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Expert in Accident Reconstruction, Mechanical Engineering, HVAC, Industrial Accidents

Expert ID: 735179 Louisiana, USA

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Expert, a graduate of Mechanical Engineering at the University of New Orleans, is a registered professional engineer and principal engineer. Expert routinely investigates accidents (vehicle, equipment, industrial, products, mechanical systems), fires, equipment failures; and testifies to aid the court and/or triers-of-fact to better understand complex technical concepts.

I was formally educated in Leadership in the US Army; and then as a Mechanical Engineer at the University of New Orleans. I have been mentored and trained throughout my career in management, leadership, business development, change and other aspects of business, manufacturing, and engineering.

My professional drive centers on striving to help make every person, place, process and product I encounter in the world to rise to higher levels. Part of this mindset is inherent, but I owe much of my determination to the mentors who have brought me up.

I currently serve consultative, and business roles including engineering, management, forensic engineering, accident reconstruction, construction defect investigation, root cause analysis, training, Lean, Lean Manufacturing, Quality, Quality System Development, ISO, and personnel development.

I have worked hundreds of forensic cases, including accident reconstruction and others, for insurance, attorney, legal and industrial fields. I have written expert opinions and provided legal testimony in deposition and in trial.

I am equally comfortable working and interacting with clients, co-workers, and others, as with analyzing data, drawing conclusions and implementing changes.

I'm big on helping others to improve themselves professionally; and into networking with other people and businesses so that we all can rise together.

Specialties:
Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Engineering Consulting
Forensic Engineering
Accident Reconstruction
Root Cause Analysis
Failure Analysis
FEA
Finite Element Analysis
Management Consulting
Management Training
Lean Manufacturing
Continuous Improvement
Process Improvement
Productivity
Various CAD and other software packages
Product development
Value Stream Mapping
Cross-Function Team Collaboration
HVAC design
HVAC analysis
Facility Cost Segregation


Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1997 Degree: Bachelor of Science Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: University of New Orleans

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2010 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President / Principal Engineer/ Forensics, Engineering, and Business Process Improvement Department: Responsibilities: a specialty engineering firm working in the following fields:
Forensics,
Engineering
Business Process Improvement
Forensic Engineering
Accident Reconstruction
Construction Defects
Product Liability
Product Design
Process Improvement
ISO 9001
Quality Management System
Quality Audits
HVAC design
HVAC analysis
Years: 2019 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Co-Owner / Principal Engineer Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 2008 to 2011 Employer: Rimkus Consulting Group Title: Forensic Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Accident Reconstruction Department: Responsibilities: Principal Engineer serving mechanical, vehicle accident, industrial, and construction fields.

Worked as an engineer with the following specialties:
forensics
forensic engineering
vehicle accident reconstruction
equipment failure analysis
insurance fraud investigations
industrial accidents
HVAC analysis

Served as an expert witness and provided legal testimony.
Years: 2006 to 2008 Employer: Manufacturing Extension Partnership of Louisiana Title: Mechanical Engineer, Project Director Department: New Orleans and Southeast Louisiana Responsibilities: Provided business improvement, process development, and technical and engineering support to manufacturers and other businesses throughout Louisiana.
Years: 2000 to 2005 Employer: Nailor Industries Title: Mechanical Engineer, Manager, Applications Engineering and Client Relationships Department: Responsibilities: Worked at increasing levels of engineering, customer service, management and consulting roles over the years.
Years: 1998 to 2001 Employer: Open Tech / Berg Title: Mechanical Engineer, Project Manager / Controls Applications Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Work as a project manager and engineer to develop controls packages and manage system projects. Focus was on stream-lining the engineering and installation process while providing high-quality solutions for the clients and end users.
Years: 1989 to 1998 Employer: U.S. Army Title: US Army - Cavalry Scout / Intelligence and Reconnaissance Department: Responsibilities: Served in increasing levels of leadership through the US Army and the LA Army National Guard. Primary Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) was that of a 19D, Cavalry Scout. Our strategic mission was to forge ahead of friendly combat positions, seek out, report, and also engage with enemy forces. Within this MOS, there were many lessons learned involving teamwork, team building, and leadership development. In addition, I progressed into leadership roles, attended Army leadership courses, and worked to create success within the troops who also served within my unit.

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
Licensure: Professional Engineer, Louisiana -
Registration: Engineering Firm, Louisiana Licensure
Professional Appointments
Professional Organizations (past and present):
Louisiana Engineering Society
Accreditation Commission of Traffic Accident Reconstruction
National Society of Professional Engineers
Accident Reconstruction Communications Network
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
American Society for Quality

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Testimony: Designated, Admitted, and Testified as Expert Witness, numerous cases

Fields of Expertise

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