Los Angeles,, CA (PressExposure) November 25, 2008 -- MEA Forensic Engineers & Scientists, Inc. appointed Dr. John Gardiner Senior Biomechanical Engineer and Injury Group Leader, responsible for the firmâs US injury practice. "As one of the worldâs foremost forensic engineering firms, we require strong leadership across all areas of MEA," said Dr. Gunter Siegmund, President of MEA. "Our clients increasingly rely on a combination of medical and engineering knowledge to assess injury related events. With his extensive biomechanics knowledge base, customer focus and strategic vision, John is the ideal executive to oversee our Injury Group.â
In his new role, Dr. Gardiner will report directly to MEAâs President Dr. Gunter Siegmund.
"Iâm excited about the future of MEA in the United States. Our tremendous growth is without question a testament to the excellence of our team,â Dr. Gardiner said. "MEA's unique combination of best-in-class engineers and scientists, technology-enabled solutions and industry leading research are perfectly positioned to help our clients obtain the evidence necessary to provide answers in an increasingly complex environment."
Dr. Gardiner, based in Los Angeles, has been with MEA since 2002. He specializes in conducting biomechanical analyses to assess injury causation in cases involving automobile collisions, slip/trip and fall, and sports injuries. He also is an expert in the use of finite element (FE) method to assess product failure and function in medical device and other fields. Areas of his research efforts include whiplash, slip and fall mechanics and knee and shoulder biomechanics.
About MEA Forensic Engineers & Scientists: MEA Forensic is a multi-disciplinary forensic investigation firm that annually investigates more than 2,000 transportation crashes, injuries, product failures, property losses and aviation losses for clients in the legal and insurance industries. We help clients understand the scientific aspects of their case and provide technical opinions that stand up in a court of law. Please see http://www.meaforensic.com for more information