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This expert holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from McMaster University ('93) and a Masters from the University of Toronto ('98). From 2000 to 2013 this expert was a managing partner of HITE Engineering Corp. Prior to that he held diverse positions in manufacturing. He is skilled in mechanical design and structural analysis/FEA and fully trained on engineering software packages such as AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Algor and STAAD/Pro. Early in his career, he began utilizing machine guarding standards and has since become an expert on CSA, ANSI, NFPA and EU standards on machine guarding, safety circuit design and fire and explosion protection. Since 2000, he has been involved in numerous forensic investigations and design reviews of construction equipment, including cranes, elevating work platforms, etc. He has been qualified as an expert witness in court on multiple occasions.

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Location: ON
B.Eng, Mechanical Engineering, McMaster University
M.Eng, Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto
P.Eng, Professional Engineer
CFPS, Certified Fire Protection Specialist
Qualified as an expert witness on four occasions (as of Nov, 2016)
Former, Mechanical Technician, Triodem Technical Services
Former, Plant Engineer, Metro Tool & Die LTD
Former, Production Engineer / Team Leader, Van Der Graaf Canada
Former, Development Engineer / Tooling Manager, Woodbridge Foam Corporation
Former, Engineering Manager, HITE Engineering Corporation
Current, President and Principal, Engineering Consultancy

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