Our Team

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BRIAN PFEIFER, Ph.D., P.E.

President / CEO

Dr. Pfeifer has over 25 years of experience investigating and testifying in cases involving a variety of forensic engineering issues. He is a leading expert in accident reconstruction, roadside safety, maintenance of traffic, commercial vehicle accidents, and the analysis of mechanical systems and product failures. Dr. Pfeifer has a strong background in the design, development, and implementation of roadside safety hardware including guardrails, bridge rails, and crash cushions. Over 33 patents have been filed worldwide on behalf of Dr. Pfeifer and associated colleagues who invented safer guardrail systems, vehicle storage systems, shipping container handling systems, and material handling and storage methods. He has utilized his technical knowledge and understanding of patents to assist in a number of matters involving patent litigation. Dr. Pfeifer has published numerous papers to various organizations, covering topics such as new guardrail systems, energy absorbing guardrail terminals, breakaway sign mechanisms, and material handling technology. He has shared his expertise with many organizations on topics including vehicle collisions, bicycle accidents, roadway construction zones, and accident reconstruction expert witness utilization. Dr. Pfeifer is a registered Professional Engineer in three states and he continues to refine his skills and knowledge of accident reconstruction and roadside safety by staying current with new technology and best practices.

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Betty Gillander

CFO

Ms. Gillander, CFO, uses over 25 years of finance, accounting, technology, and project management experience with Fortune 500 companies to run the operations of Quality Forensic Engineering, LLC.  Her expertise in managing hundreds of IT and Finance projects around the globe as well as leading the financial operations of Latin American entities and key executive and process reengineering efforts in various industries help her to manage the operations involved with the diverse cases at Quality Forensic Engineering, LLC  Her responsibilities cover the finance, accounting, IT, and Human Resource functions of the company as well as the relationships with outsourced vendors which include those in the banking, technology, commercial/employee insurance, and accounting industries.  Ms. Gillander holds a B.S. in Finance and an M.B.A. from Florida State University.

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Chris Yates, P.E.

Senior Engineer

Mr. Yates has over 20 years of experience investigating cases related to a variety of forensic engineering issues. He is a Mechanical Engineer specializing in accident reconstruction involving autos, tractortrailers, bicycles, pedestrians, and other roadway related incidents. His expertise also includes seat belts, occupant kinematics, product failure analysis, and electronic module downloads for both automobile airbag modules and tractor-trailer electronic control modules. In addition to providing documentation, analysis, reports and testimony in forensics matters, Mr. Yates has been involved in the design of various products including safety guards for grinders and band saws, port container handling systems, vehicle and boat storage systems, warehouse material handling systems, and material handling systems for shipboard use.

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Traci K. Campbell, P.E., CXLT

Senior Engineer

Ms. Campbell has over 20 years of experience investigating, analyzing, and testifying in matters involving a variety of forensic engineering issues. She is a leading expert in industrial accident reconstruction and human factors; slip, trip, stumble and fall analysis; application of standards, codes, and guidelines including OSHA, ANSI, ASTM, Life Safety, ADA and Building Codes; workplace safety related issues; forklift and material handling devices; construction machinery and workplaces; manufacturing equipment; and the analysis of workplace systems and product failures. Ms. Campbell has a strong background working in manufacturing and industrial workplaces including the design, development, and implementation of solutions to ensure safe work environments. She has also been credited as part of a team holding a patent related to safeguarding power hand tools with rotating discs. Her special interests include amusement park and theme park accidents and safety related issues. Ms. Campbell is also a CXLT – Certified XL Tribometrist (slip index evaluation) and a certified counter balance forklift operator. Ms. Campbell has served as a presenter with the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) regarding slip, trip, stumble, and fall incidents. She has shared her engineering expertise with many organizations on topics including slip, trip, stumble, and fall incidents; electronic data in the realm of accident reconstruction; safety engineering and the engineering hierarchy; photogrammetry and other accident reconstruction techniques; OSHA compliance; and Industrial Engineering. Ms. Campbell is a registered and licensed Professional Engineer in five states and she continues to refine her skills and knowledge of premises liability and safety engineering by staying current with new technology and best practices.

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Sean P. Vozza

Mechanical Engineer

Mr. Vozza is a Mechanical Engineer who investigates cases involving a variety of forensic engineering issues. He has worked on over 400 accident reconstruction cases in the past six years, providing analysis on topics such as roadside safety, maintenance of traffic, commercial vehicle accidents, and the analysis of mechanical systems and product failures. His accident reconstruction cases have included automobiles, trucks, tractor-trailers, motorcycles, pedestrians, watercrafts and various machinery and products. He also works with ANSI and ASTM standards, powered mobility devices, digital/graphic accident reconstruction, 3D scanning and documentation, unmanned aerial vehicle documentation, and commercial and passenger vehicle inspection and documentation.

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Mitchell Chermak

Mechanical Engineer

Mr. Chermak, BSME, EIT, is a Mechanical Engineer specializing in accident reconstruction and forensic engineering research and analysis. He has assisted senior level engineers with reconstruction of accidents involving vehicles, tractor-trailers, and pedestrians and has also assisted with product liability cases. His inspections of vehicles and scenes have included the acquisition and analysis of Airbag Control Module (ACM) data, FARO scans, and orthomosaic drone imagery.

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Tyler White

Mechanical Engineer

Mr. White, BSME, is a Mechanical Engineer specializing in accident reconstruction. He holds a certificate in thermal fluid systems from Florida State University, and has additional background experience in forensic engineering covering a multitude of various types of cases. He assists senior level engineers with accident reconstruction through the use of documentation, analysis, and graphics. Mr. White has additional experience in regards to product testing, data interpretation and design validation.

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Olivia Rinier

Engineering Intern

While studying Civil Engineering at Florida State University, Ms. Rinier is responsible for assisting our engineers with case work as an engineering intern as well as providing support to the CEO, CFO, and Office Manager. She shadows other engineers during inspections, summarizes depositions, and conducts technical research on new cases.   She assists with reconciling accounts, backing up systems, and maintaining updated information in the corporate and case management systems.  Ms. Rinier also produces MailChimp email campaigns and Facebook ads and manages the firm’s Google my business account.
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Erich L. Breedlove

Forensic Specialist

Mr. Breedlove is a Forensic Specialist with a background in accident reconstruction and rapid response documentation to preserve and capture evidence. He is a certified Faro 3D Laser Scanner operator and has expertise in 3D Aerial Mapping, Surveying, Video Documentation and is Part 107 UAS licensed for commercial drone operation. His expertise includes electronic module downloads for both automobile airbag modules and tractor-trailer electronic control modules. Mr. Breedlove has experience documenting and examining product failure and premises liability issues.  He is instrumental in assisting with the assessment and usage of new technologies and exploring and identifying innovative applications for use.  He assists tremendously in marketing efforts to further serve our clients.

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Patrick D. Weber

Forensic Technician

Mr. Weber is an Engineering Technician who specializes in accident site preservation and documentation based on many years of experience as a law enforcement officer. As an initial investigative responder, his duties include locating and identifying evidence at accident sites, then measuring and photographically recording each characteristic of that specific piece of evidence. As the investigation process continues, his duties include analysis of police photos through use of photogrammetry, deposition testimonies, and related research to create scale Court diagrams depicting the accident scene with all physical evidence present for accident reconstruction purposes.

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Dave Schumaker

Forensic & Controls Specialist, Contractor

Mr. Schumaker is a Forensic & Controls Specialist with over 35 years of electrical and controls engineering experience.  He has spent the past 30 years in industrial automation. He is experienced in providing engineering and design support for commercial and industrial electrical control systems, power distribution systems and general electrical systems. Mr. Schumaker also has over 8 years of experience in the field of Forensic Engineering, working on numerous cases involving accident reconstruction of vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians as well as cases involving maintenance of traffic, construction zones, mechanical designs and failures, and electrical fire analysis.
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Iola J. Goeke, SPHR

Office Manager

Ms. Goeke actively serves with the executive management team providing guidance to staff for consistent application of corporate directives, management philosophies, policies, and procedures in support of the initiatives and strategic goals of Quality Forensic Engineering, LLC.   She uses over 30 years of experience to manage the day-to-day administrative operations including the development and implementation of the entire marketing program and the management of facilities.  Ms. Goeke is instrumental in providing leadership, direction and training to staff, assisting with new hires, employee orientation and employee counseling.  She also administers human resource matters for the firm, develops policies and procedures, and assists with vendor and contract management.

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Melissa Walker

Administrative Assistant

Ms. Walker is responsible for providing administrative and case management support to Dr. Pfeifer and his engineering team. She also assists the Office Manager with the marketing program by coordinating marketing trips and facilitating meetings with clients and potential clients.  Ms. Walker assists the engineering team and clients with the logistics and coordination of vehicle and scene inspections and is instrumental in maintaining the case management system.

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Julia Anzalone

Administrative Assistant

Ms. Anzalone is responsible for providing administrative and case management support to Ms. Traci Campbell and Mr. Chris Yates. She assists in facilitating meetings with clients and potential clients while assisting her team personnel with the logistics and coordination of vehicle and scene inspections, testimony schedules and maintenance of the case management system.

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Maria Acosta

Maintenance Technician

Ms. Acosta provides custodial services for the firm and is instrumental in maintaining the cleanliness of our corporate office.

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Paul L. Robinson

Maintenance Technician

Mr. Robinson provides maintenance and custodial services for the firm and is instrumental in maintaining the firm’s work environment.

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Testimonials from Clients

John Leader
Leader Law Firm, P.C., Tucson, AZ
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"Brian always gives me his true assessment, so I can make good litigation decisions."
Robert Spohrer
Spohrer & Dodd, Trial Attorneys, Jacksonville, FL
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"They are responsive, cost effective and authoritative."
Paul Brannon
Brannon & Brannon, P.A., Fort Walton Beach, FL
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"I would strongly recommend anyone to contact Traci at Quality Forensic Engineering for a consultation."
Joel Nelson
Keating O’Gara Law, Lincoln, NE
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"Brian Pfeifer of Qforensics has provided timely, thorough, and objective engineering analysis for my clients and me on multiple occasions."
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