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.
I am very familiar with “cherry pickers” (aerial work platforms) as well as small cranes. II can determine whether the subject machine is one or the other and any additional analysis that might be required. I am familiar with reading, researching and reviewing CFRs and ASME/ANSI codes and standards.
I am a certified aerial work platform operator and have worked on multiple cases involving work platforms, both boom and scissors type. I have also performed failure analysis on power cranes.
|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