Pitt | Swanson Engineering

Executive Board of Directors

Ryan Edelson



Senior | Mechanical Engineering

Interned at Breeze-Eastern, a helicopter hoist and cargo hook manufacturer.

Looking to do fluid/thermal analysis in the aerospace industry.

Contact : rde13@pitt.edu

Kyle Mas


Business Director

Senior | Economics and Philosophy

Enjoys long walks in the woods and a great deal of fishing.

Contact : ktm27@pitt.edu

Zachary Reger

Technical Director

Junior | Mechanical Engineering

Interned with W.L. Gore and Associates working in the R&D group for Industrial Dry Filtration.

Working to enter a career in sustainable engineering, specifically the R&D sector of wind or hydroelectric energy.

Contact : zmr2@pitt.edu

Nicholas Bertami


Chief Wing Engineer

Senior | Mechanical Engineering

Former Co-op at Emerson Automation Solutions working with Mechanical Design for power plant environments.

Hopes to pursue a Mechanical Design and Analysis career in an innovative field such as the Aerospace or Automotive industries.

Contact : ncb36@pitt.edu

Shamus O'Haire

Chief Electronics Engineer

Junior | Electrical Engineering

Interned at Exelon for 2 years in system operations and transmission planning departments.

Hopes to pursue a career in power engineering.

Contact : jjo40@pitt.edu

Jordan Gittleman


Chief Fuselage Engineer

Senior | Mechanical Engineering

I am a senior mechanical engineering student. I Interned previously at Arbe Robotics, an autonomous vehicle startup in Israel, where I worked on hardware design and layout. I also aided in research at Tel Aviv University in their wave mechanics research lab where I studied wave generation mechanisms. Looking forward I hope to pursue a career in the aerospace field.

This year I hope to innovate as fuselage lead and bring new ideas and methods to the design and construction of our plane with the lessons learned from last year’s competition. 

Contact : jdg74@pitt.edu

Mark Jordan

Chief Tail Engineer

Contact : maj108@pitt.edu