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Chip O'Toole, ACTAR

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Mr. O’Toole has over 20 years of experience in the fields of automotive service and engineering. Mr. O’Toole is experienced in materials analysis, automotive chassis and suspension, electrical and braking systems, wheel and tire, and failure analysis. His engineering experience includes assembly process engineering, product design, development, tooling design, and quality control for semiconductor packaging. Mr. O’Toole is skilled in scene investigation, evidence collection, preservation from vehicles and sites, computer photogrammetry, forensic mapping of vehicles and crash sites, and processing of 3-D digitally scanned images. He has investigated and assisted in the reconstruction of complex crashes involving multiple vehicles, heavy trucks, pedestrians, bicycles, and motorcycles. His ability to respond promptly has resulted in the preservation of critical evidence. Mr. O’Toole also competes in amateur road racing as a driver, car builder, technical inspector, and advisory committee member.

Key Expertise

  • Automotive Service
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Vehicle Material Analysis
  • Scene Investigation
  • Computer Photogrammetry
  • Forensic Mapping
  • Complex Crashes

Professional Registration:

  • #2973 ACTAR Accredited Traffic Accident Reconstructionist
  • Crash Data Retrieval System Technician I and II [Collision Safety Institute]
  • ASE Certified in Electrical/Electronic Systems, Suspension and Steering, and Brakes
  • Hunter Certified in Advanced Alignment Diagnostics