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 Expert  725049

Expert in CDR & Reconstruction, Defective Equipment/Processes, Product Development, Manufacturability & Launch

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

South Carolina (SC)
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The Automobile enthusiasm started at about 14 years old when Expert took apart his first V-8 engine and was hooked. A passion developed for automobiles, which continued to develop for 40 plus years and carries on today. During that period, Expert added a minor Degree in Engine Design, a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology, 27 years of Manufacturing experience in New Product/Process Development, Plant & Facilities Maintenance, Industrial Engineering and Safety.

Today, Expert can rebuild a 10-cylinder engine, tell whether or not an air bag deployed properly during an automobile crash, if any other part in the car malfunctioned, and restore the car to original manufacturer's specifications.

As a Crash Data Retrieval Analyst, he can download a “Black Box”, perform crash reconstruction methods to identify the sequence of events of a vehicle crash, determine if any of the automobile's manufacturing equipment was defective, and if factory employees didn't do their job properly.

Not limited to automobile components, his skills and Engineering Experience in New Product Introductions have enabled him to establish cost effective manufacturing processes for many types of products. Expert has been involved with product development, design review, and the launch of those products into production; in addition, he has been instrumental in the design of a variety of manufacturing facilities in the US, Mexico, and Taiwan.

During his career, Expert has held engineering positions for companies like Johnson Controls, Inc., Cherry Electrical Products, Cooper Power Systems, Hubble, North American Royalties Inc., and Textron in the manufacture of products as diverse as automated building control systems, automobile armrest escutcheon assemblies, high powered electric switching devices, separable connectors, insulators, arrestors, cast automobile brake products, golf carts, and industrial vehicles. As a consultant in private practice Expert has also conducted analysis of more than 500 automobile damage claims involving damage cause and extent of essentially any vehicle system. The effects included performance, drivability and safety.

In addition to his academic credentials, Expert has continued his learning from organizations like the Society of Automotive Engineers, the New York State Traffic Accident Reconstruction Society and the Institute of Police Technology and Management. He is a member of a number of professional organizations, including the Society of Automotive Engineers, American Society of Safety Engineers and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.


facility maintenance management


flexible manufacturing system


forensic engineering


industrial accident


industrial accident reconstruction


industrial automation


industrial engineering


industrial engineering setup time


industrial machinery




lead time


lot sizing


machinery maintenance




maintenance engineering


maintenance management


maintenance management training


maintenance planning


maintenance safety


maintenance scheduling


manufacturing automation


manufacturing cell design


manufacturing technology


plant operations management


accident reconstruction


computerized maintenance management


equipment specific maintenance


expert witness


engineering change order


design for manufacture and assembly


business management


design for cost


continuous flow manufacturing


design for assembly


design for manufacturability

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Augusta, Georgia;  Athens, Georgia;  Columbia, South Carolina;  and Greenville, South Carolina.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1980   BS   Mechanical Engineering Technology   Milwaukee School of Engineering  
1975   AAS   Internal Combustion Engines Engineering   Milwaukee School of Engineering  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1996 to





Mechanical Engineer


Mechanical Engineer providing technical investigations, analysis, reports, and testimony towards the resolution of commercial and personal injury litigation involving automotive, transportation vehicles, industrial equipment, and consumer products and failure analysis.

Also, provide Quality based Mechanical Inspection Assessment services to the automobile after market warranty industry focusing on Root Cause Analysis of mechanical damage for over 500 damage claims including second and third opinion level.

In addition, contract engineering services to industry focusing on continuous improvement of existing products, and new product manufacturability from inception through customer satisfaction including, safe process development, production equipment, capital justification, procurement, and implementation.

2003 to 2006


Robson Forensic, Inc.



Mechanical Engineer


Mechanical Engineer reporting to the Albany, NY area manager, providing technical investigations, analysis, reports, and testimony towards the resolution of commercial and personal injury litigation involving automotive, transportation vehicles, industrial equipment, and consumer products and failure analysis.

2001 to







A family owned retail/consumer business

System Maintenance & Improvements to provide Internet link and various types of communications media to the public as needed. Shop layout, console design, Statement of Work preparation, contractor selection and interaction, expenditures, hardware-setup, and LAN maintenance and upgrades.

1999 to 2001


E-Z-GO Textron




Maintenance Supervisor


Maintenance Supervisor reporting to the Maintenance and Environmental Superintendent, responsible for production support to second and third shifts, covering over one million square feet of manufacturing facility.

Participated on Kaizen, TQM, and Safety review Teams706. Authored job descriptions for four levels of Maintenance Mechanic. Formally organized all second and third shift mechanics realizing 60% + of work orders completed on second shift and 20% + completed on third shift. Overall organization of all Maintenance training programs. Developed and mentored individuals realizing 7 promotions and overall increased department effectiveness. Directed the activities for all outside resources providing maintenance services during off shift hours. Performed (4) comprehensive internal audits to help maintain ISO 9001 registration.

1997 to 1999


North American Royalties, Inc./Wheland Foundry


Maintenance & Engineering/Warrenton Division


Project Engineer


Project Engineer reporting to the Engineering Manager, drove all the division's capital and maintenance expense projects through completion while sharing supervisory responsibilities of 50+ maintenance personnel and directly supervising the activities of an AutoCAD drafter with all plant and equipment drawings.

Participated on company's Safety Reviews. Financial justification and modification of two- (2) medium frequency vibratory mold shakeout machines. Cost justification and implementation of experimental, automated outside diameter grinder line. Developed and implemented a device and stable production process for mold inverting, eliminating the 85% scrap rate. Managed and drove the refurbishment of the entire Melt Department. QS 9000 Certified Company and Tier 1 Supplier to the automotive industry

1991 to 1996


Hubbell/The Ohio Brass Company


Manufacturing Engineering


Senior Manufacturing Engineer


Senior Manufacturing Engineer reporting to the Engineering Manager, provided production floor support, represented Production interests on New Product Implementation (Manufacturability) teams and functional support on the Safety Committee.

Engineering participant on Insulator Department Kaizen Team. Developed and implemented fixturing and a stable production process for a $300,000 (a white elephant) assembly machine. Written statements of work (SOW) and oversaw the installation and start-up for $532,000 assembly equipment. Project engineer for over 2 million dollars of equipment from concept through release to production. Represented Production and Maintenance interests on four New Product Introduction Teams. Increased the production rate of an insulator assembly machine by 4 times eliminating additional capital investment. Participation on the ISO 9000 Implementation Team resulting in first audit's successful registration. Rewrote and prepared all documentation and SPC processes in the Insulator Assembly Manufacturing Department to conform to ISO 9000 requirements. Wrote and prepared all documentation for the Maintenance Department to conform to ISO 9000 requirements.

1989 to 1991


Sterling Inc.


Industrial Engineering


Manager, Industrial Engineering


Manager, Industrial Engineering reporting to the Plant Manager, responsible for all Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering aspects in the facility. Leader of the company's Quality Circle activities.

Cost justification for a new lathe, Manufacturing Engineering CAD/CAM system, and Product Engineering CAD system justified in less than two years and 28% under budget. Identified and improved method of rolling up standard product cost. Delineated product rework conditions into three scenarios for more accurate reporting and better control.

1985 to 1989


Cooper Power Systems


RTE Comp. Div./Manufacturing Engineering


Manufacturing Engineering Supervisor


Manufacturing Engineering Supervisor reporting to the Manufacturing Engineering manager, was progressively promoted from Contract Engineer, Production Floor Support, and New Product Introductions supporting the Rubber Molding department and the day-to-day Production Floor Support of the sister plant in Taipei, Taiwan. Provided functional Safety Review support.

Drove the 1st fully automated scrap removal system and a 2.4 million-dollar cost improvement program. Responsible for company's 1st and still operational JIT production area. Conception and implementation of a prevention program for the PLC controlled molding presses and a 67% set-up time reduction in mold preheating.

Career Accomplishments:

American Society of Safety Engineers, Professional Member Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), Member New York State Traffic Accident Reconstruction Society, Member Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Senior Member Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), Senior Member and Officer American Foundry Society (AFS), Member West Milwaukee Development Authority, Commissioner

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Risk analysis on a world wide product to be manufactured in Europe.
  • Evaluation of equipment damage due to negligent installers.INVESTIGATION OF THE HOLLIS LINE MACHINE INSTALLATION DAMAGE
  • Report submitted regarding a crucial bulb analysis performed on a FED-EX vehicle that was involved in a collision.THE HAROLD COONS CRASH
  • Affidavit submitted on a case that settled for 1.6 million after his report, 8 1/2 hour deposition, consulting with his clients and finally the affidavit.UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK LYNDA BELDING, RICHARD BELDING JR., EXPERT AFFIDAVIT
  • Report recently submitted after an investigation for an insurance company had a claim filed for damage allegedly caused by their insured/client.INVESTIGATION OF THE CCC MACK NO START INCIDENT
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:
Several depositions, evaluations, trials and reviews performed across the country.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Automobile brake expert for litigation involving golf cart roll-over accident.
  • Expert for consulting on Automotive Engineer.
  • Product liability vehicle expert for consulting on Sudden Acceleration and Reverse Park.
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
1979 to 1980   Mexico/Renynosa   He was responsible for the manufacturing plant and layout design for a new wire processing facility in Reynosa, Mexico, all layout designs and equipment procurement for the start-up of a “sister” distribution warehouse in McAllen, Texas, sole responsibility for the closing of a facility, updating all documentation, developing introduction packages, overseeing pilot runs through the home facility in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and introductions to the new Mexican facility.
1987 to 1989   Taiwan/Taipei   While in the position of Manufacturing Engineering Supervisor in US, performed plant layout, oversaw building reconfiguration and production support of an insulator molding, assembly, packing, storage, and shipping facility in Pewaukee, Wisconsin in addition to a “twin” facility in Taipei, Taiwan.

Market Research:
New product introductions and manufacturability insights working in development from product inception through delivery with maximum cost effectiveness. Also, using those same concepts on existing products for cost reduction purposes.

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:

Speaking Engagements:

9-19-05 – Prepared and presented presentation to the New York State Trial Lawyers Association:

“What the BLACK BOX means to you”

3-15-06 - Prepared and presented presentation for the New York State regional seminar for the National Association of Subrogation Professionals, (NASP):

“Theories of Recovery – Automotive: Fires, Negligence and Crashes”

Other Skills and Services

He owns his own equipment including scanners, meters, Vetronix CDR, inspection, copies of standards, and applicable handbooks and reference materials.


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