Fred Geitner PEng, MSME is a
Senior Turbo-Machinery Engineer with over 40 years experience in
rotating/process machinery engineering for the petrochemical and
related process industries. He is presently working as an expert witness for
rotating machinery and is advising on subjects related to process machinery
(e.g. air compressors, steam turbines, etc.), reliability improvement and
maintenance such as machinery failure analysis, specifications,
technical bid analysis and machinery design audits.
From 1993 to 2000, Mr.
Fred Geitner worked for a major natural gas transmission company in
Germany where he was in charge of machinery technology liaison between the
German firm and pipeline companies in the newly independent states of the former
Soviet Union. Before retiring from Exxon in 1992, after twenty
years of service, Mr. Geitner’s professional career included positions as
Engineering Associate with Esso Chemical Canada and a Maintenance
Manager of Exxon.
Prior to joining
Exxon, Mr. Geitner worked for ten years for Cooper Industries, a
major manufacturer of process machinery.
There he held positions in field service engineering, design and
manufacturing at various locations in Canada and the U.S.
Mr. Geitner graduated
from the Technical University of Berlin/Germany with an M.S. (Dipl.-Ing.)
degree in Engineering and did post-graduate studies at the University of
Mr. Geitner has
presented courses and seminars on design, operation and maintenance of process
machinery and related equipment in Canada, the US, Europe, South America and the
He is also a present
member of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers and has,
together with Heinz Bloch co-authored a series of books on process machinery
management and reliability engineering.