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August 2020 OEC Became Part of Nederveld, Strengthening the Presence of Both Firms Nationwide
OEC Forensics was established in 2000 by its principle engineer, Jerry S. Ogden, Ph.D., P.E. While serving as a Regular Army Armored Cavalry Officer in the United States Army during the 1980’s and early 1990’s, Dr. Ogden had his first experiences with collision analysis as a Line of Duty Investigations Officer. Since his discharge from active duty following his service during the first Persian Gulf War, Dr. Ogden started his private practice forensic engineering firm while attending extensive engineering continuing education classes and training in collision analysis and vehicle dynamics.
Continuing graduate education, Dr. Ogden focused on both Civil and Mechanical Engineering, as well as analyzed thousands of various collision and failure events. He earned a PhD in Civil/Mechanical engineering from the University of Colorado Denver, developing a generalized, broadly applicable Vehicle Deformation Analysis Method to determine total velocity change.