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Brian Vandal is a Professional Engineer and Master Electrician with over 28 years of experience specializing in forensic engineering and failure analysis, covering a broad range of industrial, institutional, municipal, and commercial applications. As a Certified Fire Investigator (IAAI-CFI) and Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (NAFI-CFEI), he has extensive experience performing fire and explosion origin and cause investigations, as well as electrical and mechanical systems failure analyses, and product defect analyses. An experienced..

Brian Vandal is a Professional Engineer and Master Electrician with over 28 years of experience specializing in forensic engineering and failure analysis, covering a broad range of industrial, institutional, municipal, and commercial applications. As a Certified Fire Investigator (IAAI-CFI) and Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (NAFI-CFEI), he has extensive experience performing fire and explosion origin and cause investigations, as well as electrical and mechanical systems failure analyses, and product defect analyses. An experienced consulting expert, he has authored numerous investigative reports, and provided testimony in Federal, State, and County courts toward the resolution of commercial and personal injury litigation involving the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of electrical systems, equipment, and devices. Mr. Vandal’s background involves a wide array of experiences including managing the development of an integrated electrical / electronic system and providing electrical engineering design and installation of critical data systems by implementing generator and uninterruptible power supply solutions. In addition, he has received extensive training on mine operations as well as mine safety procedures

Brian Vandal is a Professional Engineer and Master Electrician with over 28 years of experience specializing in forensic engineering and failure analysis, covering a broad range of industrial, institutional, municipal, and commercial applications. As a Certified Fire Investigator (IAAI-CFI) and Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator...

Brian Vandal is a Professional Engineer and Master Electrician with over 28 years of experience specializing in forensic engineering and failure analysis, covering a broad range of industrial, institutional, municipal, and commercial applications. As a Certified Fire Investigator (IAAI-CFI) and Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (NAFI-CFEI), he has extensive experience performing fire and explosion origin and cause investigations, as well as electrical and mechanical systems failure analyses, and product defect analyses. An experienced consulting expert, he has authored numerous investigative reports, and provided testimony in Federal, State, and County courts toward the resolution of commercial and personal injury litigation involving the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of electrical systems, equipment, and devices. Mr. Vandal’s background involves a wide array of experiences including managing the development of an integrated electrical / electronic system and providing electrical engineering design and installation of critical data systems by implementing generator and uninterruptible power supply solutions. In addition, he has received extensive training on mine operations as well as mine safety procedures

Education

  • M.B.A.,
    Baldwin Wallace College, Berea, OH
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering
    Ohio University, Athens, OH
Brian Vandal

Brian Vandal, PE, IAAI-CFI, CFEI, CVFI, CESCP

Senior Principal Consultant

Areas of Expertise

  • Subrogation
  • Mechanical Failure Analysis
  • Mechanical/Electrical Fire Cause Analysis
  • Fire Investigation
  • Fire and Arson Investigations
  • Agricultural Equipment Fire & Explosion
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