Don Roberts knew early on that he wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps and become an engineer. And it was Don’s extensive military background that eventually helped him achieve it.  After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, Don joined the submarine force as a commissioned officer on three nuclear-powered vessels. He returned to the Naval Postgraduate School to complete his Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and gained vital experience as an instructor at the academy.

Don entered the motor vehicle accident reconstruction industry in 2001 and, in 2008, moved from Charleston, SC to join the Charlotte office of DELTA |v| as a Professional Engineer.  Now, as a Senior Engineer, Don is regularly involved in complex commercial vehicle accidents involving full scale reenactments and human factors issues.  He is also well versed in harvesting onboard digital data from vehicles of all kinds.  Don’s teaching experience gleaned from his time at the military academy and his calm demeanor have made him an effective communicator in high-pressure legal proceedings.


Jim Middleton joined DELTA |v|;s Atlanta office in October 2021 as a Professional Engineer. A seasoned professional, Jim had admired DELTA |v|’s growth over the years. He took a leap of faith and decided to join the team.  

Among the things that excite Jim about working at DELTA |v| is the culture and the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues at all levels on a daily basis. Jim considers himself a natural extrovert; he enjoys the team atmosphere and mentoring more junior associates. 

Outside of work, you’ll find Jim fabricating both metal and wood projects, as well as volunteering in production at his local church

Andrew Pettit began his career at DELTA |v| in 2021 as an Associate Engineer for our Atlanta Regional Office. A bright and academically driven individual, Andrew graduated with a B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering and continued on to earn a M.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Management from Mercer University. A true testament to his work ethic, he maintained the needed GPA to be selected for the All Southern Conference Academic Honor Role during his football career at Mercer. 

Andrew assists DELTA |v|’s lead engineers with fieldwork including event data recovery as well as scanning/documenting the scene and vehicles involved. What makes Andrew excited to work for DELTA |v| is the opportunity to be challenged by different cases everyday. He enjoys the problem solving aspect of engineering and how his data findings provide clients with the comfort of having a greater understanding of what occurred.

In addition to the intellectually challenging workload, he is looking forward to being a part of the close-knit team in Atlanta. In his own words, “I look forward to being part of the amazing team here! Everyone is so kind and welcoming, making it exciting to show up to work everyday.”

An avid foodie, Andrew loves to spend his free time trying new foods, sampling different restaurants, as well as cooking new recipes at home. He also enjoys relaxing outdoors, playing video games, and tinkering with his computer.

Trent McDougal joined DELTA |v| in 2022 as an Atlanta-based Associate Engineer. He is excited for the opportunity to expand on his interest in automobiles and use his education in dynamics and physics to solve real-world issues. 

Trent graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Georgia. He enjoys the problem-solving aspect of engineering and believes that the field is important because engineers are able to provide answers to those who have questions. Outside of work, you’ll likely find Trent hiking, playing the guitar, and spending time with his friends and family.

Meribeth joined the DELTA |v| Atlanta office in 2022 as an Associate Engineer. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. 

As an Associate Engineer, she looks forward to working in the field. She enjoys the hands-on work and the “behind the scenes” of Forensic Engineering. 

After work or on the weekends, Meribeth likes to watch the Atlanta Braves, play tennis, paint, and try to teach herself a variety of hobbies.