|2013 MARKS THE 23rd YEAR OF BUSINESS FOR ISE ENGINEERING.
In that time, we've grown from a small, one-room operation with two employees to our present location in the Attleboro Industrial Park with over 8000 square feet of office, laboratories, and temperature-controlled equipment storage space. The scope and breadth of our forensic examinations grows every day.
We'd like you to meet some of our people. We don't think you'll find a nicer, more talented group of trained engineers, technicians, and support staff anywhere else. Then, take a mini Plant Tour of our facilities!
John Certuse, P.E. CFEI
Director of Engineering
John is a Registered Professional Engineer (Mechanical) and also holds licenses for pipefitting, oil burner repair, and commercial boiler operation. In addition, John is also a certified fire and explosion
John is the architect of ISE's investigation procedures incorporating an inspector network that allows losses to be seen quickly and cost effectively throughout New England and beyond.
Under John's direction, ISE has provided a new level of investigation detail combining both sound engineering principles and tradesman's installation and maintenance procedures.
John has authored many articles derived from our investigations with the intent of sharing our observations of causes of building damage to prevent losses in the future.
John has also developed patents from information gathered from our investigations for fuel usage analysis and frozen pipe damage.
John is a Fellow Member of The National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE), The International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI), National Association of Fire and Explosion Investigators (NAFI), The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) as well as The American Society of Heating Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).
John has testified in numerous trials and depositions and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the states of Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia.
Licensed in all New England states and PA, MD, and VA.
Tom Zarek, CFEI
Tom has been part of the ISE team since 1997 and holds a license as a Massachusetts Certified Oil Technician. He is a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator and is a member of the MA chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators. He is also certified as a Vehicle Fire Investigator and as a Specialist in Gas Hearth Appliances.
At ISE, his areas of expertise include all types of heating systems, fire investigations, chimney systems, large and small appliances, flood losses, and freeze investigations.
Tom is also a member of the National Academy of forensic engineers.
Victor DaCosta, CFEI
Vic has an extensive background in electrical, electronic and electromechanical equipment design and assembly and has brought that background to ISE in Electrical Forensic Engineering failure analysis for a large variety of electrical equipment and appliances.
In addition to being a certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, Vic is also a Level 1 Infrared Thermographer allowing him to use this compelling technology not only in electrical investigations but also in moisture damage and cause of mold damage investigations to buildings.
As the Manager of ISE's Electrical Engineering branch, Vic directs the investigation activities of ISE's support team of licensed tradesmen including building contractors and Electricians for losses stemming from Building Electrical Fires, Utility Malfunctions, Electrical Appliance Failures, and Emergency Electrical Generator losses.
Vic is a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator and a member of The International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI).