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David Albright serves as the moderator of the Rotor Electrical Testing forum. Mr. Albright has a broad background in signal analysis and has developed software and hardware for analyzing generator rotor windings for shorted turns.

James S. Edmonds, PE serves as the moderator of the Inner-Hydrogen Cooled Windings forum. Mr. Edmonds has over 40 years of industry experience and leads design and failure investigations on large turbo and hydro generators.

Bert Milano, PE serves as the moderator of the Visual Inspections forum. Mr. Milano has over 40 years of experience in the electric power industry focusing on operations and maintenance in power plants as it relates to generators, electrical insulation, and related high-voltage work, including testing, diagnostics and evaluation.

Richard Huber, PE serves as the moderator of the Hydrogenerator forum. Mr. Huber has worked on large hydrogenerators and large motors and related equipment for over 40 years. Much of his career was spent with B. C. Hydro in Vancouver, Canada where he worked in a maintenance group in charge of the maintenance of 80 hydrogenerators ranging in size from 3 MVA to 500 MVA.

Izzy Kerszenbaum, PhD, PE serves as the moderator for the Diesel-Driven Generator forum. Dr. Kerszenbaum has over 35 years' of experience designing and troubleshooting rotating electric machines and power transformers. He has authored and co-authored numerous papers and several books on the subject. In the last few years he contributed to EPRI’s development of a new guide for the maintenance of Emergency Diesel Generators for nuclear stations. He’s presently a full time consultant.

Clyde Maughan, PE serves as the moderator of the Inner Water-Cooled Windings forum. He has had 60-year career in turbine-generators. He retired from GE in 1986 and has since worked as an engineering consultant on several hundred generator service problems. He has authored two dozen technical papers on a dozen different generator maintenance topics in the last 10 years.

Bill Moore, PE serves as the IGTC Genertor Forum Master. He is responsible for the overall management of all of the forums, including assisting current moderators and assigning new moderators, when needed. Mr. Moore has over 34 year's experience in the power industry. He is currently the Director of Technical Services for National Electric Coil. He is also an active member of ASME, serving as a past chair of the Power Division's Executive Committee and of the Turbines, Geneators & Auxiliaries technical committee. He is also a member of IEEE and the U.S. representative to the A1 Rotating Machinery Study Committee for CIGRE.

Joseph Romeo serves as the moderator of the Rotor Windings forum. Mr. Romeo has over 43 years experience with all aspects of generator maintenance and repair. He is an active consulting engineer.

Alan Spisak, PE serves as the moderator of the Vibration Monitoring and the Stator Endwinding Vibration & Resonance forums. Mr. Spisak has over 20 years of experience with large rotating electric machinery in the areas of new design, equipment enhancement, trouble shooting and failure analysis. He is a consulting engineer in practice at EME Associates.

Andrew Spisak, PE serves as the moderator of the Rotor Mechanical Components and Exciters forums. He has over 50 years experience in engineering design and management on large rotating electrical equipment including hydrogenerators and turbine generators, exciters and motors. He is a consulting engineer in practice at EME Associates.

Greg Stone, PhD serves the moderator of the Large Air-Cooled Generators forum. Dr. Stone has over 35 years of experience in the evaluating and testing of large rotating machines, gained first at Ontario Hydro's Research Division and later as a founding principal of IRIS Engineering.

James E. Timperley, PE serves as the moderator of the Stator Electrical Testing forum. Mr. Timperley has over 42 years experience as an electrical engineer for a major US utility and received the 2006 Dakin Award by the IEEE Dielectric & Insulation Society for the development of EMI Diagnostics. Currently Mr. Timperley is involved with applications for EMI technology at Doble Engineering.

André Tétreault is the moderator of the Hydrogenerator Vibration & Dynamics forum category. Mr. Tétreault brings hands-on experience in installation and commissioning of monitoring systems, as well as over 10 years of analyzing results, has given him a wealth of knowledge in regard to large rotating machines, including hydro-generators, turbo-generators, as well as SAG Mills and Ball mills.

Robert T. Ward serves as the moderator of the Stator Core, Clamping Systems and Frame forum. Mr. Ward brings over 61 years of industry and OEM experience with all aspects of generator design and trouble-shooting to the forum. He is an active consulting engineer.


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