I am a practicing engineer and engineering manager with decades of experience. I previously founded and managed for decades a product development firm in Silicon Valley
that designed all sorts of high tech products for other firms: medical, transportation, power distribution, and more. This also included many of the first computer hardware and software
design engineering from the computer founding fathers in the Bay Area. The challenge of creating a product or modifying a product always gave me the ability to think outside the box
because the people I worked with as a team were innovators and challenged the status quo.
One day, I was commissioned to design an elevator product.
Today I have 15 years of experience investigating elevator and escalator accidents.
My background includes membership in various elevator organizations and Code committees:
National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities (NAESA),
National Association of Elevator Contractors (NAEC),
International Association of Elevator Consultants (IAEC)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Code writing Subcommittees of the ASME A17.1 organization.
Licensed Elevator Inspector in the States of Alabama, Colorado Indiana, Missouri, Florida, South Carolina and Texas.
My focus is the forensic investigation of vertical transportation accidents.
I have performed this work in 45 States, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia and Alberta Canada.
My years of engineering design and management experience render me uniquely qualified to investigate elevator and escalator accidents and get to the bottom of what happened.