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Expert in Gas Turbines, Turbomachinery, Root Cause Analysis

Expert ID: 733826 California, USA

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Expert knows where all of the strengths and weaknesses are in GE HD Gas Turbine hardware, having developed and led the Departure Record Process for GE Power, and having solved 1000s of PAC cases and 100s of RCAs on blades, vanes, buckets, rotors, combustion systems, inlets, exhausts, and other systems. He wrote the Gas Turbine RCA training at GE in 2015 and trained the global Product Service team in 2015 & 2016. He can leverage his knowledge to help your company's gas turbines operate more reliably, efficiently, and have increased availability. Forced outages are expensive, but they are also predictable.

Expert has successfully extended Combustion, HGP, and Major intervals on Fr5, 6B, 6C, 7B, 7C, 7E, 7EA, 7FA, 7FA+ (7F.02), 7FA+E (7F.03), 7F AGP (7F.04), 9EC, 9B, 9E, 9FA, 9FA+E (9F.03), 7FB, 9FB, 7H, 9H, 6FA (6FA.01) and 6FA+E (6F.03) Gas Turbines, by implementing the Departure Record Process within GE. Over the last 15 years, he has personally reviewed and critiqued 1000s of Departure Records, & led the process from 2006 to 2008 and then trained and mentored engineers at the Bangalore Engineering Center in India to administer the process while he over-saw the technical aspects of each Departure Record. If there's a failure mode lurking in your GE Gas Turbine, Expert know where it is and when it will reveal itself.

Failure Analysis, Root Cause Analysis, Safely extending intervals for Combustion, Hot Gas Path, and Major Inspections.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1988 Degree: Bachelors Science Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: Rose Hulman Institute of Technology

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1999 to 2017 Employer: GE Title: Principal Department: Services Engineering Responsibilities: RCAs, Interval Extensions, Training, Mentoring, Sourcing Quality
Years: 1998 to 1999 Employer: GE Title: Program Manager Department: NPI Spare Parts Responsibilities: Managed programs to increase life, extend intervals, improve repairability of GT components
Years: 1997 to 1998 Employer: Advanced Design Associates Title: Senior Engineer Department: Engineering Responsibilities: Design and build custom machinery
Years: 1995 to 1997 Employer: Boston Scientific Title: Facilities Engineering Manager Department: Engineering Responsibilities: Managed all facility & engineering activities for a non-vascular medical device manufacturing facility in Spencer Indiana. Expanded the plant doubling the size of the class 100 clean room manufacturing floor, added a warehouse & elevator system.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1999 to 2017 Country / Region: Asia, Europe, Australia, Americas Summary: Supplier Quality, International Users Conferences Presenter

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
PE License in South Carolina

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Have given depositions in cases of gas turbine field failures that were a result of hidden manufacturing defects within the compressor blades.
Vendor Selection
Has completed 75 first piece qualifications with Gas Turbine flow path suppliers of compressor blades and vanes, bar stock, forgings, investment castings, and special processes.
Other Relevant Experience
Has solved 100s of RCAs on GE gas turbines, working with multiple customers globally.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
French Conversational & Technical

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