Corrosion Prevention Expert in Rail Car Coatings

Case Description:

A corrosion prevention expert with experience in rail car coatings was needed for a professional liability case. The defendant owned the patent on a protective coating that extended the life of rail cars by preventing corrosion, but allowed the patent to expire. The plaintiff had an exclusive license to market the patented coating. Plaintiff claimed damages and lost revenue resulting from the defendant’s failure to maintain the patent. Also at issue was whether certain Department of Transportation regulations required usage of the patented technology in rail cars.

IMS ExpertServices was asked to locate an expert in corrosion prevention with knowledge of coatings for railroad cars able to opine on Department of Transportation railroad regulations. Membership in the Association of American Railroads or the National Association of Corrosion Engineers was considered a plus.

Experts Presented:

  • Corrosion Control

    This corrosion specialist has more than 30 years of experience in corrosion control, material selection, failure analysis, welding, and related disciplines in the railroad and other industries. A member of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers, he has a B.S. in chemical engineering and a B.S. in industrial management. This expert has investigated corrosion for U.S. and international industrial plants, fuel storage tanks, and gas pipelines. He has applied OSHA and ISO standards in his corrosion consulting practice. IMS Reference #5014573

  • Protective Coatings

    This expert in corrosion prevention is accredited by the National Association of Corrosion Engineers, or NACE, as a NACE Certified Coatings Inspector. He has substantial experience with protective coatings utilized in the rail transportation industry. This expert is the patent holder on technology designed to accelerate the weathering of protective coatings and linings. He holds a B.S. in chemical engineering and an M.B.A. from Columbia. He has chaired various committees for NACE International. This expert has offered depositions and trial testimony on numerous occasions. IMS Reference #5016432

  • Railroad Industry

    This railroad expert has expertise in all pertinent federal regulations, plant handling practices, safety issues, specifications for protective coatings and linings, and other maintenance policies for rail cars. With over 22 years of experience in the rail industry, he was responsible for the specification, maintenance, and repairs of a fleet of 3,800 rail cars. This expert served on committees for the Association of American Railroads, or AAR, and other railroad industry organizations. He is an experienced expert witness who has been deposed on railroad industry and hazardous materials matters. IMS Reference #5014720

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