Scott Hanratty and Florin Iancu Join TURBOdesign Technology

NEW YORK, PHOENIX and WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 27, 2013 – Advanced Design Technology (ADT), a global leader in the development of advanced turbomachinery design methods and the TURBOdesign Suite, today announced that its United States (U.S.) affiliate, TURBOdesign Technology (TDT) hired Scott Hanratty as director of sales and marketing, and Florin Iancu, Ph.D., as engineering director. Hanratty and Iancu report directly to Mehrdad Zangeneh, founder and managing director of ADT and president of TDT.

“As the provider of the only currently available nonproprietary software for the 3D inverse design of turbomachinery, we are pleased but not surprised at the high level of interest in our products and services that encompass a newer, faster and more accurate way to approach turbomachinery design,” said Zangeneh. “With the addition of Scott Hanratty and Florin Iancu to our TURBOdesign Technology team, we have the needed expertise and support to fulfill U.S. software sales and engineering services demand.”

As director of sales and marketing for TDT, Scott Hanratty is the head of North American sales for ADT’s TURBOdesign Suite and is responsible for growing existing accounts as well as new business development. Prior to joining TDT, Hanratty was vice president of international sales and operations for NEi Software (Nastran). He also had successful sales careers as the director of sales at Concepts NREC and ANSYS. For ten years, he has focused primarily on growth in Asian and South American markets where he has grown strong networks of value added resellers (VARs) and direct sales presence as well as wholly owned subsidiaries in Europe, Mexico and Japan. Hanratty earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business and economics from the George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University. He is a member of the American Management Association, American Marketing Association and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Hanratty operates from an office in Gilbert, Ariz.

As engineering director for TDT, Florin Iancu is responsible for maintaining customer relationships, leading turbomachinery product engineering projects and assisting in TURBOdesign software development advances. Iancu joined TDT in October 2012. Prior to joining TDT, he spent seven years as a compressor design engineer for Johnson Controls, Inc., of York, Penn., where Iancu was actively involved in the aerodynamic design of the centrifugal compressor as well as in the mechanical aspects, fabrication and controls of these machines. He earned both his Doctorate degree and Master of Science in mechanical engineering from the College of Engineering at Michigan State University where he focused on novel techniques for enhancing gas turbine and compressor process efficiencies. Iancu earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the Department of Engineering at University Politehnica of Bucharest in Bucharest, Romania. Iancu’s work so far has generated eight U.S. and international patents and patent applications. He is actively involved in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the current chair of ASME’s Process Industries Division’s Executive Committee.

Iancu operates from an office near Washington, D.C.

About the TURBOdesign Suite - System Requirements, Availability and Pricing

ADT’s TURBOdesign Suite is a unique aerodynamic and hydrodynamic 3D design software package that allows users to design, analyze and optimize all types of turbomachinery, such as axial, mixed-flow or centrifugal pumps, compressors, fans, turbines and torque converters. Using the software, designers evaluate turbomachinery package size and performance predictions; perform detailed 3D blade design with 3D inverse design capabilities; analyze flow information per component; stage performances with turbomachinery specific 3D computational fluid dynamics (CFD); and automate exploration of the design space with automatic optimization capabilities. Fast development of customized design is, therefore, made possible.

TURBOdesign Suite runs on Windows systems. It operates on mid-range workstations with 2.4 Ghz or better processors, 2 GB RAM and 1Gb disk space.

The TURBOdesign Suite is now shipping. It is sold in modules starting from $15,000 USD with software training and technical support included. 


About Mehrdad Zangeneh

Mehrdad Zangeneh, PhD. and professor of thermofluids at University College London, is founding director and CEO of Advanced Design Technology (ADT) and president of TURBOdesign Technology (TDT). For 26 years, Zangeneh has developed advanced turbomachinery design codes based on the 3D Inverse Design approach and automatic optimization to turbomachinery design. His research has resulted in important breakthroughs in turbomachinery and marine propulsor design, and he has been granted eight international patents. In 2000, Zangeneh was awarded the Japan’s Turbomachinery Society’s Gold Medal, and in 2003 he was awarded the Donald Julius Grone Prize by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in UK. For more information, go to:


About TURBOdesign Technology, Inc.
Founded in 2011, TURBOdesign Technology, Inc. (TDT) is the U.S. affiliate of Advanced Design Technology (ADT), selling the TURBOdesign Suite of 3D inverse design and analysis software while providing turbomachinery engineering support services. TURBOdesign Technology is headquartered in New York, N.Y. For more information, call (347) 759-6103 or go to:


About Advanced Design Technology

Advanced Design Technology (ADT) is a global leader in the development of advanced turbomachinery design methods, which helps not only to shorten development time but also to improve the performance of turbomachinery components. ADT’s aim is to put designers in direct control of the aerodynamic design and to shorten, considerably, the design time and time to market for a range of turbomachinery products. ADT’s clients, who represent some of the leading global players in the aerospace, automotive, power generation and marine fields, have achieved significant returns on investment in terms of reduction in design times, higher performance and ease of know-how transfer among different design teams and projects. For more information, call +44 (0) 20 7299 1170 or go to:


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Advanced Design Technology                TURBOdesign Technology
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