Rick A. Smith, P.E.

Applied Thermal Engineering, Inc.
7400 Brown Road, Ste. 210
Ostrander, OH 43061
Web Site
Phone: (740) 666-4872
Fax: (740) 666-1145

Rick Smith, P.E., a registered engineer and a licensed and practicing boiler operator, has 35 years experience working in industry and higher education. Applied Thermal Engineering, Inc. (ATE) provides clients engineering and consulting expertise related to boilers, steam and related ancillary services. Forensic Engineering and Expert Witness work are high on the list of services provided along with consulting related to identifying and solving complex, intractable problems; industrial power plant engineering, utility generation, and distribution; cogeneration; energy conservation and recovery; industrial process improvement; as well as project design and management.

Smith brings to his clients a combination of skills and experience not often found in boiler experts. With a B.S. degree from Purdue University and a M.S. from The Ohio State University along with his Professional Engineer license and 3rd class boiler Operators license, his clients get both theory and practical application. Link this skill set with his previous training as a United States Marine and you will find a detemined and resourceful consultant to assist with your needs.

Additional phone number: 740-815-2340

Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University
P.E. (Professional Engineer), registered in state of OH, but works most other states and outside the U.S.
Stationery Engineer / 3rd Class Steam Engineer
EPA Universal Certified

Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
American Boiler Manufacturers Association

Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Trainer in Boilers and Air Conditoning throughout U.S.A. and off shore
(locations of training upon request - too numerous to list)

Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No

Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: 65

Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Boilers, steam lines and carbon monoxide fatalities (in relation to boilers) are primary areas. You may view expert summary on our web site @ate-inc.com

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 50%

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 50%

Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 9

Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: 2010

Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 1 - in 2009 in Canadian Courts

Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 5

Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 22

Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: accident & forensic investigations
site inspections
review of equipment / work procedures
consulting / expert witness
training
reporting
educating clients & the court

Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: To be determined upon discussion with client.

Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: To be determined upon discussion with client.

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: To be determined upon discussion with client.

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: To be determined upon discussion with client.

Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: travel expenses
cost to produce documents for client/court
photography and exhibit creation

References

These will be provided on a request basis only.

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