Robert Whelan, Jr., P.E., MEng, CFEI, MBA


Robert Whelan, Jr., P.E., MEng, CFEI, MBA
Forensic Engineer, Principal Consultant
800-482-5611 Ext: 2015
[email protected]
Based Out Of: Alabama

Send Correspondence To:

12450 Lake Station Place
Louisville KY, 40299

BIOGRAPHY

Bob Whelan is a forensic engineer and principal consultant for Donan. Mr. Whelan joined Donan in 2006 as a senior forensic engineer and office manager opening the firm’s Birmingham, Alabama office. Since that time he has also served as engineering area manager, southern territory engineering manager, and general manager of engineering for the United States. Mr. Whelan has 23 years of engineering experience in a wide range of areas and industries.

Mr. Whelan is a licensed professional engineer in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee. He is also a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, a Certified Structural Specialist for FEMA, an FAA Certified Pilot and a Dive Master. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering from Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, Tennessee, and his Master of Engineering from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Mr. Whelan also holds an MBA from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES

Professional Engineer, Alabama
Professional Engineer, Georgia
Professional Engineer, Kentucky
Professional Engineer, Mississippi
Professional Engineer, Tennessee
Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator
FEMA Structural Specialist
Private Pilot (VFR)
Dive Master
Shingle Quality Specialist, CertainTeed

AFFILIATIONS

Alabama Society of Professional Engineers
American Society of Civil Engineers
National Association of Fire Investigators
National Society of Professional Engineers
RICOWI (Roofing Industry Committee on Weather Issues, Inc.)
Young Business Leaders

COURSES TAUGHT

2015 Asphalt Shingle Roofing 400, NACA Conference, Las Vegas, NV

2015 Fact vs. Fiction: Fraud in Roofing, National Tornado Summit, Oklahoma City, OK

2015 Asphalt Shingle Roofing 200, Federated National Insurance, Sunrise, FL

2015 Fact vs. Fiction: Fraud in Roofing, Florida Insurance Fraud Education Committee (FIFEC), Orlando, FL

2014 Asphalt Shingle Roofing Wind and Hail Damage, Florida Family Insurance, Jacksonville, FL

2014 Asphalt Shingle Roofing 200, Allstate Insurance Company, Farmington Hills, MI

2014 Asphalt Shingle Roofing 200, Allstate Insurance Company, Indianapolis, IN

2014 Residential Wind and Hail Damage, Safeco Insurance Company, Atlanta, GA

2014 Fact vs. Fiction: Fraud in Roofing, Florida Insurance Educational Committee Annual Fraud Education Conference, Orlando, FL

2014 Residential Wind and Hail Damage, Encompass Insurance Company, Duluth, GA

2013 Forensic Engineering Overview, State Farm Insurance, Birmingham, AL

2013 Asphalt Shingle Roofing 200, Alabama Farmers Insurance Company, Montgomery, AL

2013 Fraud Related to Asphalt Shingle Roofing, Worley Claims, Fort Worth, TX

2012 Residential Wind and Hail Damage, Auto Owners Insurance Company, Montgomery, AL

2012 Residential Water Intrusion, Cotton States Insurance Company, Birmingham, AL

2012 Laminate and Traditional Residential Roofing Hail Damage and Industry Fraud, LCA Annual Convention, Baton Rouge, LA

2012 Asphalt Shingle Roofing 200, Four Cast Claims, Arlington, TX

2012 Fraud in Residential Roofing, Tennessee Claims Convention, Tunica, MS

2012 Laminate Roofing Hail Damage and Industry Fraud, RJMW Conference, New Orleans, LA

2012 Wind and Hail Damage to Residential Roofs, Pinnacle Insurance Company, Orlando, FL

2012 Fraud in Residential Roofing, NAMIC Conference, Savannah, GA

2012 Water Intrusion and Ice Damming, Donan Engineering Educational Seminar, Downers Grove, IL

2011 Residential Tile Roofing Systems, RJMW Conference, Charlotte, NC

2011 Water Intrusion, Orlando Claims Association, Maitland, FL

2011 Wind and Hail to Residential Roofs, Nationwide Insurance Company, Birmingham, AL

2011 Water Intrusion, Federated National Insurance Company, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2011 Commercial Hall, Nationwide Insurance Company, Birmingham, AL

2011 Residential Roofing, Georgia Farm Bureau, Macon, GA

2011 Residential and Commercial Wind and Hail, Encompass Insurance, Daluth, GA

2011 Commercial Water Intrusion, Nationwide Insurance Company, Concord, NC

2011 Residential Wind and Hail, Montgomery Claims Association, Montgomery, AL

2011 Commercial Water Intrusion, Builders Mutual Insurance Company, Raleigh, AL

2011 Rope and Harness Safety, DONAN, Louisville, KY

2011 Rope and Harness Safety, DONAN, Birmingham, CA

2011 Rope and Harness Safety, DONAN, Nashville, TN

2010 Forensic Engineering: Property, Tennessee Claims Association Convention, Pigeon Forge, TN

2010 Roofing, Tennessee Claims Association Convention, Pigeon Forge, TN

2010 Residential Roofing: Wind and Hail Damage, DONAN, Norcross, GA

2010 Residential Roofing: Wind and Hail Damage, DONAN, Atlanta, GA

2010 Residential Roofing: Wind and Hail Damage, DONAN, Alpharetta, GA

2009 Residential Construction: Defects, DONAN, Birmingham, AL

2009 Water Intrusion, DONAN, Birmingham, AL

2009 Residential Roofing: Wind and Hail Damage, DONAN, Birmingham, AL

2009 Storm Damage, DONAN, Birmingham, AL

2009 Residential Roofing: Wind and Hail Damage, DONAN, Birmingham, AL

2008 Residential Roofing: Wind and Hail Damage, DONAN, Birmingham, AL

2007 Residential Construction: Defects, DONAN, Birmingham, AL

2006 Traffic Circle: A Discussion on Roundabouts, Sain Associates, Birmingham, AL

2006 Traffic Calming: A Discussion on Traffic Calming, Sain Associates, Birmingham, AL

2006 Traffic Calming: Basic Concepts, Metro Nashville Public Works, Nashville, TN

2005 Traffic Calming: Basic Concepts, Metro Nashville Public Works, Nashville, TN

2005 Pedestrian Safety, Metro Nashville Public Works, Nashville, TN

2004 Structural Assessment of Buildings, TNTF2, Nashville, TN

EDUCATION

2014 – 2015 University of Alabama at Birmingham
Master of Business Administration, Magna
Cum Laude

2009 – 2010 University of Alabama at Birmingham
Master of Engineering, Department of Civil/
Construction Engineering, Summa Cum
Laude

1993 – 1999 Tennessee Technological University
Bachelor of Science, Industrial and
Manufacturing Engineering
Gold Key International Honor Society

Relevant Experience

2016 – Present DONAN
United States
Senior Manager, Acquisitions and Strategic
Development

2012 – 2016 DONAN
United States
General Manager of Engineering

2009 – 2012 DONAN
United States
Southern Territory Engineering Manager

2008 – 2009 DONAN
Alabama / Georgia
Engineering Area Manager
Prior: Senior Forensic Engineer

2006 – 2008 DONAN
Birmingham, Alabama
Office Manager/ Senior Forensic Engineer

2005 – 2006 Sain Associates
Birmingham, Alabama
Professional Engineer, Traffic &
Transportation Division

2003 – 2006 Metropolitan Government of Nashville
and Davidson County, Department of
Public Works
Nashville, Tennessee
Professional Engineer, Traffic Department

2003 – 2006 Metropolitan Government of Nashville
and Davidson County, Office of
Emergency Management
Nashville, Tennessee
Professional Engineer – FEMA Certified
Structural Specialist
Tennessee Task Force II

2002 Faurecia
Greenville, South Carolina
Engineering Services Engineer

2001 – 2002 Milliken and Company
Greenville, South Carolina
Process Engineer

1998 United States Postal Services
Nashville, Tennessee
Industrial Engineer Intern

1994 – 1999 Milliken and Company (Transportation
and Warehousing)
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Engineer (Co-Op)



Robert Whelan, Jr., P.E., MEng, CFEI, MBA
Forensic Engineer, Principal Consultant
800-482-5611 Ext: 2015
[email protected]
Based Out Of: Alabama

Send Correspondence To:

12450 Lake Station Place
Louisville KY, 40299

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