Brian M Davis, MSME, PE

Mr. Brian M Davis, MSME, PE

Old Iron Innovation LLC
9891 Montgomery Rd Suite 286
Cincinnati , OH 45242
Office: 513-310-6202

Introduction

As the principal of the firm, Brian M. Davis, MSME, PE has over 28 years of cross-functional experience in:
• Aircraft propulsion systems/aircraft engines
• Automotive engineering
• Gas turbine engineering
• Medical device design (laparoscopic) including ultrasonics
• Marine/ship systems
• Failure analysis
• Forensic investigation & product liability
• Manufacturing processes
• Fatigue and fracture mechanics
• Intellectual property
• Power generation systems
• Composite materials
• FAA certification & FDA approval
• Residual stress processes including laser shock peening

• Licensed professional engineer:
• Ohio license no. 68061
• Florida license no. 79103
• NCEES International Registry
• Holder of NCEES Record with Model Law Engineer designation
• Experienced with FAA certification and FDA 510k approval


Areas of Expertise

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Equipment & Machinery
  • Failure Analysis
  • Forensic Engineering
  • Marine Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Devices
  • Products Liability
  • TurboMachinery

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Education:
• BSME (University of Florida) cum laude
• MSME (University of Cincinnati) cum laude

Experience:
• Over 24 years in OEM gas turbine design and propulsion systems
• Over 4 years in OEM laparoscopic medical device design, specializing in ultrasonics
• Qualified as a US Naval Engineering Duty Officer (Reserve) with rank of Lieutenant
• Certified Six Sigma Greenbelt
• Licensed professional engineer:
• Ohio license no. 68061
• Florida license no. 79103
• NCEES International Registry
• Holder of NCEES Record with Model Law Engineer designation
• Experienced with FAA certification and FDA 510k approval
• TOPS8D trained in root cause investigations
• Completed SEAK course, “How to be an Effective Expert Witness,” 2017.

Patents:
• 6,076,835 “Interstage vane seal apparatus”
• 6,217,283 “Composite fan platform”
• 6,354,780 “Eccentric balanced blisk”
• 6,914,215 “Real time laser shock peening quality assurance by natural frequency analysis”
• 8,061,975 “Slipring bushing assembly for moveable turbine vane”
• 8,197,196 “Bushing and clock spring assembly for moveable turbine vane”
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Member of NSPE, ASME, AIAA, and ASM
Member of SAE International (Society of Automotive Engineers)
Member of International Association of Marine Investigators (IAMI)
Affiliate of National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE)
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Lecturer and course developer for 6.5 hr professional engineer CE course "Introduction to Vibrations," Halfmoon Education Inc., Cincinnati, OH, 2017.

Lecturer and course developer for 6.5 hr professional engineer CE course "Introduction to Vibrations," Halfmoon Education Inc., Indianapolis, IN, 2017.
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: 5
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: aerospace, aviation, automotive, marine
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 20%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 80%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 2
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: June 2015
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 2
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting, expert witness, contract engineering, reports, site inspections, testing
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $225/hour
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $225/hour
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $225/hour
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $275/hour
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Travel and other relevant fees are negotiated and agreed-to with the client.


References

References upon request.