Mr John Holland

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Job Title : Principal Associate
Services : Engineering, Fire & explosion, Fraud investigation, Personal injury, Road traffic accidents, Escapes of water, gas & fluid,
Location : Glasgow
Email : john.holland@hawkins.biz
Telephone: +44 1355 228 103

Qualifications

BE (Hons)   Mechanical Engineering, University College Dublin, 2000

CEng   Chartered Engineer

MIMechE   Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers

John graduated with a 1st Class Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering from University College Dublin, Ireland. As part of his degree he developed an automatic moisture sensor for use in the peat industry for which he was awarded the Hewlett Packard national award for innovation in engineering.

After a brief period with Schlumberger Oilfield Services in Peru, John returned to Ireland to take up a position as a mechanical design engineer with Timoney Technology, where he specialised in the design and development of Hydropneumatic Suspension Systems for specialty off road vehicles. In this role he also gained considerable experience with computer aided engineering techniques such as Finite Element Analysis and Vehicle Multi-body Dynamic Analysis.

John was appointed engineering manager with Timoney Technology and took over full technical responsibility for all engineering projects and products. Projects of note include the DARPA Unmanned Ground Combat Vehicle, the USMC Gladiator Tactical Unmanned Vehicle and the Timoney ADT Independent Suspension Axle System manufactured under licence by Terex Equipment Ltd.

John was also involved with the Ginaf Rally Power and DeRooy race teams for the 2007 Dakar Rally and has numerous automotive suspension patents filed in his name.

John is the Regional Manager of our Glasgow office and specialises in the investigation of fires, explosions, engineering failures and road traffic accidents. His level of experience in the design of heavy duty off road vehicles gives him a unique insight into incidents involving HGVs.

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