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Herbert Joe, MA, MS, JD, LLM, BCFE, CFC, DABLEE, FACFE
Managing Partner
P.O. Box 702287
Dallas TX 75370
USA
phone: 800-650-TAPE (8273) / 214-505-TAPE (8273)
fax: 773-829-TAPE (8273)
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Herbert Joe, MA, MS, JD, LLM, BCFE, DABFE, DABLEE, FACFE, has five degrees, including three science degrees and two law degrees, and is a Board Certified Forensic Audio / Video Examiner. He has 29 years of experience providing Forensic Audio / Video litigation support.

Mr. Joe and his partner have been retained in thousands of criminal, civil, and administrative cases involving thousands of recording throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, India Sri Lanka, and the United Arab Emirates. Representative clients include both sides of the bar in state and Federal courts. High profile cases include the Branch Davidian case, State of Florida vs. George Zimmerman; the Associated Press (Osama bin Laden); consultations with Dr. Phil (Manti Teo), CSI:Miami, TMZ (Michael Jackson), the WSJ, and People Magazine (Mel Gibson).

Yonovitz & Joe Areas of Expertise:
  • Forensic Audio / Video Authenticity
  • Forensic Voice / Speaker ID
  • Digital Audio or Video Enhancement
  • Text / Video Transcription & Verification
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Forensic Audiology
  • Linguistics
  • Phonetics
  • Acoustics
  • Noise / Sound Analysis
  • Electronic Signature Analysis
  • Alcohol, Drug or Stress Effects on Speech
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    Jennifer Morningstar, BSChE, PE, CFEI
    Chemical Engineer
    Mail: PO Box 1608
    Visit: 7805 Saint Andrews Road
    Irmo SC 29063
    USA
    phone: 888- 827-7823 / 803-732-6600
    fax: 803-732-7576
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    Jennifer Morningstar, PE, CFEI, is a licensed professional engineer in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Iowa and West Virginia, and an NCEES Model Law Engineer. Ms. Morningstar is a member of the National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI) and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, as well as a Masters of Business Administration from the University of South Carolina. Background Experience - Ms. Morningstar has 19 years of industrial experience. She spent 16 years working at a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) manufacturer gaining familiarity with all the unit operations. Her experience includes distributed control systems (DCS) and programmable logic controllers (PLC). She is an OSHA-trained Process Hazard Analysis study leader and completed Root Cause Failure Analysis training to become an Incident Investigator. Ms. Morningstar authored Lockout / Tagout Procedures and Confined Space Entry Procedures. She also managed capital expansion projects in excess of $1M and then spent 3 years as an energy management consultant in a variety of industries including mineral extraction, pulp & paper, animal harvesting & packaging (including rendering) and grain milling. Ms. Morningstar worked with both natural gas and coal-fired boilers producing saturated steam and super-heated steam for cogeneration. Other processes in her expertise include air compressors, cooling towers, chillers, multi-stage ammonia-based refrigeration systems, waste water treatment and biogas production. Areas of Expertise:

    • Chemical Release and Exposure
    • Environmental Regulatory Compliance
    • OSHA Process Safety Management
    • Industrial Accident Investigation
    • Fires and Explosions
    • Confined Space Entry
    • Lockout / Tagout
    • Scope of Damage / Cost to Repair
    6/27/2018 · Corrosion
    When thinking about the safe operation of boilers (and don't we all?), several systems can readily be named; flame control, fuel/air ratio; steam pressure control, levels in the vessel, etc. What about the water? It seems so passive, as long as there is enough for level control, what's the big deal? Well, it turns out, that as the steam produced by a boiler is used in the process, the condensate from that steam is returned to the boiler as feedwater. However, since 100% of the condensate is not returned, whatever solids had been in that water before it evaporated to form steam are left in the remaining water. Fresh feedwater is added to maintain levels, but even fresh water contains some dissolved solids. So over time, the water in the boiler system gets saturated with all sorts of dissolved minerals.

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    Dr. Richard Troast
    Principal
    115 Winchester Lane
    Locust Grove VA 22508
    USA
    phone: 540-972-5967
    Troast Environmental Consulting (TEC) specializes in Risk and Exposure Assessments. Dr. Richard Troast former senior scientist in the Superfund program at EPA is the Principal for TEC.

    TEC specializes in asbestos fiber risks, characterization of exposure routes of asbestos, lead in paint, arsenic and heavy metals in foods, and other environmental sources posing risks to children and adults. In addition, they advise on regulatory strategies for assessing chemical hazards and presenting information to State and Federal agencies.

    TEC provides consulting and expert witness services equally for Plaintiff and Defense counsel.

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    In many cases, the ultimate risk to residents from environmental lead comes from multiple sources. While lead based paint is a key source, lead migrating from outdoor areas can be as toxic as the indoor paint sources. Dr Troast uses the Integrated Exposure Uptake and Biokinetic Model IEUBK Model) as a predictive tool for assessing residences.

    The plaintiff was concerned that the residues of toxic metals found in coal ash were causing physical damage to the plaintiff's unborn children and to the plaintiff's ability to have normal children. The plaintiff reported prior attempts to conceive a full-term child were unsuccessful.

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    Dr. Liz Bentley
    Founder
    Holden House 57 Rathbone Place
    London W1T1JU
    GBR
    phone: 44-207-467-9404
    fax: 44-207-183-2550
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    Dr. Liz Bentley is one of the world's leading Weather Experts. Former Chief Instructor of Forecasting at the Met Office College, she is the ultimate Climate Change Forecaster.

    Her training began in 1994 at the Met Office College, the United Kingdom's meteorological training institute. After forecasting for the Royal Air Force and managing a weather unit for the British Army, Dr. Bentley worked as the BBC Weather Centre Manager, where she was in charge of 30 Met Office employees and was responsible for managing the contract between the BBC and the Met Office to provide Weather Data, Weather Warnings, and Weather Presenters. Prior to RMetS, Dr. Bentley worked for the Ministry of Defence's environmental research programme where she became one of the UK's top Aviation Forecast Specialists.

    Dr. Bentley is Head of Communications at the Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS), where she is responsible for brand awareness, corporate communication through media, promotional material, public engagement, and membership development. While at the RMetS she has produced numerous corporate publications, implemented intiatives to increase society membership and addressed many enquiries from the media and general public on weather and climate related issues. Dr. Bentley founded the public membership organisation theWeather Club, in 2010, to promote an appreciation and understanding of weather.

    Areas of Expertise:
  • Climate Change
  • Weather Forecasting
  • Noise Prediction
  • Aviation Forecasting
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    Robin D. Franks, PG, CHMM, RSO
    President
    8048 Northcourt Road
    Houston TX 77040
    USA
    phone: 800-992-8048
    fax: 713-744-5888
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    Robin D. Franks, PG, CHMM, RSO has over 25 years of relevant industry experience as a professional Geoscientist / Geologist and Certified Hazardous Materials Manager. President and TGE Resources, Inc., she offers environmental due diligence, industrial hygiene, environmental compliance auditing, and remediation management of affected real property services.

    Ms. Franks provides litigation support and client representation with regard to environmental matters. She has been actively involved in more than 35 "merger/acquisition" projects encompassing over 750 sites nationwide. As senior Technical Advisor, she has been involved in thousands of real property investigations, many of which have involved remediation/closure projects within Texas and throughout the United States.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Real Estate Assessments - Environmental Due Diligence
    • Environmental Compliance Audits
    • Remediation Management, Corrective Action (Clean-up) Consulting of Contaminated Real Estate
    • Risk-Based Closure
    • Hazardous, Solid Waste Materials Management, Clean-up Consulting of Affected Property
    • Asbestos, Lead-Based Paint, Mold/Fungal, Industrial Hygiene
    • Radiation Safety (NORM)
    • Petroleum Storage Tank (PST) Management, Compliance, Corrective Action
    • Environmental Testing, Clean-up Consulting
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    JIJI THOMAS
    Senior Officer-Environment
    Kudilil House, Eravimangalam
    Kottayam 686613
    IND
    phone: 987-067-0240
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    TCE Consulting Engineers Limited (TCE) is one of India's leading Engineering Consulting Organizations. TCE offers a wide range of multi-disciplinary services in project engineering across several sectors. The firm has completed more than 4500 assignments, including the engineering of several power plants with total installed capacity of over 41,000MW, several large urban water supply and waste water projects, as well as those for smaller towns, facilities inside battery limits and offsite facilities for several chemical and industrial plants.

    TCE has highly qualified and experienced professionals on its rolls. Design offices are located in several cities in India - Mumbai, Bangalore, New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Pune and Jamshedpur, and a branch office in the USA and South Africa.

    TCE has successfully carried out several assignments overseas — in South East Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia Pacific, Australia and the Americas.

    TCE has done projects funded by:
    • World Bank
    • Asian Development Bank
    • United Nations Development Programme
    • Japan Bank for International Cooperation
    • United Nations Industrial Development Organization
    • World Health Organization
    • United States Agency for International Development
    Services Include:
    • Environmental Impact Assessment
    • Environmental Survey & Consultations
    • Environmental Data Analysis & GIS mapping
    • Environmental Sampling, Monitoring & Pollution Analysis (Air, Water & Soil)
    • Environmental Clearance & Liaison with Statutory Authorities
    • Industrial Site Visits and Identification of Suitable Waste Disposal Sites & Methodologies
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    John Booth
    Director & Principal Consultant
    242 Highfields Park
    Derby DE22 1JY
    GBR
    phone: 01332-556307
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    Mark WilliamsJohn Booth, the Principal Consultant and Practice Director of Sylvanus Arboricultural Consultants Ltd., is a Chartered Aboricuturalist and Chartered Environmentalist and one of the UK’s most widely qualified Arboricultural Consultants. He has over 25 years experience in both the private and public sectors and has written numerous articles and papers for respected publications including the International Journal of Urban Forestry for which he is also a referee.

    Mr. Booth and Sylvanus Ltd. are regularly instructed by both developers and Local Planning Authorities (LPA’s) who are keen to ensure a satisfactory outcome from the planning process, (i.e. an appropriate balance between tree retention and realizing a site's development potential). All such work is carried out in accordance with the guiding principles of British Standard 5837 ‘Trees in Relation to Construction – Recommendations.’

    Mr. Booth is a Bond Solon/Cardiff University trained Expert Witness and a member of the Expert Witness Institute. He has many years experience in both courtroom and planning enquiries.

    Services Include:

  • Tree Inspection & Survey - Single Tree, Large Population, Mortgage Lending, Safety and Subsidence Issues
  • Tree Preservation Orders (TPO's) and Conservation Areas - Detailed Specifications for Tree Work Applications for Trees with Statutory Protection
  • Trees and Development - Tree Surveys for Submission with Planning Applications
    Tree Constraints Plans (TCP’s)
    Tree Protection Plans (TPP’s)
    Arboricultural Impact Assessments (AIA)
    Arboricultural Method Statements (AMS)

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    James Nelson
    4601 E. Mountain View Road
    Phoenix AZ 85028
    USA
    phone: (916) 801-3962 or (602) 639-0743
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    James Nelson Storm Water Expert PhotoJames H. Nelson, PE is a Hydrologist and Civil Engineer with over 35 years of emphasized experience in the water resources field. Since beginning his professional practice in 1975, Mr. Nelson has completed or supervised the completion of over 2,500 relevant projects in the field of Water Resources.

    Prior to founding Storm Water Consulting, Inc., Mr. Nelson was a member of a large multi-disciplinary consulting firm for 27 years, functioning in a variety of roles, including Chief Hydrologist, Water Resources Manager, Principal, Branch Manager and Vice President. He is a Registered Civil Engineer in the States of California, Arizona, Nevada, and Hawaii.

    Mr. Nelson has provided expert witness services in over 20 lawsuits involving Storm Drainage and Flooding, representing plaintiffs and defendants about equally.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Storm Drainage Master Plans
    • Floodplain Mapping
    • Regulatory Requirements for Flood Hazard Areas
    • Drainage Designs for Streets and Highways
    • Joint-use Flood Control / Recreation and Environmental Enhancement Projects
  • Hydrologic and Hydraulic Studies
  • Environmental Impact Reports
  • Floodplain Assessments
  • Storm Drainage Impact Fee Analyses
  • Flood Control Studies / Designs
  • Selected Litigation Support Cases
    • Heidrick/Schultz v. City of Davis - Increased and recurring flooding of agricultural properties downstream of a recently-constructed, large residential development project and accompanying storm drainage facilities, Yolo County, California. Hydrology consultation and expert witness
    • P&S Metals v. Whitton Corporation, et. Al. - Flooding caused by a downstream landowner’s construction of a CMU wall across the floodway for the North Branch Tropicana Wash, Las Vegas, Nevada. Hydrology consultation and expert witness
    • Moniz v. State of Hawaii - Intensified flooding and destruction of a residence in Waianae, Hawaii caused by upslope grading in State lands. Hydrology consultation and preparation of initial evaluation report
    • Maricopa County v. Allied Concrete. Sand and gravel operation along Agua Fria River near Indian School Road, Phoenix, Arizona. Hydrology consultation and expert witness
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    4184 Johnston Road
    Winston GA 30187
    USA
    phone: 770-359-9807 (office) and 770-359-980 (cell)
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    Ted Simon Environemntal Toxicology Expert PhotoTed W. Simon, PhD, DABT, is an award winning Environmental Toxicologist and Scientist. His expertise is in toxicology, risk assessment, mathematical modeling, statistics, neuroscience, and environmental / ecological health issues.

    Dr. Simon has over 10 years of experience as a toxicologist employed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). He served as EPA’s senior toxicologist in the waste management division working on risk and soil cleanup.

    Teaching Experience - Since 2001, Dr. Simon has served as an Instructor / Adjunct Professor in the Department of Environmental Health Science, College of Public Health, at the University of Georgia.

    Public Speaker - Well published, including the author of a textbook on toxicology and environmental risk assessment, Dr. Simon has extensive national and international public speaking experience. Since 1996, he has been delivering seminars and lectures to universities and national institutes on many subjects within his area of expertise. In 2016, he delivered a lectures on “Bayesian Methods for Application of Uncertainty Factors,” to the Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, and “Quantitative Prediction of Phenotypic Change from High Throughput Assay Results,” to the EPA's Workshop on In Vitro to In Vivo Extrapolation, Research Triangle Park, NC.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Simon has over 15 years of experience offering expert witness services to counsel representing both plaintiff and defendant. He has been retained over 20 times since 2000 for cases involving environmental risk, drug and alcohol cases, DUI, accidental poisoning, and intellectual property. Dr. Simon has particular expertise in dioxin-like chemicals and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). His services include consulting, reports, deposition, and trial testimony when necessary.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Dioxins
    • PCBs
    • Drugs
    • Alcohol
    • Poisoning
    • DUI / DWI
    • Water Contamination
    • Soil Contamination
    • Environmental Risk Assessment
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Carcinogenicity
  • Food Contamination
  • Pesticides
  • Fracking
  • Lead
  • Marijuana
  • Polychlorinated Biphenyls
  • Intellectual Property
  • 9/26/2016 · Environment
    The willingness to view risk as part of daily life has vanished. A risk-averse mindset among environmental regulators engenders confusion between the ethics of intention and the ethics of consequence, leading to the elevation of the precautionary principle with unintended and often unfortunate outcomes. Environmental risk assessment is conservative, but the actual level of conservatism cannot be determined. High-end exposure assumptions and current toxicity criteria from the USEPA, based on linear extrapolation for carcinogens and default uncertainty factors for systemic toxicants, obscure the degree of conservatism in risk assessments. Ideally, one could choose a percentile of the target population to include within environmental standards, but this choice is complicated by the food, pharmaceutical and advertising industries, whose activities, inadvertent or not, often promote maladaptive and unhealthy lifestyle choices.

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    Sean Wilson, MS, PG, CEG
    664 W. Broadway
    Glendale CA 91204
    USA
    phone: (818) 539-8408
    fax: (818) 543-4565
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    Sean Wilson, MS, PG, CEG, has over 23 years of experience in performing Geologic and Geotechnical Forensic Engineering investigations. Mr. Wilson currently serves as a Senior Professional Geologist at Shannon & Wilson, Inc. He holds a professional engineering geologist license in California and a professional geologist license in Utah.

    Mr. Wilson has broad experience in numerous industries. He has completed or project managed over a 1,000 forensic evaluations of distressed properties in California, Utah and Oregon for insurance carriers. For the construction industry, Mr. Wilson's work in residential/commercial/public works development projects include trench and drilling exploration, down-hole logging, geotechnical laboratory testing, slope stability analysis, fault trench logging, foundation and keyway observations, fill control, mass grading monitoring. He has also provided planning and environmental impact reports for several cities and counties throughout California.

    Litigation Support - Mr. Wilson provides consultation services to attorneys, judges, arbitrators, insurance companies, and others in the evaluation and remediation of soil related distress to structures, earth movement, seismicity, and other matters related to adverse soil, geologic, or hydrologic conditions. His services are available to counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defendant.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Forensic Investigations
    • Damage Causation Evaluations
    • Geologic and Geotechnical Investigations
    • Landslide Investigations and Mitigation
    • Geologic Hazard Assessments
    • Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Preparation
    • Environmental Planning
    • Observation and Monitoring of Engineered Grading and Construction Projects
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    Eric Woodroof, PhD, CEM, PCF
    ALL STATES
    phone: 606-219-4465
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    Eric Woodroof Energy Management Expert PhotoGet a professional and unbiased review by Dr. Eric Woodroof, PhD,, who has served as an expert witness, and has a track record of helping his clients succeed and/or avoid unnecessary expenses related to Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs). He has experience working on both sides of contracts between energy users and Energy Service Companies (ESCOs). Dr. Woodroof is an unbiased ESPC expert who can be reached at 888-563-7221 x101.

    Relevant Experience in Performance Contracting:
    • Energy Managers Hall of Fame
    • Chairman- Energy Management Professional Council
    • Chairman- Performance Contracting & Financing Certification Board
    • Past President- Association of Energy Engineers (19,000 Members)
    • Editorial Board for 2 Industry Publications
    • Published Author on this topic
    • Trained over 10,000 professionals
    • Experience with multi-million dollar EPSCs
    • Expert witness with 20+ years experience
    Dr. Woodroof has written books as well as industry standards on energy contracts. He has been chosen several times to represent the industry and has worked with leaders such as Bill Clinton, Arnold Schwarzenegger and others (in front of thousands of his peers).

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    When selecting projects under a limited budget, a firm should implement the project that will return the most value. Ultimately, firm value is measured by stock price, which can be impacted when the firm makes a major announcement. This paper shows that announcements of energy management projects correlate with a 21.33% increase in stock price within 150 days of the announcement. This increase is in addition to the risk-adjusted return the firm would normally experience . For example, during a "bull market" a firm's expected return was 10%. After the announcement, the return would increase by 21.33%, for a net return of 31.33%. These results suggest that investors react positively to energy management projects. This outcome demonstrates one more strategic incentive for firms to implement energy management projects.

    As a new US government administration comes into control, many people have asked me if I am optimistic about energy efficiency projects... the answer is YES. No matter how you analyze it, energy efficiency is a great investment... dare I say "Huge". Energy efficiency projects have high returns on investment and extremely low risk. The only thing they don't have is a "compelling event" forcing them to get done. In contrast, a repairing a roof leak has a sense of urgency because of potential damage from inaction.

    About five years ago, I wrote about project developer who specializes in energy tax deductions and rebates. We call him "Dr. EPAct" because he knows how to navigate and attain substantial tax deductions and rebates, which pay for most (if not all) of a project's cost. His highly tangible skills in accounting are typically "outside" of an energy manager's core strengths, but definitely worth knowing. This month, Dr. EPAct (Bill Bissmeyer) is contributing again in this article! He will help explain the Federal Tax Extenders Act, which was signed on December 18, 2015 into law. More importantly, Bill presents a case study showing the economics and tax advantages that you have available to you. Frankly- you cannot afford to skip this article because it may be the key you need to get your project funded.

    3/14/2017 · Environment
    Previous research indicates there are additional (often unreported) benefits from saving energy.1,2 This paper identifies these "additional benefits" and describes how to calculate their value.3,4 In addition, we found a high percentage of facility managers experienced some of these benefits. For example, in a recent survey, 92% of facility managers experienced reduced maintenance material costs as a result of energy conservation (primarily because lights, filters and other equipment lasted longer when operated less hours per year).

    You think you're about to be a hero by entering into an Energy Savings Agreement, (which is supposed to fund improvement projects based on savings). Your long-time law firm reviewed the contracts, and your engineers have signed off. Everything seems positive. So what can go wrong? Actually, quite a bit... and your knowledge can be the difference between having a glowing success or abject failure that could cost you a job, reputation or worse.

    Eric A. Woodroof
    The landscape for implementing energy efficient projects is rapidly changing and the need for energy project financing has never been greater. This book provides the key success factors for structuring a finance energy project and getting it approved by top management. Part I covers the need for financing as well as the basic concepts. Part II covers some practical applications of financing such as performance contracts, power purchase agreements, and other items like PACE financing. Part III contains articles that have helped many engineers get more projects implemented as they include information that can be used to present projects and get them approved.
    Eric A. Woodroof
    Meeting a need in the marketplace for information on how to operate a sustainable facility and reduce carbon emissions, the Green Facilities Handbook clearly explains why green business is good business and delineates practical strategies to green your operations in energy and management. The book explores issues in the greening of a facility, including janitorial considerations, fuel choices for fleets, and recycling. Additional information is provided on carbon reduction terminology, monitoring and reporting, and carbon trading as well as offset strategies. Special bonus chapters include valuable information on financing and procedures for “green” marketing.
    Eric A. Woodroof
    Eric A. Woodroof, Ph.D., is completely committed to helping businesses and organizations "go green", while improving profits. For more than 20 years, he has helped over 400 organizations and governments improve profits with energy-environmental solutions, generating over $100 million in savings.
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    Dr. Dennis Stainken
    Principal
    4 Carrol Drive
    Hillsborough NJ 08844
    USA
    phone: 908-369-6890
    fax: 908-369-6881
    Dr. Dennis Stainken has over 30 years of Industrial and Government experience managing Pollution Control and Hazardous Waste Projects. His experience includes assignments in engineering, analytical and toxicology sciences for regulatory compliance, product registration, risk assessment, technology development.

    Dr. Stainken is a national expert in Environmental Toxicology & Ecological Research on the transport, fate and effect of pollutants, and in quality assurance in government and industry.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Health Effects
    • Toxicology
    • Chemical Exposure
    • Health Issues/Physiology/Chemistry
    • Water & Waste Water
    • Ecological Services
    • Contamination & Remediation
    • Analytical Chemistry
  • Natural Resource Damage Assessments
  • Property Assessments
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Water Quality
  • Risk Assessment
  • Wetlands
  • Industrial Services
  • Gasoline & Oil Issues
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    Murray & Trettel, Inc.
    Thomas Piazza
    President
    600 N 1st Bank Dr.
    Palatine IL 60067
    USA
    phone: 847-934-8230
    fax: 847-446-8480
    Thomas R. Piazza, CCM, President and CEO of Murray and Trettel, Incorporated, brings to the company more than 35 years of experience in the field of Meteorology with more than 20 years in positions of management. He joined Murray and Trettel in 1975 after four years of experience as a Weather Officer in the U.S. Air Force.

    In 1987, Mr. Piazza was named President of the Operational Forecast Division, in 1991, Executive Vice President of the Company and in 2001, President and CEO. In addition to his administrative responsibilities as President, he is a Certified Consulting Meteorologist holding Certificate #661.
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    Dr. David L. Mitchell
    Consulting Forensic Meteorologist
    P.O. Box 70
    Dayton TX 77535
    USA
    phone: 936-257-1633
    fax: 936-258-4237
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    Dr. David L. Mitchell is an authority on the Numerical Modeling of Geophysical and Atmospheric Data with a Doctorate in Meteorology from Purdue University. Dr. Mitchell has over 28 years of technical modeling experience in industry and consulting.

    Dr. Mitchell is a Court Qualified Expert in Air Modeling and Forensic Meteorology. His business experience includes various research, project management and technical consulting positions with Conoco, Getty Oil Company, Texaco, Tenneco, British Petroleum, Leviathan Gas Pipeline LLP and IBM Corporation.

    Dr. Mitchell has extensive knowledge of Forensic Meteorology and has published his research results on the numerical modeling of atmospheric stability and convection. Dr. Mitchell is an expert in the field of Air Pollution Meteorology with over 28 years of experience with the mathematical modeling of wave propagation in elastic media, atmospheric fluid dynamics and air dispersion modeling.

    Dr. Mitchell is a specialist in Weather Event Re-Construction for litigation and has provided expert testimony for numerous cases related to severe weather events and the application of Force Majeure clauses. He has provided forensic meteorology support for civil and criminal investigations and insurance cases involving weather related accidents, the release of toxic pollutants into the air, air pollution and weather related personal injury and property damage.

    He is a member of the Air and Waste Management Association, the American Meteorological Society and the National Association of Environmental Professionals. Dr. Mitchell is also an Associate Member of the American Bar Association with affiliation with the Litigation Division and is a Certified Professional Geoscientist and a Licensed Professional Geoscientist (#1330) in the State of Texas, Certified by the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists.

    Degrees
  • Ph.D., Atmospheric Science and Meteorology, Purdue University 1976
  • M.S., Physics, Purdue University 1974
  • B.S., Physics and Mathematics (Dean’s Distinguished List), Baylor University 1972

    Dissertation: A Theoretical Investigation of Atmospheric Convective Modes as a Function of Rayleigh Number, Prandtl Number and Eddy Anisotropy; 1977, Meteor. Soc. Japan, Vol. 55, No. 4, 341 – 363.

    Certification and Honors
  • Court Qualified Expert in Air Modeling and Forensic Meteorology
  • Certified Professional Geoscientist, Licensed Geoscientist – Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists
  • Associate of the Scientific Research Society of North America
  • Sigma Pi Sigma, National Physics Honors Society
  • Distinguished Expert, National Forensic Center
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    Gary Hutter, PhD, PE, CSP
    Dr.
    4228 Commercial Way
    Glenview IL 60025
    USA
    phone: 847-297-6538
    fax: 847-297-6615
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    Gary Hutter, PhD, PE, CSP, is affiliated with Meridian Engineering & Technology, Inc., providing safety /engineering services in safety-forensic matters. Dr. Hutter has over 45 years of education, experience, and training in: Mechanical, Environmental, and Safety Engineering, and Human Factors/Biomechanics.

    He has taught at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) teaching courses in: “Industrial Health & Safety”, “OSHA & EPA Compliance”, and “Safety Risk Assessment”. He is a Registered Professional Engineer (PE), a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), and safety committee member for the: National Safety Council, ASTM, Fabricators & Manufacturers Ass’n., and ANSI. Dr. Hutter is chairman of the NSC's committee for machinery safety. He is an author/reviewer/contributor to OSHA, ANSI, and NSC publications on: safety, interlocks, used equipment safety, confined space, consumer products, and Lockout & Tagout. He is a contributing author in the text book “Carbon Monoxide Poisoning”.

    Prior safety-related professional employment has included: the E.P.A., Ford Motor Company, UOP, and Clark Equipment Co.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Hutter has provided services for over 30 years as a consultant and as a corporate representative. His provides the technical basis for evaluating liability issues on: equipment failures, patents, consumer products, construction safety, code compliance, and property losses. He often documents equipment performance, performs safety tests/calculations, and researches problems and failures. His is available to attorneys representing both plaintiff and defendant; and on non-litigation matters in accident documentation/evaluation, due diligence in safety, OSHA surveys, and safety risk assessments.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Safety Engineering / Accident Reconstruction / Construction
    • Mechanical Engineering Issues / Coefficients of Friction (slips)
    • Industrial Hygiene / Environmental Engineering
    • OSHA & Code Compliance (ANSI, ASTM, UL...)
    • Confined Space Entry / Carbon Monoxide Exposures
    • Machinery Safety / Safeguarding / Lockout-Tagout / Interlocks
    • Hot Water / Chemical Burns
    • Chemical Safety / MSDS / Warnings / Exposures / CPS
    • Machine Design for Safety / Steel Mill Safety
    • Human Factors / Biomechanics, Epidemiology of Accidents
    • Written Safety Materials/ Manuals / Warnings
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