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Expertise Description

I have 40 years experience in metallurgical engineering and failure analysis, accident reconstruction, welding inspections, OSHA regulations, railroad litigation, and product liability. I have prior expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

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Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes: Railroad, vehicle, or pedestrian accident reconstruction; Locomotive design and failure analysis; Rough riding locomotive, handbrake, and rail car failure analysis; Railroad derailment and grade crossing; Metal component failure analysis – personal injury; Product liability; Surface Transportation Board (STB) fuel consumption; New product development and patent cases; Rail car, truck, and automobile brake design and analysis.

Consulting Experience

My consulting services include: Diesel engine component design – crankshaft, power assembly, fuel system, exhaust system; Diesel engine failure analysis and design; Forging and casting design; New product and metallurgical component design.

Relevant Experiences

I am a metallurgical engineering, P. E.. I have been an engineering consultant for over seventeen years with many cases, around forty depositions, and over eight trials. I also have consulted for over thirty companies on non-litigation projects.

I have been a manager of diesel engine design and as such, I have designed and tested pressure relief valves on diesel engines. I have also performed failure analysis on railroad tank cars and their pressure requirements. I have design reviewed and approved and evaluated many tank car and locomotive warning stickers and labels in my career.


BSMetallurgical EngineeringUniversity of Minnesota

Licenses Certifications

Pennsylvania Professional Engineer
OSHA Certification in General Industries
ACTAR Certification in Accident Reconstruction

Awards & Affiliation

Primary Affiliation

National Association of Professional Engineers

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