Gary R. Rogers

Gary R. Rogers, M.S.M.E., P.E.

Principal

Manager of North Carolina Operations

As a Principal and Manager of ESi’s North Carolina operations, Gary Rogers is a technical taskmaster with a deep understanding of how things work and the complex relationship between design, performance and operator use in real-world situations.  Whether he’s investigating a vehicle accident, evaluating a product defect, or assessing the structural integrity and safety of machinery, Mr. Rogers brings sought after technical expertise and a comprehensive approach that have made him a “go-to” resource for clients in a range of industries, including construction, transportation, manufacturing and telecommunication.

A seasoned veteran, Mr. Rogers’ career spans several decades and includes technical leadership roles with Fortune 500 companies as well as telecom, aerospace and engineering firms.  Throughout this time, Mr. Rogers has maintained a strong track record of delivering results that meet or exceed the exacting needs of his clients.  

Accident Reconstruction

Mr. Rogers has an extensive background investigating transportation accidents, with a strong focus on dynamic analysis and testing of commercial trucks and vehicles.  His role as Vehicle Safety Integration Engineer for General Motors provided him with a deep understanding of vehicle manufacturing practices in areas such as body structure design, vehicle structural integrity, NVH, durability, crashworthiness and occupant protection – knowledge which often proves invaluable when investigating an accident or assessing compliance with NHTSA regulations. 

Additionally, Mr. Rogers has manged an analysis group responsible for predicting structural and crash performance of commercial aircraft seating and assessing compliance with FAA and federal regulations.

Equipment and Machinery

One of Mr. Rogers’ specialties is the design of machines and their guarding systems. He has conducted numerous investigations and failure analyses into issues involving industrial, manufacturing, mining, and agricultural equipment, as well as rental equipment used for construction, excavation and forestry activities. Mr. Rogers has also directed a R&D group responsible for simulating fiber optic cabling processes and developing next generation fiber optic equipment and processes.

Product Liability & Manufacturing
Mr. Rogers has investigated multiple warranty return issues between OEM's and their suppliers, as well as between supplier tiers.  His expertise ranges from product specification and design to performance analysis, and includes organization and management of the team charged with the product investigation. 

Mr. Rogers also holds a degree in agriculture and has significant experience in agricultural equipment and practices. 

Publications

  • Commercial Vehicle Skid Distance Testing and Analysis, SAE International, January 2013
  • Integrating CAE into the B/E-SPG Design Process - A Modified 4-Phase EWIPP Approach, Internal Process Standard Publication, January 1998
  • Input Mobility Analysis Procedure and Techniques Developed To-date. Observed Analysis Limitations and Recommended Future Activities, General Motors, Vehicle Systems Synthesis and Analysis Group, Internal Procedure Publication, January 1996
  • Sheet Molding Compound (SMC) Design Considerations for Door Structures, General Motors, Vehicle Systems Synthesis and Analysis Group, Technical Review Publication and Presentation, January 1995
  • Front and Rear Chassis Interface Input Mobility Simulation Techniques as Developed for the GMX170 SLA Vehicle, General Motors, Vehicle Systems Synthesis and Analysis Group, Internal Analysis Procedure Publication, January 1994

ESi's expertise spans dozens of industries and specializations organized across several practice groups, each staffed by dozens of in-house experts with the technical knowledge, hands-on expertise, and courtroom experience required to execute projects for and with our clients from start to finish.

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