Automotive Parts Manufacturing Expert Witnesses

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Automotive parts manufacturing expert witness candidates typically have experience and knowledge in the automotive industry, including automotive parts, automotive repair, automotive engineering, and/or vehicle manufacturing. To support either a plaintiff or defendant, Cahn Litigation Services is frequently called upon by law firms to locate an expert witness that can support issues involving automobile parts, which could encompass OEM parts, Tier 1 suppliers, Tier 2 suppliers, Tier 3 suppliers, or aftermarket parts. U.S. auto parts suppliers‘ products are regulated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for vehicle-safety issues, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for vehicle emissions.

An expert in automotive parts manufacturing could provide expertise in intellectual property matters, including patent litigation or a trade secret dispute. It could be an Inter Partes Review (IPR) in the PTAB (where the only expert testimony is through a deposition), or a patent case or proceeding in the International Trade Commission (ITC). An expert in automotive parts might provide testimony in a matter like a product liability case or serve as an expert witness in a personal injury case as a result of a motor vehicle accident.

Litigation support by an automotive expert witness could include an expert report, expert opinion, failure analysis, accident reconstruction, expert witness testimony, and courtroom testimony. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request a technical expert with prior expert witness experience. An expert in automotive parts manufacturing needs to not only have expertise but must also possess the ability to provide expert testimony in such a manner that a jury and judge can understand the evidence.

Cahn Litigation Services has completed numerous searches for an expert witness in the automotive area, providing candidates for each case to the specifications provided by the attorney in charge. Whether it’s for a patent case or for pre-litigation forensic engineering work, Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn the search around quickly. We provide the right balance of expertise and testimony to zero in on the perfect expert for the job at hand.

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Automotive Parts Manufacturing Expert Witness - Sample Bios

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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Automotive Parts Manufacturing experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Automotive Parts Manufacturing landscape.


Expert Witness #214975

This expert is the founder and CEO of a highly successful consultancy specializing in plastics. This expert has spent many years in the Plastics Industry as a leading authority on plastic and composite part failure. This expert worked for a plastics product manufacturer as a leading Principal Scientist. This expert is a world-renowned scientist and author as evidenced by many awards. This expert is a member of ASM International (a society of Material Scientists), the American Chemical Society Polymer Chemistry and Polymeric Materials Divisions, the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, the National Association of Subrogation Professionals, the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, the Failure Analysis Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers, the Institute of Packaging Professionals, and the Society of Automotive Engineers. This expert has provided expert services in over 150 litigations involving plastics and composites. This expert is one of the top plastic failure experts in the world having analyzed hundreds of plastic and composite parts including, pipes, food packages, bottles, tanks, latches, toys, medical devices, exercise equipment, automotive parts, pulleys, chairs, and stools. This expert has authored >100 scientific papers, >60 US Patents, a book, and several encyclopedia articles on chemicals and plastics.

CONSULTANT AND EXPERT WITNESS ON CHEMICALS AND PLASTICS

  • Forensic analysis/testing of plastic and composite parts
  • Manufacturing processes for plastic bottles including extrusion blow-molding, injection blow-molding, and stretch
  • Blow-molding
  • Root cause analysis of CPVC fire suppression system failures
  • Exercise equipment failure
  • Plastic piping products including ABS, PVC, CPVC, PEX, PP, PVDC, and HDPE
  • Additives for plastics including antioxidants and UV stabilizers
  • Design of plastic parts to meet the requirements of the application
  • Fracture mechanics of plastic materials and composites
  • Chemical resistance/degradation of plastics and elastomers
  • Discoloration and loss of clarity of plastics
  • Plastic part and package design and stress analysis
  • Polymer blends and compounding
  • Polyolefin based resins and applications
  • Additives for improved adhesion in polymer blends and composites
  • Chemicals and Plastics R&D
  • Monomer stabilization and polymerization
  • Molding and extrusion of plastics including foams and films
  • UV, thermal, and environmental degradation of chemicals and plastics
  • Plastic flammability and plastic flame retardant formulations
  • Migration of chemicals and additives from plastics
  • Chemicals and plastics for medical use
  • Composite and nanocomposite materials including carbon fiber composites
  • Permeability (vapors and odors) of plastics
  • Plastics used in medical applications
  • Abrasion resistance of plastics and elastomers
  • Material Selection (choosing the right plastic for the application)

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Expert Witness #231361

This expert is a licensed professional engineer and expert witness who holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering. This expert has many years of professional experience in mechanical engineering, consumer product design, research and development, forensic investigation and litigation support. Additionally, this expert holds over twenty patents.

Prior to focusing on work as a forensic mechanical engineer and serving as an expert witness, this expert led an accomplished engineering career designing and developing innovative mechanical components and high-pressure equipment and conducting failure analyses over a broad variety of situations, most of which led to patents. This included designing and developing high-volume machined metal and injection-molded plastic parts, low-pressure seals, springs and stampings as well as manufacturing processes for composites, plastics and adhesive bonding. Working in research and development for major corporations in the aeronautical, petroleum, fluid power and automotive industries, as well as serving for over a decade as a forensic expert witness, this expert draws on a comprehensive background of diverse engineering experience to assist clients with cases involving evaluations of consumer products and commercial, industrial and agricultural equipment for products liability issues and patent disputes, including significant deposition and courtroom testimony experience.


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Expert Witness #259350

This expert holds a BS, MS, and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, and is a Licensed Professional Engineer. This expert has:

-  extensive experience in automotive, and industrial equipment and systems;
-  design of manufacturing operations and specialized equipment;
-  authored and edited Operations and Maintenance manuals for plant equipment;
-  experience with selection of electric motors for use both in manufacturing operation and in industrial machinery for powering pumps, fans, and other rotary motion;
-  setup assembly line and batch type manufacturing processes for production of various parts, assemblies, and machines;
-  worked with electric vehicles, both conversion from gasoline, and as manufactured
-  knowledge of the operation of vehicle electric motors both as motive power and for auxiliary systems;
-  diagnosed and repaired generators and alternators for vehicle system battery charging.

This expert has many years of experience in the design, manufacture, repair, and operation of passenger and high-performance motorcycles and racing cars.


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Expert Witness #252122

This expert is a Mechanical Engineer, licensed Professional Engineer and member of the Society of Automotive Engineers and ASME. This expert has been qualified as an expert in vehicle engineering, crashworthiness, vehicle repair, and accident reconstruction, in State and Federal courts.

This expert occupied a variety of engineering positions with automobile manufacturers. This expert’s expertise covers a diverse body of work in all aspects of vehicle design and manufacture, from cradle to grave. This expert designed and engineered systems for vehicles before a single prototype had been built, tuned and validated systems on prototype vehicles, assisted the manufacturing plant to resolve manufacturing issues while building 300 -700 vehicles a day, and made improvements to enhance vehicle quality after the start of manufacture.

This expert was responsible for the design and engineering for a diesel fuel system. This included fuel tank design, filler tube, fuel supply and return lines, thermal management, and impact energy management. This expert ensured fuel system met FMVSS 301, Fuel System Integrity, to prevent post-impact fuel-fed fires, and addressed quality and reliability issues in current production parts. This expert designed and released future model parts, supported prototype builds, and planned and executed trips to test functionality in extreme climates. This expert was also responsible for quality enhancements to all products’ fuel systems.

In addition, this expert is the inventor on two (2) US Patents dealing with vehicle fuel tank design and engineering and is published in the field.


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Expert Witness #254355

This expert is world renown as the Engineering Director for an automobile manufacturer responsible for all aspects of engineering a sports car: design engineering and manufacturing engineering. The team of engineers, power train, chassis, electrical, body and specialists this expert led and motivated became world class in their fields. They designed and validated the car, its components and the processes for its manufacture. They were also responsible for the application of engineering processes, such as failure mode analysis, design for manufacture and assembly, and CAD/CAM. Each part of the process led to high quality, easily manufactured, cost effective designs. The team also supported the marketing division in product conception, sales, and service. Empowered to make the many decisions that lead to a successful product, this capable and dedicated team consistently led the industry in the introduction of market-focused technical innovation.

This expert has extensive expert witness experience including report writing, deposition and courtroom testimony. This expert was an expert in a tonneau cover patent suit. This expert was the plaintiff's expert and produced two reports and was deposed twice. Later when the defense counter-sued, this expert produced two more reports and was deposed twice more. Total deposition time 17 hours. The case settled prior to trial.   

This expert became quite familiar with the range of tonneau covers and the patents that covered them. This expert brings to the table extensive experience with convertible top hinges, as well as very broad automotive experience.


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