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 Expert  724715

Expert in Tire Design, Construction, Performance, Failure and All Related Matters

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness

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Expert has extensive experience in tyre (tire) design and failure analysis, having held senior positions with two of the world's largest tyre (tire) manufacturers, with experience spanning Australasia, Asia, the Middle East and parts of Africa. His subsequent consulting work has been in the areas of:

- tyre (tire) failures and their role in road accidents - tyre (tire) wear - tyre (tire) dynamics - truck tyre (tire) irregular wear - causes and correction - tyre (tire) fitting practices (health and safety) - tyre/vehicle dynamic interaction

As both a qualified mechnical tradesperson and a tertiary qualified engineer with extensive experience in the areas of design, manufacture, testing, marketing, failure analysis and performance monitoring of fleet tyres (tires) - across passenger car, light truck, truck & bus and agricultural tyres (tires) - Expert brings a unique combination of practical and theory to his consulting work to ensure the best outcomes for his clients.


automotive tire


tire abrasive wear


tire dynamics


tubeless tire


tire design


construction vehicle

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Often requested
with this expert:

Radial Tire Design, Radial Tire Mechanics, Tire/ Vehicle...
Accident Reconstruction,Brakes,Vehicle Safety;Automotive...
Radial Tire Design, Construction, Tyre Engineering, Testing
Bonding, Adhesion: Belt, Tire, Hose, Adhesive Failure...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
2009   Master of   Engineering   University of South Australia  
1996   B.Mgmnt   Business   University of South Australia  
1983   Trade Certificate of Competency   Automotive Mechanics   TAFE  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2004 to 2005


South Pacific Tyres (Aust)


Product Design & Development


New Product Manager


Management of the new product development process for light truck and passenger car tyres

2001 to 2004


Bridgestone Corporation




Technical Training Manager


Research, creation and implementation of technical training and field engineering procedures for Asia Pacific, Middle Eastern and northern African markets.

1999 to 2000


Round & Black Pty Ltd





Consulting in all areas of tyre quality, design, failure, market suitability etc - covering passenger car, light truck and truck and bus tyres.

1992 to 1999


Bridgestone Australia Ltd


Tyre Manufacturing & Development Division


National Technical Field Service Manager


Australian national responsibility for all areas of:

- product quality - product planning - warranty and product liability - field engineering - design suitability - track and field testing of new and improved product designs - evaluation of revised production designs - Director, Tyre & Rim Association of Australia - Technical Committee Chairman, Australian Tyre Manufacturers Association. - etc

1989 to 1992


Bridgestone Australia Ltd


Tyre Manufacturing & Development Division


Technical Field Service Manager - SA & NT


Responsibility for all tyre technical issues within South Australia and Northern Territory across all product groups

1987 to 1989


Bridgestone Australia Ltd


Tyre Manufacturing & Development Division


OE Engineering Coordinator


- Co-ordination of passenger car and light truck tyre development programmes. - Track testing of all aspects of passenger car tyre performance

1982 to 1986


Mitsubishi Motors Australia Ltd


Vehicle Engineering


Technical Officer


Involvement in all aspects of new vehicle development programmes

Career Accomplishments:

Member, Society of Automotive Engineers - Australasia

Professional Appointments

Past Director, Tyre and Rim Association of Australia and Past Chairman - Technical, Australian Tyre Manufacturers Association

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Investigation into the causes of a multiple critical injury motor vehicle rollover accident in the Northern Territory
  • Investigation into the causes of severe truck tyre irregular wear on a fleet of coal hauling B-doubles operating from an Indonesian mine site
  • Investigation into the market suitability of a shipment of passenger car and light truck tyres, with particular regard to uniformity and durability
  • Investigation into the likelihood of multiple tyre failure contributing to a major motor vehicle accident on a divided road portion of the Pacific Highway
  • Investigation into the sequence of events that led to serious bodily injury sustained by a tyre fitter while inflating a newly-fitted truck tyre, following the failure of the tyre and/or wheel assembly
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in tire failure mode for consulting on manufacturing process.
  • Custom tire design expert for consulting on custom tire design for 300 mph race car.
  • Expert in Tire Production
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 witness work conducted for:

- Australian Tyre Manufacturers Association - Various legal firms - Transport companies - Large insurance companies - Federal Government - Police forces - Coroners Court.

Work has involved investigation, reporting and delivery of evidence in:

- tyre compliance with standards - tyre quality and uniformity - tyre failure analysis - tyre wear analysis - vehicle dynamic behaviour and vehicle/tyre interaction - vehicle accident reconstruction and causal analysis

Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Tire expert needed for consulting on motorcycle tire failure (Metzler tire).
  • Expert witness tires for consulting on Cooper tire.
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
2001 to 2004   Asia/Pacific   Researched, created and implemented Field Engineering procedures for tyre engineers across the Asian region. Particular attention was paid to specific market conditions that impact on tyre performance, and to methods for determining the factors contributing to tyre failure in passenger car, light and heavy truck truck tyres (radial ply, bias ply, new and retread tyres).
2007 to 2007   Indonesia   Conducted an investigation into the causes of severe irregular wear and other failures in a fleet of coal mining haulage vehicles. Proposed effective solutions, which were implemented and proved successful.
2008 to 2009   Sri Lanka   On behalf of new owners, conducted a complete review of market planning and manufacturing capabilities of several tyre manufacturing operations in Sri Lanka. Proposed significant process and structural improvements, and contributed to Corporate strategic planning. All recommendations proved successful.
2009 to 2009   Africa   Conducted extensive market survey to establish required parameters for the successful introduction of a private brand range of radial ply passenger and light truck tyres.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language  

Additional Skills and Services:

Research, creation and delivery of training seminars in the areas of:

- tyre quality assessment - tyre testing methods - field engineering techniques - tyre failure analysis - optimising return on investment in tyre fleets - multiple other tyre technical areas across many product groups


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