PROFESSIONALS & SUPPORT STAFF

Meet our team, we are dedicated to our work and provide high quality services.  
We believe you will find no better team than ours and we look forward 
to the opportunity to advise you.

Bryant Buchner, P.E.
President and Chief Engineer
Shane Remy, P.E.
Forensic Engineer

 

Direct: 850.531.0007 ext. 112

shane@quest-engineering.com

Shane is a licensed Professional Engineer who graduated from Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. For 14 years he worked in the Aviation ​Division of General Electric specializing in jet engine control and black box software design. At the end of his tenure with GE, Shane was responsible for analyzing jet engine black box data and regularly reporting to the FAA and NTSB. In 2014 Shane left GE and joined the Quest team working in the field of traffic accident reconstruction. His expertise is concentrated around the retrieval and analysis of digital data related to accidents. Shane's testimony has been qualified in court as in expert witness in automobile, commercial vehicle, and train accident reconstruction.

 

 

Mr. Buchner is the firm's president and chief engineer. He is registered as a Professional Engineer and recognized in the states Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Graduating with a Masters degree from Auburn University, his studies emphasized failure analysis and accident reconstruction. He worked for an engineering consulting firm specializing in automotive and general accident reconstruction before founding Quest Engineering & Failure Analysis, Inc. in 1998.

 

 
Kim Cowart
Business Manager
 

 

Direct: 850.531.0007 ext. 104

kim@quest-engineering.com

Kim joined the Quest team the year of its founding in 1998 and represents the company in all business matters. She has an Associate of Applied Science degree in Accounting.  She is also our central coordinator and key contact for everything from emergency/rapid response investigation through trial coordination. She is even a certified CDR download technician. 

 

 

Direct: 850.531.0007 ext. 110

cchapman@quest-engineering.com

Carter is a licensed Professional Engineer who graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. He has three years of experience in land development, including ADA design and compliance, roadway design, and maintenance of traffic. His expertise is concentrated around slip, trips, and falls, accident reconstruction and scene/vehicle investigation.

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Carter Chapman, P.E.
Forensic Engineer
Robert Willer
Forensic Consultant

Direct: 772.219.0400

robert@quest-engineering.com

Robert joined the Quest team in 2009 and has since become the South Florida representative of Quest Engineering & Failure Analysis, Inc. while excelling in the specialties of accident scene and vehicle evidence preservation. He is available anytime for rapid response accident scene and vehicle documentation, as well as passenger vehicle EDR and commercial vehicle ECM downloads, and Berla iVe infotainment/telematics data retrieval.

 
James Fries
Forensic Technician

 

Direct: 850.531.0007 ext. 116

james@quest-engineering.com

James joined the Quest team in 2016. He had seven years of experience in the automotive industry before becoming a Forensic Technician. He excels at accident scene and vehicle investigation and documentation. He is a FAA certified drone pilot, certified CDR download technician, and has completed coursework in accident investigation.

 

Matthew Boler, M.S. E.I.
Project Engineer
Jake Boynton
Project Engineer
 

 

Direct: 850.531.0007 ext. 109

matthew@quest-engineering.com

Matthew graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and currently holds an EI certification with the Florida Board of Professional Engineers. His expertise is concentrated around accident reconstruction and engineering analysis.

 

 

Direct: 850.531.0007 ext. 103

jake@quest-engineering.com

Jake graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and he currently holds an E.I. certification with the Florida Board of Professional Engineers. He has extensive experience using CAD programs for design modeling and analysis. His expertise is concentrated around accident reconstruction, advanced modeling techniques, and scene/vehicle investigation. He is a FAA certified drone pilot, certified CDR download technician, and a certified SolidWorks mechanical design professional.

 

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Zachary Goraum
Project Engineer
Tristan Kirby-Kopcynski
Project Engineer
 

 

Direct: 850.531.0007 ext. 101

zachary@quest-engineering.com

Zachary graduated Magna Cum Laude from Florida State University with a Bachelor’s in Physics and Materials.  He has published condensed matter research from his experience at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. He uses his strong physics, materials, mathematics, and research backgrounds to reconstruct and analyze accidents.  

 

 

Direct: 772.219.0400

tristan@quest-engineering.com

 
Tricia Chason
Graphic Designer
David Tripp
FHP, Retired

 

Direct: 850.531.0007 ext. 115

tricia@quest-engineering.com

Tricia has a degree in Graphic Design, which she uses to prepare all of Quest Engineering's trial displays. She began her career photographing and preserving accident scene and vehicle evidence, and that gives her a keen appreciation for forensic engineering issues. She is also our lead video analyst for surveillance videos.

 

 

Direct: 850.531.0007

david@quest-engineering.com

David graduated from Florida State University before serving the citizens of Florida for over 30 years as a state trooper.  The majority of his crash investigation and accident reconstruction experience was in south Florida before moving up the ranks and retiring as a Captain after serving in General Head Quarters in Tallahassee.  

 

Kathy Gordon
Administrative Assistant

 

Direct: 850.531.0007 ext. 118

admin@quest-engineering.com