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George M. Saunders, Jr.
P.E., C.F.E.I.

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Mr. Saunders received a B.S. in Physics from Frostburg State University and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park while performing an internship at the Patuxent Naval Air Station where he continued on as a full time mechanical engineer post-graduation.  Continuing his education, Mr. Saunders earned his M.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2001.  

Mr. Saunders then left his government position to join CED Technologies where he earned his Professional Engineers license (AR, DE, MD, MS, PA, NJ, VA) and Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator Certification.  After approximately ten years at CED, Mr. Saunders formed Beacon Scientific in 2012 to realize his vision of how to support clients in the forensic sciences. Mr. Saunders successfully grew Beacon Scientific to where it is today.

Mr. Saunders is a certified training instructor in Aerial Work Platforms, Rough-Terrain Forklifts, and Crossbow Education.  Mr. Saunders is also an FAA-certified, instrument-rated private pilot.

Academic Background

M.E., Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, 2001

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, 1995

B.S., Physics, Frostburg State University, 1994

Jason S. Kiddy, Ph.D.

 

 

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Dr. Kiddy received a B.S. in Physics from Frostburg State University.  Dr. Kiddy then received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park.   He also earned a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland, where he specialized in detecting structural damage in helicopter systems.

After completion of his graduate studies, Dr. Kiddy went into industry working at Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. performing R&D in a wide variety of fields.  Dr. Kiddy successfully spun off his group from SPA to form Aither Engineering, Inc.  Aither Engineering focused its efforts primarily in the field of fiber optic sensors and applicability to a wide range of industries including Oil and Gas, Navy and Marine structures, Wind Turbines, and Aviation.  In 2011, Aither Engineering was acquired by Weatherford International where Dr. Kiddy managed the Reservoir Monitoring, Optical Sensing engineering team.  Dr. Kiddy has four patents and patents pending.  Dr. Kiddy has authored or co-authored over 20 scientific publications.

Dr. Kiddy has been an active engineering consultant since early 2016 and full-time in the role as a principle at Beacon Scientific, LLC since July 2017.

Academic Background

Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, 1999

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, 1997

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, 1995

B.S., Physics, Frostburg State University, 1994

 
Anthony L. Bocchichio
P.E., C.F.E.I., C.V.F.I., A.C.T.A.R

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Mr. Bocchichio received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology in 2002.  Mr. Bocchichio is a registered engineer in the states of Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.  Mr. Bocchichio is also a certified Fire & Explosion Investigator, certified Vehicle Fire Investigator, and an accredited Traffic Accident Reconstructionist.

 

Mr. Bocchichio has with experience in automotive accident reconstruction, product liability and analysis of mechanical systems.  He is also a member of the the National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists (NAPARS), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), and the National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI).

Mr. Bocchichio has over 15 years of experience in the field of forensic engineering with concentration on vehicular and marine accidents, fire origin and cause investigations, and mechanical systems.  

Academic Background

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Wentworth Institute of Technology, 2002