Paul Bonenberger worked at a major North American engineering and manufacturing company for 37 years. For 30 of those years, he was a subject matter expert in mechanical attachments. In 1990, he recognized that no comprehensive explanation of snap-fit technology existed and set about gathering and organizing snap-fit design practices into a rational knowledge model. Incorporated in Michigan as FasteningSmart, Inc., he provides technical consulting and training in threaded fastener and snap-fit product applications and business strategies.
Paul has created and taught many technical classes as well as authored numerous papers and articles about attachment technology. He has an Industrial Engineering Degree from General Motors Institute, a Master’s of Engineering Management Degree from the University of Detroit and a Master’s of Training and Development Degree from Oakland University. He is the author of The First Snap-Fit Handbook.