Mechanical and Industrial Expert
Mr. Barker has more than 35 years experience as a Mechanical Engineer. His experience includes mechanical system malfunctions and defects; product failures; industrial equipment electrical and mechanical safety incidents, including OSHA and UL listing requirements; assembly of aircraft flight instruments; design and testing of high volume production automotive engine components; water and air treatment systems; home appliance design, including refrigerators and vacuums. Dan is a Registered Professional Engineer and holds a Residential Builders License in Michigan.
Theron Blickenstaff, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Medical, Occupational, and Environmental Expert
Dr. Blickenstaff has almost 20 years
experience related to environmental, occupational, and
industrial health and safety, including chemical exposure;
premature mortality assessments; indoor air quality (Sick
Building Syndrome); mold; disability and worker fitness-for-duty
assessments; worker sensitivities;
epidemiology; cancer causation; risk assessments; and
Theron is a Fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (FACOEM), a member of the Tennessee College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and is Board Certified in General Preventive Medicine and Occupational Medicine.
He has provided support for Workers' Compensation, Social Security Disability, toxic tort, and product and premises liability cases. His involvement has included review of records, verbal and written reports, affidavits, depositions, and expert testimony.
Christopher R. Bommarito, IAI;
Mr. Bommarito has over 20 years experience as a forensic
scientist and chemist. His expertise includes trace evidence
analysis; analytical methods including GC-MS, SEM-EDS, FTIR,
HPLC, IC, and GC; wet chemistry; crime scene reconstruction;
clandestine drug laboratory investigations; drug analysis; paint
analysis; fiber and wood analysis; glass analysis; soil
analysis; bloodstain pattern analysis; scanning electron
microscopy; crime scene search; stereochemistry and
chromatography; explosive residue and pyrotechnics;
footwear and footprints; fingerprinting; controlled
substances; fire debris analysis; knots and ligatures; tire
impressions; forensic photography; spectroscopy and microscopy;
forensic entomology; human remains decomposition; airbag
analysis; and lamp examinations.
Chris is a member of The
Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists (MAFS); The
Scientific Working Group for Materials Analysis (SWGMAT); The
American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS); The International
Association for Identification (IAI); The American Chemical
Society (ACS); and The Midwestern Association of Forensic
Chris has received the 2003 Midwestern Association of
Forensic Scientists “Outstanding Scientist” award; was one of
ten forensic scientists selected to the Scientific Working Group
for Materials Analysis, Paint Subgroup, which sets international
guidelines for forensic paint examination; and was the Statewide
Coordinator for Bloodstain Pattern Analysis (MSP), 2004-2006.
Donato J. Borrillo, MD, JD
Medical and Human Factors Expert
Mr. Borillo has more than 15 years experience as a medical
doctor and has held a Doctor of Jurisprudence for more than 10
years. His experience includes aerospace medicine,
including human factors, medical certification, sudden
incapacitation, time of useful consciousness, aviation accident
investigation; occupational medicine, including IMEs, Med Review
Officer drug screen questions; hyperbaric medicine, including
carbon monoxide exposure and treatment and dive accidents; wound
care, including decub wound prevention/healing, chronic wound
care, diabetic wound care; and FAA training and evaluations.
Donato received much of his training in the US Air Force, where he was awarded the Julian E. Ward Memorial Award by the USAF Society of Flight Surgeons. He is an Associate Fellow in the Aerospace Medical Association; a member of the Undersea Hyberbaric Medical Society, the American College of Occupational and Environ Medicine; the Airplane Owners and Pilot Association, the Ohio State Bar, and the Toledo Bar Association.
Christine Bruning, MSN, RN;
Ms. Bruning has over 20 years experience as a nurse,
specializing in OB labor and delivery and their complications.
Additional experience includes patient care; nursing practice;
perinatal woman's health; nursing management and leadership;
clinical research and practice; postpartum care; nursery care;
birth center deliveries; childbirth education; caring for
newborns; pediatrics; and medical surgery.
Chris is a member of The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) and The Zeta Theta Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International (Honor Society of Nursing).
Chris has also taught many nursing courses and has developed documentation and curriculums for several accrediting agencies, including The Ohio Board of Nursing and The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Human Factors and Visual Expert
Dr. Green is an experimental psychologist with more than 32
years experience in basic and applied research involving human
factors, conspicuity/visibility, warnings, and man-machine
interactions. Marc has been a faculty member and research
associate in psychology, physiological optics, and computer
science at several large universities.
Marc's research background includes grants and contracts from the National Eye Institute, the U.S. Air Force, and the National Science Engineering and Research Committee. He has been interviewed by The New Yorker, CTV National TV Network in Canada, the National Post of Canada, the Canadian Broadcasting Company Radio, the US National Public Radio, and the Los Angeles Times. He has also served as a consultant to NBC Dateline.
Marc is a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomic Society (the Transportation Technical Group, the Aging Technical Group, the Safety Technical Group, and the Forensic Professional Technical Group); the Society of Risk Analysts (Risk Science and Law Specialty Group); and the Toronto Chapter of the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Human Interaction. He has authored more than 85 publications and has given more than 60 professional presentations.
|Paul H. Gross, CCM; Meteorologist||Mr. Gross has over 20 years of meteorology experience including weather-related evaluations for vehicular accident reconstruction (including marine, aviation, and off-road); special events planning; construction delays; slip-and-fall incidents, including black ice formation; lightning strikes; property damage; time-of-death investigations; and fire investigations. Paul is a Certified Consulting Meteorologist.|
R. Heckman, RN, MSN, CNP, CLNC
|Ms. Heckman has more than 10 years experience in nursing. Her expertise includes medical malpractice cases; independent medical examinations and histories; summarize, translate, and interpret medical records; identify causation issues; assess damages/injuries; analyze research studies; identify need for Life Care Planner; family practice, urgent care, and retail medicine; neonatal intensive care; medical-surgical; home health; pediatrics; office nursing; assess, diagnose, and treat acute illnesses; patient and family education; suturing, eye examinations, and foreign body removal, splinting, and reading X-rays; pelvic exams and newborn assessment; lab result and X-ray reviews. Vanessa is a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant as well as a Family Nurse Practitioner.|
R. Heyl, PE
Licensed Engineer in Michigan, New Mexico
Mr. Heyl has
experience involving building electrical system and equipment
design, installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
His experience includes residential, commercial, industrial,
and manufacturing facilities and their appliances/equipment.
Jim has been involved with automation and robotic systems;
computers and PLC programming; low and medium voltage
distribution systems; code compliance; and standby and prime
Jim’s experience also includes controls and instrumentation systems as well as investigations of electrical systems and components as the origin or cause of fires. Jim is a member of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) and IES (Illuminating Engineering Society).
R. Hill, PE
Licensed Engineer in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia, Kentucky, Arkansas, Wisconsin
Mr. Hill has
experience involving HVAC, plumbing, fire protection and
electric systems and components. His experience
includes design, installation, code compliance, damage, defects
and personal injury.
Jim is a member of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers) and NSPE (National Society of Professional Engineers). Jim is a Registered PE in 7 states and has expert witness courtroom experience.
Jim's past projects have included bakery and food processing equipment and facilities; commercial and industrial refrigeration/freezer systems; hot water and steam boilers systems; turbines, compressor, pumps, fans, and vacuum systems; kitchens; locker rooms, dining rooms and restrooms; and code and safety compliance, including ADA (Americans with Disability Act).
Mr. Hochfeld has almost 25 years experience involving electrical
system and equipment design, installation, operation and
maintenance. His experience includes electronics; control
systems; material handling systems; fiber optics; computers and
PLC�s; robotic systems; process controls and instrumentation;
metal processing operations; HVAC systems; hydraulic elevators;
security systems; automatic fire systems; dust and fume
collection systems; roofs and pavements; and plant safety.
Norm is a member of NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) and ISA (Instrument Society of America). He has extensive experience with NFPA, ANSI, NEC, UL, ISA, JIC, and IEC codes and standards.
Blaine J. Hoffmann, MS, OSHM;
Mr. Hoffman's experience includes workplace safety, training,
investigations, accident investigations and audits;
legal aspects of safety and health; training and
development programs; written program development;
interpretation of OSHA general industry and construction
industry, healthcare industry standards; VPP program management;
MSHA training and regulatory interpretations; 40-hr HAZWOPER;
and Arc-Flash (NFPA 70E).
Blaine is an authorized OSHA Outreach Instructor for both
General Industry and Construction.
|John P. Lauhoff, PE,
Licensed Engineer in Massachusetts
Mr. Lauhoff has nearly 30 years experience as a safety engineer.
His experience includes
injuries, damage, malfunctions, and
personnel issues related to machinery and equipment design,
fabrication, maintenance, operations, procedures, training, and
safety procedures; accident investigation/reconstruction; slips,
trips, and falls; industrial vehicles; machinery/equipment
guarding; hand/power tools; work-related injuries; safety
grievances; safety training programs; monitor outside
John is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers and is a Certified Safety Professional. He is a Licensed Pilot: Multi-engine, Instrument, Commercial License and a Certified Scuba Diver.
Levosinski, PE; Mechanical Engineer
Licensed Engineer in Michigan
Mr. Levosinski has more than 30 years
of automotive, machine tool, and construction machine analysis,
design and testing experience. This experience includes
HVAC; FEA analysis; DOE by Taguchi; vibration and noise
analyses; airbag systems; gas inflators; filter systems;
vibration and tool chatter analysis; and load, stress, and
strain analysis of off-highway machinery and components,
including axles, drivelines, and front end loaders.
George holds six U.S. Patents for various modules, assemblies and guardings. He is a Registered Professional Engineer, and has received the TRW Chairman Award for Innovation in Engineering.
Manuta, PhD, FAIC
Environmental/ Occupational Expert
Dr. Manuta has more than 20
years experience specializing in the application of chemical
principles to solve problems for commercial product and
industrial process improvements. He has served as an
expert witness in litigation involving damage, defects, and
personal injury involving fundamental chemical principles.
His expertise includes
fundamental chemical principles; electrochemistry,
thermodynamics; handling safety of gases,
chemicals, and oxidizers;
industrial and manufacturing operations safety; fire and
explosion investigations (including arson); hazardous material
and radiation exposure; clandestine manufacturing of
illegal drugs; cleaning and disinfecting
products and equipment; worker chemical sensitivity assessments;
dust and fumes exposure; fireworks incidents; spontaneous
combustion; skin care products; infrared spectroscopy and gas
chromatography testing; and refrigerant hazards.
Dave is a member of AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science), ACS (American Chemical Society, Inorganic and Fluorine Divisions), ACCandCE (Association of Consulting Chemists and Chemical Engineers), AIC (American Institute of Chemists), ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials), IAAI (International Association of Arson Investigators), NFPA (National Fire Protection Association), NFC (National Forensic Center), and the Ohio Academy of Science. Dave has also published and presented more than 20 papers and reports.
C. Maser, CIH, CSP, ROH
Environmental/ Occupational Expert
Mr. Maser has more than 25 years experience in the fields of
environmental, fire protection, industrial hygiene, and safety
compliance. Dan has extensive experience in conducting
comprehensive industrial hygiene surveys, regulatory type safety
inspections, emergency incident responses, chemical safety
programs, application of engineering controls, hazardous waste
regulations, indoor environmental quality studies, and employee
Dan is a member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the American Society of Safety Engineers, the Michigan Industrial Hygiene Society, the American Academy of Industrial Hygiene, and the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists.
Lawrence S. Mayer, MD, MS, PhD;
Medical and Epidemiology Expert
Dr. Lawrence S. Mayer has over 40 years experience as a Medical
Health Physician with special expertise in Epidemiology and
Biostatics. His expertise includes Epidemiology and
Biostatistics; statistical data analysis; study and model
review; valuation of epidemiological studies and clinical
trials; meta-analysis; evaluation of causal content of
epidemiological studies; drug and medical development and
regulation; product liability; occupational and environmental
exposures; medical malpractice; toxicology; cardiology; OB/GYN;
surgery; psychiatry/neuropsychiatry; internal medicine; disease
prognosis; biomedical informatics; multiple regression; time
series modeling; stochastic processes; multivariate analysis;
statistical inference; public policy; and energy analysis.
Timothy R. McGreal, PE;
Mr. McGreal has almost 20 years experience as a Mechanical
Engineer, with over 25 years experience as an Automotive
Mechanic. His expertise includes consumer products;
automobile/trucks/other vehicles; fuel-fired appliances;
explosions; fire suppression systems; fire alarm systems;
plumbing systems; gas supply systems; code compliance; moisture
intrusion; roof damage assessments; HVAC equipment;
construction, agricultural, commercial, and industrial equipment
and machinery; computational fluid dynamics (CFD); power tools;
medical equipment; product design and packaging; human factors
and warnings; and patent infringement.
Tim is a Registered Professional Engineer and has been
awarded two patents. His Professional Affiliations include The
Society of Fire Protection Engineers; The National Fire
Protection Association; and The Society of Automotive Engineers.
Murry, MSN, CRPN
Murry has more than 25 years experience as a nurse, including
more than 10 as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Her
experience includes patient care; nursing practices; medical
facility "standard-of-care" procedures; OSHA compliance; school
health; family care including pediatrics, gynecology and
gerontology; occupational injury assessment and treatment; child
abuse and neglect screening; communicable diseases including
STD's; community health education; pharmacology; and
Sue is an Advanced Practice Nurse with Prescriptive Authority (Ohio registration), a Certified Nurse Practitioner, and a Nursing Doctorate Candidate. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau; the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses; the Medical College of Ohio Alumni Association; and The Ohio State University Alumni Association.
Dr. Joseph S. Ohr, Jr, MD, RPh;
Medical Surgeon, Pharmacist, and Pathologist
Dr. Ohr has over 20 years experience as a pharmacist and 10
years experience as a pathologist and a Doctor of Medicine.
Specific expertise includes anatomical, clinical, and trauma
pathology; wounds; sudden infant death syndrome; cancers and
tumors; therapeutics; tissue mortality; psychopharmacology;
drugs and drug abuse; HIV; viruses and bioterrorism; CPR; and
funeral home operations/procedures, including embalming.
Dr. Ohr holds the following licenses: American Board of Pathology Certification – Forensic Pathology, 2008; American Board of Pathology Certification – Anatomical Pathology, 2008; Physician and surgeon – Ohio, 2005; Physician and surgeon – Illinois, 2002; Board certified – registered pharmacist, Ohio, 1987; Permanent ECFMG certified, #0-574-847-0.
Dr. Ohr’s memberships include The National Association of Medical Examiners; The College of American Pathology; The American Society of Clinical Pathology; The Ohio State Medical Association; The Columbus Medical Association; and The Ohio State Pharmacy Association.
Clinton Parks, PE; Products and Equipment Expert
Mr. Howard has over 20 years of experience in specialized
machinery; medical products; hydraulics and pneumatics; control
systems and electronics; rotating and pressurized process
machines; seismic analyses; product safety; structures and
structural analyses; commercial products; boilers; refrigeration
systems; finite element analysis; pulp and paper industry; wood
science; design for manufacturing and assembly; regulatory
compliance; operational and maintenance training; and field
Clint is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina, and Louisiana, has a NCEES record on file, and is a member of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers and The American Institute of Steel Construction.
Thomas R. Piazza,
|Meteorological incidents and weather-related evaluations for: vehicular accident reconstruction (including marine, aviation, and off-road), special events planning, construction delays, slip and fall incidents, lightning strikes, property damage, fire investigations; cyclogenesis; ozone studies; Doppler Radar; weather code displays; computer generated surface maps; road pavement temperatures; renewable energy.|
|Richard W. Rau
Mr. Rau has more than 35 years experience involving the design,
planning, installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of
automotive assembly plant equipment. His experience includes
preparing and presenting safety training guidelines, including
ergonomic requirements. Richard was also responsible for OSHA
crane and hoist inspections.
Richard has been involved in raising, handling, training, showing, and judging horses for more than 40 years. He presently holds a judges license for six breeds, and judges 20-30 shows per year across the United States and Canada. He still competes in horse shows in Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana with his two daughters.
|Rollie L. Robert, PE
Mr. Robert has
experience involving the electrical design, construction, and
maintenance of industrial, and manufacturing building
equipment/facilities. His experience includes robot,
stamping press, and welding cell ANSI compliance; underground
tanks; electrical power, controls, and instrumentation; safety
procedures and incident reports; AandE professional liability
issues; electrical substations; illumination requirements;
communication and security systems; and hazardous facilities
Rollie has authored over 20 papers and has prepared and conducted over 40 workshops on Construction Safety, 100 Workshops on Machine/Equipment Safety, and 60 Workshops on Risk Assessment.
|William Gary Rogers, CFI, LPI; Fire Investigator||
Mr. Rogers has more than 30 years experience involving the
investigation and "chemistry" of fires and explosions. His
experience also includes environmental assessments and
remediation, mold and asbestos abatement, structural collapse
evaluations, and hazardous materials management.
Gary is a member of the American Institute of Planners, the Society of American Foresters, the International Association of Arson Investigators, and a past member of the Building Officials and Code Administrators International (BOCA), and the Michigan Water Pollution Control Association.
Sheila M. Roof, BSN, RN, CNML, LNC;
Ms. Roof has over 40 years experience as a Licensed Practical
Nurse. Her expertise includes patient care; nursing practice;
standard-of-care procedures; acute care; STEPPS care; dialysis
and renal care; Medicare and Medicaid coverage; emergency
department care; cardiac arrest; STEMI care; stroke care;
arterial venous fistula care; certification of dialysis
technicians; dermatology practice; regulatory compliance;
medical records validation; allergy, dermatology, neurology,
nephrology, pediatrics, oncology, endocrinology, and plastic
surgery care; medical surgical care; CAPD training; chemotherapy
treatments; ambulance transport; allergy care; surgical
instrument handling and sterilization; surgical suite
preparation; surgical technician; and medication administration.
Sheila's Certifications and Licensures include State of Michigan Nursing License, Legal Nurse Consultant Certification, and Nurse Manager Leader Certification.
Her Affiliations include: The Michigan Organization of Nurse Exectives (MONE); The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE); The American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC); The National Renal Administrators Association (NRAA); and The Emergency Nurse Association (ENA).
|Barry S. Rope
Packaging/Material Handling Expert
Mr. Rope has more than 30 years experience as a packaging and
material handling professional, including more than 20 years
with the ASTM D-10 Committee writing packaging and handling
standards and test methods. His expertise includes
packaging, labeling, storage and transporting (by land, sea or
air) of sensitive electronic equipment and parts, consumer
products, service parts and Rx/OTC pharmaceuticals.
Barry's professional memberships include: the American Management Association Packaging Council; the ASTM Committee D-10 on Packaging Standards; the Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Packaging Technology; the Institute of Packaging Professionals; the New Technology Assessment Committee; the Protective Packaging of Computers and Components Committee; the Council of Packaging Specialists; and the Packaging Consultants Council.
M. Roslinski, PhD
Mr. Roslinski has more than 35 years experience in the field of
environmental and occupational toxicology in both the private
and public sectors. Larry has been involved in all aspects of
chemical hazard identification, regulatory requirements, and
risk reduction -- related to health, safety, and toxicology.
Larry is a member of the Society of Toxicology, the American Board of Toxicology, and the American Board of Industrial Hygiene.
E. Sanders, DVM, Dip ACT, PAS
Dr. Sanders has more
than 25 years experience as a veterinarian.
His expertise includes animal reproduction; animal welfare;
animal biotechnology; animal embryo transfer; livestock water
supply; bovine mastitis; animal production; milk production;
artificial insemination; farm management; animal parasitism;
euthanasia; malpractice; animal environment; dairy management;
animal nutrition; animal diseases; stray voltage; and
Schiller, PE, CIH, ROH
Environmental/ Occupational Engineer
Licensed Engineer in California
Mr. Schiller has more
than 30 years experience as a Safety Engineer and Environmental/
Occupational Health Expert. He has operated an
environmental safety and health service firm and has served as
Senior Industrial Hygienist for clients in the eastern United
States. He has served as an Industrial Hygiene Compliance
Officer for MIOSHA, and has given testimony as an expert witness
in Worker's Compensation cases.
Bert is a member of the American Academy of Industrial Hygiene, the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the American Society of Safety Engineers, the Michigan Industrial Hygiene Society, and the American Insurance Services Group - Chemical and Environmental Science Committee.
Railroad Operations, Equipment, and Safety Expert
Mr. Scott has over 40 years experience as a Train Operator,
Foreman, and Trainer. His expertise includes railroad operations
and equipment; safety training; train performance; commodities
transportation; locomotive engineer; brakeman/foreman/conductor;
air brakes; event recorders; locomotive engineer training;
loading and unloading; end of train devices; derailment
investigations; train emergencies; and train simulators.
Jim's Certifications include FRA Certified as required by
49 CFR Part 240 and FRA Certified Conductor as required by 49
CFR Part 242.
Robert B. Shuman, MD;
Dr. Robert B. Shuman has over 40 years experience as an
Experimental Psychologist and Pediatric Neurology/Neonatology
Medical Specialist. His extensive experience and expertise
includes: pediatric neurology/neonatology; fetal development;
perinatal medicine; birth defects; birth trauma; child
development, including schooling; neuropathology;
neurotoxicology; neurophysiology; epilepsy; neuroimaging: MRI,
CAT, EEF; pharmacology; anatomic pathology; surgical pathology;
surgical case review; peripheral nerve disease; stroke;
spondylolisthesis; vitamin therapy; Downs Syndrome;
electromyography; whiplash injuries; traumatic brain injury;
frontal-subcortical circulation; advanced evoke potentials;
migraines; headaches; depressive disorders; Alzheimer’s Disease;
epileptogenesis; epilepsy; cocaine effects; closed head
injuries; AED Therapy; ADHD; developmental disabilities; autism;
brain tumors; neurosciences; child abuse; seizures;
anti-depressive therapy; prenatal diagnosis; seasonal affective
disorder; bipolar disorder; childhood depression; Tourette
Syndrome; neuralgia; vagus nerve stimulation; intractable
seizures; psychopharmacolory; antipsychotic and psychotropic
therapy; and antiepileptic drugs.
Dr. Shuman’s Professional Achievements include:
NIH Training Fellowship in Neurology, University of
Colorado School of Medicine;
NIH (NINDS) Research Fellowship in Neuropathology; Fellow, Graduate
College Faculty, University of Nebraska; The American Medical
Student Assoc., GOLDEN APPLE AWARD for Distinguished Teaching;
Fellow, Graduate College Faculty, University of
Oklahoma; and Ambassador, International Congress of
Neuropathology Delegation to the People's Republic of China.
Dr. Shuman’s Past and Present Memberships include:
The American Academy of Neurology; The American
Association for the Advancement of Science; The American
Association of Neuropathology; The American Medical Association;
The American Society of Neuroimaging; The Child Neurology
Society; The Council of Biology Editors, Inc.; The International
Academy of Pathology; The National Foundation for the Prevention
of Birth Defects, March of Dimes, S.E. Nebraska Chapter
(Chairman, Scientific Advisory Committee); The National Multiple
Sclerosis Society, Okla. Chapter (Professional Advisory Board);
The National Tuberous Sclerosis Association, Secretary; The New
York Academy of Sciences; The Oklahoma State Medical
Association; The Pediatric Pathology Club; The Society for
Experimental Neuropathology; The Indiana State Medical
Association; The American Academy of Clinical Neurophysiology;
The American Epilepsy Society; and The American Clinical
Neurophysiology Society (formerly American EEG Society).
Licensed Engineer in Ohio
Mr. Smith has more than 30 years experience as a Mechanical
Engineer, including more than 20 years working with thermal,
energy and combustion systems, including boilers, furnaces, and
ovens. His experience includes industrial power plants and
processes; thermal and combustion systems; CFC management; HVAC
systems; air pollution control; process and power piping and
equipment; cathodic protection; pump failure analysis; heat and
fluid transfer processes, including energy conservation.
Rick is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the National Fire Protection Association. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Ohio, as well as a Stationary Engineer, 3rd Class in Ohio. Some of his clients include Anheuser Busch, the State of Ohio, Honda America Mfg., and Nestle.
|Henry A. Spiller, MS,
Mr. Spiller has
more than 20 years experience in toxicology and research,
including coordination of international projects with the
World Health Organization and the Pan American Health
Organization on pesticide safety, among others.
He has more than a decade of experience in training
toxicologists and specialists
in Poison Information as well as writing for the national
certification exam for Specialists in Poison Information.
Henry has been published in more than 200 publications on toxicology related subjects, including peer review medical/scientific journals, comprehensive toxicology textbooks and abstracts from scientific meetings. He has directed, as principal investigator, more than 35 multi-center national studies in toxicology. He has been recognized by Courts in; Malpractice, Toxic Tort claims, Cause of Death, Workers compensation, DUI, including interpreting drug and/or toxicology screen, blood alcohol results, Dram shop cases, post-mortem drug and or toxicology results. Henry has experience in more than 40,000 clinical cases and hundreds of post-mortem evaluations.
He is a Registered Professional Nurse in NJ and KY; is Director, AAPCC Certified Regional Poison Center; is a Diplomate, American Board of Applied Toxicology and a Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Examiners; is a Fellow, American College of Forensic Examiners; a Member, Society of Forensic Toxicologists; and is on the Board of Directors, American Board of Applied Toxicology. Henry is a member of American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC); American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT); American Board of Applied Toxicology (ABAT); Society of Forensic Toxicologists (SOFT); and a Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners.
|Harold Lynn Stringer,
Vehicle Engineering Expert
Mr. Stringer has more than
25 years experience in vehicle engineering, including motor vehicle
design, manufacturing, testing, and servicing including: passenger
cars, trucks, buses, trailers, and private/commercial vehicle
carriers; engines; fuel systems; electrical systems; lubrication
systems; cooling systems; exhaust systems; drive trains; brakes;
suspension; steering; wheels/tires; rear drive axles; A/C systems;
vehicle crash safety structures; and laboratory testing procedures.
Robert S. Sugarman, PhD, PE;
Human Factors/Visual Expert
Mr. Sugarman is an Experimental Psychologist and Registered
Professional Quality Engineer with over 40 years experience. His
expertise includes human factors; visual perception; human
vision (contrast, brightness, color, speed, and distance);
conspicuity; attention; reaction time; product and equipment
design; medical equipment; instructions and procedures; warnings
and labels; individual differences training; cognitive
psychology; situational awareness; vehicle accidents; industrial
and construction accidents; slip and falls; ergonomics;
workplace layout physics; instructional system development (ISD);
perceptual processes; physiological processes; drunken driving;
decreased alertness; studies of camouflage; machine interfaces;
evaluation of commercial products; environmental health and
safety; and quality control.
Bob’s Professional Activities and Honors include: Fellow,
The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society; The International
Ergonomics Association, Technical
committee on Slips, Trips and Falls; The American
Psychological Association,; The Western New York Chapter of the
Human Factors Society; The Assoc. for the Advancement of Medical
Instrumentation, Human Engineering and Home Healthcare Devices;
The ASTM, Voting Member on Committees E34, F15, and F38; Reserve
Deputy, Sheriff of Erie County, Scientific Reserve Division;
Western NY Science Congress, Board of Directors; SUNY at
Buffalo, Research Asst. Prof., Human Factors Coordinator;;
Stavatti Aircraft Corporation, Board of Directors, Director of
Human Factors Engineering;
Aero Club of Buffalo; Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association;
and in 2003,
Dr. Sugarman was an invited columnist for a three-part series on Human Factors for the Buffalo Law Journal.Bob has authored over 60 papers and publications, numerous training programs, and 5 patent disclosures (one US patent awarded). He is a contributor to ANSI/AAMI HE48-1993, Human Factors Engineering Guidelines and Preferred Practices for the Design of Medical Devices; ANSI/AAMI HE74:2001, Human Factors Design Process for Medical Devices; ANSI/AAMI HE75:2009, Human Factors Engineering – Design of Medical Devices, and, in progress, Instructions and Training for Home Healthcare Devices.
|Michael R. Tillotson,
Mr. Tillotson has nearly 30 years
experience in Environmental/ Occupational Health, including
occupational safety; industrial hygiene;
radiation safety and health; hazardous waste management;
hazardous waste sites; emergency response; pesticides/
pesticides management; asbestos; lead; noise and hazardous
materials/ waste management.
Mike is a member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association; the American Academy of Industrial Hygiene; the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists; the Hazardous Materials Managers Institute; the Michigan Industrial Hygiene Society; the Michigan Association of Environmental Professionals; the National Lead Abatement Council. He is a Registered Sanitarian (Michigan); a Certified Industrial Hygienist; a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager; an EPA AHERA accredited Inspector/Management Planner, Contractor/Supervisor, and Project Designer; and a Certified Lead Paint/Hazards Inspector/Risk Assessor and Abatement Supervisor.
|Eric A. Tolles, PE
Licensed Engineer in Michigan, Ohio
Mr. Tolles has
experience involving electrical design, installation, operation,
and maintenance of industrial and manufacturing facilities and
equipment. His experience includes machinery; material
handling systems; automation and robotic systems; controls and
instrumentation; programmable logic controllers; computers and
networking; personnel safety systems; and communication
Eric is a Member of the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers, the National Society of Professional Engineers, and the Technical Society of Toledo.
Carolyn S. Turner, RN, CLNC;
Ms. Turner has over 25 years experience as a Nurse, including
Certification as a Legal Nurse Consultant. Her expertise and
experience includes nursing practices; patient care;
standard-of-care procedures; critical care; surgical attendant;
ambulatory care; dialysis; orthopedics; recovery room;
neurology; obstetrics; hospice; palliative care; high risk
obstetrical; pre-eclampsia; HELLP syndrome; ruptured membrane;
renal failure; multiple gestations; trauma; basic life support;
advanced cardiac life support; and pediatric life support.
Carolyn is a Member of The National Alliance of Legal Nurse Consultants (NALNC) and The American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC). She also holds the following Certifications: Basis Life Support (BLS); Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS); and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).
Mr. Walker has more than 15 years safety and operating
experience. His experience includes construction and
industrial equipment operation, procedures, malfunctions,
damage, and personal injuries. His expertise includes
cranes, loaders, bulldozers, backhoes, fork lifts, skid steers,
and aerial lifts; safety program training and maintenance;
safety equipment requirements and orientations; employee safety
and health issue investigations, reviews,
and responses; OSHA and JSHA compliance; unsafe working
conditions; safety audits; emergency response drills; and
emergency action plans.
Chad holds numerous safety and OSHA certifications, including Accident Investigation I and II; Vehicle Dynamics; Mechanical Maintenance; Skid Steer Loader/ Rough Terrain Fork Lift/ Industrial Fork Lift/ and Aerial Lift Certified Trainer; OSHA 500 Certified Trainer for Construction Industry; and OSHA 501 Certified Trainer for General Industry.
|James S. Wickersham, PE
Licensed Engineer in California, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Utah
Mr. Wickersham has more than 20 years experience in
construction, maintenance, and mechanical engineering. His
experience includes recreational
activities/ facilities/ equipment, including amusement parks,
playgrounds, and winter sports; fire/ explosion investigations;
gas turbine and combined cycle power plants; ski resort
maintenance and operations, including security, grooming,
training and supervision of all personnel; boiling water
reactors; nuclear energy plants, including maintenance,
supervision, and mechanical tooling.
Jim is a Licensed Professional Engineer, Certified Level I Amusement Ride Inspector, and Certified Playground Safety Inspector. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers; the American Society for Testing and Materials, F24 and F27 Committees; National Society of Professional Engineers; Professional Ski Instructors of America; and National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officials.
Schield M. Wikas, DO, DF, FAOCD;
Dr. Schield M. Wikas has over 30 years experience as an Internal
Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine Specialist. His extensive
experience and expertise includes osteopathic medicine; internal
medicine; pharmacology; therapeutics; phlebology; dermal
fillers; Botox injections; dermatology, including diseases,
cancers, surgery, and injections; sclerotheraphy; hair
transplantation/restoration; Staphylococcal Scaled-Skin
Syndrome; Stevens-Johnson Syndrome; Gianotti-Crosti Syndrome;
Hyperimmunoglobulin E. Syndrome; Scurvy; Epithelioid
Angoisarcoma; Epithelioid Hemangioma; Scleromyxedema; Merkel
Cell Carcinoma; cancer screening; venereal diseases; bacterial
and fungal infections; cutaneous manifestations; hair and nail
diseases; atopic dermatitis; cutaneous malignancy cancer;
bullous diseases; Pyoderma Gangrenosum; acne/rosacea; and
Dr. Wikas is Board Certified by The American Osteopathic
Board of Dermatology and is a Past or Present Member of the
following Professional Organizations: The American Osteopathic
Association; The American Osteopathic College of Dermatology;
The American Academy of Dermatology; Honorary title Fellow of
Distinction of the American Osteopathic College of Medicine; The
American Medical Association; The American Osteopathic College
of Dermatology; The Ohio State Medical Association; The Ohio
Osteopathic Association; The District 8 Osteopathic Academy; The
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery; The American
College of Phlebology; and The Ohio University College of
Osteopathic Medicine Centers for Osteopathic Research and
Education. Dr. Wikas also has over 40 Professional Publications
|Christy L. Yano,
BSN-RN, MSN-CRNP, ANCC, AANP
Dual Certifications; Nursing Expert
Mrs. Yano has more than five years experience involving nursing;
medical facility standard-of-care procedures; aesthetic medicine
service procedures; women's health care; patient care
assessments, including heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen
saturation, telemetry reading, respiration rate, and pain block
Christy is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses. She is a Certified Nurse Practitioner, a Family Nurse Practitioner, and a Registered Nurse.
|Robert A. Yano, PE
Senior Mechanical Engineer
Licensed Engineer in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, California
Mr. Yano has
experience involving the design, installation, and operation of
mechanical systems and components for industrial and
manufacturing facilities. His experience includes: HVAC
systems, including boilers; natural gas, propane, and oil
furnaces, heaters, stoves, and dryers,
including CO exposure; manual and automatic doors; machinery
equipment and personal safety systems; material handling
systems; water piping and plumbing; dust and fumes collection;
ergonomics; noise attenuation; and explosion investigations.
Bob is a member of The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers; The Society of Automotive Engineers; The National Safety Council; The National Fire Protection Association; and The American Society of Mechanical Engineers.