Curriculum Vitae of Stanley A. Kiska
EDUCATION / TRAINING / AFFILIATIONS
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, 1985, Grove City College, Grove City, Pennsylvania. Post Graduate studies in Material Science, Finite Element Analysis and Experimental Stress Analysis, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH
Seminar training in Design of Aluminum Alloys, Statistical Design of Experiments, ANSYS Finite Element Stress Analysis, Product Safety Sign and Labeling Systems.
Continuing Education Training in a variety of disciplines including Engineering Design, Analysis of Product/Component Failures and Forensic Engineering
Licensed Professional Engineer
Member: National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
2001 – Present Engineering Consultant – Integra Engineering, P.C.
Providing product design and evaluation services involving climbing products.
Conducting product and accident site investigations in personal injury lawsuits.
Providing testing and written report services as needed to convey expert opinions and to substantiate accident reconstruction theories.
Testifying in depositions and trials on behalf of clients.
Serving as chairman of one American National Standards Institute (ANSI) A14 subcommittee, and consulting as an independent engineering expert on an ANSI A14 Task Force.
1985 – 2001 Product Engineer / Senior Product Engineer - Werner Co.
Responsible for new product development as well as redesign of existing climbing products. Participated in design / testing of numerous products over a sixteen-year period. Awarded four US patents.
Directed the activities of draftsmen, test technicians and less experienced engineers on design projects, ensuring product compliance with all design and performance requirements outlined by applicable safety codes. Supervised the manufacturing and testing of minimum-section prototypes in order to obtain Underwriter’s Laboratory (UL) product listings.
Engineering liaison to Manufacturing and Quality Control Departments; ensuring timely introduction of new components and assemblies to the manufacturing process.
Served as company representative / expert witness in depositions and trials in the defense of personal injury claims involving aluminum, fiberglass and wood ladder and scaffolding products.