Marine Diesel Mechanical Engineer Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Emergency, Diesel power generation, Failures, Overhaul maintenance, Fuels lubricants, Rotating mechanical equipment, Refrigeration chill water systems, Marine Engineering

Expert No. 208


•    Senior Reactor Operator Certification (SONGS)    
•    Qualified Shift Technical Advisor (STA)
•    Bachelor degree in Marine Engineering and Master of Business Administration degree
•    12 years experience with SONGS programs associated with the Emergency Diesel Generators
•    Lead engineer for major EDG maintenance and design change projects.  
•    Implemented EDG engine analysis program (INPO recognized best practice)
•    Presented technical justification to nuclear industry for use of Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) fuel
•    Co-chairman of ESI-EMD (EDG) Owners Group


San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS):
Shift Technical Advisor crew A, 7/2009 to present
o    Cognizant engineer for Emergency Diesel Generators (EDG), 5/97 to 6/2009
o    Performed  comprehensive revisions to all EDG maintenance activities and life cycle    
      management programs   
o    Lead engineer for underground  fuel oil storage tank lining project, including specification
      work, bid review and generating procedural guidance    
o    Lead engineer and planner for  major  engine overhauls (12 year disassembly of EDGs) which 
      included coordination of vendor work with multiple SONGS craft activities 
o    implemented condition monitoring program for the EDG
o    Addressed all immediate EDG operability issues

U.S. Navy: Consulting Engineer, American Management Systems; Arlington VA. 10/91 to 5/97
o     Managed the life cycle maintenance programs for LHA and LST class ships
o     Planned major ship repair and modifications, including work scope, generating specifications,     
       and estimating costs for budget adherence.
o     Executed major shipyard repairs within budget provided and on time to meet deployment
o     Lead engineer for hull, mechanical and electrical technical issues and work scope modifications

•    Senior Reactor Operator Certification, SONGS.    
•    M.B.A., Webster University, San Diego, CA.
•    B.S. Marine Engineering Technology-California Maritime Academy, Vallejo, CA.
•    29 units of engineering courses at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA.


•    Professional Engineer, Mechanical. CA
•    U.S. Coast Guard Chief Engineer of Any Vessel


•    Woodward Governor Controls
•    Basler Voltage Regulators
•    Gas Turbines
•    Dynalco Engine Analysis