RTI Congratulates Jeremy Reynolds, Certified Boat Inspector

RTI Congratulates Jeremy Reynolds, Certified Boat Inspector

RTI is pleased to congratulate Jeremy Reynolds, Chief Operations Officer, on obtaining his Boat Accident Investigators Certification from the National Association of State Boating Law (NASBLA). NASBLA’s Boat Operations and Training program is accepted by the U.S. Coast Guard as the national standard of training and certification.  This certification qualifies Mr. Reynolds as an investigator of boat and yachting accidents as well as identifying mechanical and design issues leading to an accident. Mr. Reynolds is also able to investigate and identify fraudulent boat and yacht claims. 

Jeremy Reynolds has more than twenty years of experience in the field of forensic investigations and a lifetime of boating and sailboat racing experience on the Chesapeake Bay.  As a key member of multi-disciplinary engineering teams, he has participated in scene and evidence preservation, testing, and documentation of industrial and utility accidents. Examples include electric power generating plant equipment and distribution network systems such as network transformers and underground cables. He has also participated in fire and explosion investigations resulting from electrical activity and from liquid and gas fuels.  Additionally, he is certified to conduct mechanical roof damage inspections on residential and commercial roofs.  Mr. Reynolds also supervises engineering analyses of accidents involving consumer products such as power tools, plumbing fixtures, aerosol cans, lithium batteries, hot tubs relating to electrical shock.  In aviation, Mr. Reynolds has been a member of laboratory testing teams analyzing flight critical components and systems including but not limited to engine control, power storage, generation, and distribution as an interpreter of data and complex engineering analyses to the litigation graphics team.


Mr. Reynolds has fabricated test rigs and exemplars for recreating scenarios and testing hypothesis. He is knowledgeable in the operation of special equipment such as CNC machines, welders, plasma cutters, and various industrial tools as it relates evidence collection and fabrication. Mr. Reynolds is well versed in laboratory testing and litigation visual solutions. Mr. Reynolds’ formal education includes a BFA and MA supporting his expertise in interactive design, broadcast and motion graphics as applied to RTI’s Imaging Sciences Group, where complex accident analyses and data along with tutorials are used to generate visuals for settlement and litigation tools to enable everyone to fully understand the expert engineering opinions.


Mr. Reynolds has expert knowledge of UAS (drone) operations for accident scene documentation and preservation through joint efforts with the NTSB. Utilizing RTI’s testing facility he also directs on risk mitigation testing in assisting the FAA, UAS operators, and regulatory UAS safety matters.


If you are interested in learning more about Jeremy’s expertise or want to learn more about RTI, please don't hesitate to contact us.