Subject Matter Expert: Robert P. Tata, P.E.
Robert P. Tata, P.E., earned a BSME from Case-Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, and is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Ohio. Mr. Tata has had 40 years of Mechanical Engineering experience, 26 of which were with the General Motors Corporation. While there, he obtained U.S. Patent 6,632432, Magnetic Drive Vehicle Coolant Pump. He went on to become a leader in anti-friction bearing applications in both the automotive and industrial fields. Valuable experience was also gained in gears and mechanical power transmission.
Previously, he was employed by TRW, Cleveland, Ohio, where he was responsible for bearings, gears, and mechanical power transmission in the aircraft and missile fields under the tutelage of Thomas Barish, a leading mechanical power transmission consultant. Mr. Tata has authored a number of technical papers and is also the author of the book, The Development of U.S. Missiles During the Space Race With the USSR based on his experience working as a Flight Test Engineer at Cape Canaveral, Florida during the Cold War.
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