David W. Spitzer, PE & Walt Boyes
Spitzer and Boyes, LLC
8 Perth Avenue
Chestnut Ridge NY, 10977
EW #702 PE provides over 25 years experience in many facets of instrumentation, process control, electrical, and utility engineering, including conceptualization, estimating, design, construction, startup, operation, troubleshooting, teaching, and has written over 7 books and numerous papers in these fields. He is knowledgeable concerning M&A and due diligence issues, and has been a member of a Board of Directors.
His partner provides over 25 years experience in many facets of sales, marketing and new product development for automation and other high tech industries, including product and market management and distribution channel management. Mr. Boyes has worked on due diligence teams, done technology transfers, and been a member of several Boards.
EW #702 , after receiving his MSEE in optimal control, obtained over 25 years experience in many facets of instrumentation, process control, electrical, and utility engineering, including conceptualization, estimating, design, construction, startup, operation, troubleshooting, and teaching. He has worked for United States Steel, Mobay Chemical, and Nepera Chemical, and consulted for numerous other companies world-wide.
Expert witness services in all aspects of measurement, instrumentation, and process control engineering. Twenty-five years industrial experience --- chemical, food, manufacturing, metals, nuclear power, paper, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, power generation, waste water, and water treatment. Almost twenty years industrial training experience. Author of textbooks used in industry.
Productivity enhancement via process and process control improvement. Additional specialty in flow measurement and variable speed drives. Expert services, training, troubleshooting, engineering supervision, hazard review, and comparative analysis also available.
Awards / Recognition
œ CONTROL magazine Chemical Industry 1993 Engineer of the Year
œ Instrument Society of America 1992 Douglas H. Annin Award recognizing "creative and novel approaches to the application of flowmeters."
œ Instrument Society of America Process Measurement and Control Division ISA/84 Best Paper Award
œ Instrument Society of America Fairfield County Section Technical Achievement Award, 1995
œ UOP Achievement Award, ISA 2002
œ Men of Achievement, International Biographical Centre(Nominated) "International Man of the Year")
œ Who's Who in Engineering, American Association of Engineering Societies
œ Who's Who in Science and Technology, Marquis
œ Who's Who in the East, Marquis
œ Who's Who in the World, Marquis
Previous Expert Witness Work
Testified as an expert witness in federal court for a sewage district in prolonged litigation regarding the accuracy of the flowmeters used for billing purposes. Retained as an expert by an instrument manufacturer to defend against a claim that an instrument failure caused control actions that resulted in injury. Retained as an expert by an equipment manufacturer who claimed that instruments purchased for their machines did not meet accuracy specifications. Retained as an expert for a manufacturers' representative to reconcile conflicting accuracy claims made by the customer and manufacturer.
His partner as more than 25 years of experience in sales, sales management, marketing, and product development in the controls and instrumentation industry both for process instruments and environmental controls, including Executive Committee experience in three companies. He is an expert at business transformation for small to medium-sized companies. He provides strategic planning, organizational development, business re-organization and electronic business re-engineering services for companies from roughly $5 million to roughly $100 million in revenues per year. Walt serves both the profit and not-for-profit business sectors.One of his proudest accomplishments is the R&D100 Award he shares with four other product development team members for development of a novel flow meter for use in wastewater. In addition, he is considered an authority on business-to-business marketing and on electronic commerce in the business-to-business arena.
His partner is Senior Contributing Editor for Industrial Marketing Practitioner magazine and was a Contributing Editor for Flow Control magazine. He is the Editor of The Instrumentation Reference Book, 3rd Edition, published by Butterworth-Heinemann Publishing. He is co-author, with Shari Worthington of Telesian Technologies, eBusiness in Manufacturing: Putting the Internet to Work in the Industrial Enterprise, published by ISA Press. Both books are available from the publishers and from Amazon.com. His clients have included 247sitewatch.com, Arden Industries, Automation Alliance Group LLC, bookpublishing.com, Branom Instrument Co., Control Systems Integrators Association, Dresser Ashcroft Div., Flocat.com, Racine Federated Inc., Raytheon Analytical Labs, Testmart.com, Universal Flow Monitors Inc., Venture Measurement, Visibit Corporation, and Yamatake Corp. He is President and Executive Director of * Inc. He has served as Vice President of Publications for ISA, the Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society, and is Past President of the Seattle Section, ISA. As VP PUBS, he was responsible for oversight of the Publications Department and all publishing endeavors of the Society. From 1994 to 2001, he was responsible for the creation and oversight of ISAfs electronic presence and publishing.
Previous Expert Witness Work
Retained expert for a major consulting firm and investment group to review due diligence in a technology acquisition. Served as expert witness in a dispute between a municipality and a contractor over a wastewater treatment plant. Expert witness testimony in the largest binding arbitration case in the history of Texas. Expert witness in a swimming pool injury matter.