About Professional Analysis and Consulting
Professional Analysis and Consulting, Inc. is dedicated to meeting the engineering, scientific, and other technical consulting needs of law firms, insurance companies, and manufacturers throughout the U.S. and the world. We have extensive professional experience in various disciplines to assess physical, laboratory, and documentary evidence, and to provide appropriate analysis and testing. We strive to solve complex and challenging problems with integrity by applying our skills and expertise to discover the root cause of failures.
The individual and combined professional experience of our experts offers a diverse approach to any project. Our experienced and competent support staff is dedicated to providing timely, confidential, and personal assistance. This full-service approach presents a cost-effective advantage to handle even the largest projects with excellence.
Dr. Roch J. Shipley is the Principal Engineer and President of Professional Analysis and Consulting, Inc. He performs engineering investigations and failure analyses from a materials engineering perspective, and has extensive experience with issues involving fatigue, fracture, and other materials issues. He co-edited the ASM Handbook, Volume 11, Failure Analysis and Prevention.
Dr. Michael G. Koehler performs investigations and failure analysis from a chemistry and materials science perspective. His experience crosses a broad range of chemicals and materials including polymers and plastics. His application experiences include aerospace materials, indoor air quality, air management systems, transportation fuels, appliances, and environmental chemistry.
Timothy M. Hicks performs investigations, component testing, design review, and failure analysis from a mechanical engineering perspective. He has analyzed mechanical systems for a wide range of equipment and participated in numerous vehicle accident reconstruction investigations. Other non-vehicle projects have involved product liability, intellectual property, and manufacturing equipment incidents.
John A. O’Neill is responsible for consulting in areas of aviation maintenance, operations, safety, and accidents. He is a licensed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airframe and Power Plant mechanic, with an Inspection Authorization (A&P/IA), and a licensed private pilot.
Senior Engineer – Gas Turbines
Craig Heathco has over fifty years experience in gas turbine design and development that encompasses; aviation, industrial, marine and advanced military markets. He has successfully taken a broad range of commercial and military programs from initial concept through development and into production..
Consumer Products Safety, Mechanical Engineering
John Massale, P.E. provides engineering and technical assessments regarding consumer product liability with a focus on CPSC. Advise clients involved with consumer goods manufacturers and importers on design, testing, and applicable regulations. He specializes in furniture tipover, infant nursery goods, toddler toys, and child-resistant packaging.