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 Expert  723038

Expert in Hardware Reliability Testing; Vibration and Shock, Climatic Testing

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has actively worked with clients for many years to specify, set up, perform, and report on accelerated environmental testing. Sample products include electro-optical systems, cell phones, roller coaster audio systems, helmet mounted displays, automotive and medical equipment.

Expert has used accelerated thermal life testing with vibration to run many accelerated life tests on a wide variety of products in the military/aerospace sector as well as commercial applications.

Expert is a burn-in expert and has advised many clients on how to set up burn-in processes. This includes specifying tests, writing procedures, and selecting equipment. Expert teaches classes in burn-in.

Expert has performed many tests to evaluate coatings to environmental exposure including solar, corrosive atmosphere, high humidity, and fungus.

Expert is an expert in environmental chamber operation and procurement. Expert can write chamber specifications, acceptance test procedures, do supplier selection and coordination, and all other tasks to ensure that environmental chambers are procured successfully. Expert has taught classes in chamber usage and application.

Expert has been performing environmental testing of all types for over 30 years. His services run the gamut from specifying tests, writing procedures, performing tests, writing reports, and performing failure analysis. Typical tests include vibration, shock, temperature, humidity, altitude, solar simulation, salt fog, acceleration, decompression, and explosive atmosphere.

Expert has experience in instrumenting, measuring, and analyzing vibration and shock data in the field.


accelerated environmental testing


accelerated thermal life testing




burn-in test


coating exposure test


environmental chamber


environmental-stress screening


thermal cycling


thermal test


environmental testing


military standard-810


random vibration testing


sine sweep vibration analysis


unit under test




vibration control


vibration instrument calibration


vibration measurement


vibration modal analysis


vibration test specification definition


vibration testing


vibration-level resistance product specification definition


vibration detection


test engineering


climate testing

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California;  San Francisco, California;  Oakland, California;  Stockton, California;  Fremont, California;  Modesto, California;  Salinas, California;  Hayward, California;  Sunnyvale, California;  and Concord, California.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1969   BS   Mechanical Emgineering   NYIT  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1996 to


(Undisclosed Consulting Company)





Expert is a consultant in the area of hardware reliability testing including vibration and shock, HALT/HASS, and all other environments including temperature, humidity, and low pressure.

1977 to 1996


Kaiser Electronics




Section Manager, Engineering Test


He was in charge of all qualification and reliability testing as well as being laboratory manager. Products tested included aircraft and spacecraft electronics and optical systems.

1975 to 1977


Lockheed Missiles and Space Co.


Missile Systems Division


Test Engineer


Expert performed dynamic and climatic testing on electronic and mechanical systems.

1971 to 1975


USAF - Rome Air Developemnt Center





He oversaw dynamic and climatic testing performed by Air Force suppliers. His responsibilities included review and approval of test parameters and procedures.

1965 to 1969


Grumman Aerospace Corporation



Test Engineer


Expert performed dynamics and climatic testing on aircraft and spacecraft electronic and mechanical systems.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a Senior Member of the Institute of Environmental Sciences.

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1971 to 1975   USAF   Engineer   Expert specified and approved dynamics and climatics testing performed by USAF suppliers.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert has specified and overseen the design verification tests and reliability tests for audio equipment installed in rides for an international theme park operator.
  • He has taken field measurements of vehicle vibration and shock, analyzed that data, and used those data as test inputs for vehicle mounted hardware.
  • Expert has consulted in specifying appropriate test parameters for Space Shuttle hardware.
  • He has consulted extensively in the display industry performing many tests on head worn, aircraft cockpit, and vehicle displays.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Burn-in test expert for consulting on infant mortality issues on large/dense assembled PWB's.
  • Expert in computer hardware reliability testing.
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:
Expert has worked with legal firms as a technical expert on product liability cases.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Random vibration expert for consulting on random vibration profiles.
  • Expert in vibrations to read through vibration sensor reports and decipher their validity.
  • Environmental testing chamber expert for consulting on asbestos in environmental testing chambers
  • Helmet expert for consulting on cause of facemask failure.
  • Expert noise and vibration for consulting on nuisance caused by a large size industrial freezer.
  • Expert in aviation engineering for consulting on Pratt & Whitney Canada Turbofan series engines PW535/PW545.
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.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1998 to 1999   Germany   Expert performed reliability testing and general management consulting for a German company; he worked one year full time in Germany.
to   World Wide   Expert has taught vibration, shock, and HALT classes as well as Climatics testing classes in Finland, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, Canada, Mexico and China.

Market Research:
He has been successfully marketing his own consulting firm since 1996.

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:

He regularly teaches classes in vibration and shock testing, fixture design, HALT/HASS reliability tests, and climatics testing (the latter of which he developed) to companies in a wide range of industries.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert regularly performs source selection of testing facilities as well as test equipment.


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