(B.A.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, UBC)
Dave joined the company in 1986 after obtaining a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Since then, he has been involved in a wide variety of mechanical forensic investigations and has developed a specialty in the field of motor vehicle collision analysis. With the introduction in 2000 of access to event data recorders (“black boxes”) and the increased use of GPS in passenger vehicles, Dave has led the firm in testing and validation of this evidence, having presented his findings at conferences attended by experts from all over North America and abroad. As a result, he has quickly become a sought-after resource to police, legal and insurance organizations. As a member of AAAM (Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine), and with almost a decade spent aiding the injured on ski slopes and in ambulances, Dave has expanded his knowledge relating to mechanisms of injuries. With well over 3000 collision investigated, Dave has gained extensive knowledge in all aspects of motor vehicle investigations, including calculating vehicle speeds, determining who was driving, examining for evidence of seatbelt use, determining why airbags did or did not deploy and assessing the benefits of bicycle and motorcycle helmet use.