Krucial Engineering

Accident Reconstruction, Fire Investigation & Mechanical Engineering Forensics

In my youth, I enjoyed riding ATVs and working on vehicles.  As an engineer, I have designed fittings, hoses, and connections for the compressed gas and welding industry.   I have also designed and tested pneumatic brakes, and installed equipment on assembly lines that put together small vehicles and large earth moving equipment.  I have used my personal experiences combined with my training to become a dynamic, hands on forensic engineer who can be counted on to find answers to the hardest questions.

Experienced in Vehicular Accidents

From drag racing vintage muscle cars to evaluating standards for autonomous driving, we are ready to help out with your accident.

Core Values

  • Integrity
  • Honesty
  • Punctuality
Krucial Engineering
Krucial Engineering



Mechanical Engineer

  • Masters of Engineering Management, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, 2003
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Ohio, 2002

Registered Professional Engineer, State of Ohio, License No. 77930

  • ACTAR, Accredited Traffic Accident Reconstructionist, ACTAR 2733
  • CFEI, Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator, Registration No. 18946-10527v
  • CVFI, Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator, Registration No. 18946-10527v
  • 30-Hour OSHA Hazard Recognition Training for Construction, May 2012
  • CXLT Certification, Excel Tribometers – English XL Tribometer Certified Operator Training, 2012
  • Chief Engineer – Krucial Engineering 2021 - present
  • Mechanical Engineer, CED Technologies Inc., 2012 - 2020 (Consultant, 2021)
  • Senior Design Engineer, New Product Development, Eaton Corporation, Cleveland, Ohio, 2010 – 2012
  • Mechanical Design Engineer, Stanley Assembly Technologies, Cleveland, Ohio, 2006 - 2010
  • Product Engineer, Superior Product, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio, 2003 - 2006
  • Concrete Finisher, Whitling and Sons Concrete, Bolivar, Ohio, 1993 - 2002
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
  • National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Material Handling
  • Custom Machinery
  • Robotics and Automation
  • 3D Scanning/Accident Animation
  • Testing and Analysis
  • Oil and Gas Drilling
  • Fire Investigation
  • Origin and Cause
  • Water Intrusion
  • Plumbing Components/Piping Systems
  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Compressed Gas
  • Clutch/Brake Applications – Power Transmission
  • Critical Fastening – Bolted Joint Failure Analysis
  • 3D Forensic Modeling/Simulation
  • Automobile/Heavy Truck Mechanics
  • Drilling Rig Safety
  • Slip, Trip, and Fall
  • Elevators and Escalators
  • Mechanical Systems
  • Heavy Vehicle EDR Downloads
  • Airbag Control Module Downloads

Simons, Philip N., Whitling, Kurtis G. 2012. Pneumatic constricting drum brake assembly. U.S. Patent 8,292,044 filed February 4, 2011 and issued October 23, 2012.

  • Accident Reconstruction, The Autonomous Vehicle and ADAS, SAE International, April 2019
  • FARO Laser Scanner, 24 Hours Training Program, FARO Authorized, March 2017
  • Member, SAE ORAD (On-Road Automated Driving) Standards Committee, SAE International, 2016
  • Accident Investigation 11 – Night Visibility, Oakland Police Academy, October 2016
  • Elevators and Escalators Combo Course, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, November 2014
  • Ohio Traffic Accident Reconstruction Association, O.T.A.R.A. Annual Training Class, 2013
  • International Association of Drilling Contractors – Rig Pass/SafeGulf/SafeLand USA, March 2013
  • Shale Exploration and Development, Stark State College, February 2013
  • Excel Tribometers – English XL Tribometer Certified Operator Training, 2012
  • Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) System Operators Course, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, December 2012
  • CDR Analysis and Applications Course, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, December 2012
  • Traffic Accident Investigation 7 – Commercial Vehicle Investigations, Michigan State University, June 2012
  • OSHA 30-Hour Hazard Recognition Training for Construction, May 2012
  • Design for Six Sigma Green Belt Training, 2011
  • Fire and Explosion Investigation / NFPA 921 Compliant Training and Certification Addendum Available Upon Request


Effective January 2021


Mechanical Engineer
$195.00 Per Hour

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