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 Expert  729550

Expert in Fire Alarm, Communication/Intercom, Clock and Security Systems


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Pennsylvania (PA)
USA
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has 40 years of experience dealing with Fire Alarm, Intercom, Clock, Intrusion, Access Control and CCTV Systems. His career started as a field service technician. He then used the technical knowledge acquired in the field, to graduate to system engineering, design and sales. He has extensive experience interfacing with the electrical consruction industry, as well as dealing with end users. As a result, Expert is extremely well versed in reading and interpreting contract plans and specifications documents. He is experienced in the application of codes and standards, including the National Building Code, the National Fire Alarm Code, NFPA 72 and National Electrical Code, NFPA 70, as they relate to low voltage systems. Expert also has extensive experience dealing with the Architectural/Engineering commiunity, assisting engineers with product application, specification writing, code interpretation and system layout. He is particularly familiar with fire and smoke sensing devices and is able to articulate on the differences between photoelectric, ionization, heat and infrared beam detection technologies. He is familiar with the different types of fire alarm systems, including conventional, addressable, non-voice, voice and fireman communication systems. He has had first hand experience with Simplex, EST (Edwards), FCI/Gamewell and Firelite and is familiar with Siemens, Notifier and Silent Knight. Expert is very experienced in the interface of fire alarm systems with sprinkler systems, fire pumps, HVAC and building automation systems. He is well versed in the integration and interfacing of multiple fire alarm systems with each other.

Expert also has experience in the area of intercom and clock systems, particlarly as they are used in educational facilities. He understands the importance of proper integration of intercom and clocks, with the facility telephone system, to achieve an integrated communication platform. He has dealt first hand with Simplex, Class Connection and Dukane products and also has knowledge of Bogen, Telecor and Rauland-Borg. In the area of security systems, Expert is familiar with access control, intrusion and CCTV applications and has worked with Bosch, Pelco, AMAG and Honeywell/Ademco technoligies.

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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania;  Akron, Ohio;  Youngstown, Ohio;  and Canton, Ohio.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1969   --   Microwave Radio Repair, Digital Subscriber Terminal Equipment Repair   U.S. Army Signal School  
1967   --   Pre-Veterinary Medicine   Iowa State University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2003 to 2011

 

Intelligent Electronic Systems, Inc

 

Building System Sales

 

System Sales Representative

 

He sold low voltage systems for buildings, primarily to the electrical constructiion industry.

2002 to 2003

 

Gray Sound & Communications

 

Sales

 

Sales Representative

 

He sold fire alarm and sound systems, primarily to the electrical construction industry.

1989 to 2002

 

Simplex Time Recorder Co.

 

Sales

 

Building System Sales Representative

 

He sold low voltage systems for buildings, primarily to the electrical constructiion industry.

1986 to 1989

 

CTR Systems, Inc.

 

Sales

 

Building System Sales Manager

 

He sold low voltage systems for buildings, primarily to the electrical constructiion industry.

1976 to 1986

 

Simplex Time Recorder Co.

 

Sales

 

Building System Sales Representative

 

He sold low voltage systems for buildings, primarily to the electrical constructiion industry.

1971 to 1976

 

Simplex Time Recorder Co.

 

Service

 

Technical Representative

 

He performed field service and repair of low voltage systems at customer locations.


Career Accomplishments:
Licenses/Certifications

He is NICET IV Certified in Fire Alarm System Technology


Consulting Services:
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:
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.

Market Research:
He has an extensive list of contacts in Southwestern Pennsylvania, in the elecrical construction industry, as well as the Architectural/Engineering community.

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

Expert has done fire alarm system presentations for the City of Pittsburgh, Bureau of Building Inspection and the Pittsburgh area ASHRAE Chapter. He guest speaks at Pittsburgh Technical Institute, with an introduction to fire alarm systems presentation. He has developed all of the presentations he has delivered. Presentations done in recent years have been done in Microsoft Powerpoint.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has worked extensivly with wholesale disributors, including ADI and Alarmax. He has worked directly with numerous manufacturers/reps, including Simplex, EST (Edwards), Bosch, Pelco, FCI/Gamewell, AMAG, Tektone, Cornell Electronics,Aiphone, many others.


 

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