Causey Engineering LLC

Causey Engineering LLC

Gerald Hietpas, PE

PO Box 341057-0018 Austin, TX 78734

About the Expert

Our Experts are professionals with hands-on Industrial and Construction, office and field experience. They are trained in Forensic Engineering, have a broad scope of knowledge in the Petroleum, Natural Gas, and Petrochemicals Industries, and apply their knowledge to assist the Trier of Fact.

Areas of Expertise

Chemistry & Chemicals
Construction Claims
Food Manufacturing
Industrial Hygiene
Intellectual Property
Ladders & Scaffolds
Machinery & Industrial Equipment
Materials Handling
Petroleum / Natural Gas / Petrochemicals
Products Liability
Pulp and Paper Industry
Safety OSHA
Supply Chain & Warehousing
Wood & Lumber

Expert's Profile

Areas of expertise include patents & intellectual property, drilling, natural gas, petroleum, oil & gas production, petrochemical, chemical plants, refineries, power stations, co-generation, pulp & paper, logging & forestry, lumber and wood products, food manufacturing, electronics manufacturing, plastics, metals, machine & tool design, packaging, materials handling, transportation, warehousing, and industrial construction.

Available worldwide for plaintiff and defense clients.

You may also contact cell phone number, which is (512) 589-6746.

For more details, please see our website.

Personal Achievements


  • University of Wisconsin, Madison - B. S. Mechanical Engineering;
  • University of Houston - MBA, Finance


  • Professional Engineer: Currently registered as a P.E. in 10 states - California, Michigan, Texas, Wisconsin, Virginia, Illinois, Louisiana, Alabama, Idaho, and Washington, and with the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying.

Special Training

  • Kraft Foods Seminars - Design against Pathogens;
  • University of Texas School of Law - Basic Mediation Training;
  • National Academy of Forensic Engineers - Various Seminars;
  • Scaffold Training Institute - Certified as Competent Person/Builder;
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Certified in ASME B31.3 Process Piping Design


  • ASME American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Member
  • City of Lakeway Municipal Utility District, Board of Directors, Engineering and Operations Committee, and Land Committee
  • NAFE National Academy of Forensic Engineers, Member
  • NSPE Member of the National Society of Professional Engineers
  • TAPPI Member of the Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Industry employees. Served in various leadership positions on the local and national levels
  • TSPE Member of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers
  • CAF Connect Africa Foundation, Sponsor


  • "Pulp & Paper Industry Overview ", prepared for Dresser/Worthington Pumps.
  • A Lawyers Guide to Hiring a Forensic Industrial Engineer", published November, 2007 in "LexisNexis Mealys Product Liability & Risk Newsletter
  • “FE Testimony in an Oil & Gas Patent Case”, prepared for NAFE seminar, January, 2009.
  • “Forensic Engineering Testimony in an Oil & Gas Patent Case”, published in June 2009 “NAFE Journal”.
  • “Reader Makes Water Policy Suggestions”, published January 13, 2011 in “Viewpoints: Lake Travis View”.
  • “Connecting on a Safe Attitude”, published October 2011, ASSE Newsletter “The Compass”.

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Listed in the Following States

Causey Engineering LLC is listed with ExpertPages in the following jurisdictions: All US Regions and States, Canada (all Provinces).