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Curtis Falany, P.E., President

J. B. Shepherd & Company, Inc.
110 Bushnell Plaza
Bushnell, FL 33513
352-793-9300 (Office)
813-716-2582 (Mobile)
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John R. Toth, PE
Senior Consultant

John received a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Illinois University in 1985. Following graduation, he gained extensive experience in machine design, development, fabrication, modification, testing and failure analysis in both industrial plants and the marine environment. He progressed to Project Manager accountable for the research and development activities of an engineering team including planning, scheduling, funding, budgeting and fabrication from prototype to production.

In 1992, John completed the required course of study and received a Master of Science degree from the University of Rhode Island. Moving to Michigan in 1993, John continued his professional development in design, testing and evaluation of high speed dies, tooling and machinery for the pipe and mill industry. In this engagement, he supervised the engineering staff responsible for machine design and modification. He personally conducted failure analysis and evaluation of equipment in service at the installation site. He directed equipment installation and resolved operational problems with on line equipment.

In 1995, John joined the Walt Disney World Company in Orlando, Florida as a contract employee retained to revise and upgrade ride and show mechanical systems. He was responsible for providing engineering and technical support related to mechanical hardware design and development, safety, failure analysis, manufacturing, process improvement, quality control and non-conformance reporting. He was the coordinating force between the Disney Engineering, Quality Assurance, Shop Services and Maintenance efforts. John received the Walt Disney World Engineering "Stars Award" for outstanding problem solving and team building.

John has continued to broaden his experience in machine design and failure analysis with problem solving and testing in the canning and processing industry. He designed and developed a machine that performs high speed testing of pressurized aerosol cans.

Today he is a full time employee responsible for management of a thirty person team consisting of Technical and Program Managers, Mechanical Engineers, Designers, Draftsmen and document control personnel in the design and development of highly technical electrical and fiber optic components with a contract value of over $16 million.

John Toth is a Florida Registered Professional Engineer