June 20th, 2017 Expert Spotlight

June 20th, 2017 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.


Airplane Charter Management and Operations
RTI Expert No: 011214

RTI Expert 011214 is highly-experienced in airline management and operations. He has served as an officer for four airlines and as a consultant for approximately 75 airlines.  He has also served close to 100 law firms, financial institutions, vendors, airports, government agencies, investors, travel distributors, labor groups, and others. Our Expert is an innovative, transformational leader who possesses highly diverse aviation and related experience. He has expertise in a wide variety of planning, marketing, sales, commercial, distribution, strategy, financial, fleet, and other aviation matters.  His experience spans airlines of all sizes and types worldwide. He has served as a consulting and testifying expert in courts of law and has testified before the U.S. Civil Aeronautics Board, the U.S. Department of Transportation, the South African Competition Commission, and other regulatory bodies. He has also served in arbitration's.


Aircraft Accident Reconstruction
RTI Expert No: 011206

RTI Expert 011206 has over twenty years of experience in Aircraft Accident Investigation with both the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). He has been involved in several investigations, represented FAA in multiple accident investigations, assisted the ICAO with the development of their Safety Oversight Audit Program, as well as conducted briefings on the role of government agencies in accident investigation. Our Expert served for many years as a pilot and flight engineer for Continental Airlines. He's been a spokesperson for multiple airline's, presented papers at several ICAO seminars, and even served as part of a combat crew while in the United States Air Force. 


Fire Science and Testing
RTI Expert No: 011157

RTI Expert 011157 is a Fire Test Technician with over 20 years of experience, specializing in testing and studies related to the performance of equipment and materials associated with fire and explosion related failures.  He is experienced in small and large scale testing, and evaluation to determine ignition sources, flame spread rate, failure modes, heat flux, temperature, heat transfer, smoke generation, and fire suppression. Our Expert is also knowledgeable in the evaluation of fire detection and suppression systems.  He has performed experimental and standard studies/testing related to product development. In addition, he has provided expert testimony in courts of law.


Nondestructive Testing and
Structural Integrity

RTI Expert No: 011142

RTI Expert 011142 has been active in the Technology of Nondestructive Testing and related Quality and Inspection fields since 1957.  During this time, he provided extensive training, consultation and engineering services to a broad range of industries including aerospace, construction, power generation, shipbuilding, chemical, transportation, and others. His special qualifications include radiographic evaluation and failure analysis of aerospace structures, building and bridge structures, pipelines, nuclear and fossil power plant structures, tanks and pressure vessels, and chemical plant structures. He has provided expert testimony as to his findings in courts of law.