Mr. Bills received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from The Ohio State University. He investigates electrical faults and malfunctions, particularly those suspected of causing a fire, equipment damage, or electrocution. He performs reconstruction of accidents to determine the mode, sequence, and/or component of failure resulting in the damage to equipment or individuals. He analyzes various types of electrical power equipment (i.e., transformers, circuit breakers, power lines, commercial and residential electrical systems, etc.) and appliances onsite and/or in the laboratory to determine the cause or result of an incident (i.e., fire, equipment damage, or personal injury). He conducts tests to determine the reliability of products.
He is a registered professional engineer in numerous states and has provided testimony in state and federal courts of law. He is a member of the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI), IAAI - Ohio Chapter; National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Electrical Section Member and an NFPA 921 Committee member of the Technical Committee on Fire Investigations; National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Architects, Engineers, Building Official’s Section; and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Research Section.
7001 Buffalo Parkway
Columbus, OH 43229