Office: 2105 MEB
(801) 581-6766



  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 1993
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 1986
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1984


Professional Licensure

  • 2002-Present, Licensed Professional Engineer, State of Arizona
  • 2013-Present, Licensed Professional Engineer, State of Utah


Professional Experience

  • 2013-2017, Consulting Engineer
  • 2002-2012, Corporate Product-Safety Manager and Senior Staff Engineer, Polaris Industries Inc.
  • 1998-2001, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Exponent/Failure Analysis Associates Inc., Test & Engineering Center (TEC)
  • 1993-1998, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Triodyne, Inc.
  • 1984-1989, Operations Research Specialist II, Missouri Public Service Commission



  • Product-Safety Engineering—Product-Safety Principles with Applications, Product Development, Intended Use, Safety Defects & Recalls, CE Marking, and Engineering Ethics
  • System Safety—Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
  • Industrial Safety—Management and Engineering


Research & Professional Interests

  • Product Safety—Consumer Products, Recreational Products, and Innovative Products
  • Vehicle Dynamics, Safety & Testing
    • Full-scale Testing and Crash Testing with Instrumented Dummies
    • Handling & Stability
    • Tire-Mechanics
    • Specialty Vehicles
      • Off-Road Vehicles—ORVs, OHVs, ATVs, ATCs, UTVs, Dirt Bikes & Snowmobiles
      • Single-Track Vehicles—Motorcycles & Bicycles


Professional Affiliations (Partial)

  • Vice-Chair and Secretary: ASME Design Theory & Methodology (DTM) Committee
  • Standards Committees:  ANSI (ROHVA, SVIA & OPEI), ISO (CEN/AFNOR), and SAE (Motorcycle and Specialty Vehicle)