Mechanical engineering expert with nearly four decades of experience in the automotive industry.  Has significant experience in automotive vehicle dynamics, ride, handling, suspension, steering, tires, vehicle testing, design analysis, computer simulation, performance specification, systems engineering, and chassis systems.

Formal Education

  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University

Career Highlights

  • During a thirty-year career at General Motors beginning as a project engineer, served as a Senior Staff Research Scientist, and finished as a Technical Fellow
  • Two-time winner of GM’s internal Special Achievement Award
  • Led a variety of technology development projects related to ride and handling performance specs, vehicle dynamics development processes, and statistical modeling to predict subjective performance ratings
  • Participated in concept development and early performance specification of new vehicles 
  • Former section head in a systems engineering research center with responsibility to develop metrics to objectively quantify key aspects of vehicle performance including ride, handling, and drivability
  • Group manager of a team of engineers engaged in vehicle dynamics testing and analysis support for a variety of vehicle platforms
  • As an engineer at Ford, managed a project investigating the braking and handling of current production vehicles and participated in projects to reduce interior noise levels in future vehicle designs.
  • Named inventor of an issued U.S. patent for a steering controller
  • Member of the SAE Vehicle Dynamics Standards Committee
  • Former Sports Car Club of America licensed competition driver

Expert Qualifications

  • While an employee of General Motors, provided evaluation of technical issues and discovery related matters in product litigation
  • Expert witness in about half a dozen automotive product liability litigations in local and state courts
  • Twice an expert in U.S. District Court cases