Following High School, Mr. Markley enlisted in the United States NAVY as an Aviation Ordnanceman serving with distinction as an Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist and receiving an Honorable Discharge. He went on to earn his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Behrend College of Penn State University located in Erie, Pennsylvania followed by formal and practical training in the application and philosophies of Lean Manufacturing and Six-Sigma at the University of Tennessee. As a civilian, Mr. Markley has been invited to train with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol in Motorcycle Crash Investigation and Tire Failure Analysis & Investigation.
Mr. Markley has a wide professional background in the application of the principles of Mechanical Engineering for companies ranging from the design of Rubber-to-Metal and Fluid Mount technologies for the attenuation of noise, shock and vibration isolation to OEM Motorcycle Chassis, Suspension and Brake Systems design, Powertrain and Drivetrain systems design for Walk-Behind Lawn Mowers and the design of OEM Construction Equipment Vehicles, to name a few.
Mr. Markley brings the analytical and mathematical skills of a Mechanical Engineer with several years of practical experience to the analysis of many types of machine and vehicle designs. He is also able to apply the principles of mechanical engineering and dynamics to the analysis of vehicular accidents.
Mr. Markley has developed a special interest in motorcycle safety education. He is a nationally certified Rider Coach with the Motorcycle Safety Foundation for the BRC and ERC rider courses and has a personal interest in the design and restoration of Vintage Motorcycles.