GE honors Peabody engineer

David Liscio / The Daily ItemLYNN – Several engineers from GE Aviation in Lynn were recently honored for their significant technical contributions to the business and innovation in aviation propulsion during the company’s annual Engineering Recognition Day. A Peabody man took home the top award.During the ceremony eight prestigious awards were given out to top engineers or engineering teams who were selected for their outstanding technical achievements in the areas of creativity, state-of-the-art advances, product enhancements, cycle-time reductions, process improvements and Six Sigma quality accomplishments. The theme for the event was Heroes of Growth.The top award, known as the Donald F. “Truly” Warner Award, was presented to Raymond MacKay of Peabody in recognition of his 35+ years of outstanding contributions to the field of aeromechanics across numerous engine lines. His depth and breadth encompasses not only new airfoil designs and analyses, but also investigating field problems and conducting engine tests to validate new designs and redesigns. MacKay continually contributes to the education and training of young engineers, and his support and consultation has spread throughout Aviation and also has had a positive impact on GE Energy and GE Rail products.A predominantly local team was recognized with the Dr. Sanford A. Moss Memorial Award. The winning team is comprised of Brad Denison of Beverly, Stephen Erickson of Stoneham, Michael Giansiracusa of Boston, Ron Holm, Leslie Paris of Lynn, and Scott Pelletier of Swampscott. They were chosen for their exemplary performance on the YT706 engine official qualification LCF test for the U.S. Army. Using root cause analysis tools and techniques, the team quickly identified and prioritized likely contributors causing engine distress during critical testing, developed and implemented a successful fix and supported the key testing program 24/7 through year-end holidays.GE Aviation, an operating unit of General Electric Co., is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of jet engines for civil and military aircraft. GE also is a world-leading provider of maintenance and support services for jet engines.

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