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Brett Pond, PhD, PE, CWI
CEO & Principal Engineer

Brett has over 16 years of experience as a mechanical engineering and metallurgical consultant specializing in forensic metallurgy (failure analysis).  He has a strong background in the rail industry, having participated in hundreds of derailment investigations and rail related failure analyses.  Brett has earned international recognition for his failure analysis capabilities and has given technical presentations at multiple Failure Analysis Forums hosted in Shanghai, China.

Brett obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, has obtained Professional Engineering (PE) licensure in 48 states, and is an AWS Certified Welding Inspector (CWI).  He is an active member of ASM International, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE), National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), American Welding Society (AWS), and the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) Rail committee.

 

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Renee Pond, MBA
President & COO

Renee has over 18 years of experience in retail business. Her experience includes Project Management, Operations, Inventory Planning, Information Systems, Analytics, Merchandising, Finance, Customer Service and Training.

In 2009, Renee received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with dual concentrations in Management and Human Resources. In 2018, she obtained her Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Pittsburgh with a concentration in Information Systems.  In 2021, she obtained her Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.  In 2022, she earned her Six Sigma Green Belt certification.

Renee also enjoys teaching business courses at Metropolitan Community College (MCC) in Omaha, NE.

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