Independent consultant and former adjunct professor of technical project management with over four decades of industry experience in automotive sensors, electronics, and systems. Has significant expertise in automotive electronic component technology and the product development cycle for automotive systems, with direct experience in R&D, advanced engineering, product planning, forward technology development, and product line management and leadership. Dealt directly with automotive suppliers as well as original equipment (OEM) vehicle manufacturers of electric bikes and conventional passenger cars to heavy-duty trucks.

Formal Education

  • M.B.A., University of Michigan
  • Ph.D. in Materials Science, Rutgers University
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Cornell University

Career Highlights

  • Independent consultant concentrating in systems engineering as well as automotive electronics including telematics, infotainment, and safety systems, as well as data communications between systems and devices
  • Former director of advanced engineering and systems integration for a Tier-1 automotive electronic systems supplier as it developed new products including forward-looking radar, solid-state YAW sensors, advanced airbag electronics, heads-up displays, infrared-based night vision, and telematics systems
  • As a research scientist at General Motors, participated in R&D targeted at bulk, thick-, and thin-film devices to sense key internal combustion engine operating parameters such as temperature, humidity, fuel flow, and oxygen partial pressure
  • Named inventor on three issued U.S. patents relating to exhaust gas oxygen sensor technology

Expert Qualifications

  • Retained as an expert witness by plaintiffs and defendants in more than two dozen litigations relating to technologies used by companies including BMW, Caterpiller, Cummins, Fiat-Chrysler, Ford Motor, Honda, LG Electronics, Mercedez-Benz, OnStar, and Porsche
  • Wrote an expert report, was deposed, and testified at a Markman hearing in a patent infringement case about GPS receivers
  • Submitted expert opinions on invalidity and non-infringement for Nissan in a patent litigation relating to car stereo system technology before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • Consulting expert for defendant Texas Instruments in a multi-year litigation brought by a leading automaker related to automotive safety systems technology, including analysis of test data and methods