With respect to Mechanical Engineering, I have extensive product liability & failure analysis experience and have investigated losses involving water loss/moisture intrusion, consumer products, ladders, autos, trucks, trains, industrial/manufacturing equipment, agricultural equipment, construction equipment, fuel-fired appliances, and HVAC equipment. I am a product design and product warning expert. In addition, I have in excess of a quarter-century of machine and product design experience Including but not limited to heavy duty agricultural equipment, automated machinery, power tools (nail drivers), and portions of the National Missile Defense ("Star Wars") program.
Within the field of Fire Protection Engineering, I have expertise in fire causation analysis of equipment (furnaces, boilers, water heaters, vehicles, fuel systems, and design/failure analysis of fire sprinkler, fire suppression, and fire alarm systems, and have experience conducting litigation support services, plan reviewing, code consulting, and computational fluid mechanics fire modeling (CFD). I am a Member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Technical Committee on Dry and Wet Chemical Extinguishing Systems (NFPA 17 & 17A). I have been awarded with patents for a fire safety product I conceived, developed, and manufacture.
I was employed as an automobile technician for five years prior to becoming an engineer. The hands-on experience has proven itself to be extremely beneficial in the realm of performing forensic investigations. Please feel free to contact me at 708-870-3100 anytime.