H.M. “Hash” Hashemian, Ph.D., is President and Chief Executive Officer of Analysis and Measurement Services Corporation. His technical and operational vision and leadership has enabled AMS to play a key role in ensuring the safe and cost-efficient operation of virtually every U.S. nuclear power plant, as well as many in Europe and Asia, through the development and application of industry-leading instrumentation and control testing and analysis equipment and services.
A globally recognized expert who lectures regularly in nuclear power plant and process instrumentation and control, Dr. Hashemian holds a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering, a Doctor of Engineering degree in electrical engineering, and a Ph.D. in computer engineering. He has worked for the nuclear, aerospace, and other industries, as well as the U.S. government, including the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Defense (DOD), Air Force, Navy, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Dr. Hashemian is the author of three books: Sensor Performance and Reliability (ISA, 2005), Maintenance of Process Instrumentation in Nuclear Power Plants (Springer Verlag, 2006), and Monitoring and Measuring I&C Performance in Nuclear Power Plants (ISA, 2014). His books have been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Russian. In addition, he is the author or co-author of 17 U.S. patents (10 awarded and 7 pending) and has written more than 300 papers and reports. This includes 70 peer-reviewed journal and magazine articles, over 200 conference papers, 9 book chapters, and numerous reports, guideline documents, and standards for the NRC, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and the International Society of Automation (ISA).
Dr. Hashemian is a Fellow of the ISA, a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, as well as a member of the American Nuclear Society and the European Nuclear Society. He has served as a keynote speaker, chairman, and co-chairman of numerous national and international conferences and committees. Over the past 15 years, Dr. Hashemian has been invited by the IAEA to serve as chairman of four coordinated research projects (CRPs) of the IAEA. He has also served as a member or chairman of a number of IAEA committees, writing reports and guidelines for equipment condition monitoring, aging management, and predictive maintenance for the global nuclear power industry. In addition, he has served as a project leader for three international standards prepared for the nuclear industry under the auspices of the IEC on measurement of performance of critical components of nuclear power plants.
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Dan D. Beverly
Chief Technical Officer (CTO)
Mr. Beverly serves as AMS’ Chief Technical Officer, and oversees all engineers and technicians at the company. He is responsible for all technical developments of AMS and its CHAR Services Division in the area of cable condition monitoring, performance testing of process instrumentation in nuclear power plants, quality assurance, and other related efforts. Mr. Beverly has worked for AMS since 1987 and has served the company in numerous positions, including Quality Assurance Manager, Chief Engineer, and Technical Assistant to the President. He has performed testing and measurements for AMS in more than 50 nuclear plants in the U.S. and Europe.
Mr. Beverly has authored or co-authored 20 technical publications including reports for the Nuclear Maintenance Assistance Center (NMAC) of the Electric Power Research Institution (EPRI) and NUREG/CR reports for the NRC. He has been an expert instructor for the IAEA on missions to Mexico, Slovakia, and China. Mr. Beverly has been active in the International Society of Automation (ISA) and served as the president of the local chapter of ISA in the mid-1990s. He has authored or co-authored 30 technical publications including a report for the Nuclear Maintenance Assistance Center (NMAC) of the Electric Power Research Institution (EPRI) as well as research and development reports for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the Department of Energy (DOE). An expert in electronic test equipment hardware development, Mr. Beverly has been instrumental in the design and development of several AMS diagnostic test systems produced for the nuclear industry. His experience also extends to testing and troubleshooting electrical cables, pressure transmitter static and dynamic performance evaluation, and reactor diagnostics (including core barrel and reactor internal vibration analysis). In addition, he holds a patent in the area of rod position indication and rod control systems of nuclear power plants.
He holds a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tennessee.
Field Testing Manager
As AMS’ Field Testing Manager and the company’s most senior field test engineer, Mr. Hashemian has performed over 1,000 series of in-plant tests in nuclear power plants around the world. He also serves the company in providing AMS equipment training courses at nuclear facilities and is very active in the R&D projects, analysis of R&D data, laboratory testing activities, AMS public relations, and product marketing. Since joining AMS in 1982, Mr. Hashemian has co-authored numerous research papers and NUREG/CR reports for the U.S. NRC. Among Mr. Hashemian accomplishments is the development of an in-situ testing system that is used at numerous nuclear power plants to measure response time for containment pressure and tank level transmitters. Mr. Hashemian has a M.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Darrell W. Mitchell
Technical Services Manager
Mr. Mitchell has worked in the nuclear industry for over 30 years. Since joining AMS in 1989, as Technical Services Manager, Mr. Mitchell plays an integral role in the development of technical sales and marketing strategies as well as maintaining client accounts. He is responsible for technical interface with clients, scheduling of field and laboratory tests, preparation of proposals, contract negotiations, technical sales and marketing. Mr. Mitchell has authored or co-authored over 20 technical publications, including technical reports for EPRI, NMAC, the U.S. NRC, U.S. Air Force, and NASA. He holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee.
Greg W. Morton
Software Development Manager
As Software Development Manager at AMS, Mr. Morton is responsible for all software development activities for the company. He leads AMS’ Software Development Department, supervising an extensive team of engineers, developers, and support personnel. Since joining AMS in 1995 and quickly advancing to manager of software development in 1998, Mr. Morton has directed many of AMS’ technical activities in the area of instrument performance monitoring and online diagnostics. He is responsible for the development of software products, software quality assurance protocol, and management of software projects that have exceeded millions of dollars in commercial revenue.
He has been instrumental in the innovation of several technologies at AMS that have led to several patents, journal articles, magazine articles, technical reports, and national publications. He has been the principal investigator for two DOE projects entitled, “Advanced Techniques for On-Line Condition Monitoring and Diagnostics of Digital Rod Position Indication Systems for Existing and Next Generation Nuclear Power Plants” and “Quantitative Methods for Reliability and Fault Tolerance Testing of Digital Instrumentation and Control”
Mr. Morton has a M.S. degree and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and a B.S. degree in Computer Science from Tennessee Technological University.