James R. Graf, P.E., CFEI


James R. Graf, P.E., CFEI
Forensic Engineer
800-482-5611 Ext: 1097
[email protected]
Based Out Of: Ohio

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12450 Lake Station Place
Louisville KY, 40299

BIOGRAPHY

Jim Graf joined Donan in 2009 and currently serves as forensic engineer. Mr. Graf has 11 years of engineering experience and 15 years of experience as an electrician prior to that. He is a subject matter expert in electrical building system design and installation, electrical project cost estimating, electrical system failures, troubleshooting electrical controls for building systems and machines, and other areas. His previous experience includes work in the following industries: commercial and industrial (steel mills) electrical system design. Mr. Graf works on a variety of projects at Donan including electrical fires, electrical estimates, water damage to electrical building systems, underground wiring failures, lightning strike damage to houses and other structures, electrical motor testing, and hail and wind damage to shingles.

Mr. Graf is a licensed professional engineer in Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, and is a Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Cleveland State University.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERTISE

Lightning Damage
Electrical Failures
Electrical Project Cost Estimating
Troubleshooting Electrical Controls

PROJECT EXAMPLES

Electrical System Failures
Lightning Strike Claims
Water Damage to Electrical Building Systems
Underground Wiring Failure
Electrical Motor Failures
Electrical Fire Origin & Cause
Wind & Hail Damage to Shingles

CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES

Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator
Professional Engineer, Indiana
Professional Engineer, Kansas
Professional Engineer, Kentucky
Professional Engineer, Maryland
Professional Engineer, Michigan
Professional Engineer, New Hampshire
Professional Engineer, New York
Professional Engineer, Ohio
Professional Engineer, Pennsylvania
Professional Engineer, West Virginia

AFFILIATIONS

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
National Association of Fire Investigators

EDUCATION

1998 Cleveland State University
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Relevant Experience

2009 – Present DONAN
Cleveland, Ohio
Forensic Engineer

2002 – 2009 Alpha Electric, Inc.
North Royalton, Ohio
Former Owner

1998 – 2002 CMM Company
Cleveland, Ohio
Electrical Engineer

1996 – 1998 Phillips Electric
Cleveland, Ohio
General Foreman



James R. Graf, P.E., CFEI
Forensic Engineer
800-482-5611 Ext: 1097
[email protected]
Based Out Of: Ohio

Send Correspondence To:

12450 Lake Station Place
Louisville KY, 40299

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