Christopher H. Romo, MSME, E.I.T.
Crash Reconstruction Engineer
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, California State University, Los Angeles
B.S. Manufacturing Engineering, California State University, Los Angeles
M.S. Mechanical Engineering: Biomechanics Emphasis, California State University, East Bay
Mr. Romo was born and raised in the suburbs of Los Angeles, CA. He attended Chaminade College Preparatory in West Hills, CA as a student-athlete competing in varsity baseball. After graduating from Chaminade, he was recruited to play baseball at California State University – Los Angeles where he pursued a dual degree program in Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering while playing baseball for the university. Between his junior and senior year of college, Mr. Romo interned for the American Honda Motor Co. in the Professional Automotive Career Training (PACT) department. After graduating with his bachelors, Mr. Romo decided to pursue a masters degree in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis in Biomechanics while working at Collision and Injury Dynamics.
In 2012, Mr. Romo joined Collision and Injury Dynamics where he inspected, documented, and analyzed accidents involving automobiles, pedestrians, bicycles, motorcycles, trains, and heavy vehicles. Mr. Romo received exposure to various forms of accident reconstruction techniques, video analysis techniques, GPS systems, vehicle data forensics, and courtroom animations. He attended the HVE user forum, IDRR user forum, PC Crash training, and attended various training seminars through the Institute of Police Technology and Management (IPTM) and Northwestern University, Center of Public Safety. His testing experience includes the helmet testing listed earlier, and crash testing at the Southwestern Association of Technical Accident Investigators (SATAI) and IPTM. His certification include the following:
- • SAE’s Accident Reconstruction certificate
- • Berla Corporation’s Vehicle System Forensic Technician and Examiner Certifications
- • Collision Safety Institute’s Crash Data Retrieval Data Analyst certificate
- • NCEES’s Fundamentals of Engineering
For 4 years at CID, Mr. Romo also led the bicycle and motorcycle helmet analysis department conducting drop tests according to CPSC, DOT, or SNELL standards, mesh deviation analysis, and utilizing medical diagnostic tools. During that time, he was the helmet examiner for a large-scale study of motorcycle accidents issued by the United States Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, and the Office of Safety Research and Development.
In March of 2022, Mr. Romo decided to join Mecanica to further his career in accident reconstruction. Mr. Romo will be bringing his specialties in accident reconstruction, vehicle dynamics, computer simulation, video analysis, and acquisition of vehicle system data to help further Mecanica’s understanding of these topics and provide consulting services to its clients.
When Mr. Romo is not in the office, he enjoys bicycling, camping, fishing, hunting, and hiking. He completed the restoration of two classic cars, 1973 Chevrolet Camaro and 1978 Toyota FJ40. He also plays softball a couple times a week.