Centuries of Experience!

PAL Turbine Services, LLC. has the most experienced staff of GE-trained field engineers and consultants in the turbine service business. Our staff of Senior Consulting Engineers and other technical consultants are all graduates of the Field Engineering Program (FEP). Several are also graduates of the gas or large steam turbine/generator start-up programs. All have had advanced technical training at the OEM’s training center in Schenectady, including courses in turbine and generator maintenance, repair practices, start-up and various eras of control systems.

PAL has specialists in Fuel Regulator and Speedtronic™ Mark I thru VI for gas turbine control & protection systems. On steam turbines, we have other specialists on mechanical-hydraulic controls (MHC), electro-hydraulic controls (EHC) and Speedtronic™ Mark V & VI.

Most of our permanent staff members are accomplished in the use of our Olympus I-plex borescope. Thus, you can rest assured that an expert will be sent to inspect your gas or steam turbine. A PAL team member reviews all findings before a final report is issued.

As an added benefit to our clients, our PAL provides technical expertise to those working in the field, usually at no added expense, when one of our engineers is on an assignment for a client. In short, if you hire one of us you get the expertise of us all. No red tape; no chains of command; only prompt and accurate technical advice.

Of course, the use of the Turbine Online Problem Solving (TOPS) service is always available to our engineers and clients. In summary, if you need field engineering services on GE gas, steam or wind turbine/generators, Contact PAL Turbine Services.

PAL Turbine Services STAFF

David Lucier - Founder and General Manager

dave-profileEngineering Specialties

  • Gas Turbine Controls (Fuel Regulator and Speedtronic® Mark I, II & IV)
  • Technical training
  • Bi-lingual: English and Spanish; reads, writes and speaks with fluency

Experience: 45-years gas and steam turbine experience

  • PAL Turbine Services since June 1999
  • VP - Training and Safety, Turbine Technology Services
  • Owned and operated training company, I&SE Associates of Schenectady, Inc: 8 years
  • Manager, GE Field Services at Futsu, Japan for TEPCO project
  • Manager and Instructor GE Field Engineering Program (FEP) 1977 - 83
  • Area Engineer – GE Venezuela and Caribbean
  • GE Field Engineering and Factory Test experience

Education

  • BS Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • GE Training Programs:

Field Engineering Program (FEP)

Gas Turbine Start-up Program

Nancy Nicholas - Office Manager

Experience: 18 years gas turbine industry experience

  • Office Manager and Training Coordinator, PAL Turbine Services, since 1999nicholas

Education

  • State University of New York – Business Administration
Kathleen Connor - Assistant Office Manager

Experience: 18 years gas turbine industry experience

  • Connor_headshotAssistant Office Manager, PAL Turbine Services

Education

  • State University of New York at Albany - Business Administration, Marketing  
Luke Schreiber - Parts & Services Sales Specialist

ExperienceSchreiber

Altria Group Distribution Companies (6 yrs, 5mo)

  • Key Account Sales Manager
  • Territory Account Sales Manager
  • Wholesale Account Manager
  • National “Gold Buckle” award recipient
  • Multiple award recipient

Pepsi Bottling Group (4 years 11 months)

  • Operations Sales Manager
  • Territory Coordinator

Werzalit of America (1 year 3 months)

  • New Business Development

Education

  • St. Bonaventure University, Allegany NY, B.A, Business Administration / Minor International Marketing
  • Published Tutorial: LEX Ordering
Alfred Shuman, Senior Staff Engineer

Engineering Specialtiesshuman

  • Gas Turbine Maintenance
  • CMU Modifications
  • Product Service
  • Engineering Technical Training

Experience - 44-years gas turbine experience

  • Senior Consulting Engineer for PAL Turbine Services since 2000
  • GE Field Engineer
  • Lead Technical Training Specialist, FEP
  • GE Service Supervisor, Baltimore, MD
  • GE Senior Installation Engineer, Futsu Japan site for 14 MS9001E STAG plants (5-year project)
  • Performed numerous major overhauls on GE model series including MS5001, 6001, 7001

Education

  • E6, Machinist Mate, Class A, US Navy Submarine Nautilus
  • AAS Mechanical Design Engineering, Wentworth Institute of Boston, MA
  • GE Training Programs:

Field Engineering Program (FEP)

Gas Turbine Maintenance Schools

Six Sigma Training

Senior Consulting Engineers

Neil Adamson, Senior Consulting Engineer

Engineering Specialtiesadamson

  • Gas Turbine Control Systems: Fuel Regulator, Speedtronic Mark I, II & IV
  • Mechanical Overhaul.
  • Bi-lingual: English and Spanish with good skills

Experience - 35-years gas turbine and aero-derivative experience

  • Senior Consulting Engineer, PAL Turbine Services, since 2003
  • GE Field Engineer
  • Sr. Field Engineer, Turbine Technology Services
  • Owner NATSCO: Gas turbine field engineering services 10 yrs.
  • Systems Engineer, Strongwork Diving Co., supporting oil rigs
  • Project Engineer, Rolls Royce Aero Engines research and development

Education

  • BS Mechanical Engineering, University of Aston, Birmingham, England
  • GE Training Programs:

Field Engineering Program (FEP)

Rockwell (Allen-Bradley) PLC Training Course

Carlos Barrera, Senior Consulting Engineer

Engineering Specialties

  • Gas Turbine Installations, Start-up and Mechanical Maintenance; Gas Turbine Controls (Fuel Regulator and all Marks of Speedtronic including Mark IV, V and VI) DLN Tuning
  • Bi-lingual: English and Spanish, reads, writes and speaks fluently

Experience - 34-years gas turbine controls and mechanical

  • Senior Consulting Engineer, PAL Turbine Services since June 2001
  • Senior Field Engineer, General Electric de Venezuela
  • Gas Turbine Specialist, General Electric de Venezuela
  • Gas Turbine Specialist, General Electric, Ontario, CA

Education

  • BS Mechanical Engineering, University of Santa Clara, CA
  • GE Training Programs:

Field Engineering Program (FEP)

Gas Turbine Controls (Fuel Regulator and Speedtronic)

Six Sigma Training

A.G. (Jerry) Carlander, Senior Consulting Engineer

Engineering Specialties

  • Gas and Steam Turbine overhauls, maintenance, and installations
  • Borescope Inspections

Experience - 33-years gas and steam turbine experience

  • Senior Field Representative, PAL Turbine Services, since 2000
  • Field Engineer, General Electric Technical Services Co (GETSCO)
  • Field Service Engineer Hickham, Turbine Technology Services and Elliot

Education

  • Attended Perkinston Junior College and Robeson Technical College
  • GE Training Programs:

Field Engineering Program (FEP)

Gas Turbine Maintenance Schools

Senior Consulants

William Hartman, Engineering Consultant

hartman_headshotEngineering Specialties

  • GE Electrical Power Generation
  • GE Electrical Control and Protection Systems
  • Generator Installation, Start-up and Maintenance
  • Electrical Systems Technical Instruction

Experience 44 years of GE Power Experience

  • Senior Consulting Engineer, PAL Turbine Services, since 2010
  • Senior Field Engineer for GE
  • Power Systems Operations & Maintenance
  • Electrical Power Systems Test Engineer

Education

  • Electrical Technology Program – Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, NY
  • US Air Force Avionics Training – Accelerated Program (NYS-ANG)
  • GE Power Systems Field Engineering Program (FEP) - 1980
  • GE Power Systems – Generator Excitation and Protection Systems (various 1981 – 2008)

Mechanical Assistants

Electric Assistants