Brian K. Jones, MSBE, PE, ACTAR, CXLT

Qualified as an expert witness in court on hundreds of occasions, Brian K. Jones received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University in 1994. At North Carolina State University, Brian Jones was a dean’s list student and vice president of the NCSU chapter of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). Interested in the design and safety of motor vehicles, Mr. Jones focused elective studies on automotive engineering and internal combustion engines. Over the span of his career, Mr. Jones also became involved in occupant safety and injury biomechanics. As a result, Mr. Jones entered graduate school and obtained a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (Biomechanics and Human Factors Option) from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2008.

Since completion of his undergraduate studies, Mr. Jones has reconstructed thousands of motor vehicle/pedestrian accidents, performed hundreds of biomechanical and mechanical engineering analyses, and analyzed numerous slip/trip and fall incidents.

Mr. Jones is a licensed Professional Engineer (CA & NV) in the mechanical discipline and holds full accreditation as a traffic accident reconstructionist with ACTAR. Additionally, Mr. Jones is certified by the Bosch/Vetronix Corporation to download and analyze crash data from GM, Ford, and Chrysler vehicles. Mr. Jones routinely conducts instrumented motor vehicle crash tests for research purposes and professional conferences such as the Southwest Association for Technical Accident Investigators (SATAI) Fall Conference. He is also a professional member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists (NAPARS), Southwest Association of Technical Accident Investigators (SATAI), American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM), and National Fire Protection Association. Finally, Mr. Jones is a proficient operator of the 3D Human Vehicle Environment (HVE) collision software produced by Engineering Dynamics Corporation and FARO Scene Scanner software.

Scott C. Swinford, BSME, ACTAR

Accident Reconstruction Specialist

Scott C. Swinford earned his Bachelor’s Degree In Cursu Honorum in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2012.  Mr. Swinford also acquired minors in Mathematics, Renewable Energy, and Entrepreneurship.  Mr. Swinford has been with American Bio Engineers since 2011, and during that time, he has attended several accident reconstruction conferences and completed courses in human factors, crash data retrieval, heavy vehicle event data recorders, infotainment systems, collision simulation software, and traffic signal operation.  Mr. Swinford has participated in several instrumented crash tests as both a vehicle occupant and test coordinator for conferences, case work, and research purposes.  He has also been an author on multiple peer-reviewed technical papers published by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).  His areas of specialty include accident reconstruction, event data recorder (EDR) downloads and analysis, and traffic signal timing chart analysis.  He is also a proficient user of the FARO 3D Laser Scanner and software such as Engineering Dynamics Corporation’s Human Vehicle Environment (HVE), EOS Systems Inc.’s Photomodeler, and Autodesk’s AutoCAD.  Mr. Swinford is a fully-accredited Traffic Accident Reconstructionist through the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR) and a certified remote pilot of small unmanned aircraft systems (drones) by the FAA.  He is also currently a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers, the Southwestern Association of Technical Accident Investigators (SATAI), the Order of the Engineer, and is a certified Engineer Intern by the Nevada State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.

Kevin Imada, BEXSC, BSME

Accident Reconstruction Specialist

Kevin Imada earned his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from the University of Southern California in 1993. While at USC he completed courses in and expanded his interest in biomechanics, kinesiology, anatomy, physiology, and the prevention of athletic injuries. Mr. Imada worked for three major insurance companies over nineteen years investigating personal and commercial insurance claims. He achieved the prestigious professional designation of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) in 2002. During his pursuit of professional development, Mr. Imada studied independently by completing over 440 hours of law enforcement accident reconstruction courses up to and including Traffic Collision Reconstruction 1 and 2, Auto-Pedestrian Collision Investigation, Investigation of Motorcycle Crashes, and Inspection and Investigation of Commercial Vehicle Crashes. Mr. Imada is a member of the National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists.

Aspiring to further his education, Mr. Imada earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2017. While pursuing his engineering studies, he achieved the Dean’s Honor Roll numerous times, completed an internship with the United States Bureau of Reclamation – Engineering Services Office, and passed the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering examination. Notably, he worked on a project designing a fatigue-testing machine that incorporated the six degrees of freedom of the human knee in order to test a biopolymer knee prosthesis for FDA approval.

Alexander Szepelak, BSME

Accident Reconstruction Specialist

Alexander D. Szepelak was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. Upon graduating from Palo Verde High School in 2013, Mr. Szepelak was admitted to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2017. Due to his academic excellence and Dean’s List Honors, Mr. Szepelak gained acceptance into the engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi. Licensure as an Engineering Intern in the State of Nevada was achieved in 2017 after Mr. Szepelak passed the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination. Mr. Szepelak has received a Remote Pilot Certificate from the FAA, allowing the commercial use of small unmaned aircraft systems (sUAS).

Michael Jorgensen, BSME

Accident Reconstruction Specialist

A Las Vegas native, Michael Jorgensen graduated from Northwest Career and Technical Academy with an Advanced Honors diploma and focus in Engineering & Design in 2015. Mr. Jorgensen then attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2019. For his senior design project at UNLV, Mr. Jorgensen assisted in the design and fabrication of the American Bio Engineers’ crash simulation sled.  His expertise in robotics was instrumental to the final design of the crash simulation sled. Mr. Jorgensen continues his love of robotics, programming, and engineering by volunteering as a mentor to high school FIRST Robotics teams.

 

Mr. Jorgensen has been with American Bio Engineers since 2015 and attended multiple accident reconstruction conferences in addition to participating in numerous instrumented crash tests. Mr. Jorgensen is currently a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers, Southwestern Association of Technical Accident Investigators, and is a certified Engineer Intern by the Nevada State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. He has also obtained a Remote Pilot Certificate from the FAA for commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems.

Cole Vigil, BSME

Accident Reconstruction Specialist

Cole Vigil was born and raised in Las Vegas and graduated as valedictorian in 2015 from Northwest Career and Technical Academy with a focus in Mechanical Technologies. He then proceeded to earn his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2019 with the distinctions of Magna Cum Laude and University Honors Scholar. Due to the aforementioned academic success, Mr. Vigil gained acceptance into the engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi. Additionally, he and two colleagues designed the American Bio Engineers’ crash simulation sled which allows for specialized analysis during simulated low speed motor vehicle accidents. Mr. Vigil has been with American Bio Engineers since 2016 and attended several crash related conferences in addition to participating in numerous instrumented crash tests during that time. He is currently a member of the Southwestern Association of Technical Accident Investigators and is a certified Engineer Intern with the Nevada State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.

W. Hunter Witt, BSKin

Accident Reconstruction Specialist

Hunter Witt was raised in Las Vegas and graduated from Silverado High School in 2012. Shortly after graduation, he embarked on a two-year religious service mission to Puerto Rico where he became fluent in Spanish. After returning to Las Vegas, Hunter initiated his secondary education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. While pursuing his undergraduate degree, Mr. Witt worked multiple jobs including a legal secretary position at a local law firm. Additionally, Hunter achieved Dean’s Honor roll status numerous times during his pursuit of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology which he obtained 2019. Hunter is currently in pursuit of a Master of Science Degree in Biomedical Engineering (Human Factors & Biomechanics Option) at the University of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Conrad Salboro, BSME

Accident Reconstruction Specialist

Conrad Salboro was born and raised in Hawai’i and graduated from Kamehameha Schools Hawai’i in 2015.  He then attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2019.  While at UNLV, Mr. Salboro was involved in the design and creation of the American Bio Engineers’ Crash Simulation Sled.  The ABE sled allows for simulation of low speed vehicle accidents for research purposes.  Conrad successfully completed the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering exam prior to completing his undergraduate degree, earning him certification as an Engineering Intern with the Nevada State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.

Mike Arun, Ph.D.

Accident Reconstruction Specialist

Mike Arun, earned his Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from Bharathiar University, India in 2002. Also, Dr. Arun holds a Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from Anna University, India in 2005. Additionally, he earned his Doctor in Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering (thesis in computational and theoretical biomechanics) from the Indian Institute of Technology, India in 2014. Furthermore, Dr. Arun did his Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Biomechanics from the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. During his time at the Indian Institute of Technology, he has conducted experimental and computational studies on the human humerus to determine injury tolerance and biodifdelity of finite element models. During his post-doctoral training at the Medical College of Wisconsin, he has conducted several experimental and computational studies on human cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spines. Dr. Arun has extensively published his findings from these studies in 25+ peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, and book chapters. Dr. Arun has presented peer-reviewed technical papers and topics in international conferences like the International Research Council on Biomechanics of Injury (IRCOBI), Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM), and Stapp Car Crash Conference. As an accident reconstruction and biomechanical specialist, he has performed hundreds of accident reconstructions and biomechanical engineering analyses.

Tyler J. Kryst, MSBE

Accident Reconstruction Specialist

Tyler J. Kryst earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2019. During the course of his undergraduate studies, he developed an interest in engineering which motivated him to obtain his Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2021. While in pursuit of his advanced degree, he participated in research activities with the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV. He also instructed an undergraduate mechanical engineering course which focused on the analysis of material properties and mechanical failure.

Mr. Kryst has been with Aperture since 2021. He is currently a member of the Southwestern Association of Technical Accident Investigators and has participated in instrumented crash tests at their yearly conference. In addition, he is proficient in the analysis of pedestrian slip/trip and fall incidents and has been certified as an English XL Tribometrist knowledgeable of slip resistance metering and walkway safety.