Bob holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology and a MBA in Administration (International Finance) from the University of San Diego. He started his professional career in 1977 as a Development Test Engineer for Pratt and Whitney Aircraft in East Hartford, CT, working on FAA flight engine certification programs for the JT8D-209 and JT9D commercial jet engines and in 1980 joined Solar Turbines in San Diego, holding a variety of technical positions culminating the role of Principal Regional Field Engineer for Asia Pacific, based in Singapore. Bob was responsible for the field technical support of complete industrial gas turbine driven generator and compressor packages, and Balance of Plant, used in the oil and gas and power generation industries.
Bob’s technical specialties include programming of Logic Controllers, rotor vibration analysis, gas turbine package systems and controls, and gas turbine aerodynamic performance testing. He developed and executed equipment upgrade and retrofit controls products, creating the process control designs, performing the programming tasks, then installing and commissioning these products in the field. Bob also managed a group of 10 Field Service Representatives who were responsible for commissioning and repair of the gas turbine packages. Bob retired from Solar Turbines in March 2018 and joins the AJSS team based out of Singapore. In 2020 Bob was appointed Technical Director.
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