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John ImperatoreIII, M.S.E., P.E.

Senior Forensic Engineer, Forensics

John Imperatore has a mechanical engineering degree from Drexel University and a master’s degree in engineering from Rowan University. Throughout his forty-plus year career, he has worked as a machinery/engine mechanic, a leak repair technician, a refrigeration mechanic, a boiler operating engineer, a facilities director, and a forensic mechanical engineer in a variety of residential, commercial, and industrial settings. As facility director of a large university in the Philadelphia area, Mr. Imperatore oversaw facilities operations, maintenance, and resource management, while specializing in energy management, combined heat and power plant management, recycling/solid waste management, and carbon footprinting of a cogeneration plant. Mr. Imperatore provides consulting services in the areas of mechanical engineering, including analysis of mechanical systems and components, HVAC, plumbing, fire/explosion, and energy management in the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors. In addition to maintaining his Class A Boiler Operator’s License in the City of Philadelphia and professional engineer licenses in thirteen states, Mr. Imperatore is a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator.

Education & Certification

M.S.E., Master of Science, Engineering, Rowan University
B.S.M.E., Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University
A.S., Associate of Science, Engineering Science, Camden County College
A.A.S., Associate of Applied Science, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Camden County College

Professional Engineer (PE), State of CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NJ, NY, PA, RI, TN, VA, WV
Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (NAFI – CFEI)
Boiler Operating Engineer, City of Philadelphia
OSHA 10, State of NJ

Areas of Service

Forensic Engineering

Expert Witness Services

Forensics Technical, Mechanical

Forensics Technical, Plumbing

Standard of Care, MEP