Mr. McDougall is a Senior Consultant with Engineering Systems Inc. (ESI), a professional engineering consulting firm and laboratory headquartered in Aurora, Illinois. Mr. McDougall has over eight years experience in the failure analysis, metallurgy, and fractography. His expertise in metallurgical evaluation and the analysis of metallurgical failures has been applied to a number of industries including aerospace, automotive, and power generation. Prior to joining ESI, Mr. McDougall has conducted failure analysis at Metals & Materials Engineers in Suwanee, GA, Applied Technical Services in Marietta, GA, and General Motors North America Materials Laboratory in Pontiac, Michigan. Mr. McDougall also conducted research at Michigan State University during graduate school.