Naval Architect

Flight Data Specialist

Summary

Naval Architect, P.E., is a licensed professional naval architect with over 26 years of experience providing engineering services in the areas of stability, strength, resistance, propulsion, vessel controllability, cargo operations, project management, and worldwide logistics support skills. His primary concentrations entail conceptual, preliminary, and contract level design of military to commercial vessels. He is experienced and well versed on ruling authorities such as U.S. Coast Guard (USCG CFR), American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), Det Norske Veritas (DNV), International Maritime Organization (IMO), and Safety of Life At Sea (SOLAS).

011248 Master Mariner

Master Mariner

This expert has over 32 years of professional experience in marine operations, vessel movements, and marine incident case work.  He has been involved in more than 160 cases, resulting in favorable outcomes for his clients’ interests.  He has successfully testified in Federal and State Courts.

011143 Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical Engineer

This expert specializes in fire and explosion investigation and accident reconstruction. He is a Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator and Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator through the National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI). In addition to passenger vehicles, his expertise in Motor Vehicle Accident Reconstruction includes heavy trucks and recreation vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles, pedestrians, and off-highway vehicles. He is nationally certified through the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR).

This expert is a Registered Professional Engineer in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. He has significant knowledge of internal combustion engines and generators, residential and commercial mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, and structural water/moisture origin determination. He also is an expert in maritime industries and marine engineering, and has worked on cases involving recreational marine vessels, including power and sail operation, and propulsion and power generator systems (diesel and gasoline)

He has provided expert testimony as to his findings in various courts of law, including both local and federal venues.

011213 Marine Engineer

A Marine Engineer with more than 30 years experience in Maritime and Environmental consulting.  His areas of expertise include machinery such as boilers, steam turbines, diesel engines, hydraulics, pneumatics, refrigeration, desalinization units, and centrifugal purification/separation units.  An expert in environmental compliance equipment including ballast water treatment systems, oil content meters and discharge monitoring equipment, IMO approved incinerators, marine sanitary devices, and NOX and SOX emissions control systems.  Other areas of knowledge include piping systems, liquid cargo, power automation and control systems, electrical troubleshooter, and carpentry.

011220 Senior Materials/Mechanical Engineer, P.E., CFEI

Professional Engineer and forensic consultant having experience as a contract service provider of military component source verification and the holder of a Secret Security Clearance.  He has provided residential, marine and marina, and commercial forensic investigative services pertaining to electronic equipment failure; fire; and structural considerations. His expertise includes investigations associated with commercial, industrial, residential facilities, public utilities, and marine and marina weather related insurance claims. Also proficient in the investigation and analysis of electronic equipment interconnect, failure, and fire including printed circuit board fabrication, component assembly and manufacturing process quality control.  His other areas of experience include but are not limited to, management of military and commercial customer technical and business relationships with organizations in China, the Pacific Rim, and U.S. assembly operations, and backplane and PCB facilities; electroforming, multilayer PCB fabrication, through-hole, surface-mount, and system hardware-assembly, and outsourcing; materials and metallurgical failure analysis, and procurement specifications; materials and process development including explosive bonding pertaining to precious metals, ferrous, and non-ferrous metals; stainless steel heat treatment, surface hardening, and corrosion; and fixture development eliminating hydrothermal grown Quartz lattice structure flaws.

011217 Regulatory Consultant

A retired United States Coast Guard Lieutenant Commander.  He is the Regulatory Consultant for RTI Forensics, LLC.  His background in this industry comes from his 29 year career with the United States Coast Guard and obtains expertise experience with providing safety, security and technical engineering consulting services to the marine industry.

 

During his Coast Guard career he sailed as an engineer on two Coast Guard ships, crewed as the senior engineer at two Search and Rescue stations, acted as Chief Engineer at a Coast Guard LORAN station and then managed a Coast Guard repair haul-out facility for search and rescue vessels.  He has developed specialized regulatory expertise in commercial shipping, SOLAS, ISPS, MTSA, MARPOL for large commercial ships, small passenger vessels, with special emphasis on machinery systems, steam propulsion, automation and commercial vessel repair. He also trains Coast Guard regulators on the inspection of wood and composite commercial vessels.

 

 

011243 Maritime Transportation Management

Has more than twenty-five years of experience in maritime industry, including various managerial positions focusing on diverse aspects of Maritime Transportation Management

and Ship Technical Management.  He has an extensive technical foundation with advanced degrees and certifications in Marine Engineering.  He is an expert in technical supervision of vessels’ condition and of ship’s power plants; remote assistance and support of the vessel in resolving technical problems enriched by experience as a sea-going Marine Engineer.  Motivated professional with strong analytical, research and administrative skills, experienced in evaluation of vessels performance, basis on various key performance indicators.

 

Languages:  English, Russian, Ukrainian

 

011245 Marine Engineer

Has many years of practical marine engineering, operations, and managerial experience; and excellent technical skills with emphasis on diesel propulsion systems and high speed ferry construction management of large projects.  His broad base of knowledge encompasses most facets of vessel operations, including ROROs, tankers, container ships, ferry boats, deck barges, oil barges and crew boats, and tugs, and their maintenance systems, including computerized systems for shipboard maintenance and inventory, electronics, and deck functions.  His expertise in the marine industry has led him to be involved in solving engineering problems, developing safety techniques and training seminars, administering surveys, auditing division activities, and surveying potential purchases, charters, and joint ventures.  He currently provides technical support, training, vessel construction management services, and diesel instruction for the shipping industry, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the Navy, including management of the fastest surface ship in the Navy and the newest and greenest ferryboats in the world.

 

Has experience testifying in courts of law.