Expert No. 17847 – Accident and Safety Expert – AZ / CA(S) / CO / CT / DE / DC / FL / GA / HI / IL / IN / KY / MD / MA / MN / MS / MT / NV / NM / NY / OH / OR / PA / SC / TX / UT / VA / WA / WI

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Expertise Description: I have over 55 years as a mechanical engineer and safety professional. My expertise includes: the design of filters, swimming pools, marine fish / mammal areas, commercial and industrial filtration / water treatment systems, and analysis and reconstruction of aquatic accidents (spas, swimming pools, and natural bodies of water) involving codes and standards, construction, diving, drowning, slides, suction entrapment, lighting, operations, signage, and slips, trips and falls. I have more than 35 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Representative Litigation Experience:
My expert witness experience includes Swimming Pool Construction, Swimming Pool Operation, Aquatic Accidents (including, but not limited to:) Drowning, Suction Entrapment, Diving Accidents, and Slip/Fall.
Representative Consulting Services and/or Projects:
My consulting services include: Consulting Engineer for Olympic Pool Complex in Los Angeles, CA, the solar heating of the Olympic Pool Complex, and numerous other major pool, filtration and solar projects; Developed and demonstrated tests for suction entrapment which were accepted by the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and were used as a Model Code for all 50 states; Designed filters, swimming pools, marine fish and mammal areas, and commercial and industrial filtration/water treatment systems world-wide, large and small.
Licenses & Certifications: *
ME-California, New Mexico, Idaho, Massachusetts
PE-Hawaii, Nevada, Delaware, DC, Colorado, New York, Maryland, Michigan, Washington, Florida, Texas
PE-Utah, S. Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, Connecticut, Mississippi, Georgia, Pennsylvania
PE/ME - Kentucky, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana
National Engineering Council Certificate
B.E.Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Southern California, Los Angeles
M.S.Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Southern California, Los Angeles
Air Command and Staff CollegeAir University, Maxwell Air Force Base
National Security ManagementIndustrial College of the Armed Forces
Air War CollegeAir University, Maxwell Air Force Base
Professional Experience:

Awards & Affiliation:
United States Armed Forces Legion of Merit
United States Armed Forces Meritorious Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster
United State Air Force Commendation Medal
Citation Award, "Aquatic Safety," Southern California Public Pool Operators' Association
Honorary Doctor of Engineering, International Academy for Integration of Science and Business
A Parametric Analysis of Launch Vehicle Recovery Tradeoffs
Swimming Pool Main Outlet Tests
The Mechanics of Hi-Rate Sand Filtration
Primary Affiliation/Organization: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

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