Academic Credentials
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Arizona State University, 1999
  • B.S., General Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1993
Licenses & Certifications
  • Professional Engineer Mechanical, Arizona, #34039
  • Professional Engineer, Connecticut, #PEN.0024199
  • Professional Engineer Professional, Illinois, #62054709
  • Professional Engineer, Indiana, #PE11700043
  • Professional Engineer, Kentucky, #36035
  • Professional Engineer, Michigan, #6201312369
  • Professional Engineer, New York, #98719
  • Professional Engineer, Pennsylvania, #PE075133
  • Professional Engineer Mechanical, Texas, #93501
  • Professional Engineer, Wisconsin, #39667-6
Additional Education & Training
  • HVE Forum, 2022
  • Introduction to Brake Control Systems, ABS, TCS, and ESC, Society of Automotive Engineers, March 27, 2019
  • Accessing and Interpreting Heavy Vehicle Event Data Recorders, Society of Automotive Engineers, Charlotte, NC, May 17-20, 2016.
  • HVE Forum, Scottsdale, AZ, February 21-25, 2011.
  • Bosch Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) System Technician and Analyst Course, Chicago, IL, August 18-22, 2008.
  • Bendix Air Brake Training, Chicago, IL, June 6-8, 2007.
  • HVE Forum, Phoenix, AZ, February 20-24, 2006.
  • TruckSim Training, Mechanical Simulation Corporation, Ann Arbor, MI, November 8, 2005.
  • PhotoModeler Pro 5 Collision Investigation training course, Champaign, IL, July 8-9, 2005.
  • Passenger Vehicle Crash Testing (intersection collisions), European Conference for Accident Reconstruction, sponsored by DEKRA, EVU, Winterthur, DSD, IbB Expertisen, DWG, USI, SJTB, Unfallanalyse Berlin at the Winterthur facilities in Wildhaus, Switzerland, June 24-25, 2005.
  • HVE Forum, Coconut Grove, FL, February 21-25, 2005.
  • HVE Forum, San Francisco, CA, May 3-7, 2004.
  • Vetronix Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) System Operator Course, Chicago, IL, January 28-30, 2004.
  • Mechanics of Heavy Duty Truck Systems, University of Michigan's College of Engineering, Ann Arbor, MI, July 14-18, 2003.
  • PC-CRASH and PC-RECT Workshop, Las Vegas, NV, March 10-11, 2003.
  • Commercial Vehicle Crash Testing, European Conference for Accident Reconstruction, sponsored by DEKRA, EVU, Winterthur, DSD, IbB Expertisen, DWG, USI, SJTB, Unfallanalyse Berlin, at the DEKRA facilities in Neumunster, Germany, May 31-June 1, 2002.
  • CARAT 4 Training, IbB Expertisen, Phoenix, AZ, April 20-21, 2002.
  • HVE Forum, New Orleans, LA, May 13-17, 2002.
  • OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety and Health Course, Champaign, IL, December 2001.
  • Forensic mapping using a pulsed laser total station and data collector, TOPCON America Corp., Champaign, IL, September 2001.
  • EDC Theoretical and Applied Vehicle Dynamics Workshop, Phoenix, AZ, January 29-31, 2001.
  • CARAT 4 Training, IbB Expertisen, Bernkastel-Kues, Germany, October 2000.
  • HVE Forum, San Diego, CA, May 8-12, 2000.
  • 3 Day High Performance Driving School, Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving, Phoenix, AZ. June 6-8, 1996.
  • Traffic Accident Reconstruction I, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, January 1994.
  • Accident Investigation II, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, October 1993.
Professional Affiliations
  • Society of Automotive Engineers, Associate Member—SAE
  • National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists—NAPARS

Mr. Fittanto has 30 years of professional experience in the investigation, analysis, and reconstruction of vehicle accidents involving heavy trucks, passenger cars, motorcycles, bicycles, off-highway equipment, and pedestrians. He has specialized training and extensive experience in the analysis of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) incidents.

Mr. Fittanto's education, training, and experience include technical accident investigation and reconstruction, vehicle dynamics, heavy duty truck dynamics and systems, heavy truck brake inspections, cargo securement, 3-D vehicle dynamics and collision simulation programs, truck electronic control module (ECM) and automobile event data recorder (EDR) data extraction and analysis, full-scale testing involving cars and heavy trucks, and photogrammetry. His research and publications include full-scale crash tests between tractor-trailers and cars, calculating speeds for vehicles in yaw, heavy truck rollover, truck brake heating, and the application of vehicle dynamics computer simulations to car and truck handling analyses.