Manufacturing Expert Witnesses

The SEAK Expert Witness Directory contains a comprehensive list of manufacturing expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on manufacturing and related issues. Manufacturing expert witnesses and consultants on this page may form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, and provide expert witness testimony at deposition and trial. The issues and subjects these manufacturing expert witnesses testify regarding may include: Manufacturing, Intellectual Property, Failure Analysis, Engineering, Product Liability, Automotive, Construction Defects, Fmea, Premises Liability, Products Liability, Quality Control, Slip Trip & Fall, Transportation, Aerospace, and Aviation & Aerospace.

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Rosemary Coates, MBA Blue Silk Consulting

Los Gatos, California
Manufacturing, Procurement/Purchasing - Chinese Products, Chinese Imports, Counterfeit Imports, Chinese Manufacturing, Electronics, Purchasing, Inventory, Warehousing, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Purchasing, 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.

Jamie Klopp Klopp US LLC

Encinitas, California
Automotive, Aviation & Aerospace - Automotive Design, Car Design, Aircraft Design, Product Design, Human Factors, Ergonomics, Styling, Interface, Intellectual Property, Patent, Manufacturing, Engineering, FAA, FMVSS, Interior, Exterior, Seats, Utility Patent, Design Patent, Design Process, Product Development
Jamie Klopp owns and operates Klopp US LLC, an Automotive, Aircraft, and Product Design Expert Witness service. In addition to expert work, Mr. Klopp is an active design professional working in automotive and aerospace product development. Mr. Klopp holds broad design expertise with specific focus on Passenger Vehicles and General Aviation Aircraft.

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

Los Angeles, California
Business Damages, Accounting - 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...

Zal Phiroz, PhD Harvard University, University of California

San Diego, California
Products Liability, Manufacturing - Personal Injury, Product Manufacturing, Product Safety, Product Liability, Warehouse, Manufacturing, Quality Control, Distribution, Supply Chain, Transportation, Logistics, Product Testing, Product Recall, Business Interruption, Production Standards, Safety
Dr. Zal Phiroz is an established expert and professor on global supply chain practices. He has held a number of academic, executive and senior management roles, including appointments at Harvard University, Proctor & Gamble (NYSE:PG), TELUS (NYSE:T), and provides expert witness testimony on areas involving supply chain management including product manufacturing standards, quality and safety standards, supply chain networks, packaging inventory valuation and consumer behavior. The following are some examples of the cases for which Dr. Phiroz has provided expertise on: • Personal injury due to alleged supply chain flaws. Analysis of industry standards for quality and safety within the manufacturing, storage, transportation, packaging and quality control phases of a supply chain. Economic evaluation on product design and manufacturing decisions. • Supply chain ownership and liability. Determination of supply chain ownership across various channels. Assessment of liability, by w...

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 is President of the National Society of Professional Engineers in California (NSPE-CA) and is active in several technical societies. He has taught metallurgical engineering course topics in Principals and Applications of ...

Taylor A. Russell, P.E., CAP, CFEI Engineering Design & Testing Corp.

Concord, California
Electrical Engineering, Industrial Design - Industrial Automation, Building Automation, Power Systems, Electrical Design & Construction, 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. Licensed in most western states. Certified Automation Professional (ISA), Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator (NAFI).

Joseph R Travers

Newport Beach, California
Products Liability, Manufacturing - Fitness, Fitness Equipment, Gym, Treadmill, Bicycle, Group Cycle, Spinning, Strength Training, Weight Training, Product Quality, Asia Manufacturing, Human Factors, FMEA, DFMA, Design for Serviceability
Over 20 years in the bicycle and fitness equipment industries bringing to the table a well-rounded professional perspective. From Mechanical Engineer designing products to head of Product Development & Quality ensuring manufacturing process and sourcing excellence, my expertise covers a wide spectrum of technical disciplines. With experience in technical field service training and being an avid user of bicycle and fitness equipment, I can also relate well with the plaintiff’s side of a product liabilities claim. I have provided testimony and sat as the most knowledgeable defense party on over 35 depositions and mediations in 6 litigations in the states of California, New York, and Florida as well as well as internationally in Hong Kong. During college and after graduation, I was employed as a Mechanical Designer then Mechanical Engineer in the bike industry for Profile Design & Primo Products. I later transitioned into the fitness industry in 2005 as a Senior Mechanical Enginee...

Mingxi Zheng, MS, PE BEAR INC.

Berkeley, California
Products Liability, Mechanical Engineering - Accident Reconstruction, Failure Analysis, FMEA, Material Characterization and Testing, Material Properties, Metallurgy, Manufacturing, Aviation & Aerospace, 3D printing, Automotive, Slip Trip & Fall, Warnings & Labels, Oil and Gas, Product Development, Laboratories & Testing
Mingxi is a Licensed Professional Mechanical Engineer in the state of California with expertise in materials development and mechanical engineering across a broad range of industries. With a specialty in metallurgy, fracture mechanics and failure analysis, she has experience in materials testing and process development in the aerospace and manufacturing industries, Prior to joining Berkeley Engineering And Research, Inc., she held engineering roles at SpaceX, Virgin Orbit, and Carbon 3D, where she worked on integrating Mil, ASTM, ISO, and NASA specifications into the product development process during transitions from R&D to production. In addition to knowledge of traditional materials and processing methods, she has developed characterization methods for additive manufacturing of metallic and polymeric materials. Her skills take a big picture approach, centering on the intersection of materials science and mechanical design, among other fields. Projects have included reusability a...

Jeffrey Brown, PhD Compass Consulting Engineers

Westminster, Colorado
Biomedical Engineering, Sports Medicine - Medical device, Biologics, Manufacturing, Risk Management, Design History File, FMEA, Stem Cells, Biomaterials, Product Liability, Intellectual Property, Implant, Collagen, Device testing, Design Controls, Product labeling, CDMO, Quality/Regulatory, Allograft, Forensic Science, Accident Recon
Qualified Nuclear Engineering Officer in the US Navy First author for 3 peer-reviewed original scientific research articles 10+ years in medical device/biologics design, development, and manufacture 15 years in design and operational engineering Inventor on two biomedical patents

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

Willa L Carter CQG

Conyers, Georgia
Chemistry & Chemicals, Pharmaceutical Regulation - Medical devices, pharmaceutical research, patents, drug formulation, quality control, laboratories, manufacturing, drug packaging, cosmetics, food, ISO, International Standards of Harmonization (ISO), environmental conditions, compliance, sterilization, chemical synthesis, fermentation, components
Experienced Chemist with 25+ years of experience in quality control, raw materials, manufacturing, validation, and stability. Experience in pharmaceutical, medical device, cosmetics, and food industries. Former odor panel scientist at Proctor & Gamble as a contractor. Extensive teaching experience. International inspector.

Stephen (Steve) Yates, CHST UpVantage Strategies, LLC

Bolingbrook, Illinois
Safety, OSHA - National, Chicago, Illinois, Michigan, Atlanta, Georgia, Charlotte, North Carolina, Commercial and Residential Construction, Manufacturing, Industrial, Multi-Employer Worksite, Machine Guarding, Metal Coil Processing Welding and Fabrication, Precast Concrete, Food Processing and Manufacturing
Over 24 years of experience as a workplace safety consultant, trainer, conference speaker and educator. Expert in applying the Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA) regulations and policies to worker safety, assisting over 450 companies nationally across most construction trades and heavy manufacturing. Services provided include regulatory compliance gap analysis, program and safety management system development, incident and injury investigation including slips, trips, falls, amputations, and fatality, OSHA inspection management, workplace inspection, and training. Also frequently providing strategy and coaching to top management regarding management systems and leadership. An experienced expert, retained to provide litigation support as expert or fact-based analysis.

Mari S Truman, MS, PE OrthoBioMech LLC

Warsaw, Indiana
Biomechanics, Medical Devices - 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...

Bart J Leist, CSP Triad Safety

Louisville, Kentucky
Safety, OSHA - Safety Programs, safety training, Lockout, tagout, Machine Guarding, Fall Protection, Fall Prevention, Respiratory Protection, Personal Protective Equipment, Powered Industrial Trucks, Forklifts, Aerial Lifts, Scissor Lifts, Working at Heights, General Industry, Construction, and Manufacturing.
SEAK Certificate of Completion for Running an Expert Witness Practice. Certified Safety Professional. 34 years in safety & health management. 22 years in safety consulting. Authorized OSHA Construction Outreach Trainer. United States Marine Corps Reserve, Retired, Rank of Major. Marine Corps Infantry Officer. Safety Director at Colgate-Palmolive. Safety Specialist at Phillip Morris. Started Compass Safety providing safety consulting services for next 20 years. Developed and help implement numerous safety programs. Experienced in conducting OSHA type audits, accident investigations, safety inspections, safety training and Safety Director duties and responsibilities.

Jason S. Kiddy, PhD, PE, CFEI Aither Forensic Engineering

Gambrills, Maryland
Mechanical Engineering, Products Liability - Plumbing, Construction Defects, Premises Liability, Industrial Accidents, Heavy Equipment, Hunting Equipment, Manufacturing, Aviation, Origin and Cause, Pressure Vessels, Intellectual Property, Fire and Explosion Investigation
Dr. Kiddy is a principle at Aither Forensics Engineering, LLC, a forensics consulting firm located in central Maryland. Dr. Kiddy spent over 20 years in various industries prior to becoming a full-time expert witness providing 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, fire origin and cause, codes and standards, and warnings/instructions. 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 is a registered professional engineer in five states, a certified fire and ex...

John Corliss JM Corliss & Associates, LLC

Lynn, Massachusetts
Mechanical Engineering, Hotel & Restaurant - combustion, foodservice equipment, heat transfer, home appliances, reliability, residential heating, water heating, food preparation, manufacturing, restaurant equipment, appliances, food service equipment, intellectual property, cooking, cooking equipment, cooking appliances
Experienced mechanical engineer with over 48 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, combustion and burner systems, electrical heating equipment, and similar products. My expertise in these areas is applied to ...

Chris Scott, PhD Material Answers LLC

Weston, Massachusetts
Chemical Engineering, Failure Analysis - polymer, plastic, rubber, coating, materials, material science, material engineering, thermoplastic, thermoset, composite, design, manufacturing, adhesive, ink, automotive, medical device, aerospace, packaging, accident, defect
Dr. Chris E. Scott is President of Material Answers LLC. He specializes in material structure, properties, and processing. His work emphasizes thermoplastics, thermosets, blends, composites, and multicomponent formulations. He has extensive experience with manufacturing, product development, product design, and failure analysis. Systems investigated include plastics, composites, coatings, paints, adhesives, rubbers, fibers, suspensions, emulsions, and pastes. In particular, Dr. Scott has published extensively on the topics of polymer processing and structure relationships, compounding and mixing in multiphase polymer systems, and structure and morphology development during polymer processing. He is the inventor on 11 U.S. patents, author of more than 30 articles in peer reviewed journals, author of 40 conference proceedings, and has presented more than 50 seminars to industry and government organizations. Dr. Scott has conducted failure analysis investigations and developed p...

Stephen A. Batzer, PhD, PE Batzer Engineering

Fife Lake, Michigan
Intellectual Property, Failure Analysis - Intellectual property, patent infringement, forensic engineering, material failure analysis, crossbows, firearms, manufacturing, product liability, expert witness standard of care.
Retired Lieutenant Colonel, US Army, Ordnance Corps. 70+ Peer reviewed publications. Two patents. Reading/writing German fluency. Dr. Batzer has given short courses and invited lectures at universities, private companies and internationally.

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

Bedford, New Hampshire
Metallurgy, Failure Analysis - 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.

D.R. Foster, PhD, PE Expert Welding Engineering and Inspection

Swedesboro, New Jersey
Failure Analysis, Safety - Welding Engineering, Weld Failures, Welding Design, Industrial Safety, 3D Printing of Metals, Welding, Welding Safety, Inspection, Welding Metallurgy, Welding Defects, Torch cutting, Forensics, 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 Welder (CW), Certified Welding Inspector (CWI), Certified Welding Supervisor (CWS), Certified NDT Level III Inspector (NDT III) 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. F...

Michael A. Pollock, P.E. Cogent Experts, LLC

New Jersey
Engineering, Construction Defects - Standard of care, construction defect, construction delay, engineering, mechanical engineering, HVAC, project management, construction schedule analysis, manufacturing, product liability, power, refrigeration, fire, explosion, automotive, forensics, failure analysis, engineering standard of care
Registrations • Professional Engineer: PA (PE075410) • American Bar Association (ABA) – Construction Forum • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Air Act Certification – Universal (includes Chillers, HVAC & Refrigeration) • United States Patent & Trademark Office Registered (USPTO) Professional Affiliations • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) • American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, Air Conditioning Engineering (ASHRAE) • American Arbitration Association (AAA) • Certified Energy Manager (CEM) • Product Developers and the Manufacturers Association PDMA Supermarket Heating Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (HVACR) Matter – Florida - Provided expert witness field inspection and investigation of relevant HVACR and mechanical systems causing wet conditions via condensation. Guided counsel in deposition questions and developed the case strengths and weaknesses yielding a negotiated settlement favorable to our client. Warehouse Distribut...

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

Columbus, Ohio
Human Factors, Engineering - 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...

Jason S. Kiddy, PhD, PE, CFEI Aither Forensic Engineering

Pennsylvania
Mechanical Engineering, Products Liability - Plumbing, Construction Defects, Premises Liability, Industrial Accidents, Heavy Equipment, Hunting Equipment, Manufacturing, Aviation, Origin and Cause, Pressure Vessels, Intellectual Property, Fire and Explosion Investigation
Dr. Kiddy is a principle at Aither Forensics Engineering, LLC, a forensics consulting firm located in central Maryland. Dr. Kiddy spent over 20 years in various industries prior to becoming a full-time expert witness providing 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, fire origin and cause, codes and standards, and warnings/instructions. 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 is a registered professional engineer in five states, a certified fire and ex...

Michael A. Pollock, P.E. Cogent Experts, LLC

Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Engineering, Construction Defects - Standard of care, construction defect, construction delay, engineering, mechanical engineering, HVAC, project management, construction schedule analysis, manufacturing, product liability, power, refrigeration, fire, explosion, automotive, forensics, failure analysis, engineering standard of care
Registrations • Professional Engineer: PA (PE075410) • American Bar Association (ABA) – Construction Forum • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Air Act Certification – Universal (includes Chillers, HVAC & Refrigeration) • United States Patent & Trademark Office Registered (USPTO) Professional Affiliations • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) • American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, Air Conditioning Engineering (ASHRAE) • American Arbitration Association (AAA) • Certified Energy Manager (CEM) • Product Developers and the Manufacturers Association PDMA Supermarket Heating Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (HVACR) Matter – Florida - Provided expert witness field inspection and investigation of relevant HVACR and mechanical systems causing wet conditions via condensation. Guided counsel in deposition questions and developed the case strengths and weaknesses yielding a negotiated settlement favorable to our client. Warehouse Distribut...

Martin U Schlegel, Dr. rer.-nat. (Equivalent to PhD) chemneera LLC

Warrendale, Pennsylvania
Chemistry & Chemicals, Failure Analysis - 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.
Martin Schlegel has 25 years of international experience in the sports and recreation industry across novel materials, technology and R&D commercialisation. He is the Principal of chemneera Consulting providing advice and technical expertise to communities, companies and stakeholders in the sport technology, sports infrastructure and sports business industries across Australasia, Europe and the USA. As a Distinguished Member of the Sports Innovation Board of the International Sport Technology Association (ISTA) in Atlanta GA and a Director of the Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN), his work focuses on start-up programs, global partnerships with other clusters of innovation and facilitating export growth of sports technology companies. He previously worked on major sports infrastructure projects across Australia, Asia, Europe, and the USA, including sports surfacing projects for the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. Throughout his manufacturing career, he worked globally in...

Mike Simard, PE, PMP, CEP PACED Engineering Inc

Berwyn, Pennsylvania
Engineering, Manufacturing - Engineering Design, Manufacturing Processes, Manufacturing Costs, Industrial Construction, Heavy Machinery, Project Management, Capital Cost Estimating, Quality Assurance, Industrial Safety, Process Scale-up, Pilot Plant, Biomass, Supercritical Fluids, and Slurry Pumping.
Expertise in engineering design, manufacturing processes, manufacturing costs, industrial construction, heavy machinery, project management, capital cost estimating, quality assurance, and industrial safety. Specific technical skills in industrial plant construction, pilot plants, process scale-up, commissioning & testing, and troubleshooting. Specific technical skills in biomass handling, slurry pumping, supercritical fluids, mixing systems, liquid/solid separation, control valves, compressed-air systems, material handling, and mechanical systems. Experienced expert witness in testimony and report writing, retained by both plaintiff and defense counsels, in cases involving manufacturing process design, facility decontamination/relocation, and industrial accidents. Over 30 years of experience in process design and manufacturing for start-ups to Fortune 100 companies in power generation, biomass conversion, and building material industries. Education includes BSME, MSME, and MBA. L...

Jay H Daily JHD Product Liability Consulting

ROWLETT, Texas
Products Liability, Manufacturing - Testing, Failure Analysis, Ergonomics, Product Design, Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering, Premises Liability, Structural Engineering, Warnings and Labels, Slip, Trip & Fall, Metallurgy, Machinery/Equipment
I have 37 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.

Floyd McConnell, PE, MBA Revital Air LLC

Fate, Texas
Business Operations, Aviation & Aerospace - 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 manufacturing experience in the aerospace and defense industry. His portfolio included commercial and military customers in Asia, Europe, the Mid-East, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, South America and the United States. He has set up supply chains and managed manufacturing and production lines for businesses in Korea, Australia, New Zealand, and multiple locations within the United States. Mr. McConnell successfully managed the responsibility for overall financial performance and operations including the customer relationship and supply chain of diverse businesses within the Aerospace and Defense industry. These businesses included: - Turbine engine components: Blisks/Integrated Bladed Rotors, blades, vanes, engine structural components, and compressor section assembly. - Aircraft structures: the design, manufacture, assembly, and final aircraft assembly. Functions included metal fabri...

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, Lifting Systems, Material Handling, Machinery, Patents.
Licensed Professional Engineer with more than 35 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. Chair of ASME B20.1 Safety Standards for Conveyors and Related Equipment, Member 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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