IEC&A "The Electrical and Electronic Experts"
Investigative Engineering Consultants and Associates

IEC & Associates provides Electrical and Electronic Forensic and Investigative Engineering, Patent Infringement Analysis, Claim Chart Mapping, Reverse Engineering, Product Teardowns, Design Engineering, Failure Analysis, and Expert Witness Services for Attorneys, Insurance Companies, Industry and Government. We specialize in electrical and electronic systems, products and devices. Issues addressed include all aspects of the product or system under review or investigation, including design, fabrication, production, operation, failure analysis, reverse engineering, environmental conditions, agency compliance, safety, and product testing of electrical and electronic systems, products and devices as well as computer systems, hardware and software.

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We specialize in Forensic & Investigative Engineering, Patent Infringement Analysis and Expert Witness Services in the areas of Electrical & Electronic Systems, Products and Devices.

Randy Down, PE, CFEI - Principal Electrical and Control Systems Engineer

Electrical and Electronic Forensic Engineering, Patent Infringement Analysis, Reverse Engineering, Product Teardowns, Design Engineering, Failure Analysis, and Expert Witness Services
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Randy Down, PE, CFEI – (Forenisc Electrical, Fire Cause & Origin, and Control Systems Engineer)

Mr. Down has over 35 years of experience in mechanical, electrical and control systems engineering for a wide range of industrial, institutional, municipal and commercial applications.  He has served as a lead design engineer, project manager, engineering manager, forensic engineer and technical consultant.  He is an author and contributing author for several nationally published reference books on environmental control systems and instrumentation as well as having presented papers internationally on the application of environmental control systems. He has taught adult education courses on the application of digital and analog controls, and was actively involved in the ISA (Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society) for over 25 years.  Over the course of his career he has worked for system manufacturers, as well as consulting engineering & architectural firms.  He is actively licensed as a professional engineer in eleven states (NC, GA, VA, PA, NH, DE, ME, NY, IN, WI, and NV) and certified through NAFI as a fire and explosion investigator, vehicle fire investigator and fire investigator instructor.  His forensic engineering experience includes over eight years of fire and explosion causation, electrical and mechanical systems analysis, product defect analysis, and some areas of accident reconstruction. He has served as an ATF recertification training instructor and as an electrical engineer in assisting the ATF’s National Response Teams on arson investigations. He is currently the president and principal engineer for Down Forensic Engineering, Inc. in Cary, North Carolina.