McGinnis is responsible for managing all tire force and moment testing in support of the partnerships between Smithers and six major tire manufacturers
, as well as individual clients. The testing provides physical tire performance data on steering, handling, and braking characteristics that is used in support of tire and vehicle, research, development, and modeling. Smithers’ F&M testing capabilities in North America include an MTS Flat-Trac III and an MTS CT-Plus.
Kenny joined Smithers in 2006 as a product testing
engineer, focusing on pressure
, and temperature
(PVT) testing of rubber and plastic components for a variety of applications. He specialized in mechanical, fluid, and electrical testing along with construction of standard and custom test rigs for a wide range of testing projects spanning many industries.
Expertise: Product and Tire Testing
Qualifications and Professional Accreditation
Kenny received his Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Akron in 2007.