Todd graduated with a Mechanical Engineering Degree from the University of Missouri – Rolla in 2001 and is a registered professional engineer in several states. Upon obtaining his engineering degree, Todd designed and manufactured hydraulic and pneumatic couplings and then moved into engineering consulting with a St. Louis-based design firm specializing in engineering and construction of industrial projects such as metals refining, chemical processing, cement production and consumer products. Todd’s experience includes operation and design of heavy industrial equipment, design of process piping systems, process development and on-site construction engineering.
Since joining Schaefer Engineering, Todd has been involved in product failure analysis, evaluation of commercial and residential gas-fired equipment as well as solid fuel burning appliances for fire causation, and vehicular accident reconstruction
Todd is a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (NAFI-CFEI) and Certified Fire Investigator (IAAI-CFI). Todd is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI), the National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
Todd is also a FAA Licensed Part 107 Drone Pilot having received his Federal Aviation Administration Airman Certificate, Remote Pilot, Small Unmanned Aircraft System.
Other mechanical engineering fields in which Todd has expertise include industrial process equipment, machine design and manufacturing processes. Additionally, Todd has hands-on training and experience as a firefighter and law enforcement officer. Todd holds numerous past and present fire and law enforcement certifications and has performed management of fireground operations, departmental level fire investigations and taught vehicular accident extrication.