Mark W. Passamaneck, PE

Mark W. Passamaneck, PE

Entropy Engineering Corp.
12650 W. 64th Ave Unit E-507
Arvada , CO 80004
Office: 720-880-5777
Introduction

Mark Passamaneck is a licensed Professional Engineer who also holds several other certifications and qualifications in various fields.
He founded Entropy Engineering Corp. in 2008 to provide his clients with exceptional forensic and analytical engineering services in the following areas:

-Automotive Accidents and Systems Analysis
-Gas Utilization Equipment and Systems including Explosion and Carbon Monoxide Events
-Plumbing and Piping Systems including industrial, Water and Sewer and Fire Protection
-Materials Science
-HVAC equipment and systems (Certified Boiler Operator)
-Water Intrusion and leaks (Within and into structures and roofing systems)
-Firearms and Shooting Evaluations
-Security Consulting
-Standard of Care in many of the same areas.


Areas of Expertise
  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Automotive
  • Explosions
  • Fire
  • Fire Sprinkler Systems
  • Firearms & Ballistics
  • Materials
  • Motorcycles
  • Plumbing & HVAC
  • Products Liability

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Licensed PE in Colorado, Arizona and California. HAZWOPER (40 Hour) certified. Certified Boiler Operator. Certified installed for several brands of PEX and CSST tubing. NPGA certified in Basic Principles and Practices, Vapor Distribution System Installation, Appliance Installation, and GASCheckĀ®. Vehicle Fire Investigation Certificate, Uniform Plumbing Code Inspectors Course Certificate. Certified Firearms Instructor and Chief Range Officer.

Previously Certified in DOT Haz-Mat Transportation, 49 CFR 172, 704 (1-4) and as a Certified Radiation Safety Officer, CRS RH 8.6.1
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: ASM, ASME, ASPE, SAE, ICC, PTS (Honorary Mechanical Engineering Fraternity)
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: I have presented case summaries on almost all areas of my expertise at local to national events including NASP, ASPE and various CE courses for professionals. For several years following a major case, I gave presentations on CO poising to AHJs, Legislative Bodies and Industry groups. Most recently completing my 3rd recomendation to the CPSC at the request of my client.
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: Over 20,000 cases.
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: All of them that are listed, as well as Code Conformance, Internal Combustion Engines, Thermodynamics, Scald and Burn Injuries, Heat Transfer, Fluids, Virtual Autopsy, Patent Infringement and Product Design.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: Other the subrogation work that has not had a case filed, about 50% of my work has been for the Plaintiff.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: Other the subrogation work that has not had a case filed, about 50% of my work has been for the Defendant.
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: About 100 times.
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: July, 2019
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: About 30 times.
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: About 30 times in court, 20 times in Arbitration.
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 24
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting, Condition Assessment, Testing and Analysis, Site Inspections, Site Photography, Testimony, Reports.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $250
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $250
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $250
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $250
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Travel Expenses for out of town and or overnight stays are to be paid by the client. Clerical fees are minimal on large cases and billed at $100 and hour. On smaller cases, no clerical fees. Evidence storage and disposition fees vary.


References

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