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Expert in Mold, Industrial Hygiene, Indoor Air Quality, Toxins, Environmental Microbiology, Formaldehyde

Expert ID: 724757 Florida, USA

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Expert has worked for over 30 years in studying the effects of contaminated air in a wide variety of work, office and
residential environments. He has performed field studies and reviewed cases in hundreds of lawsuits involving exposure to heavy
metals, toxigenic molds, allergens, asbestos, organic solvents and chemicals, and biological organisms include mold and bacteria.
His knowledge, objectivity and professionalism has resulted in favorable judgements or settlements for more than 95% of his clients.

In recent years, his expertise in the fields of water intrusion and environmental forensics including ERMI/DNA testing has made him
a leader in the SW. Expert is frequently called upon to opine about both property damage and personal injury cases involving
over 2000 condo units, residences and office buildings.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Tampa, Florida - Saint Petersburg, Florida - Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Hollywood, Florida - Pembroke Pines, Florida - Clearwater, Florida - Cape Coral, Florida - West Palm Beach, Florida - Lakeland, Florida - Pompano Beach, Florida

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1979 Degree: BS Subject: Biology Institution: University of Cincinnati
Year: 1985 Degree: MS in Environmental Science Subject: Environmental Science, Industrial Hygiene Institution: University of Cincinnati

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2007 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Sr. Environmental Scientist/Owner Department: Responsibilities: Fully responsible for litigation support and development of scientific strategies for insurance claims, workers compensation claims, property damage and personal injury cases.
Years: 2005 to 2007 Employer: Clean Air Inspections Title: Vice President Department: Responsibilities: Provided expert witness testimony, performed water impact and forensic environmental studies for water impacted buildings (commercial and residential), developed sampling strategies for complex IAQ projects, conducted traditional industrial hygiene studies and oversaw litigation support teams for large commercial properties.
Years: 1987 to 2005 Employer: Environmental Diagnostics Title: Principal Scientist/Owner Department: Responsibilities: Provided expert witness testimony, performed water impact and forensic environmental studies for water impacted buildings (commercial and residential), developed sampling strategies for complex IAQ projects, conducted traditional industrial hygiene studies and oversaw litigation support teams for large commercial properties.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1979 to 1984 Agency: State of Ohio - Bureau of Workers Compensation Role: Industrial Hygienists III Description: Performed comprehensive industrial hygiene surveys and occupational disease studies for manufacturing and commercial industries in the State of Ohio
Years: 1991 to 1991 Agency: NASA - Cleveland Role: IH Consultant Description: Performed noise surveys during fabrication and testing of rocket engines.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1998 to 1998 Country / Region: Costa Rica Summary: Performed insurance claim investigation for co-hort of multi-national insurance companies following hurricane impact on a large US-based chain of retail department stores.
Years: 2009 to 2010 Country / Region: Canada Summary: Multiple projects assisting cosmetic manufacturer located in Canada with microbial evaluations.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Industrial Hygiene Association,
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists,
American Board of Industrial Hygiene,
American Board of Safety Professionals,
American Indoor Air Quality Association
Board of Certified Safety Professionals
American Hospital Association
American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers
American Indoor Air Quality Council
Indoor Air Quality Association
ASTM Participating Member
Licenses / Certifications
Board Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH),
Board Certified Safety Professional (CSP),
Licensed Industrial Hygienist (LIH),
Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC), Licensed Mold Assessor FL (MRSA48), Certified Infrared Thermographer (CIT)
Council-Certified Environmental Thermography Consultant (CETC), American Council for Accredited Certification
Council-Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC), American Council for Accredited Certification
Asbestos Project Designer, Illinois Dept. of Public Health
Asbestos Air Sampling Professional, Illinois Dept. of Public Health
Asbestos Building Inspector, Illinois Dept. of Public Health
Asbestos Contractor Supervisor, Illinois Dept. of Public Health
Asbestos Management Planner, Illinois Dept. of Public Health
Asbestos Hazard Evaluation Specialist, Ohio Dept. of Health
Asbestos Hazard Abatement Specialist, Ohio Dept. of Health
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has numerous publications to his credit including two recently in 2007 regarding DNA analysis of water impact fungi using EPA's new ERMI guidelines. Expert has one patent.

Fields of Expertise

air, air microbial contamination, air pollutant measurement, air quality, air quality standard, air sample, airborne volatile organic chemical analysis, air-quality assessment, air-quality monitoring, asbestos, asbestos environmental effect, carbon monoxide, environmental air quality, environmental air sample, environmental air sampling, environmental forensics, environmental microbiology, environmental safety, environmental science, environmental testing, formaldehyde, formaldehyde environmental effect, indoor air quality, industrial air quality, industrial hygiene, industrial safety, industrial solvent, mold (fungus), mold (fungus) contamination, mold (fungus) detection, mold remediation, sick building syndrome, toxic gas, toxigenic mold, water intrusion, carbon monoxide emission, condo, indoor pollutant, mold origin, scientific evidence, personal hygiene, industrial air pollution, volatile organic analysis, air pollution, environmental condition, antimicrobial coating, industrial microbiology, multiple chemical sensitivity, mesophilic, mesophile, environmental compliance, industrial chemical toxicology, pneumoconiosis, air filtration, chemical regulation, industrial chemical toxicity, industrial solvent toxicity, air toxic chemical, environmental regulation, bloodborne pathogen, environmental site auditing, waterflooding, industrial ventilation system design, building inspection, asbestos-particle control equipment, Environmental Protection Agency, outgassing, environmental code, air filter, odor control, mycology, mercury, indoor air pollution control, microorganism exposure, exhaust hood, Environmental Protection Agency regulation, environmental toxicology, environmental exposure assessment, cigarette smoke, building science, bacteriology, applied microbiology, air pollutant

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