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Hal K. Cain, PE Cain and Associates Engineers and Constructors, Inc.

Mobile, Alabama
Construction Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - Forensic Engineering, Construction Defects, Construction Claims, Structural Engineer, Roof Consultant, Construction Delay, Foundation Engineer, Building Envelope Specialist, EIFS Expert, Scheduling Engineer, Planning Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Construction Management
Experienced forensic engineer and construction claims expert with residential, commercial, and industrial experience. Capable of evaluating structural failures, construction defects and delay claims by contractors. Has firm with experts in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, plumbing, HVAC, roofing and EIFS. Testify experience in depositions and courtroom.

Lamar T. Hawkins, PE, JD PEG, Inc.

Birmingham, Alabama
Engineering Expert Witness, Premises Liability Expert Witness - Civil Engineering, Fall Protection, Construction, Analysis, Industrial Safety including OSHA and NFPA. See www.peginc.biz for Structural Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geo technical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering.
PEG, Inc. offers consultation and expert testimony in many specialized areas, such as the following: Accident Reconstruction & Investigations Building Codes Concrete Failures Construction & Environmental Construction Equipment Accidents Construction Safety & Related Codes Cooling Towers & Hydraulics Electrical Engineering Excavation, Blasting & Trenching Exhibit Reconstruction & Investigations Fall Protection Highway & Transportation Problems Mechanical Engineering Metallurgy & Welding / Failure Studies OSHA Issues Paints, Coatings & Lead Abatement Premise Liability Product Failure & Liability Issues Safety Issues (Construction, Industrial & Product) Slips, Trips & Falls Software Engineering Studies Structural Steel & Building Failure Studies

Justin Hall, MAS, PE Hall Engineering Group, Ltd

Little Rock, Arkansas
Structural Engineering Expert Witness, Construction Defects Expert Witness - Civil Engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering, construction, construction fault, forensic engineering, structural failure, structural inspection. Licensed in AR, TX, OK & MO.
Expert consultant/witness in over 50 cases with trial experience across the South including AR, MO, OK, TX, TN, LA and MS. Justin Hall, PE is a licensed professional engineer providing a broad range of services in civil/structural engineering to insurance companies and law firms, construction, energy, mining, and technology, engineering and architectural firms, governmental and educational institutions, property owners, builders and individuals. With over 18 years of experience in engineering and forensic consulting, structural design, construction project management, international codes and research, Justin Hall, PE has provided clients with structural analysis and design, condition assessment, damage investigations, failure analysis, construction consulting & management, and expert testimony. States include Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Tennessee, Louisiana and Mississippi. SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE - Civil/Structural Engineering & Construction Forensics — Exper...

Eduardo A Ford, PE ColdWorks Engineering

San Marcos, California
Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness, Refrigeration Expert Witness - Ammonia Refrigeration, OSHA PSM, Code Compliance, Mechanical Integrity,
Registered Professional Engineer (Mechanical) - California. Certified - National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). Life-Member - International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR) Life-Member - American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). Past-Member: Board of Directors, Refrigerating Engineers and Technicians Association (RETA) Past-Member: IIAR Standards Review and Code Committees (1992-to-date).

Jose J. Granda, PhD, PE Cadsim Engineering

Sacramento, California
Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - Mechanical Engineering, Auto Accidents, Accident Biomechanics, Occupational Accidents, Failure Analysis, Computer Simulation, Finite Element Modeling (FEA), Motorcycle Accidents, Truck Accidents, Human Factors, Work Place Accidents, Vehicle Dynamics, Heavy Vehicles
Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the California State University in Sacramento, CA with 35+ yrs. experience. Professional Registered Mechanical Engineer (PE License, CA). An expert in accident reconstruction using computer simulations of accidents involving vehicles, trucks, motorcycles, biomechanics, occupational, workplace, failure analysis impact forces & industrial accidents. EDR (Event Data Recorder) analysis, patents. EW Experience: Written reports, depositions & trial experience. Specialized training: Vehicle Dynamics and Design, Vehicle Safety & Crash Reconstruction, Accident Biomechanics, Finite Element Modeling in Computer Aided Design, Advanced Mechanical Design and Failure Analysis, CSUS. Motorcycle Accident reconstruction, Northwestern University; EDR Certification, Tech 1, Tech II, EDR Analysis Certification, Collision Safety Institute; Applying Automotive EDR Data to Traffic Crash Reconstruction, SAE Society of Automotive Engineers International; Expert...

T. Kim Parnell, PhD, PE Parnell Engineering & Consulting (PEC)

Sunnyvale, California
Medical Devices Expert Witness, Intellectual Property Expert Witness - Mechanical Engineering, Forensic, Medical Device, Nitinol, Biomedical, Patent, IP, Consumer Product, Failure Analysis, Fracture, Fatigue, Truck Rollover, Crashworthiness, Finite Element, FEA, Reliability, Smart Phone, Composite, Pressure Vessel, Piping, Equipment, \Machinery, Personal Injury, Food Processing
T. Kim Parnell, PhD, PE is Principal & Founder of Parnell Engineering & Consulting (PEC). Dr. Parnell holds PhD and MSME degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, a BES from Georgia Tech, and is a registered Professional Mechanical Engineer (PE) in the State of California. He is an ASME Fellow, an IEEE Senior Member, and a Member of ASM and SAE. Dr. Parnell was 2011 Chair of the IEEE Santa Clara Valley Section (IEEE-SCV) (over 12,000 members) and Past-Chair/Board Member of the IEEE Consultants' Network (IEEE-CNSV). Dr. Parnell brings both breadth and depth of experience to clients. He has over 34 years of professional consulting experience, has taught both graduate and undergraduate University classes (Visiting Professor at Stanford University & Adjunct Professor at Santa Clara University), and has also worked in industry. His industrial positions include sectors such as software, hardware, medical devices, and telecommunications equipment. Dr.Parnell has ext...

Michael D Haughey, P.E. Silvertip Integrated Engineering Consultants

Westminster, Colorado
HVAC Expert Witness, Plumbing Expert Witness - Engineering-Mechanical, Fire Protection, Energy Conservation, Sustainability, Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation, Heating, Cooling, Air Conditioning, Fire Sprinklers
Mechanical Engineer, 45 years HVAC, Plumbing, & Fire Protection engineering design, facilities engineering, energy analysis, systems commissioning, troubleshooting, expert witness subconsultant 30+ projects, and sustainability consulting. Presented over 54 seminars to organizations in the HVAC field. Past President and current Director Rocky Mountain Chapter ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers); Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Board of Directors and Secretary; US Green Building Council (USGBC) - Colorado Board of Directors, Programs Coordinator, and Greenbuild 2006 Host Committee Chair. 28 year member of Toastmasters; Member Colorado Earthquake Hazard Mitigation Council; Past member: AIA Colorado Committee on the Environment, AEE, RMAEE. Keynote Speaker for the Rocky Mountain Chapter ASHRAE 2004 Annual Tech Conference.

Keith D Robinson, PE Keith D. Robinson, P.E.

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness, Industrial Hygiene Expert Witness - Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Plume dispersion, Industrial Ventilation, Local Exhaust Ventilation, Indoor Air Quality, Dust collection, Duct systems, Indoor pollutant dispersion, Air Handling Unit stratification, Frozen cooling coils, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Mechanical failure
Keith D. Robinson, P.E. is a mechanical engineer with over 25 years experience in manufacturing, consulting, and research. He received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder and a Master of Science in Engineering Systems from the Colorado School of Mines. He is a Member of American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and an Associate Member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA). Over the course of his career Keith D. Robinson, P.E. has been involved in projects ranging from failure of a small oil field fitting to the design of large fertilizer storage facilities. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Colorado, Missouri, Alaska, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Illinois, Texas, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

Macarthur Drake, Jr., M.D., M.S.

Miami Beach, Florida
Neuroradiology Expert Witness, Radiology Expert Witness - Brain, head and neck, spine imaging, CT, CTA, MRI, MRA, Myelography, Diagnostic Radiology, Teleradiology, Mammography, Medical Expert, Internal Medicine, Medical Device Expert, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
11 Medical Licenses including FL, CA, NY, OH, IL. Neuroradiology Fellowship Trained & Board Certified. Neuroradiology lecturer. Diplomat, American Board of Radiology. Former NASA Engineering Intern. Former GE Aircraft Engineering Intern.

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...

Miroslav Mladenovic, P.E. M2E Consulting Engineers

Miami, Florida
Engineering Expert Witness - Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Structural Engineering, and Forensic Engineering
M2E Consulting Engineers is a full service Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Structural Engineering Firm located in South Miami, Florida and services the tri-county area. The Firm specializes in design and forensic engineering services, thus our clients benefit from the combination of those two skill sets. Our constant exposure to construction and development problems in our forensics practice allows us to sharpen our design skills on a daily basis, and our design experience completes our problem solving tools in our forensics tasks. The overall benefit comes in the form of a quality, efficient, and effective design. M2E has a track record of successfully completed real estate projects. The Firm also provides real estate owners, developers, contractors, condominium associations, and management companies throughout the country with plan review, construction observations, due diligence inspections and reporting services. The Firm provides design engineering services to the con...

David C Flettrich, PE David C. Flettrich, A Professional Engineering Corporation

New Orleans, Louisiana
Engineering Expert Witness, Construction Expert Witness - Mechanical engineering, Electrical engineering, Control systems engineering, Forensic engineering, Certified indoor environmentalist, Design errors and omissions, Construction defects, HVAC systems, HVAC control systems, Hydronic systems, Moisture intrusion, Mold growth
Mr. Flettrich has fifty-one years experience in (1) the design and retrofit of energy efficient mechanical, electrical, and control (MEC) systems for both new and existing residential, commercial, industrial and institutional facilities with particular emphasis on HVAC, refrigeration, hydronics, controls, energy conservation, and energy management systems (2) problem solving and (3) cause and origin investigations related to poorly performing or problematic building systems. He is a licensed PE in mechanical, electrical and control systems engineering in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. The combination of his multi-disciplined expertise and his extensive background in design and construction uniquely qualifies him as a forensic expert who is capable of performing comprehensive investigations and eliminates, in many instances, the need to retain multiple engineering experts on cases requiring a multi-disciplined investigation.

David Alley, PE ANNA Inc.

Annapolis, Maryland
Electrical Engineering Expert Witness, Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness - electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, power plant, nuclear, gas, oil, coal, marine, design, commissioning
SUMMARY Electrical Power Plant Consulting Engineer and Project Manager experienced in • Switchgear, protection and control systems design, installation, startup, 
commissioning, performance testing and troubleshooting for • cogeneration, hydroelectric, geothermal, combustion turbine, steam 
turbine, diesel, gasoline and gas fired reciprocating engines and nuclear 
power plants and related equipment and systems for • power plant owners, facility owners, utilities, U. S. Navy, U. S. Air Force, 
US Coast Guard, MSC, environmental engineers, power system component manufacturers and switchgear & control systems manufacturers • Forensic expert witness and consultancy related to electrical engineering in electric power systems. 
 EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS • MBA, Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 1983-1985. • BSEE, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 1968-1972 LICENSES Registered Professional Electrical Engineer, in as ...

Brian K Bramel, SE, PE, Ph.D. Bramel Engineering

Tracys Landing, Maryland
Structural Engineering Expert Witness, Construction Defects Expert Witness - Construction, construction site safety, concrete, open web joist, light gage steel, underpinning, mechanical engineering, product defects, failure analysis, finite elements, design build
Dr. Bramel has over 30 years of broad Engineering experience in all aspects of the construction process: from design through construction and service. Dr. Bramel has effectively served as an Expert Witness and a litigation advisor on hundreds of cases in the past 10 years. He has advised in Construction Defect, Building and Material Failures, Product Liability, Personal Injury, Construction Work Site Injuries, Multi-Employer Worksite Matters, as well as building code compliance and insurance claims throughout the mid-Atlantic region. His expertise in Civil, Mechanical, and Structural Engineering allows a broad perspective of potential matters beyond the traditional Engineering solutions. Dr. Bramel is a practicing Licensed Professional Engineer in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, and Delaware, a practicing Licensed Structural Engineer in Washington, D.C., and a Model PE NCEES record holder. He is a current member of the New York City Building Code R...

Ole E Haaland, PE ANNA Inc.

Annapolis, Maryland
Electrical Engineering Expert Witness, Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness - electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, power plant, nuclear, gas turbine, generator, engineering, relays, design, contractor, commissioning, marine, Electrical Power, Utility, Power, Electrical Generation, Generation
SUMMARY Mr. Haaland has thirty four years experience in power production, design, construction, and commissioning, with 27 years managing people and projects. He is a registered professional engineer in Maryland and held a Senior Reactor Operator’s license at Indian Point #3 Nuclear Power Plant. Experience is in conventional, nuclear, and alternate fuel power plant mechanical and electrical systems management, design, construction, plant outage management, start-up, performance testing, and operation. He has performed as Project Manager, Construction Manager, and Commissioning Manager for several Greenfield power projects. He has successfully engineered, estimated, planned, executed work, and provided troubleshooting services for power plants of varied prime movers. His has been instrumental in meeting contractual and schedule requirements. EDUCATION AND COMMITTIES BSME, New York Institute of Technology, 1980 IEEE-45.1 Shipboard Power Systems – Design Committee ASSOCIATIONS...

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...

Thomas Bowman, PE Bowman Engineering, Inc.

Greenfield, Massachusetts
HVAC Expert Witness, Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness - Mechanical, HVAC, Heating, Plumbing, Building Systems, Failure Analysis, Forensic Engineering, Arbitrator, Energy, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Nuclear
Licensed Professional Engineer: MA, CT, RI, ME, NH, VT, PA. U.S. Patent: 7,631,820 B2 Experienced Arbitrator for FINRA and Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation. Provided Forensic Engineering Services on hundreds of cases with a specific focus in the areas of Building Systems and Equipment, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Failure Analysis of Mechanical Systems and Components, Failure Modes & Effects Analysis, Energy Systems, Industrial Process Systems. Substantial experience in the Design and Manufacturing of Mechanical Systems and Components. Design and Operation of Energy Systems and Power Plants, including Nuclear, Fossil and Renewable Energy. Also provide services in the areas of Project Management and Construction Administration for the entire duration of a project or on an interim basis, or for the purposes of Claim Damage Mitigation. Detailed knowledge of Construction Management Processes and Organizational Structure.

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...

David M Hallman, MS, PE Hallman Engineering LLC

Maple Grove, Minnesota
Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness, Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness - Automotive, Vehicle Fires, Crash Data, Failure Analysis, Water Loss, Metallurgy, Origin and Cause, Vehicle Mechanical, Farm Equipment, Expert Witness, CDR, EDR
David Hallman is a Licensed Professional Engineer in six states and has over twenty five years combined experience in materials research, mechanical engineering and design, crash testing research and crash investigation / reconstruction, vehicle fire research and investigation, automotive mechanics and forensic mechanical and materials investigation . He holds degrees in mechanical engineering and materials science. His extensive hands-on experience as a mechanic coupled with his two degrees makes him ideally suited for all types of failure investigations. These investigations have included but are not limited to an elevator failure involving materials and design issues, a personal injury involving a paper shredder, multiple cases involving farm equipment and personal injuries, machine guarding cases, chair collapse cases, bolted joint failures, patient lifter failures, vehicle hand control issues, and tipped telehandler and boom crane cases. David's automotive background couple...

Lamar T. Hawkins, PE, JD PEG, Inc.

Jackson, Mississippi
Engineering Expert Witness, Premises Liability Expert Witness - Civil Engineering, Fall Protection, Construction, Analysis, Industrial Safety including OSHA and NFPA. See www.peginc.biz for Structural Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geo technical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering.
PEG, Inc. offers consultation and expert testimony in many specialized areas, such as the following: Accident Reconstruction & Investigations Building Codes Concrete Failures Construction & Environmental Construction Equipment Accidents Construction Safety & Related Codes Cooling Towers & Hydraulics Electrical Engineering Excavation, Blasting & Trenching Exhibit Reconstruction & Investigations Fall Protection Highway & Transportation Problems Mechanical Engineering Metallurgy & Welding / Failure Studies OSHA Issues Paints, Coatings & Lead Abatement Premise Liability Product Failure & Liability Issues Safety Issues (Construction, Industrial & Product) Slips, Trips & Falls Software Engineering Studies Structural Steel & Building Failure Studies

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.

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.

Steven Pietropaolo, MS, P.E., CFEI, CFII, FACFEI, CFC, CFPE LGI Forensic Engineering, PC

North White Plains, New York
Engineering Expert Witness, Forensic Science Expert Witness - Forensic Engineering, Explosions, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Product Liability, Fires, Fire Protection, Appliances, Construction, Building Defects, Failure Analysis, Laboratories & Testing, Building Defects, Plumbing
Steven Pietropaolo has a Bachelor Degree of Engineering in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Manhattan College. Mr. Pietropaolo is a Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of New York, amongst many others. He is a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, a Certified Fire Investigator Instructor, a Certified Forensic Consultant and Certified Forensic Professional Engineer. He is a Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute. He is Board Certified in Forensic Engineering by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers. He has 29 years of hands on engineering experience including electrical, mechanical, materials, safety, human factors, fire protection, and construction. He has knowledge of codes and standards used in construction and industry including building codes and safety codes. He is an expert in investigating and opining on New York State Labor Law cases (§200, §240(1) and §241(6)) involvi...

Andrew Rich, BSME, ACTAR, ASE Rich Consulting, LLC

Fairlawn, Ohio
Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness, Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness - Event Data Recorder, Motor Vehicle Collisions, Pedestrian/Bicycle Accidents, Scene Mapping, Damage (Crush) Analysis, Computer Diagramming, Crash Testing, EDR, Simulation, Animation
Mechanical engineering degree, summa cum laude ACTAR accredited accident reconstructionist Experienced testifying at deposition and trial Experienced instructor Involved in crash research Many peer-reviewed published works Over 2500 investigations

Ryan Wackerly, PE Summit Engineering Group, LLC

Norton, Ohio
Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness, Failure Analysis Expert Witness - Product Liability, Design Review, Fluid Systems, Heat Transfer, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Pumps, Heat Exchangers, Process Piping, Pressure Vessels, Simulation, Steam Systems, Thermal Analysis
I am an experienced professional engineer with a background in product design, manufacturing, reliability, and maintenance. I have expertise in the analysis of thermal and hydraulic systems, through the use of analytical methods including hand calculations, numerical methods, and computer simulations. I am experienced in single phase and two phase fluid systems including pumps, process piping, condensers, heat exchangers, boilers, pressure vessels, separators, and high temperature furnaces. I have experience in experimental testing of two phase flow with a focus on product design and risk mitigation. I engage in problem solving and root cause failure analysis in critical shop floor and in the field scenarios. I provide cross-functional training and mentor engineers to ensure methodologies and requirements are learned and understood. I currently maintain a Department of Energy security clearance, and formerly held a Department of Defense security clearance.

James J Shields, PE J&J Associates

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

Brian K. Silowash, PE, CEM Innovative Design Engineering of America, LLC

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness, Construction Expert Witness - Piping Systems, Facilities Engineering, Building Codes, Piping Codes, Industrial Facilities, Steel Production, Pulp & Paper, Heavy Industry, Chemical Plants, Engineer Disputes, Errors & Omissions, OSHA
Brian Silowash, PE, CEM is the Owner and Founder of Innovative Design Engineering of America, LLC, a multi-discipline design and consulting engineering firm serving manufacturing and heavy industry. He is the author of Piping Systems Manual, published by McGraw-Hill in 2010. Brian is registered as a Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, California, New York, and Ohio. He is a Certified Energy Manager, which is a designation earned through the Association of Energy Engineers. Brian has lectured at Point Park University’s MS in Engineering Management program, and has taught an Environmental Engineering course at Point Park as an Adjunct Professor.

Craig Koehn, P.E. EBE/I-ENG-A

Houston, Texas
Engineering Expert Witness, Construction Expert Witness - Mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, plumbing engineering, engineering design, fire investigation, fire protection, fire alarm.
Qualified and experienced MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing) engineer with expertise in design and construction. Member of the Investigative Engineers Association.

D. Reid Middlebrooks, PE Apollo BBC

Houston, Texas
Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness, HVAC Expert Witness - Building Science, Insulation, Building Assessment, HVAC, Water Intrusion, Design Flaw/Defect/Failure, Condensation, Buildings, Forensic Analysis, Building Envelope, Building Forensics, Humidity Control
Mr. Middlebrooks is an experienced mechanical engineer specializing in evaluating failures of HVAC systems and their impact on wall and roof assemblies. He regularly provides opinions based on analysis of cooling and dehumidification design strategies and the occurrence of condensation on surfaces such as insulated pipes and within wall systems.

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

Sanger, Texas
Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness, Forensic Science Expert Witness - Chemistry & Chemicals, Electrical Engineering, Energy, Equipment & Machinery, Failure Analysis, Fire, Laboratories & Testing, Oil and Gas, Products Liability, Product, Plumbing, Leak, Warnings & Labels, Guarding, CSST, Gas Explosions, Natural Gas, Propane, LPG, Forensic Engineering, Expert Witness
LICENSURE: -Texas Professional Engineer License #57023 -Colorado Professional Engineer License #24555 -Alabama Professional Engineer License #35693 -Mississippi Professional Engineer License #17888 EDUCATION: -BSME, University of Texas at Arlington, 1978 AFFILIATIONS: -MEMBER, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) -MEMBER, NCEES - National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying -MEMBER, National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) -MEMBER, Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) -Pi Tau Sigma -Tau Beta Pi PRIMARY AREAS OF EXPERTISE: -Fire and Explosion Analysis Fuel Gas Fires and Explosions Residential, Commercial, Industrial Gas-Fired Equipment and Household Appliances Engineering Assistance for Fire Investigators -General Products and Equipment - Mechanical and Electrical Determination of Cause of Failure and Accidents Evaluation of Safety, Guarding, Warnings Compliance with Standards Analysis/Evaluation - ...

David G. Smith, MS, PE, CSP, MBA Alpine Engineering and Design, Inc.

Alpine, Utah
Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness, Intellectual Property Expert Witness - Fork Lift, Scissor Lift, Safety, Product Development, Aerial Lift, Patent, Drilling, Injection Molding, OSHA, Scaffolding, Crane, Trailer
David Smith is the Vice President of Alpine Engineering and Design, Inc. a mechanical engineering design and consulting firm. He consults on patents, safety and applies sound engineering principles to designs in industries including consumer products, exercise equipment, lighting equipment, aerial lifts, trailers, drill rigs, plastic products, high thrill rides and more. Mr. Smith is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Utah, is a Certified Safety Professional in comprehensive practice, is a design certifying engineer for cargo tanks, is a mobile crane and rigging inspector, and is a certified forklift operator trainer. He has extensive experience designing to ANSI, OSHA and other standards. During his time at Alpine Engineering and Design, Mr. Smith has become familiar with patent prosecution and patent litigation. Mr. Smith has written multiple provisional patent applications, and specifications for utility patents. He has also created line drawings for mu...

Walter S Laird, PE, CFEI, CFII, CMI, CFI Forcon International

Richmond, Virginia
Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness, Maritime Expert Witness - Metallurgy, Plastics, Equipment, Machinery, Products, Vehicles, Boat Crash, Fuel Gases, Plumbing, Lifts, Fire Cause & Origin, Marine Engineering
Received his education from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Johns Hopkins University. He obtained his B.S. and M.S. in Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering, and Materials Engineering. Walter is a Certified Marine Investigator and a Certified Fire Investigator with over thirty years of experience conducting complex investigations. He has been Lead Engineer for FORCON International in charge of the Mid-Atlantic region for over 20 years, conducting marine accident, personal injury, property damage, and product failure analysis and providing expert testimony in areas of noted expertise.

Robert Bruce Woodruff, Captain U.S. Navy (Ret) RICHMOND CONSULTING GROUP

MIDLOTHIAN, Virginia
Maritime Expert Witness, Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness - MARINE ENGINEERING, ASBESTOS & MESOTHELIOMA, MANUFACTURING PRODUCT LIABILITY, NAVAL SHIP OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE, SHIPYARD CONSTRUCTION, SHIP CASUALTIES & ACCIDENTS, PROGRAM MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT, POWER GENERATION, GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS & CLAIMS, SHIP DESIGN & REPAIR, NAVAL ARCHITECT, TURBINES & GENERATORS
My years of active duty were spent in ship design, construction, operations, and overhaul. This included destroyer type tours as Chief Engineer/Assistant and Repair Officer on a nuclear certified destroyer tender.Two tours were at naval shipyards that overhauled destroyers, aircraft carriers, and nuclear submarines.MIT graduate studies centered on the propulsion systems of ships. RICHMOND CONSULTING GROUP was formed in 1996 as a sole proprietorship with minimal overhead. MOST RECENT ASSIGNMENTS have been providing asbestos exposure analyses for Navy/commercial crews and shipyard workers. Practice has included more than seventy-five cases with law firms nationwide. Engagements include document research and analysis, notarized reports, and preparation for deposition and trial testimony. With a comprehensive understanding of shipboard steam system valves, turbines, piping, and pumps, my first step is to advise client of the extent of the plaintiff’s proximity and likely exposure to as...

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

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

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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