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


Expert Witness #232681

This expert is a consultant to the RV industry specializing in design and manufacture. This expert spent many years at one of the world's largest RV manufacturers as Director of Engineering and Product Compliance of the Recreational Vehicle Group. As the chief engineer, this expert was involved in the selection and installation of RV levelling systems. Additionally, this expert was responsible for providing engineering input to vehicle designers at all stages of design and prototyping to assure regulatory compliance, structural integrity and functionality. This expert is an experienced expert witness, providing deposition testimony over forty times, as well as testimony in Federal and State courts and before officials of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


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Expert Witness #234032

This expert brings to the table many years of automotive industry and consulting experience in the design, development, testing, and analysis of domestic and foreign automotive products and components. This expert's experience gives a broad level of expertise, including the design, performance, testing, and manufacturing of vehicle body systems and components, energy absorbing frame elements, bumpers, roofs, closures (doors systems, hoods, trunk lids, folding tops), seats, trim and sealing systems. This expert has conducted and/or witnessed and analyzed the results from more than 200 full-scale vehicle crash tests in new product development, FMVSS and foreign certification, accident reconstruction validation, and research. This expert has also conducted numerous developmental and FMVSS certification tests on component-level items such as roofs, door beams and structures, door latches, door hinges, seat belt anchorages, and bumper systems.

This expert's experience with folding roof systems extends back many years when this expert was responsible for development and testing of a manual folding top system. This expert was responsible for the design and development of a luxury car manual folding top and a sports car manual folding top. This expert was contracted full-time as Director of Engineering to develop a power folding hardtop roof system. Sometime later, this expert was engaged as an expert in an IP matter involving the design of a folding roof system, including patent validity and infringement analyses and reports.

This expert has worked on several patent cases involving the design and function of mechanical systems on automotive products and vehicles.


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Expert Witness #254348

This expert serves as President and technical director of a highly respected and sought-after consultancy providing automotive research and development, data acquisition, testing, vehicle dynamics, and design engineering services to both the off-road and military vehicle industry. While the bulk of this expert's success and reputation has been built around work in off-road motorsports, designing and developing specialized off-road vehicles, this expert has taken that knowledge and experience and provided it to the military. This expert has done a lot of work on military vehicle projects. This expert worked on the design and development of a family of high mobility military vehicles. This expert has provided prototype design and build services to both Marine Corps and Army programs which required building seventeen differently configured prototype concept vehicles. Many of this expert's military projects are confidential and/or proprietary in nature. This expert is currently consulting as an Off-Road Specialist.


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Expert Witness #261066

This expert is an automotive engineer with many years of professional experience, including working directly for automotive manufacturers. This expert has direct design and testing experience in vehicle structures, crashworthiness, and closure systems engineering. This expert applies expertise to expert witness investigations pertaining to vehicle crashworthiness, crash reconstruction, vehicle systems performance, and exterior/interior upper body mechanisms.

Upon completion of a degree in Mechanical Engineering, this expert held positions in Body Design, Closures Design, and Crash Safety. As a Crash Safety engineer, this expert was responsible for ensuring achievement of dynamic safety targets, both on a component basis and as complete vehicle performance. This included work in both the virtual design phase by simulation analysis, as well as overseeing and analyzing physical crash testing. This expert performed design/test work on sedans, pickup trucks, crossovers, and cargo vehicles throughout the entire development lifecycle and into mass production.

Continuing an automotive career, this expert then worked in Research & Development, where this expert was responsible for closures design engineering as a design team chief. This expert led a team of design engineers in developing all aspects of minivan slide doors. This expert also served as design chief for minor-model updates on pickup truck door and tailgate closures. This expert has expertise in all elements of upper body design, including structures, dynamic and static crash safety, sealing, NVH, power-door systems, latches, and exterior/interior components, among others.

This expert earned an Engineering degree from one of the nation's most respected programs. This expert has accumulated a multitude of patents for key innovations in upper body design. This expert's education and deep industry experience designing and testing vehicles qualify this expert to investigate a broad range of vehicle topics.


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Expert Witness #256004

This expert holds a PhD in Engineering Strategic Management. This expert's research and thesis was on: A Decision Making Model for Outsourcing and Offshoring of Product Design and Development within the Automotive Industry. This expert is a Chartered Engineer with many years of strategic global product design and development experience. This expert has extensive Electric Vehicle product development and strategy experience across the entire value chain from strategy definition, marketing, concept/design, engineering, manufacturing and launch/serial production, with a strong focus on deployment of electric vehicle technologies. This expert is serving as CTO of an EV-startup and can easily review the schematics of an EV to determine its viability. This expert can design a plant, and has experience with determining if it's better for an OEM to manufacturer a car or outsource it.


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Expert Witness #234101

This expert is a licensed professional engineer and professor of Mechanical Engineering where this expert teaches courses on product design and engineering design methodology. This expert has developed laboratories for product design and reverse engineering. Holding a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, this expert has experience with sensors, actuators and controllers. This expert's expertise extends to a range of sensors used in the field of automotive crash safety, including airbag development, rollover detection, stability control, and digital steering. Such sensors are similar to those used in recreational vehicle leveling systems. This expert is well-published and has presented on recreational vehicle cases. This expert has analyzed recreational vehicle and automotive patent claims as an expert witness.


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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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