About Matthew Dwyer, Vice President
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Matthew Dwyer received his under-graduate degree from the United States Naval Academy in 2006 with a Bachelors of Science. After 18 months of follow on Marine Corps Officer training he was stationed in North Carolina. He did one combat tour to Iraq as a Scout Sniper Platoon Commander and then was selected by the Marine Corps Special Operations Command. He was re-stationed in California and did one combat tour to Afghanistan. Afterwards, he moved to Virginia was hired by Accident Technology. He furthered the in-depth collection methods learned in the Marines by studying Accident Reconstruction at The University of North Florida. Matt was officially ACTAR Certified as #2599 in September of 2012. He currently is the Vice President of Accident Technology. In this role, he is responsible for the forensic analysis of all types of crashes, ranging from low impact studies to multiple fatalities. His work is primarily in the civil arena and he has taken part in everything from crash tests to legal consulting.
About Joe Atherton, President
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” Joe Atherton received his under-graduate degree from Towson State University in 1978. Afterwards, he moved to Virginia and was with the Chesterfield County Police Department until forming Accident Technology. For the past 30 years he has pursued post graduate work in the field of accident causation and reconstruction. These studies have included, but are not limited to course pursuits at Virginia Commonwealth University, The University of North Florida, The University of Richmond, The Society of Engineering in Detroit, and Mack Boring's Engine City Tech Institute. Joe has held an international certification and accreditation for traffic accident reconstructionists since 1996. He currently is the President of Accident Technology. In this role, he is responsible for the forensic analysis of all types of crashes, ranging from low impact studies to multiple fatalities. His work is primarily in the civil arena and he has testified as an expert in accident analysis in the courts of Virginia and numerous other states. In addition to analyzing crashes, he has taught at his own Department of Criminal Justice Training Academy, and for many home office and regional office insurance training centers. He served on the board of Directors For Drive Smart Virginia and has provided data for the Virginia General Assembly to consider when increased speed limits were proposed. Finally, he assisted the Virginia Transportation Research Council in drafting the new stopping distance chart used in Virginia Code section 46.2-880.
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