Wade Bartlett is a licensed professional engineer and has been involved in accident reconstruction, design of test fixtures and test protocols, and mechanical system failure analysis for the past 15 years.
He received his bachelors and masters degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of New Hampshire in 1989 and 1994 respectively. In addition to the academic aspects of machinery design and failure analysis, Mr. Bartlett's background has provided him with a practical working knowledge of automotive systems, as evidenced by his certification as a Master Technician in the areas of both automobiles and heavy duty trucks through the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.
Mr. Bartlett is a CCS-licensed motorcycle roadracer, and has campaigned various stock and modified motorcycles for several years, including an EX500 equipped with an on-board data acquisition package to monitor vehicle and rider performance. He has also been involved with outfitting several vehicles with DAQ packages, and is a Vetronix certified CDR user.
Wade has continued to broaden his knowledge of vehicle specific topics by attending various accident reconstruction and vehicle dynamics seminars, and has received certification as an accident reconstructionist through ACTAR. He has published papers through SAE and others on several topics including accident reconstruction, numeric analysis, driver performance, and finite element analysis.
Wade has been a sworn police officer in the town of Middleton NH since 2003, as a patrol officer and as the department’s firearms instructor. He is also an NRA certified handgun and shotgun instructor.