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 Expert  725116

Expert in Machine and Facility Safety; Industrial, Building and Community Noise Measurement and Control

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New York (NY)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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Expert is recognized nationally as a professional in the fields of machine and facility safety, and industrial and community (environmental) noise control, having conducted numerous training and certification courses for engineers, safety and law enforcement personnel with respect to machine and plant safety, industrial and architectural noise and vibration control, and community noise measurement, abatement and legislation. He has served as a consultant to engineering firms, attorneys and insurance companies in over one hundred cases of accident litigation - most resulting from machine or facility-related injuries involving machine operations, maintenance, construction, facility or equipment design, or failure to train or warn. He has worked actively in the field of industrial, product and building noise control, has consulted and/or given testimony in over thirty environmental noise cases, and has played a key technical role in the development and preparation of several noise ordinances.

accident reduction


acoustic analysis


acoustic noise


acoustic noise abatement


building noise control




HVAC noise


industrial noise analysis


industrial noise control


industrial safety


industry standard


machine guard


machine guarding


machine safety


machinery-related accident


noise control


noise detection


personal accident injury


personal injury




communtiy noise

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Rochester, New York;  Syracuse, New York;  and Utica, New York.

Often requested
with this expert:

Product Safety and Liability
Mechanical Engineering Specializing in Accident...
Human Factors/ Ergonomics, Systems Safety, Systems...
Workplace Safety, Product Safety, Mechanical Engineering,...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1964   BS   Engineering and Management   Clarkson University  
    Business Administration   University of Rochester  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1981 to







He is a practicing professional consultant specializing in the fields of machine and facility safety and noise measurement and control.

1975 to







He founded the company in 1975 and served in various positions including President and CEO, his current position. Reponsibilities centered upon product sales, technical consulting and management.

1972 to 1974


New Tradition Homes


New Construction/Development


Sales Manager


He worked in the development of housing specifications, working with architects and construction crews, and was responsible for home sales, working as a licensed real estate broker - and manager of a large residential development.

1970 to 1971


R.E. Dietz Company


Production and Inventory Control




He supervised about 70 people in the production control departments, stockrooms, finished goods and receiving, and developed company procedures to streamline operations. Laid off in economic downturn before a union strike ultimately caused the company to curtail domestic operations.

1964 to 1969


General Dynamics - Electronics Division


Facilities and Manufacturing Engineering


Section Head


He served as a plant engineer and coordinator prior to assuming a position as a line manufacturing/industrial engineer, and ultimately supervising the Technical Services Section of the Manufacturing Engineering Department (18 people).

Career Accomplishments:

Current Member: ASSE, ACFEI, INCE; Former Member: SME, CSI, NSPE, AIPE (AFE), SAME



Professional Appointments

Past Administrator, ASSE Engineering Division; Past President and Director, ASSE Central New York; Chairman, ANSI B11.TR3 "Risk Assessment and Reduction for Machine Tools" Sub-committee; Technical Advisor for Noise Free America.


Safety Professional of the Year, ASSE Engineering Division; Safety Professional of the Year, ASSE Central New York Chapter; Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners International

Publications and Patents Summary

Has has contributed chapters for two textbooks on safety and written over a dozen articles in safety-related publications.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - American Society of Safety Engineers  
 - Government Institutes  

Government Experience:
Agency   Role  
OSHA   Expert Witness  
OSHA   Machine Safety Consultant  
Naples City Police, Naples, FL   Noise Ordinance Training  
Broward County, FL   Noise Ordinance Training  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Accoustic expert for consulting on Reducing decibels on fixed generator.
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 served as a consulting or testifying expert witness in about 100 cases involving slips/falls, machine accidents and industrial and community noise issues, and has been recognized as an expert in New York, New Jersey, Indiana, and Florida courts.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in control retrofit of a steel fabricating machine for injury litigation.
  • Engineering expert for products liability case involving a punch press for pre-trial discovery and discovery purposes.
  • Litigation Consutant for Noise and Light Mitigation
  • Noise expert for consulting on sound.
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
2002 to   Germany   Performed Risk Assessment and developed recommendations for safety and noise abatement for 500Ton hydraulic press and plastic injection molding process on contract with General Electric.
2007 to   Dominican Rerpublic   Noise consultant for ongoing projects throughout the island on contract with Haina Corporation.
1999 to 2000   Mexico   He performed risk assessments and developed machine safeguarding recommendations for 21 plants throughout northern Mexico over a three week period, under contract with General Electric.
to   Puerto Rico   He performed risk assessments and developed machine safeguarding recommendations for approximately 15 plants over a three year period under contract with General Electric.

Market Research:
Working as the chair of the landmark standard ANSI B11.TR3, "Risk Assessment and Reduction for Machine Tools," he gained considerable expertise in the application of risk determination methodogy - applying this knowledge to construction and public venue risk in recent years.

As an engineer, his approach to noise controls centers upon determining and treating the source of the noise whenever possible, as opposed to simply applying abatement materials.

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 has provided training in the fields of machine and facility safety, safety signage, risk assessment and reduction, understanding and communicating with your Hispanic workforce, and various aspects of noise measurement and remediation.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

As a sales engineer for over twenty years, he has considerable experience in researching and specifying materials and equipment for machine safety and noise control.

Other Skills and Services

He has a background in music and composition that provides a good foundation for understanding the effects of noise and developing empathy with those affected. This, coupled with an understanding of economics and politics places him in a unique position to mediate noise disputes.


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