2018: Past Meetings

Following is a summary of meetings held in 2018, listed in reverse chronological order.
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Topic: “Independent Chemical Consulting: Succeeding As An Expert Witness
Speaker: Dr. David M. Manuta, FAIC
Biography:
Manuta Chemical Consulting, Inc. performs expert witnessing and litigation support professional support throughout the USA. Dr. Manuta will discuss how he started out as an expert witness and how he has grown his expert witness business. The use of referral services is helpful in getting started/receiving expert witness assignments.Marketing oneself and the professional services rendered are important in being successful as an expert witness. Such activity ensures that there are always cases in the pipeline.A consulting expert witness handles assignments not requiring courtroom testimony, whereas the Judge will determine whether the expert witness meets the criteria for offering expert testimony in the courtroom.It is important for the audience to know that the need for expert witness and litigation support professionals in engineering and science continues to grow. When the application of the fundamental engineering and science has a positive impact on the lives of others, we know that we are engaged in a special enterprise.

Recorded Presentation (Click to download, 174 MB) Presentation Slides (Click to open)

PLACE: Virtual Meeting
TIME: 7:00 pm ET.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Topic: “Food Industry Forensics”
Speaker: Mike Blumenthal, PhD
Biography:
Dr. Michael Blumenthal brings over 50 years’ experience in food chemistry, food processes, packaging technology, and academics.  Dr. Blumenthal operates an independent consulting laboratory and litigation support business.  Dr. Blumenthal is an Adjunct Graduate Professor (Programs) at the Rutgers University Food Science Department, and on the Advisory Council to the Chairman of the Department.Recorded Presentation (Click to download, 63 MB)  Presentation Slides (Click to open) PLACE: Virtual Meeting
TIME:  7:00 pm ET.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Topic: “Council Meeting”
April 10 Council Meeting Minutes (Click for minutes)

May 1 Task Group Notes on Membership and CHI (Click for minutes)

PLACE: Virtual Meeting.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Topic: “Council Meeting”
March 13 Council Meeting Minutes (Click for minutes)
PLACE: Virtual Meeting.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Topic: “Council Meeting”
February 13 Council Meeting Minutes (Click for minutes)
PLACE: Virtual Meeting.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Topic: “Council Meeting”
January 9 Council Meeting Minutes (Click for minutes)
PLACE: Virtual Meeting.