As VP of Sales and Marketing, Mr. Olson is a recognized leader in the turbomachinery industry, with nearly 30 years of experience in both technical and business development capacities. His present areas of focus include turbomachinery troubleshooting and turbomachinery design and analysis. In a previous position at Concepts NREC, Mr. Olson established a space propulsion turbomachinery design and development business. Other business focus areas included design and analysis of centrifugal pumps and compressors, gas and steam turbines, air dynamometers, (for testing of turboshaft gas turbines), and automotive fan clutches. Prior to Concepts NREC, Mr. Olson worked at Ingersoll-Dresser Pump (now Flowserve) for as a Field Engineer, Sales Engineer, and eventually Regional Manager. He also was Dresser Pump’s Chicago-based Aftermarket Regional Manager with responsibility for all parts, repairs, and revamps for the western half of North America. He holds a BS in Marine Engineering from the California Maritime Academy where he earned an unlimited horsepower 3rd Assistant Engineers Merchant Marine license for vessels using diesel, steam turbine, and gas turbine propulsion systems. He is a multi-year short course speaker at the Texas A&M International Pump Symposium.