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Alan J. ArenaAlan is a licensed PE and received his Bachelors of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Degrees from Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), and Master of Mechanical Engineering from California State University at Los Angeles. He has taught mechanical engineering at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona.

For the last 10 years, Alan has been the chief researcher and driving force behind A.K.A. Engineering, a specialty engineering and consulting company, who list NASA, USAF, USN, Disney Corporation, and Universal Studios among their clients.

He is the holder of numerous patents. His designs and embodiments of his patents are running around on all seven continents, and on Mars. Independent of, and long before joining MPI/Chava, Alan has been developing renewable energy concepts and implementations.

Alan has been a Chief Systems Engineer and has held other VP, Executive, and senior manager engineering positions over the last thirty years. Over this time Alan has both managed and led many research and development efforts that produced both new technology and new products.

His career path includes program management at Rockwell on the Peacekeeper Rail Garrison Strategic Weapon system; consulting with EPA, California Air Resources Board (ARB), and the Air Quality Management District (AQMD) on Revised Durability Protocols, and vehicle usage trends/studies/analyses; managing Systems Engineering departments; Engineering Division Manager for an international automotive testing and development company; design and test engineer for Allis Chalmers and Fiat.

He is one of the Nation's leading experts on motion based simulation platforms from hydraulic to pneumatic.

Themed Entertainment AssociationBeyond National defense systems and automotive systems, Alan master planned, engineered, and designed complex projects for museums and themed attractions. He has provided management, master planning, and critical engineering and design on over 21 themed attractions at the major parks throughout the world from Disney to Universal to Las Vegas; for example Jurassic Park, Back to the Future, the new Pirates of the Caribbean, Nevada State Line Monorail, Caesar's Palace Race for Atlantis, Star Trek the Experience in Las Vegas, Taipei Astronomical Museum and numerous other ride systems and attractions. He leads the Themed Entertainment Associations committee for Managing Technical Risk. His specialties include integrated requirements, concurrent engineering, and other specialties. He created and designed the Turbo Tour Theater, a scalable motion simulator immersive theater attraction.


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