Expert Witness Biography

Shawn is an elevator and escalator expert with over 30 years of industry experience. He applies his expertise toward the resolution of disputes involving the physical work product as well as associated business agreements involving the construction, modernization, inspection, service, and repair of elevators, escalators, and moving walkways.

Shawn’s professional experience includes working with some of the largest companies in the industry, in both business and service roles. After fifteen years of hands-on experience as a mechanic and technician at Schindler, Shawn was promoted to field superintendant, where he was responsible for assuring that all projects in his area met company quality standards. In later roles, Shawn was responsible for managing field superintendents with the purpose of meeting both quality and profitability goals. Shawn’s exposure to both the business and field aspects of the industry allows him to interpret all aspects of a claim, including the physical work product as well as associated service agreements. Later in his career, Shawn was a regional modernization business manager with the KONE Corporation; he also worked in management roles with VTX and the Boca Group.

Shawn is a member of the National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He is a Certified Elevator Inspector, a licensed state elevator inspector for multiple states, and a former IUEC Certified Mechanic.