Dr. Stichter is a Mechanical Engineer with extensive experience in automotive, recreational, transportation, agricultural, commercial and industrial equipment and systems. He specializes in failure analysis of automobile components and systems, piping and manufacturing equipment, and mechanical devices, including industrial equipment such as forklifts and scissor lifts. He also investigates transportation related fires, and the failure modes of lithium-ion batteries in consumer devices, including e-cigarettes and hoverboards. He is also a member of the International Association of Marine Investigators, and has been involved in the testing and development of player safety components for the National Hockey League.
Dr. Stichter has significant experience in industrial manufacturing engineering including gas turbine blades and vanes coatings, box trucks, hot aerospace structures, and gas generation equipment, as well as the design of manufacturing operations and specialized equipment, such as machine guarding for personnel safety.
Dr. Stichter also has many years of experience in the design, manufacture, repair, and operation of passenger and high-performance motorcycles and racing cars from model years 1910 to present.