Mr. Cushing has more than thirty years of experience in structural mechanics engineering. His responsibilities have included natural hazards probabilistic risk assessments, earthquake experience data-based studies, aircraft impact analyses, stress analysis, finite element analysis, seismic margin studies, and shock and vibration environmental testing for hardware qualification. He has been a principal consultant in the area of structural mechanics to highly protected industries such as Nuclear, Defense, DOE, and Energy. He has also consulted with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and has participated in numerous reviews with the DOE Defense Board and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He has managed multi-million dollar projects, participated on the Board of Directors of two companies (SGH and EQE International) and has managed a division of over 300 people.