ORANGEBURG, N.Y., June 28, 2011 – Chromalloy announced today that it has appointed a new engineering leader at the company’s Orangeburg, N.Y., advanced coating and repair operation.
Clay Moran, an industry veteran who has held technical leadership positions with aircraft and power generation engine manufacturers, has joined the operation as Director of Engineering.
“Clay’s exceptional track record and expertise in turbine engine development further strengthens the Chromalloy team,” said Dennis Orzel, Vice president and General Manager, Coating and Hot Section Repairs. “He will play an instrumental role as we develop new products for gas turbine operators.”
In addition Moran also will support Chromalloy’s industrial gas turbine technology strategy and activities.
Moran joins the company from Energy Storage and Power, a start-up joint venture that produces compressed air energy storage technologies. As Vice President, Engineering, he led all technical activity and new technology development.
Earlier he worked at Power Systems Manufacturing, a Calpine Corporation company acquired by Alstom Power. He held several top engineering positions and was accountable for new product implementation.
Prior to that, he worked at Pratt & Whitney. During his tenure he worked as the Technical Leader of the Cooled Turbine Blade Business Center and earlier as Engineering Manager of various turbine programs, including the F100 High Pressure Turbine, Joint Strike Fighter Low Pressure Turbine, and Demonstrator Turbines.
Chromalloy is a leading independent supplier of technologically advanced repairs, coatings, and FAA-approved alternative parts for turbine airfoils and other critical engine components for commercial airlines, the military and industrial turbine engine applications. The company’s engineered components are subject to the same FAA requirements and scrutiny as OEM-produced equipment.
Chromalloy’s continued investment in research and development of coating, repair and manufacturing technologies has led to the development of electron beam physical vapor deposition with ceramic materials, vacuum plasma, diffused precious metal / aluminide coatings, and vision-guided interactive laser welding and drilling for most advanced turbine engine components as well as many other advanced technologies.
The company’s newest advanced protective barrier coating announced in early 2011 is the Low K RT-35™ for aircraft engines. Chromalloy serves military, commercial and industrial turbine engine operators worldwide with operations, annexes and sales offices in 17 countries. More information is at www.chromalloy.com.