Professional Engineer and forensic consultant having experience as a contract service provider of military component source verification and the holder of a Secret Security Clearance.  He has provided residential, marine and marina, and commercial forensic investigative services pertaining to electronic equipment failure; fire; and structural considerations. His expertise includes investigations associated with commercial, industrial, residential facilities, public utilities, and marine and marina weather related insurance claims. Also proficient in the investigation and analysis of electronic equipment interconnect, failure, and fire including printed circuit board fabrication, component assembly and manufacturing process quality control.  His other areas of experience include but are not limited to, management of military and commercial customer technical and business relationships with organizations in China, the Pacific Rim, and U.S. assembly operations, and backplane and PCB facilities; electroforming, multilayer PCB fabrication, through-hole, surface-mount, and system hardware-assembly, and outsourcing; materials and metallurgical failure analysis, and procurement specifications; materials and process development including explosive bonding pertaining to precious metals, ferrous, and non-ferrous metals; stainless steel heat treatment, surface hardening, and corrosion; and fixture development eliminating hydrothermal grown Quartz lattice structure flaws.

Academic Background

  • Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, MS Metallurgy and Material Science, 1973
  • Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, BS Mechanical Engineering, 1969
  • Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, 1961


Continuing Education

  • Maryland Engineering Law, April 2014
  • Solar Electric and Hydronic Systems, March 2014
  • Attended Natural Gas Claims and Litigation Association 2014 Conference
  • Structural Forensic Engineering, July 2013
  • Professional Ethics, October 2012
  • Quality Assurance and Design, October 2012
  • Precast Concrete Parking Structures
  • National Electrical Code
  • Erosion and Sediment Control
  • Cold Climate Heat Pumps

Professional Experience

  • RTI Group, LLC, Annapolis, MD, Consultant Engineer, January 2015 to present
  • Sanmina-Sci Corporation, San Jose, CA, Technical Director U.S. Eastern and European Regions, 2001 to 2011; Technical Director Central Region, 1993 to 2001
  • Symtron Corporation, Mountain View, CA, Product Manager, 1992 to 1993; Technical Adviser and Sales Management, 1991 to 1992
  • Teradyne Connection Systems, Nashua, NH, Sales and Marketing Manager, 1985 to 1991; Applications Engineering Manager, 1983 to 1984; Manager PCB Prototype Operations, 1982 to 1983
  • MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA, Staff Engineering, 1978 to 1982

Professional Associations and Activities

  • International Club of Annapolis and First Vice President 2007-2009 and 2011-2012 and President 2012-2014.
  • National Association of Fire Investigators


Registrations and Licenses

  • Professional Engineer, State of Maryland, 1993
  • Professional Engineer, State of New Hampshire 1976 (Not Active)


  • Method of Forming a Laminate US Patent 3,998,374 (Explosive Bonding)
  • Method of Forming a Laminate US Patent 29,879 Reissued January 16, 1979
  • Method of Hydrothermal Growing Quartz US Patent 4,030,966