Faculty Profile: Gary VanderMolen

Gary VanderMolenRimkus Consulting Group, Inc.2630 Elm Hill Pike, Suite 130 Nashville, TN 37214 Work Phone: () -Email Address:
Previous Courses Taught (5)
  • Accident Investigation & Evidence Gathering
  • Accident Investigation & Evidence Gathering
  • Accident Investigation & Evidence Gathering
  • Tort and Insurance: Vehicle Collisions: Engineering Reconstruction
  • Tort and Insurance Advanced Practice Forum 2015

Mr. VanderMolen received his Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering and his Master’of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University and an MBA from Cleveland State University.

Mr. VanderMolen’s areas of expertise include vehicle and system evaluation, failure root cause analysis, destructive/nondestructive testing,reconstruction and engineering and quality standards writing and compliance.  He has performed extensive analysis and simulation on analogous hydraulic, pneumatic, and electromechanical systems and components.

Mr. VanderMolen has broad experience in materials selection and application, engineering design and analysis, process definition, hands-on testing, development and launch, supplier development and selection, and customer liaison.  His skill areas are in safety- and mission-critical control systems and structures for trucks and buses, passenger cars, utility vehicles, agricultural construction and industrial equipment, and marine vessels. 

Representative engagements include:

  • Vehicle accident analysis/recibstruction
    • Cars, trucks, commercial vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles, pedestrians and multi-vehicle collisions
    • Perception and reaction times, intersection line of sight and traffic signal analysis, consistency and collision evaluations for biomechanical analysis
  • Vehicle system evaluation and failure analysis
    • Steering and suspentions, engine and transmissions, wheels and brakes and occupant restraints
    • Technical and economic evaluations of damage
  • Mechanical equipment and machinery malfunction analysis
    • Root cause analysis of machinery and equipment failures
    • Component failure evaluation
    • HVAC, refrigeration and plumbing evaluation
    • Destructive and nondestructive evaluation/testing
    • Hydraulic, pneumatic and electromechanical systems/components analysis and simulation