Discipline    Name
Mechanical Engineering Michael X. Plick,P.E.,C.F.E.I.
Mechanical Engineering Susan B. Rubin
Mechanical Engineering J. Pablo Ross, P.E., LEED
Mechanical Engineering William Alber
Mechanical Engineering Richard Doran, P.E.
Electrical Engineering Sidney Rubin, P.E., C.F.E.I.
Electrical Engineering Michael H. Feinsod
Electrical Engineering Rich Van Wert
Civil, Structural Engineer Mark S. Suchecki, P.E.
Civil, Structural Engineer Randy R. Patarcity, P.E.
Civil, Structural Engineer Rolph A. Graph, P.E.
Civil, Structural Engineer Mark J. Kucirka
Civil, Structural Engineer Ron E. Sheibley, P.E.
Architect R. Andrew Fletcher, III, R.A., N.C.A.R.B.

 
 

Michael X. Plick, P.E.,C.F.E.I., Mechanical Engineer
Mike Plick is a nationally recognized forensic engineer with decades of engineering experience. Mike has conducted hundreds of investigations into the cause of fires, mechanical failures, accidents and product defects involving automobiles, HVAC systems, pumps, plumbing and piping systems, sprinkler systems, escalators, elevators, forklift/skid-steer (Bobcat) accidents, material handling, machine guard design and building code issues. He has worked as a supervising and consulting engineer in a variety of capacities and has extensive experience in design and construction. Mike has conducted lectures and seminars for national, state and local audiences. Mike holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University in Philadelphia, where he taught as an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics Department for nearly a decade. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, nationally Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator and a nationally Certified Fire Investigation Instructor. Mike has testified as an expert witness in federal, state and municipal courts.

Susan B. Rubin, Mechanical Engineer
Sue Rubin began her career as a plant engineer responsible for the engineering analysis of equipment malfunctions and failures. She brings field knowledge gained from decades of experience with the investigation of incidents involving pumps, compressors, boilers, fans, above ground storage tanks, piping, heat exchangers, and more. As a consulting engineer, Sue acquired valuable experience as liaison between owners and contractors during design and construction of various projects in the chemical and refinery industries. Sue holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University in Philadelphia, where she has taught as an Adjunct Instructor in the Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics Department .

J. Pablo Ross, P.E. C.F.E.I., C.V.F.I., LEED, Mechanical Engineer
A graduate of University of Florida (B.S. Mechanical Engineering), Pablo Ross' 10 years experience as a Senior Project Engineer for the construction, legal and insurance industries transcend his engineering discipline major. Pablo's professional background includes a wide range of investigative engineering training and experience, including but not limited to; and electrical failures, accidents, fires and explosions. His experience includes property damage and personal injury, investigative consultation in the industrial, commercial and residential arenas. Pablo's credentials and experience enable him to handle issues involving HVAC, electrical, fire alarm, sprinkler and plumbing systems. Pablo is also well versed in losses related to the electro-mechanical appliance manufacturing industries including; mechanical breakdown, electrical breakdown, appliance fires.

William B. Alber, Mechanical Engineer
Bill Alber is a graduate of Drexel University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and more than 20 years of engineering experience. Bill is also a third generation HVAC service technician. He has over 30 years experience in HVAC system design, diagnosis, system retrofitting, air distribution problems, and specialized heating and geothermal operations. Bill has conducted hundreds of investigations and analyses of various equipment malfunctions, failures, fires, and accidents. Bill provides mediation assistance and expert testimony when required. In addition, Bill has conducted seminars for national, state and local audiences. He is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers, Radiant Panel Association, International Ground Source Heat Pump Association, and the New Jersey Heat Pump Council.

Richard Doran, P.E. Mechanical Engineer
Rich Doran holds a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University, and conducts investigations and analysis of equipment malfunctions, failures, fires, and accidents. A licensed Professional Engineer, Rich is also a Licensed Boiler Operator and has more than 25 years experience as an engineering designer and project manager. A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, his diverse background and varied engineering experience make him an invaluable asset to the firm.

Sidney Rubin, P.E., C.F.E.I., C.V.F.I., Electrical Engineer
Sid Rubin is an internationally recognized forensic engineer with decades of engineering experience. Sid has conducted thousands of investigations into the causes of fires, electrical/mechanical failures, product defects, and electrocutions. He has also worked as a supervising and consulting engineer in a variety of capacities and has extensive experience in the design of power plant systems, power distribution systems, and building code compliance issues. Sid holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University and a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University. Sid has conducted lectures and seminars for international, national, state and local audiences. He has been an Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering at Drexel University for more than two decades. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Ohio, Michigan, Virginia, Georgia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. Sid is also a nationally Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator and a nationally Certified Fire Investigation Instructor.

Michael H. Feinsod, Electrical Engineer
With a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University and over three decades of engineering experience, Mike Feinsod performs forensic engineering investigations and analyses of failures, accidents, fires, and explosions involving electrical, electronic and mechanical equipment. For the past two decades he has owned and operated an electrical construction company, which provides construction, installation and maintenance services to residential and commercial facilities. Mike has investigated and performed trouble shooting procedures to determine the cause of and provided solutions for electrical failures in electrical equipment, power, lighting and communication systems. He is a Licensed Master Electrician in New Jersey and Maryland, a Licensed Electrical Contractor in Maryland and a Licensed Electrician in the City of Philadelphia as well as several neighboring townships. He is also a Certified Fire Protection Specialist, Certified Electrical Inspector & Electrical Plans Examiner and Certified Fire Inspector.

Rich Van Wert, Electrical Engineer
Rich is a licensed electrical inspector in Philadelphia, PA and New Jersey and has conducted over 25,000 inspections in residential, commercial and industrial environments. He has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology from Spring Garden College, decades of engineering experience and has been a licensed electrical contractor. Rich performs forensic engineering investigations and analyses of failures, accidents, fires, and explosions involving electrical, electronic and mechanical equipment. He has provided engineering support for manufacturing and power generation facilities as well as conducted tests for seismic qualifications of electrical switchgear. Rich has served as an Adjunct Instructor of Electrical Engineering at Drexel University and is a certified instructor, presenting seminars to attendees from all facets of the electrical industry in topics including but not limited to; NEC, ICC, fire alarm systems, transformers, motors, and solar photovoltaic systems. Rich founded the Electric Education Center where accredited solar and electric courses are offered.

Mark S. Suchecki, P.E., Civil, Structural, and Geotechnical Engineer
Mark Suchecki is a recognized expert in several areas, including: civil, structural, and geotechnicalrelated accidents, failures, and construction-related losses. He holds a BS in civil engineering from the University of Cincinnati, and completed graduate-level coursework in geotechnical engineering at the University of Louisville. Mark has investigated hundreds of failures of concrete, steel, wood, and masonry structures. He has also analyzed numerous concrete structures in states of deterioration due to chemical attack, corrosion of reinforcing steel, poor construction methods, and age. Mark has investigated damages due to water loss from floods, surface runoff, roof failures and sewer malfunctions. He also has experience in the investigation of slips, trips, and falls and other personal injuries related to building defects. In addition, Mark has led the inspection of several hundred bridges and other underwater structures utilizing his commercial diving experience. Mark has been accepted and has testified as an expert witness in federal and municipal courts, as well as in arbitration proceedings.

Randy R. Patarcity, P.E., Civil , Structural and Environmental Engineer
Randy Patarcity has conducted hundreds of engineering investigations including failures of structures, buildings, chimneys, manufactured fireplace/flue pipe installations, and silos due to weather, construction deficiencies, fire, vehicle impact, insect infestation, and water infiltration. He has also performed investigations related to incidents of environmental and mold contamination as well as sewer system failures. Randy has provided valuable assistance to clients by developing repair scopes for the shoring and reconstruction of damaged structures. Randy Patarcity brings a knowledge base earned through a diverse background in engineering. He has worked in heavy civil construction and also has extensive experience in environmental investigation and remediation. He has performed projects in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and overseas in the former Yugoslavia. Randy received a BS in Agricultural Engineering, as well as graduate-level Environmental Engineering coursework, from The Pennsylvania State University.

Rolph A. Graph, P.E., Civil, Structural Engineer
A graduate of The Pennsylvania State University (B.S. Engineering), Rolph Graf's 24 years experience as a Civil/Site Engineer for the building and municipal industry transcends his engineering discipline major. Rolph is well respected in the industry for his interpersonal skills, talent for problem solving, and ability to provide effective and responsive solutions by blending value engineering, resource management and technical design. Specific areas of expertise include site feasibility analysis, zoning and subdivision / land development ordinance interpretation, site grading, floodplain analysis, storm water management facilities, BMP design, erosion and sedimentation control design, roadway design, sanitary sewer, potable water, construction permitting and construction management. Rolph is appointed to the Board of Viewers, Montgomery County, and oversees property condemnation disputes within the County. In addition to deposition and mediation assistance, Rolph routinely qualifies as an expert witness before \ Municipal Planning and Zoning Boards, along with related municipal entities regarding private and public engineering issues throughout Pennsylvania.

Mark J. Kucirka, P.E., MSCE, Civil, Structural Engineer
Mark Kucirka's education (BS in Civil Engineering and BA in Architecture from Lehigh University as well as a MS in Structural Engineering from MIT) and almost two decades of versatile experience, enhance his capability as a forensic engineer. He has performed projects and investigations in the commercial, institutional, industrial, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and residential industries. His forensic investigations include but are not limited to failures of structures and/or damages due to weather, construction deficiencies, and water infiltration. Mark's expertise extends to computer analysis of steel, concrete, masonry, and wood using various software programs, including the Finite Element Method (FEM) and second order analysis of structural components and systems. In addition to being a licensed Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Maryland, Mark is also an Instructor at the Richard C. Goodwin College of Professional Studies at Drexel University.

Ron E. Sheibley, P.E., Civil, Structural Engineer
A graduate of Bucknell University (B.S. Civil Engineering), Ron Sheibley's 23 years of heavy construction and 12 years of civil/mechanical design experience transcends his engineering discipline major. In construction, Ron is an expert in heavy civil/structural construction and rigging, responsible for more than 500,000 cubic yards of reinforced concrete, 35,000 tons of structural steel, and rigging loads in excess of 600 tons. Ron is an experienced miner and MSHA qualified for open pit mine and quarry investigations. He is accomplished in failure mode effect analysis, root cause determinations, environmental and seismic qualification of mechanical equipment, materials testing/analysis, and proficient in ASME, ASTM, AWS, AISC, ANSI and OSHA codes. He has been responsible for overall construction and design adequacy of both industrial and commercial facilities. Ron's background enables him to handle matters involving failures of structures, buildings, chimneys, and silos due to weather, construction deficiencies, fire, vehicle impact, insect infestation, water infiltration, and slips/trips and falls.

R. Andrew Fletcher, III, R.A., N.C.A.R.B., Architect
Andrew Fletcher has a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a career spanning over three decades in the design and construction industry. He is a registered architect and certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. Andrew has a broad array of experience in all phases of residential, institutional, commercial, light industrial and educational building design projects. Many projects have involved renovations, alterations and/or additions to existing space(s) to suit the client's needs. Andrew has served as an expert on a variety of cases for both defense and plaintiff, including: premises liability, construction accidents &disputes. He has performed forensic investigations and analysis on matters such as, code analysis, slip-resistance, traction accident investigations, assessing "human factors" influences and effect of poor lighting in personal injury situations, toxic mold claims, collapse peril and structural adequacy evaluations, termite damage/remediation, stair/walk/ramp safety, water intrusion, elevator/escalator and platform lift safety, power door accidents, fire/security systems, egress safety and building maintenance issues in premises liability matters as well as snow and ice accidents.
 
 
     

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