H.S. Marine Propulsion
it has named John Eckart to the position of prinicipal engineer for the
Pascagoula, Miss.-based company.
Eckart will be responsible for propeller design and
application engineering for all applications for the company.
Eckart has worked in the marine industry for 25 years in the
areas of hydrodynamics and ship propulsion. He spent the past 15 years as a
principal engineer with Rolls-Royce Naval Marine Inc., where he was
responsible for propeller and waterjet design and analysis. In that time Eckart
designed propellers for hundreds of commercial and military applications.
A graduate of Kings Point and the University of Michigan, he
holds a degree in naval architecture and marine engineering.
Eckart has extensive experience in the design of propellers
to reduce cavitation and vibration levels and has worked with test facilities
worldwide to verify the performance of propeller designs. He has also worked
with the U.S. Navy and commercial vessel operators to produce propeller designs
and tailor operating profiles to enhance fuel efficiency for both fixed pitch
and controllable pitch propeller applications.
H.S. Marine Propulsion says Eckart will be available to work
in any phase of design activities from initial parameter selections of
diameter, rpm, and more, all the way through detailed design and drawings.