Mark Fabbroni B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., P.Eng.
Mark is the principal of -30-‘s 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 11 years in the forensics industry investigating collisions involving commercial vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians, both event data records and heavy vehicle event data recorders, mechanical fitness assessments and mechanical failures. Mark is a member of Professional Engineers of Ontario, Society of Automotive Engineers, and Canadian Association of Technical Accident Investigators and Reconstructionists, and has been qualified as an expert witness in both mechanical engineering and collision reconstruction 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
- Event Data Recorders (“Black Boxes”)
- Heavy Vehicle Event Data Recorders (Truck ECMs, Train Data Recorders, etc.)
- Post-Collision Vehicle Examination
- Mechanical Fitness Assessment
- Analyses of Supplemental Restraint System Use and Performance
- Collision Scene Examination
- Visibility Assessment
- Collision Simulation
- Product Failure:
- Analysis of Mechanical Failures
- Analysis of Automotive Component Failures
- Defect / Recall Investigations
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
- 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
-30- Forensic Engineering
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
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
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
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
January 2001 – April 2001, Grand Rapids, MI, USA
- Performed noise and vibration testing of various vehicles on the road and in the lab
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, 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
- 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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