Dr. Sher Paul Singh, Ph.D., CPP specializes in the areas of Packaging, Machinery, Transportation, Logistics and Material Handling. He currently provides Consultation Services on a contract basis to over one hundred domestic and international companies. Dr. Singh has served as a technical expert to various Fortune 500 companies, federal agencies and international organizations like the Department of Defense, Department of Justice, USPS, United Nations, World Bank, European Union and ISO addressing problems related to Packaging and Transportation. He was selected by NASA to review the BioPlex project (Manned Mission to Mars) for packaging issues in the advanced life support systems.
Professor Emeritus at Michigan State University School of Packaging for 26 years, Dr. Singh's faculty and corporate experience includes research and teaching in the areas of Packaging, Transportation and Logistics, Innovative Packaging Materials and Processes, Machinery, Robotics and Sustainability. He is past Chair of Division 1, D-10 Packaging Committee at American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM). He serves on the Board of International Association of Packaging Research Institutes (IAPRI) International Safe Transit Association (1STA), and National Institute of Packaging and Handling Engineers (NIPHLE).
Consultation Services Include:
Developing Packaging Line Systems
Package Design for Product Protection
Evaluate Package Specifications
Automation for Packaging
Awards / Honors: Logistics Achievement Award, NIPHLE Award of Merit, ASTM Military Packaging Hall of Fame, Defense Packaging Policy Group
A Licensed Professional Engineer in 11 states, John Averrett specializes in electrical shock/electrocution, utilities, lightning strikes, and grounding cases involving death, personal injury, industrial equipment failure, vehicular accidents, fire cause/origin, contract, and construction disputes.
Areas of practice include: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas; other states by comity.
John Averrett is Executive Vice President of Goodwyn Mills & Cawood headquartered in Montgomery, AL. He has more than 25 years' experience in plan development for governmental, municipal, industrial and commercial clients and is currently coordinating a group of twelve other electrical engineers and designers. In addition to his design efforts, Mr. Averrett's experience includes work with electric utilities that includes transmission, sub-stations, and distribution; work with investigating lightning strikes; work with investigating grounding insufficiencies; and work analyzing and providing solutions for arc flash hazards.
Litigation Support - Mr. Averrett offers expert witness services to attorneys representing plaintiff and defendant. He provides site review, thorough reporting, deposition, and trial testimony as needed nationwide.
Electrical Safety Group Inc. provides consulting services in Occupational Electrical Safety for matters critical to electrical safety, including:
Safe Work Practices
Inherently Safer Designs
Partner and Principal Consultant, H. Landis “Lanny” Floyd II, PE, CSP, CMRP, CRL, CESCP, Life Fellow IEEE, has over 45 years of experience in Electrical Safety in the Workplace. His work has advanced the application of Human Factors Engineering, Electrical Technology, and Safety Management Systems in preventing occupational electrical injuries.
Mr. Floyd retired from DuPont in 2014, holding the positions of Principal Consultant - Electrical Safety & Technology, and Global Electrical Safety Competency Leader. For more than 35 years, Mr. Floyd has focused on electrical safety in the construction, operation, and maintenance of industrial and commercial facilities. This included safety management systems, competency renewal, work practices, and the application of technologies critical to electrical safety performance. From 1992 to 2014, he led the team that designed and facilitated implementation of a strategy for continuous and sustainable improvement in occupational electrical safety for DuPont Global Operations. This work enabled breakthrough performance in prevention of serious injuries and fatalities from electrical energy in DuPont facilities worldwide. In 2013, Mr. Floyd was invited to join the faculty at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he teaches in the Advanced Safety Engineering and Management Master of Engineering degree program.
Author / Speaker - Actively involved in professional organizations spanning electrical engineering, occupational health and safety, and maintenance and reliability, Mr. Floyd has authored or co-authored more than 70 papers and articles and has given more than 150 presentations at conferences, seminars and webcasts in his work to advance the practice of electrical safety. He has been an invited speaker on electrical safety in Australia, China, Brazil, Western Europe, and throughout North America.
Creative Product Solutions, LLC provides engineering consulting services to the Consumer Goods Industry, including various Appliance and Product Manufacturers. Their services are available to clients with specific projects or intermittent support for the same client as needs arise.
Creative Product Solutions offers GD&T and dimensioning schemes which are functionally focused to relate component dimensions directly to product performance. This strategy has demonstrated improved product performance and reduced field service incident rate significantly.
Product Design and Development
Product Safety Testing
Product Approval Testing
Quality / Manufacturing Processes
Root Cause Analysis
Test Plans / Data Analytics
Product Field Investigations
Robert C. Hoffman Jr, PE, CFEI, Principal at Creative Product Solutions, LLC, is a licensed Professional Engineer certified as a Fire and Explosion Investigator. With 30 years of experience, the primary focus of his knowledge is a deep understanding and application of all aspects of Product Safety for the Consumer Goods Industry.
Background Experience: For 27 years, Mr. Hoffman worked with the Whirlpool Corporation in various roles. He served the company as a Drum Sub-System Design/Development Engineer, a Laundry Product Approval Engineer, and Dryer Platform Structures Sub-System Leader and Engineer. His final position with the company before retirement was Principal Engineer, a position he served in for 8 years.
Mr. Hoffman's primary areas of specialization are Heat / Combustion Containment strategies, and Electrical System Design strategies in expected customer abnormal use. His involvement in field investigation evaluations and product liability support allow him to understand how products react in the field and produce both relevance safety tests and design solutions.
Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Michigan
Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI)
Master Certified in Design for Safety
Master Certified in Force Failure Testing
Certified Statistical Blackbelt
Member of the UL Standards Technical Panel for Appliance Codes related to Clothes Washers and Dryers
Brosz & Associates are Electrical Experts headed by President and C.E.O., Professor Helmut G. Brosz, B.A.Sc., D.B.A., F.A.A.F.S., P. ENG., Adjunct Professor at Ryerson University, Adjunct Assistant Professor at University of Toronto. They provide a wide range of highly specialized Forensic Science and Engineering, Accident Reconstruction, Testing, Commissioning, and Technical and Scientific Services.
Brosz & Associates staff of specialists and experts have completed over 5,200 assignments since 1970 ranging from electrical accidents and electrocutions to electrical power system investigation and testing of equipment failures including circuit breakers, motors, switchgear, generators, transformers and appliances. Their engineering facilities allow them to perform in-depth research, electrical testing, forensic laboratory testing, microscopy, macro photography and photographic documentation, X-Ray testing, infrared testing, high voltage testing, high current testing and more. Most of their testing equipment is portable and they are also capable of producing professional collages and scale models for reports, mediations, depositions and trial. Clients include insurance companies, legal firms, adjusters, risk managers, manufacturers, contractors, utilities, governments and individuals.