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Accident Investigation Reconstruction Actar Certified Expert Witness

Expert Witness No.1100



ACTAR Certified Accident Reconstructionist

151-quarter hours toward BME Georgia Institute of Technology

1994 B.S.E. Century University


2001 – present Senior Accident Investigator
Diversified consulting engineering experience involving physical testing of materials and systems; fire investigations and damage evaluations; accident reconstruction; failure analysis; model and exhibit preparation; surveying; boiler failure evaluation; tire testing, research, and examination; seismologist in ground and structural vibrations from blasting, pile driving, machinery movement, etc.; pre-construction surveys; structural evaluation of vibration damage; vehicle component failure analysis; modular and mobile home design evaluation, testing, and certification; flammability testing of materials

1972 – 2001 Cerny & Ivey Engineers, Inc.
During the latter half of the employment at Cerny & Ivey Engineers, Inc., the focus was increasingly placed on motor vehicle accident reconstruction and on evaluations of motor vehicle components and systems while I was employed as Senior Staff Engineer.  Also served on the Board of Directors, as Corporate Secretary, and as Webmaster.

1968 – 1971 Engineering Design
As a cooperative student, was employed by Georgia Power Company Central Engineering and by American Can Company Project Engineering, Naheola, Alabama.  Experience included plan and profile drawings; cut and fill drawings and calculations; ash pond life expectancy studies; floodplain property maps; railroad design and layout; machinery and equipment design and location planning; piping design and drawing; maintenance engineering assistance.  During this period became familiar with various aspects of civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering.  Acquired knowledge of paper mill operation, including power and recovery boilers, pulp and paper machines, water treatment, materials handling equipment and systems, pulp digesters, and cooling towers.

Society Memberships

American Boat and Yacht Council
American Society of Civil Engineers
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASTM International
Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
International Association of Accident Reconstructionist Specialists (Fellow and Member of the Board of Directors)
SAE International
Society of Accident Reconstructionists
South Carolina Association of Reconstruction Specialists
Southeast Accident Reconstruction Society


EIT, Georgia
ACTAR: Full Accreditation as a Traffic Accident Reconstructionist
Bosch/Vetronix:  Certified CDR Toolkit User/Data Analyst


Guest lecturer at company seminars and talks to claims organizations; topics included vehicular and structural fire investigations, motor vehicle accident reconstruction, and retrieval of data from event data recorders in personal vehicles.

Principal member of the National Fire Protection Association Technical Committee on Chimneys, Fireplaces, Vents, and Solid Fuel Burning Appliances, 1983 to 2000.  (NFPA 211 and 97M)

Advanced Accident Investigation course at the Institute of Police Technology and Management (I.P.T.M.), University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida, November 7-18, 1983.

Selected State Fire Marshal’s Annual Arson Seminars in Athens, Georgia.

Engineering Refresher Courses at Georgia Tech:  Fall of 1980 and Winter of 1984.

Member - Boat Owners Association of the United States.

Tire Forensics course at I.P.T.M., Jacksonville, Florida, February 6-10, 1989.

Advanced Traffic Accident Reconstruction with the Use of Microcomputers, I.P.T.M., Jacksonville, Florida, January 7-11, 1991.

Special Problems in Traffic Accident Reconstruction, I.P.T.M., Jacksonville, Florida, April 13-17, 1992.

BH2VK Crash Testing Project, San Bernardino, California, August 12-14, 1992.

Computerized Collision Diagramming, I.P.T.M., Jacksonville, Florida, December 5 - 9, 1994.

Concept of Night Visibility for Traffic Accident Investigators, I.P.T.M., Jacksonville, Florida, May 1-3, 1995.

Human Factors and Visibility Concepts Hampering Perception/Reaction Times, I.P.T.M., Jacksonville, Florida, April 18 - 20, 1996.

The Inspection and Investigation of Commercial Vehicles in Accidents, I.P.T.M., Jacksonville, Florida, August 19-23, 1996.

Allied Signal (Bendix) Advanced Air Brake School, Atlanta, Georgia, October 14 - 16, 1996.

American Boat and Yacht Council Accident Investigation Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia, October 20 and 21, 1997.

Investigation of Motorcycle Accidents, I.P.T.M., Jacksonville, Florida, August 3-7, 1998.

Pedestrian/Bicycle Accident Investigation, I.P.T.M., Jacksonville, Florida, April 19-23, 1999.

Advanced Crash Reconstruction and Collision Prediction (Simulation) with WinSMAC, I.P.T.M., Jacksonville, Florida, March 5-8, 2001.

Crash Data Retrieval Toolkit User Certification, I.P.T.M., Jacksonville, Florida, February 6-8, 2002.

Southeastern Accident Reconstruction Society Conference, Orange Beach, Alabama, August 12-16, 2002

Applied Physics for the Traffic Crash Investigator, I.P.T.M., Jacksonville, Florida, May 5-9, 2003.

SCARS/SeARS Combined Conference, Mt. Pleasant (Charleston), South Carolina, July 27-31, 2003.

Crash Zone, I.P.T.M., Jacksonville, Florida, July 19-23, 2004.

SCARS/SeARS Combined Conference, Biloxi, Mississippi, July 25-29, 2004.

Vericom Computers training (VC3000 vehicle dynamics/performance monitor/recorder), Conyers, Georgia, April 18 and 19, 2005.

Southeastern Collision Reconstruction Conference, July 24-28, 2005, North Charleston, South Carolina.

CSI/Vetronix Crash Data Retrieval Specialist System Technician/Data Analyst Training Series, Orlando, Florida, May 2006.

Advanced Traffic Crash Reconstruction with WinCrash, I.P.T.M., Jacksonville, Florida, March 12-16, 2007.

Energy Methods and Damage Analysis in Traffic Crash Reconstruction, I.P.T.M., Jacksonville, Florida, June 18-22, 2007.

SCARS/SeARS Ninth Annual Southeastern Collision Reconstruction Conference, Charleston, South Carolina, July 22-26, 2007.

Advanced Rec-Tec Integration with Crash Zone Seminar, Jekyll Island, Georgia, December 10-14, 2007.


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