Industrial Mechanical Engineer Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Engineer, Engineering, Industrial Engineer, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Accidents, Forklift Accidents, Crane Accidents, Construction Accidents, Construction Machinery Accidents, Machinery Failures, Machinery Guarding, Design of Manufacturing Machinery, Performance on Production Machinery, CNC Manufacturing Machinery, Man Lifts, Man Lift Accidents, Scissors Lifts, Scissors Lift Accident, Plant Layout, Plant Relocation Costs, Plant Relocation Savings, Time Motion Study, Labor Savings, Material Handling, Material Handling Accidents, Truck Loading, Truck Unloading, OSHA Regulations, Lock Out Procedures, Design of Manufacturing Facilities, Project Management, Manufacturing Engineering, Quality Control, Production Control, Industrial Ventilation, Industrial Feasiblity Studies, Heavy Equipment, Product Liability,

Expert Witness No.1670



1970, Bachelor of science in Industrial Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington

Maynard Management Institute- Methods Engineering

UCSD-HVAC System Design

UCSD-HVAC Load Calculation

SDSU-Construction Cost Estimating and Admin

Awards and Certificates

Building Industry Association- Award of Excellence, Best Single Tenant Industrial Building

Dupont Safety Training for Supervisors

NASSCO Achiever Award

Professional Registration

Registered Professional Industrial Engineer in California

Registered Professional Mechanical Engineer in California

Professional Experience

Expert 1670 has over thirty-four years of professional experience in the professions of Industrial, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.  He has worked in the Aerospace, Nuclear, Shipbuilding, and Computer Industries.  He has owned his own Consulting Engineering Firm for more than nineteen years.  He has extensive experience in the areas of: Plant Layout, Material handling, Quality Control, Machine Design, Feasibility Studies, Manufacturing Cost Estimating, Construction Cost Estimating, Custom Equipment design, and Plant Relocation.

Additional Areas of Expertise

Forklift Trucks, Experience relating to the safe operation and proper design of forklift trucks under all operating and load conditions, indoors and outdoors.

Manlifts and Scissorlifts, Safe operation and maintenance of all types of manlifts and sissorlifts.  Also equipment failures due to improper maintenance or design

Trucks, The loading, unloading, and securing of all types of loads, including flat beds, vans, hoppers, etc.  The design of the trucks and trailers themselves in regard to safety platforms, ladders, ease of loading, suitability as to the task, etc.  Also, the operation of dock leveling equipment.

Heavy Equipment, Design, evaluation of owner-made modifications, proper maintenance procedures, and safe operation of heavy equipment which includes:  tractors, bulldozers, graders, mobile cranes, water trucks, etc.

Overhead Cranes, Experienced in the design of overhead cranes and their related equipment such as hooks, magnetic beams, spreader bars, vacuum lifts, chains, crane certification, testing, operator training, and safe operation.

Lock-out Procedures, The procedures and practice of lock-out of equipment for the purpose of maintenance or in the case of breakdown.  These procedures prevent the inadvertent operation of the machines at a time when it is dangerous to people performing maintenance.

Powered Conveyors, The design, operation, loading, and unloading of powered and gravity conveyors.  These types of conveyors include: roller, chain, belt, bucket, screw, and vertical lifting.

Quality and Process Control, The design and evaluation of quality control systems and the operation of these systems.  Also the design, implementation and operation of process control systems for manufacturing plants.

Product Liability, The evaluation of the above mentioned types of equipment to determine their product liability in regards to their design and manufacture.

Machine Guarding, Evaluation of machine and equipment guards in regards to OSHA requirements and general safety practices.

Industrial / Construction Accidents-OSHA, The violation of OSHA regulations as to the cause of accidents

Professional Organizations

Society of Manufacturing Engineers

American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers, Member

American Society of Mechanical Engineers