OUR EXECUTIVE TEAM
Dr. Troy Beechner
Vice President, Engineering Development, Power Systems
Dr. Troy Beechner has over nineteen years’ experience in the design and development of power electronics and control systems for military and commercial applications. Dr. Beechner received both his bachelor’s and master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida in 2003 and 2004, and his PhD from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2012. His primary research interests pertain to high-efficiency, high-power density power converters, EMI filter reduction techniques, and power electronics for extreme environment applications. At RCT Systems he oversees all power system/power electronic related projects, including application of energy magazines and medium-voltage power converters for naval shipboard applications. Dr. Beechner has written numerous papers on harmonic analysis of power converters, filter design methods for system stability problems, power converter design for EMI reduction, and performance characterization of GaN and SiC based devices. At Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation Dr. Beechner worked on power electronic building blocks and next generation motor drives for the US Navy. Both projects required meeting stringent power quality (MIL-STD-1399), EMI (MIL-STD-461), and airborne and structure-borne acoustic requirements for application aboard naval ships. For his work on these and similar projects Dr. Beechner received several spot awards, teaming awards, and best technology development business area award from Bechtel. He is a member of IEEE, IEEE Power Electronics Society, and IEEE Industry Applications Society.