As one of the principal founders of Engineered Software, Inc., Ray Hardee is co-owner, Chief Engineer, and a co-creator of PIPE-FLO® and PUMP-FLO® software. Hardee, who graduated with honors from the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY, spent several years as an officer in the U.S. Naval Nuclear Power program. After his service, Hardee’s career spanned over 13 years in the power generation industry where he worked for Ebasco Services. There, he was involved in the start-up and test group where he would perform the pre-operational tests for both nuclear and fossil power plants.
Recently, Hardee has been a contributing member of several committees that were responsible for authoring the Optimizing Pumping Systems Guidebook and the standard ASME, EA-2-2009 Energy Assessment for Pumping Systems.
During his time at Engineered Software, Hardee authored Piping System Fundamentals: The Complete Guide to Gaining a Clear Picture of Your Piping System, and has also contributed dozens of articles and papers to various magazines such as Pumps and Systems, Treatment Plant Operator, and Water World. Not only is Hardee a recognized author, he has given over a thousand presentations and is actively teaching in the hydraulic fluid industry worldwide.
George Stephens has over 21 years of process engineering experience and has been with Engineered Software, Inc. for over 11 years as an instructor teaching FLO-Master and Piping System Fundamentals classes. Stephens earned his Bachelor's of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology, from Central Washington University.
Prior to working at Engineered Software, Inc., Stephens specialized for 10 years, as a process control and instrumentation engineer for the Weyerhaeuser Company in their Fine Paper division. Stephens spent his time there conducting process audits on paper machines and training mill personnel on the installation, calibration, and maintenance of field instrumentation. He designed and built specialized portable instrumentation racks with multiple sensors which would tap into the process piping at various points, and then removed and relocated with ease. Stephens also provided data collection, analysis, and troubleshooting expertise to the Fine Paper division.
Stephens possesses over 1400 combined hours of instructional experience on the FLO-Master and Piping System Fundamental (PSF) classes since joining the Engineered Software, Inc. team. Stephens is a major contributor to the PSF instructional materials. When not training, Stephens serves as the lead engineer for the PUMP-FLO® products development team and a contributor to the PIPE-FLO® development team as well as the lead in supporting the CONVAL program.
Sarah Peckinpaugh has been with Engineered Software, Inc. since 2014 and was hired on as a Technical Support Engineer for PIPE-FLO® Professional and the Flow of Fluids software. Within the first year, she completed the FLO-Master certification program and became the lead FLO-Master instructor for Engineered Software.
Peckinpaugh graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor's of Science in Chemical Engineering, along with minors in Mathematics and Chemistry. Here, she gained hands-on experience completing multiple projects including her senior project for the Department of Energy – Hanford Site. For that project, her team designed two processes (using an activated carbon and an aerogel column) to neutralize volatile radionuclides released in warm water oxidation off-gas system.
Today, she serves as Product Engineer for PIPE-FLO® Professional and the PUMP-FLO® product family for development and release implementation. She is Engineered Software’s dedicated on-site trainer for onboarding and support for PIPE-FLO® Professional. In addition, Sarah is accountable for Technical Support administration.
Hired in 2016, Aasya (Sysy) Abdennour joined the Engineered Software, Inc. team as the Technical Support Engineer assisting customers world-wide with set-up, installation and support questions for PIPE-FLO® Professional. Soon afterwards, she became certified as Engineered Software’s Instructor for the two-day, PIPE-FLO® FLO-Master course. She has over 100+ hours of instruction credits for the FLO-Master course and instructional product demonstrations. She is a major contributor to the PIPE-FLO® Professional Training instructional materials.
Sysy graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemical Engineering, where she worked with the City of Corvallis Wastewater Treatment Plant on a storm water intrusion capstone project. Her capstone team went on to win the Industry Engagement Award, for exemplary industrial partnership with the City of Corvallis.
Today, Sysy is the lead engineer for modeling and engineering support for the PIPE-FLO® and Flow of Fluids programs. She has also serves as the Project Manager for integrating Fire Pump applications for Engineered Software, Inc’s. PUMP-FLO® product line.
Dominik Fry has nearly a decade of experience in the energy industry while holding positions of critical importance on some of the nation’s largest energy projects. After earning a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Montana State University, he began his career with Halliburton Energy Services in the burgeoning Bakken oilfield in North Dakota. There he developed the guidelines and standards for the first horizontal wells drilled in the area which would come to dominate the industry. He brought a technical focus to an area where rules of thumb had ruled in the past and developed the engineering department into a group of nearly twenty engineers. This process of engineering and program development was repeated in the DJ Basin in Colorado.
In 2012, Fry obtained a Professional Engineering license in Mechanical Engineering from the State of Colorado and was tasked with a nationwide focus at Halliburton. While teaching engineering and fluids courses to all new engineers, he worked on high profile projects with Shell Oil Company - helping to oversee their offshore rigs which would average over a million dollars a day in operational costs.
Never afraid to take on a new challenge, his innovative approach to problem solving has led to numerous solutions and cost savings for customers. Most notably with ConocoPhillips where he optimized wells that resulted in education to the entire industry with its unique perspective. Soon afterwards, it manifested into a Society of Petroleum Engineers paper titled “An Analytical Comparison of Wellbore Deviation and its Effects on Proper Centralization in the Bakken” (SPE #174064).
Fry’s team is also responsible for developing an industrial process for impregnating porous silica with liquids. While technically intensive, the full details may be found under the patent “Wellbore additives that include liquid-infiltrated porous silica” (#WO2016140656 A1).
He enjoys learning and sharing his knowledge within the organizations of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and Mensa International. In his free time, Dominik enjoys renovating homes and is an avid outdoorsman.