About Us

Rick Damiani


Dr. Rick Damiani is a licensed engineer in the State of Colorado, with expertise in Aero-structural design, Mechanical design and analysis, and structural dynamics.

Dr. Damiani is an expert in the specialized field of wind engineering and fluid dynamics. He has published more than 30 peer-reviewed articles spanning various aspects of wind technology development and energy R&D.

Rick has spent 20 years in the wind industry and has been involved in the development of more than 500MW of wind power projects, in new product development, offshore wind turbine design, composite design, systems engineering and optimization, small wind turbine design and testing, as well as structural engineering.

Dr. Damiani is the inventor of SpiderFLOAT, a revolutionary concept for floating wind turbines.
Dr. Damiani holds B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Aeronautical Engineering.

Max Franchi


Dr. Franchi is one of the most brilliant structural engineers you may come across. He is well-renowned in Europe and  collaborates with RRD Engineering on a number of different projects, and offers his expertise in mechanical and civil engineering. Under his belt are design projects of highway bridges, shopping centers, warehouses, and airport hangars. He holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Aeronautical Engineering, and a special Honor Degree in fluid-dynamics from the Von Karman Institute, Belgium.

Dean Davis


Mr. Davis brings to FWTC over 30 years of experience in the wind energy business and product commercialization, including the founding of several wind turbine companies. He started his career in aeroelastic modeling where he worked on the early development of Aerodyn and its incorporation into MSC ADAMS. Mr. Davis is in charge of structural testing of various components, performance testing of wind turbines per IEC certification standards, supply chain development, and strategic partnerships.