STEVE MADDOX, OPERATIONS MANAGER
Steve Maddox is Kent Engineering’s operations manager, and manages both front- and back-office duties. Steve’s role covers everything from scheduling and project oversight to acting as the main point of contact for clients to filling in as a technician where needed. Prior to joining Kent Engineering in 2013, Steve spent 10 years working in various sales and operations roles for a major carrier in the telecommunications industry. When he’s not working, Steve enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids and getting into the outdoors whenever possible.
DAVID HARLSON, CERTIFIED CRANE INSPECTOR
David brings more than 30 years in the crane, manufacturing, and inspection business to Kent Crane Inspection Services. He began his career in the crane industry as a shop clerk for a Washington production company, where he worked in mechanical fitting and steel fabrication. From the manufacturing sector, David became a state- and federally certified crane inspector, and began load-testing all types of tower, mobile, and overhead cranes in shipyards, refineries, and nuclear facilities across the Pacific Northwest. Throughout his career, David has worked on cranes for the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Department of Energy, and Boeing, among many others. David’s extensive knowledge of the manufacturing, operation, and inspection aspects of the crane industry gives Kent Crane Inspection Services a dynamic edge on a wide variety of jobs. In his spare time, David enjoys building tube guitar amplifiers from scratch, hiking, fly fishing, and music.
DAVE HUCK, METALLURGICAL TECHNICIAN & PROJECT MANAGER
Dave works on projects ranging from onsite extractions and documentation to performing metallographic lab examination using a variety of tools and microscopy analysis equipment. Dave’s background is in engine mechanics, working on everything from classic cars to large diesel engines. In his spare time, you can find him working on his classic 56 Chevy two-door wagon and mentoring youth at his church and at seasonal retreats for teens.
RICHARD WEST, FORENSIC TECHNICIAN
Dick is a technician, project manager, and analyst for Kent Engineering. He’s worked in the field and the lab on projects ranging from kitchen appliances to boilers to weldments. His background is in business management, tool design, and fabrication including heat treatments and material applications. When Dick isn’t at Kent, he enjoys playing racquetball, golf, and going fly-fishing.
LARRY BRETZ, FORENSIC TECHNICIAN
Larry’s a forensic technician in charge of building and designing test apparatus needed for different products. He also investigates failures and assists in determining cause along with potential damage to surrounding equipment or structures. Larry is an expert in welding procedures, and investigates weld failures using both mag and dye penetrant. Larry supervises and documents extraction of evidence as needed in construction-related investigations and conducts examinations of evidence in Kent Engineering’s lab with engineers and legal representatives for all parties present.
DAN FABRIZIO, FORENSIC VIDEOGRAPHER
In addition to his duties as a forensic videographer for Kent Engineering, Dan is the owner of Dogwood Media Productions, a multi-dimensional production company that specializes in producing promotional and instructional films for corporate clients. Dogwood Media Productions is expanding to include deposition, day-in-the-life, and settlement videos.