IAARS Board

Butch Eino “Butch” Thompson
President
Mr. Thompson was a Massachusetts State Police Officer for 34 years and a reconstructionist since 1986. He was assigned to the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section – Western Team since 1992 and supervised the Western Team since 1998. He has been the lead investigator in over 800 reconstructions as well as assisted other members in their investigations. Mr. Thompson is presently retired as of December 13th and is doing private practice.
Photo-Murphy21 Peter Murphy
Vice President
Mr. Murphy has been a member of IAARS since 1989 and is the owner of Interstate Accident Reconstruction Consultants. Mr. Murphy retired from the Massachusetts State Police in December 2008 after 34 years of service. He has instructed in all levels of traffic accident investigation to police officers in Massachusetts. He has also lectured at the University of North Florida’s Institute of Police Technology (IPTM) Special Problems Seminars, International Association of Accident Reconstruction Specialists and for private corporations. He also has published works in the areas of highway safety and crash reconstruction.

Mr. Murphy is certified by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR # 259).

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Photo-Benanti21 Stephen Benanti
Board of Directors
Mr. Benanti has been a member of IAARS since 1986; he is ACTAR accredited and is also the IAARS alternate to ACTAR.He is a 25 year veteran of the Massachusetts State Police and retired with the rank of Lieutenant in September of 2004. Mr. Benanti began reconstructing accidents for the MSP in May of 1984 and was later the Commanding Officer of the MSP Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section.

Mr. Benanti has also been reconstructing accidents in the private sector since 1986.

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Richard_Kmball Richard Kimball
Board of Directors
Richard Kimball has been a member of IAARS since 1984.  He is a 25-year veteran of law enforcement in South Carolina, where he coordinated accident reconstruction units in the Traffic Divisions of the Charleston Police Department and the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office.  He retired from law enforcement in 2000 and currently consults on accident reconstruction cases in the private sector.
Photo-Herzuck1 Dave Herzuck
Board of Directors
David Herzuck is a 1982 Bachelor of Science graduate of the Winona State University Paralegal Program. He has 22 years of practical experience in preparing civil actions for the courtroom from both the plaintiff and defense perspective and has lectured at seminars for Winona State University, MADD and the Minnesota Trial Lawyer’s Association.

Dave also has been an active member of IAARS since 1990 and was elected to the Board in 2004.

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d236e2a986ed662ac03f1bc87a8971b8_f67 Quinn Carmack
Board of Directors
Quinn Carmack is currently a member of the Idaho State Police.  He joined the Idaho State Police in 1999 and became a crash reconstructionist in 2005.  He is currently a member of the Idaho State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit (CRU) which consists of five Troopers working as full time crash reconstructionists.  Quinn also teaches crash investigation for the Idaho State Police Advance Training Classes (ATC) as well as the Idaho Police Officers and Training Academies (POST).  Quinn was elected to the board of directors in July of 2012.
Photo-Murphy21 Dan Lofgren
Board of Directors
Dan Lofgren is a Former Minnesota State Trooper and currently is President of Lofgren Associates, Inc., a traffic accident reconstruction firm based in Princeton, Minnesota. (www.lofgrenassociates.com) Mr. Lofgren has been a member of  IAARS since 1981, previously serving as a Board Member and President.

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Photo-Murphy21 T.J. Harms
Board of Directors
Mr. T.J. Harms is ACTAR accredited and is the IAARS representative to the ACTAR Board of Directors.  Mr. Harms started a career in Law Enforcement in 1998 where he worked for the Idaho State Police as a Trooper until 2004.  From 2004 to present Mr. Harms works for the Boise Police Department and currently is assigned as a Collision Reconstructionist and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer.  Mr. Harms oversees the Boise Police Departments Major Crash team and instructs officers in collision investigation.

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