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Profile: Dennis W. Eckstine

Eckstine & Associates, Inc.
10817 Partridge Drive
Waynesboro, PA 17268
Phone: (717) 762-1555
Fax: (717) 762-9055

Mr. Dennis W. Eckstine possesses a total of over 25 years in equipment safety and litigation support. Through his active involvement in current standards committees and his engineering and product safety experience at Grove Worldwide, he brings a solid scientific and practical background to his clients. He previously served as Vice President, Senior Director of Product Safety & Reliability, and Director of Engineering Administration for different major manufacturers. Mr. Eckstine started as a full time employee in the construction equipment industry in 1971 for Grove.

Eckstine & Associates, Inc. (E & A) performs complete case analyses, inspections, test development, reconstruction, exhibit preparation and court testimony. They also provide safety consulting, safety training, and engineering consulting services relating to construction, industrial, and agricultural equipment. Their expertise regarding lifting equipment is unparalleled. Typical clients include equipment owners/users, manufacturers, insurance companies, governmental agencies, and the legal community.


  • Master of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering

Professional Affiliations:

He is currently a member of numerous committees within the organizations of American National Standards Institute, Society of Automotive Engineering, ISO, and National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. Mr. Eckstine was the founding International Chairman of ISO TC 214 for Elevating Work Platforms. He is still the International Chairman of ISO TC 96 SC 6 for Mobile Cranes, and a Commissioner of CCO.
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Area(s) of Expertise

  • Cranes
  • Aerial work platforms
  • Lifts
  • Trucks
  • Farm wagons
  • Roll-backs
  • Carriers
  • Fire ladders
  • Batteries
  • Paper machines
  • Winders
  • Reels
  • Rollers
  • Other construction, industrial, and agricultural products
  • Engineering and Safety
  • Product design and use safety evaluation
  • Hazard analysis
  • Design review
  • Warnings development
  • Safety and operational training
  • Human factors
  • Product safety standard development