About Us

At our core, McDowell Owens team of professional engineers, fire scientist, and consultants specialize in failure analysis. Over the last 30 years, we have established ourselves as a leader in the forensic engineering and failure analysis industry.

Our commitment is to provide top-notch, highly trained and skilled engineers and investigators that provide quality and cost-effective solutions to customer’s worldwide.


Meet McDowell Owens team of engineering experts:

Jean L. McDowell

B.Sc., IEng, FIFireE, C.F.E.I.

Principal & Consulting Scientist

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Derek T. Nolen

M.S., P.E., C.F.E.I.

Engineering Manager and Consulting Engineer

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Eric M. Benstock

P.E., IEng, C.F.E.I

Mechanical Engineer/Director of Operations

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Nestor J. Camara

B.Sc., I.A.A.I - C.F.I., N.A.F.I – C.V.F.I.,

Fire Scientist / Certified Fire & Vehicle Fire Investigator

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Ronald D. Simmons

P.E., C.F.E.I.

Electrical Engineer

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Shelby Meadows



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John Cunag

ACTAR #1472

Accident Investigation/Reconstruction Professional

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Matthew Geistfeld

M.Sc., P.E.

Consulting Engineer, Electrical/Electronic/Mechanical

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Michael Ennor

Laboratory Manager

Senior Mechanical Technician

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Gregory Merrill


Consulting Engineer, Computer Modelling/

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Edwin Reyes


Fire Technician, Graphics

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