Wood Product Expert 51143 MS

Expertise Description

I have over 35 years of diversified research and development and plant management experience predominantly in the forest products industry with major international chemical and wood product organizations. My expertise includes biocides (pressure/non-pressure), fire retardants, formulation development, wood treatment processes, wood chemistry, standardized testing, basic research, wood adhesives, code and regulatory issues, building systems, distribution and transmission poles, utility poles, Copper Chrome Arsenate (CCA), quality control (SPC, TQM) with numerous publications, presentations and patents in these areas. I have more than 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes: Personal injury due to defective utility pole; Property damage due to fire retardant treatment; Property damage due to suitability of selected preservative; Building code issues; Quality issues for treated products.

Consulting Experience

My consulting services include: Developing preservative and fire-retardant formulations; Obtaining building code listings for treatments; Quality control monitoring.


PhDWood ChemistryUniversity of Montana
BSChemistryUniversity of Oregon

Licenses Certifications

Awards & Affiliation

Award of Merit
American Wood Protection Association
Owner of 4 patents.

Primary Affiliation

American Wood Protection Association

Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases