Amin Almasi

Amin Almasi is senior rotating equipment consultant in Australia. He is chartered professional engineer from Engineers Australia and IMechE and registered professional engineer in Australia and Queensland (M.Sc. and B.Sc. in mechanical engineering). He specializes in rotating equipment, condition monitoring and reliability.

Pete Baldwin

Peter Baldwin has been involved in all aspects of the gas turbine and compressor industries for 47 years. Pete is currently consulting to the industry as base-e, his Boston-based independent consulting company focused on practical product positioning and commercialization strategies for distributed energy technologies, gas turbines and various air and gas compression interests. Pete is the immediate past President of Ramgen Power Systems, a Seattle-based developer of an advanced shock compression technology intended for utility-scale use. 

Frank Kushner

Frank Kushner is an independent Consulting Engineer specializing in dynamics and acoustics testing and analysis. He has had 42 years of experience with industrial turbomachinery, mostly with the Elliott Company, and four years previous experience with the jet engine combustion section development group at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft. Mr. Kushner holds patents for a blade damping mechanism and a method to prevent a one-cell rotating stall in centrifugal compressors.

Gary Leonard

Gary Leonard is General Manager for Gas Turbine products for GE Power & Water’s Distributed Power business, a leading provider of power equipment and services. Distributed Power’s product portfolio includes highly efficient industrial aeroderivative gas turbines and reciprocating engines that generate 100 kW to 100 MW of power for numerous industries globally. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Distributed Power employs more than 5,000 people around the world.


Ivan Rice

Ivan Rice has over 60 years of experience in the gas turbine industry starting as a test engineer at GE. Rice  was past chairman of the South Texas Section of ASME (1974 - 75), past chairman of the ASME Gas Turbine Division (now IGTI) (1975 - 76). Rice holds 18 US and foreign patents on steam cooling, reheat, intercooling and HRSGs. He is also the inventor of  the integrated steam/gas cycle (called the Rice cycle by the editor of the ASME news letter, Dr. Lee  Langstrom) whereby cold reheat steam is used to cool the gas turbine hot gas parts and then returned to the steam turbine as reheated steam. 

Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas has over 38 years of rotating equipment experience in industry and currently holds the position of Prinipal Engineer for Metrix Instrument Company. Prior to his current position, his work experience included 11 years as a rotating equipment engineer in the petrochemical industry; 17 years in the Engineering Services Department of Bently Nevada Corporation; and 6 years as the Global Services Manager for RoMaDyn Corporation.