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Michael J Slifka, PE
Middleton, Wisconsin
3221 Conservancy Lane, 53562


Contact:  Michael J Slifka PE
www.michaelslifka.com
608-827-5241 Or Toll Free
firepro1pe@aol.com
3221 Conservancy Lane
Middleton, Wisconsin 53562

Contact:  Michael J Slifka PE
www.michaelslifka.com
608-827-5241
firepro1pe@aol.com
Drawing on 50+ years of knowledge & experience.
Michael J Slifka,
is a dedicated and skilled expert with a highly successful record of accomplishments in litigation, fire investigation, fire testing, fire engineering design, building code & fire code consultation
Michael Slifka brings a multi-faceted array of capability and experience in fire protection consulting to your needs and the ability to guide you to the easiest approach to achieve the optimal solution.
Michael Slifka has been internationally recognized in litigation support and qualified as an expert witness consulting on cases in the United States and its Territories.
Michaels Slifka, ~ Cell Number 608-692-3096.
Information:  
Building Code Compliance,  Construction Accidents,  Fire and Explosions,  Fire Forensics,  Fire Origin and Cause,  Fire Protection Investigations,  Safety Engineering, 


Drawing on 50+ years of knowledge & experience.
Michael J Slifka,
is a dedicated and skilled expert with a highly successful record of accomplishments in litigation, fire investigation, fire testing, fire engineering design, building code & fire code consultation
Michael Slifka brings a multi-faceted array of capability and experience in fire protection consulting to your needs and the ability to guide you to the easiest approach to achieve the optimal solution.
Michael Slifka has been internationally recognized in litigation support and qualified as an expert witness consulting on cases in the United States and its Territories.
Michaels Slifka, ~ Cell Number 608-692-3096.

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 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.

Fire & Risk Engineering
Long Valley, New Jersey
9 Flintlock Drive, Suite 100, 07853


Contact:  Robert Malanga
www.fire-risk.com
908-876-3255 Or Toll Free
email@fire-risk.com
9 Flintlock Drive, Suite 100
Long Valley, New Jersey 07853

Contact:  Robert Malanga
www.fire-risk.com
908-876-3255
email@fire-risk.com
Expert Engineering and Scientifically Based Forensic Fire Analysis
Dedicated to the preservation of life, property and continuity of operations from fire, process hazards and related perils.
FIRE & RISK ENGINEERING
was established to provide expert guidance in the forensic analysis of fires, explosions and related incidents; in addition to post-incident evaluation, this includes the ability to provide direction with regard to the taking of pre-emptive action for protection against these types of losses. Primary expertise in this arena includes scientific and engineering-based knowledge and application of the chemistry, physics and dynamics of fire; the interaction of fire protection, construction and life safety systems; the complexities that affect both conventional and atypical fire behavior and spread; relevant human behavior parametrics that relate to life safety; and the performance of fire protection systems, all of which are dependent variables that are critical to these evaluation. Our solid background, diverse capabilities and responsiveness are especially important for those projects having complex engineering, technological and business risk dynamics.
Information:  
Accident Investigations,  Building Code Compliance,  Code Compliance,  Engineering,  Fire and Explosions,  Fire Forensics,  Fire Origin and Cause,  Fire Protection Investigations,  Forensic Engineering, 


Expert Engineering and Scientifically Based Forensic Fire Analysis
Dedicated to the preservation of life, property and continuity of operations from fire, process hazards and related perils.
FIRE & RISK ENGINEERING
was established to provide expert guidance in the forensic analysis of fires, explosions and related incidents; in addition to post-incident evaluation, this includes the ability to provide direction with regard to the taking of pre-emptive action for protection against these types of losses. Primary expertise in this arena includes scientific and engineering-based knowledge and application of the chemistry, physics and dynamics of fire; the interaction of fire protection, construction and life safety systems; the complexities that affect both conventional and atypical fire behavior and spread; relevant human behavior parametrics that relate to life safety; and the performance of fire protection systems, all of which are dependent variables that are critical to these evaluation. Our solid background, diverse capabilities and responsiveness are especially important for those projects having complex engineering, technological and business risk dynamics.

Fire/Reconstruction Consultants, Inc.
Cape Canaveral, Florida
P.O. Drawer 307 , 32920-0307


Contact:  Walter P Godfrey
www.fireexpert.com
321-868-7890 Or Toll Free
fireexpert@fireexpert.com
P.O. Drawer 307
Cape Canaveral, Florida 32920-0307

Contact:  Walter P Godfrey
www.fireexpert.com
321-868-7890
fireexpert@fireexpert.com
Mission Statement: Fire/Reconstruction Consultants, Inc. is in the business of providing Accurate, non-biased Technical Independent Investigations to determine the Origin & Cause of Fires & Explosions in Structures, Vessels & Vehicles for our clients. Our diverse team of Fire & Explosion Investigators, Analysts, Experts, & Forensic Engineers provide; fast mobilization, accurate, thorough, integrity based results along with complete litigation support to Marine, Property, Casualty Insurers, Manufacturers & the Legal Profession Worldwide.

The focus of our final delivered product/service is two-fold:
1st)
We are retained in order to technically determine what occurred, how the loss, injury or wrongful death could have been avoided and who or what was at fault and
2nd) by what is expressed in our Mission Statement. On a more minor point, we would like to say that while complex claims or lawsuits cannot be made completely simple due to the legal terminology or technical explanation required, they can be made clear for the jury to thoroughly understand.
Information:  
Civil Litigation,  Earthquake Damage,  Electrical Engineering,  Engineering,  Failure Analysis,  Fire and Explosions,  Fire Origin and Cause,  Fire Protection Investigations,  Forensic Engineering,  Forensic Safety,  Manufacturing Accidents,  Mechanical Engineering, 


Mission Statement: Fire/Reconstruction Consultants, Inc. is in the business of providing Accurate, non-biased Technical Independent Investigations to determine the Origin & Cause of Fires & Explosions in Structures, Vessels & Vehicles for our clients. Our diverse team of Fire & Explosion Investigators, Analysts, Experts, & Forensic Engineers provide; fast mobilization, accurate, thorough, integrity based results along with complete litigation support to Marine, Property, Casualty Insurers, Manufacturers & the Legal Profession Worldwide.

The focus of our final delivered product/service is two-fold:
1st)
We are retained in order to technically determine what occurred, how the loss, injury or wrongful death could have been avoided and who or what was at fault and
2nd) by what is expressed in our Mission Statement. On a more minor point, we would like to say that while complex claims or lawsuits cannot be made completely simple due to the legal terminology or technical explanation required, they can be made clear for the jury to thoroughly understand.

Forensics International
La Quinta, California
61115 Fire Barrel Dr, 92253


Contact:  William Guentzler, PhD
www.forensicsintl.com
619-823-9081 Or Toll Free
forensicsintl@dc.rr.com
61115 Fire Barrel Dr
La Quinta, California 92253

Contact:  William Guentzler, PhD
www.forensicsintl.com
619-823-9081
forensicsintl@dc.rr.com
William Guentzler, PhD received his Professor Emeritus from San Diego State University after thirty-six (36) years of service. He has been a Forensic Examiner with Forensics International for the last thirty-two (32) years.
Information:  
Accident Investigations,  Automobile Accidents,  Failure Analysis,  Fire and Explosions,  Fire Origin and Cause,  Motor Vehicles, 


William Guentzler, PhD received his Professor Emeritus from San Diego State University after thirty-six (36) years of service. He has been a Forensic Examiner with Forensics International for the last thirty-two (32) years.

MG Edible Oil Consulting International, Inc.
Lynnwood, Washington
2526 204th Street S.W., 98036


Contact:  Monoj K. Gupta
mgedibleoil.com
972-234-1634 Or Toll Free
mgupta@sbcglobal.net
2526 204th Street S.W.
Lynnwood, Washington 98036

Contact:  Monoj K. Gupta
mgedibleoil.com
972-234-1634
mgupta@sbcglobal.net
Monoj K. Gupta is the president and founder of MG Edible oil Consulting International, Inc. He founded the company in 1998. He has been in the field of oil technology and food processing for over 45 years, and holds a Master's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Florida, Gainsville, Florida.
Information:  
Accident Investigations,  Chemistry,  Consumer Products,  Fire and Explosions,  Fire Origin and Cause,  Food Manufacturing,  Food Service,  Forensic Chemistry,  Patents,  Restaurant Consultants, 


Monoj K. Gupta is the president and founder of MG Edible oil Consulting International, Inc. He founded the company in 1998. He has been in the field of oil technology and food processing for over 45 years, and holds a Master's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Florida, Gainsville, Florida.

Rapperport Associates Inc
Lexington, Massachusetts
8 Wallis Ct, 02421


Contact:  Dan Rapperport
www.rapperport.com
781-862-9001 Or Toll Free
dan@rapperport.com
8 Wallis Ct
Lexington, Massachusetts 02421

Contact:  Dan Rapperport
www.rapperport.com
781-862-9001
dan@rapperport.com

Rapperport Associates, Inc. CV

CELL NUMBER ~ 339-222-2822
Dan Rapperport & Associates has provided failure analysis, fire and explosion investigation and accident reconstruction services for losses totaling billions of dollars since 1974. Rapperport & Associates’ engineers offer a level of expertise in failure analysis that is matched by few firms. Our success can be credited to an extraordinarily talented team – a team with impeccable credentials and a wealth of experience. Rapperport & Associates has earned the trust of over seventy five insurance companies and hundreds of law firms. Our team of engineers and scientists is drawn principally from Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of California Berkeley. Many of our engineers are nationally recognized experts in their fields and as a team we provide exceptional capability in all aspects of failure analysis. Our use of stunning graphics to present solutions to complex analyses sets us apart. We have been engaged on many large loss accidents and have an enviable track record. 100% of our cases over the last ten years have resulted in favorable settlements for our clients.
Information:  
Accident Investigations,  Accident Reconstruction,  Failure Analysis,  Fire and Explosions,  Fire Forensics,  Fire Origin and Cause,  Fire Protection Investigations,  Structural Failure, 


Rapperport Associates, Inc. CV

CELL NUMBER ~ 339-222-2822
Dan Rapperport & Associates has provided failure analysis, fire and explosion investigation and accident reconstruction services for losses totaling billions of dollars since 1974. Rapperport & Associates’ engineers offer a level of expertise in failure analysis that is matched by few firms. Our success can be credited to an extraordinarily talented team – a team with impeccable credentials and a wealth of experience. Rapperport & Associates has earned the trust of over seventy five insurance companies and hundreds of law firms. Our team of engineers and scientists is drawn principally from Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of California Berkeley. Many of our engineers are nationally recognized experts in their fields and as a team we provide exceptional capability in all aspects of failure analysis. Our use of stunning graphics to present solutions to complex analyses sets us apart. We have been engaged on many large loss accidents and have an enviable track record. 100% of our cases over the last ten years have resulted in favorable settlements for our clients.

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

Energy Research Center, Inc.
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
8262 Miramar Way, 34202


Contact:  John E. Batey PE
http://www.lawsonline.com/website/182
203-459-0353 Or Toll Free
erc@optonline.net
8262 Miramar Way
Lakewood Ranch, Florida 34202

Contact:  John E. Batey PE
http://www.lawsonline.com/website/182
203-459-0353
erc@optonline.net
Principal Engineer and Laboratory Manager at Brookhaven National Laboratory for five years, and developed and operated a test facility for evaluating oil and gas-fired space heating equipment for the U.S. Department of Energy. Experience in Carbon Monoxide testing and investigations. Chairman of Carbon Monoxide Workshop at the Oil Heat Technology Conference held at Brookhaven in April 1997 and performed on-going research for more than 30 years on Carbon Monoxide production by combustion heating equipment. This work included: test program design and operation, data analysis, preparation of engineering reports, and technical presentations. He has also prepared engineering reports and provided testimony as an expert witness on behalf of fuel companies, equipment manufacturers, and others on issues that include combustion forensics, product liability, carbon monoxide exposure, fires, fuel oil leaks, equipment malfunctions, soot damage, and personal injury.
Information:  
Carbon Monoxide,  Combustion and Incineration,  Fire and Explosions,  HVAC Investigations,  Oil and Gas, 


Principal Engineer and Laboratory Manager at Brookhaven National Laboratory for five years, and developed and operated a test facility for evaluating oil and gas-fired space heating equipment for the U.S. Department of Energy. Experience in Carbon Monoxide testing and investigations. Chairman of Carbon Monoxide Workshop at the Oil Heat Technology Conference held at Brookhaven in April 1997 and performed on-going research for more than 30 years on Carbon Monoxide production by combustion heating equipment. This work included: test program design and operation, data analysis, preparation of engineering reports, and technical presentations. He has also prepared engineering reports and provided testimony as an expert witness on behalf of fuel companies, equipment manufacturers, and others on issues that include combustion forensics, product liability, carbon monoxide exposure, fires, fuel oil leaks, equipment malfunctions, soot damage, and personal injury.

Gossman Forensics A Division of ChemRight Laboratories, Inc.
Maquoketa, Iowa
103 South Main, 52060


Contact:  David Gossman CFEI
gossmanforensics.com
563-652-2822 Or Toll Free
dgossman@gossmanforensics.com
103 South Main
Maquoketa, Iowa 52060

Contact:  David Gossman CFEI
gossmanforensics.com
563-652-2822
dgossman@gossmanforensics.com
David Gossman has a B.S. and M.S. in Interdisciplinary Physical Science, is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists (FAIC) is a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) and is a Private Investigator in the state of Iowa (PI). He is a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the International Society of Environmental Forensics and is an Associate Member of the American Bar Association (ABA)-Section of Environment, Energy & Resources and Section of Tort Trial & Insurance Practice. He is a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI).
Information:  
Chemicals,  Chemistry,  Environmental,  Fire and Explosions,  Forensic Chemistry, 


David Gossman has a B.S. and M.S. in Interdisciplinary Physical Science, is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists (FAIC) is a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) and is a Private Investigator in the state of Iowa (PI). He is a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the International Society of Environmental Forensics and is an Associate Member of the American Bar Association (ABA)-Section of Environment, Energy & Resources and Section of Tort Trial & Insurance Practice. He is a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI).

Interactive Consulting, Inc. Specializing in Product Liability, Personal Injury, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering & Intellectual Property
East Norwich, New York
P.O. Box 66, 11732


Contact:  Meyer R. Rosen
www.chemicalconsult.com
516-922-2167 Or Toll Free
meyer.rosen@chemicalconsult.com
Specializing in Product Liability, Personal Injury, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering & Intellectual Property
P.O. Box 66
East Norwich, New York 11732

Contact:  Meyer R. Rosen
www.chemicalconsult.com
516-922-2167
meyer.rosen@chemicalconsult.com

CV - Product Liability & Personal Injury

CV - Chemistry, Chemical Engineering & Intellectual Property

 

Meyer R. Rosen’s experience includes, but is not limited to over 40 years industrial and academic chemical work in the fields of: fires, explosions, hazardous chemicals, chemical burns and toxic exposures. He has more than 20 years as a both a consulting and testifying technical Forensic Expert in personal injury, product liability and intellectual property matters. Meyer has served both plaintiff and defense attorneys and insurance companies, He has testified in both Federal and State Courts.

Mr. Rosen has been an Adjunct Professor of Fire Science for 15 years. He is a recognized expert in hazardous chemicals, their use and application.

Meyer is President of Interactive Consulting, Inc. (www.chemicalconsult.com) and alsoprovides Technical Marketing & product development services worldwide on a wide variety of industrial and chemical product areas. He is Editor-in-Chief of the 2,600 page book trilogy Harry’s Cosmeticology, 9th ed. (database) (https:// www.chemical-publishing.com/harryscosmeticology_p/9780820601793.htm); www.chemical-publishing.com and is Editor-in-Chief of EuroCosmeticsMagazine.

► Credentials: Nationally Certified Professional Chemist and Professional Chemical Engineer; Nationally Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator (Advanced Training); Fellow: American College of Forensic Examiners; Fellow: Royal Society Chemistry (London); Fellow: American Institute of Chemists; Diplomate: American Board of Forensic Examiners; Diplomate: American Board of Forensic Engineering and Technology
Information:  
Chemical Burns,  Chemical Engineering,  Chemistry,  Codes and Standards,  Cosmetic Science,  Fire and Explosions,  Toxic Exposures, 


CV - Product Liability & Personal Injury

CV - Chemistry, Chemical Engineering & Intellectual Property

 

Meyer R. Rosen’s experience includes, but is not limited to over 40 years industrial and academic chemical work in the fields of: fires, explosions, hazardous chemicals, chemical burns and toxic exposures. He has more than 20 years as a both a consulting and testifying technical Forensic Expert in personal injury, product liability and intellectual property matters. Meyer has served both plaintiff and defense attorneys and insurance companies, He has testified in both Federal and State Courts.

Mr. Rosen has been an Adjunct Professor of Fire Science for 15 years. He is a recognized expert in hazardous chemicals, their use and application.

Meyer is President of Interactive Consulting, Inc. (www.chemicalconsult.com) and alsoprovides Technical Marketing & product development services worldwide on a wide variety of industrial and chemical product areas. He is Editor-in-Chief of the 2,600 page book trilogy Harry’s Cosmeticology, 9th ed. (database) (https:// www.chemical-publishing.com/harryscosmeticology_p/9780820601793.htm); www.chemical-publishing.com and is Editor-in-Chief of EuroCosmeticsMagazine.

► Credentials: Nationally Certified Professional Chemist and Professional Chemical Engineer; Nationally Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator (Advanced Training); Fellow: American College of Forensic Examiners; Fellow: Royal Society Chemistry (London); Fellow: American Institute of Chemists; Diplomate: American Board of Forensic Examiners; Diplomate: American Board of Forensic Engineering and Technology

Electrochemical Solutions LLC
Baltimore, Maryland
2705 Copperfield Court, 21209


Contact:  David Zuckerbrod
http://www.echemsolns.com/
443-846-3846 Or Toll Free
david@echemsolns.com
2705 Copperfield Court
Baltimore, Maryland 21209

Contact:  David Zuckerbrod
http://www.echemsolns.com/
443-846-3846
david@echemsolns.com
Dr. David Zuckerbrod, our CEO, has thirty-five years of experience in electrochemical energy storage and conversion. His education includes a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has spent most of his career developing new products for the battery and fuel cell industry. In addition, he headed a battery test facility which included detailed analytical capabilities. He is also a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator. He offers electrochemical consulting services and expert witness services on cases involving batteries including fires and patent cases.
Information:  
Chemicals,  Chemistry,  Corrosion Engineering,  Fire and Explosions, 


Dr. David Zuckerbrod, our CEO, has thirty-five years of experience in electrochemical energy storage and conversion. His education includes a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has spent most of his career developing new products for the battery and fuel cell industry. In addition, he headed a battery test facility which included detailed analytical capabilities. He is also a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator. He offers electrochemical consulting services and expert witness services on cases involving batteries including fires and patent cases.

Fire And Explosion Consultants, LLC
Dayton, Ohio
7490 Bridgewater Road, 45424


Contact:  Greg Trosper
www.fec-fire.com
937-237-4000 Or Toll Free
gregtrosper@fec-fire.com
7490 Bridgewater Road
Dayton, Ohio 45424

Contact:  Greg Trosper
www.fec-fire.com
937-237-4000
gregtrosper@fec-fire.com
Fire and Explosion Consultants, LLC is a private investigation business that provides origin and cause investigation services for fire and explosion losses, small and large, including but not limited to residential, commercial, industrial structures, vehicles, and products for the insurance industry.
Information:  
Failure Analysis,  Fire and Explosions,  Fire Origin and Cause,  Forensic,  Forensic Engineering, 


Fire and Explosion Consultants, LLC is a private investigation business that provides origin and cause investigation services for fire and explosion losses, small and large, including but not limited to residential, commercial, industrial structures, vehicles, and products for the insurance industry.

Glenn D. Peterson PE
Oakland, California
2651 Carisbrook Dr., 94611


Contact:  Glenn D. Peterson

510-725-2743 Or Toll Free
GlennPeterson@msn.com
2651 Carisbrook Dr.
Oakland, California 94611

Contact:  Glenn D. Peterson

510-725-2743
GlennPeterson@msn.com
Consulting, Investigation & Expert Witness in the following areas: Fire cause & spread; Building & fire code analysis; Fire protection system design, performance, & failures; Fire hazards & burning characteristics of materials; Analysis of the effectiveness of all types of fire protection measures; Propane fires & explosions; Computer modeling of fire spread; Furnace & water heater fires; Construction defects; Fire risk analysis; Hazard evaluation. Serving attorneys, insurance companies, government & private industry.
Information:  
Building Code Compliance,  Construction Defects,  Fire and Explosions,  Fire Origin and Cause,  Fire Protection Investigations, 


Consulting, Investigation & Expert Witness in the following areas: Fire cause & spread; Building & fire code analysis; Fire protection system design, performance, & failures; Fire hazards & burning characteristics of materials; Analysis of the effectiveness of all types of fire protection measures; Propane fires & explosions; Computer modeling of fire spread; Furnace & water heater fires; Construction defects; Fire risk analysis; Hazard evaluation. Serving attorneys, insurance companies, government & private industry.

Walt Kelly Enterprises, Inc.
Winona, Minnesota
1026 W. Howard Street, 55987


Contact:  Walt Kelly
waltkelly.com
507-454-5147 Or Toll Free
walt@waltkelly.com
1026 W. Howard Street
Winona, Minnesota 55987

Contact:  Walt Kelly
waltkelly.com
507-454-5147
walt@waltkelly.com
Expert in excavation damage to underground utilities including fiber optic telecommunications, electric, sewer and water, gas distribution and transmission pipelines caused by backhoes, horizontal directional drilling, and errors in locating. Experience as director of state office of pipeline safety enforcing damage prevention laws, consultant to Federal Office of Pipeline Safety to develop national damage prevention program. Has called in 12,000 excavation notices in 16 states, developed and oversaw safe excavation practices that resulted in 2/3 reduction in damages over 4,000 miles of fiber optic installation. Has written or assisted in passing one-call legislation in over 12 states. Presently active on national policy making organizations such as the Common Ground Alliance Best Practices Committee, writing for several trade publications on safety, and developing damage prevention tracks for national trade conferences. Over twenty years of expert witness work for plaintiff and defense.
Information:  
Construction,  Fire and Explosions,  OSHA,  Pipeline Pressure Vessels Failure,  Risk Management,  Underground Facility Damage,  Utilities, 


Expert in excavation damage to underground utilities including fiber optic telecommunications, electric, sewer and water, gas distribution and transmission pipelines caused by backhoes, horizontal directional drilling, and errors in locating. Experience as director of state office of pipeline safety enforcing damage prevention laws, consultant to Federal Office of Pipeline Safety to develop national damage prevention program. Has called in 12,000 excavation notices in 16 states, developed and oversaw safe excavation practices that resulted in 2/3 reduction in damages over 4,000 miles of fiber optic installation. Has written or assisted in passing one-call legislation in over 12 states. Presently active on national policy making organizations such as the Common Ground Alliance Best Practices Committee, writing for several trade publications on safety, and developing damage prevention tracks for national trade conferences. Over twenty years of expert witness work for plaintiff and defense.

J.M. Miller Engineering, Inc.
Ann Arbor, Michigan
2392 Fuller Court, 48105


Contact:  Adam Olshve
www.millerengineering.com
734-662-6822 Or Toll Free
miller@millerengineering.com
2392 Fuller Court
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105

Contact:  Adam Olshve
www.millerengineering.com
734-662-6822
miller@millerengineering.com
Dr. Miller is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Michigan College of Engineering and a registered professional engineer and consultant with over 30 years of experience as an engineering expert witness. He specializes in warnings, labeling and instruction manuals, consumer product design, machine guarding, process safety, fire science, vehicle visibility, tractor egress/ingress, pedestrian and worker slip and fall prevention, COF testing, recreational vehicle safety (boats, ATVs and personal watercraft), compliance with occupational safety and consumer safety standards (OSHA, MSDS, ANSI, ASTM, UL, CPSC).
Miller Engineering has a staff of engineers and experts in the Mechanical, Chemical, Agriculture, Industrial, and Human Factors Engineering.
Dr. Miller has recently authored a chapter titled Hazard Communication Compliance in the Safety Engineering Handbook for ASSE. Dr. Miller has authored five books on the topic of Warnings and Safety Instructions and hundreds of journal articles. He is also currently a committee member of the ASTM Technical Committee F15 on Consumer Products.
Dr. Miller’s experience includes the following: Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (1963), M.B.A. (1965), and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering (1971), Ohio State University. Owens-Corning Fiberglass (1964-1967): Corporate Methods Engineer. The University of Michigan (1970-present): Industrial and Operations Engineering (IOE) Professor, teaching courses in human factors/ergonomics, safety, engineering law, and labor relations. U.S. Department of Labor (1975-1977): Special Assistant for Safety, Assistant Secretary of Labor.
Information:  
Accident Investigations,  Accident Reconstruction,  Agricultural Engineering,  Construction Safety,  Consumer Products,  Ergonomics,  Fire and Explosions,  Forklifts,  Human Factors,  Industrial Accidents,  Labels and Warnings,  Mechanical Engineering,  OSHA,  Personal Injury,  Slip, Trip, and Fall,  Toxic Exposures,  Toy Safety Design,  Transportation, 


Dr. Miller is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Michigan College of Engineering and a registered professional engineer and consultant with over 30 years of experience as an engineering expert witness. He specializes in warnings, labeling and instruction manuals, consumer product design, machine guarding, process safety, fire science, vehicle visibility, tractor egress/ingress, pedestrian and worker slip and fall prevention, COF testing, recreational vehicle safety (boats, ATVs and personal watercraft), compliance with occupational safety and consumer safety standards (OSHA, MSDS, ANSI, ASTM, UL, CPSC).
Miller Engineering has a staff of engineers and experts in the Mechanical, Chemical, Agriculture, Industrial, and Human Factors Engineering.
Dr. Miller has recently authored a chapter titled Hazard Communication Compliance in the Safety Engineering Handbook for ASSE. Dr. Miller has authored five books on the topic of Warnings and Safety Instructions and hundreds of journal articles. He is also currently a committee member of the ASTM Technical Committee F15 on Consumer Products.
Dr. Miller’s experience includes the following: Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (1963), M.B.A. (1965), and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering (1971), Ohio State University. Owens-Corning Fiberglass (1964-1967): Corporate Methods Engineer. The University of Michigan (1970-present): Industrial and Operations Engineering (IOE) Professor, teaching courses in human factors/ergonomics, safety, engineering law, and labor relations. U.S. Department of Labor (1975-1977): Special Assistant for Safety, Assistant Secretary of Labor.

Forensic Analysis & Engineering Corporation
Hampton, Virginia
2503 58th Street Suite A, 23661


Contact:  Robert Kochan, ME, CMI, DABFET, FACFEI, CXLT
www.forensic-analysis.com
757-265-9333 Or Toll Free 800-224-3595
corporate@4n6engr.com
2503 58th Street Suite A
Hampton, Virginia 23661

Contact:  Robert Kochan, ME, CMI, DABFET, FACFEI, CXLT
www.forensic-analysis.com
757-265-9333 Or Toll Free 800-224-3595
corporate@4n6engr.com
Forensic Analysis & Engineering Corporation (FAEC) is more than an engineering firm. Our team of professional engineers, qualified scientists and specialized experts will work with you to resolve your case quickly, accurately and objectively. We have been providing a broad range of forensic investigations for a diverse worldwide client base for more than 50 years, by solving thousands of puzzling questions and helping settle billions of dollars in claims and personal losses spanning the gamut from fire & explosions, accident reconstructions, storm & catastrophic events, product defects to a wide array of marine losses. FAEC has a well-founded reputation for providing defendable, court-approved analyses which convincingly define why an event occurred. Our rapid response team is ready 24/7 to support your file effort by getting the answers you need, when you need them!
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Accident Injury,  Accident Reconstruction,  Admiralty,  Amusement Parks,  Automobile Accidents,  Aviation,  Biomechanics,  Biomedical and Biomechanical Injury Analysis,  Biomedical Engineering,  Boating,  Building Code Compliance,  Carbon Monoxide,  Civil Construction and Engineering,  Code Compliance,  Commercial Vehicle Accident Reconstruction,  Computer Data Recovery,  Computer Forensics,  Construction Claims,  Construction Defects,  Construction Safety,  Consumer Products,  Document Alterations,  Document Analysis,  Document Examiner,  Document Management,  Earthquake Damage,  Electrical Engineering,  Elevators and Escalators,  Equipment and Machinery,  Failure Analysis,  Farms and Farm Safety,  Fire and Explosions,  Fire Forensics,  Fire Origin and Cause,  Fire Protection Investigations,  Food Safety,  Forensic Engineering,  Forklifts,  Geotechnical Engineering,  Groundwater Resources and Contamination,  Hail Damages,  Handwriting Experts,  Human Factors,  Hurricane Damage,  HVAC Investigations,  Indoor Air Quality,  Industrial Accidents,  Job Safety Analysis,  Lab Testing and Analysis,  Ladders and Manlifts,  Litigation Support,  Machine Safety,  Manufacturing Accidents,  Maritime,  Materials Science,  Mechanical Engineering,  Metallurgy,  Mold and Moisture,  Motor Vehicles,  Motorcycle Accident Reconstruction,  Noise Measurement and Control,  Occupational Injury,  Office Buildings,  Oil and Gas,  OSHA,  Paint and Coatings,  Park and Playground Accidents,  Patents,  Personal Injury,  Pipeline Pressure Vessels Failure,  Plumbing,  Process Safety Chemicals and Oil Refining,  Product Failure,  Product Failure Determination,  Product Liability,  Reconstruction,  Reinforced Concrete and Masonry,  Roofing and Waterproofing,  Safety Engineering,  Shooting Incident Reconstruction,  Slip, Trip, and Fall,  Solar Energy,  Structural Engineering,  Structural Failure,  Toxic Exposures,  Trial Consultants,  Water and Flood Damage, 


Forensic Analysis & Engineering Corporation (FAEC) is more than an engineering firm. Our team of professional engineers, qualified scientists and specialized experts will work with you to resolve your case quickly, accurately and objectively. We have been providing a broad range of forensic investigations for a diverse worldwide client base for more than 50 years, by solving thousands of puzzling questions and helping settle billions of dollars in claims and personal losses spanning the gamut from fire & explosions, accident reconstructions, storm & catastrophic events, product defects to a wide array of marine losses. FAEC has a well-founded reputation for providing defendable, court-approved analyses which convincingly define why an event occurred. Our rapid response team is ready 24/7 to support your file effort by getting the answers you need, when you need them!

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.

Steven E. Zell, P.E. Accidental Air Release Expert
Salt Lake City, Utah
228 South Sandrun Road, 84103


Contact:  Steven E. Zell, P.E.
Steven E. Zell, P.E. WEBSITE
860-899-7353 Or Toll Free
stevenzell11@gmail.com
Accidental Air Release Expert
228 South Sandrun Road
Salt Lake City, Utah 84103

Contact:  Steven E. Zell, P.E.
Steven E. Zell, P.E. WEBSITE
860-899-7353
stevenzell11@gmail.com

Steven E. Zell's CV

 

Steven E. Zell, P.E. has extensive experience as an expert witness in toxic tort litigation concerning accidental or chronic releases of toxic pollutants to the atmosphere, including releases due to overpressure or fire or explosions in chemical plants and oil refineries, and releases of toxic chemicals due to railway and truck accidents. Expertise includes calculation of transient emission rates from process or incident conditions, chemical reactions, and atmospheric dispersion modeling to determine concentrations to which affected persons were exposed. For releases from chemical processes, a failure analysis or root-cause analysis can be performed to determine responsibility for the cause of the accident. If you are representing the plaintiffs or defendants in toxic tort litigation involving release of pollutants to the air, contact Steven E. Zell at (860)899-7353 or by email at stevenzell@sbcglobal.net.
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Air Pollution Control,  Environmental Engineering,  Fire and Explosions,  Oil and Gas,  Refineries,  Toxic Tort, 


Steven E. Zell's CV

 

Steven E. Zell, P.E. has extensive experience as an expert witness in toxic tort litigation concerning accidental or chronic releases of toxic pollutants to the atmosphere, including releases due to overpressure or fire or explosions in chemical plants and oil refineries, and releases of toxic chemicals due to railway and truck accidents. Expertise includes calculation of transient emission rates from process or incident conditions, chemical reactions, and atmospheric dispersion modeling to determine concentrations to which affected persons were exposed. For releases from chemical processes, a failure analysis or root-cause analysis can be performed to determine responsibility for the cause of the accident. If you are representing the plaintiffs or defendants in toxic tort litigation involving release of pollutants to the air, contact Steven E. Zell at (860)899-7353 or by email at stevenzell@sbcglobal.net.

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.