Fire and Explosion Investigator...Marine Engineering...Mechanical Engineer...Vehicle Accident...
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Mechanical Engineer

This 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 also is an expert in maritime industries and marine engineering, and has worked on cases involving recreational marine vessels, including power and sail operation, and propulsion and power generator systems (diesel and gasoline)

He has provided expert testimony as to his findings in various courts of law, including both local and federal venues.


Academic Background

• B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA 2002


Additional Academic Activities / Honors

• WREX World Reconstruction Exposition - Orlando, FL, May 2016
• Investigation of Gas and Electric Appliance Fires – Benton Harbor, Michigan, April 2014
• CDR Analysis & Applications Update Course – Millersville, Maryland, September 2011
• Advanced Collision Reconstruction with CDR Applications – Millersville, Maryland, April 2011
• Crush Energy Analysis in Collision Reconstruction – Millersville, Maryland, August 2010
• Heavy Vehicle Crash Reconstruction – Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, May 2010
• Combined Annual Conference for Collision Reconstruction – NAPARS, Atlantic City, New Jersey,
• October 2008
• Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) System Data Analyst Course – Millersville, Maryland, May 2008
• Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) System Technician Course – Annapolis, Maryland, February 2008
• Combined Annual Conference for Collision Reconstruction – NAPARS, Houston, Texas, September 2006
• Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) System Operator Training Series – CSI, Chantilly, Virginia, January 2006
• Combined Annual Conference for Collision Reconstruction – NAPARS, Wilmington, Delaware,
• October 2005
• Combined Annual Conference for Collision Reconstruction – NAPARS, Ocean City, Maryland,
• October 2004
• Human Factors in Traffic Crash Reconstruction – IPTM, Jacksonville, Florida, March 2004
• Motor Vehicle Accident Reconstruction – SAE, Troy, Michigan, November 2003
• Fire and Explosion Investigation / NFPA 921 Compliant Training and Certification Addendum Available Upon Request


Professional Experience

• RTI Group, LLC, Annapolis, MD, Mechanical Engineer, 2017-Present.
• Mechanical Engineer, Private company,  2016 - Present
• Mechanical Engineer, CED Technologies, Inc., 2001 - 2016
• Marine Engine and Generator Specialist, Bay Shore Marine Engine Service, Inc., 1998 - 2000
• Maintenance Service Provider, Above the Water Line, 1996 - 1998


Professional Associations and Activities

• National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists (NAPARS)
• American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
• Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
• National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI)


Registrations and Licenses

• Registered Professional Engineer, State of Maryland, License No. 31263
• Registered Professional Engineer, State of Delaware, License No. 18806
• Registered Professional Engineer, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, License No. PE081565
• Registered Professional Engineer, Commonwealth of Virginia, License No. 0402055400
• ACTAR, Accredited Traffic Accident Reconstructionist, ACTAR Member No. 2061
• CFEI, Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator, Registration No. 15046-7868v
• CVFI, Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator, Registration No. 15046-7868v




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