Title: Forensic Engineer & Engineering Company Executive
Company: Peterson Engineering, Inc.
Location: Merrifield, Minnesota, United States
Donn N. Peterson, Forensic Engineer and Engineering Company Executive at Peterson Engineering, Inc., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in forensic engineering.
A renowned figure in his field, Mr. Peterson has amassed 55 years of professional excellence in his area of expertise. The president of Peterson Engineering, Inc., since 1985, he provides engineering services to individuals and corporations in need of implementation, maintenance and repair. Prior to this appointment, he served as president and principal of Don Peterson and Associates Real Estate/Auctions from 1971 to 1985, a systems engineer of the aviation group with General Electric from 1963 to 1970, and an advanced engineering courses student with General Electric from 1963 to 1966.
To prepare for his illustrious career, Mr. Peterson pursued an education at the University of North Dakota and earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering in 1963. He subsequently attended the University of Minnesota, where he received a Master of Science in mechanical engineering in 1972. He has since become certified in advanced engineering by General Electric, a forensic engineer by the International Board of Forensic Engineering Sciences and a professional engineer.
Among his notable achievements includes the development of mathematical models to simulate jet engine transient performance and wave dynamics in gas flow, as well as the development of computer simulations for vehicle and occupant dynamics during collisions. A contributor of articles to the National Academy of Forensic Engineers, Mr. Peterson was the president of the International Board of Forensic Engineering Sciences for eight years and the Rotary Club of Brainerd, MN, for one year.
In recognition of his exceptional achievements, Mr. Peterson has accrued several accolades during his career, including being named Rotarian of the Year by the Rotary Club of Brainerd in 1992, 2005, and 2013. The recipient of the Founders Award from the engineering sciences section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in 1992, he was also honored with the Service Award from the private practice section of the National Society of Professional Engineers in 1988. Looking toward the future, Mr. Peterson hopes to become more active in civic activities and in mentoring others.
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