A Marine Engineer specializing in the fields of naval architecture, marine engineering, shipbuilding practices, ship maintenance practices and contract management.  He has developed and presented seminars including improved operational management, and design procedures as well as production quality controls.  The seminars emphasized commercial ship operation and maintenance; design and repair management for commercial ships; and design, production and purchasing management for pleasure and small craft.  This expert is recognized worldwide as a leading expert in the technical interpretation of shipbuilding and ship conversion specifications.

This expert is an experienced Contract Manager on behalf of commercial clients for major contracts for the construction and conversion of major vessels.  He developed and presented training programs to the industry: Fundamentals of Contract Management for Ship Construction, Repair, and Design; Shipyard Management; and The Port Engineer’s Course.  He has additional expertise in assisting the international maritime industry in the planning, development, contracting, management and settlement of projects.  His contracted work has included new construction, major modifications and emergency repairs.  This expert has been the primary drafter of contracts for ship construction and conversion/modification including jumbo ferries, oceanographic research vessels, offshore service vessels, fish catcher/processors, escort tugs and specialized barges.

This expert has provided expert testimony as to his findings in numerous courts of law.



Academic Background

  • Ph.D., Engineering Economics, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 1973
  • M.S., Engineering Mechanics, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1966
  • U.S., Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Webb Institute of Naval Architecture, Glen Cove, New York, 1964



  • Certificate in Admiralty & Maritime Law, Franklin D. Roosevelt Institute of Maritime Studies, New York, New York, 1980
  • Certificate – Advanced Commercial Arbitration Advocacy Institute, American Arbitration Association, San Francisco, California, 1986


Professional Experience

  • Maritime Engineer Consultant, RTI Group, LLC, Annapolis, MD, 2006-present
  • President, private  consulting group, Florham Park, NJ, 1976-present
  • Industry Professor for M.Sc. Program (Ocean Technology and Commerce), Webb Institute of Naval Architecture, Glen Cove, New York, 1996-2000
  • Director, Transportation Systems (Transportation Sciences Division, 1975-1976) and Senior Systems Analyst (Management Sciences Division, 1973-1975), John J. McMullen Associates, Inc., New York, New York
  • Independent Consultant (tanker designing and constructing shipyards in Japan and Korea), Kenneth W. Fisher, Consultant, Tokyo, Japan, 1972-1973
  • Lecturer (Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering), University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 1969-1972
  • Lecturer (Associate Professor, School of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering), University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 1969-1972
  • Independent Consultant (to marine and related transportation organizations in Australia), Kenneth W. Fisher, Consultant, Sydney, Australia, 1970-1972
  • Assistant Professor, Naval Architecture and Mechanical Engineering, State University of New York Maritime College, Fort Schuyler, New York, 1967-1969


Professional Associations

  • Royal Institution of Naval Architects (Fellow)
  • Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (Life Member)
  • American Society of Naval Engineers (Member)