Mr. David M. Kercher holds 12 patents in gas turbine cooling in aircraft jet engines
IPSWICH, MA, November 21, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present David M. Kercher with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Kercher celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for his achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
A retired gas turbine heat transfer mechanical engineer, Mr. Kercher celebrated more than 40 years of accrued experience with General Electric Company before concluding his career as a principal engineer in 2002. During his tenure with G.E., he held various positions in the areas of turbine cooling and heat transfer management with G.E. Aircraft Engines, working in Massachusetts and Ohio, including sub-section manager in G.E.'s industrial gas turbine department in New York.
A seasoned researcher and inventor, Mr. Kercher has contributed his research to numerous G.E. gas turbine heat transfer in technology papers. Mr. Kercher holds 12 patents in gas turbine cooling in aircraft jet engines.
Mr. Kercher served as a sergeant in the U.S. Air Force between 1950 and 1954. Trained as a B 36 aircraft mechanic, he was assigned to the Strategic Air Command's 7th Bomb Wing of the 8th Air Force at Carswell Air Force Base in Texas as a fuel-cell specialist mechanic. He was later active in the U.S. Air Force Reserve between 1955 and 1958, while pursuing his graduate degree. Mr. Kercher earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Purdue University in 1958 and a Master of Science degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1967.
As a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Mr. Kercher previously excelled as the vice chairman and chairman of the aforementioned organization's gas turbine heat transfer committee, and a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers International Gas Turbine Institute. Furthermore, Mr. Kercher has maintained his involvement as a lifetime member of the American Legion and an honorary member of Pi Tau Sigma and Tau Beta Pi.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, David M. Kercher has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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