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Robert Underwood

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Robert Underwood

Executive Vice President - Equipment Division


714-692-7070 (Work)
23671 Vía Del Rio
Yorba Linda, CA 92887

Robert Underwood is a Mechanical Engineer with over 35 years of experience and is an Executive Vice President for J.S. Held. Previously, he was Principal at Werlinger & Associates. J.S. Held and Werlinger & Associates provide technical consulting services for the commercial property claims industry, such as damage assessment, feasibility of repair versus replacement, replacement cost estimates, fair market equipment appraisals, comparable replacement analyses, production mitigation assessments, and failure analyses. Leading areas of practice are in electronics, mechanical systems, aerospace, medical, semiconductors, computers, and telecommunications.

Mr. Underwood has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Oakland University and a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University. He began his career at Rockwell International as an aircraft systems design engineer. At Northrop Grumman, he managed a product definition team responsible for fuel and hydraulic system design for the F/A-18 aircraft. As an engineering consultant, his areas of concentration include manufacturing and processing equipment, refrigeration systems, boilers, elevators / escalators, medical and lab equipment, conveyor mechanisms, printing presses, computer systems, data recovery, furnaces, pollution control equipment, and machining / fabrication systems, to name a few.