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Expert in Motor Vehicle Safety

Expert ID: 732229 California, USA

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Expert's product hazard consulting firm offers leading expertise in product injury issues. He has worked in injury control for 30+ years as an educator, researcher, author, expert witness, filmmaker, and historian.

He was a principal architect within the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety -- specifically, in programs including vehicle safety research, communications and crash-test programs.

His expertise includes government and industry product safety policies, dangerous products' advertising claims,
safety standards' adequacy, and product injury public health consequences.

Expert has consulted independently for over 30 years.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1974 Degree: Diplomas Subject: Research Administration Institution: Harvard School of Business

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1985 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Consultant / Expert Witness Department: Responsibilities: He lends over 30 years' expertise to manufacturers, litigation parties, researchers and consumers. His goal is to maximize product safety and to minimize product-caused injury.
Years: 2004 to 2006 Employer: Public Health Advocacy Institute Title: Acting Director Department: Responsibilities: Expert assumed overall responsibility for the organization's operation. Specifically he organized and directed its Motor Vehicle Hazard Archives Project.
Years: 2002 to 2007 Employer: Tufts University School of Medicine Title: Adjunct Professor Department: Community Health Responsibilities: Expert taught a graduate course in Injury Control Policy.
Years: 1969 to 1984 Employer: Insurance Institute for HIghway Safety Title: Senior Vice President Department: Responsibilities: He handled overall management of the organization -- specifically, managing research communications activities.
Years: 1967 to 1969 Employer: U.S. Department of Transportation Title: Director, FHWA Office of Government, Media, Industry Relations Department: Responsibilities: Expert played a policy-setting role in DOT highways, motor vehicle safety, and highway safety programs.
Years: 1966 to 1967 Employer: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Title: Manager Department: Transportation and Communications Policy Department Responsibilities: Expert managed the Transportation and Communications Policy Department within the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Years: 1963 to 1966 Employer: Interstate Commerce Commission Title: Special Assistant Department: Responsibilities: He provided special assistance to Interstate Commerce Commissioner William H. Tucker.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1967 to 1969 Agency: U.S. Department of Transportation Role: Director, FHWA, Office of Intergovernmental, Press and Industry Affairs Description: See earlier
Years: 1962 to 1966 Agency: Interstate Commerce Commission Role: Advisor to Commissioner Description: Advisor to Commissioner Tucker

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: to Present Country / Region: U.K. Summary: Expert Witness in litigation concerning hazardous motor vehicle
Years: to Present Country / Region: France Summary: Consultant to San Gobain Vitrage concerning U.S. regulations governing motor vehicle window, windshield glass

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Society of Automotive Engineers
National Press Club
Public Health Advocacy Institute (board)
Center for Auto Safety (board)
CAPA (board)
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has published numerous papers.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
He has frequently testified in the courts and before congressional and regulatory bodies concerning motor vehicle crash causation and injury causation issues.
Training / Seminars
Developed "Injury Control Policy" course for Tufts University School of Medicine; Injury Issues seminars for Institute for Injury Reduction; Presd and other events for Insurance Institute for Highway Safety; etc.
Marketing Experience
Expert has cultivated some marketing experience.
Other Relevant Experience
Expert is a frequent author and lecturer on product hazard and safety issues.

Fields of Expertise

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