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Expert in Marine Vessel Wake Wash


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Washington (WA)
USA
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is experienced in all aspects of marine transportation, ship design, construction and life cycle maintenance, including engineering management, project management, construction & overhaul, production management and workload forecasting & budgeting. Experience includes twelve years in design of public marine transportation with particular emphasis on low wash, high speed passenger ferries. Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering and Bachelors degree in General Engineering; Licensed Mechanical Engineer; Commander, U.S. Navy (Engineering), Retired.
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engineering

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high-speed marine transportation


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Seattle, Washington;  Tacoma, Washington;  Bellevue, Washington;  Everett, Washington;  Federal Way, Washington;  Kent, Washington;  Bellingham, Washington;  Lakewood, Washington;  and Renton, Washington.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1967   MS, Marine Mechanical Engineering   Mech. Eng., minor in EE   Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA   Society of the Sigma Xi
1960   BS, General Eng.   Engineering   US Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1988 to 2001

 

Washington State Ferries

 

Vessel Engineering

 

Chief Naval Architect

 

Expert was responsible for all engineering and design for new construction and capital improvement of the 29 vessel Washington State Ferry fleet. Directed the design of the Jumbo Mark II Class ferries, AC/AC cycloconverter-driven vessels that were, when built, the longest double-ended ferries in the world. Special expertise in prediction, measurement and analysis of wake wash from high speed vessels.

1986 to 1988

 

MERIT Systems, Inc.

 

Engineering

 

Vice President, Engineering

 

He was responsible for all engineering and design work pertinent to consultations with nuclear power plants, Washington State Ferries and the Secretary of the Navy's Shipyard Management Improvement Program.

1980 to 1986

 

Nickum & Spaulding Associates, Inc.

 

n/a

 

Vice President & General Manager

 

He managed the firm during the design of numerous passenger vessels and special purpose ships and boats.


1960 to 1980

 

U.S. Navy

 

Various

 

Various

 

As a U.S. Navy Engineering Duty Officer, he was assigned for 2 years as the engineering project manager for all in-service Navy hydrofoils. Participated in design reviews of the Patrol Hydrofoil, Missile (PHM). As a U.S. Navy Engineering Duty Officer, (1967-1980): Project Manager for the complex overhauls of nuclear powered and conventional aircraft carriers. These include the USS ENTERPRISE, USS CONSTELLATION, USS RANGER and USS CORAL SEA. Design Superintendent, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (1979-1980)

(1969-1972) U.S. Navy (owner) representative in Newport News Shipbuilding Corp. for the first refueling of the nuclear carrier USS ENTERPRISE, the construction of the nuclear aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ and the nuclear cruiser USS CALIFORNIA


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Royal Institution of Naval Architects, Fellow Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers, Member American Society of Naval Engineers, Member

Licenses/Certifications

Registered Professional Engineer, Mechanical, State of Washington

Awards/Recognition

Government Engineer of the Year, 1992, Puget Sound Council of Engineering Societies; Vadm. E.L. Cochrane Award for the best SNAME technical paper of 1999


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He has published five technical papers in the field of hydrodynamics of wake wash from marine vessels.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Royal Institution of Naval Architects  
 - Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers  
 - The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers  
 - American Society of Naval Engineers  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1984 to 1986   Naval Sea Systems Command   Project Manager   Expert managed the contract design of a high speed stealth patrol boat for use by Navy SEAL Teams.
1967 to 1980   U.S. Navy   Commissioned Officer (Engineering Duty)   Expert was assigned for 2 years as the engineering project manager for all in-service Navy hydrofoils. Participated in design reviews of the Patrol Hydrofoil, Missile (PHM). As a U.S. Navy Engineering Duty Officer, (1967-1980), Expert was Project Manager for the complex overhauls of nuclear powered and conventional aircraft carriers. These include the USS ENTERPRISE, USS CONSTELLATION, USS RANGER and USS CORAL SEA.

Expert was Design Superintendent, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (1979-1980)

(1969-1972) U.S. Navy (owner) representative in Newport News Shipbuilding Corp. for the first refueling of the nuclear carrier USS ENTERPRISE, the construction of the nuclear aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ and the nuclear cruiser USS CALIFORNIA


Consulting Services:
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
He has been an expert witness in numerous cases over the last 15 years in the area of wake wash from marine vessels, especially high speed vessels. Expert has measured and analyzed the wake wash from over 150 vessels ranging from the largest cruise ships to high speed passenger ferries and pleasure craft.
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
2005 to 2008   Canada   Consultant for ferry vessel selection and wake wash studies for a fast passenger ferry transportation study for Halifax, Nova Scotia
1997 to 1998   Canada   Conducted wake wash measurements and analysis of British Columbia Ferries' Pacificat Class of high speed vehicle/passenger ferries.
1997 to 1997   Australia   Conducted wake wash measurements in Freemantle, Western Australia, of a high speed ferry designed by Advanced Multihull Designs.
1997 to 1997   Norway   Conducted wake wash measurements in Tromso, Norway, of a high speed ferry designed by Botservice, Inc.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Portuguese   Very low proficiency due to number of years since study and use.

Market Research:
As the number of high speed ferries and their routes increases, Expert has been an acknowledged expert in route planning and wake wash management for this industry sector.

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.

 

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