Academic Credentials
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 1985
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 1982
Licenses & Certifications
  • Professional Engineer Mechanical, California, #24806
  • Professional Engineer, New York, #092735
  • Professional Engineer Mechanical, Texas, #112042
  • Certified Forklift Operator (CFO)
  • Certified Safety Manager (CSM)
  • OSHA #511 Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry
Professional Honors
  • Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honorary Society
  • Pi Tau Sigma National Mechanical Engineering Honorary Society
  • Outstanding Survey Paper of 1992, American Society of Mechanical Engineers Pressure Vessels and Piping Division
  • First Place, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Minta Martin Graduate Student paper competition, midwest section, 1982
Professional Affiliations
  • B11 Standards Development Committee
  • B11.0 subcommittee
  • B11.19 subcommittee
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • American Society of Safety Professionals

With a background in mechanical engineering, Mr. Andrew has analyzed hundreds of mechanical and material failures in the past 30 years. In particular, he has attained specialized competence in the investigation of machinery and equipment failures, machine guarding, fall protection, lockout/tagout, industrial and occupational safety, safety management, transportation safety, OSHA and ADA evaluations, accident reconstruction, and fire protection. He has evaluated the operating and safety characteristics of equipment, including forklifts and other material handling equipment, conveyors, aerial lifts, buses, elevators/escalators, excavators, cranes, and other heavy machinery.

Mr. Andrew has experience in evaluating worker, equipment, and facility safety. He has assisted clients incorporate safety features into designs as well as help companies develop worker safety programs. He has performed safety audits at production facilities. He has taken post graduate courses in safety including: Safety Management, Fall Protection, Managing Contractor Safety - Implementing an Effective Contractor Safety Management Program, Personnel Hoists, and Employee Elevators.

Mr. Andrew has performed research in the behavior of materials. His research has addressed many issues relating to the fatigue and fracture behavior of mechanical systems in the electric power generation, chemical, and aviation industries. He is a key contributor to Exponent's miniature material sample removal and testing technology as applied to complement life assessment and maintenance planning of engineering structures.