Expert Qualifications

This highly-qualified expert has extensive experience in industrial and recreational fall protection, as well as the design and manufacturing of personal protective equipment for recreational activities such as rock climbing and mountaineering. He earned his BS in mechanical engineering from Widener University and is certified as a climbing wall instructor program provider and a high angle and confined space rescue technician. He is also Level III with the Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians. This expert is active in his field as a member of the Climbing Wall Association, the American National Standards Institute's Fall Protection Committee, and the American Mountain Guides Association. He has formerly served as a mechanical engineer for the Naval Surface Warfare Center, the senior research engineer for the Harold K. Dunn M.D. Orthopaedic Research Laboratory, and the technical director for Petzl America. Currently, this expert is the vice president of quality for a major mountain sports and climbing equipment manufacturer based in Utah.

Bio Snapshot

  • Location: UT
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Widener University
  • Certified, Climbing Wall Instructor Program Provider, Climbing Wall Association
  • Certified, Level III, Society of Professional Rope Access Technician
  • Certified, High Angle and Confined Space Rescue Technician, National Fire Protection Association
  • Member, Climbing Wall Association
  • Member, American National Standards Institute
  • Member, American Mountain Guides Association
  • Former, Mechanical Engineer, Naval Surface Warfare Center
  • Former, Senior Research Engineer, Harold K. Dunn Orthopaedic Research Laboratory
  • Former, Technical Director, Petzl America
  • Current, Vice President, Quality, a major mountain sports and climbing equipment manufacturer in UT

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