoine Rios, Ph.D.
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.
Javier Cruz, Ph.D.
Paul Gramann, Ph.D.
Erik Foltz, M.S.
Jeffrey Jansen, M.S.
Richie Anfinsen, B.S.
Jack DeSousa, B.S.
William Aquite, Ph.D.
Tom Hansen, M.S.
Melissa Kurtz, M.S.
Amy Bembenek, Office Manager

Javier Cruz, Ph.D.

Dr. Cruz is a Senior Managing Engineer at The Madison Group where he is actively involved in numerous projects and market sectors leading design/material reviews, and failure analysis investigations for thermoplastic, composite, and elastomeric parts. Dr. Cruz also leads research investigations related to analysis and testing techniques for plastic failure prevention and performance optimization. Dr. Cruz provides consulting support during product development stages, and serves as expert witness offering legal representation within his areas of expertise. Dr. Cruz received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez and his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has extensive experience in the fields of thermosets and thermoplastics. Dr. Cruz is an active board member of the failure analysis division of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE). He is also a member of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) where he reviews current testing standards related to plastics. He is also a reviewer for the Polymer Engineering and Science Journal.

Dr. Cruz’s Curriculum Vitae is available upon request.