David W. Sallmann


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David Sallmann received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology and his Master of Business Administration from Loyola University. He has worked in the field of automotive and forensic engineering for over thirty-eight years. For the past seventeen years, David Sallmann has served Rudny & Sallmann Engineering. During that time he has consulted and provided expert testimony regarding accident reconstruction and vehicle designs. He has performed numerous tests on vehicles and vehicle components. He has also performed staged collisions on automobiles, light trucks and motorcycles. Prior to founding Rudny & Sallmann Engineering, he designed, tested and developed construction, mining, and agricultural vehicles for several major manufacturers. In addition to a list of vehicle designs, David Sallmann developed heavy-duty brakes, transmissions and axles. He also developed standard test procedures and wrote service manuals for off highway vehicles. David Sallmann is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Society of Safety Engineers and the Society of Automotive Engineers. He is an active member of several SAE committees including the Accident Investigation / Reconstruction Practices Committee, the Accident Reconstruction Publications Review Committee and the Heavy Truck Reconstruction Forum. He is a past member of the SAE Drivelines and Transmissions Organizing Committee and the Trailer Sway Stability Subcommittee. David Sallmann has also published peer reviewed articles regarding accident reconstruction. In addition to his experience with land vehicles, David Sallmann has extensive experience with watercraft. He has taught classes in boating safety and has testified regarding watercraft accidents. His curriculum vitae is available on request.

Donald Rudny received his Bachelor of Science and Masters degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Mr. Rudny is a Registered Professional Engineer in the States of Illinois and Hawaii. He has been the president of Rudny & Sallmann Engineering for the past seventeen years, and during that time he has consulted and provided expert testimony regarding automotive engineering, vehicle accident reconstruction, vehicle dynamics, failure analysis, regulatory compliance, drivetrain and hydraulics design analysis. Prior to founding Rudny & Sallmann Engineering, Donald Rudny worked as a design and consulting engineer for more than twenty years. He directed diesel engine development for a large truck manufacturer. He also designed a high efficiency personal highway vehicle. Donald Rudny has developed components for off-highway vehicles. In addition to working for vehicle manufacturers, he provided assistance to the automobile industry through his engineering services company that designed and constructed prototype components for the automotive and material processing industries. He also worked as a forensic engineer for two firms prior to establishing Rudny & Sallmann Engineering, Ltd. Donald Rudny is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Society of Safety Engineers, the Society of Automotive Engineers, the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers, the National Society of Professional Engineers, and the National Association of Accident Reconstruction Specialists. He is an active member of several SAE committees. He holds two design patents and has published numerous articles regarding automotive engineering and vehicle accident reconstruction. His curriculum vitae is available on request. Donald F. Rudny P.E.


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