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Profile: Arthur W. Hoffman, Ed.E., P.E.

Seat Consultants Inc.
34046 Jefferson Avenue
St. Clair Shores, Michigan 48082
Phone: (586) 285-1125 or (231) 421-5141

Arthur W. Hoffmann has over 35 years of practical engineering experience in automotive occupant protection, crashworthiness and seating systems. His services include expert witness testimony, discovery assistance, accident investigation and product liability analysis.

Education/Licenses

Ed D - Doctorate Educational Leadership - 1985 Western Michigan University
MA - Master of Arts in Management & Supervision - 1981 Central Michigan University
BSME  - Bachelor Science Mechanical Engineering - 1970 Wayne State University
PE
  - Registered Professional Engineer - State of Michigan

WORK EXPERIENCE:

PRESIDENT & CEO - TEAM Resources, Inc. (December 1989 - Present)
* Technical, Engineering, Administrative & Management contract services.
* Human Resources Management
* Patent Litigation
* Expert Witness - Automotive Safety & Child Restraints

CONSULTANT - General Motors Legal Staff  (February 1994 to October 1996)
Coordinated legal discovery for defense of product litigation cases primarily related to seating systems, recliners, occupant restraint and body crashworthiness. Historical development of seating and occupant restraint systems, including expert witness, court hearings and depositions.

ENGINEER CONSULTANT - Automotive Tier 1 Suppliers (January 1992 to Present)
* Value Analysis/Value Engineering of Automotive Components
* Product Cost & Warranty Reduction
* Automotive Patents Issued

PROGRAM MANAGER - GM - Delphi  (June 1988 - December 1989)
* Engineering Project Center Management for Delphi, GMC - Seat Systems

ENGINEERING GROUP MANAGER - Inland Fisher Guide Division - GMC (September 1984 - May 1988)
* Administrator of Engineering Management Systems and Product Specifications.
* Manager New Product Development.
* Chairman, General Motors, Fisher Body Reorganization Implementation Team.

ENGINEERING GROUP MANAGER - Fisher Body Division - GMC (January 1971 - September 1984)
* Occupant protection and safety systems (1980-1984).
* Product Performance & Testing
* Structural analysis of automotive body systems.
* Crashworthiness and performance validation.
* Mass and cost analysis.

SENIOR PROJECT ENGINEER - Fisher Body Division - GMC
* Product Research and Safety Department (1964-1971).
- Seat and restraint systems design.
- Development of FMVSS performance criteria.
- Child seat development.
- Vehicle packaging and seating arrangement.
- Body Structure development.

SUPERVISOR & DESIGN ENGINEER - Chrysler Corp./Space Division,
New Orleans, LA. (May 1962 - June 1964)
* Responsible for design & layout of thrust structure assembly & instrumentation components for the Saturn Booster Rocket.

ENGINEER & DESIGNER - Chrysler Corp./Defense Operations, Warren, MI.(April 1956 - April 1962)
* Engineering and design of military vehicle systems and components U.S. ARMY - Fort Hood, Texas & Seoul, South Korea (August 1959 - April 1962)





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Area(s) of Expertise

 Rear impact performance
 Child safety seats
 Automotive interior occupant protection
 Restraint systems
 Seating system design & performance
 Conversion vans - Recreation vehicles