Charles Burhans

Charles Burhans, M.S.E.

Senior Vice President, Specialty Services


As Senior Vice President, Specialty Services, Mr. Charles Burhans oversees the technical and operational teams within the Rimkus Life Sciences group to promote leadership and excellence while delivering high-value client engagements. He drives strategic growth of the Life Sciences group through development of the team’s capabilities and expansion into new markets. Mr. Burhans holds B.S.E. and M.S.E. degrees in industrial and operations engineering with an emphasis on human factors from the University of Michigan. He has experience in product design, product evaluation, design and evaluation of product warnings and instructions, and product safety management.

Mr. Burhans has consulted on the development and evaluation of warnings, instructions, and product literature; analysis of standards; accident investigation; and the development of safety training materials and product safety/integrity documentation for a variety of major corporations. He has investigated hundreds of product-related accidents in a wide range of fields including recreational vehicles, consumer products, medical devices, automotive products, and industrial equipment.

Mr. Burhans’ professional activities have included work in the development of American National Standards Institute standards, ASTM International standards, and other regulations. He has been a featured presenter to numerous professional and governmental organizations, academic institutions, and corporations on a wide range of product safety-related topics.