John Hatcher is an industry leader in Building Systems Engineering including, Security, Building Automation Systems, Fire Alarm Systems, Intelligent Building Concepts and Commissioining. He has worked on some of the most prestigious facilities in the world including the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Russia, India and Southeast Asia.
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Eduardo A. Ford, PE, has approximately 50 years of of experience in the Engineering, Design, and Construction of Industrial Refrigeration Systems for use in the food and beverage industries.
Background Experience - Mr. Ford has experience ranging from Applications Engineering for Multistage Centrifugal Refrigeration Systems to Design of Custom-Built Packaged Refrigeration units for Chemical and Gas Processing Applications. He has been responsible for the Execution and Management of Anhydrous Ammonia Refrigeration Capital Projects for a major industrial refrigeration equipment manufacturer, two major food companies, and a major industrial refrigeration contractor. He currently has 9 years of experience as a Principal of a refrigeration engineering consulting firm.
Litigation Support - Mr. Ford provides expert witness services to attorneys on cases involving Ammonia Industrial Refrigeration Systems. Ideal clients include Frozen Meat and Poultry Plants, Wineries, Beverage and Bottling Plants, Ice Cream and Dairy Plants, and Large Industrial Refrigeration Contractors. Mr. Ford's services are available to attorneys representing plaintiffs and defendants and include thorough investigation and reporting, depositions, and trial testimony as needed.
Areas of Expertise: Design, Installation, Mechanical Integrity, Code and OSHA PSM Regulatory Compliance Requirements of Ammonia Industrial Refrigeration Systems.
James Caylor, PE, is an independent consulting Mechanical Engineer specializing in NH3 and CO2 Refrigeration Systems used in process and cold storage applications. Clients have included Leprino Foods, Safeway, Dreyer’s, Tyson, ConAgra, Unilever, Nestlé, Imperial Irrigation District, Lineage Logistics, and Grupo Kuo (Kekén).
Background Information - Mr. Caylor's first 15 years in the refrigeration business were spent as a service and startup technician, including a UA steamfitter apprenticeship, 11 years in the industrial field and the final 8 years self-employed as Caylor Refrigeration. He then returned to college and graduated from Arizona State University in 2000 with a BSME.
Mr. Caylor worked as a project engineer for two design/build contractors and became a PE before moving to Tyson Foods’ corporate design group in 2005. He joined Jacobs Engineering’s Food and Beverage Group in Fort Worth in 2007, finished in 2013 as Deputy Director in charge of all refrigeration projects and opened his own consulting firm in 2014.
Litigation Support - Mr. Caylor has been retained in seven expert witness cases, including one completed and two more scheduled depositions. Two of these are currently preparing for trial and one for arbitration. Disputes tend to fall into one of three categories:
Component Function - System Design / Installation/ Operation - Regulatory Compliance
Mr. Caylor has also consulted for lawyers representing a food processing firm facing EPA citations at multiple plants. His forensic analysis services are available to attorneys representing plaintiff and defendant and include site review, thorough reporting, depositions, and trial testimony as needed.
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