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Roger L. Ahrens, Engineering Manager


Mr. Ahrens has ten years of experience with the pulp and paper industry. As the Engineering Manager, he is responsible for overseeing the design of equipment and systems from conception through installation. In this role, Mr. Ahrens has initiated the development of system and engineering standards for Glens Falls Interweb, Inc. Combining mechanical engineering disciplines with his software development abilities, he created computer-aided design standards for several pulp & paper applications from the headbox to the reel, as well as database utilities for tracking customers, contacts, inquiries, and bookings.

Mr. Ahrens' hydraulic expertise and available engineering tools has been expanded to include the use of Fluent 5.5.14 (a finite volume based solver for the analysis of incompressible and compressible fluids of laminar and turbulent flows) and Gambit 1.3 (a 3-D preprocessor for developing model and mesh geometries), collectively known as computational fluid dynamics (CFD).

Mr. Ahrens' engineering and communication skills, combined with his technical and sales support, have led to the successful design of over twenty major projects over the course of his career. These projects have included detail machine design, process and hydraulic design, machine layout and generation of operations and instruction manuals.

Education

1991 - BS, Mechanical Engineering, Bucknell University

Pulp and Paper Industry:
  • Valmet Paper School
  • Hot Pressing Seminar
  • Valmet Press Section Training
  • Pressing and Drying Seminar
  • Pulp and Paper Summer Institute

Fluid Dynamics:

  • 2000 Computational Fluid Dynamics - Fluent/Gambit Training

Work History

1996 - Present Glens Falls Interweb, Inc.
1992 - 1996 Valmet, Inc.
1991 - 1992 Tampella Sandy Hill

Associations/Membership

TAPPI, ASME