Mr. Gloyer is President of GTL Company and is an experienced executive and accomplished engineer. He has a proven track record of delivering viable technical solutions to extremely challenging problems. Mr. Gloyer is an experienced Program Manager and is capable of directing a diverse technical team of engineers and organizations toward the accomplishment of DL program goals. Recently, Mr. Gloyer led a team of engineers that resolved a critical issue with NASA’s Ares I launch vehicle that threatened to derail the current moon program. Mr. Gloyer has also led efforts to develop a wide variety of aerospace systems, including the PA-X suborbital rocket, the PA-E15k rocket engine, the SPORT orbit transfer vehicle and the Encounter solar-sail craft. Mr. Gloyer is supported by a team of engineers and partners that provide GTL with broad vehicle development capabilities and an engineering background that allows us to perform the rocket car systems engineering and design work. GTL has worked on a wide spectrum of projects ranging from small, integrated technical systems, to large complex space mission architectures and aerospace systems. Additionally, GTL has proven capabilities in controls, aerodynamics, vehicle design, hybrid and ultracapacitor battery design, propulsion, hypersonics and aerodynamics that allow to design, develop, integrate and fly to any customers requirements. With this experience and capabilities, GTL is prepared to develop, test and operate the rocket car for this venture.
Tim Lewis is a partner and Vice President for GTL operations and business development. Previously, Tim was Sr. Director, General Manager and a member of QUALCOMM’s Executive Staff running their Wireless Business Solutions CE Division. Tim has also held senior management positions with ORBCOMM Enterprises LLC, Orbital Sciences Corporation and Hercules Chemical Company. He has more than 25 years of experience in the communications, aerospace, electronic products and advanced materials industries. Tim has a successful track record of building profitable businesses in varied high technology industries. He holds commendations from the US Army for successful design, development and flight test of the first maneuvering tactical target vehicle. NASA commendations for successfully designing, developing and test firing the USFE liquid engine. He has written over 18 AIAA papers with multiple awards. Tim received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah and an MBA from the University of Southern California.
Mr. Taylor is partner and Vice President of Engineering. Zack is an experienced mechanical engineer with a proven track record on delivering innovative technical solutions. Mr. Taylor has extensive experience in the design, fabrication and testing of a broad range of composite structures, including pressure vessels (rockets, satellite and commercial), rocket structures, wings and fins. Additionally, Mr. Taylor is extremely experienced in product development and has developed products including cutting edge scuba diving gear, ergonomic computer furniture, automated displays and synthetic lumber. Mr. Taylor’s excellent design skills are backed by many years of practical shop experience, including most composites, metals, thermoplastics, and ceramics processes. Furthermore, Mr. Taylor is an experienced manager and has directed teams of engineers and technicians through all stages of the development process including design, analysis, fabrication and commercial production.
Dr. Gary Flandro is one of the leading experts in combustion instability, fluid dynamics and aerospace systems. He has been researching the challenging combustion instability problem for over 40 years. Dr. Flandro’s recent breakthrough in combustion instability analysis (basis of UCDS Model) has provided an unprecedented capability to accurately predict the stability of steady flow combustion devices. This stability prediction capability is expected to revolutionize the way combustion devices are developed. As a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, Dr. Flandro has a broad range of knowledge and capabilities encompassing fluid dynamics, mechanical and systems engineering, propulsion and combustion instability. Early in his career, Dr. Flandro gained notoriety with his discovery of the Grand Tour opportunity leading to the successful first and second Voyager explorations. He is an accomplished system design engineer with expertise in space, aircraft and ground vehicle systems.