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Expert in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computational Fluid Dynamics

Expert ID: 732371 Washington, USA

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Expert has 38 years of experience in different types of design and development. He has 14 years of experience as general/project manager working in the areas of product development, design, engineering and manufacturing. Expert also has 13 years of experience in shipyard engineering and management. He has 6 years of experience in design development and testing. He also has six years of experience in the management of a large design office serving new construction as well as repair and refurbishment of vessels (23 in total).

He has experience in the development and application of both high-speed and medium-speed diesel engines.

Expert has spent 14 years in different size shipyards from commercial vessels to nuclear submarines. He has worked as a general superintendent, project engineer and director of engineering. He has demonstrated successful management of executive, engineering and production personnel in shipyard, manufacturing and engineering environments.

He has experience in external and internal hydrodynamics using the program OpenFoam. Expert has developed numerous Propeller, Mechanical, Finite Element and Vessel Performance Computer Programs.

Expert utilizes his 40 years of experience in the marine industry in order to run this marine consulting firm specializing in computational fluid dynamics, high-speed craft, propulsion system integration, and product design and development.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Seattle, Washington - Tacoma, Washington - Bellevue, Washington - Everett, Washington - Federal Way, Washington - Kent, Washington - Bellingham, Washington - Lakewood, Washington - Renton, Washington

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1977 Degree: BSE Subject: Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Institution: University of Michigan
Year: 1991 Degree: MS Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: University of New Hampshire
Year: 1994 Degree: Business Certificate Subject: Management Program Institution: University of Washington

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2009 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: All (and Engineering) Responsibilities: Expert's eponymous marine consulting services include the following: CFD, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, and Product Development. He consults with builders on various projects: successful proposals for the US Navy Coastal Combat Boat (CCB) and the US Coast Guard for the Response Boat Small, (RBS) and the Coastal Interceptor for DEA.
Years: 2009 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Chief Naval Architect and Manager of Vessel Design Department: Vessel Design Responsibilities: Expert manages 17 people and provides technical support for 23 Auto Ferries. He developed a Hybrid Propulsion system utilizing variable speed AC with DC bus and batteries.
Years: 2002 to 2009 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Chief Naval Architecht Department: Advanced Engineering Responsibilities: He was responsible for the product design and development of Diesel engines and drive systems. Responsibilities included pod drive development and integration into larger boats and yachts. He developed performance predictions programs and models of typical vessels to determine the integration strategy for pods and drives under development.
Years: 1998 to 2002 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: General Manager Department: US Office Responsibilities: Expert's responsibilities included the design, sales and engineering of propulsion systems. He developed a new series of propellers called the Navigator Series to target the superyacht and performance commercial vessels.
Years: 1997 to 1998 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: General Manager Department: All Responsibilities: This subsidiary of CWF Hamilton Ltd. (of New Zealand) specialized in the design and manufacture of waterjets.
Years: 1991 to 1997 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: General Manager Department: Seattle Operations Responsibilities: Expert was responsible to the president for all financial, technical and management decisions for the Seattle operation Annual Sales average $5.5m with a net profit of $450K. He arrived to take over when the company was losing $62k per month and $292k in losses for the year; he turned the company around by year's end to make an annual profit of $229k.
Years: 1987 to 1991 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Section Head Department: Hull Structures and Engineering Design Group Responsibilities: Expert expanded the use of finite element analysis to develop hull modifications, mechanical components and temporary support structure for nuclear submarines. He received numerous awards for design innovations that saved the Navy over $4m. Expert also developed computer programs in the area of the random inspection of the pressure hull welds and a finite element program to quickly analyze foundations for strength and dynamic response. As Project Engineer, he was responsible for the technical aspects of the overhaul of nuclear submarines, including design changes, troubleshooting and testing of mechanical, electrical and electronic systems.
Years: 1981 to 1986 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Director Department: Engineering Responsibilities: He was responsible for all technical aspects of the shipyard (450 Trades personnel). Expert developed detail drawings, schedules and test procedures for all types of main propulsion equipment, including diesel engines, reduction gears, and steam plants. Expert accomplished all contract reports, testing of mechanical, structural and electrical components including NDT, hydraulics, strength, drydocking, operational testing, dock trials and sea trials. He conducted numerous repowers, conversions and overhauls of commercial, Naval, Coast Guard and Military Sealift vessels.
Years: 1980 to 1981 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Naval Architect Department: Hull Scientific Section Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for the determination of intact stability, damage stability and longitudinal strength of LNG Tankers and oil tanker Overseas Boston. He developed three computer programs for preliminary design.
Years: 1978 to 1980 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Chief Mechanical Engineer Department: Engineering Responsibilities: He stewarded design development and manufacture of eight separate product lines. Materials included aluminum castings and extrusions, plastics, stainless steels, etc.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1987 to 1991 Agency: USA/Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Role: Project Engineer and Section Head Description: Overhaul of Los Angeles Class Nuclear Subs

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2002 to 2005 Country / Region: United Kingdom, Devon Summary: Director of Engineering for Teignbridge Propellers

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Member, RINA (Royal Institution of Naval Architects). Fellow, SNAME (Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers).
Licenses / Certifications
Licensed Professional Engineer: Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering in Washington State since 2002. Chartered Naval Architect in the UK and Europe since 2003.
Publications and Patents Summary
He has eight publications.

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