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Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:53:45 +0000
NASA’s next administrator, Jim Bridenstine, is set to be sworn into office April 23 as the space industry breathes a sigh of relief that his extended confirmation process is finally over. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 22 Apr 2018 23:31:54 +0000
Within the top five space contractors, from 2011 to 2017, ULA surpassed Boeing and became the top overall vendor. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 16:53:32 +0000
"Other transactions authorities" allow the Air Force to go faster to prototyping. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 23:19:54 +0000
GEOShare, a Lockheed Martin subsidiary matching missions with orbital slots in an effort to boost satellite sales, has signed up over 150 missions and over 100 orbital locations, said Lon Levin, GEOShare president and chief executive. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:46:40 +0000
As Lockheed Martin prepares to complete assembly of the Orion spacecraft flying on the first SLS mission, the company says it’s making progress in lowering the costs of the future spacecraft, including through reuse. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:03:03 +0000
Air Force and NRO leaders emphasized their close ties at the 34th Space Symposium here and offered proof the relationship is helping them share capabilities. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:22:38 +0000
David Hartshorn, one of the satellite industry’s most vocal advocates and a prominent defender of its spectrum rights, is resigning from the Global VSAT Forum. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:46:47 +0000
Blue Origin's CEO says he expects the company’s BE-4 engine to complete qualification testing by the end of the year as the company ramps up work on its New Glenn orbital rocket. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:42:00 +0000
The number of space-related technology patent applications filed in China over the five-year period grew by 13.3 percent. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:23:51 +0000
WASHINGTON — French fleet operator Eutelsat finished a lengthy 302 million euro ($372.9 million) sale of its stake in Spanish fleet operator Hispasat after gaining long-awaited approval from Spain’s government. The divestiture was first announced last May and expected to close that year, but required approval from Spain’s Council of Ministers, which didn’t occur until […] SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:55:51 +0000
The most contentious nomination process for a NASA administrator in the agency’s six-decade history came to an end April 19 when the Senate voted to confirm Jim Bridenstine. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:42:07 +0000
Harris Corp. plans to offer the U.S. Air Force an updated version of a legacy sensor for future weather satellite. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:21:02 +0000
Arianespace on April 19 announced a agreement Japan’s Broadcasting Satellite System Corporation BSAT and satellite manufacturer Space Systems Loral to launch the BSAT-4b satellite on an Ariane 5 rocket in 2020. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:55:25 +0000
DARPA announced a prize competition April 18 to demonstrate the ability to rapidly launch small satellites, a competition whose regulatory challenges may tower over its technical ones. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:00:53 +0000
Public-private partnerships have been used fairly extensively and effectively for funding space activities, and they are attracting even more attention as sources of public financing grow scarce. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:41:27 +0000
Russia’s Proton rocket launched for the first time this year April 18 with a military communications satellite for the federation’s ministry of defense. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:06-08-2012
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     Current job:Lead Engineer/Technologist
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     Keywordsmaterial review board, program support, structures
    CV

    Work Experience

    GE Aviation
    Lead Engineer/Technologist
    2000 - present

    Large Commercial Combustor Diffuser Nozzle (CDN) Structures Lead Engineer - GE90, GP7200, CF6 technical lead working with global team to support cost reduction projects, product improvements, and field support; Manufacturing Review Board (MRB) mentor and approver.

    LEAP-1A/C CDN structures hardware/operations focal - assisted team in meeting design review and hardware commitments, identifying potential issues in advance and working hardware schedules with design owners, Sourcing, and Systems team through Preliminary Design Review (PDR)phase.

    Guided design of high pressure turbine (HPT) forward inner nozzle support (FINS) and HPT forward outer seal (FOS) stator hardware from pre-existing preliminary designs to PDR configurations. Introduced innovative, integrated cast FINS/inducer design enabling key turbine cooling technology on engine as well as reducing cost and part count. Successfully presented conceptual design review and long lead material release review to senior engineering team.

    As a Material Review Board (MRB) engineer, assessed and provided dispositions on thousands of manufacturing non-conformances on both cold and hot section engine structure hardware for commercial and military programs including the GE90, GP7200, F101 and F110 engines. Worked closely with suppliers and engineering team to identify repairs or rework in cases where parts were not acceptable as is, avoiding hundreds of thousands of dollars in potential losses.

    Provided time-critical engineering guidance to Product Support Engineer for GE90, GP7200, F101 and F110 engine hardware. Reviewed engine manuals, existing analyses and new-make non-conformance and repair history and performed engineering assessment to disposition hardware, including initiating specific analysis if needed. Engaged Materials Application Engineer and consulting or principal engineers in review of field return hardware to investigate root causes of failures. Identified need for design fixes/improvements to address failures or distress observed in field.

    Introduced material changes on two GP7200 CDN structures components achieving $1500 per engine cost savings. Released optimized fan frame castings to production, resulting in 30 pound weight savings and 15 hour reduction in manufacturing cycle time. Engaged sub-component supplier to improve durability of part, and advocated direct sourcing strategy with management to reduce cost of parts.

    Introduced durability improvements and assessed new repair procedures for various parts and components of the GE90-94B and -115B engine CDN, HPT, and turbine center frame (TCF) to extend part lives, reduce field support cost, or meet commitments to customers.

    Authored numerous design changes to improve producibility and reduce manufacturing cost with a total impact on the business in excess of $1M savings & avoidances.

    Belcan Engineering
    Aeronautical Engineer
    1998 - 2000

    Performed engineering analysis and assessment in support of GE90 and CF6 hot section structures hardware. Redesigned hot section leaf seal spring for improved durability. Ran trade study on engine carcass bolted joint design and fan blade out loads to identify viable design space.

    USAF
    Captain / Aeronautical Engineer
    1994 - 1998

    Technical lead for contract investigating improved combat survivability composite wing structures, reporting to joint services funding organization. Ensured contractor met all planned testing within scope of contract. Engineering manager for $7M contract supporting Wright Laboratory technical library and database.

    USAF
    1988 - 1992
    Captain, 1st Lt., 2nd Lt. / Range Operations Officer, Program Support Manager

    Monitored locations and activity of aircraft supporting launches from the USAF Eastern Test Range. Coordinated Air Force launch support to five NASA space shuttle launches. Presented Range readiness status at key NASA pre-launch reviews. Coordinated support for critical airborne observation of space shuttle launch in support of external tank foam shedding investigation. Technical manager of $1M+ airborne range security contract. Managed support of several aircraft programs utilizing range assets and airspace both independently and during launch operations.

    Education

    Air Force Institute of Technology
    M.S. Aeronautical Engineering, 1993

    Parks College of St. Louis University
    B.S. Aerospace Engineering, 1985

    Computer Skills

    MS-Office, Mini Tab, some ANSYS and UG experience, limited OpenPlan, NASTRAN & PATRAN experience.

    Activities, Interests & Hobbies
    Cycling, nature walks, cooking, homebrewing, blood donor, private pilot (currently inactive).


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