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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.

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.

Lynch & Associates, Inc.
Wyckoff, New Jersey
377 Sicomac Ave., 07481


Contact:  Richard F. Lynch
Lynch & Associates, Inc. WEBSITE
201-891-8399 Or Toll Free
richardflynch@aol.com
377 Sicomac Ave.
Wyckoff, New Jersey 07481

Contact:  Richard F. Lynch
Lynch & Associates, Inc. WEBSITE
201-891-8399
richardflynch@aol.com
Materials\Metallurgical forensic investigations and failure analysis for fracture, corrosion analysis, test interpretation, and patent/trademark technical evaluation for the legal profession. Expert witness/consultant on all materials including metallic and non-metallic materials such as steel, stainless steel, alloy steel, aluminum, brass, titanium, other nonferrous metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites. Effective court testimony. Experienced in use and interpretation of results from standard and advanced materials laboratory methods. Publications. ASTM Fellow. ASM Fellow.
Information:  
Corrosion Engineering,  Engineering,  Materials Science,  Metallurgy, 


Materials\Metallurgical forensic investigations and failure analysis for fracture, corrosion analysis, test interpretation, and patent/trademark technical evaluation for the legal profession. Expert witness/consultant on all materials including metallic and non-metallic materials such as steel, stainless steel, alloy steel, aluminum, brass, titanium, other nonferrous metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites. Effective court testimony. Experienced in use and interpretation of results from standard and advanced materials laboratory methods. Publications. ASTM Fellow. ASM Fellow.

Marc H. Richman, Inc.
Providence, Rhode Island
One Richmond Square, Ste. 105C, 02906


Contact:  Marc H. Richman, ScD, PE
Marc H. Richman, Inc. WEBSITE
401-751-9656 Or Toll Free
mhrichman@aol.com
One Richmond Square, Ste. 105C
Providence, Rhode Island 02906

Contact:  Marc H. Richman, ScD, PE
Marc H. Richman, Inc. WEBSITE
401-751-9656
mhrichman@aol.com
Marc H. Richman, Inc. has been providing expert testimony and forensic engineering services for over 58 years. You can rely on Marc H. Richman, Inc. for accident reconstruction, fire cause and origin, gas explosions, structural failures, product liability, machine guarding, metallurgy, failure analysis, premises liability, instructions and warnings, metal orthopedic device failures, and more. We've been locally owned and operated in Providence, RI since 1957. Call Marc H. Richman, Inc. today!
Information:  
Failure Analysis,  Fire Origin and Cause,  Forensic Engineering,  Metallurgy,  Product Liability, 


Marc H. Richman, Inc. has been providing expert testimony and forensic engineering services for over 58 years. You can rely on Marc H. Richman, Inc. for accident reconstruction, fire cause and origin, gas explosions, structural failures, product liability, machine guarding, metallurgy, failure analysis, premises liability, instructions and warnings, metal orthopedic device failures, and more. We've been locally owned and operated in Providence, RI since 1957. Call Marc H. Richman, Inc. today!

PEG, Inc. Experts Professional Engineering Group
Birmingham, Alabama
950 22nd Street North, Suite 632, 35203


Contact:  Lamar T. Hawkins, J.D., P.E.
peginc.biz
205-458-8516 Or Toll Free
lthpc@aol.com
Experts Professional Engineering Group
950 22nd Street North, Suite 632
Birmingham, Alabama 35203

Contact:  Lamar T. Hawkins, J.D., P.E.
peginc.biz
205-458-8516
lthpc@aol.com
"Free telephone conference call about your case." ---------- Serving the Southeast Region.
Information:  
Accident Reconstruction,  Building Code Compliance,  Civil Construction and Engineering,  Civil Engineering,  Concrete and Masonry,  Construction Accidents,  Construction Safety,  Cooling Towers,  Electrical Engineering,  Fall Protection,  Mechanical Engineering,  Metallurgy,  Motor Vehicles,  OSHA,  Paint and Coatings,  Premises Liability,  Safety,  Safety Engineering,  Slip, Trip, and Fall,  Structural Engineering,  Trucking, 


"Free telephone conference call about your case." ---------- Serving the Southeast Region.

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 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.

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.

Garrett Forensics
Long Beach, California
4201 Long Beach Blvd, Ste 220, 90807


Contact:  Robert Dean
www.garrett-engineers.com
562-997-3013 Or Toll Free 800-229-3647
assignments@garrett-engineers.com
4201 Long Beach Blvd, Ste 220
Long Beach, California 90807

Contact:  Robert Dean
www.garrett-engineers.com
562-997-3013 Or Toll Free 800-229-3647
assignments@garrett-engineers.com
The purpose of our company is to help those who “…need to know what Really happened…” by answering their question in a concise, courteous, timely, technically accurate, courtroom defensible, cost effective manner, using unbiased, highly qualified & experienced consultants.
Information:  
Accident Analysis,  Accident Investigations,  Accident Reconstruction,  Automobile Accidents,  Automotive,  Biomechanics,  Biomedical and Biomechanical Injury Analysis,  Chemical Burns,  Chemical Engineering,  Code Compliance,  Construction Claims,  Construction Defects,  Corrosion Engineering,  Cranes,  Earthquake Damage,  Environmental Engineering,  Expert Witness,  Expert Witness Testimonies,  Fire and Explosions,  Fire Forensics,  Fire Origin and Cause,  Firearms Safety,  Forensic Accounting,  Geotechnical Engineering,  HVAC Investigations,  Manufacturing Accidents,  Metallurgy,  Premises Liability,  Product Liability,  Scientific and Engineering,  Slip, Trip, and Fall,  Toxicology,  Traffic Engineering,  Transportation,  Workplace Injury, 


The purpose of our company is to help those who “…need to know what Really happened…” by answering their question in a concise, courteous, timely, technically accurate, courtroom defensible, cost effective manner, using unbiased, highly qualified & experienced consultants.

Reedy Engineering, Inc.
Campbell, California
3425 South Bascom Ave., Suite E, 95008


Contact:  Roger F. Reedy, PE
http://www.reedyeng.com/
408-558-0330 Or Toll Free
ras@reedyeng.com
3425 South Bascom Ave., Suite E
Campbell, California 95008

Contact:  Roger F. Reedy, PE
http://www.reedyeng.com/
408-558-0330
ras@reedyeng.com
Roger F. Reedy has extensive experience working on the design and construction of pressure vessels, piping, and nuclear power components. His experience includes design, analysis, fabrication, and erection of pressure vessels and piping components for petroleum, chemical, nuclear, fossil fuel, and other industries, including development and implementation of applicable quality systems. His background encompasses nuclear reactors and containment vessels, as well as pressure vessels and storage tanks for petroleum, chemical, and other energy industries. Mr. Reedy is an acknowledged expert in the construction of pressure vessels and nuclear components, including nuclear waste transportation casks and storage canisters, meeting the requirements of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section III, Divisions 1, 2 and 3, Section VIII, Divisions 1 and 2, and Sections I, II, V, IX, and XI, and piping to the requirements of ASME B31.1 and B31.3. He is also an expert in implementation of practical quality programs for designers, fabricators, installers, and owners of industrial equipment and plants.
Information:  
Engineering,  Mechanical Engineering,  Metallurgy,  Pipeline Pressure Vessels Failure,  Structural Engineering, 


Roger F. Reedy has extensive experience working on the design and construction of pressure vessels, piping, and nuclear power components. His experience includes design, analysis, fabrication, and erection of pressure vessels and piping components for petroleum, chemical, nuclear, fossil fuel, and other industries, including development and implementation of applicable quality systems. His background encompasses nuclear reactors and containment vessels, as well as pressure vessels and storage tanks for petroleum, chemical, and other energy industries. Mr. Reedy is an acknowledged expert in the construction of pressure vessels and nuclear components, including nuclear waste transportation casks and storage canisters, meeting the requirements of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section III, Divisions 1, 2 and 3, Section VIII, Divisions 1 and 2, and Sections I, II, V, IX, and XI, and piping to the requirements of ASME B31.1 and B31.3. He is also an expert in implementation of practical quality programs for designers, fabricators, installers, and owners of industrial equipment and plants.

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.

LGI Forensic Engineering, P.C.
North White Plains, New York
7 Reservoir Road, 10603


Contact:  Steven Pietropaolo President & CEO P.E., CFEI, CFII
www.lgiforensic.com
914-670-0208 Or Toll Free
getinfo@lgiforensic.com
7 Reservoir Road
North White Plains, New York 10603

Contact:  Steven Pietropaolo President & CEO P.E., CFEI, CFII
www.lgiforensic.com
914-670-0208
getinfo@lgiforensic.com
Certified Fire and Explosive Investigator (CFEI); Certified Fire Investigator Instructor (CFII). Over 25 years engineering experience including electrical, mechanical materials, safety, fire protection and construction. Extensive knowledge of codes and standards. Expertise in forensic investigations of: Product defects, fires/explosions, accidents/injuries, building failures, electro/mechanical system failures, and utility company procedures/equipment. He has been retained on numerous large multimillion-dollar property damage cases as well as fatal accidents, fires/explosions and other grave injury matters.
Information:  
Fire and Explosions,  Forensic Engineering,  Metallurgy,  Product Liability,  Scientific and Engineering, 


Certified Fire and Explosive Investigator (CFEI); Certified Fire Investigator Instructor (CFII). Over 25 years engineering experience including electrical, mechanical materials, safety, fire protection and construction. Extensive knowledge of codes and standards. Expertise in forensic investigations of: Product defects, fires/explosions, accidents/injuries, building failures, electro/mechanical system failures, and utility company procedures/equipment. He has been retained on numerous large multimillion-dollar property damage cases as well as fatal accidents, fires/explosions and other grave injury matters.

4x Forensic Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Huntington Beach, California
5262 Oceanus Drive, 92649


Contact:  Phil Van Herle, P.E.
www.4xforensic.com
714-450-8500 Or Toll Free
phil@4xforensic.com
5262 Oceanus Drive
Huntington Beach, California 92649

Contact:  Phil Van Herle, P.E.
www.4xforensic.com
714-450-8500
phil@4xforensic.com
Mr. Van Herle is a registered professional engineer. He has a wide array of experience in fire & explosion, product defect, accident investigation and failure analysis. His engineering career started in 1992 within the automotive industry conducting power supply and charging component thermal analysis, temperature, environmental & mechanical wear testing for the General Motors EV-1 electric car project. His career design and testing experience includes the areas of electromagnetic, electrical power systems, control systems and machine design of products. Mr. Van Herle has a wide range of computer simulation expertise in the areas of thermal heat transfer analysis, fire modeling, accident reconstruction and multi-physics Finite Element Analysis for stress, fluid flow and heat transfer. Since the year 2000 while working as a forensic engineering expert witness he has conducted several thousand fire & explosion, product defect and accident related case investigations. He has testified over 30 times in deposition and trial and has drafted several Federal trial reports. He has been involved with several Consumer Product Safety Commission product recall investigations. He holds two U.S. patents for products which he designed, prototyped and personally prepared and filed the patent documents.
Information:  
Corrosion Engineering,  Electrical Engineering,  Fire and Explosions,  Mechanical Engineering,  Metallurgy, 


Mr. Van Herle is a registered professional engineer. He has a wide array of experience in fire & explosion, product defect, accident investigation and failure analysis. His engineering career started in 1992 within the automotive industry conducting power supply and charging component thermal analysis, temperature, environmental & mechanical wear testing for the General Motors EV-1 electric car project. His career design and testing experience includes the areas of electromagnetic, electrical power systems, control systems and machine design of products. Mr. Van Herle has a wide range of computer simulation expertise in the areas of thermal heat transfer analysis, fire modeling, accident reconstruction and multi-physics Finite Element Analysis for stress, fluid flow and heat transfer. Since the year 2000 while working as a forensic engineering expert witness he has conducted several thousand fire & explosion, product defect and accident related case investigations. He has testified over 30 times in deposition and trial and has drafted several Federal trial reports. He has been involved with several Consumer Product Safety Commission product recall investigations. He holds two U.S. patents for products which he designed, prototyped and personally prepared and filed the patent documents.

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.