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ROBERT P. O'SHEA, JR. P.E.

Principal Engineer

Mr. O’Shea is a Principal Engineer and has been an approved "Third Party Examiner" engaged in implementing the State of Illinois’ hull inspection program. He was previously the Project Manager on numerous underwater condition assessments throughout the Midwest. His project management experience includes inspections of floating casinos and other national projects and forensic investigations. Mr. O’Shea specializes in marine engineering and compliance, materials engineering, welding technologies, accident reconstruction, failure analysis, marine failure analysis and fire cause and origin determination.

KENT L. JOHNSON, Ph.D., P.E.

Senior Consultant

Dr. Johnson has 40 years experience solving production problems that address manufacturing and fabrication, welding, quality and safety concerns, root cause and failure analysis. His background also encompasses the fields of general civil construction, including buildings and bridges, as well as welded industrial manufacturing components and products. Dr. Johnson has extensive experience with nondestructive testing techniques and procedures as well as analyses using fracture mechanics & fatigue evaluations, and fitness for service and remnant life studies.

BRAD J. ROSELLO, P.E.

Senior Consultant

Mr. Rosello is a licensed mechanical engineer with broad experience in mechanical engineering and associated fields. He has been responsible for offshore construction projects including daily operations, budget and compliance while working extensively in the offshore oil industry performing standard decommissioning’s, platform restoration projects including the dismantling of toppled structures & preparation of damaged sub-sea oil wells. He is a specialist in mechanical analysis, steel and aluminum structural analysis and ship construction analysis, construction oversight and practices. Additionally, he has demonstrated credibility of application of safety standards and construction process inspections, especially in Naval Architecture/Marine Engineering applications.

ANTHONY MALONE, P.E.

Associate Senior Civil Engineer

Mr. Anthony Malone is an Associate Senior Civil Engineer for Applied Materials Technologies Inc. (AMTI), and is a registered Professional Engineer with the States of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Washington and Wisconsin. He is also a Vice President for ESI Consultants, Ltd (ESI), a consulting engineering firm headquartered in Naperville Illinois. Mr. Malone has the NHI certification for Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges, has taken IDOT’s Element Inspection Training, and is a NBIS Manager in Illinois and a Certified Bridge Inspection Team Leader in Indiana.

EDWARD A. BERTOLINI

Senior Electrical Consultant

Mr. Edward Bertolini is a senior electrical consultant for Applied Materials Technologies Inc. (AMTI). He has more than 40 years experience in electrical and electronic systems engineering. He has been the project leader for several major successfulhis Page Delete R&D projects. He is a specialist in network transformers and protectors, solid state and microprocessor relay networks, network monitoring systems and all types of high voltage switches and equipment.

EDWARD D. LUKASIK, P.E.

Senior Consultant Electrical Engineering

Mr. Lukasik is a senior consultant specializing in Electrical engineering and is a registered Professional Engineer with the State of Illinois. He has extensive experience in conducting testing, construction evaluations and industrial equipment evaluations. Mr. Lukasik is a forensic specialist and is expert in evaluation of fire scenes, non-compliances of installations, medical equipment, laboratory equipment, household products, and more.

HEATHER ENGLAND

Business Development

Heather England is the Director of Business Development at AMTI and oversees its steady growth. Heather is ready to help you learn how AMTI can assist you with our unique capabilities, experience, knowledge and methods. When you have questions, Heather will help you get quick answers and direct the right person to get in contact with you.

ANDREW S. REEBER P.E.

Associate Senior Consultant

Mr. Reeber is an Associate Senior Consultant with Applied Materials Technologies. He is an electrical/instrumentation engineer with experience in electrical and process instrumentation design and installation. Prior to joining AMTI, Mr. Reeber was employed by Engineering Systems Inc, as a Senior Staff Engineer responsible for the investigation of electrical failures. Mr. Reeber also specializes in the investigation of electrical network failures including fires.

ALFRED (BUCK) D. WYCKOFF JR.

Technical Graphics Specialist

Mr. Wyckoff is a Technical Graphics Specialist with Applied Materials Technologies Inc. He specializes in technical 3D computer graphics, animation and video production. Mr. Wyckoff has worked in the forensic demonstrative visualization field since 1990 and has experience with CAD since 1987. His technical background in science and engineering fields makes him uniquely qualified to interface with experts from a variety of disciplines, understand the often highly technical concepts and work with the experts to produce clear and concise visual aids.

CHARLES A. “CHIP” ROACH

Senior Consultant

Mr. Roach is a Senior Consultant at Applied Materials Technologies Inc. He is a Professional Engineer in Mechanical Engineering, with 22 years of experience. He specializes in vehicular accident reconstruction and dynamics, mechanical systems, heavy equipment, slip and fall hazards, refineries and natural gas and propane facilities. Mr. Roach served as a pilot and Aircraft Commander in the U.S. Navy and later a line pilot for commercial airlines. He served as a Safety Officer responsible for compliance with flight, maintenance, and OSHA standards and procedures. He is experienced in QA/QC and as a test pilot during aircraft maintenance procedures and inspections.

CLAY A. FUST

Marine Surveyor Marine Casualty Investigator

Captain Fust is a specialist in the field of Marine Safety with expertise in commercial vessel condition surveys, accident investigations, quality assurance and regulatory compliance inspections. He has acted as an expert witness for both plaintiffs and defendants in legal actions involving all types of marine casualties. Captain Fust is a former U.S. Coast Guard commissioned officer who served on active duty for over twenty-eight years. His assignments included a wide range of missions and challenging leadership and command responsibilities at three busy U.S. commercial ports.

SCOTT D. FURLONG

Associate Senior Engineer

Mr. Furlong is an Associate Senior Engineer at Applied Materials Technologies Inc. Previously Mr. Furlong was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Industrial Steel & Wire Co., a steel service center with 6 locations spread across the United States. While at ISW, Mr. Furlong was involved with failure analysis of both ferrous and non-ferrous wire and flat products.

C. MAX WATKINS, P.E., S.E.

Associate Senior Structural Engineer

Mr. Max Watkins is an Associate Senior Structural Engineer for Applied Materials Technologies Inc. (AMTI), and a Structural Project Manager for ESI Consultants, Ltd (ESI) in Naperville Illinois. He is currently overseeing the planning, programming, design and construction of all structural engineering and bridge/culvert hydraulic projects for ESI.

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• Forensic Failure Analysis
Materials Identification and Characterization
• Structural Analysis
Materials Composition
• Polymer Failure Analysis
• Materials Performance
• Materials Formulation and De-formulation
• Chemical Testing and Analysis
• Chemical Trace Analysis
• Contamination Analysis
• Surface Analysis

• Surface Analysis
• Materials Production
• Materials Processing
• Materials Science Research
Metallurgy Services
Metallurgical and Materials Failure Analysis and Investigations
• Microscopy Analysis
• Polymers and Plastics
• Physical Properties Testing
• Nano-Materials Analysis and Research


• Flexible Electronics Materials Testing
• Electronic Materials
• Welding and Joining
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• Materials Analysis Techniques
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• Physical Properties Testing
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