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Tire Consultant Expert Witness

Keywords

Tire Manufacturing Manager, Tire Engineer, Tires, Tire Failures, Failed Tire Analysis, Rollovers, Tire Vehicle interaction

Alabama

Expert Witness No.1394

Alabama

Summary

Expert 1394 has 45 years experience – 18 in the U.K. and 27 in the U.S.A. in a wide variety of Technical positions covering:

Tire Engineering/Development, Tire Testing, Field/Customer Service and Product Performance Analysis for most tire products.

Work Experience

2004 – Date.      Madison,AL.
A Private Consulting Company in Tire Consultancy and Failed Tire Analysis.

1999 – 2003  GDTNA   Huntsville,AL.
Manager,Product Evaluation.
Managed all Compliance testing of Huntsville – made tires to Federal Regulations
and Internal requirements.

1997 – 1999  Dunlop Tire Corp.  Huntsville,AL.
Senior Tire Development Engineer.
Developed Passenger & Light Truck tires to stringent Performance & Quality standards.

1994 – 1997  Dunlop Tire Corp.  Huntsville,AL.
Manager,Tire Product Performance Analysis.
Managed a team charged with identifying tire performance anomalies and initiating corrective action.

1992 – 1994  Dunlop Tire Corp.  Los Angeles,CA.
Product Support Manager.
Responsible for Technical Contacts with major O.E. Customers – Honda/Acura,Nissan/
Infiniti,Toyota/Lexus,Isuzu,Boeing & McDonnell Douglas for Passenger Car,Light Truck,Medium Truck,Industrial & Aircraft tires.

1989 – 1992  Dunlop Tire Corp.  Buffalo,NY.
Senior Tire Development Engineer.
Developed Medium Radial Truck tires for the North American market.

1985 – 1989  Dunlop Tire Corp.  Buffalo,NY.
Manager,Technical Consumer Services.
Responsible for managing DTC’s Field Adjustment & Analysis,Product Service and Consumer Affairs activities for all tire products e.g. Motorcycle,Passenger Car,Light & Medium Truck tires.
Established Tire Support effort for Jaguar IMSA Racing team.
Represented Dunlop World Aviation interests in Tire & Rim Association Aircraft Tire Sub-Committee & participated in RMA/SAE establishment of ARP4834 Aircraft Tire Retreading Practice for Bias and Radial Aircraft tires.

1982 – 1985  Dunlop Tire Corp.  Buffalo,NY.
Manager,North American Tire Development Group.
Responsible for the transfer of Medium Radial Truck Tire Technology into DTC’s operations and extending Field Service activities to include these Products.

1976 – 1981  Dunlop Tire Corp.  Buffalo,NY.
Technical Liaison Officer.
Continuing participation in the effective transfer of Radial Tire Technology into DTC’s
Development Group and Huntsville Plant.
Organized and managed Field/Customer Service activities for imported vehicles fitted with Dunlop tires e.g. Toyota,Honda,Nissan,Jaguar,Rolls-Royce,Lotus,Mercedes,Porsche
,BMW,Audi,Volkswagen.

1969 – 1976  Dunlop UK Ltd.  Birmingham,UK.
Senior Technologist,Overseas Tire Technical Dept.
Responsible for the provision of Design,Process and Manufacturing information to Dunlop’s Overseas Plants for all tire products:this included a 2 year Special Assignment to transfer radial tire technology from Dunlop’s European Plants to Dunlop Tire Corp.’s facilities.

1962 – 1969  Dunlop UK Ltd.  Birmingham,UK.
Technologist,Tire Testing.
Responsible for developing specialized testing procedures and associated equipment for evaluating special properties of tires e.g. Cornering Behavior,Wet Grip,Rolling Resistance,High Speed performance for car,motorcycle and racing tires.

1958 – 1962  Dunlop UK Ltd.  Birmingham,UK.
Joined Dunlop UK at their World Technical Headquarters in Birmingham in their Tire Technical Intake Program – a 3year course which included exposure to most aspects of tire design,process,manufacture and quality assurance together with opportunities for further education.

Education & Training

General Certificate of Education in Mathematics,Physics,English,French & German.
Higher National Certificate in Applied Physics.

Microsoft Office Classes

QS 9000,ISO 9001:2002,TS 17025,ISO 14001.
Coopers & Lybrand – Excellence Through Teamwork (ETT).

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