Raffi Engeian B.A.Sc., MBA, P.Eng.

Senior Associate, Collision Reconstruction
Direct: 647-738-5669

Our Associates perform on-site investigations to determine origin and cause of complex losses. Their process: examine and collect evidence, take on-site photos, interview witnesses, conduct testing in our lab and analyze data to produce technical reports that are clear and concise.

 

expert summary

Mr. Engeian is a Senior Associate with the Collision Reconstruction Group at -30- Forensic Engineering. He graduated from the University of Windsor with a Bachelor in Applied Science (Mechanical Engineering) and a Master of Business Administration. Raffi has focused on motor vehicle collision reconstruction and fraud investigations since 2007 and received his Professional Engineer designation in 2009. He has been a Forensic Engineer in the Collision Reconstruction Group at -30- since June of 2013. Raffi has investigated hundreds of collisions (including nighttime collisions) involving automobiles, cyclists, pedestrians, off-road and commercial vehicles, and motorcycles. He has also investigated vehicle damage with respect to alleged collision circumstances. Raffi is qualified as an Expert Witness in Accident Reconstruction in arbitrations, the Ontario Court of Justice, and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Small Claims Court).

SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES

Collision Reconstruction and Fraud Investigation:

  • Passenger and commercial vehicles, motorcycles and recreational vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians
  • Specialized in low speed and suspected staged (fraudulent) collisions
  • Vehicle examination
  • Supplemental Restraint System (airbag) deployment and seatbelt use assessment
  • Vehicle mechanical fitness assessment
  • Event Data Recorder (black box) data retrieval and analysis
  • Collision simulation and animation
  • Vehicle dynamics and collision testing/research
  • Collision scene examination
  • Visibility assessment
  • Occupant kinematics assessment

Design and Development of Automotive Sub-assemblies:

  • Design failure mode and effects analysis (DFMEA)
  • Engineering drawing preparation and review
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance (GD&T)
  • Prototyping and Failure Testing
  • Lean Methodology and Six Sigma Statistical Analysis

academic background

Master of Business Administration, University of Windsor, 2004

Bachelor of Applied Science (Mech. Engineering), University of Windsor, 2002

additional courses and training

  • Passenger and Commercial Vehicle Tires Seminar, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, Toronto, June 2017
  • Ontario Police College Crash Testing, Aylmer, April 2017
  • The Advocates’ Society: Examining Experts, Toronto, April 2017
  • World Reconstruction Expositions, WREX, Orlando, Florida, May 2016
  • The Advocates’ Society: Examining Experts, Toronto, February 2016
  • The Advocates’ Society: Examining Experts, Toronto, May 2015
  • ARC-CSI Crash Conference, Las Vegas, June 2009, 2012, 2015
  • Society of Automotive Engineers International Congress and Exposition, Detroit, annually
  • Canadian Association of Technical Accident Investigators and Reconstructionists: Conference and Annual General Meeting, Ontario Police College, Aylmer, Ontario, August 2014
  • Civil Litigation Skills Program: Examining and Cross-examining Experts, The Advocate’s Society, Toronto, Ontario, May 2014
  • Crash Data Retrieval System Analysis and Applications training, Toronto, October 2013
  • PC-Crash Expert: Rollovers, Tractors and Trailers, Online Training, September 2013
  • Expert Witness Training, The Advocates’ Society, Toronto, Ontario, May 2013
  • PC-Crash Essentials Online Training, March 2013
  • Human Factors Collision Analysis, Theory and Practice lecture, Mississauga, January 2013
  • Crash Data Retrieval System Analysis and Applications training, Toronto, March 2011
  • Winter Tires lecture, Bridgestone Canada, Toronto, October 2010
  • Crash Data Retrieval System Technical Certification course, Collision Safety Institute, Toronto, March 2010
  • Human Injury in Automobile Collisions lecture, Canadian Society of Medical Evaluators, Toronto, Ontario, April 3, 2009
  • Data for Vehicle Dynamics Modelling lecture, University of Toronto, March 28, 2009
  • Tire Testing and Modelling for Vehicle Dynamics lecture, Ryerson University, March 2009
  • Tolerance Stack-Up course, Society of Automotive Engineers, Troy, March 2006
  • Injection Moulding Design Conference, DuPont, Mississauga, November 2005
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance course, St. Clair College, Windsor, July 2005
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Technical Training, Six Sigma Academy, Plymouth, November 2004
  • Failure Mode & Effects Analysis Certification, Global Quality Institute, Windsor, October 2003

employment background

-30- Forensic Engineering
Senior Associate—Collision Reconstruction
June 2013 – Present, Toronto, ON

  • Conducting and managing technical investigations primarily involving motor vehicle collision reconstruction, vehicle mechanical fitness assessments and fraud investigations

Kodsi Engineering Incorporated
Accident Reconstruction Consultant
2007 – 2013, Mississauga, ON

  • Acted as reconstruction consultant, specializing in staged collision assessments

Schukra of North America 
Systems/Project Engineer
2003 – 2006, Windsor, ON

  • Developed customized lumbar systems for Tier 1 automotive interiors suppliers
  • Worked directly under Directors of Program Management/Engineering and Director of North American Operations to learn and implement change in the Program Management Process

Ford Motor Company of Canada
MBA Cooperative Education Student Employee
2003, Windsor, ON

  • Co-op student working in Materials Logistics and Planning

Nemak of Canada
Engineering Cooperative Education Student Employee
2001, Windsor, ON

  • Co-op student working in Quality Assurance

Siemens Automotive
Engineering Cooperative Education Student Employee
2001, Windsor, ON

  • Co-op student working in Research and Development with a focus on Active Noise Control

professional societies and associations

  • Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO), Member
  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), Member
  • Canadian Association of Technical Accident Investigators and Reconstructionists (CATAIR), Member

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • “Identifying Red Flags from a Vehicle Damage & Injury Biomechanics,” Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group, Lindsay, ON, November, 2015
  • “Identifying Red Flags from a Vehicle Damage Perspective,” CASIU 15th Annual Fraud Forum, Thornhill, ON, September 2015
  • “TD SIU Summit,” Toronto, ON, June, 2015
  • Expert witness, “Cross-examination: Strategies for Success,” Advocates Society, Toronto, ON, May 2015
  • “Identifying Red Flags from a Vehicle Damage Perspective,” The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company, Travelers Insurance Company of Canada, Oakville, ON, May 2015
  • “Issues in Collision Reconstruction and Biomechanics,” East Collision Reporting Centre, Toronto, ON, March, 2015

PUBLICATIONS

  • R. Engeian, J. Leblanc, E. Christensen, S. Kodsi, “Accident Reconstruction: Seeking Certainty in an Uncertain World,” Kodsi Engineering Inc., October 2012
  • S. Kodsi, R. Engeian, K. Cassidy, J. Leblanc, “Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Turn…,” Kodsi Engineering Inc., OIAA WP Magazine, April 2012
  • S. Kodsi, R. Engeian, “The Current Stage for Staged Collisions,” Kodsi Engineering Inc., OIAA WP Magazine, January 2009

COURT APPEARANCES

  • Qualified as an Expert Witness in Collision Reconstruction in arbitrations (FSCO, ADR Chambers), the Ontario Court of Justice (Criminal Court), and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Small Claims Court).
 

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