Mr. Markushewski is highly qualified as a crashworthiness expert and a recognized leader in the field of occupant protection. He has extensive experience (since 1985) in crashworthiness, occupant crash protection, emergency escape, crash safety and survival, and life support engineering. His career has focused on the research, design, testing and evaluation of vehicular and aircraft seating systems, seat belt restraint systems, inflatable restraints, ejection seats, crashworthy seating systems and protective devices.
He is co-inventor of two (2) patents addressing occupant crash protection devices and seat design.
Over his career Mr. Markushewski has been lead investigator and crash reconstructionist in the evaluation of occupant protection system performance in military and civilian aircraft and automotive ground vehicle mishaps to determine the mechanisms of injury. He has worked with the U.S. Army in the development of advanced seating and restraint systems to protect soldiers from mine-blast related injuries. He has also worked with the National Hockey League to research, develop and test designs to improve player safety.