Miller Engineering Staff Resumes
James M. Miller, PE, PhD
Dr. Miller is an Emeritus Engineering Professor at the University of Michigan and a registered mechanical professional engineer with over 30 years of experience. He has served as a consultant to industry and government and is highly qualified to give engineering testimony. He and his engineering staff specialize in: designing warnings, instruction manuals and labeling (including the new OSHA-12 GHS requirements); auto and truck accident reconstruction; mechanical and electrical safety; fire, explosion and chemical process accident analysis; slip and fall prevention; marine, swimming and recreational vehicle accidents (boats, ATVs and personal watercraft); farm accidents, and compliance with governmental and consensual safety standards (OSHA, ANSI, ASTM, UL, CPSC, ASABE).
Dr. Miller has recently authored a chapter titled “Hazard Communication Compliance” in the American Society of Safety Engineering Safety Engineering Handbook. Dr. Miller has also authored five books on the topic of Warnings and Safety Instructions and written numerous journal articles. He is also currently a committee member of the ASTM Technical Committee F15 on Consumer Products.
His holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Ohio State University, where he was one of the first US PhD graduates specializing in transportation and consumer accident research. He became a professor at the University of Michigan’s Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering (IOE), where he taught courses in human factors/ergonomics, safety engineering, methods engineering and law for engineers (1970-1998). On leave from the University (1975-1977) at the U.S. Department of Labor, he was appointed as Special Assistant for Safety to OSHA’s Assistant Secretary of Labor, where he had responsibility, among other things, for revising the OSHA General Industry (29CFR1910) and Construction (29CFR1926) Safety Standards. He also participated in the early formation of the OSHA HazCom standard (29CFR1200) and original chemical labels and MSDS sheets.
Membership in organizations includes: American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME), American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), American Chemical Society (ACS), American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), and American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
Mark R. Lehto, EIT, PhD
B.S. in Industrial Engineering (1978), Oregon State University; M.S. in Industrial Engineering (1981), Purdue University; Ph.D. in Industrial and Operations Engineering (1985), The University of Michigan. Purdue University (1986-present): Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering. Commercial Boating (1965-1975).
Affiliations:American Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES), Alpha Pi Mu (Industrial Engineering Honor Society).
|Bradley T. Cook, PE, BSME (Mechanical Engineering)
Bradley is a registered professional engineer and consultant with extensive experience in accident reconstruction. He specializes in vehicular accident reconstruction and has investigated hundreds of vehicle accidents involving cars, trucks, pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcycles, etc. The investigations have involved issues of nighttime visibility, downloading of crash data (black box data), He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and is currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Engineering with a concentration in Biomedical from Purdue University.
Bradley has recently co-authored a chapter titled Occupational Health and Safety Management in the
Handbook of Human Factors & Ergonomics. He is also currently a committee member of the
Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Standards Technical Panel (STP) 2201: Engine, Generator Requirements and the
ASTM Technical Committee E58 on Forensic Engineering.
|Kelley S. Lodge, BSE (Packaging), MSE (Safety and Health)
Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) Industrial Engineering (Occupational Safety and Health) (1993), The University of Michigan. Bachelor of Science in Engineering Arts (1992), Michigan State University. Bachelor of Science in Packaging (1992), Michigan State University. Kraft Foods (1996-1997): Research Engineer. Post Cereal Division, Package Premiums. Ford Motor Company (1993-1996): Customer Service Division, Warehouse Supervisor. Pillsbury (1990) Packaging Summer Intern
Special Expertise: Child safety packaging along with child safety specifications and testing. Flexible material packaging including package material and package performance testing. Competitive products packaging analysis. Labeling research, design and testing. Operator/instruction manual design and testing. Consumer product hazard analysis. Occupational safety and health audits. Chemical material safety data sheets (MSDS) analysis. Distribution operations including inventory analysis and control.
Affiliations: Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP), Women in Packaging, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA).
|Katie Lyons, PE, BSChE (Chemical Engineering)
Registered Professional Engineer. Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (1999), The University of Michigan. State of Michigan Certified Drinking Water Operator, Level S-5 & D-5 (2007). NSF International (2004-2006): Supervising Toxicologist, Mechanical Plumbing and Drinking Water Indirect Additives. Miller Engineering (2000-2004): Chemical Safety Engineer.
Special Expertise: Chemical Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) and product label analyses. Chemical exposures. Water/Environmental contamination. Fires and explosions. Chemical and toxic substances health effects. European RoHS requirements.
Affiliations: Society of Women Engineers (SWE), American Chemical Society (ACS).
|David N. Lehto, BSEAg (Agricultural Engineering)
Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering, Purdue University (1996). Manager of Miller Engineering Western Office, Twin Falls - Idaho (1996-1999).
Special Expertise: Agricultural equipment safety, machinery design. Pressurized irrigation system design. Crop and soil science. Agronomy and biogenetic engineering.
Affiliations: American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE).
|Adam Olshove, EIT, BSME (Mechanical Engineering)
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan (2012). RheTech, Inc. (2011).
|Jamie Sleder, EIT, BSCE (Civil Engineering)
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Michigan State University (2010). Michigan Department of Transportation: Transportation Engineering Internship (2011).
Special Expertise: Transportation and environmental engineering. Product safety and instruction manuals.
Masters in Library Science, University of Michigan (1990). Bachelor of Science in English and Psychology, Grand Valley State University (1987). Reference Librarian, Lansing Community College Library (1994-1996). Slide Cataloger, Art and Architecture Library, University of Michigan (1993). Serials Aquisitions Librarian, Eastern Michigan University Library (1992-1993). Cataloger, Library of Michigan (1990-1992).
Special Expertise: Research all areas of product liability, product safety issues, accident statistics, and federal and local government standards and regulations. Summarize deposition testimony.
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Biology/Microbiology, Michigan State University (2007). Research Assistant in Geological/Environmental Sciences, Michigan State University (2006-2007). Writing Consultant, Michigan State University (2004-2007).
Special Expertise: Research and synthesize/summarize applicable literature, standards and regulations. Summarize deposition testimony.
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