Industrial / Manufacturing
Our Industrial and Manufacturing Group consists of Mechanical, Chemical, and Electrical Engineers, supported by our Fire/Explosion and Environmental/Occupational experts. These seasoned experts can provide guidance with respect to the rights of employees, employers, and manufacturers concerning Workers Compensation laws; International Tort Doctrines; and Premises and Product Liability. Our experts can assist in determining potentially liable parties; including employers, employees, owners, contractors, subcontractors, manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, and installers. Typical cases include: forklifts, man lifts, cranes; ladders, platforms, scaffolds, docks; material handling equipment; machine and equipment safety ; ergonomics and robotics; electrocution and lockout procedures; fires and explosions; hoists, chains, trolleys; combustion and ventilation systems; air and water emissions.
|First Name||Last Name||Title||CV Abstract|
|Paul H.||Gross, CCM||Meterologist||Weather-related evaluations for vehicular accident reconstruction (including marine, aviation, and off-road); special events planning; construction delays; slip-and-fall incidents, including black ice formation; lightning strikes; property damage; time-of-death investigations; fire investigations.|
|James R.||Heyl, PE||Senior Electrical Engineer||Licensed Engineer in Michigan
Industrial equipment; material handling systems; automation and robotic systems; power supplies; control systems; computer and PLC programming; quality control and safety; manufacturing operations; facilities construction and maintenance; electrical fires and explosions for equipment, structures, and vehicles; switchgear and substations; automated machinery; safety, predictive, and preventive maintenance programs; conveyor systems; safety interlocks; safety violations; instrumentation systems; AC/DC motors; code compliance; marina electrical systems; underground electrical distribution; welding systems; test cells; lighting systems including sport facilities and roadways.
|James R.||Hill, PE||Senior Mechanical Engineer||Licensed Engineer in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia, Kentucky, Arkansas, Wisconsin
Building HVAC, plumbing, fire protection and electrical, including design, installation damage, malfunction, and personal injury; code and safety compliance, including ADA; maintenance requirements and implementation; hot water and steam boilers; air/steam turbines, compressors, pumps, fans, and vacuum systems; refrigeration and freezer defects; bakery and food processing equipment and facilities; power and lighting systems; locker rooms and restrooms; ventilation and indoor air quality requirements.
|Blaine J.||Hoffmann, MS, OSHM||Safety Expert||Workplace safety, training, investigations, accident investigations and audits; legal aspects of safety and health; training and development programs; written program development; interpretation of OSHA general industry and construction industry, healthcare industry standards; VPP program management; MSHA training and regulatory interpretations; 40-hr HAZWOPER; Arc-Flash (NFPA 70E).|
|John P.||Lauhoff, PE, CSP||Safety Engineer||Licensed Engineer in Massachusetts
Injuries, damage, malfunctions, and personnel issues related to machinery and equipment design, fabrication, maintenance, operations, procedures, training, and safety procedures; accident investigation/reconstruction; slips, trips, and falls; industrial vehicles; machinery/equipment guarding; hand/power tools; work-related injuries; safety grievances; safety training programs; monitor outside contractors.
|David M.||Manuta, PhD, FAIC||Senior Environmental/ Occupational Expert||Fundamental chemical principles; electrochemistry, thermodynamics; handling safety of gases, chemicals, and oxidizers; industrial and manufacturing operations safety; fire and explosion investigations (including arson); hazardous material and radiation exposure; clandestine manufacturing of illegal drugs; cleaning and disinfecting products and equipment; worker chemical sensitivity assessments; dust and fumes exposure; fireworks incidents; spontaneous combustion; skin care products; infrared spectroscopy and gas chromatography testing; refrigerant hazards.|
|Lawrence S.||Mayer, MD, MS, PhD||Medical & Epidemiology Expert||Epidemiology and Biostatistics; statistical data analysis; study and model review; valuation of epidemiological studies and clinical trials; meta-analysis; evaluation of causal content of epidemiological studies; drug and medical development and regulation; product liability; occupational and environmental exposures; medical malpractice; toxicology; cardiology; OB/GYN; surgery; psychiatry/neuropsychiatry; internal medicine; disease prognosis; biomedical informatics; multiple regression; time series modeling; stochastic processes; multivariate analysis; statistical inference; public policy; energy analysis.|
|Susan K.||Murry, MSN, CRPN||Nursing Expert||Patient care; nursing practices; medical facility "standard-of-care" procedures; OSHA compliance; school health; family care including pediatrics, gynecology and gerontology; occupational injury assessment and treatment; child abuse and neglect screening; communicable diseases including STD's; community health education; pharmacology; pathophysiology.|
|Matthew J.A.||Nousak, PE||Metallurgical/Materials/Welding Engineer||Mechanical, metallurgical, materials, and/or welding failures; refractories; pressure vessels; process piping; machine design; petroleum, petrochemical, chemical, offshore, and shipping industries; dredging equipment; tanks; fabrication; foundry facilities; facility startup; melting operations; heat treating; automotive, machinery, and boiler castings; suspension bridges; turbine blades; steam drums; corrosion; boat hull rivets and plates; crane collapses; casing and drill string testing tools; induction hardening; offshore oil platforms; vibration; shipyard fabrication; blast furnace; shielded metal arc welding; gas metal arc welding; gas tungsten arc welding; flux cored arc welding; submerged arc welding; electroslag welding; plasma arc welding; laser beam welding; resistance welding; torch brazing; furnace brazing; soldering; standard physical testing methods (e.g. tensile, hardness, impact); non-standard testing methods (e.g. CTOD, drop-weight, fatigue); failure analysis techniques (e.g. metallography, scanning electron microscopy, microprobe chemical analysis); annealing; quenching; tempering; carburizing; carbonitriding; nitriding; solution annealing; stress-relieving and normalizing; hazardous waste storage tanks; ASME Code SC VIII-1 and VIII-2 and API design.|
|Clinton||Parks, PE||Products & Equipment Expert||Licensed Engineer in Ohio, Virginia, Louisiana, and North Carolina Specialized machinery; medical products; hydraulics and pneumatics; control systems and electronics; rotating and pressurized process machines; seismic analyses; product safety; structures and structural analyses; commercial products; boilers; refrigeration systems; finite element analysis; pulp and paper industry; wood science; design for manufacturing and assembly; regulatory compliance; operational and maintenance training; field support.|
|Cecil||Robinson||Machine/Machining and Computer Expert||Machinery and machining operations and safety; contract manufacturing; ISO 9001 quality processes; ERP software; equipment design; machine shop support; contract machining; computer networking; Unix equipment; engineering drafting; equipment lab and field testing.|
|Barry S.||Rope||Packaging/ Material Handling Expert||Packaging and material handling, including products, equipment, procedures and operations; trailer/container/rail car/ocean freight loading, blocking and bracing; transportation and distribution; palletizing, storage and warehousing; product packaging and labeling; packaging materials; technical documentation; HAZMAT regulations; standards compliance; environmental issues; hot melt adhesives; shock and vibration.|
|Donald E.||Sanders, DVM, Dip ACT, PAS||Veterinarian Expert||Animal reproduction; animal welfare; animal biotechnology; animal embryo transfer; livestock water supply; bovine mastitis; animal production; milk production; artificial insemination; farm management; animal parasitism; euthanasia; malpractice; animal environment; dairy management; animal nutrition; animal diseases; stray voltage; toxicology.|
|Jim||Scott||Railroad Operations, Equipment, and Safety Expert||Railroad operations and equipment; safety training; train performance; commodities transportation; locomotive engineer; brakeman/foreman/conductor; air brakes; event recorders; locomotive engineer training; loading and unloading; end of train devices; derailment investigations; train emergencies; train simulators.|
|Robert B.||Shuman, MD||Pediatric Neurology/Neonatology||Pediatric neurology/neonatology; fetal development; perinatal medicine; birth defects; birth trauma; child development, including schooling; neuropathology; neurotoxicology; neurophysiology; epilepsy; neuroimaging: MRI, CAT, EEF; pharmacology; anatomic pathology; surgical pathology; surgical case review; peripheral nerve disease; stroke; spondylolisthesis; vitamin therapy; Downs Syndrome; electromyography; whiplash injuries; traumatic brain injury; frontal-subcortical circulation; advanced evoke potentials; migraines; headaches; depressive disorders; Alzheimer’s Disease; epileptogenesis; epilepsy; cocaine effects; closed head injuries; AED Therapy; ADHD; developmental disabilities; autism; brain tumors; neurosciences; child abuse; seizures; anti-depressive therapy; prenatal diagnosis; seasonal affective disorder; bipolar disorder; childhood depression; Tourette Syndrome; neuralgia; vagus nerve stimulation; intractable seizures; psychopharmacolory; antipsychotic and psychotropic therapy; antiepileptic drugs.|
|Henry A.||Spiller, D.ABAT, D.ABFE||Toxicologist||Toxic tort; workers compensation; DUI, including drug and alcohol screening results; post-mortem drug and/or toxicology results; chemical and poison toxicology; false positive and negative urine drug screens; malpractice; occupational medicine; pharmacotherapy; addiction; inhalant abuse; mercury exposure; pediatric ingestions.|
|Robert S.||Sugarman, PhD, PE||Human Factors/Visual Expert||Human factors; visual perception; human vision (contrast, brightness, color, speed, and distance); conspicuity; attention; reaction time; product and equipment design; medical equipment; instructions and procedures; warnings and labels; individual differences training; cognitive psychology; situational awareness; vehicle accidents; industrial and construction accidents; slip and falls; ergonomics; workplace layout physics; instructional system development (ISD); perceptual processes; physiological processes; drunken driving; decreased alertness; studies of camouflage; machine interfaces; evaluation of commercial products; environmental health and safety; quality control.|
|Chad||Walker||Safety Expert||Construction and industrial equipment safety operations and procedures, including cranes, loaders, bulldozers, backhoes, fork lifts, skid steers, and aerial lifts; safety program training and maintenance; safety equipment requirements and orientations; employee safety and health issue investigations, reviews, and responses; OSHA and JSHA compliance; unsafe working conditions; safety audits; emergency response drills; emergency action plans.|
|Schield M.||Wikas, DO, DF, FAOCD||Medical Dermatology||Osteopathic medicine; internal medicine; pharmacology; therapeutics; phlebology; dermal fillers; Botox injections; dermatology, including diseases, cancers, surgery, and injections; sclerotheraphy; hair transplantation/restoration; Staphylococcal Scaled-Skin Syndrome; Stevens-Johnson Syndrome; Gianotti-Crosti Syndrome; Hyperimmunoglobulin E. Syndrome; Scurvy; Epithelioid Angoisarcoma; Epithelioid Hemangioma; Scleromyxedema; Merkel Cell Carcinoma; cancer screening; venereal diseases; bacterial and fungal infections; cutaneous manifestations; hair and nail diseases; atopic dermatitis; cutaneous malignancy cancer; bullous diseases; Pyoderma Gangrenosum; acne/rosacea; psoriasis therapy.|
|Joel (Jay)||Wolfe||Hydraulics/Tubing Expert||Hydraulic/tubing components and failures; SAE/ISO Quality Control; fittings and tube fabrication; fabrication machines; PFMEA, DFMEA, Stage Gate and NFPA testing; CNC programs/machinery; CAD/CAM Trained: Mainframe, CADAM, Micro-CADAM, Pathtrace, Auto-CAD, Pro-E, Enovia, Inventor, and Vault.|