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Expert in Materials, Life Prediction, Failure Analysis, Special Manufacturing Processes, Gas Turbine Technology, Reciprocating Engine Technology, Coatings, Ceramic Matrix Composites, Polymer Matrix Composites

Expert ID: 738498 Missouri, USA

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Expert began his consulting business in 1978 (before graduation) with companies like Midwest Paper, GE, US Navy, and Sulzer measuring residual stress, retained austenite and calculating stress and life including fatigue crack growth. He joined Teledyne Continental Motors as Senior R&D Engineer developing higher power density in AVDS1790 deisel tank engine and hydropneumatic suspension systems. He joined GE Aviation as a Lead Materials Engineer characterizing the properties of nickel based superalloys and composite materials for jet engines. He transferred to GE Power in 1993 as Senior Materials engineer developing material curves for heavy duty gas turbines for power generation. Expert was promoted to Manager of the Materials Characterization and NDE Group, and promoted to Materials Chief Engineer for GE Power in 1998 and held that role to retirement in 2019.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1980 Degree: BS Subject: Engineering Science & Mechanics Cum Laude Institution: Pennsylvania State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2019 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: VP of Engineering Department: Engineering
Responsibilities:
VP and CTO of Engineering
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1988 to 2019 Employer: GE Aviation then GE Power Title: Chief Consulting Engineer Department: Engineering
Responsibilities:
Materials chief engineer for 20 years. Previously manager of the Mechanics of Materials and NonDestructive Analysis Group.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1984 to 1988 Employer: Teledyne Continental Motors Title: Senior R&D engineer Department: Engineering
Responsibilities:
Developed, tested and qualified new compnents like connecting rods and valve trains. Automated engine testing to be unattended 24x7. Developed weld upgrade process for hydropneumatic suspension units that enabled production.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1978 to 1984 Employer: Self employed as consultant Title: President of DiMascio Technical Services Department: Engineering
Responsibilities:
Measure residual stresses, calculate stress analysis, define weld repairs, NDE of Flight components.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1979 to 1982 Agency: US Navy Role: Consultant for residual stress analysis and metallurgy Description: Measured residual stresses in ship propellors after repair and helped them determine why props from one supplier failed early when others lasted appropriate time.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2004 to 2008 Country / Region: Germany Summary: GE bought Wind energy from Enron and I fulfilled the role of Chief Engineer for that business while continuing my role as Materials Chief for Power.

Career Accomplishments

Publications and Patents Summary
54 US patents assigned to GE.

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