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 Expert  108511

Expert in Automotive Electronics

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Florida (FL)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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Expert has been involved in the automotive electronics business since 1963. He is experienced in applying electrical and electronics to the vehicle, including body, chassis, and power train systems. He is currently assisting clients with understanding how and when new electrical and electronics technology will supplement, enable, or displace current electromechanical, electric, or pure mechanical systems in the vehicle. A case in point is the current rapid development of battery chemitry that will initially displace some IC engines. The current development of pure electric and hybrid electric vehicles will enable the new battery technology as a power source for future vehicles. This is indicative of the application of automotive electrical and electronics science to the vehicle, sometimes known as holistic thinking or systems engineering. He is currently providing expert witness information on electrical and electronics systems, and airbag and crash sensor technology

automotive electronics science


motor vehicle electronic system


vehicle bus (communications)

Expert is well connected in the automotive industry, both at the OEM level as well as at the first tier supplier level. He has conducted numerous technology direction assignments on such subjects as automotive display systems, electrically powered braking systems, electronic transmission controls, electronically controlled power steering systems, crash sensors, occupant sensors for air bags, vehicle anti-theft systems, computational fluid dynamics applications for new software developers, composites for vehicles, technology assessments for new applications, systems engineering applications, as well as attending the Tokyo motor show and producing a video summarizing the important technological trends as seen at the show. Expert recently completed a trip to Europe where he visited three OEMs and seven major suppliers with a new technology-based supplier to introduce him to the European automotive community. As Vice President Automotive for the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society he is showcasing new electrical and electronic technologies for the modern passenger car, light truck and heavy duty truck as these vehicles move toward electric propulsion both hybrid and plug in products. He is a Fellow membership grade member inof the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

automotive industry


automotive transportation


motor vehicle

While with Ford Advanced Vehicle Engineering, Expert was responsible for the complete instrument panel, including cluster, entertainment systems, climate control systems, driver controls, lighting, and safety systems. At TRW, he was responsible for airbag safety systems, including air bag doors, packaging, sensors, air bag materials, inflation systems, and testing for verification of performance. He recently completed a study on flat panel reconfigurable displays for future vehicles. Voice operated controls are part of this technology for advanced vehicles.

automotive instrument panel

Expert has been involved in automotive research and development his entire career. His experience includes entertainment systems, climate control systems, inflatable restraint systems, display systems, loudspeakers, antennas, starting and charging systems, intelligent cruise control systems (radar- and lidar-based), braking systems, electronic throttle control systems, vehicular systems engineering, competitive analysis, reliability management, alternative propulsion systems, structural composite applications, and active stability control systems. He is well versed in the present and future strategic and technology directions for the automotive business.

automotive research and development

Expert is currently providing consulting services to a variety of first and second tier suppliers on emerging technologies and how and when that technology would cause a paradigm shift in the customers' product lines. His assignments have included studies of braking, transmission, electronic throttle control, displays, natural gas powered stationary engine control, inflatable restraint, and electric vehicle propulsion. He conducts patent and literature searches based on competitors' actions. He also searches synergistic industries and conducts phone interviews with leading automotive and academic experts to determine the origins of dislocations in a client's business. Based on this data, Expert creates a timeline illustrating potential threats to a client.

automotive technology forecasting

While at Ford Research from 1977 to 1979, Expert Managed the design build and test of an all Graphite Fiber Reinforced (GrFRP) 1979 Ford LTD vehicle that saved 1200#'s and gained 6 MPG over the production 1979 Ford LTD vehicle. This all GrFRP vehicle met all current, at that time, Safety, Damageability, Emissions and Noise (SDEN) requirements.

This vehicle became the yardstick to measure weight reduction programs as to their weight savings merit.


advanced composite


advanced composite technology




automobile engine composite material


automobile sound system


automotive antilock braking system


automotive composite


automotive cruise control system


automotive electrical system


automotive electronic equipment


automotive engineering


automotive engineering design review


automotive ignition system


automotive lighting system


automotive power steering system


automotive power train


automotive sensor


automotive steering system


electric vehicle motor


fuel injection


future studies


occupant safety

Show Only Primary Areas of Expert Consulting

Secondary Expertise
alternative fuel vehicle, auto theft, automobile battery, automobile fuel economy, automobile safety system, automotive air-suspension system, automotive design, automotive safety, automotive suspension system, flow sensor, fuel injector, hybrid electric vehicle, inertia switch, motor vehicle air-conditioning system, piezoelectric sensor, steering system, traction motor

Basic Expertise
automobile manufacturing, automotive component, automotive engine, automotive ergonomics, automotive fuel-economy technology, automotive heat exchanger, automotive human factors engineering, automotive light-emitting diode, automotive material, automotive metal, automotive plastic, automotive transmission system, automotive wind tunnel, automotive windshield, composite material processing, composite material testing, flexible fuel, heavy truck, heavy truck engineering, intelligent vehicle highway system, military vehicle, motor vehicle dynamics, motor vehicle safety standard, off-road vehicle, structural blow molding, windshield
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Miami, Florida;  Hialeah, Florida;  Fort Lauderdale, Florida;  Hollywood, Florida;  Pembroke Pines, Florida;  Miami Beach, Florida;  Pompano Beach, Florida;  and Deerfield Beach, Florida.

Often requested
with this expert:

Vehicle Engineering, Design, Development and Testing;...
Automotive Electronics (Especially Cruise Control); Audi:...
Automotive Seating & Safety, Child Safety Seats, Seat...
Accident Reconstruction,Brakes,Vehicle Safety;Automotive...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1959   BSEE   Electrical Engineering   Wayne State University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1994 to





President and Owner


He provides electrical and electronics technology consulting for commercial and military vehicles. Currently is providing expert witness services for air bag systems, crash sensors and vehicle electrical and electronics systems.

1990 to 1994


The Analytical Sciences Corporation (TASC)



Technical Director, Automotive Systems Engineering


Marketed TASC Systems Engineering technology to the automotive industry.

1989 to 1990


Technology Assessment; Takata Corporation





Reviewed Takata technology developements marketed thsoe new developments to the automotive industry.

1979 to 1989


TRW Automotive Worldwide


Transportation Electronics Division




Director, Advanced Engineering Development (86-89); Director, Engineering: Automotive Systems Laboratory (84-86); Director, Engineering: Transportation Electronics (79-85). Developed new electrical and electronics technology for the passenger car, light truck, heavy duty and agricultural and off-road industry

1963 to 1979


Ford Motor Company




Manager and Engineer


Manager, New Concept Lightweight Vehicle Department (76-79); Designed and deveoped an all Graphite Fiber Reinforced 1979 Ford LTD vehicle that save 1200#'s and gained 6 MPG versus the production 1979 Ford LTD Manager, Advanced Vehicle Engineering (72-79); Engineer, Designed and deveoped the electrical, electronics, instrument panel and climate contol systems for the Fiesta, Fairmont, Mustang and Ford LTD vehicles. Product Development/Applied Research Lab (63-72).

1959 to 1963


Burroughs Corporation


Plymouth Division




Circuit design for electronic banking systems.

Career Accomplishments:

A member of IEEE and SAE, Expert serves on SAE's Education Foundation, Commercial Vehicle Electronics, and Passenger Car Electrical and Electronics committees. He is VP Automotive for the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society(VTS) and Education Chairman for the VTS. He is a Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

Professional Appointments

Expert is a member of the Technical Advisory Board of a major automotive supplier. He assisted the ERIM International transition from a government-based business to a automotive electronics technology developer. He identified the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) opportunities for a new entrant and helped them succeed in becoming a beta site at two of the Big 3 OEMs. He was also a Cofounder of the Convergence Transportation Electronics Association and Chairman Emeritus of the Square One Education Network. He is VP Automotive for the IEEE VTS and a Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).


Fellow SAE, VP Automotive, Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) of the Institute of Elelctrical and Elcetronics Engineers (IEEE).

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Vehicular Technology Society  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Heavy Dyty Truck Engine Controls Safety Systems tampering,
  • Heated Seat Malfunction resulting in Burns to the Paraplegic Diver
  • Malfunctioning Seat Sensor Switch/Connector resulting in no air bag deployment
  • Malfunctioning Starter Relay resulting in paraplegic level injury to automotive technician
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in automotive electronics systems to consult on the different types of automotive electronic systems.
  • Expert in automotive airbag initiation systems for consulting on the potential transition to a bus.
  • Expert for consulting on Automotive Technology.
  • Expert in New robotic arm component design of large hydraulic arm.
  • Expert in 110V regulation for consulting on automotive glass connection.
  • Expert for consulting on Air bag failed to deploy 2011 Camaro hit a tree 40 to 50 mph
  • Expert for consulting on Automotive Electronics and Ignition system
  • Expert for consulting on Arc tracking and arc pressure.
  • Expert for consulting on Safety of manually transported CCTV/ HID lighting equipment.
  • Vehicle electronic expert for consulting on new truck project.
  • Expert in engine starter for consulting on analyzing failed engine starters that are built overseas.
  • Expert in automotive instrument design for consulting on design of printed circuit board and assembly.
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:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Provided expert witness services for passenger car and truck electronics, vehicle anti theft systems, air bag systems, vehicle comfort and seating systems.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on defective starter solenoid.
  • Expert in intota for consulting on Automotive Testimony-.
  • Expert for consulting on Porsche Carerra 4S.
  • Anti-theft device expert needed for consulting on a starter disabling device malfunction or causing electrical system of vehicle to malfunction.
  • Engineering expert for consulting on product failure.
  • Expert for consulting on airbag failure.
  • Expert in automotive electronics for shut off switch litigation.
  • Airbag expert for consulting on Nissan Sentra Passenger Airbag Malfunction.
  • Automotive safety expert for consulting on automotive brake issues.
  • Air bag expert for consulting on Air Bag sensors.
  • Automotive electrical engineer expert for consulting on E36 BMW cruise control and automatic acceleration.
  • Motor vehicle expert for consulting on ignition system.
  • Expert in automotive electronics for consulting on ECV Module.
  • maintenance and manufacturers warranty for ecar
  • Expert for consulting on 2010 Mercury Mariner-- failure of electronic power steering.
  • Expert for consulting on Automotive Engineer.
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:
Well connected and read in automotive electronics and electronics technology.

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:

Technology forecasting seminar for a major seating producer. Created a Technology forecast for the Center for Automotive Research located in Ann Arbor MI. This was a sponsored study for Clients. Created a electronic Brake Systems market analysis for a major technology forecasting service. Created a Electronics Display Technology Systems forecast for an industrial research company.

Other Skills and Services

Able to provide a technology telescope to industry leaders as to the new and emerging important and technology for their industry changes.


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