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Construction Blasting Expert Witness

Expert Witness No.2741



B. Eng., Mining Engineering, 1980, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada


Present—CEO and General Manager, GEOTEK & Associates, Inc.

Providing consulting services to the mining and heavy construction industry and its Engineering and Management Firms. Services include all blasting related design, training, and risk management work.

1996-- Principal Consultant—GEOTEK and Associates, Inc.

Providing explosives related training, design, and risk management services.

1987—1996  Technical Manager—Western Division ICI Explosives USA, Western Division  (formerly Atlas Powder Company)

Worked in a number of subordinate positions leading to appointment as Div. Technical Manager.

Provided and coordinated technical services and training to the mining and construction industries.

Responsible for explosives, safety and blasting application technical support to major construction and mining sites where damage and vibration control were critical.

Supervised and lectured at more than twenty Blasters License Training Courses. Certified as trainer in the states of Kentucky, Colorado, Montana, California, New Mexico, Hawaii and Nevada.

1984-- Technical Sales Representative, Atlas Powder Company – Madisonville, Ky.

Provided direct technical support to surface coal mining, and underground coal mining development projects.

1983--  Training Specialist, Atlas Powder Company – Tamaqua, Pa.

Developed company safety and application training programs. Served as editor for “Explosives and Rock Blasting” handbook.

1981—Research Engineer, INCO Metals Mines Research – Copper Cliff, Ont. Canada

Specialized in underground blasting research directed towards mining methods improvement.

1980—Mine Planner, INCO Metals – Copper Cliff South Mine, Copper Cliff, Ont. Canada

Responsible for mine planning work, and methods development.

1975—76 Driller, INCO Metals -- Frood Mine, Sudbury, Ont. Canada

Operated various hand held and automated drilling equipment in various mining and development operations.

Professional Memberships

Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario, Canada  -- PEO

International Society of Explosive Engineers – ISEE

Society of Mining Engineers -- SME/AIME

American Society of Civil Engineers – ASCE

National Society of Professional Engineers – NSPE

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