Expert in Accident Reconstruction, Mechanical Engineering, HVAC, Industrial Accidents
Expert ID: 735179 Louisiana, USA
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.
Root Cause Analysis
Finite Element Analysis
Various CAD and other software packages
Value Stream Mapping
Cross-Function Team Collaboration
Facility Cost Segregation
|Year: 1997||Degree: Bachelor of Science||Subject: Mechanical Engineering||Institution: University of New Orleans|
|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:
Business Process Improvement
Quality Management System
|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:
vehicle accident reconstruction
equipment failure analysis
insurance fraud investigations
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.|
|Licenses / Certifications|
|Licensure: Professional Engineer, Louisiana -
Registration: Engineering Firm, Louisiana Licensure
|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
|Expert Witness Experience|
|Testimony: Designated, Admitted, and Testified as Expert Witness, numerous cases|