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This page contains equipment & machinery expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on equipment & machinery and related issues. Equipment & machinery expert witnesses and consultants on this page may form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts. The issues and subjects these equipment & machinery expert witnesses testify regarding may include: Equipment & Machinery, Failure Analysis, Products Liability, Accident Reconstruction, Aerial Lifts, Construction, Forklift, Manufacturing, Safety, Biomechanics, Boom Truck, Conveyors, Cranes, Cranes & Dericks, and Electricity.

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Pro/Consul Technical & Medical Experts

Long Beach, California
Engineering, Orthopedic Surgery - Accident Reconstruction, Biomechanics, Premises Liability, Construction, Safety, Equipment & Machinery, Education & Schools, Medical, Dental, Materials Failure
Nationwide Service - over 15,000 Experts. Call (800) 392-1119 or email us with your Technical and Medical expert needs. Our full-time research staff locates qualified experts quickly - new experts are added every day. Pro/Consul is listed and recommended by the A.M. Best Company. "We have been very impressed with the timely responses whenever we have had a request and also with the professional manner in which your company is managed."

Joseph Quinn, M.S., P.E. Materials FACT

Los Angeles, California
Failure Analysis, Metallurgy - Automobile, Aviation & Aerospace, Motorcycle,Appliance, Engineering, Construction, Construction Defects, Corrosion, Maritime, Equipment & Machinery, Mining, Bicycles, Transportation, Medical Devices, Manufacturing, Plumbing, Products Liability, Fire, Electricity, Pipe, HVAC, CPVC, Oil & Gas, Welding
Joseph Quinn, MS, PE, is a Forensic Metallurgy and Metallurgical Engineering consultant. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Metallurgical Engineering and is registered in 7 states (CA, PA, UT, NV, AZ, CO, WA). He has provided over 1,000 Failure Analysis investigations on metallic and non-metallic (glass, plastic, rubber, and composite) materials or products. Mr. Quinn provides metallurgical and materials consultation, expert witness testimony, and forensic failure analysis for civil litigation with retentions by defendants and plaintiffs. He has received awards in the International Metallographic Contest and has conducted several presentations on metallurgical engineering and failure analysis subjects at universities, ASM meetings, and industry events. He has taught metallurgical engineering course topics in Principals and Applications of Steel Alloy Design at the University of Pittsburgh School of Engineering. He was awarded outstanding graduate, presidents’ list, graduate...

Lance Miller, M.A. Miller Safety Inspections & Consulting, Inc.

Parker, Colorado
Athletics & Recreation, Equipment & Machinery - Inflatables, Trampoline Parks, Rockwall, Euro Bungy, Mechanical Bulls, Trackless Trains, Inflatable Accident, Mobile Climbing Wall Accident, Trackless Train Accident, Euro Bungy Accident, Inflatable Interactive Accident, Bounce House Accident, Inflatable Water Slide Accident, Amusement Ride Accident
Lance Miller is an expert in the amusement ride industry with specific expertise in inflatables and specialty devices. He applies his expertise to forensic casework involving the installation, inspection, operation and maintenance of amusement devices. Lance has more than 19 years of hands-on experience; he owned and operated Colorado’s largest inflatable rental company, taking it from start up to a 1.8-million-dollar rental company. Lance built a successful company that included nearly 400 pieces of inflatable and mechanical amusement devices. He developed protocol which covered operator instruction, amusement device installation, training certification, tear down, call center operations, and equipment maintenance. Lance has also performed third party inspections for the State of Colorado. He holds current credentials from NAARSO (National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officials), AIMS (Amusement Industry Manufacturers and Suppliers, International), IATP (International Ass...

Gregg Dight, ASA Equipment Appraisal Services

Redding, Connecticut
Appraisal & Valuation, Equipment & Machinery - Tangible Assets Appraisal, Medical and Diagnostic Equipment Valuation, FF&E Appraisal, Construction Equipment Appraisal, Mining Equipment Valuation, Oil & Gas Appraisal, Manufacturing, Agricultural & Hemp Valuation, Transportation & Environmental Valuation, Equipment Leasing & Financing Appraisal
Accredited Senior ASA Appraiser (American Society of Appraisers) since 2002 USPAP Compliant Reports (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) Equipment Leasing & Financing Background

Burt Thorpe, CSP, MBA, CEM, CCO AmCrane

Orlando, Florida
Equipment & Machinery, Construction - Crane, boom truck, aerial lift, forklift, scissor, bucket truck, trailer, heavy hauling, excavator
ADDITIONAL TRAINING: OSHA "Outreach" Instructor #500 - Construction OSHA "Outreach" Instructor #501 - General Industry AERIAL LIFT DEALERSHIPS: Condor Lift, Calavar Corp. Mark Lift Industries, Inc. CRANE MANUFACTURER TRAINING: Harnischfeger Corp. (P&H) Grove Crane American Crane Corp. Columbus-McKinnon PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS: CSP - Certified Safety Professional - by ASSE CEM - Certified Equipment Manager - by AEMP CCO - Certified Crane Operator - Tower Crane & All Mobile Cranes CCO - Certified Signal Person CCO - Certified Rigger CCO - Certified Mobile Crane Inspector CCI - Certified Crane Inspector - CICB CCS - Certified Crane Surveyor - Crane Certification Assn of America PUBLICATIONS: Nine texts on safe equipment operation & inspection, including mobile, overhead & tower cranes, aerial lifts, bucket trucks, scissor lifts, excavators, front-end loaders, skid steer loaders, forklifts, rigging, and one magazine article for trade publication ORGANIZATIONS: Alliance for Centr...

Thomas H Burtness, PE Burtness Engineering Services

White Heath, Illinois
Electrical Engineering, Equipment & Machinery - Lighting, Street Lighting, Parking Area Lighting, Illumination, Accidents & Injuries due to Insufficient Lighting, Photometric Site Surveys, Light Fixtures, Electrocution, Electrical Injuries and Wrongful Death, Electrical Construction Injuries and Defects, Contract Disputes, Fire Origin & Cause.
Professional Engineer, investigator, consultant, detective, writer, teacher, expert. The breadth and depth of my technical knowledge as a Licensed Professional Engineer in 19 states and my hands-on experience as a former contractor and licensed electrician, as well as my helpful interpersonal skills, allow me to meticulously examine the numerous details of any case, to determine the pertinent root causes, and then to communicate complex technical issues on a practical level so that lay people, attorneys, judges, and juries can easily understand the relevant facts. Since 1983, I have provided expert witness and forensic engineering services to insurance companies and attorneys including accident and failure investigations, determination of fire origin and cause, litigation support, expert opinions, reports, and testimony in cases involving industrial accidents, electrocution, personal injury, fire, street and area lighting, equipment and machinery failure, safety circuitry failure, ...

Frederick C. Kucklick IMT Consulting, Inc.

Cassopolis, Michigan
Manufacturing, Equipment & Machinery - Project Management, Mechanical Designs, Manufacturing Machinery, CNC Machines, Lost Production in Manufacturing, Tools and Dies, International Operations, Engineering Analysis, Product Design
Engineering, management, and litigation consulting for corporations and law firms. Litigation consulting and expert witness matters for which Kucklick has been retained include breach of contract disputes, patent infringements, misappropriations of trade secrets, industrial espionage, products liabilities, tax matters pertaining to R&D tax credits in manufacturing, and others in arbitration and state and federal courts. Fritz Kucklick's manufacturing, management and engineering expertise is based on a mechanical engineering degree and skills developed during more than 25 years' hands-on ownership, top management, international sales, design engineering, field startup, troubleshooting & installation, and project management positions with automotive Tier One, machine tool and heavy machinery manufacturing companies in the U.S. and Europe. Noteworthy among Kucklick's experience was 1977-1998 as co-founder, owner, employee, officer, and director of Hess Industries, Inc., an industria...

Anthony E Bond Haag Engineering Co.

St. Louis, Missouri
Equipment & Machinery, Construction - Forensic Analysis of Accidents including Aerial Devices, Boom Lifts, Scissor Lifts, Trailer Mounted Lifts, Vehicle Mounted Lifts, Boom Truck Cranes, Crawler Cranes, Gantry Cranes , Mobile Cranes, Overhead Cranes, Tower Cranes, Excavators, Forklifts, Loaders, Telehandlers, Concrete Pump Trucks
Registered Professional Engineer: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin

Christopher E. Janson, MS, CSP, CHMM Haines, Janson & Associates LLC

St. Louis, Missouri
Safety, Premises Liability - Engineering, Products Liability, Slip, Trip & Fall, Retail Safety, Equipment & Machinery, Human Factors, Slip Resistance, Accident Investigation/Reconstruction, OSHA, Guarding, Failure Analysis, Construction, Industrial & Premises Accidents
Haines, Janson & Associates provides safety and risk management consulting services. Christopher E. Janson, Board Certified Safety Professional (CSP); Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM); Certified User of the English XL slip resistance measuring device (CXLT). Mr. Janson has held safety management positions with several Fortune 500 companies. He has also worked with a variety of firms as a consultant for the insurance industry. Mr. Janson is a professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers.

Neal A. Growney, PE Neal A. Growney & Assoc., LLC

Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
Products Liability, Equipment & Machinery - Machine guarding: metalworking, woodworking, food, plastic and rubber, machinery: saws, press-brakes, oxy-acetylene torches, CNC machining, grinders, buffers, mills; printing presses; power tools; ladders; material handling: conveyors, forklifts, truck loading, palletizers; construction machinery.
Rubber/plastic mills, calendars and Banbury style mixers, 2 and 3-roll mills, extruders; vertical post mixers, blenders, power presses, hand tools, drill presses, doors and gates, railings, hoists, lifts, shaker screens, bucket elevators, scrap grinders, V-belt & chain drives, jacks, compressed gas containers, compressors, wire rope, log splitters, lawn mowers, packaging machinery, commercial & industrial washing machines and ironers, racks, flatbed truck unloading, exercise machines, personal protective equipment, strut, warnings, instructions, manuals, training, OSHA, ANSI, ASTM,NFPA, MSHA, BOCA, DOT drivers' logs.

David R Decker Becket Training & Consulting

Wilmington, North Carolina
Construction, Equipment & Machinery - Crane accident, rigging accident, crane, rigging, hoist, wire rope, slings, straps, chokers, rigger, boom truck, construction accident, industrial accident
Crane and Rigging Management, Training, Development and Delivery, Expert Witness/Litigation Support Career crane and rigging professional with hands on and policy experience. Train, test and certify crane operators, riggers and signalpersons. Develop and deliver safety and technical training. Experienced consultant with 40 years in the crane and rigging industry, including over 20 years of policy experience. Expert witness with plaintiff and defense experience, including depositions and trials. Nuclear crane experience Certifications (Current and Former) NCCCO Certified Rigger NCCCO Accredited Rigger Practical Examiner NCCCO Certified Signalperson NCCCO Accredited Signalperson Practical Examiner NCCCO Certified Overhead Crane Operator NCCCR Accredited Mobile Crane Operator License Examiner NCCCR: Certified Exam Administrator NCCCR: Certified Master Trainer Trico-Lift Trained Rough Terrain Forklift Operator NIASE Certified Mechanic Technical Memberships and Committees American ...

Frederick G. Heath Heath and Associates

Asheville, North Carolina
Equipment & Machinery, Engineering - Lifts, hoists, jacks, cranes, hydraulics, fork lifts, scissors lifts, industrial machines, safety
Drawing on 40 years of engineering, manufacturing and management experience, Heath and Associates provides forensic engineering services and litigation support relating to lifting equipment (lifts, cranes, jacks and hoists) industrial machines, manufacturing tools, material handling equipment and rigging hardware.

David R Decker Becket Training & Consulting

Pennsylvania
Construction, Equipment & Machinery - Crane accident, rigging accident, crane, rigging, hoist, wire rope, slings, straps, chokers, rigger, boom truck, construction accident, industrial accident
Crane and Rigging Management, Training, Development and Delivery, Expert Witness/Litigation Support Career crane and rigging professional with hands on and policy experience. Train, test and certify crane operators, riggers and signalpersons. Develop and deliver safety and technical training. Experienced consultant with 40 years in the crane and rigging industry, including over 20 years of policy experience. Expert witness with plaintiff and defense experience, including depositions and trials. Nuclear crane experience Certifications (Current and Former) NCCCO Certified Rigger NCCCO Accredited Rigger Practical Examiner NCCCO Certified Signalperson NCCCO Accredited Signalperson Practical Examiner NCCCO Certified Overhead Crane Operator NCCCR Accredited Mobile Crane Operator License Examiner NCCCR: Certified Exam Administrator NCCCR: Certified Master Trainer Trico-Lift Trained Rough Terrain Forklift Operator NIASE Certified Mechanic Technical Memberships and Committees American ...

Dennis W. Eckstine Eckstine & Associates, Inc.

Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
Construction, Equipment & Machinery - Construction Vehicles, Construction Equipment, Cranes, Forklifts, Aerial Lifts, Construction Accidents, Accident Reconstruction, Electrocution, Machinery, OSHA, Safety, Slips, Trips & Falls, Cranes, Aerial Lifts, Fork lifts
Eckstine & Associates, Inc. (E & A) provides litigation support, safety consulting, safety training, and engineering consulting services relating to safe and design of cranes, aerial work platforms, lifts and other construction, industrial, and agricultural equipment. Our expertise regarding lifting equipment is unparalleled.

James J Shields, PE J&J Associates

Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
Mechanical Engineering, Equipment & Machinery - Fuels, Piping, Hose, Pumps, Compressors, Storage Tanks, Trucks (Fuel), Boilers, Concrete Handling, Fired Heaters, Controls, Appliances, Explosions, Failure Analysis
BIOGRAPHY ENGINEERING & CONSULTING SERVICES based on over 45 years experience in the design, startup, and trouble-shooting of: piping systems, fluid machinery and auxiliary equipment (pumps, compressors, storage tanks, heat exchangers, filters, separators, valves) instrumentation, & controls in utility and industrial power plants. EXPERT WITNESS Investigations/Reports/Testimony on: Gaseous & Liquid fuels; Fuel Delivery Trucks; Natural Gas & Propane Systems & Storage Tanks ; Residential/Commercial Oil & Gas-fired: Boilers, Furnaces, Heaters; Air Conditioning Plants; Electric Generators; Concrete Pumping Apparatus & Hoses; Domestic & Commercial Appliances. FAILURE ANALYSIS of: Natural Gas/Propane Explosions; Boilers; Furnaces; Hot Water Heaters; Pumps; Piping/Hoses/Plumbing; Automatic Control Devices; Appliances (Gas Ranges, Washers, Dryers, Water Chillers).

David R Decker Becket Training & Consulting

South Carolina
Construction, Equipment & Machinery - Crane accident, rigging accident, crane, rigging, hoist, wire rope, slings, straps, chokers, rigger, boom truck, construction accident, industrial accident
Crane and Rigging Management, Training, Development and Delivery, Expert Witness/Litigation Support Career crane and rigging professional with hands on and policy experience. Train, test and certify crane operators, riggers and signalpersons. Develop and deliver safety and technical training. Experienced consultant with 40 years in the crane and rigging industry, including over 20 years of policy experience. Expert witness with plaintiff and defense experience, including depositions and trials. Nuclear crane experience Certifications (Current and Former) NCCCO Certified Rigger NCCCO Accredited Rigger Practical Examiner NCCCO Certified Signalperson NCCCO Accredited Signalperson Practical Examiner NCCCO Certified Overhead Crane Operator NCCCR Accredited Mobile Crane Operator License Examiner NCCCR: Certified Exam Administrator NCCCR: Certified Master Trainer Trico-Lift Trained Rough Terrain Forklift Operator NIASE Certified Mechanic Technical Memberships and Committees American ...

Jahan Rasty, PhD, PE, MBA Real-World Forensic Engineering, LLC

Lubbock, Texas
Engineering, Metallurgy - Failure Analysis, Accident Reconstruction, Slip, Trip & Fall, Products Liability, Human Factors, Intellectual Property, Forensic Science, Fire, Equipment & Machinery, Electricity, Biomechanics, Premises Liability
Jahan Rasty, PhD, PE, MBA is a tenured full professor of Mechanical Engineering at Texas Tech University (since 1988) where he also serves as the Director of newly established post-graduate Forensic Engineering Certificate Program, as well as the director of Materials Performance Characterization and Failure Analysis Laboratory. Dr. Rasty is also the founding president of Real-World Forensic Engineering, LLC, which is a boutique-style engineering consulting firm. He is an experienced engineering expert and has successfully testified in more than 250 cases and has conducted over 1,000 engineering investigations in the areas of consumer products and industrial machinery failures involving design, manufacturing and marketing defect issues. Professor Rasty is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Texas, and holds various forensic certifications in the fields of fire and explosion investigation (CFEI, CFII), as well as vehicle Crash Data Retrieval (CDR). He received his BS,...

Johnie P. Spruiell, P.E. Integrity Forensics and Engineering, LLC

Sanger, Texas
Mechanical Engineering, Forensic Science - Electrical Engineering, Energy, Equipment & Machinery, Failure Analysis, Fire, Laboratories & Testing, Oil and Gas, Products Liability, Product, Plumbing, Leak, Warnings & Labels, Guarding, CSST, Gas Explosions, Natural Gas, Propane, LPG, Forensic Engineering, Expert Witness
LICENSURE: -Texas Professional Engineer License #57023 -Colorado Professional Engineer License #24555 -Mississippi Professional Engineer License #17888 -Alabama Professional Engineer License #35693 -North Carolina Professional Engineer License #049314 -South Carolina Professional Engineer License #37169 -Virginia Professional Engineer License #0402061315 -Michigan Professional Engineer License #6201069726 -Minnesota Professional Engineer License #58020 EDUCATION: -BSME, University of Texas at Arlington, 1978 AFFILIATIONS: -MEMBER, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) -SENIOR MEMBER, National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) -MEMBER, National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) -MEMBER, National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) -MEMBER, Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) -Pi Tau Sigma -Tau Beta Pi PRIMARY AREAS OF EXPERTISE: -Fire and Explosion Analysis Fuel Gas Fires and Explosions Residential, Commercial, Ind...

(Victor) Alan Werner, PE, P.Eng, PMP VA:W

Renton, Washington
Mechanical Engineering, Equipment & Machinery - Mechanical engineering, industrial process, industrial design, energy modeling, energy control, steam production, fluid transfer, process analysis, heat exchange, piping, pumps
Alan Werner’s skills and background include forensic analysis in the areas of industrial process systems, industrial process equipment including pumps, fans, heat exchangers, mixers, specialty equipment, piping include safety devices, and pipe support systems. Specific experience has been gained in chemical process plants, pulp and paper mills, wood processing plants, boiler plants, chiller plants, and co-gen systems. Using a proprietary thermodynamic model, I am able to replicate boiler and chiller systems to duplicate normal and off-spec operations. I have designed mechanical parts and machinery, some using unusual materials and/or features. I have experience in worker sound exposure investigation and remediation, as well as "fence line" acoustical research. Trained for patent litigation. My professional licenses are in Washington, California, Florida (Ret), and British Columbia (former).

Mark R Webster, PE, MSME, MBA Webster Engineering, LLC

Hubertus, Wisconsin
Mechanical Engineering, Equipment & Machinery - Conveyors, Elevators, Material Lifts, Industrial Controls, Dynamic Analysis, Animations, Forensic Engineering, Intellectual Property, Freight Lifts, ASME Safety Standards, Failure Analysis, Hydraulics, Manufacturing, Products Liability, Hydraulic Lifting Systems,Material Handling,Machinery Patents
Licensed Professional Engineer with more than 30 years of experience with conveyors, and a wide range of industrial machinery and control systems. conveyor systems, material handling systems, elevators, material lifts, vertical conveyors, shopping cart conveyors (adjacent to escalators), automated car parking systems, custom engineered machinery and systems. Board Certified Forensic Engineer. Vice Chair of ASME B20.1 Safety Standards for Conveyors and Related Equipment, Chair of ASME Board on Safety Codes and Standards, member of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers. Engineering specialties include machine design, dynamic system analysis and animation (multi-body physics, motion analysis), hydraulic lifts and systems, heavy mechanical drives for lifting and other material handling applications, finite element analysis. Very active in ASME safety codes and standards.
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