Meet the Experts

Mike Jones, Chief Reciprocating Engineer

With almost 50 years years of engine and compressor experience including maintenance, overhaul, and diagnostics, Mike joined the Windrock Technical Services Team in 2005. He has run several different types of analyzers during his career and had input into the development of the CARMA, EnSpect, Recip-Trap™ and Windrock analyzers. His experience covers analysis services to the marine, oil, and gas industries implementing predictive maintenance programs, analyst reviews and selections, training in both electronic engine/compressor and spectrum vibration analysis. Other duties included training and generation of military “how to” manuals for electronic diesel combustion analysis while under contract with the U.S. Coast Guard.

Eric Vess, Field Services Supervisor

Eric Vess began his career at Windrock in 2013, working as a Product Support Technician. Since then he has held various roles, including Tech Service Field Specialist, Equipment Analyst, Online Systems Engineer, and most recently Field Services Supervisor. In his current role, Eric is responsible for overseeing daily operations and the overall success of the field services team. He trains customers on products, develops and trains Windrock employees on installations, and supervises online system technicians during commissionings.

Eric possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, multiple Windrock Qualification Certificates, and is an ISO Certified Category I Vibration Analyst.

 

Bryan Blanchard, Senior Analyst & Technical Trainer

Bryan possesses more than 39 years of maintenance and diagnostic experience in the natural gas, oil, refining, and chemical industries. He has consistently been a key member of onshore and offshore program reliability teams where he worked with a variety of natural gas, refining, and chemical industry engine/compressor packages. In more recent years, Bryan’s career has expanded to providing analysis services to the nuclear, military, railroad, and commercial marine industries. Bryan’s diverse background serves him well as an accomplished instructor of all engine and compressor analysis subjects provided in classroom, on-site, web-based domestic and international environments.

 

Rocky Auterson, Equipment Analyst

Rocky is a Category 2 Equipment and Vibration Analyst who has been performing reciprocating analysis for currently 5 ½ years, Rocky has worked in the natural gas transportation and storage environment dealing with mainly Cooper Bessemer, Ajax compressors. Since working for Windrock Rocky has been mainly in the refinery and midstream environment dealing with Caterpillar, Waukesha, and Electric Driven compressors arranging from single stage to five stage compressors. Rocky also performs startup training for the 6400 analyzer and performs online system support when needed. Currently, Rocky has his certified Mobius Vibration Institute level 1 certification and is pursuing level 2. 

James Johnson, Field Service Specialist

As Field Service Specialist , James provides installation, commissioning, programming and calibration services, on permanently installed analysis systems for Windrock customers. James also provides onsite analysis with the portable analyzer, as well as remote analysis. He possesses an Associate’s Degree in Electronic Engineering and has 5+ years of working experience at Windrock.

Jon Hernandez, Equipment Analyst

As an Equipment Analyst, Jon will provide installation, commissioning, programming and calibration services on permanently installed analysis systems for Windrock customers, as well as provide onsite analysis with the portable analyzer.  Jon possesses 7+ years’ mechanical expertise and is highly skilled in troubleshooting with hands-on experience on natural gas engines and compressors.

Brandon O'Neal, Equipment Analyst

As a level 1 Equipment Analyst, Brandon provides installation, commissioning, programming, and calibration services on permanently installed analysis systems for Windrock customers. Brandon possesses 10+ years of technical expertise in the oil & gas industry and holds the Windrock Basic Compressor Analysis certification.

Ken Newton, Equipment Analyst

As an Equipment Analyst, Ken provides installation, commissioning, programming, and calibration services on permanently installed analysis systems for Windrock customers.

Ken possesses 14 years of mechanical experience on reciprocal engines and compressors and has been an analyst for 8 years. He previously instructed Windrock’s basic engine and compressor analysis classes. Ken is also a proud United States Air Force Veteran.

Dylan Abel, Product Manager

Dylan Abel began his career at Windrock in 2012, working as an Online Systems Engineer. Since then he has held various roles, including Lead Online Systems Engineer, Technical Services Manager and most recently Product Manager. As Product Manager, Dylan is responsible for leading, managing and directing product portfolio related activities, and defining products and services that provide value to Windrock customers and partners.

Dylan holds an MBA from Tennessee Tech, a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga and a Fundamentals of Engineering certification.

 

Years of Experience: 6.5

Professional Associations: API 670, ASME, Vibration Institute, ASHRAE

Board Participation: API 670

Papers Authored:  Platinum/AutoBalance Economics

LinkedIn Profile: linkedin.com/in/Dylan-abel-04044648

Edward Kelleher, Sr. Sales Application Engineer

Edward P. Kelleher is Senior Sales Application Engineer for Windrock Inc. which is a provider of comprehensive machinery monitoring systems for industrial reciprocating machines. Edward is a licensed Third Assistant Engineer (Steam and Motor, Unlimited Horsepower) and has a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

Edward has 32+ years of experience in field engineering in naval, nuclear, and power generation industries, with 22+ years of condition monitoring experience related to reciprocating engines and compressors in various industries as well as 12 plus years in International Sales and Business Development. He has published numerous papers on condition-based maintenance and has presented as well as provided in-depth analysis training to a variety of audiences worldwide.

Professional Associations: SMRP 2018, Formerly SNAME, Formerly ASME-ICE Applications Committee Chair

Papers Authored:

-Using IIoT to Improve the Reliability of Reciprocating Compressors. SMRP Annual Conference Orland 2018, Edward Kelleher & Brian Howard, PE

-How Comprehensive Diesel Engine Analysis Improves Performance and Reliability CARILEC Engineering Conference 2017, Jamaica

-Economic and Mechanical Benefits of Utilizing Advanced Diesel Engine Analysis and Monitoring Techniques. Originally presented at SMC-2016, Bellvue, WA. November 2016.

-Natural Gas Compressor Condition Monitoring Systems and Applications in Changing Oilfield. September 2013 Xian, China

-Development, Implementation and Cost Savings of a Practical Integrated Maintenance program for Medium and slow speed Diesel engines. International WorkBoat Show New, LA December 1998. EP Kelleher, Dynalco Controls, USA & C L Haller, MPR Associates, Inc., USA

-Practical Integrated Maintenance and Diagnostics for Medium and Slow Speed Diesel Engines. Institute of Marine Engineers Technology Conference London May 1999. E P Kelleher, Dynalco Controls, USA & C L Haller, MPR Associates, Inc., USA

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelleheredward/

Mary Chapman, Sales Application Engineer

Mary Chapman began her career at Windrock in 2013, working as a Regional Sales Manager before transitioning into her current role as a Sales Application Engineer. Mary works with customers on a daily basis, often visiting sites, in order to provide them with the best tools to meet their needs.

Mary has over 30 years of experience in providing products and services to ensure the health of customer assets, with 25+ years of rotating equipment experience related to motors, pumps, fans and gearboxes. These application concentrated on frequency based vibration data that detects faults like unbalance, misalignment, and bearing issues. She was also involved in selling different types of sensors for the testing and measurement market, providing data to customers during research and development of everything from commercial goods to military applications. Mary is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a degree in Computer Science.