As a young helicopter Crew Chief (mechanic) in the US Air Force, our Founder, Mr. Norman Serrano discovered that vibrations increased prior to breaking down. Creating a revolutionary process to dynamically balance helicopter subsystems and components through aligning linear dependencies, including the main rotor and tail rotor systems, Mr. Serrano reduced maintenance time from weeks down to hours.
As a result of his research and efforts, his Air Force unit quickly attained 100 percent operational readiness, achieving 2,500 flight hours with no mission cancellations. The success of his unit drew the attention of one of the pioneers of the balancing industry, Mr. Jim Chadwick, who recruited Mr. Serrano to be one of Chadwick-Helmuth's lead Applications Engineers.
Recognizing technical and other barriers to the improvements he knew were technically possible, Norman became an independent consultant so he could conduct the research and development he believed would solve the underlying challenges the industry faced both then and today.
After thousands of hours of R&D, he successfully developed the Vibration Intelligent Balance Solution (VIBS, pronounced as vibes) technology. Since then, VibeTech has been to apply the VIBS technology to almost anything that spins in other industries, including Aviation, NASCAR, Transportation, Green Energy and much more.
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Our Leadership Team
Norman Serrano, CEO and Chief Technologist
Norman is recognized worldwide as an expert in vibration and has developed multiple vibration balancing patents. He graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Aeronautical Engineering and spent his career focusing on vibration issues. He has been featured in magazines and as a leading speaker on vibration at technical seminars sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Professional Aircraft Maintenance Association, Flight Safety, Popular Rotorcraft Association and others. He has written many articles and training manuals on dynamic balancing of vibrations, including a manual for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
mike Callahan, Director of Operations
Mike retired as US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel with over 3,000 hours of helicopter flight time. He has a degree in Business Administration and Masters in Computer Information Systems. He completed two tours in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot and 24 years in the Air Rescue Service. He was Chief of Academics, instructor pilot, functional check flight pilot and served as CIO for the City of Anchorage and State of Alaska before coming to VibeTech.
Matt Shannon, chief oF Staff
Matt is a retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel and has extensive experience in both his military and civilian roles. His responsibilities have included serving as the Bi-Lateral Affairs Officer to the European country of Georgia, where he coordinating teams for the US Army, Air Force, European Command and National Guard. He also served as the lead military officer within the Embassy’s Defense Attaché Office.
Neil Harrison, Chief Software Engineer
Neil is recognized internationally in the field of computer science and is Chairman of the Department of Computer Science at Utah Valley University. He received a B.S. in computer science from Brigham Young University, a Master’s degree in computer science from Purdue University, and a PHD in computer science from the University of Groningen. He has written numerous books, papers, and articles on computers programming, languages, and software. He has also developed tutorials on organizational patterns, domain analysis, and many others. He is the recipient of multiple academic excellence and research awards, and the the Neil Harrison Shepherding Award was named in his honor and is awarded at all Pattern Languages of Programming conferences.
Michael Isom, Senior Advisor
Michael has consulted numerous Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, as well as the U.S. and foreign governments on legal, strategy and legislative matters, often regarding emerging and disruptive technologies. He has a B.A. from Brigham Young University and a law degree from Georgetown University. He holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, a methodology to improve business processes by utilizing statistical analysis. He is also a reserve officer in the US Army, where he has taught at the US Army War College, and advised both US and foreign governments on programmatic and technology issues.