Shawn P. Capser, Ph.D., PStat, P.E.

Dr. Shawn P. Capser, Ph.D., PStat, P.E.

Praxis Reliability Consulting
Monroe, MI 48162-8847
Mobile: 734-770-5485
Office: 734-770-5485

Dr. Capser is an ASA Accredited Professional Statistician (PStat) and a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Michigan.

He is an expert witness in areas of statistical and reliability methods. His focus is on product and process quality, component and system reliability, warranty, and product risk assessments. Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

> statistical inference
> statistical modeling and regression,
> categorical data analysis and logistic regression
> component and system reliability analysis
> survival and reliability data analysis
> warranty analysis and forecasting
> customer usage analysis and profiling
> reliability modeling and simulation
> probabilistic assessment of 'at-risk' failures
> process capability
> statistical process control
> forecasting
> sampling.

He is also an Adjunct Professor teaching courses in Engineering Statistics and Reliability Engineering.

Areas of Expertise
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Design Engineering
  • Failure Analysis
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Statistics

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: ASA Accredited Professional Statistician (PStat)
Licensed Professional Engineer for State of Michigan
IQF Certified Operational Six Sigma Master Black Belt
IQF Certified DFSS Master Black Belt
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: American Statistical Association (ASA) -
International Quality Federation (IQF) -
American Society for Quality (ASQ) -
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: University of Toledo, College of Engineering. adjunct professor for Engineering Statistics, Design of Experiments, Reliability, and Six Sigma
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: Successfully overcame a Daubert challenge in a matter related to defective ceramic material.
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: 10
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Warranty Analysis, field sampling, field recalls, failure analysis, accident reconstruction (related to a failed component)
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 10
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 90
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 4
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: April 2022
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 4; Successful in Daubert challenge as expert witness -
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Twice
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: Since 2017
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting, statistical analysis, reliability analysis, reliability modeling, warranty analysis, reports, inspections of product failures
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Travel expeses at cost + 10%


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