Donald Ayers Life Senior

Waxhaw, North Carolina , USA  •  IEEE Charlotte Section
Technical Expertise
Electrical Power, Transformers, Switchgear and Controls
Failure Analysis
Expert Witness
Project Management
Test Equipment/Systems
Special Skills
Technical Specialties
Ayers Transformer Consulting LLC provides services to the users and manufacturers of power transformers used in the utility, industrial, construction and transit industries. Particular areas of experience include transformer core form design from 75 kVA, 30 kV BIL to 200+ MVA, 1050 kV BIL in both rectangular and circular configurations. Specific transformer types and applications include substation, unit subs, padmount, grounding transformers, rectifier transformers, phase-shifting transformers, wind and solar energy units, harmonic loaded, retrofit applications, autotransformers, step-up transformers and motor starting transformers. Services offered include transformer specification development, design reviews, in-process inspections, factory test witness, product installation supervision, manufacturer compliance auditing, design optimization, failure analysis, repair options and expert testimony. Professional Experience: 35 years in transformer design, manufacturing, and field service working for Westinghouse Transformer and Repair Divisions, Smit Transformers (Engineering Manager), Virginia Transformer (Quality and Field Service Manager) and Pacific Crest Transformer (Vice President, Engineering and Manufacturing). 44 years as an IEEE member and 20 years as an IEEE Transformer Committee Member. Education includes a BSEE from Oregon State University and a MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.
Additional Specialties
The use of Microsoft Word, Eccel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio and Visual Basic.
Employment Settings
Employment Preferences
  • Employment Type
    Consultant, Contract Employee
  • Desired Salary
    Not Applicable
  • Travel
  • Available for International Assignments
  • Commute
    Not Applicable
University of Pittsburgh
Technical Communications, Education, Management, Law and Policy , 1978
Oregon State University
Bachelor of Engineering
Engineering , 1969