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Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Accident Reconstruction, Commerical 18 Wheeler, Private Vehicle Accident Reconstruction, Bicycle-Pedestrian Accident Reconstruction, Product Liability, Forklift Accident Reconstruction, Accident Site Measurement, Metal Fatigue Analysis, Biomechanical Analysis, Machine Tool Analysis, Aircraft Structural Analysis, Design

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CONSULTING SPECIALTIES

  • Accident Reconstruction: Commercial (18 Wheeler) and private vehicle accident reconstruction
  • Bicycle-Pedestrian Accident Reconstruction
  • Product Liability
  • Forklift Accident Reconstruction
  • Accident Site Measurement
  • Metal Fatigue Analysis
  • Biomechanical Analysis
  • Machine Tool Analysis
  • Aircraft Structural analysis and Design

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

  • Accident Reconstructionist Expert Witness March 2015- Present
  • Holloman Engineering and Consulting, Houston, TX., Jan. 2014-Present
    Engineering Consultant: Tractor-trailer accident reconstruction; mechanical product liability analysis.
  • Bombardier Aerospace, Toronto, Canada, Jan. 2013 – Nov. 2013
    Contract Stress Analyst:  Performed structural analysis of business aircraft.
  • U.S. Army Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, AL. Jan. 2009 – Aug. 2012 Contract Stress Analyst:  Performed structural analysis of helicopters
  • Volt Technical Services Seattle, WA. Aug. 2007-Aug. 2008
    Contract Stress Analyst: Performed structural analysis of the Boeing 747 aircraft.
  • Aerotek Corp. Houston, TX. Sept. 2006-May 2007
    Contract Stress Analyst:  Performed aircraft and spacecraft structural analysis
  • Aerostructures Contract Engineers, Grand Prairie, TX. May 2006-Sept. 2006
    Contract Stress Analyst: Performed aircraft structural analysis of the Boeing 787 aircraft.
  • Wyatt & Associates, Wichita, KS. Sept. 2004-April 2006
    Contract Stress Analyst: Performed aircraft structural analysis of the Boeing 737-900 aircraft.
  • Asgard Avionics Group, Arlington, TX. Oct. 2003-July 2004
    Contract Stress Analyst: Performed aircraft structural analysis of the F-35 fighter aircraft.
  • Holloman Engineering and Consulting, Sugar Land, TX. Jan. 2002-Oct. 2003
    Engineering Consultant: Performed accident reconstruction including accident site investigations, preparation of accident site drawings, & time-distance & speed analysis. Performed fatigue analysis of commercial vehicle beam structures; Performed roof structural analysis of box trailer. Prepared corresponding technical reports.
  • ATA Associates, Houston, TX. Sep 2001-Jan. 2002
    Staff Engineer: Led accident reconstruction teams & performed accident analysis; Performed trajectory analysis. Prepared corresponding technical reports.
  • System Engineering and Laboratories Sep 1997-Sep 2001
    Forensic engineer: Performed accident reconstruction including accident site investigations, preparation of accident site drawings, & time-distance & speed analysis. Prepared corresponding technical reports.
  • Billy Cox & Associates May 1995- Aug. 1997
    Vice-President of Engineering Services: Supervised failure analysis engineers & accident reconstruction specialists; Prepared corresponding technical reports; Performed accident reconstruction, vehicle instrumentation & testing.
  • McDonnell-Douglas Aerospace Corp. Houston, TX, Aug. 1988-Jan. 1994
    Technical Specialist: Analyzed software specifications and defined requirements for a SSRMS simulator.
  • NASA-Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, Aug. 1980 – Aug. 1988
    Aerospace Engineer: Performed Space Shuttle and Space Station navigation systems analysis;
  • Hughes Aircraft Co. Denver, CO. Jan. 1979 – Aug. 1980
    Member of Technical Staff: Data analysis for real-time spacecraft operations;
  • Martin-Marietta Corp. Denver, CO. Jan. 1977 – Jan. 1979
    Aerospace Engineer: Performed design of spacecraft structures

PRODUCT TESTING:

Led test team in tests of automobile collisions and brakes
Bus brake testing
Machine accuracy and specification compliance testing for Mitsubishi Industries.

FORMAL EDUCATION:

  • Graduate study in Mechanical Engineering, Rice University, Houston, TX. (1991-1995)
  • Master of Science, Physical Science (1984) University of Houston-Clear Lake City, TX.
  • Bachelor of Science, Aerospace engineering (1976) University of Missouri, Rolla, MO.

 

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION:

  • US DOT CMV Inspection and Crash Investigation Course. Transportation Safety Institute, Oklahoma City, OK., August 14-18, 2017.
  • Commercial Vehicle Accident Reconstruction I, Arkansas State University;
  • Commercial Vehicle Accident Reconstruction II, Texas A & M Engineering Extension (TEEX), College Station, TX.
  • Pedestrian/Bicyclist Collision Reconstruction, TEEX.
  • OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) Forklift Operation and Safety Course, Houston, TX.
  • OSHA Compliance Training, Houston, TX.
  • Safety and Health Standards for General Industry, OSHA Training Institute, TEEX.
  • Small Power Watercraft Damage and Claim Evaluation, First Marine Insurance, Houston, TX.
  • Biomechanics, TEEX.
  • Low Speed Crash Analysis and Advanced Accident Reconstruction, TEEX.
  •  Brake Systems Analysis, Harris County Community College, Houston, TX.
  • Diesel Engine Fundamentals & Heat Exchangers – Continuing Education Units.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Adjunct Faculty member at the San Jacinto Community College, University of Houston-Downtown & Clear Lake City, 1986-1990; Rice University, 1994-1995
Taught courses in Physics, Astronomy, Orbital mechanics, Matlab, Introduction to Data Processing & FORTRAN.

CERTIFICATIONS:

Registered Professional Engineer, State of Texas

SOCIETIES & MEMBERSHIPS / ORGANIZATIONS:

National Society of Professional Engineers
Texas Society of Professional Engineers – Houston Chapter.

REFERENCES AND TESTIMONY EXPERIENCE:

References, trial and deposition testimony experience available upon request.

PERSONAL:

On my personal time, I enjoy taking unmanned aerial vehicles classes, fly my UAV, write, and spend with my wife.

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