Mark Fabbroni B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., P.Eng.

Vice President & Practice Lead, Collision Reconstruction &, Trucking
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Our Leadership Team manages and directs decisions for our employees, helping ensure we are fulfilling the company’s strategic and organizational goals. In addition, they establish and maintain key relationships with business partners that further enhance our profitability and strong industry position.

 

expert summary

Mr. Fabbroni is Vice President and Practice Lead of 30 Forensic Engineering’s Collision Reconstruction and Trucking group, responsible for the development and management of the multidisciplinary service offering and specializing in collision reconstruction and automotive failure analysis. Mark began his career in vehicle testing, validation and root cause failure analysis, and has spent the subsequent 14 years in the forensics industry investigating over 1,200 collisions involving commercial vehicles, motorcycles, cyclists, pedestrians, event data recorders, mechanical fitness assessments, and mechanical failures. Mark is a member of Professional Engineers of Ontario, The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of Manitoba, the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta, Society of Automotive Engineers, and Canadian Association of Technical Accident Investigators and Reconstructionists, and has been qualified as an expert witness in mechanical engineering, collision reconstruction, and cargo securement by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES

Motor Vehicle Accident Investigation and Reconstruction Involving:

  • Commercial Vehicles, Automobiles, Trains, Motorcycles, Bicycles, and Pedestrians
  • Multi-disciplinary Teams
  • Passenger and Heavy Vehicle Event Data Recorders (“Black Boxes”)
  • Post-Collision Vehicle Examination
  • Mechanical Fitness Assessment
  • Supplemental Restraint System Use and Performance
  • Collision Scene Examination
  • Collision Avoidance Assessments
  • Collision Simulation

Product Failure:

  • Analysis of Automotive Component Failures including tires, wheel separations, and airbags
  • Defect / Recall Investigations
  • Analysis of Mechanical Failures

academic background

Master of Applied Science (Mechanical Engineering), NSERC Scholar, University of Toronto, 2004

M.Sc. Thesis:  Flame Propagation in Natural Gas Fueled Direct Injection Engines

Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours Mechanical Engineering) with Distinction, Dean’s Honours List, Mechatronics Option Co-operative Education, University of Waterloo, 2002

additional courses

  • 24-hour Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) Analysis and Applications Course for Engineers, Crash Data Specialists LLC, Toronto, February 2019
  • Crash Test Team Member, CATAIR AGM and Conference, Ontario Police College, Aylmer, Ontario, August 2018
  • Passenger and Commercial Vehicle Tires Seminar, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, Toronto, June 2017
  • World Reconstruction Expositions, WREX, Orlando, Florida, May 2016
  • Northwestern University Heavy Vehicle Crash Reconstruction Course, 2015
  • SAE Accessing and Interpreting Heavy Vehicle Event Data Recorders, 2014
  • CDR User’s Conference, 2008 – 2015
  • SAE World Congress, 2006 – 2014
  • CDR Technician Course, Toronto, 2006
  • CDR Data Analyst Course, Toronto, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2013
  • PC Crash Training Seminars, Toronto, 2009, 2013
  • Motorcycle Operator Training Course, Durham College, Oshawa, 2005
  • Ontario Motorcycle License, Class M2, 2005

employment background

-30- Forensic Engineering
Principal—Trucking Group
September 2015 – Present, Toronto, ON

  • Leader of -30-‘s commercial vehicle loss service offering responsible for management of the team including establishing budgets, procuring equipment and software, planning training, monitoring performance, running group meetings, and ensuring that the group’s methods and resources are state of the art in addition to lead investigator duties

Practice Lead—Collision Reconstruction
August 2013 – September 2015, Toronto, ON

  • Collision reconstruction group lead responsible for management of the team including establishing budgets, procuring equipment and software, planning training, monitoring performance, running group meetings, and ensuring that the group’s methods and resources are state of the art in addition to Senior Associate duties

Senior Associate—Collision Reconstruction
November 2010 – August 2013, Toronto, ON

  • Lead investigator and supervisor of multidisciplinary technical investigations
  • Mentor and manager of junior engineers

Associate | Collision Reconstruction
January 2006 – November 2010, Toronto, ON

  • Investigator of technical investigations primarily involving motor vehicle collisions and mechanical failures through examination, simulation, and reconstruction.

ABC Air Management Systems Incorporated
Development Engineer
October 2005 – January 2006, Toronto, ON

  • Coordinated or performed noise, vibration, performance, and durability testing of air induction systems to ensure compliance with OEM specifications
  • Analysis of product failures, recommendation/evaluation of design changes

General Motors Canadian Regional Engineering Centre
Test Engineering
January 2005 – October 2005, Oshawa, ON

  • Designed and conducted bench-level noise, vibration, performance, and durability tests
  • Instrumented vehicles to conduct field-level testing of components

University of Toronto, Dept. of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Graduate Researcher
September 2002 – October 2004

  • Conducted experiments to investigate natural gas combustion in direct injection (diesel) engines
  • Taught engineering fundamentals to students via tutorials and laboratory experiments

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada
Quality Control Intern
September 2001 – December 2001, Cambridge, ON

  • Conducted root cause investigations to address noise, vibration, handling, drivability, or quality problems and evaluated countermeasures

Paulstra CRC
Engineering Intern
January 2001 – April 2001, Grand Rapids, MI, USA

  • Performed noise and vibration testing of various vehicles on the road and in the lab

Messier-Dowty Inc.
Stress Analysis Engineering Intern
September 1999 – December 1999, Ajax, ON

  • Performed strength, fatigue, buckling, and Finite Element Analysis of various aircraft landing gear components

professional societies and associations

  • Member, Professional Engineers of Ontario
  • Member, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta
  • Member, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of Manitoba
  • Member, Society of Automotive Engineers
  • Member, Canadian Association of Technical Accident Investigators and Reconstructionists

publications and speaking engagements

  • “Separating Fact from Friction”. Canadian Underwriter, January 2013: 48-50. Fabbroni, M. A..
  • “Big Brother 2013: Event Data Recorders, aka vehicle “black boxes”, are at a tipping point”. Claims Canada, December/January 2013: 36-37. Fabbroni, M. A..
  • “Ignition by Shielded Glow Plug in Natural Gas Fueled Direct Injection Engines”.  Proceedings of ASME ICEF 2011, ICEF2011-60085, ASME Internal Combustion Engine Division 2011 Fall Technical Conference, October 2-5, 2011, Morgantown, West Virginia. Fabbroni, M. A., Wallace, J. S.
  • “Flame Propagation in Natural Gas Fueled Direct Injection Engines”.  Proceedings of ASME ICEF 2010, ICEF2010-35182, ASME Internal Combustion Engine Division 2010 Fall Technical Conference, September 12-15, 2010, San Antonio, Texas. Fabbroni, M. A., Wallace, J. S.
  •  “An Optically-Accessible Combustion Apparatus for Direct-Injection Natural Gas Ignition Studies”.  Proceedings of ASME ICEF 2007, ICEF2007-1763, ASME Internal Combustion Engine Division 2007 Fall Technical Conference, October 14-17, 2004, Charleston, South Carolina. Fabbroni, M. A., Cheng, S. X., Abate, V., Wallace, J. S.
  • “Ask the Expert: Wouldn’t a Heavier Vehicle Take Longer to Stop”. Without Prejudice Vol. 71 No. 9 (May 2007): 30-31. Fabbroni, M. A..
  • “Flame Propagation in Natural Gas Fueled Direct Injection Engines”. Fabbroni, M. A.
  • Master’s Thesis, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto. Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada, 2005.  ISBN: 0612954897

 expert testimony

  • Qualified as an expert witness in the field of mechanical engineering by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice
  • Qualified as an expert witness in collision reconstruction by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice
  • Qualified as an expert witness in the dynamics of secured and unsecured cargo for arbitration
  • Qualified as an expert witness in cargo securement by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice
 

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