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 Expert  722872

Expert in Electrical Wiring Devices, Circuit Breakers, GFCIs, AFCIs, Panelboards, Bussway, Switchgear.


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Connecticut (CT)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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Fifteen years with an electric utility as an egineer designing substations, underground networks, transformer vaults. and overhead and underground lines. Invented the Condulator- a ventilated cable riser fitting, presently manufacuured and sold b my company, Expert Electrical Products Co.

20 years with GE as a design engineer and engineering manager in wiring devices, circuit breakers, switches, bussway,GFCIs, GFP, etc.

Chairman of Panel 2 of the National Electrical Code for 10 years. Served on about 35 different US and IEC electrical industry committees representing NEMA, GE, Leviton Mfg. Co., and USA.

Holder of four USA mechanism patents and one pending.

Served as a technical witness on many litigations involving electricutions and electrical fires.

Author of many technical articles, including one that ran in the IAEI magazine for 12 years for GE.

Author of a book about GFCIs, AFCIs, and Similar Devices.

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power distribution

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circuit breaker

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electric current energy

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electrical equipment

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electrical safety code

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electrical safety standard

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electrical testing

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ground fault

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ground-fault interrupter

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grounding path

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National Electrical Code

After graduation from Brown University with an engineering degree, the expert worked as an engineer designing electrical substations, transformer vaults, overhead and underground lines. The expert earned his first patents for a condulator, and started a company to manufacuture and sell it. He later became a design engineer for GE, followed by engineering manager, where he was responsible for half of the GE wiring device line. He moved on in his career and became vice president of Engineering for Daniel Woodhead Company, overseeing the wiring device product line.

He returned to GE in a management of engineering position in the circuit design area, where he was involved in molded case circuit breakers, GFCI's (ground fault circuit interpreters) and related products. He became actively involved on many electrical committees, including Chairman of the NEC Panel 2, NEMA Codes and Standards Committee, NEC Correlating Committee, and many international committees of the IEC. The expert became a "technical lobbyist" in many ways. After his retirement, he has been actively consulting and pursuing considerable work as an expert witness involving electrical products.

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arcing fault

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electric circuit

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electric current

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electrical accident

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electrical fire

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electrical injury

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electrical shock

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electrocution

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wiring board

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wiring process

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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York;  Yonkers, New York;  Bridgeport, Connecticut;  New Haven, Connecticut;  Hartford, Connecticut;  Stamford, Connecticut;  Boston, Massachusetts;  Worcester, Massachusetts;  Springfield, Massachusetts;  and Providence, Rhode Island.

Often requested
with this expert:

Electrical Codes, Grounding
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Industrial and High Technology Equipment 3rd Party...
Electrical Power Generation and Control--Design, Project...

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1945   BS   Mechanical/Electrical Engineering   Brown University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1986 to 1998

 

Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.

 

Engineering

 

Consultant

 

Not a full-time employee. Expert was involved in Codes and Standards committee work.

1975 to 1986

 

General Electric Co.

 

Circuit Protective Devices

 

Manager- Systems Engineering and Standards

 

Electrical system consulting and Codes and Standards. Chairman of NEC Panel 2 and on 34 other committees.

1970 to 1975

 

Daniel Woodhead Co.

 

Engineering

 

Director and VP of Engineering

 

Leadership responsibility of Engineering Department, including design, testing, and listing of all products.

1962 to 1971

 

General Electric Co.

 

Wiring Device Department

 

Manager- Outlet and Specialty Engineering

 

Responsible for 1/2 the product line, including receptacles, cord sets, nite lites, and novelty items.

1946 to 1962

 

New Englsne Electric System

 

Engineering

 

Senior Engineer

 

Designed electrical substations, overhead and underground systems, transformer vaults,duct lines, network systems, load flow studies, etc. Ran college recruiting and training program for engineers, going to 22 colleges.

1945 to 1946

 

US Navy

 

USS Point Cruz- CVE 119

 

Flight Deck Officer

 

Responsible for aircraft from the time they arrive on the flight deck until they depart. Trained in catapluts and arresting gear.

1960 to 2007

 

Expert Electrical Products Co.

 

All

 

Owner

 

CEO- manufacture and market the "Condulator", his first invention. It terminates electrical riser conduits, mostly used by electric utilities and contractors, and is available in 2", 3", 4", 5", and 6" sizes.


Career Accomplishments:
Licenses/Certifications

P.E. Rhode Island

Professional Appointments

Life Member- NFPA Past Chairman NE Code Panel 2 Past Member representing NEMA- NE Code Panel 2 Past Member NE Code Correlating Committee Past Member NEMA Code and Standards Committee

Awards/Recognition

GE Managerial Award- 1965


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

5 US Mechanism Patents Issued. Author and publisher of 3 books : Overcurrents and Undercurrents- All about GFCIs. Overcurrents and Undercurrents- All about GFCIs and AFCIs Overcurrents and Undercurrents- All about GFCIs, AFCIs, and Similar Devices

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Reptec  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2002 to   Consumer Product Safety Commission   Distributor   We shipped 500 copies of my book, Overcurrents and Undercurrents to two-year technical jr. colleges throughout the USA.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • At Taymac Mag. Co., their major product line was delisted by UL because of wording in the latest NE Code. I led the effort that resulted in changing the 2005 edition of the NEC to allow their products to be listed.
  • Together with Leviton engineers, I spearheaded the requirements for personnel protection of hair dryersin the NE Code and the UL standards.
  • When I was with GE, I led the effort to require kitchens to have GFCI protection, more than doubling the GFCI market.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in product safety for consulting on the evaluation of a consumer product.
  • Expert for consulting on AC Prong metal suggestions.
  • Expert in UL recognition for consulting on a new specialty lighting system.
  • GFCI expert for consulting on compliance with OSHA subpart S.
  • Expert for consulting on high voltage reliability testing.
  • Electrical wiring expert for consulting on electrical safety of underground power wiring and leakage measurements.
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:
I have served as an expert witness in 34 product liability law cases. I was deposed approximately 12 times.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Electrical engineering expert for consulting on a conveyor electrocution.
  • Expert in gsk afci patent litigation.
  • High voltage expert for consulting on cifuentes.
  • Expert witness hair dryer for consulting on Overheating hair dryer/failure of shutoff.
  • Electrical engineering expert for consulting on GFCI issues in preparation for litigation.
  • Expert on GFCI design for consulting on GFCI standards.
  • Expert in electrocution.
  • GFCI expert needed for consulting regarding a patent issue involving a ieee award gfci.
  • Expert in switchgear design case.
  • Underwriters laboratories expert witness for consulting on ATM machines.
  • Expert for consulting on SF6 breaker failure.
  • Expert in switchgears for consulting on asbestos exposure in electrical vaults.
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
1975 to 1986   All Over the World   I was the US representative on several IEC committees and Working Groups, representing the USA interests. I was the US Technical Advisor on IEC TC64 and TC64, WG4. I was a member of other working groups for circuit breakers , etc.

Market Research:
I am really a technical lobbyist and inventor. My first patent resulted in my forming Expert Electrical Products Co. over 50 years ago. It still exists, run by a good friend. I sold the original customers, who are still customers.

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.

 

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