Mechanical Engineering Expert 9030 CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years in Mechanical Engineering. My experience includes: failure analysis of mechanical systems; accident investigation and reconstruction; human factors and ergonomics; safety design reviews and failure prevention methods; automation; robotics and microprocessor application; and warnings and safety information analysis and development. I have performed a wide range of work in the area of tire, wheel, and brake systems. My work includes numerous inspections, testing, failure analysis, accident reconstruction, and employee training on tires, wheels, and brakes related to trucks, passenger vehicles, motorcycles, off-road vehicles, recreational vehicles, and golf cars. I have conducted surveys and performed risk analysis related to tires, wheels, and brakes. I have prior expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes: Tread / belt separation; Wheel / tire balancing; Tread wear; Tire durability; Tire mounting and demounting on both single-piece and multi-piece wheels; Tire blowouts due to a multitude of causes; Tire and wheel mismatch explosion; Tire bead failure, brake failure, and brake pedal mis-application; Driver response and vehicle handling in accidents involving tire and brake failures.

Consulting Experience

My consulting services include: Managing Engineer, Human Performance, and Mechanical Engineering; Risk Analysis.

Relevant Experiences

I am a mechanical engineer with a background in microprocessors. I have conducted extensive research in the field of robotics. performed investigations in numerous food processing facilities, for example; wineries, dairies, bakeries, meat processing facilties, fruit and vegetable canneries and nuts. Additionally, he has consulted with numerous manufacturers of food processing equipment regarding technical issues.

I am also a winemaker, making about 250 cases per year. I have a keen sense of air leakage in wine containment systems since this is what can spoil a wine.

I have the warning background and the domestic cooking background. I am a passionate bread maker.


B.S.Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Michigan
M.S.Mechanical EngineeringStanford University

Licenses Certifications

Registered Professional Mechanical Engineer
Registered Professional Engineer

Awards & Affiliation

Primary Affiliation

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases