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||Hans Ahlgren, B.S., M.S., P.E. - Mechanical
Mr. Ahlgren has over 35 years of experience in designing,
engineering and managing the construction and expansion of petroleum, chemical
and pharmaceutical production facilities around the world for Exxon and Astra-Zeneca.
||Sarkis Barkhoudarian, B.S., M.S. - Electrical
Engineering / Remote & Non-Destructive Inspection
Mr. Barkhoudarian has over
35 years of industrial experience with GM, Detroit Edison, Bendix, Rockwell and
Boeing, and is now available to consult on instrumentation for automotive,
aerospace and utility systems. He specializes in manufacturing process control
and in-situ inspection. Mr. Barkhoudarian has chaired the SAE Condition
Monitoring System Conference and the NASA Strategic Avionics Instrumentation
Committee. He is listed in Who's Who in Science and Engineering.
||Gert F. Baumann, Ph.D. - Chemistry, Elastomers
& Materials Science
Dr. Baumann recently retired after 40 years with Bayer
AG and Mobay Chemical Company as Director for Environmental and Industry Issues.
He is a world-renowned chemist who has specialized in polycarbonates and
polyurethanes. He has chaired the steering committee for the Government-Industry
Joint Research Project to evaluate alternative foam blowing agents and has been
an advisor to the World Bank on rigid polyurethane foams for the appliance and
||Julie L. S. Bell, Ph.D. - Geochemistry &
Dr. Bell has extensive experience in the effects of
organic materials in soils, their disintegration over time, and their reaction
with metallic contaminants. She is skilled in interpreting and conducting a wide
range of analytical techniques and procedures used in the analysis of soils.
||Graham E. C.
Bell, Ph.D., P. E. - Corrosion
Dr. Bell's expertise includes the evaluation and design of cathodic
protection and other corrosion control measures for water and waste water
treatment plant equipment, water storage tanks, hydraulic elevator cylinders,
and buried fuel tanks. He also has special experience in electrochemistry,
corrosion monitoring, and the evaluation of residential plumbing problems.
||Kyle Bishop, B.A., M.P.H. - Asbestos &
Mr. Bishop has over 30 years of experience with
industry, government and laboratories in the identification, analysis and
evaluation of hazardous wastes, occupational health and environmental chemistry
problems. He has a Master's degree in Public Health and manages a laboratory
with NVL4P AIHA and CALELAP accreditation.
||Kenneth Bonesteel, B.S., P.E. - Water Resources
Evaluation & Management
Since 1986, Mr. Bonesteel has been Project
Engineer, Director of Operations, District Engineer, and Project Manager for the
West Kern Water District and the Kern Water Bank Authority. In these capacities,
he has planned, designed and managed the construction, administered water
resource facilities and negotiated water purchases, sales, transfers and
exchanges. He has prepared and instituted a Stringent Water Quality Plan,
Emergency Response Plan, and an SB198 Safety Plan.
Sandy Browne - Biomechanics, Automotive
Passenger Restraint Systems
Ms. Browne served for 10 years as an Investigator
for the National Transportation Safety Board and for ten years as a contract
Investigator for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Since 1992
she has been a independent consultant, primarily involved with litigation, in
the areas of biomechanics, seatbelt safety, child restraint systems, air bags,
motor vehicle conspicuity and accident reconstruction.
||William Buckingham, Jr. - Truck Fleet
Maintenance & Safety
Mr. Buckingham was with Chevron USA, Inc. (Southwest
Division) for 34 years in truck fleet maintenance procedures, accident
investigation, safety practices, mechanical failure analysis, vehicle fragment
identification, compliance regulations: D.O.T., B.l.T., C.A.R.B. and O.S.H.A.
For the past 17 years, he has been an independent industrial and litigation
||George J. Caird, B.S., P.E. - Accident
Investigation, Trucks & Trailers
Mr. Caird has over 35 years experience in
the design, manufacture, test and marketing of commercial trailers, including 9
years as Director of Engineering for Utility Trailers and 4 years as Chief
Engineer at Fruehauf. Since 1989, he has been an independent consultant to the
trailer industry and in litigation regarding truck and trailer accidents,
including investigation, reconstruction, failure analysis and human factors.
||Raymond Chace, R.E.A.,
C.S.P., P.E. - Safety
Mr. Chace has over 40 years of experience in the application of
safety principles to all phases of the construction, manufacturing and petroleum
industries, including training, compliance evaluation and accident
investigation, reconstruction and prevention. He is a Certified Safety
Professional and has consulted and testified in numerous litigation matters.
||LeRoy Crandall, B.S., P.E. - Soil Mechanics
& Foundation Engineering
Since the early 1940's, Mr. Crandall has been
active with major engineering and consulting companies on the West Coast,
including Dames & Moore, LeRoy Crandall & Associates and Law/Crandall.
In 1999, he formed Crandall Consultants, Inc. specializing in geotechnical
forensic engineering services.
||Matthew Creager, Ph.D.,
D.E.R. - Structural
Analysis & Damage Tolerance
Dr. Creager has over thirty-five years of
experience in structural analysis, finite element analysis, vibration, fatigue,
fracture mechanics, and damage tolerance of structures and components. He is
also experienced in obtaining structural certifications to meet U.S.A.F., F.A.A.
and N.A.S.A. requirements. Dr. Creager is an FAA Designated Engineering
Representative for Aircraft Structures.
||E. Phillip Dahlberg, Ph.D., P.E. -
Metallurgical Engineering & Materials Science
Dr. Dahlberg has over 30 years
of experience in a wide range of areas including the Naval Research Laboratory,
Universal Oil Products and Exxon Nuclear Co. He has also consulted in the areas
of failure analysis, structural serviceability of materials, industrial accident
causation, and product liability. He has published on the causes of pipeline
failures and heat exchanger problems. Dr. Dahlberg has worked extensively in
litigation matters as an expert witness.
||David F. Doyle, M.S., P.E. - Mechanical
Engineering / Pressure Vessels & Piping
Mr. Doyle is a mechanical design
engineer with over 12 years experience in facilities piping systems and pressure
vessel design (ASME Sec. VIII). He has been a pressure vessel specialist
throughout his career (including two pressure vessel manufacturers). Mr. Doyle
is also experienced in a wide variety of engineering studies, including fluid
flow and stress analysis.
||David A. Edson, B.S., P.E. - Mechanical
Engineer / Construction Project Manager
Mr. Edson has over 40 years of
experience in the design and construction of airport facilities, medical
centers, bulk fuel and pipeline storage systems, co-generation power plants,
desalinization facilities, fire protection pumping and distribution systems,
hydroelectric facilities, fossil fuel plants, power transmission lines, rocket
propulsion systems, including the handling and storage of fuels and oxidizers.
He is experienced in litigation procedures and has testified both in deposition
||Harvey L. Eidinoff, B.S., P.E. - Mechanical
Engineer / Airframe Structural Analysis
In his 40+ years of engineering
experience, Mr Eidinoff been responsible for the structural integrity of several
major airframe programs, including static and fatigue analysis, full-scale
testing and manufacture. He has developed and applied fatigue and fracture
mechanics methodology to the analysis and design of aerospace structural
||Bernard P. Faas, B.S. - Welding Metallurgy
over 40 years as a metallurgist and welding specialist in industry and as a
consultant to industrial and legal/insurance entities, Mr. Faas has acquired a
broad background in fabrication and repair procedures, evaluation of welds and
welding processes, inspection procedures and requirements, the application of
industrial codes and standards, and failure analysis and fracture evaluation.
Mr. Faas is also experienced in litigation matters.
||Morris S. Farkas, B.S., M.S., P.E. - Civil
Engineer & Safety Engineer
Mr. Farkas has over 25 years of experience in
safety, as a Bridge & Highway Engineer with CalTrans, as a Safety Engineer
with CalOSH, and as a Gas Pipeline & Electrical Safety Engineer with the
California P.U.C. The past 20 years he has been an industrial safety consultant,
including construction, demolition, and evaluation of warning labels and safety
instructions, and as an expert in litigation matters.
||Marc A. Firestone, Ph.D. - Accident
Reconstruction, Fire Cause & Origin, Criminal Investigations
After 20 years
with high technology industries, Dr. Firestone has been a forensic investigator
and consultant for the past 10 years, handling complex cases involving the
application of physical science and engineering principles. His cases have
ranged from slip/trip and fall, to vehicular accidents, from fire investigations
to criminal and ballistic matters. Dr. Firestone has consulted with numerous
private law firms, insurance companies and governmental agencies, including the
City of Los Angeles, the Public Defender's Office, CalTrans, and the State of
California Attorney General's Office.
||Eric P. Fox, B.S., M.S. - Statistical Analysis,
Experimental Design & Modeling
Mr. Fox consults in the area of applied
statistics with emphasis in data analysis, experimental design, and mathematical
modeling. He specializes in multi-variant statistical research and statistical
approaches to the analysis of complex systems, such as aircraft and rocket
engines, and corrosion studies. He is experienced in the preparation and
presentation of his work in litigation matters.
||Leon Gottlieb - Restaurant, Hotel &
Mr. Gottlieb has more than 40 years of hands-on
experience in all phases of the restaurant, hotel and franchising industries. He
was a Partner at IHOP & V.P. National Restaurant Operations, Site Selection
& Franchising. He was also President of the Copper Penny Family Restaurant
chain. Mr. Gottlieb has been an Instructor at UCLA for 26 years, a columnist for
Restaurant Business magazine, and has consulted extensively industrially and as
an expert for litigation.
||William G. Graves, B.S. - Physics; Computer
Mr. Graves has spent 34 in computers and software. He
personally authored two leading spreadsheets, including one for VisiCorp. As
president and lead programmer for his private corporation, he developed over 18
retail software packages including many on the bestseller lists. Mr. Graves has
worked with North American Rockwell, Booz-Allen, Xerox, RCA, and many other
major corporations, on real-time, satellite, entertainment, and PC systems. He
also consults on software management policies.
||Alvin Greenberg, Ph.D.,
Toxic/Hazardous Risk Assessment & Occupational Health
Dr. Greenberg has
worked for over twenty years in toxic substance risk assessment, hazardous waste
management, process safety management, pollution prevention, water quality, air
quality, and occupational health. Dr. Greenberg has been a consultant to several
governmental agencies as well as to industry and in litigation matters, was
appointed by the Governor to the California Occupational Safety & Health
Board, and was elected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists.
||Mohammad R. Hariri, B.S., M.S., P.E. - Civil
& Structural Engineering
Mr. Hariri has been designing residential,
commercial and industrial structures for twenty years, including the inspection
and retrofit of earthquake damaged structures. He has also been responsible for
the design of highway sign support systems, amusement rides, wind turbine
towers, and steel storage tanks.
||Ronald Heemeier, B.S.,
D.E.R. - Mechanical
Engineering / Aircraft Powerplants
Mr. Heemeier has extensive experience in the
design, construction, installation and maintenance of both piston and turbine
aircraft powerplants with Pratt & Whitney, American Airlines, TigerAir and
as a consultant. He has been a Designated Engineering Representative of the FAA
in the area of Powerplants since 1982.
||Kenneth H. Holko, P.E., B.S. - Materials
Engineer Specializing in Welding & Brazing
Mr. Holko's career has included
the entire landscape of welding, brazing and heat-treating of materials with
applications in aerospace, nuclear, gas turbines, medical implants, surgical
equipment, fossil-fuel fired pressure vessels, as well as commercial and
consumer goods, at NASA/Lewis, Rohr Industries, General Atomic Company, and as
the president of Hitech Metallurgical Co. During his career, he has received
numerous awards and commendations, including a NASA Special Achievement Award.
He has twelve patents granted or pending and many technical publications. He has
been an independent consultant for over 20 years and has had extensive
||Richard J. Hornick, Ph.D., C.P.E., FHF&E -
Human Factors & Ergonomics
Dr. Hornick's career includes managing the human
factors departments at Bostrom Corp., North American Aviation, Litton Industries
and Hughes Aircraft. He has been the President and is a Fellow of the Human
Factors and Ergonomics Society and is a Certified Professional Ergonomist. In
1980-82, he was appointed and served on a select team investigating the Three
Mile Island accident for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He has had extensive
||Kerri M. Howell, B.S., P.E. - Civil &
Ms. Howell has over 20 years of civil and corrosion
engineering experience including research, product development, planning,
design, construction, and inspection in the transportation and corrosion control
industries. She has specialized in corrosion evaluation and methods of reducing
or eliminating corrosion problems and has extensive experience in failure
analysis, teaching, and litigation consulting. Two of Ms. Howell's fortes are
cathodic protection and the corrosion of reinforcing steel in concrete.
William H. Isé, B.S. Engineering, J. D. –
Truck Accidents, Safety & Product Liability; Legal & Regulatory Issues
Mr. Isé has recently become a consultant after having served as general
counsel for a major, national manufacturer of heavy duty construction type
trucks, truck bodies and other products. He is available to consult on the
development of litigation strategies in truck and vehicle accident matters,
including concrete transit mixers and refuse packers, regulatory and legal
issues, safety, warnings and other factors affecting product liability. His
prior experience includes service with the United States Navy as a nuclear
propulsion engineer, chief engineer, deck watch officer, military judge,
judge advocate, and proctor in admiralty; admiralty trial attorney with the
United States Department of Justice; and senior trial attorney with a large
Southern California law firm.
William Jones, Ph.D., P.E., FASME
Jones has extensive experience in mechanical engineering of complex systems,
in stress analysis, and in the development and application of finite element
computer programs. His work includes thermal analysis, dynamic analysis,
non-linear analysis and the design and fabrication of pressure vessels to
ASME code. He has provided his technical support and engineering
consultation to many major companies, including Westinghouse, Hughes
Aircraft, General Electric, Solar Turbines, BP-ARCO, Honeywell and Kodak.
Dr. Jones has served as
White House Fellow in the President’s Office of Science and Technology
Policy, primarily on Homeland Defense, and in recognition of his outstanding
work in this area, has been awarded follow-on contracts to continue this
work. In recognition of the outstanding work that Dr. Jones has
accomplished during his career, he has been elected a Fellow of both ASME
and IAE. He has extensive litigation experience in product liability and
patent actions for both plaintiffs and defendants.
||Robert R. Judd, Ph.D. - Metallurgical
Engineering / Rolling Mills & Electrical Sheets
Dr. Judd has over 30 years
experience in process/product development, including tin mill products,
temperature and wear resistant materials, rolling mill rolls, molding grade
steel powder, electrical sheets and annealing furnaces. Failure analysis of a
wide variety of products has been a focus of much of his work. Dr. Judd also has
managed a business quality program based on statistical process control.
||Prof. Musa R. Kamal, Ph.D. - Chemical
Engineering / Molding of Plastics
Since 1961, Prof. Kamal has devoted his
scientific efforts in the understanding of polymers in terms of their chemistry,
structure, formability, manufacture and use. He has consulted for most of the
major chemical companies in North America and to the government of Morocco to
develop a five year industrial development plan. He is the holder of six patents
and has received many honors for his work, including being elected as a Fellow
of the Royal Society of Canada.
||Bahram Kapadia, Ph.D. - Metallurgical
Dr. Kapadia has over 35 years of industrial experience with U. S.
Steel Corporation and consulting in the development of special steel alloys,
heat treating and welding of steel, and the analysis of the failures of wrought
and cast alloys. He has chaired seminars and short courses in failure analysis
and is experienced in litigation.
||Lawrence Kashar, Ph.D.,
Metallurgical Engineering & Materials Science
Dr. Kashar has over forty
years of experience in metallurgical evaluations and alloy development, the
analysis of failures of both metallic and non-metallic components, materials
trade-off studies, contaminant identification and pollution analysis. He also
has over twenty years of litigation experience for both plaintiffs and
defendants in State and Federal courts across the country. Dr. Kashar has
recently been elected as a Fellow of the ASM (American Society for Materials
||Myron Kayton, Ph.D., P.E.,
Electrical & Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Kayton has over 40 years of experience with
industry, aerospace, and consulting in the areas of mechanical, electrical, and
instrumentation engineering with AVCO Research, C.S. Draper Labs, Litton
Guidance & Control, NASA-Johnson (Deputy Manager, Lunar Module Electronics)
and TRW Systems. He was President of the Aerospace and Electronics Systems
Society and is a Fellow of IEEE. He has had extensive experience in avionics and
in both product liability and patent litigation, such as16,000 volt oil-filled
switches, advertising sign electronics, automobile control modules, and avionic
||Karl B. Keller, B.S., M.B.A. - Electrical
Engineer / Computer Hardware & Software
For over 35 years Mr. Keller has
been involved in the design, testing and manufacture of a wide variety of
products and systems for industrial, medical, commercial and military clients.
His experience also includes extensive software development for microprocessors,
PC-based systems, and more complex operating environments.
||Willem J. Kernkamp, B.S., M.S.,
Aerodynamics & Aircraft Structures
Mr. Kernkamp specializes in aerodynamics
and aerodynamic loads analysis. He is a Designated Engineering Representative
for the F.A.A. in the area of Structural Certification. Mr. Kernkamp is also
experienced in finite element analysis and dynamic analysis, and has applied his
expertise on the design of the bulb keel of AStars and Stripes@ in the 1992
America's Cup, flutter analysis on the DC-8 and 707, and the capsizing of the
tug, TEMI IV, litigated before the High Court of the Netherlands.
||Louis D. Koshar, B.C.E., M.C.E., P. E. - Civil
& Structural Engineering
Mr. Koshar has a strong background in the planning,
design, and construction of multi-disciplined engineering projects. He has been
charged with the ultimate responsibility for engineering standards, design, and
construction engineering procedures and quality control of completed work. As
Chief Engineer for a major structural engineering company he interacts with the
project staff on key technical issues, reviews the suitability and feasibility
of designs and construction programs, and establishes procedures for quality
assurance and control. He has unusually broad experience in the design,
construction, inspection, and restoration of large complex structures including
bridges of all types and sizes, such as the Gramercy Bridge over the
||Martin M. Koshar, B.S. - Corporate &
Project Management / Mechanical Engineering
Mr. Koshar has over thirty-five
years of experience including management of corporate entities and major high
technology programs, including the turn-around of the Pershing missile program
to its successful conclusion and the LANTIRN airborne night vision program. He
specializes in technical and management program reviews and
||Harvey Kreitenberg - Plumbing & Fire
Mr. Kreitenberg has over 20 years experience as a
journeyman plumber and has licenses as a plumbing, automatic fire sprinkler, and
general contractor. In addition, he is a Certified Plumbing Inspector, a
Certified Mechanical Inspector and a Certified Plumbing Code Specialist, and is
an experienced litigation investigator and expert witness in these areas.
||Gordon E. Lakso, B.S., M.S., P.E. -
Metallurgical Engineering & Materials Science
Mr. Lakso has over 30 years of
experience in metallurgy with U.S. Army Ordnance, Airco Vacuum Metals, as Chief
Metallurgist for Anamet Laboratories, and as an independent consultant. His work
has included almost every aspect of metallurgy and materials science. He has
specialized in the analysis of failures for both industry and litigation.
||Herman Light - Bus Engineering I Accident
Mr. Light has over 40 years of experience in the design, engineering,
manufacture, maintenance, and accident reconstruction of buses, including safety
standards and quality control of school buses. He is experienced in the
preparation of cases for trial and with deposition and court testimony.
||Holger Lukas, B.S., P.E.,
C.C.P. - Turbine
Engines & Power Generation
Mr. Lukas has over 30 years of experience in
power plant design, maintenance, trouble shooting and failure analysis. He has
been a USCG licensed Marine Engineer, and is experienced in litigation. Mr.
Lukas' work has covered land based power generation and co-generation, and
industrial and aero-derivative gas turbines, including their fuels, lubrication,
accessory systems, and operating efficiency. He is a Certified Co-generation
||Douglas E. McCormac, B.S. - International
Commerce I Business Practices / Electronics
Mr. McCormac has over 35 years
experience in the design, manufacture and testing of Semiconductors and
Electronic Systems for Commercial and Aerospace applications. For 20
years he ran a medium sized company that he founded which specialized in the
design, production and sales of high tech products and technical services to the
world's aerospace industries. He has served on U.S. Government Advisory Groups
for the regulation of high tech exports. Over his career he has specialized in
entrepreneurial business creation, the evaluation of product for reliability and
serviceability, and the analysis of, and corrective action on, product failures.
||Prof. Kenneth C. Mills, Ph.D. - Metallurgical
Thermodynamics I Steelmaking & Welding
An internationally recognized expert
with more than 30 years experience in thermodynamics, steelmaking and welding,
Prof. Mills has been the UK representative on the European Coal and Steel
Community Committee and has acted as Coordinator for five ECM Commission
projects as diversified as coke manufacture, continuous casting, and automatic
||Frank F. Mittricker, B.S., M.S. - New Business
Mr. Mittricker's background in engineering and many years of
industrial development experience has led him to a successful career in
generating and developing new business models for various subsidiaries of Exxon
and for his own entrepreneurial enterprises (Napa Valley winery, etc.).
M. Russell Nester
Mr. Nester is a Professional Engineer with an unusually broad spectrum of
experience. He has designed highway bridges, tunnels, tanks, towers,
buildings, blast-resistant structures and rocket test stands. He had also
designed seismic repairs and retrofits of modern, historical and archaic
buildings. As a geotechnical engineer, he has performed site studies for
and designed earth dams, thermal energy storage systems, large crane
foundations and high-speed turbine foundations. As a civil engineer, Mr.
Nester has designed highways, private roads and performed storm water
In the past ten years,
Mr. Nester has focused on advancing the state-of-practice of
earthquake-resistant structural design in both new and retrofit projects and
has published internationally on his work. He also has extensive
experience as a consultant and expert witness for both plaintiffs and
||Robert Kirk Odian, B.S., M.S., P.E.,
Mr. Odian has a wide range of experience
in both industrial and litigation consulting, including such unusual projects as
the structural and dynamic analysis of spacecraft for NASA and DOD, structural
integrity programs for the USAF, Supplemental Type Certification programs as a
Designated Engineering Representative for the FAA, and finite element analysis,
fracture mechanics and fatigue crack growth calculations on failure analyses.
||James V. Ouellet, B.A., M.A. - Motorcycle
Accident Analysis / Motorcycle Helmet Safety
Mr. Ouellet was one of the
principal researchers in the USC motorcycle safety project, and has extensive
experienced in motorcycle accident reconstruction, biomechanics, and injury
pattern analysis for both research and litigation purposes. He has specialized
in motorcycle helmet testing & evaluation.
||Praful P. Patel, Ph.D., P.E. - Metallurgical
Engineering / Risk Assessment
Dr. Patel has over 20 years of industrial
experience specializing in failure analysis and metallurgical field inspections
of large industrial equipment, such as power plants, petroleum refineries, pulp
& paper producers, and chemical plant pressure vessels. For a large
insurance group, he was the project manager for engineering risk assessment and
statutory inspections of insured equipment. Dr. Patel directed technical support
of engineering underwriters, loss adjusters, engineering surveyors, and
||Anthony L. Paul, - Forensic Ballistics
has over 30 years of experience with major law enforcement agencies and has
specialized in firearms examinations, ballistics and other, related, forensic
services. He has extensive litigation and trial experience.
||C. L. (Chip)
Pedersen, B.S. Aerospace Engineering
Mr. Pedersen has been working in computer animation for over 20 years,
producing videos of satellite systems, the Space Station video for the Space
Station Exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum and interactive games for SONY
PlayStation. Since 1997, he has been providing storyboards, 2D/3D
modeling/animation and video generation for litigation matters including
truck-vehicle intersection collisions, motorcycle accidents, and biometric
and biomechanics animation.
||Stanley Pinel, B.S., M.S., P.E. - Mechanical
Mr. Pinel has over 30 years of industrial and consulting experience
primarily in the area of the design, test and fabrication of roller bearings and
rotating machinery. For many years he managed the R & D laboratory of a high
technology roller bearing manufacturer, and as such, designed, analyzed, tested
and selected bearings for specific applications.
||Elozor Plotke, B.S., M.S., P.E. - Electrical
& Systems Engineering
Mr. Plotke has had extensive experience in the
mechanical and electrical engineering of complex, high technology systems for
national defense, communications, and consumer products. He is particularly
expert in solving complex system problems, and finding the cause and corrective
action for system failures.
||Charles Mark Recard, B.S. - Mechanical
Engineering / Construction & Hoisting Systems
Mr. Recard has over 25 years
experience in the design, manufacture, maintenance, and safety procedures of
construction equipment, cranes, hoists and aerial work platforms. He conducts
operator and trainer training programs for manufacturers and users of
construction equipment. Mr. Recard has given expert testimony on the design,
maintenance, and usage of equipment, safety, and fall protection.
E. Reynolds, B. S. Electrical & Mechanical
Engineering; CFPE ; P. E.
Since 1969, Mr. Reynolds has been involved in the engineering, design,
and development of aerial lift equipment, insulated and non-insulated, both
truck mounted and non-truck mounted. He is also experienced with trailers,
diggers, derricks and cranes. He is currently a member of ISO/TC 214 US
TAG committee, ASC (ANSI A92 & A92.2) and he has served on the ANSI/SIA
A92.2-CSA C225 Harmonization working group committee for the aerial types
of equipment. Mr. Reynolds has testified in deposition and trial and is an
active consulting design engineer.
Rosenbluth, B.S., M.S. - Electrical Engineering / Analysis of Electronic and
Computer Vehicle Controls
Mr. Rosenbluth has over 40 years experience with complex electro-mechanical,
electronic and computer components and systems. He held various technical
positions at IBM, Hazeltine and Grumman before starting his consulting
practice in 1986. As a consultant, he has specialized in the analysis of
crash-related vehicle electronic data (black-box data), and has developed
specialized testing techniques and methods for this work.
Mr. Rosenbluth has also designed and implemented several proprietary data
analysis and interrogation tools that provide more detailed vehicle
information than is normally available with commercial or dealer-level
vehicle test equipment. These systems include DATAQ, a data-acquisition
system that performs as a "flight recorder" for vehicle road tests, and
special EEPROM data upload/download interfaces, specifically for vehicle
SRS/air bag and ABS computers. He has authored a book entitled,
"Investigation and Interpretation of Black Box Data in Automobiles", which
was jointly published by the ASTM and SAE in 2001.
||Ram B. Roy, B.S., M.S. - Metallurgical
Engineering / Nuclear & Fuel Cells
Mr. Roy's 30 years of expertise includes
the development and evaluation of specialized materials for both nuclear and
fuel cell applications and corrosion resistant materials for various
corporations and governmental entities in Sweden, France, U.K. and the U.S.
||Prof. Mark S. Sanders, Ph.D., CHFP - Human
Factors & Ergonomics
Since 1971, Prof. Sanders has been engaged in research,
teaching and consulting in human factors and ergonomics. He is Past-President
and a Fellow of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, as well as a Certified
Human Factors Professional. He has written extensively in this field, including
being the senior author of the widely used textbook, Human Factors in
Engineering and Design, McGraw-Hill. Prof. Sanders has extensive experience in
the application of human factors to accident reconstruction and litigation.
||Benedict Schlefelbein, Ph.D. - Chemistry
over 25 years, Dr. Schlefelbein has specialized in micro-chemistry and materials
problem solving in areas such as the evaluation of cement products, asbestos
identification and mineral wool performance.
||William F. Schultheis, B.S., P.E. - Fires &
Since 1976, Mr. Schultheis has been engaged as
a forensic engineer in the investigation and analysis of fires and explosions,
including the Elk Hills Blowout, the MGM Grand Hotel, One Meridian Plaza
(Philadelphia) and the Redondo Beach Pier. He acts as a consultant to many Fire
Departments and corporations. He is a licensed Safety Engineer and a Certified
Fire Investigator, with extensive litigation experience.
Schutzberger, B.S., M.B.A. – Electrical-Mechanical-Hydraulic Systems
Mr. Schutzberger has been involved for over 35 years with the design,
manufacture, test and analysis of high technology equipment including
individual components, satellites, launch vehicles and space flight systems.
He presently serves as the NASA Headquarters Technical Assistant for Program
Management with oversight authority on NASA robotic missions. He previously
has been a member of the Space Launch Range Safety Committee of the National
Academy of Sciences, analyzed early designs for the Space Telescope and
Earth Observing System Satellites, and has consulted with Lloyd’s for
assessing satellite launch risks. His broad background has been a key
element in the analysis and correction of malfunctions of equipment both in
space projects and earth-bound transportation equipment.
Shahram Sheybany, Ph.D.
Dr. Sheybany has specialized in the failure analysis and corrosion of metals
and alloys, including fracture analysis, high and low temperature oxidation
and corrosion, corrosion protection, and microstructure-properties
In his own laboratory,
he has available for himself and his clients a complete metallurgical
evaluation facility featuring the largest scanning electron microscope
chamber available West of the Mississippi. He has extensive experience in
the use of the electron microscope and other sophisticated analytical
techniques that are required to obtain the data necessary for a thorough
examination of product defect claims, and has done so for both plaintiffs
||Michael Strizich - Microelectronic Failure
Analysis & Quality Assurance
Mr. Strizich has been in charge of major
microelectronic and aerospace laboratories tasked with determining the root
cause of component and assembly problems, recommending corrective action, and
developing procedures for determining whether a particular production lot will
exhibit the long term reliability desired.
||Robert Tarozzi, B.S., M.S. - Automotive
Engineer / Accident Reconstruction
Since 1965 Mr. Tarozzi has been involved in
the design, development and manufacture of a variety of production and racing
automotive vehicles and engines. He has broad litigation experience in the
inspection of accident vehicles and reconstruction of complex automobile
||Ralph N. Todd, B.S. - Mechanical Engineer /
Vehicular Accident Reconstruction
From the mid-1960's to the mid-1980's, Mr.
Todd worked for several major automobile and race car manufacturers in the U.S.
and internationally in design, dynamic analysis, and testing to ensure
compliance with FMVSS. Since 1987, he has been a consultant specializing in
accident reconstruction to determine vehicle dynamics and accident causation.
||Anthony J. Vilante, B.S.,
D.E.R. - Aircraft
Since 1985, Mr. Vilante has worked for major commercial passenger
airlines and turbojet engine repair and overhaul facilities. In these positions
he has interfaced with engine OEM, designed and analyzed components and sections
of engines, performed engine monitoring and performance studies, and was
responsible for the design and certification of the Jetcruzer 500 composite
aircraft. He is a designated engineering representative (DER) for the FAA for
||May T. Wong, Ph.D. - Chemistry
Dr. Wong has had over 15 years experience in chemical identification,
failure analysis and problem solving in plastics and rubbers, medical devices,
electronic materials, adhesives and coatings, oils and lubricants, cosmetics,
contamination control, and CFC (ODP) alternatives. She is also experienced in
evidence inspection and analysis, trial preparation, and testimony.