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  Richard J. Kohar, PE
Education: B.A.Sc., (Mech.) University of Waterloo, 1977
Mr. Kohar is an engineering specialist in the area of transportation systems and equipment design, development, manufacturing and management. He has over 25 years of professional experience in the U.S. and Canada. Mr. Kohar has worked in the past on such programs as the design and development of Bi-Level commuter cars for Toronto (Project Engineer with Hawker Siddeley), and Intermediate Capacity Transit System vehicles for Toronto, Vancouver, and Detroit (Manager of Mechanical Engineering with UTDC). In May 1983, Mr. Kohar joined the New York Air Brake Company: from July 1984 to April 1987 as Manager of Design Engineering, and then until September 1989 as Manufacturing Manager of the NYAB Canadian operations in Kingston, Ontario. Since 1989, Mr. Kohar has owned and operated a product design firm, Kohar Engineering. His company has engineered and supplied production designs, including delivery, and testing of pre-production prototypes, of major rail car components and systems for trucks, brakes, couplers, and air compressors. Kohar Engineering services include computer aided design and mechanical engineering analysis such as Finite Element techniques for structures and vibration analysis; performance evaluation; testing; and preparation, and review of technical specifications. His recent projects have included designing manifolded locomotive brake and traction control systems for EMD, GE, and Adtranz, mechanical design and packaging of an advanced transit and freight electronic-pneumatic brake system, designing and building two 400 ton capacity, 200 foot long, Schnabel Car systems for the Engineered Rigging and Transportation Company, redesigning a wheelchair ramp for the disabled which was retrofitted on the Sacramento LRVs, design of a patented tilting-folding wheelchair for Advanced Mobility Systems (approved by the Canadian Government), re-engineering the Amtrak Superliner truck for domestic part sourcing, and designing a new automatic parking brake system for the New York City New Technology Train. Also since 1989, Kohar Engineering has been awarded and named on a number of transportation related patents.
Licensed Professional Engineer in New York State and Ontario, Canada, Member of the American Welding Society
Algor Finite Element Design Analysis Distance Learning Web Course, 2001
Advanced Engineering Fatigue Design, University of Waterloo, 1997
Algor Finite Element Design Analysis, 1991 and 1992;
Computer Aided Design, St. Lawrence College, 1987 and 1988.

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