David Riggs, P.E., CFEI, CVFI


David Riggs, P.E., CFEI, CVFI
General Manager, Component Testing
800-482-5611 Ext: 2041
[email protected]
Based Out Of: Kentucky

Send Correspondence To:

2101 Production Drive
Louisville, KY 40299

BIOGRAPHY

David Riggs joined Donan in 2006 and currently serves as general manager for the firm’s Component Testing Laboratory. He has 13 years of engineering experience, and has completed more than three thousand forensic investigations. Mr. Riggs has worked in the following industries: forensic engineering, HVAC and plumbing design, and commercial construction. His project capabilities include HVAC, water losses from plumbing failures, fire investigations, and carbon monoxide related failures, among others.

Mr. Riggs is a licensed professional engineer in Kentucky and Ohio, a certified fire and explosion investigator, and a certified vehicle fire investigator. He earned his Master’s degree and Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, as well as his MBA, from the University of Louisville.

PROJECT EXAMPLES

HVAC
Plumbing Failures
Appliances
Fire Investigations
Carbon Monoxide

CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES

Professional Engineer, Kentucky
Professional Engineer, Ohio
Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator, National
Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator, National

AFFILIATIONS

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning, (ASHRAE)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, (ASME)
National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI)
National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP)
Pi Tau Sigma, International Mechanical Engineering Honor Society

COURSES TAUGHT

2016 Donan Component Testing – Product Failure Identification (webinar), 10 Occurrences, Multiple audiences
2016 Donan Component Testing – Product Failure Identification, Auto Owners Insurance, Columbus Ohio
2016 Donan Component Testing – Product Failure Identification, Nationwide, Columbus Ohio
2016 Initializing Subrogation (webinar), Esurance, Dallas, Texas
2015 How to Identify Key Plumbing Failures and Trends, NASP Kentucky Chapter Meeting, Louisville, Kentucky
2015 Donan Component Testing – Product Failure Identification (webinar), 6 Occurrences, Multiple audiences
2015 Donan Component Testing – Product Failure Identification, AAA Insurance, Colorado Springs, Colorado
2013 Initializing Subrogation, 5 Occurrences, Multiple audiences and locations
2013 High Volume Plumbing Failures: What to Watch for and How to Win, NASP Annual Conference
2013 Water Losses: Plumbing & Appliances, Charlotte, North Carolina
2012 Initializing Subrogation, 5 Occurrences, Multiple audiences and locations
2012 Initializing Subrogation (webinar), Farm Bureau Financial Services, Louisville, Kentucky
2011 Initializing Subrogation, 3 Occurrences, Multiple audiences and locations
2011 HVAC Lightning Damage, 3 Occurrences, Multiple audiences and locations
2010 Understanding How to Manage Subrogation, Donan Engineering, Louisville, Kentucky
2010 Investigating Failures with Subrogation Potential, Donan Engineering, Louisville, Kentucky
2009 Product Subrogation, Donan Engineering, Louisville, Kentucky
2009 Product Failures, State Farm Insurance Company, Lincoln, Nebraska
2009 Investigating Lightning Damage to Air Conditioning Systems, Donan Engineering, Louisville, Kentucky
2008 The Root Cause of Appliance and Component Failures, Kentucky Claims Association, Bowling Green, Kentucky
2008 Washing Machine Failure Analysis, Donan Engineering, Louisville, Kentucky

EDUCATION

2004 University of Louisville
Master of Business Administration
2003 University of Louisville
Master of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
2002 University of Louisville
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering

Relevant Experience

2006-Present DONAN
Louisville, Kentucky
General Manager, Component Testing Lab

2004-2006 Hallman-Finley Associates, LLC
Louisville, Kentucky
Project Engineer

2003-2004 University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky
Senior Level Mechanical Laboratory Teaching Assistant

2000-2001 CMTA Engineers, Inc.
Louisville, Kentucky
Mechanical Designer

2000-2004 University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky
Lecturer, Speed School of Engineering



David Riggs, P.E., CFEI, CVFI
General Manager, Component Testing
800-482-5611 Ext: 2041
[email protected]
Based Out Of: Kentucky

Send Correspondence To:

2101 Production Drive
Louisville, KY 40299

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