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GREETINGS FELLOW FEP GRADS!
For those FEP grads who don't know me, I am an FEP grad (1968) and a graduate of the Gas Turbine Start-up Program (1969). I worked for GETSCO from 1968-1973 as a gas turbine field engineer. The last two years of my field career, I was Area Engineer for Venezuela, Colombia and the Caribbean. All in all, I've done field or training jobs in 25 countries.
From 1973-77, I became a steam turbine test engineer at MDTD Fitchburg. I joined the FEP training staff in 1977 and was promoted to FEP manager in 1980 (I guess I was a lousy instructor, so Joe Markey promoted me to get me out of the classroom). LOL :-) I served in that position until 1983, when I returned to GETSCO as the site service manager on the TEPCO project in Japan.
TEPCO was the largest combined cycle installation in the world at the time. We installed fourteen MS9001E STAG plants. 2000 MW at base load! Several FEP grads, including AL Shuman, Dave Smith and Tom Hamilton were my senior TAs there. Bill Romizer was the senior steam turbine TA. Numerous FEP grads were assigned there during the 5-year project.
After returning to the USA in 1985, with cutbacks and layoffs in abundance at GE Schenectady, I decided to save someone else's job. I took a "voluntary" layoff and started my own company in 1986.
Note: Life in almost the balance: 20- years working for The General, 20+ years thriving without him!
From 1985-1994, I worked independently in gas turbine training, troubleshooting and consulting under the name of I&SE Associates of Schenectady, Inc. I joined Turbine Technology Services Corp as VP of Training in 1994. That experience was less than rewarding so I resigned in 1997 to work independently again. David Lucier & Associates, Inc. started in 1998. Clients remembered me and that was very good. After 18 months, I needed a partner so I convinced Charlie Pond to join me. He too got fed up with TTS and resigned.
In June, 1999, Charlie Pond (FEP-1977) and I formed Pond And Lucier, LLC. We are also known in the industry simply as PAL. We have grown to a group of a 15 ex-GE field engineers working on gas and steam turbines. All of us are FEP graduates! Besides Charlie and me, the PAL staff includes: Al Shuman (FEP-1969), Jerry Carlander FEP-1980),(FEP-1980), Carlo Barrera (FEP-1980), the late Ray Duell (FEP-1973), and Neil Adamson (FEP-1978). Carlos Sanoja (FEP-1979), Doug Lemmo (FEP-1973), John Mitchell (FEP-1975), Sal Paolucci (FEP-1981, Tom Huff (FEP-1971) and Mark Cohen (FEP-1980) are senior gas or steam turbine consulting engineers. Nancy Nicholas and Marcia Bailey run our Clifton Park, NY office.
My lovely wife of 22 years, Sheelah, and I are blessed with two great kids: my step children Derek (37), a teacher working in Chenai, India and Jessica (32), a CPA in Burlington, Vermont. Sheelah and I live in Niskayuna, NY and have a second home in Lake Placid, NY. We have a yellow lab dog named Marcy, who is 12 years old. We also have a rental place in LP called Seneca Loj. Visit www.century21highpeaks.com for rental details.
Yes, Life is good! As I have often said, I don't expect to get rich. I just want to be ENVIED by all the GE guys who never quit and started their own businesses! LOL :-)
Hobbies include British sportscars (owning, driving and racing), including 1950 MG racer and 1972 Triumph TR6 (street car). Sheelah has a 1965 TR4A-IRS as a street car. I also have a 1965 Ford Mustang HIPO-289.
I am a partner at Kim's Import Motors, Inc. where we own seven MG racers: MGB, (2) MGA & (2) MG Midgets roadsters and a 1950 MGTD Roadter.
We love winter sports: alpine skiing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing. Having a 19-ft Bayliner on Placid Lake is nice too.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org My cellular is: 518-330-4801
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