Thomas J. Bajzek

Thomas J. Bajzek, P.E., CFEI


Vice President

As Principal and Vice President at ESi, Tom Bajzek is responsible for leading and executing all aspects of the company's business strategy, driving day-to-day operations and working to ensure operational excellence company-wide. A seasoned veteran in the field, Mr. Bajzek brings proven insight and experience gained from decades of working for multi-national Fortune 500 companies, providing technical expertise across the full lifecycle of a product – from research and design to development and testing, both in the laboratory and in the field. Mr. Bajzek also has 20+ years investigating electrical accidents, fires and explosions. 

Industry Expertise

Before joining ESi, Mr. Bajzek worked in a variety of key management and technical roles in the healthcare and defense industries, with a focus on medical product development, analog and digital circuit design, and electromagnetic heating system design.  He pairs this industry experience with extensive knowledge of electrical and electronic systems and safety standards to help clients with complex, multidisciplinary failure analysis and reconstruction – often involving industrial and consumer products, medical devices, vehicles, and aircraft.

Electrical & Electronic Components and Systems

At heart and in practice, Mr. Bajzek is an electrical engineer, and applies his expertise to helping clients solve their most pressing technical challenges. Well known for his strong client focus and quality work, Mr. Bajzek has conducted hundreds of investigations into incidents involving electronic control systems, electrostatic ignition of flammable vapors, electrical component failures, electric shock, industry specifications and standards, lightning damage, and installation, operation, and maintenance of equipment. 

Litigation Support

Mr. Bajzek is experienced in a litigation environment and has provided expert testimony in both state and federal courts. His ability to communicate stems from a comprehensive understanding of the technical issues and an ability to clearly articulate that knowledge to others through clear language and visuals.


  • Forensic Evidence of Arc Tracking as an Ignition Source, 2023 IEEE International Symposium on Product Compliance Engineering (ISPCE), May 2023
  • Safety Protocols for Forensic Inspections in the Time of COVID-19: An Approach to Protect Practitioners, IEEE Industry Applications Magazine, vol. 28, no. 1, February 2022
  • New Generation Tester to Assess the Electrical Safety in Low-Voltage Distribution Systems, IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, Vol. 55, Issue 1, January 2019
  • Safety Against Burns from Hot Touchable Parts of Electrical Equipment, IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, October 2016
  • Beach Rental Elevator Child Entrapment Safety Analysis, Proceedings of the XXVIIIth Annual International Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Conference, June 2016
  • Thermal Degradation and Ignition Characteristics of Clothes Dryer Lint, Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention, January 2012
  • Analysis of Heating by Friction in Plastic Clothes Dryer Components, Journal of Failure Analysis & Prevention, January 2012
  • Thermocouples: A Sensor for Measuring Temperature, IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine, March 2005
  • Carbon Resistor Gauges for Measure Shock and Detonation Pressures, Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics, January 1995
  • Hydrocarbon Removal by in Situ Heating of Soil by Electrical Energy, Proceedings of Environmental Restoration Technology Transfer Symposium, January 1993
  • Investigation of the Electrostatic Hazards of Bulk Bags, Proceedings of the 18th International Pyrotechnics Seminar, July 1992
  • See CV for further publications

Project Experience

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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