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Mark Cannon, PE, CFEI

Mark has over 35 years’ experience in industry and engineering with over 17 years in forensics. He is registered in multiple states.

Specialties: Safety Engineering, Workplace Accidents, Fall Protection, Industrial Equipment, Construction, Equipment, Machine Guarding, Machine Failures, Consumer Products

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Todd Springer, PE

Todd’s forensic investigations include appliances, plumbing fixtures and components, building components, water intrusion and industrial equipment.

Specialties: Mechanical Engineering, Consumer Product Design/Defects, Fire Causation, Building envelope installation/performance, Building code and ADA compliance, Human Factors related to pedestrian locomotion and environment interaction, Hail/Storm Damage

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Joe Zbick, PE

Joe has over 17 years’ experience in structural design and evaluation. He is licensed in multiple states.

Specialties: Structural Engineering, New and Existing Building projects, Masonry, Timber, Concrete, Steel Construction, Building Codes/ Historic and Current, Structural Design

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Kevin Hollander, Ph.D.

Specialties: Mechanical Engineering, Failure Analysis, Mechanisms and Machines, Accident Reconstruction, Tire Failures, Modeling of Biological and Mechanical Systems

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R. Patrick Donahue, PE, CFEI, CVFI

Patrick has 15 years’ experience in design manufacturing and testing at General Motors. He has over 10 years’ forensic experience.

Specialties: Electrical Engineering/Automotive, Electrical Failure Analysis, Vehicle Fire Causation, Vehicle Diagnostics, Vehicle Control Systems and Brake Analysis, Airbag Systems, CDR Data

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Jeremy Bethancourt

Jeremy has over 20 years’ experience in the construction business with emphasis on safety and training.

Specialties: Worksite Safety and Regulatory Compliance, Safety
Hazard Mitigation, Emergency Response Plans, Safety Programs/Training
OSHA Compliance

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David Komm, P.E., PEng, CFEI

Dave is the President of AKE, Inc. He has a Masters in Mechanical Engineering and over 30 years’ experience, the last 15 in forensics. Dave is registered in multiple states and Alberta, Canada.

Specialties: Mechanical Engineering, Electromechanical Failure Analysis, Fires, Explosions, and Carbon Monoxide Exposure, Product Liability/Design Defect

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Richard N. Hinrichs, Ph.D.

Dr. Hinrichs is a Professor Emeritus, Kinesiology at Arizona State University. He has over 20 years’ forensics experience.

Specialties: Biomechanics/Human Factors, Accident Reconstruction, Upper Extremity Function and Trauma, Body Segment Interactions, Human Factors/Ergonomics, Human Movement, Biomechanics of Locomotion

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Kerry Knapp, Ph.D.

Dr. Knapp integrates the laws of physics and engineering principles to examination of biomechanics and human injury.

Specialties: Biomechanics and Anatomy, Anatomical Injury, Human Tissue Injury, High and Low Energy Injury Analysis, Motor Vehicle Accident Investigation, Sports and Firearm Injury Analysis, Industrial Injuries

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Francisco Klein, P.E., PTOE-TBCB

Specialties: Roadway Design, Traffic Engineering, Signage/Marking, Traffic Safety, Roadway Maintenance, Parking Design

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Paul Bakalis, AIA, NCARB, CSBA

Specialties: Architecture, Trip Fall/Slip Fall, Building & Site, Engineering & Construction, Human factors, Safety & Risk Mitigation

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Justin Saint-Amour, E.I.T

Specialties: Engineering Consultant, Accident Reconstruction, CDR Vehicle Imaging, Research

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William Powers

Bill has over 35 years of experience in crane and equipment inspections.

Specialties: Crane and Heavy Equipment Operations, Crane Rigging and Operations, Safety and Operator Training, Heavy Equipment Inspections

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Kevin Deutscher

Specialties: Hydraulics & Mech. Design, Heavy Equipment & Controls, Hydraulic Systems Design, Control Systems, Mechanism Design & Analysis

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Marilou Erb

Specialties: Forensic Psychology, Behavioral Profiling, Eyewitness Reliability, Mock Jury, General Psychology, Legal Procedures

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Hugh McSpadden

Hugh has 45 years’ experience in chemistry and chemical processes in industry and aerospace and is the recipient of the AIAA Lifetime Achievement Award.

Specialties: Chemist, Propellants, Adhesives, Insulation, Polymers, Development of Test Fixtures and Methodology

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Roy Otterbein, P.E.

Roy has over 30 years of experience in HVAC system design and performance.

Specialties: HVAC Design/Mechanical Engineer, HVAC Design & Performance, Residential & Commercial HVAC System Analysis, Heat Exchangers, Evaporative Coolers

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Quent Augspurger, P.E.

Founder of the firm, Quent is a fellow with the American Council of Engineering Companies. He has been in practice for over 40 years.

Specialties: Mechanical Engineering, Material Handling Equipment, Agricultural Equipment, High Pressure Liquid and Gas Systems, Machinery and Tooling, Manufacturing Process

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Mike Craghead

Specialties: Engineering Technician, Research, History of Design, Similar Manufacturers and Products, Recalls and Investigations, Electro-Mechanical Systems, Instrumentation, & Testing

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Darren Kinney

Specialties: Forensic Technician, Artifact Examinations and Dis-assembly, Exemplar Procurement, Model Construction, CAD Drawing

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Barbara Desmond

Specialties: Finance

Pam Hennig

Specialties: Office Manager