Over thirty years of automotive engineering and automotive racing experience, most of those working within the automotive industry, has given Neil a unique insight into what is and is not possible in the production of a motor vehicle. He has witnessed some of the best and worst the industry has to offer. He has held coveted positions as the original Dodge Viper development engineer, 2005-06 Ford GT chief engineer and Executive Director of Engineering at McLaren Motorcars in Woking, England. He brings this experience to FACT with a dedication to truth and a great perspective of today's automotive industry. Mr. Hannemann has a large array of expertise in the automotive field and he has experience with every system that comprises a modern automobile. Particular areas of current activity include: structural crashworthiness and restraints performance, vehicle fire analysis, electronic stability control, aftermarket wheel analysis and sudden unintended acceleration cases. Mr. Hannemann has been deemed qualified to testify by courts in the U.S.
Richard has forty plus years of automotive experience, with over thirty years working as a full time forensic expert in litigation. Mr. Hille has testified in numerous depositions and trials throughout the United States. He employs a very practical approach when you are looking for help with your complex transportation litigation. Vehicle examination, analysis and testing have all been major areas of involvement for Richard for these many years. Dynamic and static vehicle testing, event data recorder (black box) downloading and data analysis, trial display production, research, interrogatories and request for production assistance and expert deposition consultation are all within the range of skills Richard will bring to your case work. Mr. Hille is also a Captain of the Santa Barbara Sheriff's Aero Squadron, a volunteer aviation group that provides varied aviation services for the Sheriff's Office.
Paula's over thirty years of work with Mr. Hille as the administrative partner at their prior firm, has endowed her with a very unique understanding of all the practical issues related to the operation of a successful independent consulting firm. Scheduling, report production, billing and file preparation all fall well within her expertise. All of our clients will be dealing with Paula at some level and you will find the experience a pleasant one. She will do everything in her power to keep your cases on track. Paula's unique understanding of automobiles, through her involvement in automobile racing and high performance driving schools along with her knowledge of the automotive forensic world will allow her to provide guidance that you would not normally expect from an administrative partner. Paula is also very familiar with many experts in fields outside of our areas of expertise and can provide you with the names and contact information for quite a variety of competent experts.