Tadeh Avetian is currently Director of Engineering at L.A. Turbine in Valencia, California, where he is responsible for identifying and defining research and development projects and directing turboexpander design for new and aftermarket equipment. Mr. Avetian first joined L.A. Turbine in 2011 as Core Design Manager. His responsibilities included designing all new and custom turboexpanders and supporting the design of auxiliary systems. Mr. Avetian previously held the position of Rotating Machinery Engineer at Technip USA, Inc. (now TechnipFMC). In this role, he specified, sourced and evaluated equipment for the construction of hydrocarbon processing plants, refineries and petrochemical facilities. Mr. Avetian is a California-registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) with a Bachelor and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California.