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Engel Metallurgical, LTD
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
P.O. Box 6100, 56302


Contact:  Lester Engel
www.engelmet.com
320-253-7968 Or Toll Free 800-258-7968
les@engelmet.com
P.O. Box 6100
Saint Cloud, Minnesota 56302

Contact:  Lester Engel
www.engelmet.com
320-253-7968 Or Toll Free 800-258-7968
les@engelmet.com
Engel Metallurgical clients include attorneys, insurance company representatives and members of a broad range of industries, including chemical, agricultural, aviation, power generation, construction, transportation and manufacturing.
Our services are provided by engineers and technicians with specialized expertise, using updated laboratory equipment to analyze and test materials of all sizes, purposes and conditions - from tiny, nearly unrecognizable bolts involved in accidents to aviation components under consideration for use. We analyze a wide variety of materials, from steel alloys to iron, aluminum and copper-based castings and super alloys, plus plastics, cermets and others.
Information:  
Energy,  Failure Analysis,  Forensic Engineering,  Metallurgy,  Power Generation,  Product Failure,  Product Failure Determination, 


Engel Metallurgical clients include attorneys, insurance company representatives and members of a broad range of industries, including chemical, agricultural, aviation, power generation, construction, transportation and manufacturing.
Our services are provided by engineers and technicians with specialized expertise, using updated laboratory equipment to analyze and test materials of all sizes, purposes and conditions - from tiny, nearly unrecognizable bolts involved in accidents to aviation components under consideration for use. We analyze a wide variety of materials, from steel alloys to iron, aluminum and copper-based castings and super alloys, plus plastics, cermets and others.

Rapperport Associates, Inc.
Lexington, Massachusetts
8 Wallis Court, 02421-5417


Contact:  Dan Rapperport
www.rapperport.com
781-862-9001 Or Toll Free
dan@rapperport.com
8 Wallis Court
Lexington, Massachusetts 02421-5417

Contact:  Dan Rapperport
www.rapperport.com
781-862-9001
dan@rapperport.com

Rapperport Associates, Inc. CV

CELL NUMBER ~ 339-222-2822
Dan Rapperport & Associates has provided failure analysis, fire and explosion investigation and accident reconstruction services for losses totaling billions of dollars since 1974. Rapperport & Associates’ engineers offer a level of expertise in failure analysis that is matched by few firms. Our success can be credited to an extraordinarily talented team – a team with impeccable credentials and a wealth of experience. Rapperport & Associates has earned the trust of over seventy five insurance companies and hundreds of law firms. Our team of engineers and scientists is drawn principally from Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of California Berkeley. Many of our engineers are nationally recognized experts in their fields and as a team we provide exceptional capability in all aspects of failure analysis. Our use of stunning graphics to present solutions to complex analyses sets us apart. We have been engaged on many large loss accidents and have an enviable track record. 100% of our cases over the last ten years have resulted in favorable settlements for our clients.
Information:  
Accident Investigations,  Accident Reconstruction,  Failure Analysis,  Fire and Explosions,  Fire Forensics,  Fire Origin and Cause,  Fire Protection Investigations,  Structural Failure, 


Rapperport Associates, Inc. CV

CELL NUMBER ~ 339-222-2822
Dan Rapperport & Associates has provided failure analysis, fire and explosion investigation and accident reconstruction services for losses totaling billions of dollars since 1974. Rapperport & Associates’ engineers offer a level of expertise in failure analysis that is matched by few firms. Our success can be credited to an extraordinarily talented team – a team with impeccable credentials and a wealth of experience. Rapperport & Associates has earned the trust of over seventy five insurance companies and hundreds of law firms. Our team of engineers and scientists is drawn principally from Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of California Berkeley. Many of our engineers are nationally recognized experts in their fields and as a team we provide exceptional capability in all aspects of failure analysis. Our use of stunning graphics to present solutions to complex analyses sets us apart. We have been engaged on many large loss accidents and have an enviable track record. 100% of our cases over the last ten years have resulted in favorable settlements for our clients.

Biomedical Engineering Consultants, LLC
Houston, Texas
1111 Hermann Drive, Suite 12 B, 77004


Contact:  David Yadin
http://www.biomedeng.com
713-522-6666 Or Toll Free
david@biomedeng.com
1111 Hermann Drive, Suite 12 B
Houston, Texas 77004

Contact:  David Yadin
http://www.biomedeng.com
713-522-6666
david@biomedeng.com
Over the past 35 years, Dr. David has developed, directed and taught healthcare life cycle technology management focusing on risk mitigation of medical devices and of their accessories. Dr. David's expertise includes successful completion of close to two hundred adverse events investigations associated with medical and surgical and telehealth products, dozens of depositions and court testimonies as a qualified expert. Dr. David established award-wining hospital-based technical services program and regulatory compliance knowledge supported by experience, licensure as register professional engineer in Texas, certification in clinical engineering and in the field of forensic engineering and technology. Biomedical Engineering Consultants, LLC (BEC) provides expert services in the safe and effective management of healthcare technology throughout its life cycle from development through obsolesce. As a member of the FDA advisory panel and of standards writing bodies, BEC brings unique expertise with regulatory and compliance requirements to hospitals, industry, service providers, and the legal professional.
Information:  
Accident Investigations,  Biomedical Engineering,  Failure Analysis,  Medical Devices,  Patents,  Product Liability,  Product Warnings,  Telemedicine, 


Over the past 35 years, Dr. David has developed, directed and taught healthcare life cycle technology management focusing on risk mitigation of medical devices and of their accessories. Dr. David's expertise includes successful completion of close to two hundred adverse events investigations associated with medical and surgical and telehealth products, dozens of depositions and court testimonies as a qualified expert. Dr. David established award-wining hospital-based technical services program and regulatory compliance knowledge supported by experience, licensure as register professional engineer in Texas, certification in clinical engineering and in the field of forensic engineering and technology. Biomedical Engineering Consultants, LLC (BEC) provides expert services in the safe and effective management of healthcare technology throughout its life cycle from development through obsolesce. As a member of the FDA advisory panel and of standards writing bodies, BEC brings unique expertise with regulatory and compliance requirements to hospitals, industry, service providers, and the legal professional.

E & S Consulting, Inc.
Saint Augustine, Florida
124 Calle de Leon, 32086


Contact:  Edward George
www.eandsconsulting.com
904-826-1431 Or Toll Free 800-259-7464
esconsulting@bellsouth.net
124 Calle de Leon
Saint Augustine, Florida 32086

Contact:  Edward George
www.eandsconsulting.com
904-826-1431 Or Toll Free 800-259-7464
esconsulting@bellsouth.net
Court-Qualified Professional Engineering Experts, Forensic Science and Engineering, Products Liability, Metallurgical/Material Failure Analysis, Certified Welding Inspection, Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, 25+ Yrs Experience
Information:  
Accident Investigations,  Accident Reconstruction,  Failure Analysis,  Fire and Explosions,  Materials Science,  Metallurgy,  Product Liability, 


Court-Qualified Professional Engineering Experts, Forensic Science and Engineering, Products Liability, Metallurgical/Material Failure Analysis, Certified Welding Inspection, Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, 25+ Yrs Experience

E4 Consulting, Inc.
Jacksonville, Florida
4600 Touchton Road
Building 100, Suite 150, 32246


Contact:  Dr. Paul Eason
www.e4consulting.com
904-279-9300 Or Toll Free 888-504-5454
paul.eason@e4consulting.com
4600 Touchton Road
Building 100, Suite 150
Jacksonville, Florida 32246

Contact:  Dr. Paul Eason
www.e4consulting.com
904-279-9300 Or Toll Free 888-504-5454
paul.eason@e4consulting.com
Dr. Paul Eason at E4 Consulting provides engineering solutions for industry and the legal community. Our Expertise comes from years of combined training and experience in academia, industry and ccnsulting. We assist clients in issues of property loss, litigation, project risk assessment and process safety. Our approach to investigation, analysis, and research follows all applicable codes and standards, to provide the most reliable and reproducible results and opinions. We are availableto immediatley serve clients throughout the nation and abroad.
Information:  
Failure Analysis,  Fire and Explosions,  Fire Forensics,  Fire Origin and Cause,  Industrial Accidents,  Metallurgy,  OSHA,  Product Liability, 


Dr. Paul Eason at E4 Consulting provides engineering solutions for industry and the legal community. Our Expertise comes from years of combined training and experience in academia, industry and ccnsulting. We assist clients in issues of property loss, litigation, project risk assessment and process safety. Our approach to investigation, analysis, and research follows all applicable codes and standards, to provide the most reliable and reproducible results and opinions. We are availableto immediatley serve clients throughout the nation and abroad.

Forensics International
La Quinta, California
61115 Fire Barrel Dr, 92253


Contact:  William Guentzler, PhD
www.forensicsintl.com
619-823-9081 Or Toll Free
forensicsintl@dc.rr.com
61115 Fire Barrel Dr
La Quinta, California 92253

Contact:  William Guentzler, PhD
www.forensicsintl.com
619-823-9081
forensicsintl@dc.rr.com
William Guentzler, PhD received his Professor Emeritus from San Diego State University after thirty-six (36) years of service. He has been a Forensic Examiner with Forensics International for the last thirty-two (32) years.
Information:  
Accident Investigations,  Automobile Accidents,  Failure Analysis,  Fire and Explosions,  Fire Forensics,  Fire Origin and Cause,  Motor Vehicles, 


William Guentzler, PhD received his Professor Emeritus from San Diego State University after thirty-six (36) years of service. He has been a Forensic Examiner with Forensics International for the last thirty-two (32) years.

QC Metallurgical, Inc.
Hollywood, Florida
2870 Stirling Road, 33020


Contact:  Frank Grate
www.qcmetallurgical.com
954-889-0089 Or Toll Free
fgrate@qcmet.com
2870 Stirling Road
Hollywood, Florida 33020

Contact:  Frank Grate
www.qcmetallurgical.com
954-889-0089
fgrate@qcmet.com
Incorporated in 1967, Q.C. Metallurgical Inc is a small, family owned material engineering and testing laboratory serving the marine, aerospace, manufacturing and construction industries. Owned and operated by Frank Grate – a highly respected professional engineer who is registered in the states of Florida and Ohio, we provide service for our local customers in Florida as well as throughout the US and even overseas. Q.C. Metallurgical Inc is an approved testing laboratory accredited by Lloyds of London, Pratt & Whitney, U.S. Coast Guard, Lockheed Martin, Miami-Dade County, Bombardier, Aero Thrust Holdings and more. We are approved by Miami-Dade County Building code 7AS301-94 and are certified to perform a variety of tests.
Information:  
Corrosion Engineering,  Failure Analysis,  Forensic Chemistry,  Forensic Engineering,  Lab Testing and Analysis,  Materials Science,  Metallurgy, 


Incorporated in 1967, Q.C. Metallurgical Inc is a small, family owned material engineering and testing laboratory serving the marine, aerospace, manufacturing and construction industries. Owned and operated by Frank Grate – a highly respected professional engineer who is registered in the states of Florida and Ohio, we provide service for our local customers in Florida as well as throughout the US and even overseas. Q.C. Metallurgical Inc is an approved testing laboratory accredited by Lloyds of London, Pratt & Whitney, U.S. Coast Guard, Lockheed Martin, Miami-Dade County, Bombardier, Aero Thrust Holdings and more. We are approved by Miami-Dade County Building code 7AS301-94 and are certified to perform a variety of tests.

Safety Through Engineering, Inc.
New Carlisle, Ohio
9363 Detrick Jordan Pike, 45344


Contact:  Michael C. Wright, MSCE, PE, CSP, CPE, President
www.ste4u.com
937-964-1900 Or Toll Free
mikewright@ste4u.com
9363 Detrick Jordan Pike
New Carlisle, Ohio 45344

Contact:  Michael C. Wright, MSCE, PE, CSP, CPE, President
www.ste4u.com
937-964-1900
mikewright@ste4u.com
Information:  
Amusement Parks,  ANSI Standards,  Code Compliance,  Confined Space,  Construction Accidents,  Construction Defects,  Construction Safety,  Cranes,  Engineering,  Failure Analysis,  Fall Protection,  Job Safety Analysis,  Machine Safety,  OSHA,  Product Liability,  Safety,  Safety Audit,  Safety Engineering,  Slip, Trip, and Fall,  Structural Engineering,  Structural Failure,  Training Programs,  Wrongful Death, 



Steven B. Kushnick, P.E., Inc.
Marietta, Georgia
P.O. Box 670084, 30066


Contact:  Steve Kushnick
www.sbkushnick.com
770-591-1720 Or Toll Free
sbk@sbkushnick.com
P.O. Box 670084
Marietta, Georgia 30066

Contact:  Steve Kushnick
www.sbkushnick.com
770-591-1720
sbk@sbkushnick.com
Skilled and experienced in the design, analysis, troubleshooting and failure analysis of turbomachinery and ancillary equipment. Design turbine hardware, compressor hardware, combustors, fuel nozzles, fluid film bearings, rolling element bearings, oil-film dampers, lube systems, plumbing, heat transfer equipment, and test equipment. Analyze internal flow, heat transfer, structures and strength, dynamics and vibration, fatigue and fracture, equipment failures and test results. Use ANSYS finite element analysis code, CAD software, and develop specialized computer utility programs for design, analysis, and problem solving. Procure hardware. Provide economic and engineering analyses of proposed equipment modifications. Provide inspection procedures, repair procedures, and process specifications. Provide independent third-party consultation and litigation support. Access to metallurgical laboratory. Two patents in the field of jet engines. Expert witness.
Information:  
Aviation,  Engineering,  Failure Analysis,  Mechanical Engineering,  Metallurgy,  Power Generation,  Turbomachinery, 


Skilled and experienced in the design, analysis, troubleshooting and failure analysis of turbomachinery and ancillary equipment. Design turbine hardware, compressor hardware, combustors, fuel nozzles, fluid film bearings, rolling element bearings, oil-film dampers, lube systems, plumbing, heat transfer equipment, and test equipment. Analyze internal flow, heat transfer, structures and strength, dynamics and vibration, fatigue and fracture, equipment failures and test results. Use ANSYS finite element analysis code, CAD software, and develop specialized computer utility programs for design, analysis, and problem solving. Procure hardware. Provide economic and engineering analyses of proposed equipment modifications. Provide inspection procedures, repair procedures, and process specifications. Provide independent third-party consultation and litigation support. Access to metallurgical laboratory. Two patents in the field of jet engines. Expert witness.

Steven D. Haubert, H. F. Engineering
Sylvania, Ohio
7947 Windmill Ct., 43560


Contact:  Steven D. Haubert
Steven D. Haubert WEBSITE
419-377-0953 Or Toll Free
steve.haubert@gmail.com
7947 Windmill Ct.
Sylvania, Ohio 43560

Contact:  Steven D. Haubert
Steven D. Haubert WEBSITE
419-377-0953
steve.haubert@gmail.com
Mr. Haubert has 27 years of experience in the design, manufacturing and testing of hose, fittings and hose assemblies for applications that include hydraulic tools, pressure washing, fluid conveyance and power application. He has worked at hose manufacturing plants, machining/assembly facilities and technical centers. As an expert in hydraulic hose, Mr. Haubert has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving hose manufacturing defects, improper guarding, misuse and improper assembly resulting in property loss, injuries and fatalities. He has also testified on behalf of the defendant in a patent infringement lawsuit.
Information:  
Failure Analysis,  Forensic Engineering,  Hydraulics,  Patents, 


Mr. Haubert has 27 years of experience in the design, manufacturing and testing of hose, fittings and hose assemblies for applications that include hydraulic tools, pressure washing, fluid conveyance and power application. He has worked at hose manufacturing plants, machining/assembly facilities and technical centers. As an expert in hydraulic hose, Mr. Haubert has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving hose manufacturing defects, improper guarding, misuse and improper assembly resulting in property loss, injuries and fatalities. He has also testified on behalf of the defendant in a patent infringement lawsuit.

Advantage Analytical, LLC
Kennesaw, Georgia
1590 N Roberts Road NW Suite 206, 30144


Contact:  Jon M. Crate
www.FAImaterialstesting.com
770-928-1930 Or Toll Free
info@FAI.US
1590 N Roberts Road NW Suite 206
Kennesaw, Georgia 30144

Contact:  Jon M. Crate
www.FAImaterialstesting.com
770-928-1930
info@FAI.US
Information:  
Chemicals,  Failure Analysis,  Lab Testing and Analysis,  Materials Science,  Pharmaceuticals,  Plastics, 



Automotive Design Analysis
South Lyon, Michigan
10945 Stoney Point, 48178


Contact:  Michael Nranian
www.trialexpertwitness.com
248-376-0338 Or Toll Free
mnranian@charter.net
10945 Stoney Point
South Lyon, Michigan 48178

Contact:  Michael Nranian
www.trialexpertwitness.com
248-376-0338
mnranian@charter.net

Michael Nranian's CV

 

Michael Nranian has over 30 years of experience focusing in Product Development, Intellectual Property, Patent Litigation, Legal and Technical Compliance, & Product Liability Litigation. He is a Six Sigma Black Belt, Professional Engineer, & Certified Project Management Professional. He has an in-depth background and education in Law, Intellectual Property, Electrical, Chemical, & Computer Engineering, Product Liability, & Business. He has testified extensively as an expert witness in depositions, hearings, and trials in state & federal courts. He is also a licensed attorney in Michigan, Texas, & the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He provides and conducts Technical Product and Engineering Analysis, Patentability & Prior Art Research, and provides the Technical, Scientific, & Litigation Support for Intellectual Property. His litigation experience includes patent infringement / non-infringement under literal infringement and the doctrine of equivalents, patent validity / invalidity, prior art, & file-wrapper estoppel, for ITC & Federal cases, including Inter Partes reviews. He conducts analysis of all aspects of intellectual property, including patents and products, prepares claim charts, & expert witness reports. This includes testimony and document preparation for cases before state, and federal court jurisdictions, and the International Trade Commission, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. He performs analysis under the America Invents Act, and all 101, 102, 103, 112, and other arguments. His experience includes Technology Standards Boards and Licensing Authorities, Antitrust / DOJ, Technology Development and Transfer, Patents, Trademarks, Trade Secrets, Copyrights, Licensing, Unfair Competition/Trade, False/Deceptive Advertising, & Lanham Act Actions, and Class Actions. His Product Liability Expert Witness litigation background includes all types of Safety Systems, Electrical Systems, Fires, Accident Reconstruction (certified through Northwestern University), and Evaluation of Alternative Designs for Automotive, Medical, Manufacturing, and other industries. He has extensive Testifying Experience. He has over 30 years of experience in Automotive and Safety Systems, Sensors, Seatbelts, Airbags / Curtains, Seats, Electrical/Electronic/Electromechanical Systems and Architecture, Warning & Diagnostic Systems, Sensors and Sensor Fusion, Vision and Camera Optical/Image, Forward Collision/Lane Departure Warning, GPS, Navigation, Telematics, Powertrain, Engine, Cellular/Radio/Wireless/Satellite Communication, Information and Data Transmission, Data & Parameter storage & retrieval, Human Machine Interface, Controls, Crash Recorders, Crash Pulse Analysis, System Diagnostic, Fault Codes, Structure (including roof-crush and door) and Front, Side & Roll-over systems (including sensing and algorithm development), Occupant sensing, computer/microprocessor, software/source code analyses, Monitoring & Surveillance, Automotive & Recreational Vehicles, Trucks/Commercial Vehicles, Fleet Management Systems, Construction & Excavation Vehicles/Equipment, Manufacturing and Product Development for domestic and international corporations. He is thoroughly familiar with all regulatory (including ECE & FMVSS), and corporate due-care & SAE requirements, and preemption arguments, safety standards, occupant kinematics, biomechanics & injury causation as well as OSHA, ANSI, Fall Protection. Complete Forensic Investigations and Analyses.
Information:  
Accident Investigations,  Accident Photo Analysis,  Automotive,  Chemicals,  Chemistry,  Copyright Infringement,  Electrical,  Electrical Engineering,  Electronics,  Engineering,  Failure Analysis,  Forensic Engineering,  Intellectual Properties,  Licensing,  Litigation Support,  Materials Science,  Mechanical Engineering,  Motor Vehicles,  Patents,  Product Liability,  Safety,  Scientific and Engineering,  Telecommunications,  Trademark,  Transportation,  Trucking, 


Michael Nranian's CV

 

Michael Nranian has over 30 years of experience focusing in Product Development, Intellectual Property, Patent Litigation, Legal and Technical Compliance, & Product Liability Litigation. He is a Six Sigma Black Belt, Professional Engineer, & Certified Project Management Professional. He has an in-depth background and education in Law, Intellectual Property, Electrical, Chemical, & Computer Engineering, Product Liability, & Business. He has testified extensively as an expert witness in depositions, hearings, and trials in state & federal courts. He is also a licensed attorney in Michigan, Texas, & the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He provides and conducts Technical Product and Engineering Analysis, Patentability & Prior Art Research, and provides the Technical, Scientific, & Litigation Support for Intellectual Property. His litigation experience includes patent infringement / non-infringement under literal infringement and the doctrine of equivalents, patent validity / invalidity, prior art, & file-wrapper estoppel, for ITC & Federal cases, including Inter Partes reviews. He conducts analysis of all aspects of intellectual property, including patents and products, prepares claim charts, & expert witness reports. This includes testimony and document preparation for cases before state, and federal court jurisdictions, and the International Trade Commission, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. He performs analysis under the America Invents Act, and all 101, 102, 103, 112, and other arguments. His experience includes Technology Standards Boards and Licensing Authorities, Antitrust / DOJ, Technology Development and Transfer, Patents, Trademarks, Trade Secrets, Copyrights, Licensing, Unfair Competition/Trade, False/Deceptive Advertising, & Lanham Act Actions, and Class Actions. His Product Liability Expert Witness litigation background includes all types of Safety Systems, Electrical Systems, Fires, Accident Reconstruction (certified through Northwestern University), and Evaluation of Alternative Designs for Automotive, Medical, Manufacturing, and other industries. He has extensive Testifying Experience. He has over 30 years of experience in Automotive and Safety Systems, Sensors, Seatbelts, Airbags / Curtains, Seats, Electrical/Electronic/Electromechanical Systems and Architecture, Warning & Diagnostic Systems, Sensors and Sensor Fusion, Vision and Camera Optical/Image, Forward Collision/Lane Departure Warning, GPS, Navigation, Telematics, Powertrain, Engine, Cellular/Radio/Wireless/Satellite Communication, Information and Data Transmission, Data & Parameter storage & retrieval, Human Machine Interface, Controls, Crash Recorders, Crash Pulse Analysis, System Diagnostic, Fault Codes, Structure (including roof-crush and door) and Front, Side & Roll-over systems (including sensing and algorithm development), Occupant sensing, computer/microprocessor, software/source code analyses, Monitoring & Surveillance, Automotive & Recreational Vehicles, Trucks/Commercial Vehicles, Fleet Management Systems, Construction & Excavation Vehicles/Equipment, Manufacturing and Product Development for domestic and international corporations. He is thoroughly familiar with all regulatory (including ECE & FMVSS), and corporate due-care & SAE requirements, and preemption arguments, safety standards, occupant kinematics, biomechanics & injury causation as well as OSHA, ANSI, Fall Protection. Complete Forensic Investigations and Analyses.

Deatech Consulting Company
Montgomery, Texas
203 Sarasota Circle South, 77356


Contact:  Don Deaver, PE
http://rddeaver.com
936-449-6937 Or Toll Free
rdd5703@aol.com
203 Sarasota Circle South
Montgomery, Texas 77356

Contact:  Don Deaver, PE
http://rddeaver.com
936-449-6937
rdd5703@aol.com
Don Deaver, PE, has over 48 years experience including over 33 years with Exxon Pipeline Company and over 14 years as an independent consultant and expert witness. In over 80% of the cases he has covered, he has worked for the plaintiff.
Information:  
Accident Investigations,  Failure Analysis,  Oil and Gas,  Petroleum Engineering,  Pipeline Pressure Vessels Failure,  Refineries, 


Don Deaver, PE, has over 48 years experience including over 33 years with Exxon Pipeline Company and over 14 years as an independent consultant and expert witness. In over 80% of the cases he has covered, he has worked for the plaintiff.

Read Consulting, LLC - Failure Analysis
Santa Rosa, California
1435 Fulton Road , 95403


Contact:  Thomas L. Read, PhD
www.readconsulting.com
707-494-5089 Or Toll Free 800-520-2374
tread@sonic.net
1435 Fulton Road
Santa Rosa, California 95403

Contact:  Thomas L. Read, PhD
www.readconsulting.com
707-494-5089 Or Toll Free 800-520-2374
tread@sonic.net
Information:  
Failure Analysis,  Food Manufacturing,  Glass,  Industrial Accidents,  Paint and Coatings,  Patents, 



Anderson Materials Evaluation, Inc.
Columbia, Maryland
9051 Red Branch Road, Suite C, 21045


Contact:  Dr. Charles R. Anderson
http://www.andersonmaterials.com/
410-740-8562 Or Toll Free
canderson@andersonmaterials.com
9051 Red Branch Road, Suite C
Columbia, Maryland 21045

Contact:  Dr. Charles R. Anderson
http://www.andersonmaterials.com/
410-740-8562
canderson@andersonmaterials.com
Dr. Anderson is the founder of AME and a co-owner of the company. Dr. Anderson has long specialized in the characterization of surfaces, interfaces, thin films, and coatings. He began applying surface analysis techniques to the solution of materials problems in 1972. He has had a wealth of experience with surface chemical phase identifications, corrosion, battery development, adhesive failures, contamination, electronic packaging, thin film and bulk materials composition, composite interfaces, particle and sintered ceramic surfaces, surface oxidation and degradation, and many other applications of surface analysis. He has served as an officer of the ASTM Committee E-42 on Surface Analysis and as a U.S. Expert on several subcommittees of the ISO Technical Committee 201 on Surface Chemical Analysis. He worked for Case Western Reserve University as a post-doctoral fellow, the Dept. of the Navy as a research physicist, and Martin Marietta and Lockheed Martin as a senior scientist before founding AME, Inc. in 1995. Dr. Anderson especially enjoys integrating the results of multiple analytic techniques to solve tough materials problems. He has assembled a team of materials scientists and engineers with complementary skills and experience who all enjoy working together to solve challenging problems. He is or has been a member of AVS, ASM, MRS, ASTM, the Electrochemical Society, ACS, APS, and SAMPE. He constantly migrates across the boundaries of physics, chemistry, biology, and the engineering disciplines to solve real-world materials problems.
Information:  
Coatings, Sealants, and Paints,  Corrosion Engineering,  Failure Analysis,  Forensic Chemistry,  Lab Testing and Analysis,  Materials Science, 


Dr. Anderson is the founder of AME and a co-owner of the company. Dr. Anderson has long specialized in the characterization of surfaces, interfaces, thin films, and coatings. He began applying surface analysis techniques to the solution of materials problems in 1972. He has had a wealth of experience with surface chemical phase identifications, corrosion, battery development, adhesive failures, contamination, electronic packaging, thin film and bulk materials composition, composite interfaces, particle and sintered ceramic surfaces, surface oxidation and degradation, and many other applications of surface analysis. He has served as an officer of the ASTM Committee E-42 on Surface Analysis and as a U.S. Expert on several subcommittees of the ISO Technical Committee 201 on Surface Chemical Analysis. He worked for Case Western Reserve University as a post-doctoral fellow, the Dept. of the Navy as a research physicist, and Martin Marietta and Lockheed Martin as a senior scientist before founding AME, Inc. in 1995. Dr. Anderson especially enjoys integrating the results of multiple analytic techniques to solve tough materials problems. He has assembled a team of materials scientists and engineers with complementary skills and experience who all enjoy working together to solve challenging problems. He is or has been a member of AVS, ASM, MRS, ASTM, the Electrochemical Society, ACS, APS, and SAMPE. He constantly migrates across the boundaries of physics, chemistry, biology, and the engineering disciplines to solve real-world materials problems.

Arborgate Consulting, Inc.
Tustin, California
1131 Lucinda Way, 92780


Contact:  Gregory W. Applegate
http://www.arborgate-consulting.com/
714-731-6240 Or Toll Free
greg@arborgate.occoxmail.com
1131 Lucinda Way
Tustin, California 92780

Contact:  Gregory W. Applegate
http://www.arborgate-consulting.com/
714-731-6240
greg@arborgate.occoxmail.com
Mr. Applegate is an independent registered consulting arborist, certified arborist, ISA tree risk assessment qualified, and CEO of Arborgate Consulting, Inc. He has been in the horticulture industry since 1963, providing professional arboricultural consulting since 1984 within both private and public sectors. His expertise includes forensic consulting and testimony, appraisal, tree preservation, diagnosis of tree and palm health problems, construction impact mitigation, hazard and failure analysis, root damage studies, decay and loss of strength analysis, pruning programs, species selection, and tree health monitoring.
Information:  
Accident Investigations,  Arboriculture,  Arborist,  Failure Analysis,  Horticulture,  Landscaping, 


Mr. Applegate is an independent registered consulting arborist, certified arborist, ISA tree risk assessment qualified, and CEO of Arborgate Consulting, Inc. He has been in the horticulture industry since 1963, providing professional arboricultural consulting since 1984 within both private and public sectors. His expertise includes forensic consulting and testimony, appraisal, tree preservation, diagnosis of tree and palm health problems, construction impact mitigation, hazard and failure analysis, root damage studies, decay and loss of strength analysis, pruning programs, species selection, and tree health monitoring.

Global Technology Experts
Atlanta, Georgia
2839 Paces Ferry Road, Suite 1160, 30339


Contact:  Santiago Vivanco
www.globaltech-experts.com
770-803-3001 Or Toll Free 800-215-4468
mail@globaltechinc.com
2839 Paces Ferry Road, Suite 1160
Atlanta, Georgia 30339

Contact:  Santiago Vivanco
www.globaltech-experts.com
770-803-3001 Or Toll Free 800-215-4468
mail@globaltechinc.com
Global Technology Experts is a leading engineering and scientific consulting firm providing solutions to complex technical problems. We have been in the engineering and scientific consulting business since 1996, offering our clients an array of experts that spans virtually all engineering and scientific disciplines. We provide a wide array of services, ranging from accident reconstruction and failure analysis, specifically product liability, personal injury, and slip/fall cases, metallurgical research, and investigations involving aerospace and automobile products, including bicycles, to electrical failures including battery, motor & generator.
Information:  
Accident Reconstruction,  Civil Construction and Engineering,  Construction Defects,  Failure Analysis,  Metallurgy,  Premises Liability,  Product Liability,  Scientific and Engineering, 


Global Technology Experts is a leading engineering and scientific consulting firm providing solutions to complex technical problems. We have been in the engineering and scientific consulting business since 1996, offering our clients an array of experts that spans virtually all engineering and scientific disciplines. We provide a wide array of services, ranging from accident reconstruction and failure analysis, specifically product liability, personal injury, and slip/fall cases, metallurgical research, and investigations involving aerospace and automobile products, including bicycles, to electrical failures including battery, motor & generator.

R.A. Hoffmann Engineering P.C. D/B/A Hoffmann & Feige
Brewster, New York
Croton River Executive Park, 3 Fallsview Lane, 10509


Contact:  Richard A. Hoffmann P.E.
http://www.hoffmann-feige.com/
845-277-4401 Or Toll Free
rahoffmann@hoffmann-feige.com
Croton River Executive Park, 3 Fallsview Lane
Brewster, New York 10509

Contact:  Richard A. Hoffmann P.E.
http://www.hoffmann-feige.com/
845-277-4401
rahoffmann@hoffmann-feige.com
EXPERIENCE & EXPERTISE The relevant experience that this firm possesses is broad and varied in scope. Our staff brings to each project over 125 years of experience in the field of metallurgy, corrosion, failure investigation and quality assurance. Failure Analysis Welding & Weld Inspection Corrosion Cryogenics Loading and Strength Analysis High Temperatures Reverse Engineering Heat Treatment Coating & Deposit Identification Testing - Destructive and Nondestructive Alloy Identification Industry Standards Ferrous & Non-Ferrous Materials On-Site Quality Assurance Audits Plastics and Composites Expert Witness Testimony Piping Systems Evaluations Controlled Inspections Design Depelopment Risk Analysis AREAS OF EXPERTISE Carbon steels and stainless steels High temperature alloys Heating element materials Magnesium alloys Maraging steels Tool steels Plating and cleaning Titanium alloys High strength low alloy (HSLA) steels Electro-formed components Aluminum - hardenable, non-hardenable, wrought and cast High alloy and nickel-based alloys, wrought and cast Copper and copper alloys - wrought and cast Gray cast irons, ductile and malleable irons Advanced manufacturing and joining processes Welding, soldering and brazing MATERIALS We have had extensive experience in the fabrication, joining, selection, and failure investigation.
Information:  
Engineering,  Failure Analysis,  Materials Science,  Metallurgy, 


EXPERIENCE & EXPERTISE The relevant experience that this firm possesses is broad and varied in scope. Our staff brings to each project over 125 years of experience in the field of metallurgy, corrosion, failure investigation and quality assurance. Failure Analysis Welding & Weld Inspection Corrosion Cryogenics Loading and Strength Analysis High Temperatures Reverse Engineering Heat Treatment Coating & Deposit Identification Testing - Destructive and Nondestructive Alloy Identification Industry Standards Ferrous & Non-Ferrous Materials On-Site Quality Assurance Audits Plastics and Composites Expert Witness Testimony Piping Systems Evaluations Controlled Inspections Design Depelopment Risk Analysis AREAS OF EXPERTISE Carbon steels and stainless steels High temperature alloys Heating element materials Magnesium alloys Maraging steels Tool steels Plating and cleaning Titanium alloys High strength low alloy (HSLA) steels Electro-formed components Aluminum - hardenable, non-hardenable, wrought and cast High alloy and nickel-based alloys, wrought and cast Copper and copper alloys - wrought and cast Gray cast irons, ductile and malleable irons Advanced manufacturing and joining processes Welding, soldering and brazing MATERIALS We have had extensive experience in the fabrication, joining, selection, and failure investigation.

Shatec Engineering Consultants, LLC
El Dorado Hills, California
7064 Tarvisio Way, 95762


Contact:  Shakir Shatnawi Ph.D., PE
www.shatec.net
916-990-6488 Or Toll Free
sshatnawi@shatec.net
7064 Tarvisio Way
El Dorado Hills, California 95762

Contact:  Shakir Shatnawi Ph.D., PE
www.shatec.net
916-990-6488
sshatnawi@shatec.net
Dr. Shakir Shatnawi has a Ph.D. in Transportation Engineering and Pavement Design, and Masters in Construction Management with over 27 years of practical and extensive engineering and transportation expertise covering industry and public agencies including Caltrans and FHWA. Currently providing expert witness services, expert testimony and litigation support to attorneys and legal entities on cases related to accident reconstruction, analysis, design standards, construction specifications, guidelines, policies, public agency practices, transportation, roads, pavements, airports, materials, highway geometric design, drainage, asphalt, concrete, soil, repairs, maintenance, inspections, rehabilitation, construction quality control - quality assurance, construction claims, inspection, settlement, dispute resolution, pavement surface conditions such as friction, skid resistance, surface discontinuities, cracking, rutting, defects, potholes and roughness, failure investigations, forensic engineering, traffic, safety standards, construction work zone accidents, construction safety, safety operating procedures, roadside hazards, signage, sight distance requirements, ADA requirements, code violations, and engineering analysis.
Information:  
Accident Investigations,  Accident Reconstruction,  Civil Construction and Engineering,  Civil Engineering,  Concrete and Masonry,  Construction,  Construction Claims,  Construction Defects,  Failure Analysis,  Forensic Engineering,  Government,  Materials Science,  Motorcycle Accident Reconstruction,  Parking Lots,  Safety,  Safety Engineering,  Slip, Trip, and Fall,  Traffic Engineering,  Transportation, 


Dr. Shakir Shatnawi has a Ph.D. in Transportation Engineering and Pavement Design, and Masters in Construction Management with over 27 years of practical and extensive engineering and transportation expertise covering industry and public agencies including Caltrans and FHWA. Currently providing expert witness services, expert testimony and litigation support to attorneys and legal entities on cases related to accident reconstruction, analysis, design standards, construction specifications, guidelines, policies, public agency practices, transportation, roads, pavements, airports, materials, highway geometric design, drainage, asphalt, concrete, soil, repairs, maintenance, inspections, rehabilitation, construction quality control - quality assurance, construction claims, inspection, settlement, dispute resolution, pavement surface conditions such as friction, skid resistance, surface discontinuities, cracking, rutting, defects, potholes and roughness, failure investigations, forensic engineering, traffic, safety standards, construction work zone accidents, construction safety, safety operating procedures, roadside hazards, signage, sight distance requirements, ADA requirements, code violations, and engineering analysis.

Engineering Associate Services
Wakefield, Rhode Island
58 Briarwood Drive, 02879


Contact:  Michael B. Plunkett, PE
www.engineeringassociateservices.com
401-935-6557 Or Toll Free
mikeb.plunkett@gmail.com
58 Briarwood Drive
Wakefield, Rhode Island 02879

Contact:  Michael B. Plunkett, PE
www.engineeringassociateservices.com
401-935-6557
mikeb.plunkett@gmail.com
Offices in Rhode Island & Florida

Michael B. Plunkett, PE has been performing engineering consultant and expert witness services for over thirty years. He is recognized as one of the few experts in the Energy Industry. He founded his mechanical/structural engineering consultant firm in 1974. Mr. Plunkett has ongoing consulting activities with most of the major utilities and architectural engineering firms in the United States, including the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the Department of Energy (DOE). During Mr. Plunkett's thirty year career he has been involved in numerous engineering consultant activities within the United States, Europe and Asia. He has extensive experience in nuclear, fossil, waste/water treatment plants. His professional experience entails performing design reviews, safety and hazard analysis, engineering risk assessments, inspections, auditing, failure analysis as well as rate case reviews and expert witness testimony. Mr. Plunkett also has had extensive hands-on working experience in design, analysis, maintenance and field engineering including performance enhancement of piping systems, high energy steam, vacuum air systems for sludge removal, air and vacuum handling systems, buried piping and seismic qualification.

Alternate E-mail: info@engineeringassociateservices.com
Information:  
Building Code Compliance,  Failure Analysis,  Mechanical Engineering,  Pipeline Pressure Vessels Failure,  Piping Design and Analysis,  Structural Engineering, 


Offices in Rhode Island & Florida

Michael B. Plunkett, PE has been performing engineering consultant and expert witness services for over thirty years. He is recognized as one of the few experts in the Energy Industry. He founded his mechanical/structural engineering consultant firm in 1974. Mr. Plunkett has ongoing consulting activities with most of the major utilities and architectural engineering firms in the United States, including the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the Department of Energy (DOE). During Mr. Plunkett's thirty year career he has been involved in numerous engineering consultant activities within the United States, Europe and Asia. He has extensive experience in nuclear, fossil, waste/water treatment plants. His professional experience entails performing design reviews, safety and hazard analysis, engineering risk assessments, inspections, auditing, failure analysis as well as rate case reviews and expert witness testimony. Mr. Plunkett also has had extensive hands-on working experience in design, analysis, maintenance and field engineering including performance enhancement of piping systems, high energy steam, vacuum air systems for sludge removal, air and vacuum handling systems, buried piping and seismic qualification.

Alternate E-mail: info@engineeringassociateservices.com