Expert Witness Biography

Richard Sherman is an automotive engineer specializing in tire design and failure analysis. He applies his expertise to the investigation of vehicle crash incidents, with a particular focus on those involving failed or damaged tires. Richard approaches his forensic casework with experience gained working in engineering positions for tire, vehicle, and automotive component manufacturers.

Prior to joining Robson Forensic, Richard worked for the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company where he was engaged in the design, manufacture, and quality assurance of passenger vehicle tires. As a tire designer, Richard was charged with the development of new tires as well as the tuning of existing product lines to ensure consistent, reliable performance. In a later role as Quality Team Leader, Richard performed root cause failure analyses related to product quality concerns. Richard’s experience related to tire engineering and failure analysis is well complemented by the experience he gained earlier in his career selling, mounting, and repairing tires at a quick service tire shop.

In addition to tire design and failure analysis, Richard also has extensive design and production experience involving heavy vehicles and automotive components. His diverse engineering background qualifies Richard to investigate a range of vehicular design and crash incidents as well as manufacturing and assembly mishaps.

Richard earned degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Electronics Technology. He is a hands-on engineer with a proven, strong focus on product safety, quality, design and process improvement. Using his knowledge of automotive design and fabrication, Richard is constructing a vehicle to compete in a national race series.