Expert Witness Biography
Erin Shipp is a vehicle engineer with extensive experience in product design and development of passenger vehicles and heavy trucks. Her career includes more than 30 years of experience working for major manufacturers involving heavy trucks, motor homes, buses, and passenger cars.
Erin worked at Chrysler for ten years in a variety of engineering roles including Structures Engineer, Lead Engineer, and Customer Satisfaction Team Engineer. As a member of the minivan group, her focus included structures, vehicle impact, resident engineering, and Hybrid system integration.
Prior to joining Chrysler, Erin spent nearly a decade in engineering positions in the bus industry. She has direct experience with many of the largest bus manufacturers, including BlueBird, Thomas, Spartan Chassis and US Bus; during this time Erin was involved in body, chassis, brakes, structure, and interior design.
In addition to her experience designing and engineering buses and passenger cars, Erin also has 14 years in truck design and development, 12 years at Freightliner and 2 years at Marmon. In these positions she was involved in nearly every system of the vehicle including body, cab access, vehicle durability, sleeper design, clutch and shift controls, cooling, chassis, drive train application, battery mounting, restraints, vehicle application, aerodynamics, and steering systems. During this time she also was trained in driving heavy trucks.
Erin is a Mechanical Engineer, a registered Professional Engineer, and holds a patent for Energy Absorbing Front Frame Structures. She enjoys exploring the back country and working on her Jeeps.