Senior Technical Staff

Robert K. Kochan, ME, CMI, DABFET, FACFEI
Robert K. Kochan, ME, CMI, DABFET, FACFEIPresident & CEO

Mr. Kochan received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from Catholic University of America, where he majored in Mechanical-Ocean Engineering.

He is a Fellow, Diplomate, and member of the founding board of the American College of Forensic Engineering and Technology. Mr. Kochan has over 30 years of forensic investigative experience in mechanical marine equipment and system design, personal injury and accident investigation, consumer product defect analysis, petrochemical process system failure analysis, and maritime catastrophic fire and collision events.

He has been qualified as an engineering expert in numerous District, State and Federal courts, and is specifically recognized as a large loss specialist related to mechanical system design, product defect analysis, accident reconstruction, forensic analysis procedures and marine vessel operational safety.

Mr. Kochan is a member of the Hampton and Florida Yacht Clubs, and he serves his community through volunteer efforts as a member of the Hampton City Zoning Board Grievance Committee, and as an active supporter of Virginia Youth Sailing, a 501c-3 organization.

He enjoys spending weekends boating with his family.

Todd Ford, PE
Todd Ford, PEVice President of Engineering, New England Region

Mr. Ford is a licensed Professional Engineer with 25 years of experience in Quality and Systems Engineering. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire and Project Management Master’s Certificate from George Washington University.

He has successfully served as an engineer in both the public and private sectors. His extensive professional career includes functioning as the subject matter expert for investigations of residential and industrial failures.

Mr. Ford’s additional training includes Risk Management, NCIS Counter Intelligence, NAVSEA Litigation, Modeling and Simulation, Technical Writing, and Records Management of Classified Documents. He enjoys a round of golf in his spare time.

  Kevin Pruemer, PE
Kevin Pruemer, PE Vice President of Engineering, Florida
Mr. Pruemer is an experienced leader and civil engineer with over 15 years of extensive design, project management, and construction experience in the fields of site development and infrastructure. He is a Haag Certified residential roofing inspector, and he has successfully worked and permitted projects within various local, state, and federal jurisdictions including DOT, Army Corps of Engineers, and Water Management Districts. He is skilled in crafting technical proposals/reports and building trusted relationships with clients, government officials, vendors, and other design professionals. In his free time, he enjoys basketball, tennis, golf, and fishing.
Thomas Sanborn, PE
Thomas Sanborn, PEChief Technical Officer
Mr. Sanborn is a Licensed Professional Engineer with extensive experience in engineering, project management, program management, government policy development and management, leadership, and the maritime operations community.
Mr. Sanborn has worked in the engineering and construction field for over ten years with experience providing expert cradle-to-grave construction project management, casualty response and remediation, and integrated program management with extensive engineering, leadership, and management experience involving military, maritime, commercial and industrial applications as well as in residential design and construction.
William Forbes, PE, DEE
William Forbes, PE, DEE Senior Vice President of Engineering, Virginia

Mr. Forbes has 30 years of experience in Civil and Environmental Engineering and is particularly experienced in design management including new facility site planning, sewage system design, environmental protection, and construction surveillance.

He is a diplomat of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and has managed numerous facility planning, design, and building efforts in Virginia, North Carolina, and Maryland. Additionally, he has managed projects in Italy, Puerto Rico, and Cuba for the U.S. Navy. A significant part of this experience has involved the determination of adequacy of existing facilities for existing or intended uses, compliance with codes, regulations and standards, and suitability for continued use.

Mr. Forbes is also a Board-Certified Engineer in Water Supply/Wastewater and performs forensic analysis of civil, structural, product defect, waterfront structure and environmental engineering failures.

Dana F. Shave, PE
Dana F. Shave, PEVice President of Engineering, Mid-Atlantic Region
Dana F. Shave, P. E. is a Professional Engineer licensed in Massachusetts, North Carolina, Georgia, South Carolina, Louisiana, Virginia, Florida, Mississippi, Alabama and New York. He is also a Licensed General Contractor in North Carolina. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth with a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has more than 45 years of experience in high quality, highly engineered products and complex large-scale engineering services.

During Mr. Shave’s career, he has been employed in various engineering, design and manufacturing organizations included aircraft, aerospace and the power industry where he has held positions in engineering and design, project engineering, project management, business development and senior executive (division management and general management) positions. A common thread within his employment has been his continuing involvement with high quality, highly specialized engineering products and services for critical service applications. In his spare time, he plays “attempted golf”.

Expert Consultants

Danny M. Smith, PE
Danny M. Smith, PEVice President of Engineering, Southern Region
Mr. Smith graduated from Auburn University with a BS in Civil Engineering. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, Virginia, Mississippi, Missouri and Texas. Mr. Smith was Haag certified on residential and commercial roof systems in 2012. Mr. Smith has extensive experience in building pathology and performing structural forensic investigations to determine the cause and origin of damage to residential and commercial buildings and building components. 
 His areas of expertise include damage from severe weather events, impact damage, vibration damage, roof systems and building envelope, source of moisture and duration of damage, ceramic tile and wood flooring and premises liability investigations. 
Mr. Smith worked in the construction industry for 25 years as project manager, estimator and field supervisor on residential, commercial, industrial (co-generation and peaking power plants), institutional projects, assisted living facilities, and heavy highway/bridge projects obtained by competitive bidding, design-build and negotiation. 
Captain Saleem Alavi, LLM, MSc
Captain Saleem Alavi, LLM, MScPrincipal Forensic Marine Investigator
Captain Alavi is a seasoned professional with a 30+ year track record spanning every aspect of the maritime sector including seafaring, ship owning and operating, drafting and implementation of regulations and policies, financial, technical and strategic planning. Uniquely capable in applying industry knowledge with foresight, which has been proven to increase revenue and return on investment while factoring in trends to position for future shifts within various industries. 
Coupled with broad management expertise in strategy, budgeting, staff recruitment, KPI measurement, governmental liaising, and industry networking, he is an invaluable asset at FAEC.
Mark D. Bell, PE
Mark D. Bell, PEPE – Principal Metallurgical Engineer

Mr. Bell is a licensed Professional Engineer in California. Mr. Bell uses the latest analytical instrumentation in combination with 40 years of practical metallurgical engineering experience to furnish the best possible resolutions in terms of safety, productivity and use of resources. Industry now has ‘Health Care for Machinery’ because of Mr. Bell’s contributions. Clients served are food processing, agriculture, energy and power generation, marine industry, hydrocarbon processing, and now extending to "green" technologies such as wind turbines, geothermal, and transportation for North America and Europe.

According to Mr. Bell, “The concept of ‘Health Care for Machinery’ is used to prevent future problems in equipment. An engineering review of design, materials, and service environment can identify potential failures that are unsafe and costly. It has been my experience that most problems are caused because good engineering basics, that have been well known for 60 years or more, are still being violated. I have been successful by applying in-depth experience, use of metallurgical technologies and excellent problem-solving skills to solve and prevent machinery failures.”

Justin Biller, PE, MSc, FPE, CFPS
Justin Biller, PE, MSc, FPE, CFPSPrincipal Metallurgical Engineer

Mr. Biller specializes in forensic fire protection engineering to evaluate fire hazards as well as fire protection systems and features, (e.g. sprinkler systems, commercial cooking fire suppression systems, fire detection and alarm systems, and fire barriers). Mr. Biller is a senior fire protection engineer experienced in a diverse portfolio of projects including healthcare, industrial, detention, assembly, retail, residential and office occupancies.

He has a broad range of experience from three important perspectives within the building industry working as owner’s representative, a design professional, and working for various regulating authorities. This experience has helped him develop a more holistic approach to building code compliance and fire protection analysis. He is a registered fire protection engineer in Virginia, New York and North Carolina with over 16 years of experience. Mr. Biller has extensive knowledge of building codes, fire codes, accessibility codes, NFPA standards, and understanding of fire phenomena.

Arthur Bradshaw
Arthur Bradshaw Videography Expert

Mr. Bradshaw graduated from Coker College where his creative talents and attention to detail were cultivated. Specializing in duplication projects, film/video conversions, full video productions, and more. As a Suffolk, VA native, Bradshaw has a deep appreciation for the rich heritage and wonderful people in this area.

Joshua B. Cook, PE
Joshua B. Cook, PEPrincipal Forensic Engineer
Mr. Cook has over 15 years of experience in civil, construction, and structural engineering fields. This experience involves analysis and design of highway bridges, mast arms, signage and miscellaneous structures. His bridge design experience includes AASHTO/FIB beams and flat slab design.
He also has extensive experience with land development and civil engineering, where he has been responsible for design and inspection of storm water drainage systems, retention ponds, potable and waste water systems, along with land development processes.
Greg Evans, PE
Greg Evans, PEPrincipal Forensic Engineer

Mr. Evans is a Licensed Professional Engineer in North Carolina and a USPTO Registered Patent Agent. Mr. Evans has extensive experience in research and development for telecom, military and consumer products, and over ten years of experience in intellectual property management. Mr. Smith has worked in the engineering industry for over thirty years with experience in consumer and industrial electronics.

Michael P. Gordon, PE
Michael P. Gordon, PESenior Materials & Processing Engineer
Mike Gordon has more than twenty years of mechanical and aerospace engineering experience in space & defense programs as well as commercial & general aviation with a specialty in materials science. Since 2010, he has been the Manager of Materials & Processes (M&P) and Liaison Engineering at a major General Aviation manufacturer. He has been delegated by the FAA as an ODA Engineering Unit Member for structures including all M&P areas, design & construction, service documents, interior flammability, and fire protection. Mr. Gordon also performs domestic and international consulting on materials and process solutions/opportunities in a wide variety of markets. Prior, he served 18 years on the Space Shuttle Program and served as the subsystem manager (SSM) of the Orbiter Leading Edge Structural Subsystem – including all reinforced carbon-carbon (RCC) heatshield components, their attachment, and internal insulation. As SSM, he approved the certification of flight readiness for 26 missions (STS-108 through STS-132). Mr. Gordon was actively involved in the STS-107 Space Shuttle Columbia accident investigation (including leading the wing leading edge reconstruction and over a hundred hours of expert testimonies) and the two-year return to flight effort. Mr. Gordon is a licensed Florida professional engineer with Mechanical and Florida Building Code endorsements as well as NCEES Model Law Engineer Record and International Registry of Professional Engineers credentials.
Brian Gsell, PE, CFEI, CMI
Brian Gsell, PE, CFEI, CMIForensic Electrical Engineer

Mr. Gsell’s professional career includes over 35 years of experience in the field of electrical engineering, testing, and failure analysis. He received a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering Technology from the University of Hartford in 1981 and a Master of Science Degree in Engineering Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1992. Mr. Gsell is also a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, an IAMI Certified Marine Investigator, and a licensed Professional Electrical Engineer in Power Systems in the State of Texas.

Bob Jacobson - E.P.I.C.
Bob Jacobson - E.P.I.C. Digital Photographic Specialist

Mr. Jacobson is an Evidence Photographers International Council - Certified Evidence Photographer, holding the same forensic photography certification as many police investigators, crime lab photographers, fire investigators and federal agents. His videos and photographs are instrumental in determining the causation of losses in civil and criminal litigation, construction defects, and environmental damages, and more. Mr. Jacobson has been designated as an expert witness for numerous depositions and trials.

In his spare time, he shares his knowledge of photography by teaching workshops to attorneys, government agencies and private firms.

Joel A. Jewett
Joel A. JewettForensic Chimney / Fireplace Defect Specialist
Mr. Jewett is an accomplished professional with 30+ years of experience in chimney and fireplace defect analysis, code compliance and post fire evaluations, and chimney / fireplace installation and repair. Mr. Jewett also boasts 30+ years of experience in the aerospace industry in both the corporate and private sectors. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University School of Applied Science.
Lyle D. Hogan, PE, RRC, RCI
Lyle D. Hogan, PE, RRC, RCIPrincipal Roof Consultant

Mr. Hogan is a registered engineer in five states, a registered Roof Consultant, a fellow of RCI, Senior Editor of Interface - the journal of the Roof Consultants Institute - and an ICC structural masonry inspector. Mr. Hogan has designed and administered roofing projects in half of the United States using a variety of systems.

His technical articles have appeared in various publications, including Plant Engineering, Interface Journal, Western Roofing, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering and Architectural Specifier.

Mark J. Keith, PE, MSECE
Mark J. Keith, PE, MSECE Senior Electronic & Electrical Engineer

Mr. Keith is a licensed Professional Electrical Engineer in the state of North Carolina. He is a proud graduate of Penn State University, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University and his Master’s in Electrical & Computer Engineering.

He has over 30 years of experience spanning various electronic and electrical industries and products. His expertise is in the areas of electrical and electronic hardware design, product compliance, patent infringement, failure analysis, surge analysis, fire investigation and telecom and data communications, industrial automation, and controls, embedded processor design, and high speed circuit design in both analog and digital systems. He has investigated numerous cases for attorneys, Insurance companies, industry and government.

In addition, he is a founding and current board member of Liquid Software Designs Inc., providing Practice Management and EMR software solutions to the eye care industry.

Dennis Kochan, BBC
Dennis Kochan, BBCPrincipal Flight Safety Specialist

As a professionally qualified expert in the analysis and evaluation of aviation matters involving flight operations, pilot training and airframe maintenance, Mr. Kochan is a FAA qualified pilot, certified flight instructor and airframe & power plant mechanic with inspector authorization.

He is a Certified FAR Part 121 Air Carrier pilot and flight training Captain (retired) in commercial, single and multi-engine land and sea, turbo-prop and turbojet powered aircraft. Additionally, he provides clients with pilot flight instruction and aircraft maintenance consultations and inspections.

Janeen Kochan, PhD
Janeen Kochan, PhDPrincipal Aviation Operations Specialist

Dr. Kochan is a recognized industry expert in the areas of aviation human factors, pilot safety training, flight hazard recognition and flight operation efficiency. She is currently a Line Captain on Boeing-767 for major air freight transport carrier.

Dr. Kochan developed and maintained Human Factors and Crew Resource Management programs for a major U.S. Air Carrier, is experienced in providing liaise and interface between the professional human factors community and clients and employers, and has recognized human factors expertise in aviation safety and pilot evaluation techniques. Additionally, she holds an FAA Airline Transport Pilot airman certificate and Airframe and Powerplant Certificates.

John R. Krewson, PE
John R. Krewson, PESenior Forensic Engineer

Mr. Krewson is registered Professional Engineer in Georgia and Florida with forty years of experience in planning, project management, engineering design and forensic evaluation. He has worked in both government and the private sector.

During his career, he has prepared the designs and provided construction management services for over one thousand engineering projects including comprehensive high schools, middle and elementary schools, hospital additions, churches, multifamily and single-family residential developments, and commercial and industrial projects.

Nick Alteri, P.E.
Nick Alteri, P.E.
Nick Alteri received a BS and an MS in Civil/Structural Engineering from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida. Mr. Alteri Began working in forensics engineering following the passage of Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Also worked on many various projects involving the design and analysis of steel, concrete, masonry, and wood structures. Very skillful, thorough, and intuitive in solving problems in the structural field.
John Mutiso, MS, P.E.
John Mutiso, MS, P.E.
Mr. Mutiso has evaluated and analyzed a wide variety of buildings and building systems, including concrete, masonry, steel, and wood structures, envelopes, roofing systems, and foundations, as well as non-building structures, including retaining walls, docks, pavement etc. He has provided expert opinions related to the cause and extent of damage and prepared recommended remedial actions for property owners, insurance carriers, and attorneys. Mr. Mutiso’s project experience includes commercial, industrial, residential, institutional, educational, and agricultural facilities that have been subject to damage related to installation, construction, and design defects, collapses, vehicular or tree impact, fires, explosions, windstorms, tornados, hurricanes, and non-uniform soil movement. Mr. Mutiso has experience in litigation. He has performed engineering evaluations, inspections and damage reports for numerous storms including Hurricane Eta, Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Harvey, and Hurricane Michael. Mr. Mutiso has given technical presentations on causes of damages to different building components to adjusters and peers.
Michael Stowell, P.E.
Michael Stowell, P.E.

Mr. Stowell earned a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis is structures from Mississippi State University. Mr. Stowell is a registered Professional Engineer with over 15 years of structural design, structural inspection, and bridge inspection program management experience.

Mr. Stowell began his career in 2005 at the Mississippi Department of Transportation as a bridge design engineer, bridge inspector, and as the State’s bridge load rating engineer, where he was responsible for determining safe loads on all State maintained bridges. He worked alongside the Federal Highway Administration and the State’s bridge inspection program manager to ensure safe and operable roadways for public use. He has served primarily as a forensic Civil/Structural Engineer since 2015, and is responsible for engineering projects requiring determination of the cause, origin, and extent/severity of damage to buildings and structures throughout the southeast United States.

Frank J. Miller, Jr., PE, CFEI
Frank J. Miller, Jr., PE, CFEI
Mr. Miller is a Licensed Professional Engineer in 19 states and a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator. He has over 15 years experience performing forensic analysis and investigations on a wide variety of electrical and mechanical failures. He also has over 11 years of design and reliability engineering experience with a major automotive manufacturer, and over 25 years experience in the computer industry. He has provided expert testimony at trial. He holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from Youngstown State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology from Pennsylvania State University. He is an honorably discharged Vietnam era US Army veteran.
Glen Lawson, CFEI, CMI, CMI Instructor
Glen Lawson, CFEI, CMI, CMI InstructorPrincipal Fire Investigator

Mr. Lawson is a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator as well as a Certified Marine Investigator. Mr. Lawson’s background includes fire service, law enforcement, and private industry work that spans over 25 years. Mr. Lawson served on local and state law enforcement levels before his time in the private industry with a major insurance carrier.

Mr. Lawson is not only skilled in the public sector, but also in the insurance industry where he spent ten years with the SIU fire division of a major insurance company. During his tenure as an insurance professional, Mr. Lawson held the titles of fire investigator, and lead fire investigator, and participated in the leadership development program.

Mr. Lawson has testified in both state and federal courts as an expert witness in both fire and marine investigations. Mr. Lawson has held certifications as a police officer, firefighter 1 and 2, fire inspector 1 and 2, HAZ-MAT, Certified Marine Investigator, Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator and LA Certified Fire Investigator. During his tenure as a state investigator, Mr. Lawson was selected as the 2004 LA Investigator of the year through the Louisiana Chapter of IAAI.

Christopher D. Ling AIA, NCARB, PP, LEED, AP
Christopher D. Ling AIA, NCARB, PP, LEED, APPrincipal Forensic Architect
Mr. Ling, a Registered Architect and Professional Planner, has over 30 years of experience in the design and construction industry. Mr. Ling has analyzed all aspects of construction projects to support clients in resolving disputes and litigation. His knowledge, experience and thorough analysis have been very effective in resolving construction disputes before litigation. He is skillful in explaining complex design and construction issues in a simple and clear manner as an expert witness and has testified in depositions, mediations, arbitrations and in court.
Gene Litwin
Gene LitwinPrincipal Safety Engineer

With over 35 years of Safety Consulting and Expert Witness Testimony, Mr. Litwin has developed and perfected a deliberate, step-by-step, and orderly approach to analyzing the safety of a product or work procedure.

His Engineering Safety Analysis format and his unique educational background and work experience have given him a competitive edge against his peers. He has testified as an expert in most states, by deposition in over two hundred cases and at trial in well over 100 cases.

Mr. Litwin has published on the subject of powered doors & gates and has worked with the states of Minnesota and California regarding their state standards for residential overhead doors. He has also published, given talks on, and performed research and testing on aquatic accidents.

Mr. Litwin has served as an expert in slip and fall accidents and researched the safety of handicap curb cuts for the City of Chicago. Other work includes empirical testing and anthropometric research on machine guarding. Mr. Litwin has served on the ANSI Scaffolding, ANSI Ladder and ANSI Bakery Machinery Code Committees.

Dick Kreimborg, PE, MBA
Dick Kreimborg, PE, MBA Senior Forensic Engineer

Mr. Kreimborg earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mr. Kreimborg has over 40 years of engineering experience including construction and project management of power plants plant projects, computer centers and commercial offices.

His experience in forensic engineering began in 1995, and he has investigated assignments involving structural damage and collapse, foundation and geotechnical failures, commercial roofing defects, and leakage and hail damage. Mr. Kreimborg has been qualified as an engineering expert in District, State and Federal courts. Mr. Kreimborg enjoys spending his spare time playing golf, tennis, or bridge, and visiting entertainment venues in Washington, DC near his home.

Andres Lopera, PE
Andres Lopera, PESenior Forensic Structural Engineer

Mr. Lopera earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Florida and is pursuing a Master's degree in Structural and Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Central Florida.

He is a licensed Professional Engineer and brings over eleven years of experience as a structural engineer for hundreds of projects including churches, office buildings, amenity centers, multi-family buildings and custom ocean-front homes. Mr. Lopera is fluent in Spanish.

Michael Mainella, PE
Michael Mainella, PEPrincipal Electrical Engineer
Mr. Mainella is a registered Electrical Engineer in Maine and New York with over 30 years of experience. He has performed investigations, evaluations, research, technical analysis, report preparation and provided deposition testimony for claims concerning electrical fires, accidents, explosions, electrocutions and the resulting damages to persons and/or property. Areas of concentration in expert witness and forensic engineering consulting include fires, electrocution and shocks, lightning and lightning strikes, and construction claims
Martin Lee Meador
Martin Lee MeadorBSMT – Senior Marine Operations & Safety Management Expert

Mr. Meador has over 39 years of experience with ExxonMobil in marine, refining and construction safety operations. He has been recognized by ExxonMobil as an Advanced Safety Professional – Safety Management Assessor and serves as company Security Officer for ExxonMobil’s domestic operations, and was a presenter at Marine Log’s 2007 Maritime Security conference in Washington, DC.

Mr. Meador’s extensive experience includes assessing the effectiveness of safety management systems by conducting assessments or as an expert witness, and has conducted numerous incident investigations primary utilizing TapRooT system, as well as an international trainer in Incident Investigation & TapRooT.

Capt. Stephen Motyczka, BACJ, PI, CMI
Capt. Stephen Motyczka, BACJ, PI, CMIVessel & Vehicle Accident Reconstructionist
Capt. Motycza is a highly qualified accident investigator, reconstructionist and investigator with more than twelve years of experience devoted exclusively to vessel and vehicle accident investigation and reconstruction. A United States Coast Guard Licensed Mariner specializing in pleasure vessel and personal watercraft accidents and incidents. Ten years of marine policing experience in the waterways of New Jersey, including the Hudson and Delaware Rivers. Experienced in the investigation and reconstruction of motor vehicle accidents occurring within roadway construction work zones. Experienced in courtroom testimony, testified in excess of 150 separate court proceedings. Testified in the Superior Courts of New Jersey as a subject matter expert in traffic accident reconstruction. Twenty-eight years total police experience, twenty-five years with the New Jersey State Police. A bonded and insured New Jersey Licensed Private Investigator.
Andy Moynahan, PE
Andy Moynahan, PEPrincipal Mechanical Engineer
Mr. Moynahan is a graduate materials engineer with over 25 years of professional, domestic, and international system design and analysis experience. His safety analysis expertise includes investigation of equipment hazards, elimination of safety defects, and implementation of protection procedures to prevent corrosion and mechanical failure. He has experience in identifying, analyzing, and replacing electrical wiring hazards. Serving as an expert advisor to several analysis boards for the United States Coast Guard, Mr. Moynahan performed legal misconduct and accident investigations for personnel, motor vehicles, merchant vessels, aircraft, and hardware failure incidents.
Richard Pearlstein, PE
Richard Pearlstein, PE Forensic Electrical Engineer
Mr. Pearlstein is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree. He is licensed in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, North & South Carolina, and holds a Georgia unrestricted electrical contractor’s license. Mr. Pearlstein has extensive experience in power, industrial process control, communication systems, and commercial and residential electrical systems. This experience includes all facets of design, project management, installation and commissioning. He has investigated a wide variety of fires, power system failures and accidents, electrocutions, lightning and surge damage claims. He has also acted as expert witness on control systems and fires of electrical origin
Greg Rogers, PE, CFEI
Greg Rogers, PE, CFEIForensic Electrical Engineer & Fire Investigator
Mr. Rogers is a graduate of North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He is also a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator and a licensed Electrical Contractor in the State of North Carolina. His professional career includes extensive practical experience in electrical engineering, including instrument and control system design, electrical troubleshooting, and technical management. He is very experienced in the evaluation of electrical fire causes including residential and industrial fire cases. He has been called upon to provide technical assistance relating to electrical injuries, lightning damages, and fire causes. Mr. Rogers’ experience also includes control system design final approval in the nuclear power industry. His approval encompassed mechanical, civil, as well as electrical designs. He has extensive experience managing large scale electrical restorations on Grand Cayman Island following Hurricane Ivan. Mr. Rogers’ recent case experience includes electrocutions, structural fire investigations, cable damage evaluations, power surge analysis, lightning damage assessments, and wiring damage/defect analysis.
Erich Roscher, PE, CBO
Erich Roscher, PE, CBOSenior Civil Engineer

Erich Roscher, PE, CBO is a Professional Engineer and Certified Building Official with a diverse background in all aspects of building design & construction.

Mr. Roscher has over 10 years of experience in the building structural and construction industries. He has a diverse experience in residential, commercial, and industrial design and construction with projects all over the world. He specializes in light frame construction, high wind zone design, and code analysis. Erich serves as the structural collapse lead for the local rescue squad as a Safety Assessment Program Evaluator through CalOES and FEMA Structural Specialist through the Army Corps of Engineers.
Emil Bud Senkowski, PE, MBA, PCS
Emil Bud Senkowski, PE, MBA, PCSRegistered Professional Engineer

Mr. Senkowski is a Registered Professional Engineer in Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, and North Carolina. He majored in Fuel Engineering at Penn State University and holds an MBA from Drexel University. He is a certified Professional Coating Specialist with SSPC (Society for Protective Coatings) and a certified Level 3 Coatings Inspector with NACE International (National Association of Corrosion Engineers). Mr. Senkowski is a Forensic Engineer specializing in failures associated with protective coatings and corrosion control systems.

He has been an expert witness in arbitration, mediation and circuit court cases involving many facets of coating work. He brings 50 years of experience in the forensic analysis and conditional assessment of coating failures. This work has involved protective and architectural coatings applied to a broad spectrum of surfaces that have included ferrous and non-ferrous metals, masonry, concrete, plastics, wood, and glass. His projects have included the analysis of protective coatings in nuclear and fossil fuel plants, petrochemical facilities, storage tanks, docks and bulkheads, marine vessels, underground pipelines, bridges, sewage and water treatment plants, athletic stadiums, as well as commercial, industrial, and residential buildings.

Emily Will, D-BDFE
Emily Will, D-BDFEHandwriting Expert & Document Examiner
Emily J. Will, D-BDFE, has over thirty years of experience examining cases from North Carolina and 42 other states, as well as internationally. Accepted as an expert witness and testified in state civil and/or criminal courts in fourteen states, and in federal court; appointed by state and federal courts.
Cina Wong
Cina WongDocument Examination Expert

Ms. Wong has provided internationally recognized forensic document examination skills and expertise skills for over twenty-four years and has lent her services to cases ranging from commercial litigation to civil trials on an international scale.

Joseph Kusnir, PE
Joseph Kusnir, PESenior Civil Engineer
Mr. Kusnir has more than forty years of experience of troubleshooting and repair, fabrication, safety, inspection and optimization of elevator and escalator systems. Major industry leaders as well as local business owners have recognized his diverse and thorough knowledge of elevators and escalators. More than sixteen years of his career has been dedicated to providing consultation and expert safety training for thousands of projects across the New York City metropolitan area. Mr. Kusnir has approximately five years experience as a repair superintendent, where he managed twenty-six teams of repair personnel and supervised the contracts on more than 1,500 units. His comprehensive experience has allowed him to become a competent elevator and escalator safety inspector. He currently holds a New York City Director’s License, a New York City Elevator Inspector’s License and a nationally recognized Q.E.I. Certification.
Matthew Hodge, P.E., CMI, BECxP
Matthew Hodge, P.E., CMI, BECxP
Matthew W. Hodge is the Founder and Principal Engineer at BOLD Forensics and Investigations, PLLC. Mr. Hodge graduated in May 2002 from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He has nearly 20 years of engineering and engineering training experience, including over 13 years of professional forensic engineering experience throughout much of the southeastern United States. Mr. Hodge has an active Professional Engineering license in 14 states, is a Certified Mold Investigator and Remediator, and has certifications in the Building Enclosure and Commissioning process. Forensic engineering experience includes providing expert testimony in multiple trials and depositions.
Matthew Richardson, P.E.
Matthew Richardson, P.E.
Mr. Richardson has over 21 years of engineering experience spanning both the public and private sectors. He has over 15 years in Civil Structural Forensics and 6 years in Roadway Construction. Mr. Richardson’s experience includes storm damage evaluations (tornado, wind, and hail), roof covering damage, leak analysis (including fungal growth), foundation damage assessment (settlement, subsidence/ground movement, and sinkhole activity), vehicle and/or tree impact damage (residential, commercial, and roadway structures), vibration damage analysis (blasting and earthquake), and other forensic engineering investigations.
Mark Densmore, P.E.
Mark Densmore, P.E.
Mark S. Densmore, P.E., S.I., DFE, has 28 years of experience (23 years in Florida) in the design and inspection of a variety of structural engineering projects, which includes 13 years of forensic investigative experience, and board-certification in forensic engineering. Mr. Densmore specializes in forensic property damage investigations and evaluations, structural design and analysis (including; structural repairs, alterations, and renovations), expert witness testimony, and special inspections.

Corporate Administrative Staff

April Kochan
April Kochan Corporate Operations Officer

April holds the responsibility for overseeing the overall operations of FAEC’s multi-state technical and administrative services. As Chief Operating Officer, she oversees all Human Resources, financial, and office management activities within the firm’s growing enterprise.

A graduate of Louisiana State University and former financial portfolio and real estate manager, Mrs. Kochan’s talents for identifying issues and charting a path to a successful solution has served the firm, FAEC clients and trade vendors exceptionally well.

April is a Master Gardener and proud mother of three adult children. She also is a mom to her Labradoodle, Charlie, and a volunteer for the Garden Clubs of Virginia.

Meagan McBride
Meagan McBride Corporate Operations Manager

Meagan manages and facilitates projects and operations within the company. Her work includes overseeing daily operations, client relations, and quality assurance for the firm.

Prior to joining FAEC, she worked as a Property Manager with Artcraft Management Inc. in the multi-family housing industry. Meagan is finishing her B.S. in Accounting at Old Dominion University.