Mr. Dan Goor
GA International, Inc. (GAI)
1050C Fontmore Road
Colorado Springs CO, 80904
Analyse crash survivability based on biomechanical parameters with primary interest in children, and infants. Assess cause and affect "the physics" of a crash.
BIO / Resume / CV:
Relevant experience: Responsible for conducting over 250 sled tests using both hydro-pneumatic, and sleds with steel bands. Determined crash pulses, and evaluated biomechanical data. Tests and evaluations were dealing primarily with infant, and children crash survivability. Sled test were conducted in the United States, as well as in Germany. Facilities used included: Audi, Chrysler, Cape (IMMI), GM, MGA, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI), Porsche, and VW. Was accepted and acted as an expert witness in the United States Court of Appeals, for the: Second Circuit of New York. Was accepted by the court as a technology expert, the expertise yielded a landmark definition of "fail-safe" systems in automotive applications, and the development of such systems. The fail-safe definition is precedence setting. Wrote and advised widely in the general area of crash survivability and biomechanical safety boundaries. Acted as a consultant on safety issues for the Massachusetts Registrar of Motor Vehicles. Advised financial firms regarding investments in technical companies, and the viability of mostly high tech companies. Managed a number entrepreneurial technology oriented businesses with their own P/(L), and/or budgets Innovative technology oriented problem solver and innovator, Significant record of accomplishment: Bringing concepts to profitable marketable products (such as aircraft ABS brakes technology to automotive ABS, GaAs technology into hi speed CPU, audible back-up warning, etc.) and enhancing performance and profitability of existing products. Marketing of HiTech products (Computers, computer-peripherals, and software, in the US, Europe, Asia and Africa, computer storage media primarily in the USA.) Marketing of safety devices to the automobile industry (ABS, audible back up warning systems, etc.) Senior Technical Management, International Business-management. Established subsidiary operations for multinational companies in various countries. Automotive safety: Responsible for the total management for the development and engineering of the first production ABS in a production automobile. Technology direction, marketing to the auto industry. . Patented the only Airbag Safe Infant Seat. . Patented first Audible vehicle back-up warning system in production. Education: Diploma Mathematics - Hebrew University B.Sc. Physics - Colorado State University (Colorado A&M) MA; MALD - The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Joint Administration: Harvard/Tufts Universities: (Political- Science/Information Theory) --- Also Completed, Ph.D., work and passed "orals". Other Training: Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT)---Program For Senior Executives (at the time the youngest participant) Carnegie Mellon University---Technology Update for Senior Management Abilene Christian University---Post Graduate Physics studies, while technical adviser to the University FM radio station Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)---numerous software, and hardware courses Publications: Three invited articles presented at Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Congresses: Automobile Safety IEEEUnique Control Systems Indian Society of Computer Engineers---Invited paper: Computerizing in Third World Countries Monte Carlo---Invited paper to DEC Users Society (DECUS) Europe A number of other technical presentations in various disciplines, a number to the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Societies: IEEE----Senior Member (Electrical, and Electronic Engineers) Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Defense Preparedness Association---Life Member Miscellaneous, and patents: Patents: Holder of Over thirty US patents: US, and International; partial list: Assigned to GE----Radar Signal Processing (x2) Assigned to Foxboro----Electronic Self Compensating Speed Sensor Assigned to Sparton Corporation----Audible back-up warning, Automotive Assigned to DEC----Advanced Magnetic Media Storage Process (x2) Assigned to Flight Safety Systems---General Aviation Airbag System (x3) Assigned to Q-Motus---Rehabilitative Biomechanical Splints (x3) Assigned to XSCi: Engine Mounting System--Automobile Safety (x5) Assigned to XSCi: Occupant Restraints--Automotive Safety (x4) Assigned to XSCi: Airbag Compatible Infant Safety Seat (x4) Raced SCCA A-Production vehicle (Griffith-200), which was modified in conjunction with Mark Donohue (the premier US race driver of the time, and chief engineer at Griffith), changed vehicle to make it competitive as an SCCA A-Production vehicle, in spite of its very short wheelbase and marginal suspension. Past Adviser to the Massachusetts Registrar of Motor Vehicles, on safety issues. Taught at Tufts University Engineering,"Innovation for Engineering," and "Economics for Engineering Upper Classmen." Appointed Adjunct Professor at Arizona State University Engineering Experience: Xportation Safety Concepts, Inc. (XSCi): 1993 to present. Vice President, Technology (Safety in travel). Generated over ten patented connects, primarily in traveling juvenile safety. Invited and presented papers at the SAE. Responsible for numerous sled tests of airbag restraint interfaces. Inventor of the only infant car seat that fully complies with all existing Government Standards, including those calling for airbag interaction. Presently participating in discussions regarding the transfer of company ownership, or a redirection through acquisition. 1985 to 1993And to the present, both consulting, and XSCi -- GA International, Inc.: As VP for technology consulting at GAI since 1987 consultant to the likes of: FAA (Radar systems); Sensis (Radar Systems); Q-Motus (rehabilitating the injured, through electromechanical systems); biomechanical means of rehabilitation. Flight Safety System (General-Aviation Safety); Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC): 1974 to 1985. Most recently: Senior Engineering Manager & Group Consultant responsible for total Magnetic Storage Media Operation with a multimillion-dollar budget of its own. Founded & Managed the Corporate Office of Technology Assessment & Introduction (brought into the company GaAs technology, new networking/software concepts, etc.); Founded and Managed the Asia/Africa District with total P/(L) responsibility. Sold and serviced the newest of computing equipment in India, Nigeria, Korea, Iran, and other countries in this very large regionadvised Government, Academia and industries in those countries. The District was very profitable. 1969 to 1974, Sweetheart Plastics Corporation: Director of Engineering (tooling for thermoforming and injection molding tools), and: Managing Director, The Guild Machine Company: A Sweetheart Plastics Company responsible for the design and production of liquid filling machines. Had total P/(L) responsibility; including marketing and sales. 1962-1969 GAI, Consultants to industry: Kelsey-Hayes: Responsible for the first Antilock breaks (ABS) development. At K-H had the full responsibility of converting, cost reducing, and selling to the Ford Motors Company, a converted aircraft ABS. Laboratory for Electronics (LFE): Started as a Manager for the company money-losing delay-line department, converted it to the leading money making operation at LFE. Consequently was promoted to General-Manager/Director of what grew to become the Advanced Components and Commercial Products Division at LFE. Had total management responsibility, including, but not limited to Engineering, Marketing, Finance, Manufacturing & sales. At the time was recognizably the youngest person to manage such a visible operation on the [Boston] 128 Corridor of leading Hitch companies. GE: Radar signal processing; responsible for radar signal processing development, manufacturing and sales to the US Air Force. Yielded two patents to GE (one was under order of secrecy for a number of years). Also Consulted to: Sparton Corporation: Audible vehicle back-up system earning, a patent, and now in production. Trans-Sonics (now, a Foxboro Company): Patented self-positioning magnetic speed sensor for such applications as ABS, now in production.
Crash Analyses Biomechanical Evaluation Children Infants Crash Evaluation Crash Worthiness Automotive Safety Systems Abs