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Siegfried Guggenmoos
President
Sherwood Park T8A 0T8
CAN
phone: 780-467-6389
fax: 780-467-6389
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Siegfried Guggenmoos, B.Sc.(Agr.), P.Ag., Principal of Ecological Solutions, Inc. is a Professional Agrologist, with over 30 years of experience in the electric/gas utility corridor vegetation management business.

Mr. Guggenmoos has designed, implemented and provides assessments of utility vegetation management programs. In evaluating the prudence of vegetation management programs Mr. Guggenmoos has developed methodologies to assess their efficacy by predicting the impact of vegetation management program as practiced, on the future costs and reliability of electric systems.

Areas of Consultation:
  • Storm hardening electric transmission and distribution systems to quantitatively manage tree-caused service interruptions
  • Advise and develop protocols for assessments of power line tree exposure and mitigation
  • Advise on least cost vegetation management by synchronizing economics and ecology
  • Advise on impacts of vegetation management program alternatives, modifications
  • Provide context for vegetation management, greenhouse gas mitigation measures in a competitive energy market
  • Facilitate for management, staff, contractors and stake holders an actionable understanding of ecological principles and their impacts on vegetation management needs and costs
  • Provide project management; expert review of programs and proposals
  • Develop and advise on quantification, monitoring and verification of biotic greenhouse gas mitigation measures
Abstract — Severe weather events such as ice and tropical storms routinely cause extensive damage to electrical distribution systems. Much of the damage and service loss can be attributed to trees. Events where service restoration spans days or weeks are generally closely examined through regulator directed hearings. Even when no specific actions are subsequently

Abstract - For power transmission systems compliant with safety codes and reliability standards there remains a risk of tree-caused interruptions from the in-fall of trees from outside the right-of-way. This paper reports on the quantification of tree exposure outside National Grid’s transmission corridors and examines the variables impacting the risk of a line contact by trees

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Allise Wachs, Ph.D.
P.O. Box 251652
West Bloomfield MI 48325
USA
phone: 248-421-7590
fax: 248-539-3858
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Allise Wachs, Ph.D. has 25 years of experience in the application of Statistical Methods to optimize product designs and manufacturing processes and to assess Product Liability Risk. Dr. Wachs is an expert in the control of manufacturing systems. Her research includes the development of mathematical models to reveal optimal decision sequences.

The President of Integral Concepts, Inc. and former managing scientist for Exponent Failure Analysis Associates in risk assessment and product litigation, she assists engineers and scientists in the application of statistical and optimization methods to reduce the time and cost to develop new products. She also helps to resolve complex engineering and manufacturing problems quickly and thoroughly.

Dr. Wachs provides Root Cause and Process Failure expert testimony in the areas of product quality and reliability, product design, manufacturing, probability, and statistical issues. In addition to outstanding credentials and industry experience, her ability to communicate and connect with juries distinguishes her from other technical experts. She has successfully presented highly technical results to juries in a manner that they can understand and appreciate.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Designed Experimentation
  • Reliability Analysis
  • Warranty Estimation
  • General Statistical Methods
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Measurement System Assessment
  • Stochastic Optimization
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Certified Hotel Administrator
9400 East Iliff Ave., St. 332
Denver CO 80231
USA
phone: 303-696-1684
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Paul H. Laesecke, CHA, CHE, is a Certified Hotel Administrator and Hospitality Educator. He has extensive experience in the Hotel and Food Service Industries, both at the unit and corporate levels. Mr. Laesecke served a Senior Lecturer for the University of Denver, School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management, at Daniels College of Business, where he taught the capstone course in the Daniels MBA program and business in the Human Resources Tourism Management (HRTM) undergraduate program (1993-2014).

Background - For 8 years, Mr. Laesecke was President of T.G.I.F. TEXAS, Inc. He grew the company to the 300th largest in Texas with 600+ employees. He took the company public and actively traded on NASDAQ. Mr. Laesecke also served as a senior executive in human resources for two major hotel companies, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts and Holiday Inns, Inc. where he was responsible for management development, training, and recruiting. He has managed hotels and restaurants throughout the United States and the Caribbean.

Litigation Support - Mr. Laesecke offers expert witness services to counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defense. His cases involve issues of Hotel and Restaurant Administration, Management, and Human Resources.
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Alan Schwartz
Executive VP
55 Northern Blvd.
Great Neck NY 11021
USA
phone: 516-482-9001
fax: 516-482-0186
mdi Consultants, Inc - Experts in FDA regulatory affairs, quality assurance and ISO 9000 certification. With 6 years in the FDA and 26 years consulting to the industry, mdi Consultants, Inc. has been an invited Speaker worldwide on FDA regulations and policies and has obtained FDA expert status as third party auditors.

OUR APPROACH

We utilize the following three part approach to providing high quality services to our clients:
  • Unsurpassed consultant experience – we identify and recruit only top quality consultants with deep industry knowledge to provide the most complete and insightful advice to our clients
  • Up-to-date systems and processes – we have highly defined systems (e.g. manuals, training programs, technical files) and processes (e.g. audit methodologies, 510(k) submission, validations) that are constantly refined and kept current across the ever changing regulatory environment
  • Involvement in regulation development – we stay ahead of policies by participating in the development of regulation (e.g. HACCP, Scientific Advisor to U.S. Congressmen)
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    Eric Kimberling
    Founder & Managing Partner
    3773 Cherry Creek North Dr.
    Ste 720
    Denver CO 80209
    USA
    phone: 720-515-1377
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    EricEric Kimberling, MBA, is the most recognized and respected independent Enterprise Resource Planning systems expert in the world, giving 100% unbiased advice to clients for more than 20 years.

    Experience - Mr. Kimberling's extensive experience includes ERP software selection, organizational change management, implementation project management, and value analysis. In addition to his extensive ERP experience, Mr. Kimberling has also helped clients with merger and acquisition business integration, via strategic planning, business process reengineering, and Six Sigma. He further demonstrates his innovative and unparalleled industry experience as the lead facilitator of Panorama’s quarterly ERP Boot Camp workshops and weekly webinar series.

    Mr. Kimberling has dedicated himself to giving keynote speeches at industry conferences and universities worldwide, and has been quoted in hundreds of articles in newspapers, magazines and books, including the Wall Street Journal, CIO Magazine and Fortune.

    Litigations Support - Eric Kimberling has served as the expert witness in the industry’s highest-profile legal cases, representing both government and private companies across the globe. Throughout his career, he has been called upon to investigate the feasibility of litigation, provide witness testimony and build background reporting for the industry’s highest-profile ERP lawsuits, including Lyons Magnus, Inc. v. Fujitsu America, Inc.; Partner Services, Inc v. Avanade; Kathy Pishghadamian v. Nicor Gas; Flotek Industries, Inc. v. CD Group, Inc.; Midwest Tape LLC v. ESR Associates, Inc,; Waste Management v. SAP; and Whaley Food Service Repairs v. Epicor to name a few. He is actively involved in implementations and project recoveries, giving him unique and up-to-date experience with modern enterprise technologies.

    Mr. Kimberling lends his enterprise software expertise to litigation related to Operational Disruptions, Contract Disputes, and Implementation Delays caused by Enterprise Software Failure and/or its Vendors and Systems Integrators. He is also the author of the book, "An Expert's Guide to ERP Success". He and his team of ERP experts have been leveraged in many high profile software project failure cases involving Tier I ERP software (e.g., SAP, Oracle and Microsoft Dynamics) and Tier II software (e.g., Infor, Epicor, etc.).

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Sales Cycle Fraud and Misrepresentation
    • Contract Compliance
    • Consultant Errors
    • Budget Overages
  • Project Governance
  • Software customization
  • Project team staffing
  • Software schedule delays
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    David Sinai, Petroleum Expert
    CEO
    PO Box 24036
    Los Angeles CA 90024
    USA
    phone: 213-995-5018 Ext.1
    fax: 866-635-1260
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    David Sinai Petroleum Expert PhotoDavid Sinai is the President of the Petroleum & C-Store Management Group®, a division of Grand Classic Oil with the corporate office located in Century City, CA . His company Manages and Operates Gas Stations, Convenience Stores, and Car Washes throughout the United States. Mr. Sinai's clients include banks, private owners, dealers, private investors, oil companies, and attorneys. He actively manages a ground team that works seamlessly with clients to enable a smooth take-over of facilities.

    On average, his team manages and operates over 200 locations monthly. The facilities managed exceed over 5,760,000,000 gallons of gasoline / diesel products and over $2,936,000,000 of convenience store products.

    Mr. Sinai and his team have provided expert witness testimonial services in all 50 states, in State and Federal Courts, for clients on litigation and/or eviction cases such as:
    • Lender and Borrower Disputes
    • Oil Company and Operator Disputes
    • Oil Company and Related Supply Contract Disputes
    • Partnership Income and Expenses Disputes
    • Environmental Matters
    • Underground UST System Matters
    • Site Assessments
    • Valuation and Recovery
    • Phase I and Phase II Matters
    Mr. Sinai was recently a guest speaker on October 17th, 2014 as lead consultant for a group of attorneys on IRWA Right-of-Way education (California Inland Empire Chapter 57) that was coordinated by Law Offices of Best Best & Kreiger, LLP., Law Offices of Murphy & Evertz LLP., Law Offices of Brissman & Nemat, and Pierce Law Firm On the matters related to Metro Mega Projects, Eminent Domain, and Right Of way.

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