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Turbine Airfoils Design Manufacturing Expert

Canfield, Ohio, 44406, United States
March 01, 2018

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Brian K. Beabout


To excel in a leadership position in an organization that values management and problem solving skills, which are based in proven technical expertise, and complemented by the talent necessary to build motivated teams.

Summary of qualifications

30 years of progressive engineering and manufacturing leadership in the design, analysis, and manufacturing of turbine airfoils.

International program management experience, including engine flight test leadership role. Extensive experience in customer/supplier focused project management through numerous hardware and engine programs.

Experience with both union and non-union facilities utilizing the most technically challenging manufacturing processes. Implementation of quality control programs under varying management philosophies provides an extensive experience based skill set to draw upon in providing shop floor solutions.

Professional experience

1998 - Present PCC Airfoils, Inc. Minerva, Ohio

Senior Product Engineer

Total responsibility for design of process, development, and production of advanced nickel super alloy turbine airfoil castings. Improved cost deliverables on multiple part assignments. Reduced production costs by millions of dollars over my 18 years at PCC.

Lead technical consultant with major customers (GE, IHI, Pratt & Whitney) on new program kickoffs and development. Major contributor and customer interface within LEAP and GEnx projects, having responsibility for dozens of new core and pattern dies, hundreds of gages, and many hundreds of fixtures. Full dimensional responsibility including all layout activity.

State of the art new product introduction, including design of 3D printed prototype wax pattern dies, use of 3D printed ceramic cores in advanced design HPT blade castings, and printed prototype wax patterns for NPIs in development. Layout activity utilizing blue light inspection and advanced CAD model based CMM programming.

Production part problem solving on dozens of gas turbine LPT and HPT single crystal casting part numbers.

1985-1998 Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Engines

Engineering Team Leader

Four years as a manufacturing cost reduction engineer and team leader in non-union plant in North Berwick, Me. Led group of engineers and draftsmen improving manufacturing methods and design effectiveness for a turbine hardware business unit. Integral member of design for cost teams on new product introductions.

Engineering Analyst – East Hartford, Ct.

Five years as turbine blade analysis engineer, with technical responsibilities including detailed heat transfer, stress, airflow, aerodynamics, and failure calculations using state of the art tools. Responsible for several all new designs on turbine blades and vanes for commercial aircraft engines. Experienced in FEA and several FEA/CAD packages:ProCast,ANSYS,NASTRAN, PATRAN, ALGOR, Unigraphics).

Several years as test engineer responsible for engine assembly, instrumentation, and data acquisition. Directed multi-million dollar project team for test engine installation on aircraft during international flight test program.

Experience gained in customer interaction with Boeing and Airbus on engine/aircraft interfaces as airframe integration engineer.


1990-94 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY

at The Hartford Graduate Center

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Concentration in Heat Transfer and Computational Fluid Dynamics

Obtained graduate degree while working full time.

3.8/4.0 GPA

Accepted at Virginia Tech to pursue PhD in applied mathematics.

1980-84 West Virginia University Morgantown, WV

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Participated in varsity baseball while working part time to fund education.

Patents and publications

Joint holder of four patents on turbine airfoil internal cooling designs


Started and managed a men’s amateur baseball league in Connecticut. The league has survived for almost 30 years, and is now called the Connecticut Twilight League. As one of two founders of the league, I assumed responsibility for the startup coordination of all insurance, equipment, umpires, and field arrangements in a 12 team league recognized by AABC, NABA, and other national organizations.

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