Expert Witness Biography
Ed Gray is a facilities and marine engineering expert with over thirty-six years of professional experience in marine and shoreside facilities. His experience accrued in a range of environments, from cutting edge pharmaceutical production facilities, to university hospitals and public school facilities. Ed applies his expertise to forensic casework involving engineering operations, facilities maintenance, construction, renovation, repair and New York State Labor Law. The scope of his expertise includes large industrial systems, facilities equipment, and small machinery.
After earning his Unlimited Chief Engineer’s license in the U.S. Merchant Marine, Ed applied his hands-on operating experience to facilities operations within various industries. Over the course of his career, Ed has directed and supervised large staffs of stationary engineers and tradesmen in multiple disciplines, within both unionized and non-unionized environments. As a Facilities Maintenance Superintendant at Lederle Laboratories (Wyeth, Pfizer), Ed managed site-wide maintenance that included over 35 skilled trade mechanics and over 100 buildings. He had similar experience managing facilities maintenance needs for 40 NYC public school buildings, which included a staff of nearly 200 direct and indirect reports. Ed’s experience encompasses the construction, operation, maintenance, and repair of facilities, grounds, and related equipment. He has extensive hands-on mechanical experience, but also trained and managed the many people who were responsible for maintaining facilities and servicing equipment on a daily basis.
Ed Gray has also met and surpassed the stringent requirements to be licensed as a NYC Stationary Engineer, NYC Refrigeration Engineer and NYC Fire Safety Director. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Marine Engineering from SUNY Maritime College at Fort Schuyler, and is licensed as an Officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve. Ed has also been employed as a Teacher of Adult Education at a NYS Public School, and served with distinction by County Legislature appointments on several task force advisory and protection boards.