Mr. Maddox is a forensic engineer specializing in fire investigations, failure analysis of mechanical components, automobile and heavy truck accident reconstruction, vehicle component and tire failure analysis, and mechanical testing including stress analysis. He is skilled in analyzing crush data, and pre and post accident data obtained from on board vehicle data recorders using the computer automated Crash Data Retrieval System (CDR). He is experienced with vehicle theft investigations including fire origin and cause, and the analysis of ignitions, alarm systems and locking systems to determine if tampering occurred. In addition, he is skilled in examining vehicle components such as brakes, engines, transmissions and lamps to determine if a failure occurred. Mr. Maddox has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Portland and is licensed in Oregon and Washington (PE-Mechanical).