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Hurricane Michael: The Rebuilding Process

The aftermath of Michael has left behind many hazards. Bridges and roadways remain more prone to collapse. Buildings may have been weakened structurally. Downed power lines could be live and present the […]

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See us at the 2018 FLCC Conference

For the full conference schedule, review the 2018 FLCC Brochure here.

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See us at the 2018 PLRB Claims Conference

This year’s PLRB Claims Conference is held in FET’s hometown of Orlando, FL at Orlando World Center Marriott Hotel. Come visit our booth anytime in the Cypress Ballroom to meet with our […]

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See us at the 2018 Annual CLM Conference

Even with advanced collision avoidance systems, real-world crashes are inevitable. Collisions will occur while humans share the road with autonomous vehicles, and even in the absence of humans, machines can fail. When […]

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Allen Zachry, P.E., S.E.

Allen Zachry is a licensed Professional Engineer and a licensed Professional Structural Engineer.  He received a Bachelor of Civil Engineering, with an emphasis in structural engineering, from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Keith Warren, ACTAR

Mr. Warren has 25 years of experience within civil engineering disciplines and 14 years of experience as a traffic accident reconstructionist.

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Reza Vaghar, Ph.D., P.E.

Dr. Vaghar’s work experience includes positions in consulting firms, research laboratories, and academia.

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Christopher Stewart, P.E.

Mr. Stewart specializes in product failure analysis and the reconstruction of traffic accidents involving trucks, buses, automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians.  He received a Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering from Auburn University in 1994 and is a registered Professional Engineer in the states of Florida and Georgia.

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Phillip Rossow, CFEI

Phil Russow has conducted more than 1,500 investigations involving airbags, brakes, steering systems, seatbelts, engines, transmissions, and mechanical components related to product liability claims, vehicle performance issues, and fire cause/origin

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Shawn Ray, P.E.

Mr.  Ray is a mechanical engineer and forensic specialist with more than 25 years in the industry. He is a respected expert witness in both state and federal courts, specializing in materials and systems failure analysis, commercial vehicle accident reconstruction, and product failure analysis.

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James Raeburn, P.E.

James Raeburn has extensive experience in the areas of forensic electrical engineering. As an Electrical Engineer for 28 years, Mr. Raeburn has tested and evaluated products for potential hazards and has investigated more than 1,400 loss cases.

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Chip O’Toole, ACTAR

Chip O’Toole has 18 years of experience within the fields of automotive service and engineering. Mr. O’Toole also competes in amateur road racing as a driver, car builder, technical inspector and advisory committee member.

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Justin Morgan, Ph.D.

Dr. Morgan’s experience includes research and practice in human factors and driver performance. As a research scientist he has conducted research and testing of issues related to human factors, including driver performance involving both passenger and commercial motor vehicles for government and industry clients.

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Steven Mitchell, Ph.D., P.E.

Dr. Mitchell has extensive experience in the areas of traffic engineering, electrical engineering, traffic accident reconstruction, and product failure analysis.

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Donald Macher, ACTAR

Mr. Macher has 29 years of experience within civil engineering disciplines.  Mr. Macher is skilled in scene investigation, evidence collection, preservation from vehicles and sites, computer photogrammetry, total station forensic mapping of vehicles and crash sites, and processing of 3-D digitally scanned images.

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Christopher Leone, ACTAR, UAS Pilot

Chris Leone’s expertise include marine propulsion systems, automotive diagnostics, chassis dynamics, failure analysis, fabrication and structural repair.

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Donald Fournier, P.E.

Don Fournier’s work experience includes mechanical engineering positions in industry, academia, and consulting firms.

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Adam Diaz, ACTAR

Mr. Diaz is skilled in scene investigation, evidence collection/processing from vehicles and sites, total station and 3D laser mapping of vehicles and crash sites.

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