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 Expert  721845

Expert in Electrical Engineering, Power Distribution, Control Systems, and Instrumentation

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

West Virginia (WV)
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Expert has been the President of an electric control panels manufacturing company for 30 years. His company provides custom control panels for all types of automated industries including providing design and process instrumentation systems and programmable controller systems. Projects he has designed include: control systems for automated industries using analog instrumentation to control flow, pressure, temperature, level, etc.; automation control for mechanical processes, chemical process, and utilities for treating water and waste water; and control resistors for reduced voltage starting of electric motors.

Expert has experience in quoting, designing, purchasing and producing coal mine power distribution equipment. He has also designed and built hardware for industrial power distribution including portable substations and permanent installations. Early in his career, he was in charge of the electrical construction and maintenance of coal mines and coal processing plants.

He is presently applying electric motors to operate chemical process and other types of automated industries. He has carried out quality control and processes procedures in the repair of electric motors and other mining machine components. He also designed and developed track mounted personnel carriers for use in the coal mining industry.

He has designed and built electric power substations to transform electrical power from transmission level to the levels used by mining, commercial, and industrial operations. Expert has also designed and built electric power transmission lines used in industry.

Because of expert's work in the construction industry, he is familiar with the safety standards applied to the utilization of electricity, the National Electric Code, and the National Electrical Safety Code. He has also worked with attorneys in litigation concerning electrical failure or injury.

His company designs and installs control systems in buildings and processes that reduce energy usage. He has designed power distribution systems which use the lowest energy loss method of distributing electric power. Expert also designs and applies hardware which controls motors using energy saving solid state drives. He is familiar with variable frequency control of motors.


electric control panel


automation control


analog instrumentation


control system


control system design


power distribution


electric distribution system


electric distribution system design


electric power distribution


industrial electric power distribution


electric motor starter


electric motor control


electric power substation


electric power transmission


electrical safety code


electrical safety standard


construction defect


energy-efficient control system


energy-efficient power distribution


energy-efficient motor control


electrical power engineering

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Roanoke, Virginia;  Charleston, West Virginia;  and Huntington, West Virginia.

Often requested
with this expert:

Power Electronics, Motor Drives, Renewable Energy, Etc.
Motor and Generator Design and Development
Electric Power Distribution, Power Engineering
Electronic Drive/ Power Quality

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1967   M.S.E.E.   Electrical Engineering   Virginia Tech  
1960   B.S.E.E.   Electrical Engineering   Virginia Tech  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1974 to







Expert is responsible for sales, design, manufacturing, and all phases of finances.

1969 to 1974


Joy Manufacturing


Service Center Division


Chief Engineer


He supervised the engineering department. He was also responsible for quality control and the process procedures of the motor rewind shop, and was the chief engineer for the design and development of track-mounted personnel carriers for the coal mining industry.

1966 to 1969


Ranger Fuel Corporation



Electrical Engineer


Expert was responsible for power distribution to all the coal mines, electrical construction for coal treating plants, and energy conservation and analysis.

1965 to 1966


Pioneer Electric



Chief Engineer


He was responsible for the design and manufacture of underground power distribution equipment for coal mines.

1963 to 1966


Inland Motors



Electrical Engineer


He designed electrical motors used in the aerospace industry.

1962 to 1963


Hercles Powder Company


Radford Arsenal


Electrical Engineer


He was the project engineer for an explosives manufacturing plant.

1960 to 1962


Guyan Machinery Co.



Electrical Engineer


He designed power resistors used in motor controls.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the Instrument Society of America (ISA) and the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE).


He is a licensed Professional Engineer in West Virginia, Virtinia, and Indiana.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has one patent.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert has, in the past, worked with attorneys to provide technical assistance in litigation.
  • He has worked with utility users to reduce utility (energy) costs.
  • Expert has worked with automated industries to improve process control.
  • He has worked with insurance adjusters to determine possible subrogation in electrical claims.
  • He has worked with general contractors to check installations and assure quality control.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in AC motor failure forensics to write report with conculsions on why motor failed.
  • Expert for consulting on NEC / CEC code compliance.
  • Electrical wiring expert for consulting on electrical safety of underground power wiring and leakage measurements.
  • Canadian standards Association expert for consulting on CSA Certification.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has provided expert testimony in the areas of electrical fires, control failures, and other electrical power distribution problems. Clients served in this capacity include GAB, Gay and Taylor, USF&G, State Farm, plus a number of attorneys.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in solar rooftop distributive power generation for litigation.
  • Electrical engineer & mining expert witness for consulting on electrical engineering in mines.
  • Electrical distribution panel expert for consulting on electrical distribution center.
  • Expert in contract coal mining appraisal for consulting on valuation of coal mines and contract mining.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1988 to 1988   Azores/Portugese Territory   Expert started up programmable controller automation for an airplane fueling facility.
2002 to 2002   England   He repaired medical pulsing equipment for pain control.

Market Research:
He is responsible for marketing energy services projects for his company.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

He wrote an electrical maintenance manual and has provided training for natural gas well attendants.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert can locate subcontractors, suppliers, and consultants as part of his work in operating his company (Expert's Firm).


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