May 23rd - 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.

Construction Management Specialist
RTI Expert No: 011180

RTI Expert 011180 has more than forty years experience in engineering, construction and facilities management.  He is a graduate of Penn State University and holds a Master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh.  He is a Registered Professional Engineer in six states and holds an Asbestos Inspection license in Virginia.  Our expert served over seven years on active duty in the Navy’s Civil Engineer Corps and retired in 2001 with thirty years of combined active and reserve service. As a member of the Adjunct Faculty in Old Dominion University's Continuing Engineering Education program, he has taught basic contract law as well as various management courses. 

Aviation Litigation Support
RTI Expert No: 011242

RTI Expert 011242 is a highly experienced helicopter pilot, operations director, accident investigator, and safety specialist. After serving as a helicopter pilot in the U.S, Army,  he founded a successful helicopter company in Northern California.  Our expert managed and conducted a wide range of helicopter operations including FAR Part 135 air carrier operations, flight training, energy exploration, logging, power and pipeline patrol, firefighting, search and rescue, and external load operations.  In addition to operating up to 20 aircraft, his prior company performed maintenance and repair as an FAA certified Aircraft Repair Station.

Air Traffic Control Services Expert
RTI Expert No: 011155

RTI expert 011155 has over 37 years of experience in air traffic control radar, procedures, training, and implementation. He has worked in numerous FAA and non FAA Towers, Terminal Radar Approach Control Facilities (TRACONS), and En-route Air Traffic Control Centers (ARTCC). He is knowledgeable in all aspects of FAA regulations, standard operating procedures, and Letters of Agreement within the aviation industry. He is also experienced in interpreting RADAR DATA and providing transcript translations pertaining to air traffic control instructions. In 2009, he was nominated for Samuel J. Heyman award for his nationally recognized Air traffic control retraining program.

Mechanical Engineer
RTI Expert No: 011143

RTI expert 011143 expert specializes in fire and explosion investigation and accident reconstruction. He is a Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator and Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator through the National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI). In addition to passenger vehicles, his expertise in Motor Vehicle Accident Reconstruction includes heavy trucks and recreation vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles, pedestrians, and off-highway vehicles. He is nationally certified through the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR). This expert is a Registered Professional Engineer in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. He has significant knowledge of internal combustion engines and generators, residential and commercial mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, and structural water/moisture origin determination. He has provided expert testimony as to his findings in various courts of law, including both local and federal venues.