Donald Ayers

Waxhaw, North Carolina, USA IEEE Charlotte Section
Special Skills

Technical Specialities

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 Specialities

The use of Microsoft Word, Eccel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio and Visual Basic.

Technical Expertise

Electrical Power, Transformers, Switchgear and Controls
Management
Manufacturing
Failure Analysis
Expert Witness
Training
Project Management
Test Equipment/Systems
Contact
experience
Consultant
Ayers Transformer Consulting, LLC
education
University of Pittsburgh
MBA
Technical Communications, Education, Management, Law and Policy , 1978
Oregon State Univ
Bachelor of Engineering
Engineering , 1969
opportunities settings
Employment Preferences
  • Employment Type: Consultant, Contract Employee
  • Desired Salary: Not Applicable
  • Travel: None
  • Available for International Assignments: Yes
  • Commute: Not Applicable