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 Expert  107905

Expert in Automotive Diagnostics

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Michigan (MI)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR. Expert has specialized experience in managing the development and distribution of PC-based serial tools and automotive diagnostic software. He produced a 10 year strategic plan to provide the next generation of service tools for future vehicle electrical systems. He developed the process to distribute validated diagnostic software using ISO 9000 principles. He implemented extensive usage of CD-ROM technology for mass information storage at dealer and aftermarket service locations. He also implemented a system to reprogram vehicle electric control modules for an OEM.

AUTOMOTIVE MAINTENANCE. Expert developed automotive maintenance schedules for a major OEM with focus on engine emission systems. He used maintenance requirements to limit vehicle selection in EPA compliance testing activities. Expert has knowledge of maintenance requirements for drivetrain, brake systems, and diesel and methanol systems.

AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY. Expert prepared a detailed analysis of auto industry vehicle service trends and tools required to deal with the rapidly advancing electronic vehicle technology which required analysis of future vehicle electrical systems, service/maintenance strategies, information distribution processes, electronic service tools, and technician training. He issued SAE recommended practice J2186 E/E Data Link Security. He continues to participate in a leadership role for the SAE Vehicle E/E Systems Diagnostic Committee, a major group of industry members establishing standards to deal with the ever changing vehicle electronic systems.

VEHICLE AIR POLLUTION TEST PROCEDURES. Expert supervised a team of engineers responsible for vehicle compliance to governmental regulations for a major OEM. He possesses a complete background in test procedures and test equipment anomalies. Expert is familiar with current changes underway in evaporative emission and inspection maintenance compliance testing as well as pending changes in fuel composition. A particular strength of Expert's is in the melding of compliance regulations, vehicle service, vehicle test equipment, and future vehicle system knowledge to provide a situation analysis for any automotive supplier.

AUTOMOTIVE EMISSION CONTROL PROCESS. Expert developed and certified vehicle emission systems for a major auto manufacturer. He has experience in analysis of exhaust and evaporative emissions tests and revising system calibrations to meet regulatory standards and customer expectations. He possesses a working knowledge of catalytic converters/exhaust systems, fuel systems, and durability/performance testing to ensure customer satisfaction. He is skilled in root cause analysis for vehicle problems and implementation of continuous improvement to designing and manufacturing processes. He can also provide situation analysis for changes in government regulations.


automotive emission control


automotive industry


automotive maintenance


automotive repair


automotive transportation


vehicle air-pollution test procedure


vehicle inspection

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Detroit, Michigan;  Warren, Michigan;  Flint, Michigan;  Sterling Heights, Michigan;  Lansing, Michigan;  Ann Arbor, Michigan;  Livonia, Michigan;  Dearborn, Michigan;  Westland, Michigan;  and Toledo, Ohio.

Often requested
with this expert:

Automotive Emission/ Fuel Economy
Vehicle Engineering, Design, Development and Testing;...
Accident Reconstruction,Brakes,Vehicle Safety;Automotive...
Automotive Powertrain Controls, ICE Fundamentals, Fuel...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1963   BS   Industrial Engineering   Purdue University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1993 to



Independent Consultant


1963 to 1993


General Motors Corporation


Product Line Manager


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)  
 - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in diagnostics & service manuals for vehicle oems for consulting on technical information.
  • Expert for consulting on Diesel Diagnostic Tool
  • Brake expert witness for consulting on Mercedes Benz 2007 C230.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on defective starter solenoid.
  • Expert in iaxle/drivetrain product engineering in automotive industry.
  • Expert in Possible testifying retention (108383) by Plaintiffs' Counsel.
  • Expert in Litigation expert witness for Automotive Product Liability Class Action.
  • Expert for consulting on Automotive Engineer.
  • Expert in emission test cells and dynometers for consulting on proper functioning in litigation case.
  • Expert in automotive engine failure for analysis of gasoline internal combustion engine failure.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Market Research:
As part of his function before leaving GM, Expert was directly responsible for making market assessments for service tools, benchmarking competitive products, developing service strategies, developing distribution systems, and implementing product rollouts. He can provide a "ready, set, go" approach to rollout any product.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of tool enclosures, small tools, rubber hoses, hangers, plugs, exhaust systems including catalytic converters, and automotive electronic/vacuum controls (induction systems).


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