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Design Construction Management Operations Maintenance Amusement Park Facilities Expert Witness

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Design Construction Management Operations Maintenance Amusement Park Facilities Construction Industry, Master Plumber, General Contractor Mechanical Contractor All Aspects Of Development Operation Amusement Parks

 

 

 

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QUALIFICATION HIGHLIGHTS
Twenty Five Years experience in design, construction, management, operations and maintenance of multiple amusement park facilities.  Additionally, forty years’ experience in the construction industry, performing as a master plumber, general contractor and mechanical contractor. Together, the experience gives a complete background and understanding of all aspects of the development and operation of amusement parks.  Extensive knowledge of industry standards including safety requirements and licensing regulations for amusement ride operators. As an educator has conducted seminars and hands-on training for amusement ride operators and state agencies.  Has also taught courses on the construction trades for both adult education and high school technical education.  Ability to motivate employees’ performance levels and develop rapport with diverse audiences.  Broad-based responsibilities and knowledge include:

Leadership, Supervision and Training Technical Knowledge/Efficiency  
Licensing Policies & Regulations Emergency Response   
Warranty Expertise/ Product Knowledge Team Building     
Safety & Quality Control  Customer Service

                                                                             
CERTIFICATIONS/ AFFILIATIONS

  • Level 2 Pennsylvania Amusement Ride & Safety Inspector
  • National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officials (NAARSO)
    • Level 2 NAARSO Operations Certification,
    • Level 3 NAARSO Inspector/Safety Certification
    • NAARSO Out-Reach Instructor, Train-the-Trainer Instructor
  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) –  
    • ASTM F-24 Committee on Amusement Rides and Devices
  • OSHA Safety member (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • NAARSO Jimmy Floyd Service Award 2009  
  • NAARSO President’s Service Award 2011
  • NAARSO Man of the Year 2015
  • Conducted safety training for Rides and Amusements to and for 
  • NY,NJ,TX,FL,MA,LA,PA,VA,OH,CA,GA,TN,SC,NC,VA.WV,CO HI, IN,AZ,IL,OR,NV,MO,AL,AR,KS,MD,OK,CT,RI,WI,MN,KY,ID,NE,WA,NH.
  • We also teach international to, Ontario ,Canada, Newfoundland ,Canada, Saskatoon ,Canada,British Columbia, Canada, PEI, Canada, MB, Canada, U.A.E. ,Turkey, P.R.,United Kingdom, Philippines,Germany.     
  • Conducted training sessions at the NAARSO annual safety forum and outreach seminars
  • Conducted training sessions for the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Amusement Corporation, CEO 1994 – Present 

  • Designer/Builder/Owner-Operator of multi-location amusement ride parks

Consultant/Expert Witness/Technical Services 1995 – Present

  • Amusement Ride Operations, Training, Operations Construction, Design,

Monroe Career & Technical Institute 2005 – Present

  • Adult Continuing Education and High School Instructor      

M & J Mechanical Service, CEO 1970 -1996 

  • Owned and operated mechanical maintenance company     

Plumber, Local 14, New Jersey 1978-1989 

  • Master Licensed Plumber/Supervisor            

  
EDUCATION/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
St. Peter’s College, New Jersey BS, Business Administration 1973- 1976

  • Social Psychology 

Kean University, New Jersey Masters Studies in Business/Marking 1976- 1978

  • Masters Studies in Teaching
  • Masters study in Social Psychology

Plumber’s Local 14, New Jersey Apprenticeship – Union Trades School 1977-1981
Temple University, Pennsylvania    Occupational Assessment Teaching Program 2005-2006
NAARSO – National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officials, 2000- Present

  • Level III Inspection Level II Operations

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