John C. Glennon, Jr.
John C. Glennon, Jr.,
Automotive Technologist

John C. Glennon, Chartered

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SYNOPSIS

 

Mr. Glennon is a Forensic Automotive Technologist. His professional capabilities include both the analysis and reconstruction of motor-vehicle crashes and motor-vehicle related industrial accidents. He has specialized knowledge in crash reconstruction, crash analysis, automotive maintenance, automotive repair, automotive mechanical failure analysis, large truck safety, and large truck regulatory compliance. Mr. Glennon has evaluated crashes and accidents for all types of on-highway and off-highway vehicles. However, the largest percentage of his case experience has involved the application of his specialized knowledge to on-highway large truck crashes.

 

Mr. Glennon has a vast knowledge of motor vehicles that he has obtained from personal, professional, and educational experiences. All of his formal education was obtained from Pittsburg State University, which is considered one of the top three Automotive Technology schools in the nation and is the home of the thirty-three million dollar Kansas Technology Center. While attending Pittsburg State University, Mr. Glennon was recognized as the only student ever to have successfully completed all three of the Automotive Programs offered by Pittsburg State. His experience covers all areas of collision repair and mechanical diagnosis and repair of passenger vehicles, large trucks, heavy equipment, and motorcycles. Other areas of experience include customizing of racing and recreational vehicles, and operating and racing motorcycles, boats, and personal watercraft.

 

Mr. Glennon is a Certified Master Automotive Technician, a Certified Master Heavy-Duty Truck Technician, a Certified Master Automotive Collision Technician, and a licensed commercial vehicle driver. He is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers, Tire Industry Association, and the Midwest Association of Technical Accident Investigators.

 

 

EDUCATION

 

B.S.T., Automotive Technology, Pittsburg State University, 1998

 

A.A.S., Automotive Service Technology, Pittsburg State University, 1995

 

T.C., Autobody Technology, Pittsburg State University, 1993

 

Bachelor of Science in Technology, Automotive Technology - This degree had an emphasis in both the areas of automotive manufacturing and diesel and heavy equipment. This program studied the design, engineering, maintenance, and repair of automotive systems as well as automotive manufacturing processes. Some of the required courses included truck brakes, steering and suspension, fuels and lubricants, hydraulics, metal casting, computer-aided manufacturing, design problem solving, industrial safety, and transportation safety.

 

 

Associate of Applied Science, Automotive Service Technology – This program studied the design and engineering of automotive mechanical systems with extensive hands-on experience. Laboratory coursework provided technician training, which focused on diagnosis and repair of mechanical systems of an automobile. Some of the required courses included Automotive Brakes, Steering and Suspension Systems, Fuel Systems, and Electrical Systems.

 

Technical Certificate, Autobody Technology - One-year (45 credit hours) program studied the design and construction of automotive structures as well as collision damage analysis and collision repair techniques with extensive hands-on experience. Laboratory courses emphasized the proper techniques used in damage analysis, straightening, sectioning, and welding of both structural and nonstructural collision damage. Some of the required courses include autobody construction, autobody structural components, major collision theory, welding techniques, and metal fabrication.

 

 

CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES

 

Commercial Drivers License - Fully-endorsed Class A and M commercial driver's license from the State of Kansas, 1998

 

National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) - Master Certified Automotive Technician, 1997 to present

 

National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) - Master Certified Heavy-Duty Truck Technician, 1999 to present

 

National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) - Master Certified Automotive Collision Technician, 1998 to present

 

Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) - Certified Traffic Control Inspector, 2008


Tire Industry Association (TIA)
- Certified Commercial Tire Service Technician Instructor, 2007

 

American Automobile Association (AAA) – Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician, 2001. Recertified 2003, 2005, 2007

 

National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) - Certified in preventative maintenance and inspection of heavy-duty trucks, 2004.  Recertified 2009

 

National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) - Certified in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning of heavy-duty trucks, 2004.  Recertified 2009

 

National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) - Certified in diesel engines for heavy-duty trucks, 2003. Recertified 2008

 

National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) - Certified in drive train systems for heavy-duty trucks, 1999. Recertified 2004, 2009

 

National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) - Certified in electrical and electronic systems for heavy-duty trucks, 1999. Recertified 2003, 2008

 

National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) - Certified in engine repair for heavy-duty trucks, 1999

 

National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) - Certified in air and hydraulic brake systems for heavy duty trucks, 1998Recertified 2003, 2008

 

National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) - Certified in steering and suspension systems for heavy-duty trucks, 1998. Recertified 2003, 2008

 

National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) - Certified in autobody nonstructural analysis and damage repair, 1998. Recertified 2004, 2009

 

National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) - Certified in autobody mechanical and electrical systems components, 1998. Recertified 2004, 2009

 

National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) - Certified in engine repair, 1997. Recertified 2001, 2006

 

National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) - Certified in automotive steering and suspension systems, 1997. Recertified 2001, 2006

 

National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) - Certified in automotive brake systems, 1997, Recertified 2001, 2006

 

National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) - Certified in engine performance, 1997. Recertified 2001, 2006

 

National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) - Certified in automatic trans-missions and transaxles, 1997, Recertified 2002, 2007

 

National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) - Certified in manual transmissions, drive trains, and axles, 1997. Recertified 2002, 2007

 

National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) - Certified in automotive electrical and electronic systems, 1997. Recertified, 2002, 2007

 

National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) - Certified in automotive heating and air conditioning, 1997. Recertified, 2002, 2007

 

National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) - Certified in autobody paint and refinishing, 1993. Recertified 1999, 2004, 2009

 

National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) - Certified in autobody structural analysis and damage repair, 1993. Recertified 1999, 2004, 2009

 

 

CRASH RECONSTRUCTION SEMINARS AND TRAINING

 

Lawyers and Judges Publishing Company - Seminar on the role of human factors in traffic crashes, Anaheim, CA, 2001

 

Vericom Computers, Inc. – Acceleration and VC2000 familiarization training course, Topeka, KS, 2000

 

Lawyers and Judges Publishing Company - Seminar on human factors in automobile crashes, Las Vegas, NV, 2000

 

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) - Seminar on braking performance of heavy commercial vehicles, Indianapolis, IN, 1999

 

Midwest Association of Technical Accident Investigators (MATAI) - Conference on crash reconstruction and linear momentum, Kansas City, MO, 1998

 

Texas A&M University - One-week course in advanced commercial vehicle inspection and crash reconstruction, San Diego, CA 1998

 

Institute of Police Technology and Management (IPTM) - One-week course in commercial vehicle crash investigation, Jacksonville, FL, 1998

 

Institute of Police Technology and Management (IPTM) - Two-week course in traffic crash reconstruction, Phoenix, AZ, 1998

 

Institute of Police Technology and Management (IPTM) - Two-week course in advanced traffic crash investigation and reconstruction, Tallahassee, FL, 1997

 

Institute of Police Technology and Management (IPTM) - One-week course in motorcycle crash investigation, Jacksonville, FL, 1997

 

Institute of Police Technology and Management (IPTM) - Two-week course in traffic crash investigation, Tampa Bay, FL, 1995

 

 

TRUCK SAFETY SEMINARS AND TRAINING

 

North American Transportatio Management Institute (NATMI) - Instructor training course, Denver, CO 2010


Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) – Commercial vehicle engineering exhibition and technical sessions, including industry brake research, vehicle stability control, commercial tire issues, and driver visibility in commercial vehicles, Chicago, IL, 2007


Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) –
Commercial vehicle engineering exhibition and technical sessions, including advancements in braking, braking issues on in-use vehicles, industry brake research, indirect viewing technologies, and tire pressure monitoring systems, Chicago, IL, 2006


Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) –
International truck and bus exposition and technical sessions, including foundation braking systems, commercial tire inflation pressure measuring system, and truck stability and handling, Chicago, IL, 2001

 

American Trucking Association (ATA), North American Transportation Management Institute - Training course on motor fleet crash investigation, Wichita, KS, 2000

 

Michigan Center for Truck Safety (MCTS) - Commercial vehicle decision driving and skid control training, Eaton Proving Grounds, Marshal, MI, 1999


American Trucking Association (ATA), Safety Management Council - Regional safety conference and training, DOT and OSHA compliance, managing driver fatigue, and avoiding mistakes in the driver hiring process, Kansas City, MO 1999

 

American Trucking Association (ATA), North American Transportation Management Institute"SCOPE" compliance seminar, covering motor carrier safety and compliance with federal regulations, Kansas City, MO, 1999

 

American Trucking Association (ATA), North American Transportation Management InstituteTraining course on managing motor fleet safety, Des Moines, IA 1999

 

American Trucking Association (ATA), North American Transportation Management Institute – Training course on motor fleet safety for supervisors, Des Moines, IA, 1999

 

National Private Truck Council, and Idealease – Seminar on fleet safety and compliance with federal regulations, Kansas City, MO, 1999

 

Ryder Transportation Services – Seminar on forklift safety, Kansas City, MO, 1999

 

Fort Scott Community College – Sixteen credit- hour truck transportation program, Kansas City, KS, 1998

 

Oklahoma Center for Transportation and Safety Education - Commercial vehicle skid control training, Drumright, OK, 1998

 

 

AUTOMOTIVE SEMINARS AND TRAINING

 

Kansas Safety Belt Education Office (KSBEO) - Child passenger safety conference, Kansas City, KS, 2007 


Tire Industry Association (TIA)
- Commercial tire service instructor training, Denver, CO, 2007

 
Kansas Safety Belt Education Office (KSBEO) - Child passenger safety conference, Topeka, KS 2004 


NHTSA –
Standardized child passenger safety course, Salina, KS, 2001
 

Tech International – Tire repair seminar, Lenexa, KS, 2000

 

International Tire and Rubber Association (ITRA) - World expo and technical workshops, on tire, wheel, and wheel fastener failure analysis, Nashville, TN, 2000

 

International Tire and Rubber Association (ITRA) - Training course on tire repair and retreading, Louisville, KY, 2000

 

Automotive Service Association - Vision 2000 conference and technical training, ABS and computer diagnostics, Kansas City, MO, 1999

 

Haldex Midland Brake - Training course in air foundation brakes and air brake friction materials, Kansas City, MO, 1999

 

Haldex Midland Brake - Training course in anti-lock air-brake systems, Kansas City, MO, 1998

 

Haldex Midland Brake - Training course in advanced air-brake systems, Kansas City, MO, 1998

 

Haldex Midland Brake - Training course in air brake systems, Kansas City, MO, 1998

 

Haldex Brake - Training clinic on automatic brake adjusters for air-brakes, Blue Springs, MO, 1998

 

GM Training Seminar (STG) – Special supplemental inflatable restraint systems (air bags), Pittsburg, KS, 1996

 

Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) - Eight-part collision repair course, Overland Park, KS, 1993

 

 


ROADWAY SAFETY SEMINARS AND TRAINING

 

American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) - Traffic Control Technician, Kansas City, MO, 2009

American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) - Traffic Control Supervisor, Kansas City, MO, 2009

Kansas State University TASK - Traffic Engineering for Technicians, Hays, KS, 2009

Kansas State University TASK - Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) for Technicians, Topeka, KS, 2008 

Kansas State University TASK - Geometric Design of Very Low-Volume Local Roads, Topeka, KS, 2008 

Kansas State University CIT - Traffic Control Inspection, Topeka, KS, 2008

Kansas Local Technical Assistance Program - Fundaments of Road Safety Assessment, training course, Lawrence, KS, 2007

University of Kansas - Transportation Safety Conference and Technical Session, incident management traffic control, sharing the road with trucks and driver fatigue, Wichita, KS, 2007


EXPERIENCE

 

1992 to present
Forensic Automotive Technologist
John C. Glennon, Chartered

 

Mr. Glennon has extensive experience analyzing the causation of over 500 major crashes involving automobiles, large trucks, motorcycles, and pedestrians. His experience includes crash reconstruction analysis, mechanical failure analysis, and truck safety and compliance analysis.

 

Mr. Glennon’s crash reconstruction experience includes the analysis and interpretation of roadway evidence, the analysis of vehicle speeds, the analysis of vehicle direction of travel, the analysis of vehicle impact angles, and the analysis of vehicle collision damage using proven crash reconstruction techniques such as kinematics, linear momentum, conservation of energy, and work/energy.  



Mr. Glennon's mechanical failure analysis experience includes brake failure analysis, air brake failure analysis, steering failure analysis, wheel system failure analysis, hub failure analysis, tire failure analysis, the analysis of combination vehicle (truck-trailer) compatibility, the analysis of combination vehicle stability during heavy braking, the analysis of runaway trucks, the disassembly of failed vheicle componenets, visual and tactile inspections of failed vehicle components, and testing of vehicle components including brake pressure and brake torque balance.



Mr. Glennon's truck safety and compliance analysis experience includes the analysis of compliance with the minimum standard of care for the safe operation of a truck as established by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and the Commercial Drivers License Manual, such as the minimum standards for inspection, repair and maintenance of trucks, the minumum standards for parts and accessories necessary for safe operation of trucks, the minimum standards for truck driver qualifications, the minimum standards for truck driver knowledge and training, the minimum standards for truck driver hours of service, and the minimum standards for driving of trucks. 



Mr. Glennon has experience with both deposition and court testimony. He has worked on cases and for clients in the following states: AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NE, NV, NC, ND, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, WA, WI, WV.

 

John C. Glennon, Chartered is an authorized Private Motor Carrier.  Mr. Glennon is the primary individual responsible for the management of the vehicle maintenance, safety, and compliance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.

 

1998 to 2000
Heavy Duty Truck Technician
Kansas City On-Site Fleet Service

 

Mr. Glennon worked as a flat-rate technician responsible for performing mechanical diagnosis, repair, and inspections of commercial fleet vehicles. He has performed diagnosis, repair and inspections on various types of vehicles including Freightliner, GMC, Ford, UD Nissan Diesel, Izuzu, Grumman Olson, Utilimaster, and GMC school buses.

 

1994 to 1995
Autobody Technician
Royal Motors (A GM and Chrysler Dealer)

 

Mr. Glennon was an autobody technician responsible for performing collision and paint repair. His experience consisted of performing both structural and nonstructural body repairs of most makes of passenger vehicles and light trucks. Additional experience includes performing warranty and recall repairs on GM and Chrysler products.

 

1991
Automotive Service Aide
Vee Village Auto Service

 

This position was a summer internship, which provided experience in a wide variety of automotive service areas. Mr. Glennon’s responsibilities included assisting both the shop manager and the technicians during the shop’s peak season. Specific duties included: writing repair orders, assisting technicians with repairs, locating and delivering needed parts, and performing light repair work.

 

 

RELATED EXPERIENCE

 

Mr. Glennon has spent much of his free time working on numerous automotive projects where he gained experience designing, fabricating, building, and modifying race cars, motorcycles, street rods, boats, and ject skis.  As part of these projects, he has made frame and suspension modifications, narrowed and "tubed" vehicles to accommodate larger rear tires, fabricated roll cages, raked and stretched motorcycle frames, lowered vehicles to increase handling performance, lifted four-wheel drive vehicles, performed running gear changes, performed custom transmission rebuilds, and performed numerous engine performance modifications.

 

  

TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONS



"Crash Course in Mechanical Failure Analysis"  Pittsburg State University, Current Topics in Collision Tech Course, Pittsburg, KS 2010 
 

"Crash Reconstruction" Kansas Association For Justice, ABC's of Motor Vehicle Cases, Topeka, KS 2009


"Crash Course in Mechanical Failure Analysis" Pittsburg State University, Current Topics in Collision Tech Course, Pittsburg, KS 2008


"Mechanical Failure Analysis" Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Workshop, Denver, CO 2008


"Improving Maintenance Standards to Accommodate New Technologies" Innovative Braking Systems, Dearborn, MI 2008


"Crash Course in Mechanical Failure Analysis" Pittsburg State University, Current Topics in Autotech Course, Pittsburg, KS 2005

 

"Investigating and Reconstructing the Truck Accident" Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN 2001

 

"Commercial Vehicle Safety and Crash Avoidance Issues", Fort Scott Community College, Truck Transportation Program, Kansas City, KS, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002

 

 

PUBLISHED PAPERS AND ARTICLES

 

"Safe Speed for Trucks on Mountain Downgrades," North American Transportation Mangement Institute (NATMI), October, 2010.

"Understanding Brake Fade," North American Transportation Management Institute (NATMI), September, 2010.

"Don't Let Maintenance Deficiencies Lead to Crashes," North American Transportation Management Institute (NATMI), March, 2010.

"How to Prevent Mountain Grade Crashes," North American Transportation Management Institute (NATMI), Motor Fleet Monthly, January, 2010

"Accident Investigation and Reconstruction," Kansas Association for Justice, October, 2009.

"Downhill Braking," North American Transportation Management Institute, (NATMI), Motor Fleet Monthly, May, 2007

"Truck and Trailer Underride Collisions," North American Transportation Association, (NATMI), Motor Fleet Monthly, April, 2007

"Accident Reconstuction," GSTC Information Highway, Issue 15, November, 2001.

"Preventing Accidents Through Air Brake Maintenance," North American Transportation Management Institute (NATMI), Motor Fleet Monthly, July, 2001

"Downhill Braking" Trucker's World Magazine, Volume 5, Issue 6, June, 2001.
 
"Conspicuity and Trailer Underride," Through The Gears Trucking Magazine, Volume VII, Issue 5, May, 2001.

"Truck Accident Reconstruction," Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, May, 2001.

"A Commercial Vehicle Accident Reconstructionist Looks at Air Brake Maintenance," Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, May, 2001.

"Tuck and Trailer Underride Collisions," Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, May, 2001.

"Motor Vehicle Accident Investigation and Reconstruction," Through The Gears Trucking Magazine, Volume VII, Issue 1, January, 2001.


  

  PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

 

Inspector, Safe Kids Worldwide, Child passenger safety check lane, Lawrence, KS 2007

Inspector, Kansas Safe Kids, Child passenger safety check lane, Overland Park, KS 2003


Inspector, Injury Free KC, Child passenger safety check lane, Olathe, KS 2002

Inspector, Kansas Seatbelt Education Office, Child passenger safety check lane, Salina, KS 2001

Member, International Tire and Rubber Association (ITRA), 2000 to present

Automotive Judge, Vocational Industrial Clubs of America (VICA), Skills USA national championship, Kansas City, MO, 1999

Member, Midwest Association of Technical Accident Investigators, 1998 to present

Member, Society of Automotive Engineers, 1992 to present
 

 

PERSONAL ACTIVITIES

 

Three-time finalist in the Alpo Canine Frisbee world championships. In 1998, Mr. Glennon and his dog were ranked sixth in the world.

 

Performed Frisbee-dog half-time entertainment for professional and college sports teams such as Kansas City Royals, Kansas City Attack, Wichita Wings, Wichita Wranglers, Colorado Rapids, University of Nebraska, University of Missouri, University of Kansas, Kansas State University, and Pittsburg State University.

 

Frisbee performances featured on both local and national TV networks such as ESPN, ESPN 2, Discovery Channel, The Travel Channel, The Weather Channel, Animal Planet, ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox.

 

November, 2010


truck crash reconstruction expert, automotive mechanical failure analysis expert, motor carrier safety and compliance expert, truck driving standards expert, truck maintenance analysis expert, runaway truck crash expert, brake failure analysis expert, air brake failure analysis expert, wheel failure analysis expert, hub failure analysis expert, tire failure analysis expert, truck underride crash expert, auto event data recorder analysis expert, truck event data recorder expert, diminished value inspections, lemon case expert

 

 
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