I am a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Madison where I received a BS in Chemical Engineering. I got my start in aerospace with Boeing in 1997. In 2000, I joined their Materials Technology group as a Flammability analyst where I reviewed Boeing and vendor designs for compliance. In 2005 I received my FAA Consultant DER authorization and began to consult for STC applicants. My last years at Boeing were spent on the 787 program working on interiors and composite fuselage flammability.
I left Boeing in 2006 and spent a year managing flammability efforts for C&D Zodiac at their Marysville, WA site. I left C&D in 2007 and Krueger Consulting, LLC was established.
Quote overheard at a Fire Test Working Group meeting: “You can run bunsen burner tests in a barn, if that barn is draft free.” - James Peterson
Holes for Poles
Flying the Poles in
Poles and “hay loft” floor are in
Roof pitches and silo are on
Dried in and ready for concrete
Finally some doors!
Lots of drywall up high
Crates are in!
Unpacked, but far from functional
Hoods are hung
Outside looking in
Vent work is complete
Exhaust fan and stack
Finished! It will never be this clean again.
Office with a view
Building and operating my own flam test lab was a dream since receiving my DER authorization. In the fall of 2008 construction began on the facility. Then in the summer of 2009 the equipment was moved in and the set-up began. FAA review & acceptance was requested in mid-2010 which resulted in both bunsen burner chambers & the conditioning chamber being accepted first. One by one I got the Flame Propagation, Smoke Density, and Heat Release chambers accepted with the final FAA acceptance letter arriving in early 2011.
Since opening, it has been my goal to provide unparalleled customer service for all of your flammability engineering and testing needs!