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Mechanical Engineer PE in Grand Rapids, MI

Professional Profile

A Senior Project Engineer with over 34 years of engineering experience including forensic experience in cases involving electrical and mechanical failures in automotive, appliances and electronics, HVAC, lightning strikes, power surges, digital lighting controls and fixtures, boilers, heating and cooling systems, product liability evaluation, and fire suppression sprinkler systems. He has investigated and/or assisted in the investigation of residential foundation settling claims and provided cost estimates for structural and industrial equipment losses due to fire, wind, storm surge and hail damage. He has also investigated and/or assisted in the determination of electrical origin and cause of fire damaged properties. He has eight years of experience in yield enhancement process engineering in Texas Instruments 300mm Semiconductor Wafer Fab.

Responsibilities for this work include data gathering thru systematic inspection of semiconductor product, investigation and analysis of random and systematic defects for the purpose of improving product yield. He also served as an Equipment Engineer responsible for the specifications, installation and maintenance of multi-million dollar inspection equipment used in semi-conductor manufacturing. He has twenty-two years experience in the design, analysis and manufacture of high performance equipment for military customers while employed by Texas Instruments Defense Equipment Group. Responsibilities for this work include mechanical and electrical analysis of performance requirements resulting in long life, high performance designs for components used in harsh military environments. Particular emphasis included identifying and eliminating failure modes.


  • Automotive Evaluations
  • Boiler and Heating Systems
  • Catastrophe Response
  • Chilled Water Systems
  • Commercial Buildings
  • Commercial/Residential Roof Evaluations
  • Digital Electronics and Computer Hardware
  • Hail Damage
  • HVAC systems
  • Lightning Damage
  • Machine Design and Fabrication
  • Mold / Air Quality
  • Product Liability Testing
  • Residental Homes
  • Swimming Pools
  • Water Intrusion

Work History

Senior Project Engineer

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