Electrical engineer with over thirty years of experience in the development and deployment of automotive electronic systems, including safety systems. Designer of airbag controllers and vehicle stability systems. Wide breadth of electronic subsystem experience, including motion and location sensing, hydraulic and electrical actuation, and cellular data communications. Experience applying engineering and management skills in domains ranging from electronic design and manufacturing to software design, development, and testing, as well as definition of development processes.

Formal Education

  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Kettering University

Career Highlights

  • Provided engineering services to design and develop electronically-controlled braking systems to automobiles and light-/medium-duty trucks, including the U.S. Army’s HMMWV vehicle
  • Managed the development, testing and deployment of numerous new products, including Networkfleet’s flagship telematics product
  • Managed software development for Delphi’s Passenger Occupant Detection System smart airbag controller with sales of about 10 million units per year to automakers including GM, Ford, Chrysler, Mercedes, Audi, Volkswagen, Subaru and Toyota
  • Responsible for algorithm development and tuning for the Vehicle Stability Control active handling system on the 2001-2004 Corvette, 2003-2007 Cadillac CTS and 2005-2007 Cadillac STS
  • Provided engineering support to NASCAR’s Hendricks Motorsports race team and Indy Racing League’s Kelley Racing team
  • Wrote embedded software for General Motors airbag controllers
  • Named inventor of seven issued U.S. patents in the areas of vehicle braking and stability

Expert Qualifications

  • Key member of a team of experts in review of millions of lines of source code for Toyota’s engine control modules in relation to cases of sudden unintended acceleration and led related vehicle testing
  • Deposed twice as expert witness in GM ignition switch economic loss class action litigation in U.S. District Court
  • Expert witness in an Inter Parties Review at the U.S. PTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board for patents relating to automotive telematics
  • Testifying expert in related patent litigations involving Hyundai before a U.S. District Court and Volkswagen and Audi before the U.S. ITC