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Gerald O. Davis, P.E.

Conducting Root-Cause Failure Analyses (RCFA) of Metallic Materials and
Corrosion, Its Control and Possibly Useful Operating Tactics

Jerry has over 40 years of experience and education in mechanical and metallurgical engineering in a variety of industries and functions. Since 2004 he has operated Davis Materials & Mechanical Engineering, Inc. (DMME) in Glen Allen, Virginia. There he does root-cause failure analyses as a consultant to industries and acts as an expert witness for litigation involving his areas of knowledge. His special interests are metallic corrosion analysis and control and related mechanical failure mechanisms. He is licensed as a professional engineer (P.E.) in Virginia and Delaware. He has current experience in providing on-site training courses for working engineers in materials engineering areas. His formal education includes a BS in mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech and a MS in metallurgy/corrosion from the University of Delaware.

Christopher T. Link, P.E.
Fall Protection Essentials

Chris was raised outside of Ashland, VA, a small town north of the capital city of Richmond, and he now lives on the north side of the City of Richmond. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Science and Mechanics and a Master of Engineering Degree in Civil Engineering, both from Virginia Tech. Chris' graduate research supported two separate projects, both focused on developing low-cost fiber-reinforced composite structural products for bridge applications.

Prior to his current position, Chris acquired 7 years of commercial construction experience, spending the most recent 5 years working in the architectural precast industry providing structural design, detailing, and project management services to the precast architectural concrete industry. This work serviced a client portfolio of real estate development, precast manufacturing and precast erection activities covering the East and Gulf coasts.

Chris has been with ITAC Fall Protection Services since May of 2010. He performs structural analyses and site audits, designs and oversees the fabrication of fall protection systems including any necessary custom anchorages, conducts on and off-site training courses, supports all installation activities within the group, and assists in the management of group projects.

Richard Mandarino
Project Management Certification (PMP) Prep Course

Extensive experience in the field of high tech service delivery and service marketing, including 14 years in management. Responsible for achieving financial and technical objectives, a high level of customer satisfaction and employee morale. Very active in numerous quality initiatives, including ISO9000 and Six Sigma. Achieved PMI Certification on December 18, 2001. Responsible for Project Management of numerous successful projects. Instructed a total of 38 PMP Certification classes since Feb 2005. Led to: 245 new PMP Certified PMs.

Experience as PMI Certified Instructor
Virginia Tech-Richmond Campus (8 Day Classes)
Virginia Tech Arlington Location (5 Day Class)
Capital One-Richmond Corporate Campus (4 Day Classes)
Dept of Education – Washington DC (4 Day Classes)
Hampton Roads Sanitation – Virginia Beach, Va (8 Day Class)

University of Georgia - BS
Virginia Commonwealth University - MBA
George Washington Univ. - Master’s Certificate in Project Management

Continuing & Professional Education @ Virginia Tech