2017 Kick Off Expert Spotlight

2017 Kick Off Expert Spotlight


Are you in need of an Expert?  We personally select top qualified Experts who excel in varying disciplines including fire and explosion, aviation, construction, marine, rail, utilities, and more.  We will highlight four of these Professionals bimonthly; however, all of our Experts can be found in the RTI Expert Directory.  For additional information on any Expert, please contact us.


Electrical Engineer
RTI Expert No: 011158

Our Senior Electrical Engineer has over 40 years of investigative experience in accident investigations.  He has conducted evaluations, damage assessments and fire investigations involving electrical distribution in construction, farm and medical equipment. His investigations have ranged from residential wiring and small appliances to large industrial machinery, shipboard equipment, transformers and substation equipment.

He is a Registered Professional Engineer and a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) with extensive experience with electrocutions, burns and shocks, as well as NEC/NESC and OSHA requirements.


Biotechnology Consultant
RTI Expert No: 011191

Our Biotechnology Consultant works in the Orthopaedic and Industrial Biomechanic fields.  He specializes in injury mechanics and causation relating to impacts.  This includes analyzing injuries related to high and low speed motor vehicle and aviation impacts. Other areas of expertise include occupational and slip-trip-fall injuries, and injuries related to sports and sports equipment.

He has provided biomechanical consultation in criminal courts on matters pertaining to murder, manslaughter, child & elder abuse, assault, police brutality and traumatic brain injury. Additional expertise is in research methods and statistical evaluation.


Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineer
RTI Expert No: 011254

This RTI expert has over 20 years of experience in the Aeronautical and Aerospace fields and currently holds job titles of Specialist Engineer and Senior Manager.  He is proficient with the testing, analysis, design, certification, assembly, inspection, and repair of all material types (metallics, ceramics, and polymers) and specializes in the composites arena.

Extensive credentials include nearly two decades as an engineer and manager on the Space Shuttle Program including active involvement in the Space Shuttle Columbia accident investigation and subsequent return-to-flight effort.  He is a licensed professional engineer with mechanical and building code endorsements as well as NCEES Model Law Engineer Record and International Registry of Professional Engineers credentials.


Human Factors Engineer
RTI Expert No: 11168

For over 30 years, both as a corporate safety director and private consultant, this expert has provided a variety of organizations, including private industry, governments, and legal and insurance community with technical assistance on safety and human factors engineering issues.

He is a Registered Professional Engineer (safety), a Certified Safety Professional, and a Master’s Level Psychologist specializing in technical aspects of applied human factors engineering and safety.  During the course of his career he has worked on cases involving construction safety, product safety analysis, hazard analysis, failure analysis, and human factors engineering analysis with respect to private, product, commercial, and industrial accident reconstruction.