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Senior Staff

Mr. Jon Garcia (CV) is a Senior Consultant. Mr. Garcia has a degree in economics (BA, from San Diego State University, California). His primary responsibilities include litigation strategy, case preparation, depositions/trial testimony, exhibits preparation, data analysis, and client interaction. Mr. Garcia also oversees budgets, deliverables, and deadlines for litigation issues.

Mr. Garcia has managed one of the largest class action lawsuits for a major automobile manufacturer, overseeing engineering and statistical analyses performed by several JP Research, Inc. technical teams.

Mr. Phil Besuner (CV) is a Senior Consultant. His background includes Statistics, Science, and Engineering. He has Over 40 years’ experience analyzing and evaluating statistical safety, risk, reliability, and related engineering issues.

Phil has published numerous peer-reviewed papers and reports on statistical issues of wide scope and depth, including—as Principal Investigator—state-of-the-art surveys and summaries for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Ship Structures Committee/National Academy of Science/National Research Council.

He has developed and applied advanced statistical estimation techniques to forecast and improve failure rates of mechanical components ranging from artificial heart valves to jet engines. Experienced in working with sparse, scattered, and/or incomplete data. Have frequently applied comprehensive statistical modeling techniques in conjunction with engineering principles. Have testified on many statistical subjects, including in federal court.

Dr. Cal Davis (CV) is a Senior Statistical Consultant in the areas of statistical inference and its applications to automotive safety issues and data analysis, especially as applied to automotive safety issues. His engineering and statistical experience has extended to the automotive, nuclear power, aeronautic, railroad, biomechanical, and building industries and has involved problems in fracture mechanics, inspection reliability, epidemiology, mechanical engineering, automated design, and safety risk assessment. In his 20-plus years of aeronautic applications, Dr. Davis specialized in analysis of fatigue fracture, crack growth life, and reliability prediction, including numerical methods for automated design.

Mr. Ajit Dandapani (CV) is a computer scientist with a background in both advanced computer and mechanical engineering systems and has many years of experience leading diverse and fast-paced computer technology companies in Silicon Valley. He has built and managed large teams and overseen design and development of complex technology, including hardware and software products.

As Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of JP Research, Inc. (USA) and JP Research India Pvt. Ltd. (India), Mr. Dandapani has helped steer the company and its subsidiaries through periods of growth and expansion and has brought several software products to market. He had a lead role in establishing a subsidiary, PortalSoft, that was formed to develop a comprehensive case and data management system (CDMS) to retrieve, review and search case related information for engineering companies involved in litigation matters. At JP Research and other computer technology companies in Silicon Valley, Mr. Dandapani has developed open ended, unstructured and structured, searchable data bases, has been responsible for developing data analytics tools including keyword search algorithms for efficient retrieval of case related materials, photographs, deposition summaries, literature review and trial exhibits.