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Expert Witness No.1389


Expert Consulting for Intellectual Property, Accidents and Damages, and Commercial Matters

Expertise in Industrial Equipment, Electrical and Electronic Systems, Controls and Automation, and Computer Hardware and Software

Experienced Design-Build Engineer, Manufacturer, Contractor, Inventor, Corporate Executive, and Expert Witness

Staff, Executive, and Consulting Career in Industrial, Petrochemical, and Medical Environments, both Domestic and International

Professional and Academic Credentials in Electrical Engineering, Control Systems Engineering, Commercial Contracting, Systems Integration, and Computer Forensics

University teaching experience in Engineering and Marketing

Published author in both technical and commercial areas

Deposition and Trial Testimony Experience

Qualified as an Expert Witness in U.S. Federal Court.

Professional Experience

Owner of a Consulting Firm- 1997 to Present
Technical and commercial consulting for intellectual property, accidents and damages, and business matters related to automation, computers and computerized devices, electrical and electronic engineering, and industrial power and control.

1988 to Present
1997-Present: Vice President of Operations
1995-1997: Vice President of Engineering
1989-1995: Engineering Manager
1988-1989: Manager of Electronic and Electrical Operations
A $80+ million publicly held design and manufacturing firm dealing with industrial power and automation, primarily for industrial and oilfield applications worldwide. Current VP Operations position supervises commercial as well as technical processes and products. Joined this firm via acquisition of Dataran in 1988. 

Dataran Corporation - Owner and President - 1980-1987
A professional engineering consulting firm that designed and managed industrial power and control systems, including those based on computer-based automation. Also developed and manufactured high performance PC "clone" computers specially configured for industrial and CAD applications. The proprietary technology evolved into SCADAWARE® telemetry product line.

Shell Offshore - New Orleans - Electrical Engineer - 1977-1980
Electrical Specialist for major oil producer. Duties included design for power, automation, safety and control systems, and communications. Also conducted training sessions related to controls, instrumentation, and computer programming. 

School of Engineering - University of New Orleans - (full and part time 1977-81)
Served as an instructor of Engineering at UNO in both the Electrical and Mechanical departments while working at Shell and Dataran. Courses included basic electricity, mechanics, fluids, and electronics. 

SECO Industries - Electrical Engineer - 1976-1977
Design and project engineer for power distribution, controls, and safety systems, focusing on industrial and offshore oilfield environments

Boeing Services - Equipment Engineer - 1975-1976
Design and specification of maintenance related equipment, both mechanical and electrical for NASA’s Michoud Assembly Plant in New Orleans. 

Coulter Electronics - Service Technician - 1973-74
Installed and maintained particle counting and blood analysis equipment for industrial and medical laboratories.


University of New Orleans, B.S. Engineering 1975, M.S. Engineering 1979
Oregon State University, NTI Computer Forensics, 2004
Instructor of Marketing at Tulane University College (2003)
Instructor of Engineering at University of New Orleans

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