Mr. Nowland has 35 years of diverse experience in electrical engineering, process control systems, and safety. Roles included client interface, estimates, design, consulting, specification, devices and systems programming, construction supervision, testing, commissioning, startup, and training. Many projects were successfully completed in aquaculture, water purification, wastewater, gas industry, process industry, small high-efficiency power plants, and a few expert witness engagements. Mr. Nowland is a Registered Professional Engineer in New Hampshire, Connecticut, Louisiana, and New Jersey and is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE).
- Design Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Equipment & Machinery
- Industrial Design
- Oil & Gas
- Professional Engineering
- Software Engineering
- Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
- A: Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering 1984
Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA
Associate Degree in Electronic Engineering Technology 1981
Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in New Hampshire, New Jersey, & Connecticut
Certified Energy Manager (CEM) through Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)
- Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
- A: Member: Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), NH Fire Prevention Society, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), & LinkedIn.
- Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
- A: Power Plant Control Systems Operator Training, Gillette, Boston, MA 02012. Taught plant operators and company management regarding operation of a 7.5MW combustion turbine generator (CTG), heat recovery steam generator (HRSG), gas compressor, and plant operating modes, transitions, capacities, control system redundancies, failure modes, security protections, and trouble-shooting.
- 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: 8
- Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
- A: Electrical and controls systems installation in a new aquaculture facility, national patent dispute regarding bottling plant controls and programmable logic controller programming, international patent dispute regarding bottling plant controls and programmable logic controller programming, programmable logic controls and condition of manufacturing assembly line systems obsolescence and water/mold damage (engaged twice for different attorneys), utility pole electrocution of a broadband communications worker, and an electric utility worker electrocution case that focused on worker safety and procedures. Finally, a propylene leak led to an explosion in a robotic welding facility-focused on telemetry, process monitoring, controls, alarms, and safety evaluations.
- 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: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
- A: 6
- Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
- A: Electrical power, controls, automation, and process site inspections, design, commissioning, consulting, code and/or safety evaluations, estimates, reports, depositions, court testimony
- Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
- A: $300
- Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
- A: $300
- Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
- A: $350
- Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
- A: $350
- Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
- A: Computer Aided Design (Drawings) $60/hour
Travel (not working) $100/hour
Senior Design Engineer $180/hour
Travel (working) $300/hour
Expenses as necessary to support the case
Robert Hart, AddyHart, Chicago, IL. International case was GEBO Cermex USA, Inc. et al v. ACMI USA, Inc. and national case was GEBO Cermex USA, Inc. et al v. Alliance. Worked for plaintiff GEBO Cermex.
Sam Davison, Greenberg Traurig, Case was Plaintiffs v. Western International Gas & Cylinders, Inc. and Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc., et al. Worked for Western International Gas & Cylinders, Inc. and Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc., et al.
Contact information provided upon request.