Endorsements - Recommendations

“Chris Voeglie is a superb vehicle accident investigator with outstanding technical qualifications, a highly nuanced understanding of accident causation and an uncanny ability to find details others have missed. Chris worked with me and for me for 15 years at the NTSB on many major highway accidents throughout the nation. In each case, the proximate and underlying causes were always found and the investigations were substantial, eminently sound and always complete. It is worth noting here that the NTSB is a unique organization charged with determining not only what happened in a major accident, but also why, in order to prevent similar events in the future. However, without regulatory authority the NTSB can only make recommendations. Nevertheless, based on its reputation for independence, depth and thoroughness, more that 4 of 5 NTSB recommendations lead to changes by industry and/or government. Chris Voeglie is a manifestation of that stellar reputation.” Bruce MagladryDirector, Office of Highway Safety, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)

“I've worked with Chris over the past few years organizing special events and standardizing the performance aspects and data collection requirements for Event Data Recorders and Heavy Vehicle Event Data Recorders (EDRs). I've found Chris to be a tremendous asset towards both understanding the crash dynamics data captured by EDRs and communicating how to properly interpret the data. Like others have expressed here, I have enjoyed working with Chris and am looking forward to working with him in the future.” David Sutula, Mechanical Engineer, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 

"During my five years with the National Transportation Safety Board as its General Counsel, Chris Voeglie worked in the Office of Highway Safety where he served as an investigative Group Chairman, Project Manager, and as an Investigator-in-Charge (IIC) on both regional and major highway accident investigations. He regularly demonstrated his expertise in vehicle factors and data forensics, specializing in heavy vehicle systems and event data recovery and analysis. Chris brings sound judgment and years of experience to these disciplines." Gary L. Halbert, Esq., Holland & Knight 

“Chris Voeglie is extremely competent to conduct technical vehicle inspections, perform brake force analyses, prepare technical accident reconstructions and above all else he is a preeminent vehicle recorder specialist with thorough knowledge downloading and analyzing air bag recorder, Detroit diesel, Caterpillar, Cummins, and Mack Truck engine control modules. I endorse the work of Chris Voeglie.” David S. Rayburn, Senior Investigator, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) 

“During 2009, I had the privilege of working with Mr. Voeglie on a research project that culminated in the publication of SAE Technical Paper 2010-01-1004. Mr. Voeglie's knowledge of electronic data in ground vehicle systems is extraordinarily deep, and his experience with complex applications of the data is extensive. This knowledge and experience helped create a successful and useful product. He is among the most well-versed professionals in the field of ground vehicle EDR technology, and his inquisitive and detail-oriented disposition go hand-in-hand with his vast experience in the field” 
William Messerschmidt, Manager, Messerschmidt Safety Consulting

“I have had the pleasure of knowing Chris for at least 8 years now, and his passion for his work has always impressed me. He is a wealth of knowledge with respect to Heavy Vehicle Collision Reconstruction and has always been generous with his time in sharing that knowledge with the reconstruction community. It is always educational to run into Chris at a conference as he is undoubtedly working away on one or more research project at the same time. I think the quality of Chris' work and research speak for themselves.”  Craig Wilkinson, Senior Engineer, MEA Forensic Engineers & Scientists 

“I worked with Chris for over 3 years. I found him extremely knowledgeable on all matters relating to accident investigation. Not to mention, a pleasure to work with.” February 21, 2011 David Muzio, Air Safety Investigator, National Transportation Safety Board

“Chris has great technical skills, is a good writer and a hard worker. I enjoyed my association with Chris.”Jim Hall, Chairman, NTSB

“Chris is extremely detail-oriented, and will make sure that he delivers the correct answer. He understands the complex factors present when investigating motor vehicle collisions, including event data recorders and associated equipment. During my time as his colleague, he has been responsible for a number of cutting-edge recommendations proposed by the Safety Board.” Dennis Collins, Senior Accident Investigator, NTSB

“For the past several years I have had the opportunity to work alongside and collaborate with Mr. Christopher Voeglie on several different projects pertaining to passenger vehicle Event Data Recorders and Heavy Vehicle Event Data Recorders. The types of projects we have collaborated on include working together to solve technical hurtles to properly imaging data from vehicles involved in major accidents; technical research into the specifications, operational characteristics and data recording capabilities of late model class 8 diesel engine electronic controls, to working together on the planning and hosting of Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) technical symposia on highway vehicle Event Data Recorders. We have also worked together on technical review committees for the SAE World Congress Event Data Recorder Technical Session.

Mr. Voeglie is an incredible source of knowledge and experience in the access and interpretation of data sourced from passenger vehicle and heavy vehicle Event Data Recorders. In working with Mr. Voeglie on numerous projects, I know that he is a team player who is always willing to help and always carries a project or a task to level above and beyond what is expected. It has been a pleasure and an honor to work with Mr. Voeglie and I look forward to working together with him in the future.” November 16, 2010
John Steiner, Senior Automotive Engineer, Keva Engineering, LLC

“Chris is a dedicated, hard working investigator pushing the envelope in commercial vehicle crash investigations, using all available new technology and helping others to do the same.” 
Richard Ruth, Manager, Design Analysis, Env. & Safety Eng., Ford Motor Company

“I have worked with Chris for more than 15 years, and he has always doggedly pursued each assignment and investigation with keen insight and creativity. When electronic recorders on commercial vehicles were new, and often misunderstood or misused, Chris showed the initiative to build an industry-wide network and educate himself and the NTSB on ECM and EOBR utility. Chris has been a keystone in the NTSB's work on EOBR's.” 
Joseph Osterman, Managing Director, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)