Richard C. Moakes, CEng
Richard C. Moakes, CEng, has a Bachelor’s degree in Production Engineering from the University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology in the United Kingdom with over thirty-seven years of experience as an engineer.
As a senior engineer at Breed Technologies (a leading worldwide manufacturer and supplier of airbag systems to the automotive industry and now known as Key Safety Systems), Mr. Moakes was involved in research and development programs related to electronic sensors for airbags, inflators, and smart airbag systems. His development work resulted in patents being filed in his name.
Mr. Moakes also provides a specialty resource by bringing to the firm over thirteen years of experience in manufacturing processes, workplace and factory design, as well as factory start-ups both in the United States and overseas. In particular, Mr. Moakes was involved in the development and manufacture of optical fiber communication cables from the industry’s infancy days in the 1980s. Mr. Moakes provides engineering evaluation regarding fiber optics and copper wire and cable technology.
At Consulting Engineers & Scientists, Inc. Mr. Moakes’ responsibilities include vehicular accident reconstruction (automobiles, trucks, buses, street cars, etc.), airbag analysis, material handling, workplace layout, machine guarding, and industrial lift truck evaluation. He has evaluated accidents involving vehicles, pedestrians, and motorcycles and also has investigated matters concerning golf carts, all terrain vehicles, watercraft, and power and telecommunication cables.