Mr. Sollars is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Minnesota. He has a background in mechanical systems, machine design analysis, safety and hazard evaluation, machine guarding, combustion mechanics, and fuel gas systems and components including fire, explosion, and carbon monoxide incident investigations.
Mr. Sollars has extensive experience performing field investigations and failure analysis. He has managed several large testing and analytical projects that required a multidisciplinary approach. He was a contributing editor for the seventh edition of the National Fuel Gas Code Handbook (2009). He is a Certified Fire Investigator through the International Association of Arson Investigators a Certified Gas Engineer through the American Society of Gas Engineers. Mr. Sollars has taught seminars for the Minnesota and North Dakota chapters of the International Association of Arson Investigators.