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Mechanical Engineering

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Summary

Thirty-five years of practical engineering experience across the aerospace, building construction, and technology industries. Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Masters degree in International Business Administration. Expert Witness at the intersection of mechanical engineering, business practices, and standard of care. Technical specialties include plumbing systems (failures, leaks, defects and corrosion), building envelope failures resulting in mold or water damage, Real Estate transactions, mechanical failures due to improper maintenance or operation, Investigation, testing, and report writing. Excellent public speaking skills with the ability to explain complex matters in simple and accessible terms. Knowledgeable in recent technologies such as blockchain, digital twin, and digital twin applications for the engineering professions. Experienced in cross border and international engineering practices. Registered professional engineer in California and Washington.

Early career: designer recruited by Northrop Corporation developing composite structures for advanced military aircraft. Joined Hughes (Space and Communications Systems) designing precision mechanisms for satellite ejection from an orbiting vehicle. Employed at Rockwell International as test engineer for the US Space Shuttle modernization program. Employed at the Boeing Company as a commissioning agent and service manager leading investigations and resolving complex mechanical and business issues pertaining to new aircraft deliveries and in-service aircraft repairs for international clients.

Founded CoEngineers, PLLC assisting HOAs and building owners to diagnose problems and navigate the world of contractors - often in an environment of competing interests. Work products include feasibility studies, condition assessments, failure investigations and renovations strategies for plumbing and building envelope systems largely resulting from the effects of corrosion, age, moisture, poor maintenance and high cost of failures.

General Specialties:
Mechanical Engineering and Real Estate

Specialty Focus:
Standard of Care, mechanical systems, plumbing, pipe, leaks, failures, Inspection, construction, water damage, feasibility, epoxy pipe liner, CPVC, Aquatherm, PEX, risk assessment, machinery, insurance, defect, Blockchain, smart contract adjudication.

Education & Licenses

Bachelors of Science Mechanical Engineering (BSME) – University of New Haven Registered Professional Engineer (PE), Masters in International Business Administration (MBA) – Seattle University