Expertise DescriptionI have over 45 years experience specializing in handling, transport, storage and loading of unit and bulk materials by conveyor systems. My expertise includes: design of materials handling systems and conveyors of various types as in: belt conveyors, screw conveyors, roller, slider, overland, pipe, steep angle, screw, drag, bucket elevators and pneumatic. I have additional expertise in specialty mobile machines, (track, rail, and wheel mounted), stackers, reclaimers, snow loaders, mobile screening plants, self-unloading trains and ships, ship unloaders and shiploaders. My design experience includes auxiliary process equipment, truck and rail car loading and unloading systems, thaw sheds, dust collection & suppression systems, feeders, bins, hoppers, scales, mixers, screens, and crushers, all of which have been utilized by the following industries: power, mining and quarrying, aggregate, grain, aluminum, steel, minerals processing, cement, pulp & paper, ports & intermodal terminals, chemical plants, cogeneration of electricity, concrete block and brick, ore heap leaching, refineries, hazardous waste, recycling & composting. I have more than 10 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes: Antitrust; Plant Asset Reappraisal; Conveyor Injuries; Conveyor Fires & Explosions; Conveyor Guarding; Confined Space; Code Compliance; Equipment Failures; Conveyor Files; Dust Explosions; Materials Handling Systems Safety Inspections; Patent Infringement; Personal Injury; Product Liability; Real Estate Asset Appraisal; Restraint of Trade.
My expert witness experience includes: Regional Manager; Marketing Manager; Manager Sales and Estimating; Manager Engineered Systems Estimating; Regional Manager; Staff Engineer Materials Handling; Project Engineer;Design & Systems Engineer.
We specialize in the design of materials handling systems that incorporate conveyors of various types including: belt, roller, slider, overland, pipe, steep angle, screw, drag, roller, and bucket elevators. We also design the specialty mobile machines, (track, rail, and wheel mounted) such as: stackers, reclaimers, plow feeders, snow loaders, mobile screening plants, self-unloading trains, self-unloading ships, ship unloaders and shiploaders. Our design experience also includes auxiliary process equipment such as: truck & rail car loading and unloading systems, thaw sheds, dust collection & suppression systems, feeders, bins, hoppers, scales, mixers, screens, and crushers.
Some of the industries for which we have applied these systems include: power, mining and quarrying, aggregate, grain, aluminum, steel, DRI, minerals processing, cement, pulp & paper, ports & intermodal terminals, chemical plants, fertilizer, concrete block and brick, ore heap leaching (copper and gold), refineries (petroleum coke and sulfur), hazardous waste, recycling, composting & warehousing.
Additionally, we have provided expert reports, opinions & testimony for cases involving antitrust, plant asset reappraisal, conveyor injuries, product liability, guarding, confined space, code compliance, equipment failures, patent infringement, conveyor fires, and dust explosions. We have also conducted plant safety inspections for Lafarge (3 wallboard plants), Plum Creek (plywood, sawmill & fiberboard plants) and CVS Pharmacies (6 stores and 1 warehouse).
I am a professional engineer in six states. My past case experience includes litigation for conveyor fires, machine guarding, guarding by location, confined space, personal injury, product liability, restraint of trade, patent infringement, and real estate asset appraisal.
|BSME||Mechanical Engineering||Newark College of Engineering|
|MBA||Fairleigh Dickenson University|
|Professional Engineer – Alabama|
Awards & Affiliation
ASME – American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases