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Engineering Product Design Failure Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Mechanical Engineering, Component design, Assembly Methods, Mechanical System Design, Product Design Failure, Equipment design failure, Product Design Engineering Consulting, Technical Development, Product Concepts, Electronic Kiosk Hardware, software design, Manufacturing System Design, Management, Manufacturing Process Development, Equipment Improvements, Accident Reconstruction Vehicular Systems, Passenger Restraint, Airbag, Seatbelt Systems, Mechanical systems, Vehicular systems, Accident Reconstruction, Equipment Design,


He has nearly 40 years experience in engineering and technology applications for business. Those include concept and prototype development; machine design & 3D CAD; stereo lithography modeling, capital spending and appropriation planning; new product development; manufacturing capacity assessment; materials research and improvement; and strategic cost analysis. He has developed tooling methods, processes and equipment.


  • BSME, Univ. Missouri at Rolla, 1966
  • MSME, Univ. Missouri at Rolla, 1968
  • 70 Seminars in management and technical subjects

Product and Equipment Design

  • Component design and assembly methods
  • Mechanical system design
  • Product design and failure
  • Equipment design and failure
  • Product design and engineering consulting
  • Technical development
  • Product concepts
  • Electronic kiosk hardware and software design
  • Manufacturing system design and management
  • Manufacturing process development
  • Equipment improvements

Accident Reconstruction and Vehicular Systems

  • Passenger Restraint (airbag, Seatbelt) systems
  • Mechanical systems
  • Vehicular systems
  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Equipment design and failure


Available Upon Request

Professional Registrations and Memberships

  • PE – Professional Engineer in Missouri and Ohio.
  • ACTAR – Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction
  • The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (Communications chair-1997; past chairs — chairman, second and third vice-chairman, advisory board, programs, bulletin, secretary)
  • The National Society of Professional Engineers
  • The Missouri Society of Professional Engineers
  • The Project Management Institute; President, 2001
  • Society of Automotive Engineers
  • Who’s Who in The Midwest 1987
  • Pi Tau Sigma
  • Tau Beta
  • Phi Kappa Phi

Work Experience

Kansas City, Missouri, 2003 – Present
Sr. Consultant

Research Institute, Kansas City, Missouri, 1998-Present
Principal Engineer; sampling and testing system design

Engineering, Kansas City, Missouri, 1997-1998
Owner and Mechanical Engineer, product design and engineering consulting services

Hallmark Card Corporation, Kansas City, Missouri, 1971-1997
Senior Development Engineer, (1987-1997)
Responsible for technical development of new product concepts.
Equipment Development Manager, (1981-1987)
Responsible for developing manufacturing systems and processes, and directing six senior level engineers to reduce costs, implement new products, improve safety and quality, and insure environmental compliance.
Metal Graphics Research Manager, (1976-1981)
Responsible for developing all tooling methods, processes and equipment, and directing 13 senior-level engineers and technicians.
Senior Equipment Engineer, (1971-1976)
Responsible for developing machines for production.

Booz Allen and  Hamilton, Design and Dev., Inc., Cleveland, Ohio 1968-1971
Senior Engineer
Responsible for invention and development of new processes, products and machines.

University Of Missouri At Rolla, Rolla, Missouri, 1966-1968
Mechanical Instrumentation Laboratory courses

General Motors Proving Grounds, Milford, Michigan, 1966
Project Engineer
Designed instruments; tire blowout, roll and pitch, braking time

University Of Missouri-Columbia, Truman Campus, Independence, MO, 1987
Adjunct Professor
Solar Energy Engineering