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Randy L Phares Dr. Box Consulting, Inc.

Surprise, 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...
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Rosemary Coates, MBA Blue Silk Consulting

Los Gatos, California
Manufacturing Expert Witness, Procurement/Purchasing Expert Witness - Chinese Products, Chinese Imports, Counterfeit 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, logistics, import/export. 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.
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Caroline de Baere Laforma, Inc.

Mill Valley, California
Intellectual Property Expert Witness, Manufacturing Expert Witness - Footwear and Accessory Patents, Design and Utility Patent Litigation, Shoe Design, Infringement, Trade Dress, Trademark, False Advertising, Loss of Goodwill, Branding, Accessories, Fashion, Footwear Merchandising, Manufacturing, Sales & Strategy
Caroline de Baëre is a fashion industry veteran with 33 years of leadership experience ranging from strategic product development and merchandising through material development, sourcing and cost negotiation. Her broad range of expertise with multiple brands enables her to plan and develop compelling products consistent with current market trends to achieve precise business objectives. Caroline extensive experience in has resulted in providing expert services in the footwear and accessories industry, drafting expert reports, providing successful outcomes in trial and deposition testimony, as well as working with attorneys on design patent, utility patent, trademark and trade dress litigation. A few cases include: DECKERS OUTDOOR CORPORATION, Plaintiff V. AUSTRALIAN LEATHER PTY LTD and ADNAN OYGUR a/k/a EDDIE OYGUR, Defendants Gavrieli, LLC, Plaintiff V. Soto Massini Corp, Soto Massini S.R.L.S. and Thomas Pichler, Defendants JOHN WAYNE ENTERPRISES, LLC, Plaintiff V. LUCCHESE, I...
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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. Representativ...
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Joseph Quinn, M.S., P.E. Materials FACT

Los Angeles, California
Failure Analysis Expert Witness, Metallurgy Expert Witness - 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 5 states (CA, PA, UT, NV, AZ). 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 with di...
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Taylor A. Russell, P.E., CAP, CFEI Engineering Design & Testing Corp.

Concord, California
Electrical Engineering Expert Witness, Industrial Design Expert Witness - Industrial Automation, Building Automation, Power Systems, Battery Technology, Power Electronics, Control Systems, Manufacturing, Water Treatment, Wastewater Treatment, Arc Flash, Fires and Explosions, Code Compliance
Forensic Electrical Engineer with over a decade of experience in the design, construction, testing, and commissioning of power and automation systems for utilities, industry, and commercial applications. Expert in determining the cause of electrical and control system failures, electrical fires, arc-flash incidents, battery fires, and utility power systems.
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Gregg Dight, ASA Equipment Appraisal Services

Redding, Connecticut
Appraisal & Valuation Expert Witness, Equipment & Machinery Expert Witness - 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
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Tom Wilson, MSME TGWilson Consulting LLC

Guilford, Connecticut
Biomedical Engineering Expert Witness, Medical Devices Expert Witness - Orthopedics, Allograft, Spine, Biomechanics, Failure Analysis, Testing, Clinical Studies, Design Controls, FDA, ISO, Manufacturing, Intellectual Property
Tom is an engineering professional with 30 years of experience in the medical device industry with a focus in orthopedics. Legal services include consulting, analysis and expert witness support in product lability and intellectual property matters. He has held engineering and leadership positions in hip, knee, spine, allograft and craniomaxillofacial sectors in start-up to large size companies with direct involvement in all facets of business from concept to commercialization. He served as Vice President of Research & Development at a spinal device start-up where he and his team grew the portfolio into a full-line offering. Tom founded TGWilson Consulting LLC in 2019 to provide engineering, business development and legal services to the industry. He has extensive field experience with surgeons, OR staff and sales personnel making technical calls and covering surgical cases. Tom also has clinical study experience in the US and abroad including study design, regulatory submissions, en...
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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 review...
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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 Central...
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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...
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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.
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Bart J. Leist, CSP Triad Safety Services, LLC

Louisville, Kentucky
Safety Expert Witness, OSHA Expert Witness - Safety & Health, OSHA Audits, Consulting, General Industry, Construction, Manufacturing, Safety Director, Safety Management, Accident Investigation, Safety Training and Inspections.
Certified Safety Professional. Safety & Health Consultant for 20 years. Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer. United States Marine Corps Reserve, Retired, Rank of Major. Bart Leist has over 30 years experience as a Safety Director. First safety & health job was at Colgate-Palmolive and ended my private industry career at Philip Morris. Then began a successful safety & health consulting career outsourcing the Safety Director position for over 20 companies.
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Jason S. Kiddy, PhD Aither Forensic Engineering

Gambrills, Maryland
Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness, Products Liability Expert Witness - Plumbing, Construction Defects, Premise Liability, Industrial Accidents, Hunting Equipment, Manufacturing, Quality Control, Codes and Standards, Pressure Vessels, Intellectual Property
Dr. Kiddy is a principle at Aither Forensics Engineering, LLC, a forensics consulting firm located in Maryland. Dr. Kiddy spent over 20 years in various industries prior to becoming a full-time expert witness. Dr. Kiddy has a broad industry experience base from which to draw extensive knowledge on a wide variety of topics. Dr. Kiddy's work experience includes the oil and gas industry, aircraft and helicopter design, marine structures, wind turbines, and telecommunications. From a technical perspective, Dr. Kiddy has expertise in mechanical design, engineering materials, plumbing/HVAC systems, corrosion, codes and standards, and warnings/instructions. Dr. Kiddy's also has substantial experience in intellectual property matters ranging from invention disclosures, patent prosecution, and continuing through IP disputes. 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 qualificatio...
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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 equip...
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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.
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Frederick C. Kucklick IMT Consulting, Inc.

Cassopolis, Michigan
Manufacturing Expert Witness, Equipment & Machinery Expert Witness - 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...
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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. Cannabis related taxes and accounting.
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.
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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.
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D.R. Foster, PhD, PE Expert Welding Engineering and Inspection

Swedesboro, New Jersey
Failure Analysis Expert Witness, Metallurgy Expert Witness - Welding Engineering, Weld Failures, Welding Design, Engineering Education, 3D Printing of Metals, Welding, Welding Safety, Inspection, Welding Metallurgy, Welding Defects, Welding Fabrication, Codes Compliance, Non-Destructive Testing, Manufacturing, Marine, Navy, Aerospace, Military, ASME, AWS
Dr. D.R. 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), Certified Welding Supervisor (CWS), Certified Welding Engineer (CWEng) 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....
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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 40 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 Professional Ergonomi...
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Jason S. Kiddy, PhD Aither Forensic Engineering

Pennsylvania
Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness, Products Liability Expert Witness - Plumbing, Construction Defects, Premise Liability, Industrial Accidents, Hunting Equipment, Manufacturing, Quality Control, Codes and Standards, Pressure Vessels, Intellectual Property
Dr. Kiddy is a principle at Aither Forensics Engineering, LLC, a forensics consulting firm located in Maryland. Dr. Kiddy spent over 20 years in various industries prior to becoming a full-time expert witness. Dr. Kiddy has a broad industry experience base from which to draw extensive knowledge on a wide variety of topics. Dr. Kiddy's work experience includes the oil and gas industry, aircraft and helicopter design, marine structures, wind turbines, and telecommunications. From a technical perspective, Dr. Kiddy has expertise in mechanical design, engineering materials, plumbing/HVAC systems, corrosion, codes and standards, and warnings/instructions. Dr. Kiddy's also has substantial experience in intellectual property matters ranging from invention disclosures, patent prosecution, and continuing through IP disputes. 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 qualificatio...
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Martin U Schlegel, Dr. rer.-nat. (Equivalent to PhD) chemneera LLC

Warrendale, Pennsylvania
Chemistry & Chemicals Expert Witness, Failure Analysis Expert Witness - Sports Technology, Sports Surfaces, Synthetic Turf, Artificial Turf, Playgrounds, Running Tracks, Gymnasium Floors, Court Surfaces, Construction Defects, Manufacturing, Recreational Coatings, Surface Coatings, Technical Textiles, Protective & Shock-absorbing Materials, Material Fatigue & Failure.
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Mike Simard, PE, PMP, CEP PACED Engineering Inc

Berwyn, Pennsylvania
Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness, Manufacturing Expert Witness - Engineering Design, Project Management, Cost Estimating, Industrial Construction, Process Scale-up, Pilot Plant, Biomass, Supercritical Fluids, Pumping, Quality Assurance, Industrial Safety, French
Pragmatic, hands-on engineering leader with over 30 years’ experience in start-ups to Fortune 100 companies in power generation, biomass conversion and building material industries. Licensed Professional Engineer (PE), certified Project Manager Professional (PMP) and Certified Estimating Professional (CEP). Member of ASME and AACE. Published author, conference speaker and inventor with multiple patents. Expertise in engineering design, industrial construction, project management and cost estimating. Specific technical skills in: • Industrial construction, process scale-up, pilot plants, commissioning & testing, and troubleshooting. • Biomass handling, slurry pumping, supercritical fluids, mixing systems, liquid/solid separation, compressed-air systems, material handling and other mechanical systems. • Manufacturing, heavy machinery, quality assurance and industrial safety. Currently full-time faculty member at Villanova University, having developed courses in mechanical design a...
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Jay H Daily JHD Product Liability Consulting

ROWLETT, Texas
Products Liability Expert Witness, Manufacturing 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 34 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.
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Floyd McConnell, PEng, MBA Revital Air LLC

Fate, Texas
Business Operations Expert Witness, Aviation & Aerospace Expert Witness - International Business Development, International Trade, International Arms Trade, Manufacturing, Environmental and safety compliance, Plant Management, Business Practices, Corporate Investigations, Business Practices, Business Administration
Mr. McConnell is a business leader with significant domestic and international business and experience in the manufacturing, aerospace and defense industry. He has held positions of Vice President and General Manager, VP of Aviation Solutions, and VP of Business Development as well as other senior positions for various large international manufacturing and defense firms such as BAE Systems, GKN Aerospace, L-3 Harris, and Raytheon. His portfolio included commercial and military operations and customers in Asia, Europe, the Mid-East, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, South America and the United States. These businesses involved highly engineered products with software, hardware, aircraft design, certification both FAA and military, production and delivery as a prime contractor and supplier. He has set up supply chains, managed manufacturing plants, and production lines for businesses in Korea, Australia, New Zealand, and multiple locations within the United States. He has been engag...
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Angela Shah, BASc Shah & Associates 1, LLC

Houston, Texas
Automotive Engineering Expert Witness, Products Liability Expert Witness - Automotive Manufacturing, Automotive Design, Automotive Quality, Automotive Failure, Automotive Sub-Assembly, Plastics, Castings. Chinese Manufacturers, Welding, Stampings, Valves and Pipes, CE Mark, Products Liability, Process Control, Manufacturing, Product Failure, Product Quality
I have over 21 years of experience in Quality and Manufacturing Processes in the Automotive (OEM, and Tier 2 suppliers), Valves, Plastics, Cosmetics, Castings/Forgings, and Metals (Welding/Stamping) Industries. I have over 13 years of experience working as a Quality Leader at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada. The priority of my work was to ensure accurate root cause analysis on completed vehicle or sub-components quality problems related to customer-use, manufacturing, or design related issues. I was responsible in managing the daily quality of completed vehicle manufacturing and over 1100 associated supplier sub-components. I was also the Quality Leader in launching the 2010 Lexus RX 350 (Platinum JD Power Award Winner). I collaborated with the Chief Engineer and Design Team in Japan on all critical parts design/drawing reviews and supplier selection. In this role, I was responsible to develop over 1100 suppliers, determine critical quality control points, and final parts app...
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Mark R Webster, PE, MSME, MBA Webster Engineering, LLC

Hubertus, Wisconsin
Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness, Equipment & Machinery Expert Witness - 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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