Ride Accident Reconstruction Investigation Operations Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Design Construction Management Operations Maintenance Amusement Park Facilities Construction Industry, Mechanical Contractor, All Aspects Of Development Operation Amusement Parks, Go-Kart, Rides, Amusement Park Rides

QUALIFICATION HIGHLIGHTS

Twenty seven 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
  • NAARSO Vice President 2018
  • 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

  • Pocono Mountain 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
  • Social Psychology
  • BS, Business Administration – 1973- 1976
  • Kean University, New Jersey
  • Masters Studies in Teaching
  • Masters Studies in Business/Marking – 1976- 1978
  • 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
  • Level III Inspection Level II Operations – 2000- Present

 

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