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 ​ ​CURRICULUM VITAE

                                                                                 CARL M. SAVAGE, JR.

President

Savage Engineering Inc.
2477 Davis St., Fenton, MI 48430
Accident Reconstruction and Safety Engineering Consultant    


CAREER HISTORY

SAVAGE ENGINEERING INC.  (1989 - Present)
Vehicle design analysis
Vehicle and component full scale, sled and laboratory testing
Accident reconstruction and analysis
Accident crash simulation

3D animation and reconstruction

Photogrammetry
Field accident research and analysis

Injury causation and biomechanical engineering analysis
Kinematics analysis


GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION (1968 - 1988)

         GM Technical Center; Warren, Michigan
Senior Staff Analysis Engineer              (1982 - 1988)
Staff Analysis Engineer                         (1977 - 1982)
Experience at Technical Center:
·       Consultant on new car & restraint system programs
Group Leader of the “Active Restraints, Unrestrained & Biomechanical Group” (1987 - 1988)
·       Ran over 100 full scale, impact sled and laboratory tests between 1977 and 1988  Numerous others were done at my direction
·       Claims evaluation  
·       Accident reconstruction & simulation 
·       Consulted on labeling, warnings and material handling 
Analysis of active and passive restraints (steering systems, child restraints, air bags, belts)
Entry and egress
         GM Proving Grounds, Safety Research & Development Laboratory; Milford, Michigan 
Senior Project Engineer            (1973 - 1976) 
Project Engineer                       (1969 - 1972) 
Test Engineer                           (1968 - 1969)  
Experience at Proving Grounds:
·       Testing and development of safety components and systems  
·       Ran over 500 full scale, impact sled and laboratory tests
·       Test technology development  
·       Field accident research and analysis 

 Accident reconstruction  
 Kinematics analysis 
 Injury causation and biomechanical engineering analysis 
 Designed safety systems  
 Co-sponsor of two GM responses to proposed Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 208
 Evaluated crashworthiness of  non GM vehicles
 Initiated study on factors influencing belt usage  


   

  CONFERENCES/MEETINGS ATTENDED
  Thirty-fifth Annual Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine; Scottsdale, Arizona; October 1990
  Thirty-fifth STAPP Car Crash Conference; Society of Automotive Engineers; San Diego, California; November 1991Vehicle Rollovers

  TOPTEC:  An Update of Current Issues; Society of Automotive Engineers; August 1993  
  Thirty-seventh Annual Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine; San Antonio, Texas; November       1993
   Low Speed Rear Impact Collision TOPTEC; Society of Automotive Engineers; Ervine, California; August 1994
   Advances in Occupant Restraint Technologies; Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine; Lyon, France; September      1994
   Sensor Design for Automotive Air Bag Systems; Society of Automotive Engineers; Troy, Michigan; May 1995
   Thirty-ninth Annual Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine; Chicago, Illinois; October 1995
   Biomechanics of Impact Trauma; Chicago, Illinois; November 1995
   Forty-first Annual Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine; Orlando, Florida; November 1997
   Forty-second Annual Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine; Charlottesville, Virginia; October

   1998 
   Forty-third Annual Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine; Barcelona (Sitges), Spain;

   September 1999
   Forty-fourth Annual Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine; Chicago, Illinois; October 2000
   SAE International Exposition and Congress; March 2002
   Forty-sixth Annual Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine; Tempe, Arizona; October 2002
   Role of the Seat in Rear Crash Safety; Presented by Society of Automotive Engineers; July 10-11, 2003
   Automotive Safety, Anatomy, Injury, Testing & Regulation; Presented by Society of Automotive Engineers; March 8-10, 2004
  SAE International Exposition and Congress; April 2005
  SAE International Exposition and Congress; April 2007
  Kettering Safety Advisory Board, Flint, MI, May, 2008
  Kettering Safety Advisory Board, Flint, MI, 2010
  International Center for Automotive Medicine (ICAM), Ann Arbor, MI, 2014


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  PATENTS
  Three patents on airbag restraint systems

  PRESENTATIONS

 ·“The Air Cushion Restraint System in Review ‑ A Comparison of Crash Tests and Actual Field Accidents” Presented to the American     Society of Mechanical Engineers; December 1, 1977

  “Historical Development of the GM Energy Absorbing Steering System” Presented at the Society of Automotive Engineers        International Congress and Exposition; February 23, 1982
  “Automotive Accident Reconstruction” Presented to The Scientech Club, Inc.; October 14, 2002
  “Car Crashes And Occupant Injuries: A Team Approach to Crash Investigation” Presented by Association for the Advancement of         Automotive Medicine and the University of Miami School of Medicine; April 19-20, 2004
  “Computerized Accident Reconstruction and Recreational Vehicle Accidents” Presented to  the Defense Research Institute;

  January  17, 2005
  “Accident Reconstruction – Techniques and Advanced Tools for Fraud Investigation” Presented to  the Michigan Chapter of the

  International Association of Special Investigative Units; October 19, 2005
  “The Expert’s Use of Computer Animation in the Courtroom” Presented to the SEAK 15th Anniversary National Expert Witness

  Conference; June 22, 2006

  PAPERS
  “Restraint System Effectiveness - A Study of Fatal Accidents” Automobile Safety Seminar; 1973
  “Dynamics and Biomechanics of Motorcycle-to-Car Glance Impact Theory and Experiment”
  “Estimation of Frontal Crush Stiffness Coefficients for Car-to-Heavy Truck Underride Collisions”
  While at General Motors, Mr. Savage published in excess of 70 reports and papers; which are the property of General Motors and

  are not readily available to Mr. Savage.

  COMMENDATIONS
  “Excellence in Oral Presentation” Society of Automotive Engineers in 1982
  Nominated for “The Young Engineer of Detroit Award” Engineering Society of Detroit; (one of eight semi-finalist)



Savage Engineering Inc.

Carl M. Savage, Jr.

 

  MATHER PLASTICS; Dixboro, Michigan (1968)
  Design Engineer and Draftsman (July 1968 - December 1968)
  Experience:  
·       Tested plastic parts
·       Designed test equipment

  MONROE AUTO EQUIPMENT; Monroe, Michigan (1965 - 1966)
  Draftsman:  June 1965 - August 1965 and June 1966 - August 1966
  Experience:
·       Drafting shock absorbers

  SAVAGE STORER MOTOR COMPANY INC.; Monroe, Michigan (1958 - 1963)
  Mechanic:  Boat rigging & repair

  EDUCATION
  DEGREE:       Bachelor of Science - Mechanical Engineering
·       University of Toledo                          (1967 ‑ 1968)
·       University of Michigan                      (1963 ‑ 1967)
·       University of Michigan - Flint           (Summer 1966)                       
·       Washtenaw Community College       (Summer 1965)

  OTHER EDUCATION
  Anatomy for Engineers; Society of Automotive Engineers, 1970
   Accident Investigation & Reconstruction; General Motors Corporation, 1972 - 1973
   PC-Crash & PC-Rect Training Workshop; Detroit, MI; March 2000
   The Role of the seat in Rear Crash Safety; Society of Automotive Engineers, 2004

  SOCIETIES & BOARDS
·       Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
·       Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM)
·       Kettering University Crash Safety Advisory Board
·       International Center for Automotive Medicine