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Expert in Expert witness tire failure

Expert ID: 736367 Georgia, USA

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Expert witness / investigator for litigation in Tire Failure cases. Expert has the knowledge and ability to determine what may cause a tire failure; Approximately 45 years of experience in the tire industry. He began in 1975 retreading passenger and large truck tires; Also changed tires in the shop so hands on knowledge.

Expert has 15 years working in and managing retail tire stores and 30 years wholesale distribution. Had both management and field sales positions for two companies in the 30 year span, performed field warranty work determining cause of tire failures, and worked with Tire manufacturers regarding product liability claims and recalls.

He earned TIA (Tire Industry association) Certification at Michelin North America Headquarters. Greenville SC Attended Truck Tire failure class with Bridgestone U.S.A.
 Past President of Metropolitan Atlanta Tire Dealers Association
 Past Board Member of Georgia Tire Dealers Trade Association
 Past Board Member of the South Carolina Tire dealers trade Association
 Worked with Board of Directors of South Carolina trade association to ban the sale of unsafe used tires in that state.
 Assisted Ga Department of Natural Resources to initiate scrap tire laws to avoid illegal dumping of tires.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Atlanta , Ga - Belvedere Park, GA - Gresham Park, GA - East Point, GA

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Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2002 to 2019 Employer: American Tire Distributors Title: Account Director Department: Atlanta Responsibilities: General Manager - Overall operation of 20M wholesale Distribution Center
Regional Sales manager - Training and supervising 23 outside field reps.
Account Director - Maintaining relationships with major accounts
Also worked with tire manufacturers and retail tire dealers in the event of product liability and recalls
Years: 1989 to 2002 Employer: Treadways Corp Title: Territory manager - General manager Department: Atlanta Responsibilities: General Manager - Overall responsibility of wholesale distribution Center
Territory manager - Maintain relationships with independent retail tire dealers . Field inspected warranty tires determined the cause of tire failure . coordinated recalls
Years: 1979 to 1989 Employer: Big 10 tire Inc Title: Store manager Department: Jonesboro ga store Responsibilities: Overall responsibility of retail location . Inspection of vehicles and tires .
Years: 1975 to 1979 Employer: BF Goodrich Co Title: Retreader / Shop worker Department: Atlanta Ga location Responsibilities: Began as a retread worker with both passenger and large truck tires . Learning process of tire construction . moved to shop learning proper vehicle applications . Tire repair on both consumer tires and large commercial tires

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Past President of Metropolitan Atlanta Tire Dealers Association
Past Board member Metro Atlanta Tire Dealers association
Past Board Member of Georgia Tire Dealers Trade Association
Past Board Member of the South Carolina Tire dealers trade Association
Licenses / Certifications
TIA ( Tire Industry association ) achieved at Michelin North America . This was an overall course on tire knowledge . Proper repairs and causes of tire failures .

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
No experience yet. Many years of tire failure analysis. Product liability from tire failure.
Training / Seminars
Tire Industry association training expert
Michelin Tire Corp. Tire maintenance and failure
Michelin Tire Corp. - public speaking classes
Michelin Tire Corp . Business courses
Truck Tire failure class - Bridgestone USA
Tire manufacturing courses in several factories including Michelin, Goodyear, Bridgestone, General, kumho

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