Automotive Lighting Expert 170265 CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have over 40 years experience as a Laboratory Director specializing in Automotive Lighting and LED technologies. I have an in-depth knowledge of all automotive exterior lighting equipment from inception, design, and manufacture, as well as the national and international regulatory requirements. I have an excellent understanding of existing automotive LED patents and have supported depositions and inquiries related to patent infringements and patent litigation. I have over 5 years expert witness experience.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes vehicle identification in criminal trial (Expert Report Only), patent infringement case LED Lighting Systems (Won), patent infringement case LED lamp (Won)Patent rejection case.

Consulting Experience

My consulting experience includes: Engineering projects with the assignment to deliver the first composite aerodynamic headlamp system for Ford; project delivered successfully with the first application of this technology world-wide; Director Lighting Research and Development at Visteon Corporation – responsible for developing competing technologies for Visteon that would be comparable to the best in the industry; Vehicle Lighting Consultant – Numerous diverse consulting projects with leading automotive suppliers such as General Electric, Momentive Performance Materials, Ticona Plastics, Truck-Lite, Petersen Manufacturing, Motor Equipment Manufacturers Association, Philips Lumileds, and Sabic Innovative Plastics; Successfully concluded patent infringement case against lighting company client; Responsible for Research and Development of innovative outdoor lighting products for LED Optical Solutions; support all engineering efforts through product launch.


BSProduction TechnologyOregon State University

Licenses Certifications

Awards & Affiliation

Henry Ford Technology Innovation Award for engineering excellence
Arch T. Caldwell Cooperative Engineering Media from SAE
Trav Meister Hall of Fame Award from Society of Plastics Engineers
Invited speaker to numerous SAE and NHTSA sponsored safety events
Honorable discharge United States Army; 1972 – Specialist Fifth Class

Primary Affiliation

Society of Automotive Engineers

Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases