507 NW 60th Street, STE D, Gainesville, FL 32607, USA
+1 352-332-3157
+1 352-332-6392

Our History

Kessler and Gehman Associates (KGA) is a professional telecommunications consulting engineering firm specializing in all phases of communications internationally since 1967. KGA is certified by the Board of Professional Engineers and has offices located in Gainesville, Florida. KGA is licensed to practice professional engineering and has been involved in virtually every phase of broadcast and wireless communications from initial designs to final inspections. KGA also specializes in Executive Administration where our staff has assumed roles as Executive Administrator for multimillion dollar statewide communications projects.

The qualifications of the firm’s key technical personnel are a matter of record with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). KGA has represented many clients before the FCC in a variety of matters including Rule Makings, requests for experimental authorizations and waiver requests of the Commission’s rules to accommodate specialized telecommunications systems and submissions of various applications for permits.

While KGA maintains a continuous dialogue with equipment suppliers, contractors and manufacturers in the television, radio and wireless communications industry, our relationship with such companies is limited solely to the contacts necessary for the planning and implementation of systems for our clients. KGA engages only in providing consulting services to its clients, and is thus not involved in the promotion, manufacture, sale or installation of any equipment.

Our People

Our staff of consultants, engineers and support personnel are some of the most respected specialists in their fields. Experienced in the design and operation of all major manufacturers’ platforms, our teams have a local presence and will utilize the resources of the entire company to ensure project success.

Robert Gehman, Jr., P.E.

CONSULTING ENGINEER
bob@kesslerandgehman.com

Robert Gehman, Jr. (“Bob”) is a licensed Professional Engineer and has been employed with the consulting engineering firm Kessler and Gehman Associates, Inc. (“KGA”) since 1977. Bob is the President and owner of KGA and he specializes in virtually all phases of communications. He has been a recognized leader in the industry for decades. Bob has represented a myriad of clients in the communications industry and his qualifications are a matter of record with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”).

References

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Edward F. Lorentz & Associates – Consulting Engineers
    Washington, D. C., 1963 – 1977
  • Kessler and Gehman Associates, Inc. – Consulting Engineers
    Gainesville, FL, 1977 – Present

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS

  • Florida – #25852
  • Maryland – #9981
  • Mississippi – #10857
  • Georgia – #30907
  • NCEES Council Record – #27761

EDUCATION

  • George Washington University – Electrical Engineering Curriculum
  • University of Maryland – Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering

PUBLICATIONS

  • Instructional Television Fixed Service Guidebook: A Primer on ITFS. (Used as a basis for the technical portion of a national teleconference on ITFS by satellite for the Public Broadcasting Service).

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Member, Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers (afcee.org)
  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (bts.ieee.org)
  • Member Society of broadcast Engineers – CPBE (sbe.org)

Jeffrey Gehman

ENGINEERING ASSOCIATE
jeff@kesslerandgehman.com

Jeffrey C. Gehman (“Jeff”) is a Telecommunications Engineering Associate with the professional consulting engineering firm Kessler and Gehman Associates, Inc. (“KGA”) and has been employed with KGA since 1986. Jeff has represented many clients in virtually all aspects of the communications industry and his qualifications are a matter of record with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”).

References

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Kessler and Gehman Associates, Inc – Consulting Engineers
    Engineering Associate: 1986 – present

EDUCATION

  • Santa Fe Community College, Gainesville, FL – Engineering AA Degree

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Member, Society of Broadcast Engineers (sbe.org)

SOCIETY OF BROADCAST ENGINEERS

  • Completed Ennes Workshop – March 2011
  • Completed FM Transmission Systems – December 2011
  • Completed IP Networking for Broadcast Engineers – March 2012

Ryan Wilhour

ENGINEERING ASSOCIATE
ryan@kesslerandgehman.com

Ryan Wilhour has been an engineering consultant on the Kessler and Gehman Associates, Inc. (“KGA”) staff since August of 1996. Ryan’s qualifications are a matter of record with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”). He has represented many clients before the FCC in a variety of matters, including waiver requests of the Commission’s rules to accommodate specialized telecommunications systems. During his employment, Ryan has been exposed to many aspects of the telecommunications field. Specifically, he has been responsible for the creation and submission of technical specifications to the FCC in support of applications for construction permits and licenses for many wireless and broadcast solutions. Ryan’s professional experience includes but is not limited to the design and implementation of statewide broadcast and wireless facilities for major public broadcasters.

References

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Kessler and Gehman Associates, Inc – Consulting Engineers
    Consulting Engineer: 1996 – present

EDUCATION

  • University of Florida – BSEE

HONORS

  • Graduated with honors, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Treasurer and trustee at local church

William T. Godfrey, Jr.

ENGINEERING ASSOCIATE
bill@kesslerandgehman.com

William T. Godfrey, Jr. (“Bill”) is a Telecommunications Engineering Associate with the professional consulting engineering firm Kessler and Gehman Associates, Inc. (“KGA”) and has been employed with KGA since 1998. Bill was a graduate from the University of North Florida (Ospreys) and also a Distinguished Military Graduate from the University of Florida (Gators). Bill has represented many clients in virtually all aspects of the communications industry and his qualifications are a matter of record with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”).

References

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • United States Army Aviator: UH-60 Blackhawk Pilot-in-Command (Captain)
    Active Component: 1994 – 1998
    Reserve Component: 1992 – 1993
  • Kessler and Gehman Associates, Inc – Consulting Engineers
    Engineering Associate: 1998 – present

EDUCATION

  • University of North Florida – Bachelor of Arts Degree
  • University of Florida – Distinguished Military Graduate
  • Army Aviation Flight School – UH-60 Blackhawk (A/L) and UH-1 Huey

PRESENTATIONS

  • Louisiana Association for Public broadcasters Convention – DTV & FM
  • Mississippi Association for Public broadcasters Convention – DTV & FM
  • Community Association for Broadcasters Convention – Class A TV, LPTV & TV Translators

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Co-Chair of Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Tailgate – Kickoff To A Cure Event:
    2005 – Present
  • Co-Chair of Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Great Strides Walk:
    1999 – Present
  • Sound Technician at Local Church

AWARDS

  • Commendation Medals – U.S. Army
  • Achievement Medals – U.S. Army
  • Service Ribbon – U.S. Army
  • Overseas Service Medal – U.S. Army
  • Air Assault Medal – U.S. Army

Carrie Lynn

ACCOUNTING MANAGER
carrie@kesslerandgehman.com

Carrie Lynn is the Accounting Manager for Kessler and Gehman Associates, Inc. (“KGA”) and has been employed with KGA since 1998. Carrie graduated from the University of North Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and is responsible for developing and maintaining principles, practices and procedures to ensure accurate and timely accounting transactions.

References

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Kessler and Gehman Associates, Inc – Consulting Engineers
    Accounting Manager: 1998 – Present
  • Clocks in Stock
    President and CEO: 2009 – Present

EDUCATION

  • University of North Florida – Bachelor of Arts Degree

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Co-Chair of Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Tailgate – Kickoff To A Cure Event:
    2005 – Present
  • Co-Chair of Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Great Strides Walk:
    1999 – Present