Expert in Telecommunications, Wireless Communications, Fiber Optics, Construction Contracts
Expert ID: 725718 Oklahoma, USA
He has engineered, tested and performed troublshooting procedures on multiple broadband networks consisting of Fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) networks, hybrid-fiber-coax (HFC) networks, wireless and traditional DSL systems for nearly twenty years.
He has engineered and managed the installation and upgrade of multiple cellular networks since 1989.
He has also provided expert witness testimony on multiple cases surrounding cellular tracking, call records, triangulation and GPS/E911 capable networks.
He has also provided expert witness testimony surrounding the grounding of wireless tower sites.
He has designed multiple digital telecommunication networks involving a variety of equipment and telecom protocols starting with the replacement of old analog switching systems to digital switches in the late 1980's.
He has also attended multiple training courses and seminars on this subject staying abreast of the latest developments.
Expert has multiple outside plant and fiber optic certifications in addition to the nearly twenty years of experience with designing fiber optic networks and performing and training hands on fiber splicing operations.
He is credited with designing, testing and installing the first fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network within the state of Oklahoma.
He has also provided expert witness testimony surrounding fiber optic networks and the manufacturing process of fiber optic cable and performed testing on fiber optic cable samples according to EIA and TIA test procedures.
He has been in the telecommunication industry since 1989 providing both engineering design and regulatory services to service providers all across the country.
His team of licensed engineers not only provides state of the art designs from paper to installation, test and turn-up but is also equipped with regulatory experts who work with state and federal officials on a daily basis.
The latest in wireless communications, fiber-to-the-home and unlicensed broadband networks are just a few examples of some of the cutting edge technologies deployed within their designs.
Coordination with federal agencies and advising clients on the latest regulatory matters like CALEA, E911 and billing issues are a daily event.
This extensive knowledge of both the technical and regulatory perspectives, coupled with the expert witness experience, makes him a valuable asset to support your legal claim.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - Tulsa, Oklahoma - Norman, Oklahoma - Lawton, Oklahoma - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma - Edmond, Oklahoma
|Year: 1989||Degree: BS||Subject: Mechanical Design Engineering Technology||Institution: Oklahoma State University|
|Years: 1989 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: President||Department: Engineering||Responsibilities: Expert is currently responsible for the daily management and operations of a consulting engineering firm including all company personnel, safety, marketing and accounting functions while overseeing all detailed engineering designs and contracts. Expert has nearly twenty years of experience in the telecommunications industry including all facets of turnkey telecommunications projects from the initial design, to installation and construction, to test and turn-up and contract closeout. He possesses extensive experience in RUS, NFPA/NEC, IEEE/NESC, compliant engineering design and installation, contract preparation and vendor coordination for numerous telephony projects including outside plant facilities, central office, mobile & fixed wireless, digital loop carrier and SONET transmission equipment, Wi-Fi networks, CATV networks, VoIP implementation, soft switches, distance learning networks and fiber-to-the-home networks. Supervised the testing of optical and mechanical fiber optic cable properties per ASTM and EIA-TIA specifications within ISO certified laboratories Extensive experience with contract administration, permitting and general correspondence with equipment vendors and government agencies Experienced with network upgrades and coordination with FCC, FAA and other government agencies required to meet E911, CALEA and other federal mandates Extensive experience with city planning commissions, county road authorities, county assessor's office, state department of transportation officials, federal turnpike and railroad authorities for permitting and right-of-way acquisition necessary for utility installations and the coordination of highway relocation projects Experienced with site acquisition, permitting, zoning, design and construction of communication towers and coordination required for the co-location of existing towers Technical report writing and expert witness testimony: 2000, Williams Communications vs. Underground Installation, Inc. and Start Insurance Company, Case No. 98-CV-0027-K (M), United States District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma, 2002, Docket Number: 01-CIV-5554, United States District Court, Southern District of New York, Plaintiff(s): Remee Products Corp. Defendants(s): Sho-Me Power electric Cooperative & TM Sales, Inc. 2007, Medicine Park Telephone Company request for increase in High Cost Fund Settlements, Oklahoma Corporation Commission, Cause No. 200600374 2007, Young vs. Billy Menefee, Billy Menefee Tower Contracting, et al., Circuit Court of Houston County, Alabama, CV-02-115 2007, State of Oklahoma vs. Michael Erick Stachmus, Pittsburg County Case No. CF-2007-61 2007, Sylvia Rodriguez et al vs. Cellexion Wireless Services, LLC, District Court of Harris County, Texas, Cause No. 2006-43346 2008, State of Missouri vs. Robert Morrow, Cass County Case No. 07CA – CR00290.|
|Years: 1989 to Present||Agency: FCC, USDA, RUS, BIA, numerous environmental agencies||Role: Consultant||Description: For nearly twenty years, he has worked numerous government agencies on telecommunications related projects from licensing of wireless frequencies, to permitting for a new communications tower to environmental clearances and right-of-way issues. He has also worked with multiple Native American Indian Tribes and the Bureau of Indian Affairs on a variety of regulatory issues.|
|Associations / Societies|
|He is a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers and the Society of Cable Telecomunications Engineers.|
|Licenses / Certifications|
He is licensed in multiple states as a professional engineer.
|Awards / Recognition|
|He and his team of engineers are credited with designing and installing the first full motion inter-active distance learning network and the first fiber-to-the-home network in the State of Oklahoma.|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|Expert has offered testimony and opinions in numerous proceedings. These include:
2000, Williams Communications vs. Underground Installation, Inc. and Start Insurance Company, Case No. 98-CV-0027-K (M), United States District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma. This case involved analyzing construction contracts, invoicing and general utility construction practices along with the legalities behind the legal contract and a performance bond.
2002, Docket Number: 01-CIV-5554, United States District Court, Southern District of New York, Plaintiff(s): Remee Products Corp. Defendants(s): Sho-Me Power electric Cooperative & TM Sales, Inc. This case involved the manufacturing processes and mechanical properties of a fiber optic cable and performing multiple tests according to industry standards.
2007, Medicine Park Telephone Company request for increase in High Cost Fund Settlements, Oklahoma Corporation Commission, Cause No. 200600374
2007, Young vs. Billy Menefee, Billy Menefee Tower Contracting, et al., Circuit Court of Houston County, Alabama, CV-02-115. This case surrounded an alleged lightning strike victim within a business and required an opinion as to the cause of the alleged damages. Local and federal codes were utilized including but not limited to the National Electric Code (NEC) and the National Electric Safety Code (NESC).
2007, State of Oklahoma vs. Michael Erick Stachmus, Pittsburg County Case No. CF-2007-61. This was a homicide case involving the use of cellular phones and testing of the actual phone and analysis of the network and phone records.
2007, Sylvia Rodriguez et al vs. Cellexion Wireless Services, LLC, District Court of Harris County, Texas, Cause No. 2006-43346. This case involved the death of a communications tower climber. The case involved analyzing corporate training and safety policies, OSHA requirements and reports and inspection of safety gear.
2008, State of Missouri vs. Robert Morrow, Cass County Case No. 07CA – CR00290. This case was a murder trial requiring tracking of the defendant through the use of phone records, propagation studies predicting service area coverage and other cellular network variables.
|Training / Seminars|
|He has developed and periodically offers training courses to new employees and engineering technicians related to various aspects of telecommunications design including wireless communications, grounding principles, outside plant design and right-of-way acquisition.|
|Expert and his company ACRS 2000 Corp. deal with a number of equipment manufacturers and suppliers on a daily basis. The responsibilities include issuing Request For Proposals on behalf of their clients for the purchase of telecom related equipment as well as the pre and post installation acceptance testing.|
|He offers the development of feasibility studies and business plans for numerous start-up telecommunications companies as well as feasibility studies and recommendations to existing operators based on industry trends and changes within government regulations.|
|Other Relevant Experience|
|With the enormous growth of wireless communications, there is more and more of a need within the legal arena fs who can track calls and pinpoint locations of a subject through the use of triangulation and other state of the art techniques. He has extensive experience in this field from both a design standpoint and expert witness testimony.
In addition to engineering design, testing and inspection services and the expert witness testimony, he team of professionals separate themselves from the rest of the industry by offering full turnkey solutions.
Fields of Expertise
802.11x, 802.16x, fixed wireless access, wireless internet, wireless local loop, broadband network, cellular communication, cellular telecommunication, cellular telephone system, wireless communication, digital telecommunication, digital telephony, fiber optics, fiber optic cleaving, fiber-optic communication network, fusion splicing, optical fiber, optical fiber cable, telecommunication, telecommunication regulation, telecommunications regulatory compliance, telecommunications system, telephone regulation, wireless application protocol, broadband radio service, EVDO, International Telecommunication Union, frequency division multiple access, 2G mobile network, microwave regulation, OC-3, Bell Communications Research, fiber-optic adhesion, CAD document control system, optical time domain reflectometer, cellular telephone standard, mobile data communication, optical diagnostics, information content, wireless data transmission, information delivery, fiber-optic connector, information network, broadband, fiber-optic secure communication system, telecommunication standard, cellular radio frequency link system, cellular antenna, telecommunications regulation process, code division multiple access, fiber-optic component, optical engineering, cellular telephone, computer-aided engineering, optical fiber cleaving tool, optical communication, information, communication, information technology, optical equipment, radio communication, microwave communication, management decision-making, information science, cellular mobile radio, transmission cable, broadband communication