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Primary Area of Expertise

Conveyors

Expert Witness Profile

Mark R. Webster is a registered Professional Engineer with a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He specializes in design, safety standards, and guarding for industrial machinery and related control systems, particularly conveyors and material handling systems, material lifts, and hydraulic systems. He is a board certified forensic engineer with experience in personal injury and product liability cases for both plaintiffs and defendants. He holds eleven U.S. patents and has formal training as an expert in patent litigation. He is Chair of the ASME Board on Safety Codes and Standards and Vice Chair of ASME B20.1 Safety Standards for Conveyors and Related Equipment.

Specific Areas of Expertise:
Safety codes and standards
Industrial machine design and safety
Conveyors and conveying systems
Material handling systems
Hydraulic and mechanical Platform lifts and systems
Personnel elevating work platforms
Material lifts and vertical conveyors
Automated machinery and control systems
Electro-mechanical system design and safety
Finite Element Analysis (failure analysis)
Dynamic system analysis and simulation

Education & Licenses

BSME, MSME, MBA;
P.E. Wisconsin and Illinois, Board Certified Forensic Engineer