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Special Legal Note - 06/2011

Bridgestone has recently been made aware that certain individuals and companies have claimed to represent Bridgestone while using Bridgestone's name and past experience to enter into project partnerships, and to bid on international projects.  The apparent purpose of this illegal activity is to obtain fees and expenses from the other project participants.  This has been done without the approval or permission of Bridgestone.

To avoid any possible recurrence of this illegal activity, if you have been contacted by anyone claiming to represent Bridgestone, if in any doubt, prior to entering into any agreement, partnership agreement or project bid, please contact Bridgestone at solutions@brdgstn.com or +1-610-388-6191.

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Giles W. Willis, Jr., PhD, P.E., LEED AP – Senior Technical Consultant

Dr. Giles Willis has been active in engineering, specializing in energy conservation projects, research and development of new energy use analysis techniques, design of specialized measurement and data acquisition equipment for energy audits, specialized computer programs for analysis of electrical and mechanical energy consuming systems, and directing lighting and HVAC design efforts.  He is an expert in electrical machines, power quality and efficiency and has years of hands-on experience with data collection and instrumentation.

Giles has conducted preliminary studies, schematic design, conducted design charrettes, provided conceptual design and preliminary drawings, completed design with the final drawings and specifications.  He has also done commissioning, power quality, energy audits and energy retrofit projects.   He has been involved in energy engineering work since the 1970’s, and was one of the developers of what eventually became the Energy Systems Laboratory at TAMU.  He has worked with school districts, universities, commercial, industrial, and various institutional facilities on energy audits, efficiency retrofits and upgrades, and has been a forensic witness in energy performance disputes.  He developed some of the original DOE Industrial Energy Auditor Training Programs, and directed those efforts for many years.

After graduating from NC State University he served in the United States Air Force where he retired as a full colonel.  Some of his many Air Force jobs included: Deputy Inspector General of the Air Force Systems Command, Andrews AFB, MD.  Responsible for inspection of Research and Development programs conducted within the USAF; Civil Engineering Research Division, Air Force Weapons Laboratory, Albuquerque, NM.  Conducted nuclear weapons effects testing using high explosives to produce shock and ground motion; Air Force Satellite Control Facility. Hickam AFB, HA. Tracking and aerial recovery of satellite systems for the USAF; Eastern Test Range, Patrick AFB, Florida, Engineer:  Responsible for construction approval and utilization of buildings and test facilities at Cape Canaveral.  He was also responsible for selection and installation of range tracking instrumentation for numerous missile and space programs.  In addition to the above, he was an also an instructor and flight examiner navigator.  He has over 7,500 hours of flight time, including over 900 hours of combat time in South East Asia.

Dr. Willis has a BS in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC and an MA and PhD from Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.  He is a Registered Professional Engineer and is Certified LEED AP by the US Green Building Council.

 

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