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 Expert  723841

Expert in Human Factors/Ergonomics, Systems Safety, Systems Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Design


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Arizona (AZ)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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Expert received his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering (Astronautical) from Arizona State University in 1969. He next attended Central Missouri State University where he graduated in 1974 with a Master of Science degree with a field of specialization in Safety. Expert obtained his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering (Human Factors/Ergonomics) from Texas Tech University in 1983.

Expert has held many progressively responsible positions in the United States Air Force, industry and academics. He founded his company in 1981 with the intention of using his diverse knowledge of human factors, ergonomics and safety engineering to proactively improve the human experience in our manufactured environment.

Expert has served as an expert witness in hundreds of litigated matters since he founded his company. His unique educational and experiential background, combined with his meticulous attention to detail provide his attorney clients with exceptionally high quality reports, qualified expert testimony and effective technical case management.

Expert is the author of several technical papers spanning a variety of fields and he has published a book that provides the innkeeping industry with a single source for information on identifying, evaluating and controlling hazards typical to the business of operating a hotel or motel. His next book will be available in the near future and will be an authoritative treatise on the causes of and preventions for pedestrian falling incidents.

Expert has made many professional presentations, sharing his knowledge of human factors, ergonomics and safety with diverse audiences nationwide.

Expert keeps his knowledge current by teaching a variety of advanced courses in the college of engineering at the Expert's University.

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accident investigation

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administrative control

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alarm system design

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anthropometry

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building safety

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child product safety

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construction safety

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consumer product design

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consumer product ergonomics

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consumer product label

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contractor safety management

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cumulative trauma disorder

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design process

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employee protection

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ergonomic tool design

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ergonomics

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excavation safety

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fall protection

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fault tree analysis

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human efficiency

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human error rate

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human factors engineering

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industrial safety

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integrated product development

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laboratory safety

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life safety

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light safety

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lock out tag procedure

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machine safety

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maintenance safety

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occupational safety

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Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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plant safety

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product safety

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railroad safety

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safety

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safety code

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safety engineering

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safety management

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systems safety engineering

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workplace environment engineering

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alarm system standard

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human factors

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workplace design


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Phoenix, Arizona;  Tucson, Arizona;  Mesa, Arizona;  Glendale, Arizona;  Scottsdale, Arizona;  Chandler, Arizona;  Tempe, Arizona;  Gilbert, Arizona;  and Peoria, Arizona.

Often requested
with this expert:

Workplace Safety, Product Safety, Mechanical Engineering,...
Personal Injury, Industrial/ Construction Safety,...
Occupational and Office Ergonomics, Human Factors...
Machine and Facility Safety; Industrial, Building and...

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1983   PhD   Human Factors/Ergonomics, Industrial Engineering, Systems Engineering   Texas Tech University  
1974   MS   Safety   Central Missouri State University  
1969   BS   Mechanical Engineering (Astronautics)   Arizona State University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1982 to

 

(Undisclosed University)

 


 

President

 

He is responsible for work generation, work product, client interaction, and business operations.

1979 to

 

(Undisclosed University)

 

Systems and Industrial Engineering

 

Adjunct Associate Professor

 

He is responsible for teaching human factors and ergonomics in systems design.

1976 to 1978

 

Texas Tech University

 

Industrial Engineering

 

Research/Teaching Assistant

 

He was responsible for carrying out research and teaching responsibilities under the direction of his major Professor while he was pursuing his doctoral studies

1974 to 1976

 

3M Co.

 


 

Senior Safety and Product Engineer

 

He was initially responsible for safety, industrial hygiene, toxicology, human factors/ergonomics issues at various corporate entities while a member of the corporate safety function. He subsequently was responsible for the safety, industrial hygiene, toxicology, human factors/ergonomics, and product design and manufacturing operations for a startup operation.

1973 to 1974

 

Central Missouri State University

 

School of Public Services

 

Research/teaching assistant

 

He was responsible for teaching and research activities under the direction of his major Professor while pursuing his Masters Degree.

1970 to 1973

 

Unitied States Air Force

 

Civil Engineering Squadron

 

Officer

 

He was responsible for managing the function for identifying, programming, and budgeting projects regarding repair, maintenance, and construction of facilities on a major military installation. Also responsible for managing the implementation and functioning of work quality control, program computerization, and safety functions for the organization.

1967 to 1969

 

Unitied States Air Force

 

AFIT

 

Student

 

As a member of the United States Air Force, he was responsible for completing his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering as a full-time student.

1965 to 1967

 

United States Air Force

 

Intelligence Service

 

Analyst

 

He was responsible for analyzing and reporting on intelligence data for and to the National Security Agency. He held a top secret-crypto security clearance.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Systems Safety Society, Alpha Pi Mu, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, American Society of Biomechanics, American Society of Safety Engineers, American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM), Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomists, Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, Institute of Industrial Engineers, International Code Council (ICC), International Council on Systems Engineering, International Ergonomics Association, National Safety Council, National Safety Council - Arizona Chapter, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Xi, Society of Automotive Engineers

Licenses/Certifications

Certified Professional Ergonomist

Professional Appointments

Secretary-Arizona Chapter of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Treasurer-Saguaro Chapter of the Systems Safety Society


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He has 19 publications, 2 patents, and is working on publications regarding design, information management, and human factors/ergonomics.


Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1965 to 1967   United States Air Force   Intelligence Analyst   He was responsible for analyzing and reporting on intelligence data for and to the National Security Agency. He held a top secret-crypto security clearance.
1967 to 1969   United States Air Force   AFIT Student   As a member of the United States Air Force, he was responsible for completing his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering as a full-time student.
1969 to 1973   United States Air Force   Officer   He was responsible for managing the function for identifying, programming, and budgeting projects regarding repair, maintenance, and construction of facilities on a major military installation. Also responsible for managing the implementation and functioning of work quality control, program computerization, and safety functions for the organization.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • While with the 3M Co, he served as an internal consultant. He provided information, training, audits, for numerous manufacturing operations throughout the United States, for product and facility designers at the plant and corporate levels, for corporate laboratories, and for plant and corporate management. The areas of expertise included safety (plant, workplace, machine, chemical process, fire prevention, explosion, fire fighting, facility design, emergency preparedness, product design, maintenance, etc.) and human factors/ergonomics, as well as basic industrial hygiene and toxicology.
  • He assisted the Hammersley Mining Company improve the integration of human factors/ergonomics and systems safety expertise into its business process, operations, and improvement projects.
  • He assisted the Durodyne Corporation product design team with the design, manufacture, and testing of prototype F-15 and F-16 decoys as well as their packaging, assembly, and disassembly under a variety of combat condition.
  • He assisted the Norwest Mortage Company with the design and implementation of a nationwide computerized mortgage banking information gathering, organization, and retrieval system. He assisted the Norwest Mortage Company design and implement a 33% reduction in force program.
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:
He has provided, since 1976, expert witness services in federal/state/city courts, depositions, hearings, consultations, and research for civil and crimminal proceedings. His areas of expertise include human factors/ergonomics, safety, systems engineering, industrial engineering, and design.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in control retrofit of a steel fabricating machine for injury litigation.
  • Railroad crossing expert for consulting on railroad crossing accident.
  • Expert in locomotive safety for consulting on safety of locomotive cab exit step.
  • Foundry expert for consulting on foundry and furnace operation and safety.
  • Expert in engineering and human factors for consulting on human factor and machine design/guarding/2 hand controls.
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
1987 to 1988   Australia   He assisted the Hammersley Mining Company improve the integration of human factors/ergonomics and systems safety expertise into its business process, operations, and improvement projects.

Market Research:
He has been involved in bringing his services to the marketplace since 1982. He has been involved in team activities in bringing products and services to market while assisting other firms or persons.

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:
Training/Seminars

He has developed numerous training workshops, seminars, and presentations as well as university level courses on human factors/ergonomics and safety as they pertain to design and operations.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has worked with various organizations and people regarding the types of expertise and/or technology needed. He has assisted those same organizations or people in locating sources for obtaining the needed services and/or products.

Other Skills and Services

He has served as the "go to person" in high pressure situations wherein the project was failing and needed to be completed.

He has served as the "problem solver" when a project is floundering due to unresolved problems.


 

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