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Randy L Phares Dr. Box Consulting, Inc.

Peoria, Arizona
Manufacturing Expert Witness, Products Liability Expert Witness - packaging, freight, load securement, pallets, boxes, packaging machines, cargo transportation, industrial injury, industrial safety, packaging design, packaging testing, corrugated
Randy Phares is an expert in packaging, especially corrugated and folding carton packaging. He is also an expert on pallets, crating, warehousing and transporting products by semi-truck. He does forensic analysis of packaging failures that caused damage or injury. He has bought, sold operated, supervised, removed and installed packaging machinery. He has managed many warehouses and a fleet of trucks.He has run a packaging testing lab and held almost every job in a packaging operation over his 28 year career. These include manufacturing, distribution, sales, design, and transportation. He has completed Expert Reports on packaging failure, load securement, freight transportation, intellectual property, crating, packaging design, and pallets. He has given Depositions, testified at Trial and consulted with attorneys in a variety of cases. He is an esteemed consultant in the packaging field and has don consulting projects all over the world. He was a Regional Safety Champion for a Fortun...

Rosemary Coates, MBA Blue Silk Consulting

Los Gatos, California
Manufacturing Expert Witness, Procurement/Purchasing Expert Witness - Chinese Products, Chinese Imports, Chinese Manufacturing, Electronics, Purchasing, Inventory, Warehousing, Distribution Channels, Manufacturing Operations, Supply Contracts, ERP systems implementations
China Manufacturing expert specializing in global supply chain sourcing, planning, production and logistics. Licensed US Customs Broker. Author of five books on global supply chain management including Amazon Best Seller "42 Rules for Sourcing and Manufacturing in China." Ms. Coates is a seasoned executive and MBA, with over 30 years of experience in industry and consulting. She has worked on legal cases for the past 10 years, writing reports, giving depositions and testifying at trial. Her expertise is in global supply chains operations and software implementation including SAP and Oracle. Her legal work includes a variety of supply chain, import/export, and IT systems cases and issues including contract disputes, product defects, failed systems projects and patent infringement.

Caroline de Baere Laforma, Inc.

Mill Valley, California
Intellectual Property Expert Witness, Manufacturing Expert Witness - Footwear Patents, Design and Utility Patent Litigation, Shoe Design, Infringement, Trademark, Utility, Branding, Accessories, Fashion, Footwear Merchandising, Manufacturing, Sales & Strategy
Caroline de Baere has spent 31 years working with Women's, Men's and Children's footwear brands globally. She combines practical and expert experience to provide design, utility & technical services in footwear intellectual property patent and trademark litigation cases. She is a footwear industry veteran with leadership experience in strategic product design, development, costing, fit, sales and merchandising. For 16 years clients have hired Caroline to consult on concept innovation, design implementation and executive sales analysis and strategy. Caroline's knowledge in footwear design, use and utility allows her to create expert reports and work with a litigation team. Caroline's expert experience in footwear includes utility and design patents, trademark and intellectual property cases, including document analysis, research, report writing and expert testimony at deposition, hearings and trial. Expert Services: 2011 - 2018 o Trademark, design, utility & technical expert serv...

Thomas M. Neches, CPA, ABV, CVA, CFE, CFF Thomas Neches & Co., LLP

Los Angeles, California
Business Damages Expert Witness, Accounting Expert Witness - CPA expert witness, forensic accounting, damages, business valuation, lost profits, reasonable royalty, alter ego, intellectual property, wrongful termination, wrongful death, breach of contract, lender liability, banking, entertainment, insurance, manufacturing, retail, securities, wholesale.
Thomas Neches, managing partner of Thomas Neches & Company LLP, provides accounting, financial, business valuation and statistical analyses to assist attorneys involved in litigation. Mr. Neches has testified as an expert in state and federal courts in Arizona, California, Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, Nevada, New York and Oregon. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Accredited in Business Valuation, a Certified Valuation Analyst, a Certified Fraud Examiner and is Certified in Financial Forensics. He received his BA in Mathematics and Literature from UC San Diego and his MS in Operations Research from UCLA. Mr. Neches has testified to juries on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants in antitrust, breach of contract, fraud, intellectual property, lender liability, personal injury and wrongful termination cases. Examples of the litigation issues he has addressed include lost profits, lost business value, determining a reasonable royalty and piercing the corporate veil. Representat...

Nicholas S. Drivas The Drivas Group,LLC

Orlando, Florida
Aviation & Aerospace Expert Witness, Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness - Airline Operations, Airworthiness, Regulations, Design, FAA, Engineering, Supplemental Type Certificates, Maintenance and Flight Operations, Investigation Analysis, Manufacturing, Certification, Aircraft
Nicholas Drivas is a well-known and respected member of the commercial air transport community. He has held high-level management positions with a number of domestic and foreign air carriers including Southwest Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines and AirTran Airways. He has also worked for engine manufacturer General Electric (GE) in positions focused on engineering, maintenance, reliability, quality and operations. His experience includes the areas of design, certification, production, operations and maintenance. Mr. Drivas is also knowledgeable about the interfaces between and among these various disciplines and regulatory agencies. Mr. Drivas holds both Commercial Instrument Pilot and Airframe & Power Plant technician licenses. He is also a FAA Designated Airworthiness Representative. He has been quoted as an expert in numerous periodicals devoted to the aviation industry. He was invited to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to “benchmark” best practices by re...

Robert Hoekstra, Ph.D., M.Des. Hoekstra Design Group. LLC

Oviedo, Florida
Products Liability Expert Witness, Intellectual Property Expert Witness - Patents, Patent Infringement, Automation Safety, Design Defects, Design, Design Flaws/Defects/Failures, Manufacturing, Safety, Trade Secrets, Product Defects, Product Design, Product Liability
Dr. Hoekstra has broad expertise in intellectual property,including patent infringement, trade secrets and trade dress. He also has substantial expertise in product design, product liability and safety from the perspective of consumer products, commercial products and system design. He has over 30 years' experience in manufacturing, design and engineering, for multiple enterprises including as a NASCAR engine researcher and designer with Penske Racing. Bob is a published author of a robotics text and appears in numerous journals and conference papers that include automation systems, alternative fuels and automotive engine design. He has a Master's Degree in Design and a PhD in engineering with course work that spanned product design, safety, industrial systems design, robotics, kinematics and mechanical engineering. He is the holder of six US patents that include alternative automotive fuels and furniture design. He is currently an Associate Professor at the University of C...

Mari S Truman, MS, PE OrthoBioMech LLC

Warsaw, Indiana
Biomechanics Expert Witness, Medical Devices Expert Witness - Occupant Motion, Injury Biomechanics, Orthopedics, Medical Product Liability, Duties of Manufacturer, Design, Testing, Manufacturing, Warnings, Instructions for Use, Injury Event Reconstruction, Failure Analysis, Injury Pattern, Soft Tissue Injury, Low Speed Collisions, Falls, Impacts, Sports
Licensed Professional Engineer Medical Device Design & Development  38+ years orthopaedic device development  12 patents Testified in State and Federal Courts , Injury Biomechanics and Medical Device Litigation  20+ trials  100+ depositions 38 years of experience in the biomechanics and orthopedics fields, 16 years forensic case analyses. I routinely deal with forces that are applied to the human body during many activities, including impact and injury scenarios. To assure the safety and efficacy of new medical devices, we define clinically relevant performance requirements for their installation and use, and then test to define the product specific performance characteristics. The physical principles and methods used in orthopedic biomechanics are the same as those used to reconstruct injury events. I am familiar with forces and loads applied to the hips, knees, wrist, shoulder, head, neck, lower back and skeleton in many typical activities, including sitting, walking, jumpin...

Randy Gray, CSHM, BS, MS, CHST, OHST Grayhawk Safety & Health Consulting Company

Benton, Kentucky
Investigation Expert Witness, Safety Expert Witness - OSHA, Industrial Accidents, Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Loss Control, Risk Management, Training, Construction, Manufacturing, Insurance, Investigations
25 yrs. with OSHA Compliance conducting fatal & non-fatal accident investigations. I have comprehensive experience in the manufacturing and construction sectors conducting more than 1,000 onsite inspections / investigations. Retired from OSHA in 2008, and I began my private consulting firm specializing in working with attorneys as an expert wintess. Adjunct Instructor & President / CEO of Grayhawk Safety & Health Consulting Co.

Jason S. Kiddy, PhD Beacon Scientific

Severna Park, Maryland
Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness, Products Liability Expert Witness - Intellectual Property, Sensors, Energy, Oil and Gas, Construction, Vibrations, Hunting Equipment, Manufacturing, Quality Control, Plumbing, Codes and Standards, Falls
Dr. Kiddy is a principle at Beacon Scientific, LLC, a forensics consulting firm located in Annapolis, Maryland. Dr. Kiddy spent over 15 years in various industries prior to becoming a full-time expert witness. Dr. Kiddy has a broad experience base from which to draw extensive knowledge on a wide variety of topics. Dr. Kiddy's work experience includes the fields of aircraft and helicopter design, marine structures, wind turbines, civil structures, telecommunications and the oil and gas industry. From a product design standpoint, Dr. Kiddy's experience includes all aspects of a product life cycle such as early stage R&D, product development and qualification, manufacturing, quality control, and failure analysis. Dr. Kiddy's also has substantial experience in intellectual property matters ranging from invention disclosures, patent prosecution, and continuing through IP disputes. From a technical perspective, Dr. Kiddy has experience in mechanical design, strength analysis, struct...

John Corliss JM Corliss & Associates, LLC

Lynn, Massachusetts
Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness, Hotel & Restaurant Expert Witness - combustion, foodservice equipment, heat transfer, home appliances, reliability, residential heating, water heating, food preparation, manufacturing, restaurant equipment, appliances
Experienced mechanical engineer with over 40 years of experience in product design and manufacturing for commercial foodservice equipment, combustion equipment, heating and cooling and energy applications. Trained to the black belt level in lean six sigma. Expert witness services include patent infringement, product liability,and personal injury cases. I have provided services to attorneys for both the defense and plaintiff in a variety of cases. My experience and capabilities provide litigation support in the commercial appliance industry, restaurants and foodservice, residential appliances, residential heating and cooling equipment, combustion equipment and similar industries. My training in mechanical engineering and my experience with manufacturing commercial products provides the background for my expertise in thermodynamics and heat transfer, and combustion and burner systems. My expertise in these areas is applied to commercial and residential appliances, HVAC e...

Stephen A. Batzer, PhD, PE Batzer Engineering

Fife Lake, Michigan
Intellectual Property Expert Witness, Failure Analysis Expert Witness - Intellectual property, patent infringement, forensic engineering, material failure analysis, mechanical technology, manufacturing, product liability, firearms, expert witness standard of care.
Retired Lieutenant Colonel, US Army. Adjunct professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Arkansas. 65+ Peer reviewed publications. Dr. Batzer has given short courses and invited lectures at universities, private companies and internationally.

John J. Placht, CPA, CFE, CVA, MAFF, CEPA John J. Placht CPA, PC

St. Louis, Missouri
Dispute Resolution Expert Witness, Financial Expert Witness - Forensic Accounting, Business Valuations, Trust Disputes, Fraud, Intellectual Property, Manufacturing, Due Diligence, Business Damages, Document Examination, Business Operations, Contract Disputes, Income Taxes
John J. Placht is the Director in the Forensic, Litigation and Valuation Services Group. He has nearly ten years of experience providing forensic accounting services, including expert testimony. John's focus is on litigation consulting and forensic accounting investigations. He works with attorneys, private companies, and individuals. His consulting and forensic accounting matters have encompassed a wide variety of matters involving economic damages, contract disputes, shareholder disputes, marital dissolutions and investigations of financial fraud. Tax and accounting specialist with over 40 years of experience working with small business’s aiding them with business decisions, tax examinations, lawsuits, and mergers and acquisitions.

Jay H Daily JHD Product Liability Consulting

Plattsmouth, Nebraska
Products Liability Expert Witness, Industrial Design Expert Witness - Testing, Failure Analysis, Ergonomics, Product Design, Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering, Premises Liability, Structural Engineering, Warnings and Labels, Slip, Trip & Fall, Metallurgy, Machinery/Equipment
I have 32 years of engineering design experience in multiple industries. I have developed designs for aerospace, consumer products, industrial machinery and products for use in retail environments. Strong manufacturing background and familiarity with all types of manufacturing equipment and processes. These include CNC cutting equipment, roll forming, stamping and progressive dies, Mig, Tig, and high frequency welding, robotics and automated manufacturing processes, assembly, finishing and packaging systems. I have the ability and resources to do physical testing of products, materials, including destructive and non-destructive testing. Strong analytical skills to assess product design and performance empirically and theoretically relative to specific industry standards. I am well versed in safety warnings and labels, and the responsibilities these requirements place on manufacturers of products and equipment.

Thomas W. Caldwell, PE Summit Associates of Bedford, LLC

Bedford, New Hampshire
Metallurgy Expert Witness, Failure Analysis Expert Witness - Design Defects, Material Selection, Engineering, Manufacturing Defects, Manufacturing, Quality Control, Mechanical Failure, Corrosion, Fitness for Use, Equipment Operation, Equipment Maintenance, Trade Secrets
Testifying and consulting expert for both plaintiff and defense counsel. Cases have involved hand tools, recreational and exercise equipment, fire fighting apparatus, rotating machinery, construction hardware, fasteners, joints, piping, tubing, lighting fixtures. 40+ yrs designing, manufacturing and quality assurance of components for consumer & industrial products including safety and performance-critical applications for aircraft, automotive safety systems, medical products, construction machinery, defense arms and munitions. Mr. Caldwell has testified in patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation cases. He has lectured in the USA, Europe and India on manufacturing premium quality metal products. He has published in the areas of batteries, materials selection and materials processing. Licensed Professional Engineer, Ohio. US Patent holder.

Jack H Chaney, PE

Horseheads, New York
Manufacturing Expert Witness, Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness - Glass & ceramics manufacturing, glass melting, batching, weights & measurements, bulk material handling, project management, industrial construction, international technology transfer, manufacturing process development, manufacturing operations, safety in construction, equipment & operations
Extensive project experience in specialty glass and ceramic manufacturing processes, from concept to design, build, installation, startup and support of operations. Exposure to cleanrooms, semiconductor fab and FDA regulated product manufacturing. OSHA certified in construction safety and manufacturing safety. Wide network of subject matter experts, key suppliers and manufacturers in the glass and ceramic industries. Working knowledge of general industrial construction industry. Good exposure to the major engineering, procurement and construction/construction manager firms serving east Asia.

Aron Kain, PhD BH Technology

Pomona, New York
Electrical Engineering Expert Witness, Electronics Expert Witness - sensors, sensor systems, analog, digital, embedded, wireless, RFID, microwave, manufacturing, military, industrial, electronics systems
Intellectual Property services include Expert Witness in various technology disciplines including multi- technology disciplines. Expert witness services include patent analysis for litigation, writing, editing, submitting signed Declarations to the Court, deposition preparation, sworn depositions for the Court, interfacing with Counsel, and trial preparations. Intellectual Property services also include patent infringement evaluation, forensic patent and technology investigation, advise and consult with client on curative and technology development paths. Services also include patent development and writing, prior art assessment and searches, development of “picket fences” and other barriers to competition, as well as overall patentability, patent valuation and probable market value. Technical services responsibilities include engineering design, prototyping, code development, and product design for a wide technology base of clients ranging from medical implanted devices to RF...

Kevin A Rider, PhD, PE, CPE Forensic Human Factors, LLC

Columbus, Ohio
Human Factors Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - Distracted driving, Driving behavior, Reconstruction, Biomechanics, Maritime, Manufacturing, Mining, OSHA, Premises Liability, Products Liability, Safety, Slips, Trips, Falls, Transportation, Warnings, Conspicuity, Cell phones, Texting, Lighting, Perception, Visibility, Instructions, Human Factors
Dr. Kevin Rider is a human factors expert and owner of Forensic Human Factors, LLC, providing investigations, reports and expert testimony for personal injury cases – plaintiff and defense. His expertise involves investigating how people interact with other people, products and environments in predictable ways, and applying this understanding to effective, efficient and safe products, services and systems. He has been retained as an expert in more than 25 states (+ Puerto Rico). Dr. Rider’s expertise includes: • MVAs and pedestrian collisions, incl. trucks, trains, buses, motor/bicycles • Illumination, nighttime visibility, and conspicuity • DUI/DWIs, where intoxication was not a proximate cause of crash • Adequacy of product designs and warnings • The design and maintenance of safe civil and occupational environments • Premises liability, and slips, trips and falls • Workplace and construction safety Dr. Rider is a Professional Engineer (PE), a Certified Professio...

Angela Chakravarti-Shah

Bellaire, Texas
Automotive Engineering Expert Witness, Manufacturing Expert Witness - Quality, Root Cause Analysis, Valves, Design, Engineering, Castings/Forgings, Welding, Quality Systems/ISO9001, Plastics, Toyota, Lean Manufacturing, CE/PED, CRN
Angela Shah has 19 years of experience in various manufacturing industries (stamping, welding, automotive assembly and parts, plastics/molding, castings/forgings, paint, and valves). She has been involved in Quality, Design, Supply Chain, Operations, New Product and Process Development, Safety/Ergonomics, and Process Engineering. She has over 12 years of automotive experience in Quality at Toyota Motor Manufacturing where she managed the launch of the Lexus RX 350 (the first Lexus made outside of Japan) from design concept to mass production. She has had success in accurate root cause analysis (design vs manufacturing) product/vehicle failures. The vehicle won JD Power Platinum award for quality within a year of mass production. She continued to practice TPS principles for successful root cause analysis of product failures in other industries (including manufacturing in China, India, Low Cost Countries).

Reza A Mirshams, PhD, PE Materials Engineering Services, LLC

Frisco, Texas
Metallurgy Expert Witness, Failure Analysis Expert Witness - Corrosion, Failure Analysis, Products Defect, Products Liability, Galvanized Steel, Welding, Materials Selection for Design, Forensic Engineering, Accident Investigation, Manufacturing, Tubular Products, Oil and Gas, Pipeline, Vehicle, Construction, Equipment and Machinery, Failure Inspection.
Dr. Reza Mirshams has Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Industrial Metallurgy and Metallurgical Engineering and is a Licensed Professional Engineer with 40 years combined industrial and academic experience. Dr. Mirshams is a tenured full professor in engineering technology and has taught courses in the areas of mechanical metallurgy, manufacturing processes of materials, corrosion, galvanized steel, failure analysis of materials, fatigue, creep, engineering product design and development, materials selection in engineering design, and mechanical behavior and fracture mechanisms. His research interests include mechanical metallurgy, fracture analysis, corrosion assessment and mitigation for construction industry and energy industry, heat treatments of steel, mechanical behavior of materials-microstructure relations, fracture mechanics, fatigue and creep of metals, nano and micro scales properties, and the study of advanced materials for structural applications in design of mechanical systems...

Daniel Foster, PhD, PE Expert Welding Engineering and Inspection

Norfolk, Virginia
Failure Analysis Expert Witness, Metallurgy Expert Witness - Welding Engineering, Weld Failures, Welding Design, Engineering Education, 3D Printing of Metals, Welding Safety, Inspection, Welding Metallurgy, Welding Defects, Welding Fabrication, Polymer Welding, Codes Compliance, Non-Destructive Testing, Manufacturing, Marine, Navy, Aerospace, Military
Dr. Daniel Foster is the Principal Engineer at Expert Welding Engineering and Inspection, where he focuses on welding engineering consulting, inspection, and the training of engineers and technicians. Dr. Foster is an expert in regard to the design, manufacture, testing, and safety associated with welded structures. In addition to Dr. Foster’s significant experience in the field of welding engineering in both academia and industry, Dr. Foster possesses a BS, MS, and PhD in Welding Engineering. Strongly dedicated to his craft, Dr. Foster has earned multiple certifications related to fields of welding engineering and inspection. These certifications include Certified Welding Inspector (CWI), Certified Welding Educator (CWE), and Licensed Professional Engineer (PE), all of which have prepared Dr. Foster exceptionally well to properly analyze failures and other welding problems that are the subject of litigation. Dr. Foster is a former National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NA...

Rick Campfield Cadence Development LLC

VANCOUVER, Washington
Energy Expert Witness, Management Expert Witness - aviation, business operations, construction, HVAC, manufacturing, drone, consulting, sales, customer loyalty, distribution, industrial automation, building management, security
Rick is an accomplished Executive, Entrepreneur, Board Member and Expert Witness with more than 30 years of demonstrated success spanning numerous industries (technology, manufacturing, automation, unmanned vehicle, aviation, construction, renewable energy). Leveraging extensive experience as an innovative hands-on leader who is committed to operational excellence and customer service, Rick is a valuable asset for a firm in need of skilled guidance in the areas of vision to execution development, financial growth and employee engagement. His broad areas of expertise include process improvement, change management, sales, marketing, and business strategy. During his career, Rick has led just about every function within a business including sales, marketing, operations, engineering, technology, customer service, finance, and human resources. This experience has given him a unique, execution-focused perspective that he brought to SunModo as their CEO. Currently he holds the title of Pr...

Paul D Terpstra, PE Innalytical Solutions Inc.

Janesville, Wisconsin
Engineering Expert Witness, Manufacturing Expert Witness - Machine Design, Mechanical Engineering, Finite Element Analysis, FEA, Automation, Equipment, Assembly Processes, Electro-mechanical, Industrial Equipment, Machinery
Licensed in WI and IL. Trained in forensic engineering.

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

Hubertus, Wisconsin
Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness, Equipment & Machinery Expert Witness - Conveyors and Systems, Elevators, Material Lifts, Industrial Controls, Dynamic Analysis, Animations, Forensic Engineering, Intellectual Property, Freight Lifts, ASME B20.1 Standard, ASME Safety Standards, Equipment and Machinery, Failure Analysis, Hydraulics, Manufacturing, Products Liability
Licensed Professional Engineer with 32 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, Vice 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 and lifting and other material handling applications, finite element analysis. Very active in ASME safety codes and standards.
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