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Mike Smith

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Mike Smith has a mechanical engineering and construction project management background with over 20 years of experience across multiple industries. He specializes in damage assessment, equipment recovery solutions, repair versus replacement analysis, comparable replacement analysis, production mitigation solutions, and claims analysis surrounding technology-related issues.

He has a wide range of equipment expertise gained through his work in deep-shaft coal mining, power generation, wastewater treatment, and textile manufacturing. Mike has a proven ability to interface with clients, vendors, and contractors to provide project solutions and conflict resolutions to ensure project goals remain on track.

Mike is involved in post-loss equipment inspections, damage assessments, estimating, and on-site project monitoring. He has extensive involvement in numerous major loss assignments throughout the United States and has consulted on large, complex insurance losses, including steel forging, rubber processing, tire manufacturing, glass sand processing, heavy equipment, and food processing.

Mike delivers expertise spanning a wide range of industries and equipment types, including: mechanical and industrial, manufacturing, heavy equipment, commercial equipment, laboratory and scientific systems, electronic and specialized systems, semiconductors, medical systems, telecommunications, and aerosciences, among others.

Key Expertise

  • Equipment Damage Assessments
  • Equipment Contamination Analysis
  • Reinstatement Option Determinations
  • Reinstatement Cost Estimation, Including Repair vs. Replacement Analysis
  • Vendor/OEM Report, Repair Quotes & Replacement Quote Analysis
  • Equipment Inventory/Configuration Documentation
  • Comparable Replacement Equipment Analysis & Identification of Upgrades
  • RCV & ACV Pricing/Repair Proposal Evaluation
  • Reestablishing Production Capabilities to Minimize Business Interruption
  • Claim Presentation Evaluations
  • Cyber Analysis & Data Forensics
  • Report Development
  • Desktop Reviews

Professional Affiliations/Memberships/Licenses/Training:

  • OSHA 30-Hour Construction Safety and Health
  • Certified Welding Inspector, American Welding Society, AWS QC1, 2007-2013
  • NACE Coating Inspector (CIP) Level 2 – Certified, 2009-2015
  • Impoundment Inspection Qualification, U.S. Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration
  • Methane and Oxygen Deficiency Detection, U.S. Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration
  • Mine Foreman Certificate, Alabama Board of Examiners of Mine Personnel
  • Mine Rescue Teams for Underground Coal Mines, MSHA CFR Part 49
  • Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), Use and Maintenance