About Us/Bio

Drew Peake


Consulting and Testifying Expert for plaintiffs and defendants with specialization in environmental engineering, industrial hygiene and safety engineering. Clear and concise reports and testimony.

Peake Engineering  incorporated in 1988, as a Georgia Engineering Firm. Drew Peake has been an engineer since 1979. He also licensed in Alabama, Kentucky, North Carolina and Maryland, where he practices as an individual. In other states he is a qualified industrial hygienist and safety professional.  

Practical Experience

Peake Engineering (GA)

     Professional Engineer 1988 - Present
Consulting engineer for manufacturers, attorneys and claims adjusters: design total enclosures, prepare major and minor construction and operating permits; calculate emissions using engineering calculations and mass balance; provide technical recommendations for compliance issues; design manufacturing process changes to reduce pollution.

     Industrial Hygienist 1988 - Present
Consulting industrial hygienist for manufacturers and their legal counsel: audit manufacturing plants for compliance with OSHA standards; research and interpret material safety data sheets (MSDS); monitor exposure to noise and air contaminants; write hearing conservation plans, respiratory protection plans, and perform hazard assessments.

     Safety Engineer 1988 - Present
Consulting safety engineer for manufacturers: develop safety and health plans for manufacturers; perform lock-out/tag-out assessments; inspect machine guarding; evaluate powered industrial vehicle programs; specify safety equipment for various work tasks; provide hazard communications training.

United States Environmental Protection Agency

     Project Engineer 1979 - 1984
Designed and built air-monitoring network for Southeastern United States; consultant to state and local governments on compliance with the Clean Air Act; EPA Region IV representative on task forces for Clean Air Act Amendments and Acid Rain; evaluated State Implementation Plans and wrote Federal Register Proposed and Final Rules.

     Enforcement Officer 1984 - 1991
Federal enforcement officer on civil and criminal cases; calculated economic benefit of non-compliance; designed pollution controls to bring violators into compliance; prepared affidavits presenting engineering evidence in civil and criminal cases; trained federal and state enforcement officers in inspection techniques.

United States Navy (Reserve Officer - 40 hours/month)

     Inspector General 2003-2008
Audited naval shipyards and industrial activities business metrics; inspected naval shipyards and industrial activities environmental, safety and health programs; led team of twelve subject matter experts (such as accountants, human resource specialists, and information technology professionals) auditing shipyards and industrial activities.

     Engineering Duty Officer & Gunfire Control Technician 1967-2008
Enlisted in 1967, promoted to Chief Petty Officer 1978, commissioned engineering duty officer 1980, retired as Captain 2008; progressively responsible leadership, technical and engineering duties including five Commands.

National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying

     Subject Matter Expert (SME) 1990 - 1995
One of twelve SMEs who defined the scope of environmental engineering; determined the critical skills required of professional engineers (PE) practicing in this field; wrote all the questions for the first several licensing examinations and served as referee on challenges posed by examinees; subject areas included environmental engineering, industrial hygiene, safety engineering.

Professional Education

Master of Engineering with specialization in the field of Environmental Engineering, Speed Engineering School, University of Louisville (1983)

Master of Business Administration (Operations and Management) Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University (1989)

Bachelor of Science (Applied Science), Speed Engineering School, University of Louisville (1978)

Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering, Kennesaw State University (currently enrolled)

Publications (last ten years)

Engineering Analysis of Cost to Protect Workers from Diacetyl Exposure and the Economic Benefit of Noncompliance, Journal of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers, in press.

Lexicon for Alphabet Soup: Environmental Credentials Identified, Environmental Claims Journal,  28:1, 50-59 (January 2016)

Forensic Engineering Critique of Mold Expert Opinions, Environmental Claims Journal, 27:1, 50-59 (February 2015).

Forensic Engineering Analysis of a Mobile Refuse Collection Vehicle Accident, Journal of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers, Journal of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (December 2014).

Testimony Under Oath Subject to Cross-Examination (last four years)

Sandra G. Wilson v. Akin & Tate, Georgia State Board of Workers' Compensation.

Georgia Pacific Consumer Products and Kevin Hill v. Zurich American Insurance Company, S&S Sprinkler, LLC, et al.: U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama.

Nicole H. Gilmore V. Van Tribolli Beauty Corporation, et al.: Circuit Court of Dallas County Alabama.

Carl Crawford, Rufus Flournoy, Jesse Pruitt v. Gold Coast, et al.: State Court of Fulton County Georgia

Kenneth E. and Wanda Anderson v. BASF Corporation, et al. :State Court of Clayton County Georgia;  

Professional Licenses and Board Certifications

Licensed Professional Engineer (GA, AL, KY, NC, MD, FL) first licensed in KY in 1982; NCEES Record Holder

Diplomate Forensic Engineer, National Academy of Forensic Engineers (F-460)

Diplomate Environmental Engineer, American Academy of Environmental Engineers (86-10004)

Certified Industrial Hygienist, American Board of Industrial Hygiene (5804-CP)

Certified Safety Professional, Board of Certified Safety Professionals (15569)

Membership in Professional Societies

Fellow, National Academy of Forensic Engineers

Life Member, American Academy of Environmental Engineers

Professional Member, American Board of Industrial Hygiene

Professional Member, American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists

Professional Member, American  Society  for Testing and  Materials

Professional Member, Board of Certified Safety Professionals

Licensed Member, National Society of Professional Engineers

Professional Member, American Industrial Hygiene Association