Kevin C. Breen

Kevin C. Breen, P.E.


Practice Group Director

Automotive & Marine Research Practice Group

Mr. Kevin Breen has over 35 years of experience in the analysis of transportation equipment, recreational equipment, vehicle accidents and injuries, product performance analysis and testing, human factors studies, risk analysis and research. Included in this experience have been studies relating to vehicles/equipment handling characteristics, crash performance, recreational product design and performance, component analysis, warning/communication and novice/human factors research. He has been actively involved in testing, research, and the development of standards for watercraft and special purpose vehicles. The results of these studies have been presented in regulatory proceedings as well as litigation proceedings in the U.S. and abroad.


  • Recreational Boating; Excessive Speed Research, ABYC Research Report, December 2016
  • Applications of Failure Analysis Techniques in ATV Accident Investigation, Materials Science & Technology (MS&T 2015), ASM International, October 2015
  • The Role of Investigation, Moving Toward Accident-Free Operations, The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) Marine Technology, July 2015
  • Risk Acceptance and Root Cause Analysis for Recreational Products and Activities, Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) Summit, April 2014
  • Commercial Vehicle Skid Distance Testing and Analysis, Society of Automotive Engineers, January 2013
  • The Sinking of the Ethan Allen: Accident Reconstructin and Human Factors Methodology, The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) National Harbor, March 2012
  • Recreational Products - Accident Investigation/Reconstruction, February 2012
  • Analyzing the Risk of Daily Life-Revisited for Consumer and Recreational Products, International Legal Guide, Global Legal Group, May 2011
  • Personal Watercraft-Safety & Regulatory Review and Update, State of Israel-Ministry of Transport, December 2008
  • See CV for further publications
  • Comparing Driver Descriptions of Turning to Measures of Off-Road Vehicle Performance: Implications for Driving Instruction and Accident Investigation, Proceedings of the XX Annual International Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Conference, June 2008

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