Mr. Timothy A. Pine

TAP International, LLC
4310 Artesian Cove
Denver, NC 28037
Phone: 704-483-7552
Fax: 704-483-7552

Areas of specialization: toy safety consulting; toy safety expert witness; product liability prevention; toy safety design, development, engineering, and manufacturing; product safety consulting; product safety expert witness.

Tim Pine has over 35 years of experience in product safety and quality management in the toy and apparel industries, which includes Senior Vice President of Product Safety and Quality Assurance with Hasbro, Inc., Global Director of Apparel Product Integrity with Nike, Inc., and Vice President of Product Integrity with Fisher-Price, Inc.

Mr. Pine is a member of the Toy Industry Association (TIA) Safety Standards & Technical Committee, the ASTM Committee F15.22 on Toy Safety, and the ASTM Committee F15 on Consumer Products. He was a founding member of the National Bureau of Standards committee that established the first comprehensive toy safety standard for the toy industry. He is the author of two books:
Enabling Excellence - The 7 Elements Essential to Achieving Competitive Advantage, Quality Press, Milwaukee, 2007.
Product Safety Excellence - The 7 Elements Essential for Product Liability Prevention, Quality Press, Milwaukee, 2012.

Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from California State Polytechnic University and a Master of Business Administration degree with concentration in Quantitative Analysis and Operations Management from the University of Cincinnati. Registered Professional Engineer in the state of California. Certified Quality Engineer and also a Certified Reliability Engineer by the American Society for Quality. Certified Product Safety Manager by the International Board for Certification of Safety Managers.

Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Member of ASTM F-15 committee on Consumer Products. Member of the National Bureau of Standards Toy Safety Committee that developed and published the first industry toy safety standard now known as ASTM F963. Senior Member of the American Society for Quality. Member of the System Safety Society. Former Senior Vice President of Quality Assurance and Product Safety for Hasbro, Inc. Former Global Director of Apparel Product Integrity for Nike, Inc. Former Vice President of Technical Services for Champion Products, a division of Sara Lee, Inc. Former Vice President of Product Integrity for Fisher-Price, Inc.

Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Training in quality and product safety engineering and management for organizations at Hasbro, Nike, Champion, Fisher-Price, Kenner Products, Parker Brothers, Tonka, and Mattel. Speaker at various Toy Industry Association (TIA) seminars on product safety, reliability, and quality management. Keynote speaker on quality engineering at the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) annual conference. Instructor at the University of Saint Louis product safety certification workshop.

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: Thirty-eight (38).

Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Toy and Children's Product Safety.

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 45% (17/38).

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 55% (21/38).

Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Eleven (11).

Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: July 2016.

Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: All occasions (have never been disqualified).

Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Twice (before a jury). The last time was June 2015.

Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: More than 20 years.

Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting, defect analysis, risk assessment, testing and conformity assessment, quality of design, quality of manufacture, reports.

Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $495.00 per hour.

Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $495.00 per hour.

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $495.00 per hour.

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $495.00 per hour.

Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: A $4,000.00 retainer is required; travel is at first or business class; travel expenses are billed at actual cost.

References

References available upon request.

Publications