Kevin D. Bedsworth

Kevin D. Bedsworth, CFEI, CFII, CVFI

Senior Managing Consultant

Mr. Kevin Bedsworth has extensive experience in the design and manufacturing of motorized recreational marine products. His background in engine design, combined with his history in automotive mechanics, qualifies him to perform failure analysis on a variety of machines and mechanical systems.  He is a former fully ASE certified automotive technician and currently holds an ABYC Master Technician certification.  He is also a certified fire and explosion investigator (CFEI) and instructor (CFII).

Mr. Bedsworth has been working as a consultant for over 15 years and has investigated cases involving, but not limited to:

  • Diesel, gasoline and alternate fueled engine and mechanical system failure analysis
  • Automotive, commercial vehicle, off-road, and specialty vehicle accident reconstruction
  • Fork lift, man lift, rental equipment, exercise equipment, manufacturing and production equipment failure analysis and safety assessment.
  • Yacht engine, transmission, controls, and mechanical system failure analysis
  • Vehicle, vessel, and mechanical component fire cause and origin investigations
  • Residential mechanical system failure analysis
  • Standard-of-care in vehicle and mechanical systems repair


  • Commercial Vehicle Skid Distance Testing and Analysis, SAE International, April 2013
  • Driver and Occupant Dynamics in a Staged Transit Bus Crash, IPTM - University of North Florida, April 2007
  • The Investigation and Analysis of Off-Road Recreational Vehicle Accidents, IPTM - University of North Florida, April 2006
  • Developments in Alternate Marine Transportation, Society of Automotive Engineers, March 1995
  • Summary of Recent Developments in the Recreational and Commercial Light Hovercraft Industry, Intersociety High Performance Marine Vehicle Conference, June 1992
  • Alternate Fuels Performance and Emissions Characteristics, April 1984
  • Methane Fueled Engine Performance and Emissions Characteristics, The 18th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, August 1983
  • Hydrogen Engine Performance Analysis, Final Report, DOE Contract, August 1982

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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