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Mark R. Webster, PE, MSME, DFE, MBA

Conveyors & Materials Handling Expert

Curriculum Vitae

  • Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering, (MSME), 1990
    Specialization: Computer Aided Design of Engineering Systems
    Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), 2000
    Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
  • Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering Technology, 1983
    Professional Specialization Certificate – Microprocessor Programming
    Professional Specialization Certificate – Computer Aided Analysis
    Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee, WI
  • Associate of Science, Mechanical Design Technology, 1978
    North Central Technical Institute, Wausau, WI
  • Registered Professional Engineer (PE)
    Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin, New York, Arkansas
  • Board Certified Diplomate Forensic Engineer (DFE), 2014 to Present
    National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE)
Professional Experience

Owner, Consultant, and Expert Witness, Webster Engineering, LLC, 2011 - Present

Providing mechanical engineering analysis, consulting, and expert witness services to attorneys in cases of personal injury, product liability, and patents regarding issues such as:

  • Conveyor design and safety
  • Material handling systems
  • Material lifts and lifting systems
  • Machine design, safety, and failure
  • Hydraulics and hydraulic lifting systems
  • Elevators
  • Patents

Vice President of Engineering, Pflow Industries, Inc., 1985 - Present

Recipient of the Wisconsin Governors New Product Development Award twice for two of my designs.
Design and manufacture of:

  • Conveyor systems
  • Lifting systems
  • Custom engineered material handling systems
  • Industrial machinery and controls
  • Industry leader in Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors
ASME Codes & Standards Activity
  • Vice Chair, ASME B20.1 "Safety Standards for Conveyors and Related Equipment" committee. Member since 2002.
  • Chair, ASME Board on Safety Codes and Standards. Member since 2011.
  • ASME Board on Codes and Standards Operations. Member since 2018.
  • ASME Council on Standards and Certification. Ex-Officio Member since 2018.
  • ASME Safety Codes and Standards Awards Committee. Chair 2016 – 2018.
  • ASME Task Force on the Review of the "Examples of Use for Mechanical Engineering Students" Brochure. Current Member.
  • ASME Material Handling Engineering Division. Chair 2013-2015, Vice Chair 2012.
  • ASME Manufacturing Technical Group Operating Board. Member 2012-2015.
Professional Association Membership
  • National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
  • Wisconsin Society of Professional Engineers (WSPE)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE)
  • American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
  • American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)
  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
    • ASTM E58 Committee on Forensic Engineering, Member
Continuing Education and Training
  • Forensic Engineering Training, Various Topics, National Academy of Forensic Engineers, 2015-2018 (61 hours)
  • SolidWorks Simulation and Motion Software Training, 2014 (16 hours)
  • Autodesk Mechanical Event Simulation Software Training, 2006 (16 hours)

"I was so impressed when I deposed you as an expert for the opposition that I would like to retain you in a new conveyor case we have. This is the highest compliment for you as an expert."

"In my opinion you are the top conveyor expert in the country."

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Mark R. Webster, PE, MSME, DFE, MBA

Mark R. Webster, PE, MSME, DFE, MBA

1356 E. Friess Lake Drive
Hubertus, WI 53033

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