PROFILE EXPERTISE · Recreational powerboat designer, 25+ years, continuing · Licensed Structural Engineer, Florida PE 56149 · U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels, Ret. With Commercial Assistance Towing endorsement · Corporate boat handling safety trainer, Boston Whaler · Licensed FAA Private Pilot · Teaching Assistant Mechanics of Materials · Powerboat Helm Layout and Design · Powerboat Boarding Area Design · Powerboat Seating and Ergonomics Design · Powerboat Machinery and Structural Design · Boat Owner’s Manual Author, Boston Whaler and Stingray Powerboats · Technical Illustrator, Owners Manuals and construction documentation, engineering details produced at a users level ACHIEVEMENTS · My deposition in a boating accident case resulted in an immediate settlement · An accident reconstruction team used my boat handling and boat construction advice to model a boating accident · I represent engineering departments in a boardroom setting to present facts that all can understand · I directed commercial boat testing for 15 years under severe conditions, with no injuries WORK EXPERIENCE 6/2000 – Present Design Engineer, Owner OneDesign, Ltd. Co. (12+ years) · Design Engineering for 10 Hinckley Yachts new models · Engineering and CAD modelling for ten Everglades Boats new models · Engineering and CAD modelling for seven Edgewater new models · Engineering CAD models for a Light Sport Aircraft · Expert witness in a Jacksonville Sheriff boating accident, settled · Additional design clients include: MasterCraft, Albury Brothers, Bluewater, Stingray, Boston Whaler, Regal Marine, · Venture Marine, Twin Vee, MB Sports, Bahama Boatworks, Bluewater Sportfishing Boats, Cape Horn, and more. 11/93 – 6/2000 Chief Design Engineer Boston Whaler (7 years) · Lead Design Engineer for 19 new models 13’ to 34’ in length; Sales doubled · Successfully re-entered Boston Whaler in the cabin boat market · Directed 100 hour product testing on all new models · Operated an instrumented boat during severe testing. Directed analysis of the results · Was granted two patents pertaining to boat construction · Implemented 3D computer modelling in the design of new boats · Authored Owner’s Manuals · Expert Witness in a Louisiana Sheriff’s boating accident, settled 10/89 – 11/93 Design Engineer Stingray Boat Company (4 years) · Design Engineering and 3D CAD modelling of eleven new models · Completed product testing on all new models · Integrated engineering details and methods into marketing materials · Authored all Owner’s Manuals 9/87 – 10/89 Design Engineer Regal Marine Industries (2 years) · Lead Engineer in six new models 19’ to 33’ · Introduced 3D Computer tools in boat design EDUCATION 1984-1987 University of New Hampshire Master of Science, Ocean Engineering 1979-1984 University of Wisconsin, Madison BS Engineering Mechanics
Curriculum Vitae Daniel J Mielke, PE 202 Railroad Ave, Edgewater, FL 32132 Tel 386 424-0049 Dan@OneDesignLtd.com
Powerboat Design Engineer with 25 years experience in the marine industry, a professional engineering license, a captains license and a lifetime of boat use now offered as an Expert Witness in recreational boat design, construction, safety and operation.