Mr. Sullivan is an expert in the layout/design, installation, inspection, testing, maintenance, repair and operation of fire suppression systems and their components, and often addresses industry standard of care issues. Mr. Sullivan is also knowledgeable about fire alarm systems, plumbing systems, backflow prevention devices, and fire extinguishers. He worked in the fire protection industry for 22 years and has spent the last 8 years working in the forensic side of the industry evaluating various issues with fire suppression systems, fire alarm systems, plumbing systems, backflow prevention devices, and fire extinguishers. His responsibilities have ranged from installing fire sprinkler systems to managing groups of field service and installation suppression and alarm technicians. His 28 years of troubleshooting gives him unique expertise in failure analysis of fire suppression, fire alarm, and plumbing systems, as well as the related equipment. Mr. Sullivan has expertise in code analysis, standard of care, construction defect, and cost estimating as they relate to installation and repair of systems. He has provided expert deposition and trial testimony both nationally and internationally.