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Engineer Vehicular Investigation Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Engineer, Automobile, Investigations, Analysis, Biomechanics, Mechanical Systems, Mechanical Systems Design, Mechanical Systems Analysis, Truck Reconstruction, Motorcycle Reconstruction, Pedestrian Versus Vehicle, Machine Failure Analysis, Machine Design, Vehicle Fires, Slip Fall, Automobile Failure Analysis, Motorcycle Failure Analysis, Truck Failure Analysis, Consumer Products, Van Phantom Vehicle, Single Car Crash, Chain Reaction Auto Crash, Tractor Trailer Crossing, Rear Ended, Driver Ejection, Outrigger Sideswipe, Traffic Calmer, Heavy Equipment Trailer, Motorcycle, Cement Truck, Pedestrian, Electrical Failure, Low Speed Rear Crash, Multi Vehicle Crashes, Rear End Chain Reaction, Truck Passing Automobile, Four Wheel SUV, Utility Vehicle Crash, Rollover, Pedestrian Hit Run, Traffic Light Analysis, Intersection Crash, SUV, Tire Failure, Tires, Seat Belts,

Expert Witness No.1682

Education

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Bachelors Science Mechanical Engineering (BSME)    1995

Santa Fe College, Gainesville, FL
Associates of Science, Computer Electronics Technology, with Honors     1988

Licenses, Certifications and Training

  • Professional Engineer: Florida
  • CDL Class C Commercial Drivers License; Passenger Endorsement, Motorcycle Endorsement
  • Private Pilot, SEL
  • ASE Certified Master Medium and Heavy-Duty Truck Technician
  • ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician

Professional Practice

Expert 1682 Consulting, LLC, Gainesville, FL   
Engineer of Record, Principal 2010

  • Automotive, truck and motorcycle system and component analysis
  • Vehicle preventative maintenance and inspection
  • Investigation, download and interpretation of event data recorder data in automobiles and heavy-duty trucks
  • Vehicular crash investigation and analysis
  • Mechanical systems analysis
  • Vehicle fires
  • Machine guarding
  • Codes and standards
  • Rechargeable cell manufacture, design and failure analysis   
  • Participate in the evaluation construction defects claims made per Florida Statute 558, Construction Defects. 

Proctor Engineering Research and Consulting, Alachua, FL
Project Engineer of Record 2006

  • Automotive, truck and motorcycle system and component analysis
  • Vehicle preventative maintenance and inspection
  • Investigation, download and interpretation of event data recorder data in automobiles and heavy-duty trucks
  • Vehicular crash investigation and analysis
  • Mechanical systems analysis
  • Vehicle fires
  • Machine guarding
  • Codes and standards
  • Rechargeable cell manufacture, design and failure analysis   

Trenton High School Automotive Technology Program

  • Automotive Instructor, NATEF-Certified Program 2006

Private Consulting Practice, Gainesville, FL

  • Engineer of Record    2005

College

  • Adjunct Instructor, Automotive Technology 2004 – Present

Proctor Engineering Research and Consulting, Alachua, FL

  • Staff Engineer 2003

Exponent Failure Analysis, Gainesville, FL

  • Staff Engineer 2001

Harding ESE   

  • Staff Engineer 2000

Energizer Power Systems       

  • Project Manager and Engineer 1996

Environmental Science and Engineering

  • Engineer 1995

Vehicle Technician:  Automobiles, medium and heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles 1976

Past Certifications

  • Engineering Dynamics Corporation (EDC): Certificated Completion of Crash Simulation and Reconstruction Course.
  • General Motors Training (1985)
  • OSHA 40-hour Haz-wopper training (2001) OSHA requirements for training of personnel engaged in hazardous waste operations as outlined in 29
  • CFR 1910.120, including removal or handling of underground tanks and/or piping, contaminated soil and/or groundwater, subsurface investigations, construction work in which hazardous materials may potentially be present, encountered, prepared, packaged, labeled, marked, stored, shipped for disposal, or any facility wherein hazardous wastes are treated, stored, or disposed.
  • State of Florida Teaching Certificate (2006)

Patents and Awards

Available Upon Request

Professional Affiliation

  • Society of Automotive Engineers
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Senior Chair, Gator Section (2002-2004)
  • American Society of Safety Engineers
  • Engineers Without Borders

Areas of Court Qualification

  • Automotive maintenance
  • Automotive systems
  • Automotive system failure analysis
  • Vehicle fires

Professional Development

  • Florida Board Rules and Laws for Engineers (2007, 2009)
  • Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings (2006)
  • Overview of ISO Systems (2009)
  • OSHA 3075 Controlling Electrical Hazards (2009)
  • SAE World Congress 2008-Present

Community Service

  • Santa Fe College Community Education Instructor Automotive Technology
  • Automotive Technology Advisory Committee, Santa Fe College
  • Annual Guest Lecturer Eastside High School
  • National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, Inc. Evaluation Team, Santa Fe Community College
  • Guest Lecturer, Santa Fe College EMT program
  • Science Fair Judge, Alachua County Schools
  • Math and Reading Tutor, Hunt House, Newberry Florida
  • Citizen Volunteer, Florida Department of Corrections
  • Advisor, Rebuilding Together
  • Advisor, Methodist Habitat, Eleuthera, Bahamas: Solar energy engineering

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