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Expert in Automotive Cause of Failure, Appraised Value, Lemon Law,Negligence, Standards & Practices, Tire Ind.

Expert ID: 730401 Arizona, USA

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Expert has spent over 35 years in the Automotive Industry and is experienced in all areas of Automotive Repair, Diagnosis, and Inspection. The first part of his career was spent working as a Master Certified Technician, Service Center Supervisor, and Manager. He is Master Certified with Volkswagen and Honda. He is a Ford Motor Co. Master Certified Service Manager and Service Adviser. He is Certified by Toyota Motor Sales as an Assistant Service Manager. He is an experienced General Manager having worked with Bridgestone, Firestone, and Goodyear giving him a vast knowledge of the Tire Business. He also has extensive experience working with most automotive suppliers in the industry. He is an I.A.A.A. Certified Vehicle Appraiser. The latter part of his career has been spent primarily focusing on all types of inspection, appraisal, and expert witness cases. These include mechanical breakdown, cause of failure determination, body and paint, lease return, better business bureau arbitration, pre-purchase, cash / diminished value appraisals, lemon law, and repair shop negligence. He is also an expert in Automotive Standards and Practices. His expertise has been utilized by Ford, Lincoln, General Motors, Cadillac, Toyota, Lexus, Nissan, Infiniti, Honda, and Acura. His services have been retained by many prestigious law firms around the country. Expert has represented both plaintiffs and defendants with his expert testimony being a primary factor in a favorable outcome for the clients he has been involved with.

Expert has added valuable management and business development experience with the implementation of the national inspections business where he supervised over 300 inspectors nationwide.

Summary of Qualifications:
- Over 40 years of experience in all areas of automotive service and repair
-A.S.E. Certified Master Automobile Technician
- A.S.E. Certified Master Collision Damage and Paint Refinish Technician
- A.S.E. Certified Collision Damage Appraiser
- Toyota/ Scion Certified Assistant Service Manager
- Experienced Bridgestone- Firestone- Goodyear General Manager
- Experienced in ADP- Reynolds & Reynolds- Dealer Built- Lightyear
- Ford Master Certified Service Adviser/ Manager
- I.A.A.A. Certified Vehicle Appraiser
- Factory Certified Master Honda and Master Volkswagen Technician
- Factory Trained in Porsche, Audi, Isuzu, Toyota, Nissan, and Ford
- Experienced Retail Sales- Advertising- Marketing- Sponsorships
- Experienced Radio Talk Show Host- Producer- Writer- Director
- Experienced Author- Scottsdale Tribune- New Times- Various Articles
- Experienced in many Computer Applications- Software- Hardware- Internet
- Experienced Inspector/ Adjuster/ Appraiser/
Technical Writer:
-- Mechanical Breakdown, Cause of Failure, Determination
-- Body and Paint, Lease Returns, Used Cars Buyers Inspections
--Condition reports, Better Business Bureau Arbitration
-- Legal Expert Witness, Cash/ Diminished Value Appraisals
-- Ford ESP Claims Inspector
--General Motors FMPP Claims Inspector
-- Nissan/ Infiniti Warranty Paint Claims Inspector
-- Toyota/ Lexus Certified Used Vehicle Inspector

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Phoenix, Arizona - Tucson, Arizona - Mesa, Arizona - Glendale, Arizona - Scottsdale, Arizona - Chandler, Arizona - Tempe, Arizona - Gilbert, Arizona - Peoria, Arizona

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2005 Degree: Certified Vehicle Appraiser Subject: Automobile Appraisal Institution: I.A.A.A.
Year: 1987 Degree: Master Certified Technician Subject: Automobile Repair Institution: A.S.E.
Year: 2004 Degree: Master Certified Technician Subject: Collision Damage, Paint Refinish, Appraisal Institution: A.S.E.
Year: 1988 Degree: Master Certified Technician Subject: Automobile Repair Institution: Volkswagen of America
Year: 1992 Degree: Master Certified Technician Subject: Automobile Repair Institution: American Honda Motor Company

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1995 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Owner Department: Responsibilities: Expert is a self employed independent automobile inspector, adjuster, appraiser, and expert witness

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
I.A.A.A Certified Vehicle Appraiser
A.S.E Master Certified Automobile Technician
A.S.E. Master Certified Collision Damage/Paint Refinish Technician
A.S.E. Certified Collision Damage Appraiser
Ford Master Certified Service Manager/Advisor
Toyota Certified Assistant Service Manager
Porsche Certified Technician
Nissan Certified Paint Defect Inspector
Toyota/Lexus Certified Used Vehicle Inspector
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has written many articles and columns concerning automotive industry issues in newspapers and on websites. He has also hosted radio talk shows concerning industry news and "ask the experts" format.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert is an experienced automotive legal expert witness and has been retained by many prestigious law firms around the country. He has been retained in federal, state, and local legal actions and class actions nationwide. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants providing completely unbiased testimony.
Marketing Experience
With over 35 years experience, Expert provides unique insight into the Automotive Industry through his expert witness and consultation practice.

Fields of Expertise

accident causation, accident investigation, active suspension system, advanced vehicle control system, air bag, air filter, audio equipment, automatic automotive transmission system, automobile, automobile air conditioning compressor, automobile battery, automobile body, automobile corrosion, automobile crash detection, automobile gas emissions analyzer, automobile noise, automobile noise control, automobile radio, automobile safety system, automobile sound system, automobile tire recycling, automobile vibration, automobile vibration analysis, automotive accident, automotive air-suspension system, automotive antilock braking system, automotive brake, automotive brake material, automotive bumper, automotive cable, automotive carburetion, automotive catalysis, automotive catalytic converter, automotive chassis, automotive chemical, automotive clutch design, automotive combustion, automotive component, automotive cruise control system, automotive design, automotive electrical system, automotive electrical wire, automotive electronic equipment, automotive emission control, automotive emission monitoring, automotive emission product, automotive emissions catalyst, automotive emissions-control technology, automotive engine, automotive ergonomics, automotive exhaust, automotive exhaust system, automotive filter, automotive fire safety, automotive fuel, automotive fuel-economy technology, automotive gasoline engine operation specification, automotive gasoline-engine emission-control specification, automotive head rest, automotive headlight, automotive heat exchanger, automotive hose, automotive hydraulics, automotive ignition system, automotive impact protection, automotive industry, automotive inspection, automotive instrument panel, automotive interior, automotive light-emitting diode, automotive lighting system, automotive lubricant, automotive maintenance, automotive power steering system, automotive power train, automotive quality, automotive radiator, automotive repair, automotive safety, automotive seat belt, automotive seat track, automotive seating, automotive sensor, automotive steering system, automotive stop lamp, automotive suspension system, automotive tire, automotive transmission system, automotive wheel, automotive windshield, buzz, squeak, and rattle, four-wheel drive, fuel injection, high-performance automotive engine, hydraulic transmission, independent suspension, occupant restraint system, oil cooler, power steering hose, radial tire, truck safety, variable-assist steering

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