ARC has a team of seven internationally recognized aviation advisors ranging from past US DOD global logistics Program Managers to the Director of Aeronautical Ground Operations at Chicago O'Hare International Airport. We are honoured to have these industry experts associated with Aviation Renewabels.
John Bogart | Scott Cunningham | Buddy K. Dennard | Eugene Gottlieb | Thomas Petzing| William D. Schai | Richard Wall
| John is President of Integro; an industry leader and manufacturer of airport lighting cables and transformers, shipbuilding, welding and other electrical products based in Meriden, Connecticut, USA. John has acted as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing and holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Accounting. |
John was a past Chairman of the IES (Illuminating Engineering Society) Aviation Lighting Committee and has been recognized as an active participant and stakeholder through his many years in the aviation industry related committees.
John is an expert in high voltage cable design, airport lighting transformers, milspec cable manufacturing and airfield lighting design and cable requirements. John has been responsible for Integro’s leading role in the supply of US manufactured cables and transformers for the civilian airport lighting industry.
| Scott is currently a Director and a past-Secretary of the Canadian Airports Electrical Association Workshop (CANEW). He has provided input into the new Canadian aerodrome regulation and is a regular participant in international discussion groups dedicated to airfield lighting safety and performance standards. |
Scott brings a passion, proven track record and wealth of experience with over 30 years experience in electrical design, operation, maintenance, trouble shooting and performance regulations for airfield lighting.
Scott currently manages the Capital Projects Department at one of Canada’s most visited international airports and was past Senior Electrician for airfield lighting where he honed his skills over 16 years in the Electrical Maintenance Division.
Scott is one of Canada’s most well respected airport electricians with an ability to recognize leading technologies in a rapidly changing industry. Scott is one of the first airport electricians to recognize and test the value of solar LED airfield lighting in the summer of 2002. Scott will remain a cornerstone of the Canadian airport electrician’s community for many years to come.
Buddy K. Dennard
|Buddy brings over 35 years of extensive experience as a Logistics Management Supervisor, Avionics Mechanic, Aircraft Electrician and Equipment Specialist within the US Air Force. He has exceptional experience in all aspects of Air Force Maintenance and Life Cycle Logistics having managed $1 billion in large projects that included central procurement, support equipment and organizational funds. He has a broad knowledge of a range of expeditionary and portable requirements and capabilities. |
Buddy has provided project management, planning and support for critical system requirements including: logistics management, systems management, acquisition logistics, item management, program objective memorandum build, configuration management, funds management and personnel management.
A proven leader within the US Air Force procurement and acquisition teams, Mr. Dennard has demonstrated exceptional leadership, broad communication skills and industry leading technology awareness for renewable solutions within the Department of Defense combat operations. Robert has continued his career within the field of technologies developed for combat operations as a consultant and advisor, paving the way for a better, more efficient path supporting the troops.
| Gene has almost 20 years experience in the aviation industry. He is known as a tireless leader and one of the worlds foremst airport electricians having spent more than 15 years at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Illinois, the 2nd busiest airport in the world as Director of Aeronautical Ground Lighting Operations and Foreman of Electrical Mechanics. |
Gene is currently acting as a consultant to Lansing Municipal Airport Illinois; McDonough Associates Inc., Chicago Illinois; as well as the Senior Electrical Inspector for Harbour Contractors Inc. O’Hare Modernization Program, the largest international airport construction development program in the USA and one of the largest in the world.
Gene has substantial in-depth airport and airfield lighting experience. He has a strong working knowledge of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Advisory Circular 150 series pertaining to airfield aeronautical ground lighting installation, operation and management. He has assisted industry vendors with product development and refinement including the first US international airport to adopt solar LED obstruction lighting in the winter of 2002. His airfield lighting experiences included responsibility for reviewing and designing input into all airfield rehabilitation including: runway, taxiway and lighting control vaults: computer airfield lighting control system. In addition, Gene has responsibility for oversight and execution of airfield lighting: diagnostics, maintenance and inventory control; and vendor contracts: quality assurance and quality control of vendor installations, contractual compliance, service maintenance contracts and support materials.
Gene’s airfield lighting experience also includes airfield directional signage, approach lighting technology and airport surface lighting in addition to CCR’s medium and high intensity constant current regulators.
Eugene is a member of the Illuminating Engineers Society and recognized as one of the best in the world for airport lighting engineering and maintenance.
|Thomas is a Senior First Officer for Virgin Atlantic Airways and is currently operating the Airbus 340-300/600 into North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. He has also flown the Boeing 757-200/300 and Airbus 320 for Thomas Cook Airlines. Thomas holds a JAA Airline Transport Licence and has over 15 years experience as a commercial airline pilot. He has a first-class understanding of the unique problems of various airfields around the globe. |
Thomas offers a rare, varied and respected aviation pilot's point of view to ARC. He has a genuine interest and following for renewable energy technologies which align with practical opportunities in his daily life as a commercial airline pilot. Thomas meets with airport authorities and industry leaders around the world to discuss airfield lighting, navaids, and renewable technology applications designed to provide safe, proven, cost effective solutions. Mr. Petzing's passion for aviation and renewable energy is a tremendous benefit to ARC, the industry, its manufacturers and clients.
| Bill has over 24 years experience in the aviation lighting business and is arguably the best and most well known name in the international airport lighting industry today. He is currently Vice President at Jaquith Industries, Syracuse NY, USA, where he has been for the past 17 years working closely with the FAA, manufacturers, the IESALC and industry stakeholders. Jaquith Industries are a leading manufacturer of light bases, associated hardware and frangible approach masts. |
Prior to joining Jaquith Industries, Bill was Vice President of Schai Associates, a technical consulting company based in Palm Beach Fl, USA. There, Bill undertook technical consulting for Crouse Hinds, Sylvania, ADBsa, ADB-Alnaco and Jaquith Industries, Westinghouse and NASA. Bill also worked for Sepco Inc. in Windsor Locks, Ct USA.
Bill is the Treasurer (1999 to present) of the Illuminating Engineering Society Aviation Lighting Committee and was also the Chairman in 1995. Bill is an active member of the IES ALC General Aviation Subcommittee since 1988 and is a delegate member to the International Electrotechnical Commission – TC97
Bill’s vast experience in airfield lighting and especially his knowledge of airfield mounting systems helps Aviation Renewables to ensure the airfield systems installation are designed to the highest standards meeting FAA, ICAO and DOD requirements. Bill has been instrumental in the development and introduction of solar LED airfield lighting into the international industry along with many other technology solutions and industry professionals which he has mentored along the way.
|Richard has a comprehensive understanding of the aviation lighting industry and has developed excellent technical and administrative problem-solving skills through his experience working with large and general aviation airports, manufacturers of airport lighting equipment, contractors, the FAA, and other consultants within the industry. |
Richard has demonstrated the ability to conceptualize, present, and implement ideas that provide practical technical solutions that provide the airports and the FAA with long-term solutions to key issues.
With over 19 years of experience as an electrical project manager, working exclusively in the design, installation, and construction of aviation lighting systems, Richard’s expertise includes all types of airfield lighting, signage and NAVAIDS.
Richard has an outstanding reputation for the design, construction, and implementation was the recipient of the Shay Lean Memorial Award for best technical paper at the 2004 IES - Aviation Lighting Conference and is an active member of the IES Aviation Lighting Committee. Richard is a registered Professional Engineer in over seventeen states throughout the USA and is a graduate of the University of Central Florida with degree in Electrical Engineering.
Richard’s most recently founded Walls Engineering, PLLC, a firm committed to serving clients in the design and construction of airfield lighting systems. Richard is recognized as one of the best of his profession throughout North America.