Gary is Director of Crashworthiness at ARCCA and is a premier expert in the fields of occupant crash protection, restraint systems, emergency escape, crash safety and survival, and life support engineering.
His main focus is research, testing, design, and development of occupant crash safety systems, including child safety seats, and he has collaborated with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the American Academy of Pediatric Child Injury Prevention, National SAFE KIDS Campaign, and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia regarding child restraint research and investigation projects.
Gary was also the technical lead on several programs to develop an advanced occupant crash protection system for Army ground vehicles, as well as a program with NIOSH to study occupant crash protection of ambulance occupants, and he was the Subject Matter Expert on another Army program to improve occupant crash protection in the HMMWV ground vehicle. He is currently the technical lead on an Army program to improve blast and crash protection in Army ground vehicles.
Since 1978 he has been investigating automotive and aircraft mishaps and providing expert testimony in his specialty fields.
To learn more about Gary or to contact him, Visit Gary Whitman, B.S.M.E. Page. You can also view his educational video entitled: “Car seat safety: A car crash expert’s view on proper tightening of an infant car seat”.