Registered professional engineer and licensed electrical contractor with more than forty years of hands-on experience in in electrical system design, project management, cost estimation, and field construction. Uniquely knowledgeable as both holder of an undergraduate degree in the theory of electrical engineering and a licensed electrical contractor with decades of practical industry experience. More than twenty years of practice with the application of the UL508A and UL698A standards as they relate to industrial control panels for the energy management and water/wastewater industry. Extensive experience with compliance to the National Electrical Code (NEC) and California Electrical Code (CEC) in electrical construction projects.

Formal Education

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Healds Engineering College

Career Highlights

  • Designed and built facility automation systems totaling 7.6 million square feet of municipal, school, commercial, and light industrial building spaces in fifteen states
  • Expert in standards of care for electrical engineers, contractors and their workmen, electricity theft, cost estimation, fire analysis, photovoltaic solar systems design and installation, and underground utility location accidents
  • Professional Engineer of record for design approvals for industrial control panel, water/wastewater pump station, wastewater treatment plant control panel, and chemical monitoring projects in Hawaii and California

Expert Qualifications

  • Electrical forensic engineering review and litigation support to law firms and insurance carriers for cases regarding electrical construction defects, personal injury due to electrical accidents, shock, electrocution, electric arc flash, and lock-out/tag-out violations
  • Deposed in a case of a workman shocked by a 12,000-volt utility line in Los Angeles, California
  • Submitted an expert report on electrical equipment for a Napa County Superior Court case about a cannabis growing operation
  • Testified as an expert in four mediations, for plaintiffs and defendants
  • Submitted an expert report on an electrical equipment failure resulting in a sewage flood in a multi-million-dollar Lake Tahoe, Nevada home
  • Expert witness in a personal injury case filed against Lowes Home Centers that involved an electrical shock from a fluorescent lamp