John A. Williams, PhD, PE, ASA, MBA, CFEI, AIChE Fellow

John A. Williams, PhD, PE, ASA, MBA, CFEI, AIChE Fellow

EPS, Inc.
17455 Douglas Road
South Bend , IN 46635
Office: 574-247-6000
Fax: 574-277-3775
Introduction

Dr. Williams, the founder of EPS, began his operations, engineering, and construction experience in 1977. His expertise includes analysis of technology development, process design, facilities, utilities, capital investment, operating costs, and valuation consulting for numerous energy and technology industries.

With outstanding academic credentials, including a Ph.D in chemical and fuels engineering, and an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago, Dr. John Williams is a sought-after licensed professional engineer practicing in the energy and biotechnology industries. A results-driven engineering consultant and featured lecturer, he provides active industry knowledge gained through 35+ years of experience. Dr. John Williams provides in-depth analysis and strong substantiating documentation as an expert witness for chemical engineering disputes.

Dr. Williams offers a unique synergy of solid engineering knowledge and business acumen that extends from concept to completion, and from the operating unit control room to the board room, and to the courtroom. He also conducts forensic investigations into chemical and oil fires and explosions.

Dr. Williams has developed and instructed two courses for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers since the mid-1990s.

Conceptual Development and Cost Estimating of Engineering Projects.

Project Evaluation: Operating Cost Estimation and Financial Analysis.

Both courses consistently draw engineering professionals from Fortune 100 companies who lead in innovation, engineering, design, and technology development.

Dr. Williams is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineering and an Accredited Senior Appraiser by the American Society of Appraisers.

Dr. Williams is a licensed Professional Engineer in the States of Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusettes, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.

Industries: Renewable Energy, Oil Refining, Gas, Oil, Coal Power Generation, Steam & Electricity, Solar, Wind, Biomass, Gasification, Syngas, Biogas, Nuclear Power, Biofuels (Ethanol, Butanol), Biodiesel, Green House Gases (GHG), Oil & Gas Exploration & Production, Petrochemicals, Specialty Chemicals, Steelmaking, Glassmaking, Waste Treatment, Waste-to-energy, Hydrogen, LPG, Propellants, Carbon Capture, Energy Storage, Environmental Controls, Gas & Oil Midstream, Pipelines, Engineering Design Procurement & Construction (EPC, EPCM)


Areas of Expertise
  • Business Interruption
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Intangible Assets Appraisal
  • Intellectual Property
  • Licensing
  • Lost Profits
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Oil & Gas Appraisal
  • Patents
  • Trade Secrets

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) in Machinery and Technical Specialties (MTS) by the American Society of Appraisers (ASA)
American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Fellow
Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) by National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI)
Licensed Professional Engineer in over 20 states
Masters in Finance awarded by University of Chicago
PhD in Fuels Engineering awarded by University of Utah
Masters in Fuel Engineering awarded by University of Utah
Bachelors in Chemistry awarded by University of Delaware
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
American Society of Appraisers (ASA)
National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI)
American Chemical Society (ACS)
AACE International (formerly the Association for Advancement of Cost Engineering)
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
American Society of Agricultural &Biological Engineers (ASABE)
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Dr. Williams has developed and instructed two courses for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers since the mid-1990s.

Conceptual Development and Cost Estimating of Engineering Projects.

Project Evaluation: Operating Cost Estimation and Financial Analysis.

Both courses consistently draw engineering professionals from Fortune 100 companies who lead in innovation, engineering, design, and technology development.
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 qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 15+
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Expert Technical Analysis
IP Appraisal and Valuation
Valuation of Early-Stage through Mature Technologies
Identification & Quantification of Obsolescences
Markets Intelligence & Analysis
Risk Analysis
Risk-Adjusted Income
Financial Reporting
Expert Witness Testimony
Patent Analysis
Trade Secret Analysis
Licensing & Royalties
Trademarks
Forensic Investigations
Origin & Cause Determination
Root Cause Analysis
Expert Witness Reports and Testimony
Litigation Support
Product Recall Consultation
Scientific & Engineering Analyses
Identification & Quantification of Obsolescences
Valuation of early-stage through mature technologies
Market Intelligence & Analysis
Quantum Damages for Litigation


References

Steven B. Garner, Partner
STRONG GARNER & BAUER, P.C.
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417-855-2022
sgarner@stronglaw.com



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