BOD Preliminary Roster of Candidates
- Created on Tuesday, 31 July 2012 06:20
SFTE Notification of Preliminary Roster of Candidates for the 2012-2014 Board of Directors
SFTE Members –
This fall, we will elect a new Board of Directors for 2012-2014. This message serves as notification to the general membership of the Preliminary Roster of Nominees and their qualifications for office (all are current members of SFTE). Further nominations may be accepted by petition as long as the nominee is a member in good standing and the nomination is supported in writing by one?tenth of the Members and Associate Members in good standing (91 members). These nominations must be received by SFTE HQ by 24 August.
Mike Bartlett Seattle Chapter
Mike Bartlett has over 35 years experience in aerospace. His varied background includes jobs as a Design Engineer for the Cessna Company on twin-engine recips, a Flight Test Engineer for McDonnell-Douglas on the F/A- 18, F-15, and AV-8B programs, a Systems Test Engineer for the US Navy on the AV-8B Harrier II/II+, and a Software Test Engineer at Microsoft on consumer products.
Since November of 2000 he has been with The Boeing Company in the Seattle area. He began his tenure in the Test Integration (long range test planning) organization before rejoining Flight Test Engineering in 2005. As a Ground Operations Engineer he has supported the 737 Wedgetail AEW&C aircraft for Australia and the 777-200LR, including the 11,664 nm (21,601 km) World Record Flight of November 2005. As a Test Conductor\Test Director, he has supported production test operations on all twin-aisle airplanes (747, 767, 777, and 787) and was a TD for the 747-8 Freighter Development Program. As a TD supporting Military Derivative airplanes he has supported all versions of the 737 AEW&C aircraft Wedgetail (Lead Test Ops), Peace Eagle (Lead) for Turkey, and Korea Peace Eye, plus shorter assignments on P-8A and USAF KC-46A Tanker. Mike is currently back in Ground Operations supporting twin-aisle production.
Mike is both a Senior and Lifetime Member of SFTE, was a member of the 2001 Seattle Symposium Committee, and Co-Chair of the very successful 2011 Seattle Symposium. He has served as Vice-President and President of the Seattle Chapter. He is currently Vice President of the International Board of Directors for SFTE where he serves as the Planning Committee Chair and unofficial Parliamentarian. He also holds the distinction of being one of the “charter” members of the short-lived China Lake Chapter of SFTE during the mid-80’s. Mike holds a BS in Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and also serves as the President of the Puget Sound Chapter of his Alumni Organization.
Mark J. Mondt II Wichita Chapter
Mark is a Senior Flight Test Engineer at Bombardier’s Flight Test Center in Wichita. During his time at Bombardier, Mark has been a part of the Global (Express) Vision Cockpit Upgrade and now Learjet 85 programs. Mark was formerly employed as a Lead Flight Test Engineer and then Test Manager at Boeing Integrated Defense Systems, also in Wichita. Mark took part in several test programs at Boeing involving the E-6B, 767 Global Tanker/Transport, International Head-of-State conversions (747, 757), DC-10, and B-52. Mark also participated in test programs on the KC-135 and P-8 Poseidon. Through all these programs, Mark has performed testing to civil requirements (FAA/TCCA/EASA), to military requirements (self-certifying programs both domestic and internationally) and to civil requirements on military transport-category platforms.
Mark has a M.S. in Engineering Management and B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, both from Wichita State University. He has been an active member of SFTE since 2003. He was a part of the 2004 Symposium Committee, was president of the Wichita chapter from 2007 to 2010 and serves as Secretary to the current Board of Directors.
Doug Bell Long Beach Chapter
Doug Bell is a member of the Instrumentation & Data Systems Technical Excellence Team for Boeing Test and Evaluation in Long Beach, California. He has been a part of Flight Test for over 26 years. Doug has been involved with many test programs including the MD11, MD80, MD87, MD88, MD90, UHB, 717, 737, 747, International Tanker, and the C-17. As the Test Technologies Team Lead, he has led a team to investigate and develop COTS solutions for data acquisition and processing. These systems have been utilized on many Boeing test programs and were adopted by the Air Force Flight Test Center for use on the C-17 Program.
Doug is a SFTE Senior Member and is currently serving as SFTE International Director and Publications/Publicity Chair. Doug has served as President and Vice-President of the LA Chapter. Doug was also part of the Reno (2006) and St. Louis (2007) Symposium committee, led the 2007 Spring Workshop, co-led SFTE’s Flight Test Workshop at the 2005 and 2006 North America Aerospace Test Expo, and was instrumental in attaining free booth space for SFTE use at the International Telemetry Conference since 2007. During his tenure as the Publications/Publicity Chair, Doug has been involved in getting SFTE involved in LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, and now administers these sites for SFTE. Doug has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from California State University, Long Beach.
Peter Scheidler North Texas Chapter
Peter Scheidler graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada then served two tours as a helicopter pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force, followed by a tour at the Land Aviation Test and Evaluation Flight. Peter joined Bell Helicopter Textron Canada as a Flight Test Engineer on two light helicopter programs. He then transferred to Ft. Worth, Texas to lead flight testing of UH-1Y development. Peter was promoted to Manager of the Bell 609 Air Vehicle Analysis and Test in 2005. He currently is pursuing a Master of Science in Systems Engineering with Southern Methodist University.
Gary Blakely Patuxent River Chapter
Gary Blakely has more than 39 years of test and evaluation (T&E) experience while leading teams at the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). During his career, he has supported and managed teams that perform T&E on surface effect ships, supersonic target operations, unmanned vehicles, maritime support platforms, rotary wing and strike fighter aircraft test platforms. Mr. Blakely has served as a NAVAIR manager for the Integrated Systems Evaluation, Experimentation and Test Department as the Mission Systems Test and Evaluation Division head overseeing flight test engineers and a myriad of testing conducted on rotary and fixed-wing aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles at Patuxent River, Md., and China Lake and Point Mugu, Calif. Additionally, he was one of the first NAVAIR Black Belts and was trained as a Master Black Belt for the command.
For the past five years, Mr. Blakely has served as an SAIC program manager for test and evaluation, providing technical and program management expertise to NAVAIR 5.0 through his support of red teams, technical baseline reviews, integrated test teams, and the NAVAIR Atlantic Test Range. Major projects currently under his cognizance include the Personal Computer Debriefing System, Next Generation Threat System, and Tactical Combat Training System, all of which help support T&E programs of national and international importance.
Gary is supporting NAVAIR’s Mission System Evaluation Division by helping to create introductory modules in support of the Naval Aviation Test and Evaluation University (NATEU). NATEU provides comprehensive and standardized training, career development, and professional guidance to all members of the NAVAIR T&E workforce, as well as related NAVAIR competencies and partners in the Commander Operational Test and Evaluation Force and industry.
Gary holds a bachelor’s degree from the Virginia Polytechnic University (VA Tech). He is a graduate of the Senior Executive Management Development Program, a member of the American Society of Quality, the International Test and Evaluation Association, the Society of Flight Test Engineers, the Patuxent Partnership, the Association of Naval Aviation, the Marine Corps Aviation Association and the Navy League.
Scott Glaser Antelope Valley Chapter
Scott Glaser has a diverse background in flight testing ranging from Envelope Expansion on SpaceShipTwo and WhiteKnightTwo to high AoA and wake encounter testing on the F-22 Raptor, to airborne astronomy with the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA). He has worked for and with a number of note worthy organizations such as the United States Air Force, NASA, the National Aerospace Training and Research (NASTAR) Center, Lockheed Martin Skunk Works, Scaled Composites and The Spaceship Company to name a few. He has held positions ranging from discipline engineer to Director of Flight Dynamics Research and provides volunteer service to the aerospace community formally as President and now on the Board of Directors for the Society of Flight Test Engineers, Antelope Valley Chapter.
Scott holds Bachelors and Masters of Science Degrees in Aerospace Engineering from Penn State and is currently working on a Biomedical Engineering PhD focused on Aerospace Physiology with Drexel University. In addition to engineering, Mr. Glaser is also an accomplished aviator. He is an aerobatic, formation display and instructor pilot with numerous certifications including MEII and FAST Formation Lead Pilot as well as having an Experiment Authorization to fly the Lockheed T-33.
John Wardlow North Texas Chapter
John is a Senior Staff Engineer for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics and has worked in Flight Test for 25 years. He is a senior member of SFTE. From 1991–2000 John held various officer positions in the North Texas Chapter and has been a continual contributor to the Chapter. John was a committee chairman for the 1996, 2005 and 2008 Symposiums and has been responsible for introducing new ideas such as the Monday training courses which have become an integral part of every annual symposium. He won the Best of Session Award at the 1994 SFTE Symposium for his technical paper “Instrumenting the Prototype Fighter”.
John graduated from the University of Missouri with a BS in Electrical Engineering in 1985. John was an Instrumentation System Design & Operations engineer for the Block 30B and Block 40 F-16 flight test programs during the mid 1980s. He was the lead Instrumentation Engineer for the YF-22A aircraft no. 2, during the demonstration/validation phase at Edwards Air Force Base. During the 1990s, he proposed a concept for a dual-role flight test F-16 and became the Flight Test IPT Lead for the program ultimately receiving a Lockheed AeroStar team award. He was the Flight Test Team Lead for various F-16 programs until he was selected in 2001 to return to Flight Test Instrumentation as the System Architect for the F-35 and lead the System Design team through the initial system design phase. In 2009, he won the F-35 Excellence Award for Innovation for his work on integrating flight test modifications during production assembly.
Kari J. Seppanen Seattle Chapter
Kari J. Seppanen has over 36 years of flight test engineering experience at Boeing (‘74-85 and ‘94-present) and General Electric Aircraft Engines (‘85-93). His work at Boeing involved all 700 series commercial jet transports, YC-14, KC-135R, 767 Tanker, 737 Wedgetail radar, and Condor UAV. Kari’s work at GE involved Flying Test Bed flight testing at Mojave and compliance testing at Boeing and Airbus, mostly on jet engines in the CFM56 family. He is experienced in aerodynamic performance, air data systems, stability and control, engine performance and operability, avionics, test operations, and instrumentation. His work has included developmental, certification and investigative testing (TACA and British Midlands 737 incidents). Most recently he worked as a test director (conductor) on the No. 4 787 during the basic certification program.
Kari has Bachelor and Master degrees in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from MIT and is an FAA Designated Engineering Representative (DER) and Boeing Authorized Representative (AR). He is a past Director at Large of the SFTE International Board and President and Vice-President of the Seattle Chapter of SFTE. His is a commercial pilot with instrument and multi-engine ratings and owns an aerobatic Bonanza.
SFTE Papers he has published are "Synthesizing Static Pressure for Altitude and Airspeed Calculations During Dynamic Maneuvers," presented at the 1998 SFTE Symposium and “Downwind Turns: The Final Answer, and Other Wind Myths,” presented at the 2002 SFTE Symposium.