Expertise DescriptionI have more than 15 years experience in the field of Engineering, specializing in land transportation. I perform analysis of automotive, truck, motorcycle, and mechanical systems. My consultations further include investigation, documentation, and analysis of vehicle incidents, pipe systems, tire failures, vehicle accidents / crashes, vehicle fires, and mechanical failures to determine causation. My services consist of vehicle maintenance / repair, machine guarding, and rechargeable cell manufacture / design. I also have experience with assembly-line machinery, energy usage database production / management, HVAC systems, and environmental site / hazardous waste site remediation. I have over 10 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes: Antilock brake failure analysis; Automobile lighting analysis; Ball joint failure; Battery failure (medical equipment); Battery maintenance; Bearing failure; Bicycle component failure analysis; Bicycle versus automobile; Black box download (ECM / data recorder) heavy – duty truck; Black box downloads (CDR) passenger vehicle and truck; Bottler fatality; Brake failure; Carbon Monoxide poisoning; Catastrophic engine bearing failure; Commercial vehicle maintenance analysis; Crash tests; Dog leash product liability; Electronic crash data collection and interpretation; Hit and run; Industrial Explosion; Machine guarding; Machine safety interlock; Manufacturing equipment; Motorcycle crash analysis and reconstruction; Pipe Failure; Pressure vessel failure; Scissors man – lift; Silo Auger amputation; Airbag tampering investigation; Stolen vehicle identification; Tire rod failure / transit bus resulting in roll – over; Vehicle fire.
My consulting services include: Automotive, truck, and motorcycle systems and component analysis; Vehicle preventative maintenance and inspection; Investigation, download, and interpretation of event data recorder in automobiles and heavy-duty trucks; Vehicular crash investigation and analysis; Mechanical systems analysis; Vehicle fires; Machine guarding; Codes and Standards; Rechargeable cell manufacture, design, and failure analysis.
|B.S.||Mechanical Engineering||University of Florida|
|A.S.||Computer Electronics Technology||Santa Fe College||Gainesville||FL|
|Professional Engineer State of Florida|
|ASE certified Master Automobile Technician|
|ASE certified Master Medium and Heavy Truck Technician|
|CDL Class C Commercial Driver's License|
Awards & Affiliation
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases