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.

Roch J. Shipley, Ph.D., P.E.

Materials Engineering

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, P.E.

Mechanical Engineering

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.

Johannes C. Laun, P.E.

Fire/Electrical Engineering

Johannes (Hannes) C. Laun is an experienced electrical engineer. He investigates electrical matters, and is also a certified fire investigator. Fluent in German, Mr. Laun will be able to assist in translation of technical documentation.

Glen Leckie, P.E.

Civil/Structural Engineering

Glen K. Leckie consults on issues with construction failures, design deficiencies, wall cladding attachment failure and mechanical equipment and piping investigations. Mr. Leckie also addresses issues with design and failure of equipment.

John A. O’Neill

Aviation Science

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.

Louis J. DeFilippi, Ph.D.

Biochemistry/Enviromental

Dr. Louis J. DeFilippi performs investigations and analyses from a chemistry, biochemistry, and microbiology standpoint. He has extensive knowledge of OSHA, EPA and USDA regulations, as well as environmental processes.

Lynda S. Rice

Project Administrator

Lynda S. Rice manages our project coordination, business/office management, and coordination of the accounting activities for our firm.

Professional Analysis and Consulting is a licensed engineering firm in the States of Illinois and Texas.

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