Mr. Allaire currently supervises the South Central and Rocky Mountain Service Centers. His duties and expectations include, but are not limited to: hiring and retention, technical expertise, financial performance, operating detail, and business development. Mr. Allaire provides leadership and oversight of origin and cause operations, forensic engineering services, quality, safety, and business development for the Service Centers which includes Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana.
Mr. Allaire has been involved in fire investigations and water loss investigations. His involvement in these cases ranges from investigative assistant to lead engineer. He has investigated arson, appliance failures, electrical fires, HVAC failures, and vehicle fires. For water loss investigations he has investigated appliance failures, installation defect, product defects, plumbing, and freeze failures.
Prior to working for Unified was in test engineering for Raytheon Company, Space and Airborne Systems. This exposed him to various aspects of engineering. He designed, integrated, and performed tests for power supplies and converters, digital electronics, analog to digital converters, and optical systems. His role as a test engineer was to develop test equipment designed from test methods developed from prime hardware design requirements. The development of the test hardware involved the design, manufacture, software (for automated testing), and integration of equipment with prime hardware, troubleshooting of anomalies and failures of test equipment and prime hardware, and validation of the test equipment according to hardware design specifications.
As a technical intern at Maxtor Corporation, Mr. Allaire was responsible for performing firmware and software testing of hard drives in varying computer hardware configurations. This required knowledge of the hardware and software being tested and the ability to troubleshoot any anomalies and failures.