Hiring and retaining top-notch technical talent is essential to maintaining market leadership.
Dresser-Rand established the Global Engineering Fellowship Program to honor employees who have attained the highest level of distinction through significant engineering achievements. A Dresser-Rand Engineering Fellowship is a tribute to employees who have been practicing engineers for 20 or more years and whose work has provided competitive advantages in the energy markets. Honorees are also recognized as industry experts in their engineering discipline, often serving on national, regional and local boards and organizations.
George M. Lucas and Randall W. Moll represent the third Fellows class inductees since this prestigious program’s launch in 2012.
“George and Randy have demonstrated exemplary leadership and made significant contributions to establish and maintain Dresser-Rand as a technology leader,” says David Nye, Dresser-Rand Vice President of Technology. “They have proven their commitment to the future success of Dresser-Rand by effectively advancing the technology of rotating equipment in the energy infrastructure industry.”
Lucas began his career with Dresser-Rand in 1978 as the lead design engineer in developing new syngas turbines and standardizing the engineered turbine product line. He also served as a project engineer in developing compressed energy storage (CAES) expanders for the McIntosh, Ala., U.S.A. CAES plant.
Lucas is the inventor or co-inventor of five issued patents with six patent-pending applications. His key contributions include developing VHP CAES cycle, introducing axial exhaust lines for ETGs and updating the CAES expanders to current design standards. He also provides technical leadership for the power-generation portion of the company’s SMARTCAES® expander trains.
Lucas holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in engineering from Cornell University and is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) and the New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE). He also developed a one-hour seminar on CAES, certified by the practicing Institute of Engineering (PIE), that awards one professional development hour of continuing education credit in New York.
Moll’s career began 33 years ago as a steam turbine product engineer handling new unit and repair inquiries for thermodynamic and product engineering proposals. He also wrote or enhanced many of the steam turbine computer programs in use at Dresser-Rand today.
Through a series of assignments with increasing responsibilities, he solved test floor and field vibration issues, developed improvements in steam ends, TT-14 and syngas turbine drivers, and led the engineering group that designed Dresser-Rand’s largest steam turbines.
Currently, Moll manages a team that provides critical engineering input to new equipment and rerates of existing equipment. As a testament to his ability to think big and tackle complex issues with a fresh perspective, he is frequently consulted for assistance on turbine design, repair, overhaul, operation, and troubleshooting.
Moll earned an associate’s degree in applied science from Alfred State College and holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is a continuous contributor to the ASME PTC-6 Code Committee and also served as a liaison for the API 612 and 648 task forces.
Honoring our company’s top technical talent is important to shaping our future.