Automotive Fires Expert 12708 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 35 years of experience in the automotive industry with expertise in the standard of car for tires. My experience includes tire and wheel construction, radial tread belt separations, effects of low inflation pressure, analysis of irregular tire wear, tire inner liners, belt misalignments, and tear patterns, wheel torque, tire manufacturing, and tire forensics. I also am familiar with the effects of tire aging, bead compression grooving, chemical analysis of tire failure surfaces, tire tread pattern analysis, and wheel failure analysis. I have conducted over 2,600 investigations consisting of field inspections, photography and report writing. I have over 15 years expert witness experience with consultation, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise

Relevant Experiences

I owned and operated a retail tire store and have both significant training and experience in tire issues.


B.A. Economics Lafayette College in Easton
M.B.A.Wharton School University of Pennsylvania

Licenses Certifications

California Private Investigator
SCCA National Racing License

Primary Affiliation

Tire Industry Association (TIA)