Billy Roeseler resume

2011 Resume for Wm G. (Billy) Roeseler, Professional Engineer State of Washington since 1971

Consultant to Raisbeck Engineering Inc, business aircraft modification. 2010

Consultant to Hood Technologies, Inc, robotic aircraft launchers, 2010, 2011

Owner and chief engineer, Cedar Flat Environmental, green development of residential real estate, cable cars, tree supported structures, geotechnical hazards, since 2003

New Product Development, Boeing Commercial Aircraft, 2008-2009, retired as Assoc Tech Fellow, Structures, 2010 after 46 years in the industry, 38 at Boeing..

The Concept Center (Boeing), structures focal, 2008-2009

Composite Structures, The First 100 Years, invited keynote at International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM), Kyoto, Japan, 2008, taught composites at Stanford University with Steve Tsai, 2008, 2009.

BS 1965 and MS 1966 from Mass Inst of Tech in Aeronautics and Astronautics, honor junior Tau Beta Pi, engineering honorary. Compton Cup, 1965, one of only 10 graduating seniors with this top honor.

20 years experience in stress and fatigue analysis of commercial aircraft structures. Co-Author of Boeing Design for Durability and Damage Tolerance, proprietary handbook for use on all Boeing commercial airplane products since 1972.

18 months experience on Boeing Hydrofoils, welded steel structures supporting 100 ton commercial boat and 200 ton military hydrofoil. Served on audit team in 1982 for Boeing wind turbines, welded steel structure generating up to 5 megawatts of power.

20 years experience on military systems: aircraft, missiles, unmanned air vehicles, and other systems. Stress lead on Japan AWACS, Joint Strike Fighter, V-22 Osprey, and A-6 Replacement Wing at Boeing. Section Head, Structures, Advanced Systems Division, United Technologies Corporation, Top Secret clearance at Boeing and UTC during some of these years.

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first flight at Kittyhawk, we build a series of electric powered airplanes and flew the piloted version at Arlington, WA on 17 Dec 2003.

As a member of Walt Gillette’s New Airplane Product Development team, I have since 2000 been suggesting ways of creating more airplane for less cost using innovative composite structures. I have participated in workshops on large scale integration of systems and structures and have created the Sandwich Working Group to bring together members of Wing, Body, Tail, and Nacelle teams to focus on primary structure below one lb per square foot below $80/lb. As supplier interface focal for the Wing IPT, I have been working with Vought, Wichita, Alenia, HdH, and the Japanese Heavy Industries to tap the best minds in the world for designing and building the next Boeing airplane, the 787 Dreamliner.

As newsletter editor for the Pacific Northwest Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, I brought focus to the job of creating better value in our industry in the new global economy. To illustrate what a small team of highly motivated school children and aerospace professionals can do when highly focused, The Canyon Space Team tested rocket motors, ground and flight vehicles in the wilderness around Seattle and LA between 1996 and 2000. Like Charles Lindbergh did in 1927, we have focused on affordability and reliability. We have developed a simulation and point of departure flight vehicle system that will carry up to three people into space, defined as 100 km altitude. Our proven track record to date supports a budget for space flight that is at least two orders of magnitude less than current NASA programs like the X-37.

Earlier work with Mark Rosenberger on JSF and Curt Haney and Denny Dormaier on AWACS were focused on Structures Technology. ProMechanica and its p elements have been of great value in isolating peak stresses in the high sonic and buffet environment of the structurally integrated nozzle on X-32. The trick is to use the best AV-8B, X-29, X-31, and F-18 technology from British Aerospace, General Dynamics, McDonnell, Grumman, and North American to define and produce a world class fighter. Our JSF would have been as much in demand 30 years from now as the 747, 737, 767, F-16 and F-18 are today.

I worked with Ron Jones since 1970 and Bill Koch since 1990 in bringing higher standards to race boats from Americas Cup boats to unlimited hydroplanes. We learned how to define and produce aerospace quality carbon structures for $40/lb, proven in test and in international competition. We also had a minor role on the BMW Oracle 90, the trimaran that brought the cup back to the US in Feb of 2010. As Section Head for Structural Analysis, UTC, Advanced Systems Division between 1988 and 1993, I learned about the defense business from Al Slay, father of the F-16, Corky Lenox, father of the F-18, and Abe Karem, father of the Predator UAV. We also celebrated the victory over Sadam Hussien with Bob Lynch, father of the Tomahawk cruise missile.

My son, Cory, and I invented a new sport where a skilled pilot can extract enough energy from the wind to tow herself on water skis, a fun board, or even an Air Chair, the sport watercraft version of a fighter plane. Growing up in Wisconsin in the 1950's, I built several boats, cars, and motorcycles. I continued building innovative vehicles during 5 years at MIT. My first job at Boeing was in the 747 Airloads Group in 1966. I also enjoyed setting up the flight load survey and flying on a 747 test flight after calibrating several thousand strain gages on the #3 airplane. I helped put together Boeing’s Design for Durability in 1971, and we have cut the incidence of fatigue cracking by at least an order of magnitude on the last 4000 commercial jets, creating revenue in excess of $300B with substantial profit. I served three years in the Flutter Group under Bennie Dotson and learned how to design for stiffness.

Hal Roberts and Jim Chochola made me the focal for 767 composites, and I assisted a large team of Italians and Japanese define and produce the composite parts of the 767. We built the first wing for the V-22 Osprey and built several hundred wings for the A-6, high quality carbon wings for less than $1000/lb. I hold US patents on hydrofoils, composites, and the Kiteski. We have published several papers with the AIAA, ICCM, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Society of Automotive Engineers, and the Amateur Yacht Research Society.

Most of my 6 children and 12 grandkids want to fly, some of them in space. I live with my wife of 32 years, M. Brook Burnell, in Kirkland WA, where in 2009 we celebrated the birth of our first great grandson.

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