Hull design, Hydrostatics, Hydrodynamics, Electrical systems design, Mechanical systems design, Propulsion systems, Fire protection systems, Stability analysis, Fiberglass laminate and composite design and specifications, Assistance with certification to U.S. and foreign requirements, Risk management, Plant layout, Manufacturing process improvement, and more

QUALIFIED EXPERTS

 

IMCA is your broad based, single source for a wide variety of well qualified consultants, accident investigators, and expert witnesses who can speak credibly and with authority on virtually every aspect of standards, design, engineering, manufacturing processes, technology and quality control for the recreational and small commercial craft industries.

Miles A. Beam, PE 18 years experience  Expertise: Boat collision accident investigation and reconstruction, sailing craft, catamarans, marine product safety standards (ABYC, UL, USCG, NFPA) Education: B.S. Mechanical Engineering Experience: Consulting Engineer; Test Engineer, Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.; Flight Test Engineer, Naval Air Test Center

Miles A. Beam, PE
22 years experience

Expertise: Boat collision accident investigation and reconstruction, sailing craft, catamarans, marine product safety standards (ABYC, UL, USCG, NFPA)
Education: B.S. Mechanical Engineering
Experience: Consulting Engineer; Test Engineer, Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.; Flight Test Engineer, Naval Air Test Center

Robert Carlson 44 years experience Expertise: Electrical wiring, standards compliance, electro-mechanical motor driven tools and appliances, standards and code compliance, safety and liability management, marina and boat electrical systems. Education: B.S. Electrical Engineering Experience: Manager, Product Liability, Hubbell, Inc.; Chairman, NEMA Product Liability Committee; ABYC Electrical Standards Committee

Robert Carlson
48 years experience

Expertise: Electrical wiring, standards compliance, electro-mechanical motor driven tools and appliances, standards and code compliance, safety and liability management, marina and boat electrical systems.
Education: B.S. Electrical Engineering
Experience: Manager, Product Liability, Hubbell, Inc.; Chairman, NEMA Product Liability Committee; ABYC Electrical Standards Committee

Jim Cote BSEE MBA

James A. Coté BSEE, MBA
31 years experience

Expertise: Marine electrical equipment and systems; cathodic protection; corrosion control; lightning
protection; forensic investigations and consultations; court qualified expert in marine electrical systems
and cathodic protection
Education: BSEE (Power Distribution, Power Conversion and Electrical Machinery); MBA (Operations
Management); ABYC certified Electrical Technician and ABYC certified Corrosion Technician
Experience: Service and Engineering Manager, Marine Electrician, Sales and Purchasing Manager at
Ward’s Marine Electric. Owner/Operator of Coté Marine LLC, specializing in marine electrical and
corrosion surveys; forensic investigations including marine electrical systems and corrosion control

Lee W. Dana  54 years experience  Expertise: Small ships and boats: performance, stability, sinking, mechanical systems, structural systems Education: B.S. Mechanical Engineering; B.S. Naval Architecture Experience: Ship Board Engineer; Engineer, US Army; Mechanical Engineer, Chris Craft Corporation; Mechanical Engineer, B-Plastics; Senior Vice President Engineering, Bertram Yachts; President, Lee Dana and Associates; Past Chair, SNAME South East Section; Past Member, ABYC Technical Board; Affiliate, American Arbitration Association

Lee W. Dana
58 years experience

Expertise: Small ships and boats: performance, stability, sinking, mechanical systems, structural systems
Education: B.S. Mechanical Engineering; B.S. Naval Architecture
Experience: Ship Board Engineer; Engineer, US Army; Mechanical Engineer, Chris Craft Corporation; Mechanical Engineer, B-Plastics; Senior Vice President Engineering, Bertram Yachts; President, Lee Dana and Associates; Past Chair, SNAME South East Section; Past Member, ABYC Technical Board; Affiliate, American Arbitration Association

John Enrietto, PE 49 years experience  Expertise: Plastics materials, process engineering, marketing/management, resin certification, boat certification Education: B.S. Electrical Engineering; MBA Experience: Owner/Founder of All Season Industries, manufacturer of fiberglass power boats; Founder/Director IBBI; Past Member NMMA Board; Past Member NABM Board; Past Chairman of NMMA Resin Certification Committee

John Enrietto, PE
53 years experience

Expertise: Plastics materials, process engineering, marketing/management, resin certification, boat certification
Education: B.S. Electrical Engineering; MBA
Experience: Owner/Founder of All Season Industries, manufacturer of fiberglass power boats; Founder/Director IBBI; Past Member NMMA Board; Past Member NABM Board; Past Chairman of NMMA Resin Certification Committee

Ward Eshleman II 33 years experience  Expertise: Electrical systems, corrosion analysis, electrical accidents: electrical design, installation and analysis, Expert witness testimony Education: B.A. University of South Florida, ABYC Certified Electrical Marine Technician and Marine Corrosion Technician Experience: Owner and President, Ward's Marine Electric, Inc.: Member ABYC Technical Board and ABYC Electrical PTC

Ward Eshleman II
37 years experience

Expertise: Electrical systems, corrosion analysis, electrical accidents: electrical design, installation and analysis, Expert witness testimony
Education: B.A. University of South Florida, ABYC Certified Electrical Marine Technician and Marine Corrosion Technician
Experience: Owner and President, Ward's Marine Electric, Inc.: Member ABYC Technical Board and ABYC Electrical PTC

ul V. Fleury 47 years experience  Expertise: Certified in fire, explosion and arson investigation; Cathodic protection, shock and electrocution investigations, electrical systems, electrical technician, NACE and ABYC certified Corrosion Technician Education: A.A.S. Industrial Management; A.A.S. Police Science Experience: Owner of Marine Services Company 23 years; U.S. Navy Nuclear Power Steam Propulsion Plant Program; U.S. Navy Conventional (Boilers) Steam Propulsion Plant Program

Paul V. Fleury
53 years experience

Expertise:  Certified in fire, explosion and arson investigation; cathodic protection, shock and electrocution investigations, electrical systems, electrical technician, NACE certified Corrosion Technologist
Education:  A.A.S. Industrial Management; A.A.S. Police Science
Experience:  Owner of Marine Services Company 30 years; U.S. Navy Nuclear Power Steam Propulsion Plant Program; U.S. Navy Conventional (Boilers) Steam Propulsion Plant Program; ABYC Electrical Technical Committees

Walter R. Frazier 37 years experience  Expertise: Electrical systems, quality/reliability, fire investigation, CAD electrical drafting Education: Electronic/electrical training and fire investigation Experience: Independent yacht electrical consultant; supervisor of electrical and mechanical installation, electrical design, production electrical engineer and field service representative with Hatteras Yachts

Walter R. Frazier
41 years experience

Expertise: Electrical systems, quality/reliability, fire investigation, CAD electrical drafting
Education: Electronic/electrical training and fire investigation

Experience: Independent yacht electrical consultant; supervisor of electrical and mechanical installation, electrical design, production electrical engineer and field service representative with Hatteras Yachts

Charles Game, PE, President, IMCA 35 years experience  Expertise: Safety standards, electrical systems, carbon monoxide, fire investigation, fuel and ventilation systems, risk management, smoke detection, fire protection Education: B.S. Engineering Operations—Electrical Power Engineering Experience: Principal, E.C. Game Engineering; Director of Product Reliability and Standards, Director of Engineering, Chief Electrical Engineer with Hatteras Yachts; Past Member NBSAC; Past President ABYC; Chair of NFPA 302; Member of various ABYC and SAE committees; NASBLA Boating Accident Investigation Instructor

Charles Game, PE, President, IMCA
40 years experience

Expertise: Safety standards, electrical systems, carbon monoxide, fire investigation, fuel and ventilation systems, risk management, smoke detection, fire protection
Education: B.S. Engineering Operations—Electrical Power Engineering
Experience: Principal, E.C. Game Engineering; Director of Product Reliability and Standards, Director of Engineering, Chief Electrical Engineer with Hatteras Yachts; Past Member NBSAC; Past President ABYC; Chair of NFPA 302; Member of various ABYC and SAE committees; NASBLA Boating Accident Investigation Instructor

James E. Getz 31 years experience  Expertise: Accident investigation, safety education, collisions, reconstruction Education: B.S. Education; M.A. Political Science Experience: Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Office of Law Enforcement, Lake Michigan Operations Commander; NASBLA Boat Accident Investigation Instructor; Past Chairman NBSAC Propeller Guard Subcommittee

James E. Getz
35 years experience

Expertise: Accident investigation, safety education, collisions, reconstruction
Education: B.S. Education; M.A. Political Science
Experience: Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Office of Law Enforcement, Lake Michigan Operations Commander; NASBLA Boat Accident Investigation Instructor; Past Chairman NBSAC Propeller Guard Subcommittee

Henry G. (“Hank”) Grilk 42 years experience  Expertise:  Carbon Monoxide & Flammable Gas Detection and Accident Investigation; Marine Electronics; Digital Data Bus Systems Technology; Electrical Systems and Compliance (ABYC, UL, USCG, FCC); Electronic & Mechanical Design Engineering and New Product Development Management; Risk Analysis & Management and Failure Mode Effects & Analyses; ISO9000/2000 & QS-9000 Quality Systems; Expert Witness Testimony Education:  BSEE, BSME, BS Math, BBA Business Management (Minors in Physics, Music, & Finance); Training in TQM, SPC, and the Methodologies of 6-Sigma. Experience:  Director of Engineering, Westerbeke Corp.; Director of Engineering, Cole Hersee Co.; VP Engineering & Quality, Limitorque Corp.;  VP Engineering, Datcon Inst. Co.; Engineering Manager, Faria; VP Engineering & Quality, GoldStar Telecommunications; Engineering Manager, Aqua Meter Inst. Corp.;  Chief Engineer, Columbian Hydrosonics;  Chairman, ABYC Gas Detector Project Technical Committee;  FCC Licensed Amateur Radio Operator, Extra Class

Henry G. (“Hank”) Grilk
46 years experience

Expertise:  Carbon Monoxide & Flammable Gas Detection and Accident Investigation; Marine Electronics; Digital Data Bus Systems Technology; Electrical Systems and Compliance (ABYC, UL, USCG, FCC); Electronic & Mechanical Design Engineering and New Product Development Management; Risk Analysis & Management and Failure Mode Effects & Analyses; ISO9000/2000 & QS-9000 Quality Systems; Expert Witness Testimony
Education:  BSEE, BSME, BS Math, BBA Business Management (Minors in Physics, Music, & Finance); Training in TQM, SPC, and the Methodologies of 6-Sigma.
Experience:  Director of Engineering, Westerbeke Corp.; Director of Engineering, Cole Hersee Co.; VP Engineering & Quality, Limitorque Corp.;  VP Engineering, Datcon Inst. Co.; Engineering Manager, Faria; VP Engineering & Quality, GoldStar Telecommunications; Engineering Manager, Aqua Meter Inst. Corp.;  Chief Engineer, Columbian Hydrosonics;  Chairman, ABYC Gas Detector Project Technical Committee;  FCC Licensed Amateur Radio Operator, Extra Class

Dr. Richard W. Henderson 29 years experience  Expertise: Fire and explosion, arson investigation, chemical analysis, petroleum products Education: B.S., Ph.D., Chemistry Experience: President, Southeastern Research Laboratories; over 500 fire investigations; firefighter/fire investigator; volunteer fire department; 200 lectures/technical papers on fire investigation and chemical analysis of petroleum products; 11 patents; court-qualified in state and federal (district and maritime) jurisdictions; certified fire investigator; certified professional chemist

Dr. Richard W. Henderson
33 years experience

Expertise:  Fire, arson and explosion investigation; chemical analysis of petroleum products
Education:  B.S., Ph.D., Chemistry
Experience:  President, Southeastern Research Laboratories; over 500 fire investigations; Firefighter/Fire Investigator – Volunteer Fire Department; 400 Lectures/Technical Papers on fire investigation and chemical analysis of petroleum products; 11 Patents on liquid fuel burners; Court-qualified in State and Federal (District and Maritime) jurisdictions; Certified Fire Investigator; Certified Professional Chemist

Dr. Richard W. Henderson 29 years experience  Expertise: Fire and explosion, arson investigation, chemical analysis, petroleum products Education: B.S., Ph.D., Chemistry Experience: President, Southeastern Research Laboratories; over 500 fire investigations; firefighter/fire investigator; volunteer fire department; 200 lectures/technical papers on fire investigation and chemical analysis of petroleum products; 11 patents; court-qualified in state and federal (district and maritime) jurisdictions; certified fire investigator; certified professional chemist

Robert F. Kress
43 years experience

Expertise: Design, small craft & marine product; Accident Investigation & Damage Surveys; Propulsion & Marine Electrical Integrated Systems; Metallurgy, Fatigue & Failure analysis; Project Management
Education: B.S. Naval Acrhitecture, B.S. Aeronautical Engineering
Experience: Staff Naval Architect, Defense Operations Division, Chrysler Corporation; VP Engineering, Michigan Wheel, Dana Corporation; President, LIPS Propeller; VP, Market & Product Development, Attwood Steelcase, Inc.; General Manager, Marine & Industrial Groups, Charles Industries

Don Kueny, PE

Don F. Kueny, PE
53 years experience

Expertise:  Marine engines and propulsion; small engines and equipment; motorcycles; accident investigation and analysis
Education:  B.S., Mechanical Engineering
Experience:  Research Engineer, Field Engineer, Project engineer and Chief Engineer - Outboard Marine Corporation; Consulting Engineer – product design, testing and evaluation; affiliated with ABYC, SAE, SNAME, Member ABYC Hull Performance Technical Committee

Robert MacNeill, Vice President, IMCA 36 years experience  Expertise: Rules of the road, accident investigation, carbon monoxide, production methods, powerboat design, boating safety standards, human factors engineering, visibility from helm, navigation lights Education: B.S. Industrial Design, Yacht Design Experience: COO three boat companies; Boating Safety Standards Research, Wyle Laboratories; Chairman of Westlawn School of Yacht Design; past NBSAC Navigation Light Sub Committee Chairman; USCG Captain, Master 100-ton license

Robert MacNeill, Vice President, IMCA
40 years experience

Expertise: Rules of the road, accident investigation, carbon monoxide, production methods, powerboat design, boating safety standards, human factors engineering, visibility from helm, navigation lights
Education: B.S. Industrial Design, Yacht Design
Experience: COO three boat companies; Boating Safety Standards Research, Wyle Laboratories; Chairman of Westlawn School of Yacht Design; past NBSAC Navigation Light Sub Committee Chairman; USCG Captain, Master 100-ton license

Armand "Jack" Molleur 37 years experience  Expertise: Plant start-ups, production processes, quality assurance, FRP structural design, safety standards, boat and yacht design, "CE" Certifications, ABYC, NMMA certification procedures  Education: AA Business Administration; AAS Computer Science; BA Administration & Management; BA Engineering Experience: President, Molleur International; Vice President Molleur Design & Consulting, Inc.; authored Field Manual for USCG contract inspectors

Armand "Jack" Molleur
41 years experience

Expertise: Plant start-ups, production processes, quality assurance, FRP structural design, safety standards, boat and yacht design, "CE" Certifications, ABYC, NMMA certification procedures
Education: AA Business Administration; AAS Computer Science; BA Administration & Management; BA Engineering
Experience: President, Molleur International; Vice President Molleur Design & Consulting, Inc.; authored Field Manual for USCG contract inspectors

Bruce Pfund 29 years experience  Expertise: Advanced composites, manufacturing processes, vacuum processing, composite & coatings failure analysis, technical writing on composites Education: B.A. Bard College Experience: Over 20 years as owner of BP/SP, LLC, providing process control, construction consulting and damage/defect investigation services for international military, civilian and commercial marine composite projects

Bruce Pfund
33 years experience

Expertise: Advanced composites, manufacturing processes, vacuum processing, composite & coatings failure analysis, technical writing on composites
Education: B.A. Bard College
Experience: Over 20 years as owner of BP/SP, LLC, providing process control, construction consulting and damage/defect investigation services for international military, civilian and commercial marine composite projects

Jeffery Seyler

J. Jeffrey Seyler
42 years experience

Expertise:  Boat and yacht design, hull design, systems design (structural, mechanical, accommodations, FRP laminate, general arrangements), plant layout, production startups, standards compliance, stability studies, performance evaluation
Education:  M.S. Naval Architecture, M.S. Marine Engineering, B.S. Mechanical Engineering
Experience:  Naval Architect; Director of Engineering - AMF Slickcraft, Pursuit Boats, and Wellcraft Marine; Chief Engineer - Trojan Yachts; President - Omni Marine and Canyon Bay Boats; designed and built over 100 boats (13 feet to 100+ feet); “CE” certifications including Stability Analysis; three successful boat company startups

Dr. Douglas W. Townsend, PE  33 years experience  Expertise: Metallurgy, corrosion analysis, welding, mechanical failures, liability investigations, expert witness testimony Education: B.S., S.M., Ph.D. Metallurgy Experience: Forensic Metallurgical Engineer; Research Scientist, Martin Marietta; Research Metallurgist, Chemetals; Scientist, ORTECH; conducted over 600 forensic failure and accident investigations

Dr. Douglas W. Townsend, PE
37 years experience

Expertise: Metallurgy, corrosion analysis, welding, mechanical failures, liability investigations, expert witness testimony
Education: B.S., S.M., Ph.D. Metallurgy
Experience: Forensic Metallurgical Engineer; Research Scientist, Martin Marietta; Research Metallurgist, Chemetals; Scientist, ORTECH; conducted over 600 forensic failure and accident investigations

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