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Expertise Description

I have more than 40 years of worldwide experience in refrigeration as well as mechanical and overall building design, analysis, engineering, and project management of new and renovated facilities. I am recognized as an international expert in refrigeration engineering, refrigerated warehouses, engineering investigations. and food processing and have published and presented papers as an industry expert on topics that include plant design, refrigeration systems, building evaluation, sanitation, and energy conservation. I have acted as an expert witness for refrigeration, refrigeration controls, refrigerants, refrigerated buildings, meat and food refrigeration, cold storage facilities, and food processing cases. I have over 10 years expert witness experience with consultation, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

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Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes: refrigeration system analysis of ice rink(s), refrigeration valve and system investigation, freezer equipment investigation, building condensation investigation, patent infringement analysis for food processing equipment, ammonia release investigation, and Process Safety Management (PSM) and Risk Management Programs (RMP) validation. 


Consulting Experience

My consulting experience includes: refrigerated warehouses, refrigerated building construction, refrigeration system trouble-shooting, building design, and food processing facilities. 


Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes: President of a consulting firm, with prior experience as a National Director, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Vice President of Architecture and Engineering, Vice President and Director of Facilities Design and Engineering, Vice President and Director Project Management, and Resident Engineer and Design Engineer.


Relevant Experiences

I have more than forty years of experience in the design of refrigeration systems, construction of food processing plants, and refrigerated buildings. I am knowledgeable about the components and design of refrigerators and packaged refrigeration units. As an expert witness, I have worked on cases involving refrigeration units, refrigeration system components, refrigeration systems, food processing, processing equipment, distribution warehouses, and refrigerated facilities. I have testified, been deposed, and written expert opinions many times.

I am a recognized expert in refrigeration engineering and food processing and have published and presented papers as an industry expert on topics that include plant design, sanitation and energy conservation. I have written performance guidelines for all engineering activities including structural, mechanical, electrical, and refrigeration.


Education

DegreeSubjectInstitution
M.S.Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Illinois
B.S.Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Illinois

Licenses Certifications

Professional Engineer (Mechanical): IL
FL

Awards & Affiliation

American Society of Heating
Refrigerating
and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR)
International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW)
World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO)
International Association of Cold Storage Constructors (IACSC)

Primary Affiliation

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning


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