Transit Maintenance Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Maintenance Auditor


1973-1979 Golden West College General education courses, area of concentration in Philosophy, Logic, Psychology
1979-1980 California State University Philosophy Major, Area of study, Logic symbolic and analytical. 1991 University of Southern California School of Business Administration Operations Supervisors Lead Management Development extension course

Professional Training

DOT Bus Accident Investigation

Zinger Miller Total Quality Management Course

Emissions testing Certified EPA Diesel

Hazcom – MSDS / labeling & Hazcom Coordinator

Safety meeting education on MSDS

Radio procedures, Emergency handling procedures, passenger relations

Bendix Brake School

Arc and torch welding school

RTS Power Steering & Alignment School

GMC Engine & transmission school

Air Conditioning & Refrigeration School

Hydraulics & Pneumatics School

Holms Towing & Recovery School


2003 to Present Maintenance Auditor – Transit Resource Center
Maintenance Auditor provides clients with in-depth analysis and recommendations for improving specifications, maintenance systems, operating procedures, performance benchmarks, productivity guidelines and regulatory compliance.

1983-2003 Spokane Transit Authority, Spokane, WA Worked in jobs of progressive responsibility in his 20 years at STA, including Interim Vehicle Maintenance Manger, Senior Foreman, and Journey Level First Class Mechanic Providing progress reports to management on training and the on going functions of the Maintenance Department, Prepared statistical analyses of the Fleet Maintenance and department operations and fleet operational cost and failure analyses of components, Coordinated with the Department of Ecology for fleet emissions testing and reporting, Prepared new vehicle specifications and review approved equals on bid request, Assisted in the interview and selection of new employees for the maintenance department, Established training evolutions for Maintenance employees, Conducted quarterly audits of the vendor for Para transit weekend service provider, Investigated and generate subsequent accident and incident reports of accidents involving transit equipment, vehicles and personnel, Coordinated the repair of defects, breakdowns and damages to all transit vehicles and the instruction of new employees in vehicle maintenance procedures and techniques

1973-1981 Southern California Rapid Transit District Los Angeles California Supervised the inspection and maintenance of all transit vehicles, responsible for all phases of fleet maintenance, Acted as a direct line of communication between the Division Maintenance Superintendent and maintenance personnel, provided on the job training of personnel, Monitored standards of safety and cleanliness for building, grounds and equipment, Supervised and scheduled vehicle inspections, coordinated the repair of defects, breakdowns and damages to all transit vehicles, instructed new employees in vehicle maintenance procedures and techniques. Submitted progress reports to the Division Maintenance Superintendent on training and the on going functions of the maintenance department, Prepared work schedules and assignments, worked with the Transportation Department in solving problems thus increasing the daily operations effectiveness in meeting operational needs, Investigated and generated subsequent accident reports of accidents involving transit equipment, vehicles and personnel

Failure analyses of component parts of transit vehicles, accident investigation, preventive maintenance program development, life cycle costing and hazardous materials program development


Transit insurance pool Olympia WA Effective shop management and life cycle costing for transit vehicles and components