Oak Forensic Engineering was founded in 2020 by Gilles Amirault. Our mission is to deliver world-class failure analysis to our clients in Insurance and Private Industry.
Gilles specializes in mechanical and material failure analysis, starting his forensic career in 2004. Over the years, he has been involved in a variety of complex losses, often involving multiple experts with specific areas of expertise. As a leader in a large forensic firm in western Canada, Gilles was involved in either leading, or offering guidance, for many of the larger multidisciplinary losses being handled by the firm in western Canada, particularly those with a mechanical or material component. At Oak, Gilles applies the same methodologies he’s learned and used in the past to analyze the complex in an effort to simplify for the client.
Rick specializes in mechanical and structural failure analysis. He started his consulting career in 2001 designing and certifying commercial lift equipment. In 2011 he transitioned to Forensic Consulting, and most recently, he joined the team at Oak Forensic Engineering in 2020. Rick’s experience with heavy equipment, welded steel fabrication, and knowledge of construction practices has provided him with a solid foundation to lead a variety of forensic investigations.