About

The PVC Pirates are a high school FIRST Robotics Competition team. Stationed out of Londonderry High School in Londonderry NH, and started in 2003, Team 1058 was originally known as the Dragoons until one year later when the name was changed to the PVC Pirates because of the robot's shape, which resembled a pirate ship made primarily of PVC.

The PVC Pirates' students complete everything in house, from welding to electrical and machining to programming. To this day, the PVC Pirates are a motivated team and take their competition very seriously, but also love to have fun. The PVC Pirates community is like a second family to its members.

Leading the PVC Pirates is a 5 student board. Democratically elected by the students, the Pirates' form of leadership is a source of pride for all the students. The 2018 board consists of

The Captain: leads the team- Bethany Costello

The Admin: handles team finances and business- Adrianna Belanger

The Communications Manager: coordinates with team members on meetings and other informational items- Amanda Graf

The Outreach Coordinator: runs the outreach program and plans all community events- Mackenzie Conner

And the Event Planner: signs the team up for competitions and coordinates logistics and transportation- Andy Browne

Team mentors

Lead mentor

Mike Pettengill, Sr.
FIRST experience: 15 years
Owner, Fleet Ready
2013 Woodie Flowers Finalist Award Winner

Lead mentor

Mike Pettengill, Jr.
FIRST experience: 15 years
Manager, Fleet Ready
1058 alumnus

Lead mentor, electrical, pneumatics, control systems

Pat Pettengill
FIRST experience: 15 years
Live audio/video production engineer
1058 alumnus

Machining, engineering, programming, general logistics

Jim Browne
FIRST experience: 15 years
Civil engineering consultant
1058 alumnus

CAD, strategy, business

Brendan Browne
FIRST experience: 15 years
Business management / IT student

Business, outreach, awards, software

Kenny Kutney
FIRST experience: 14 years
Software architect/design

Welding/fabrication

Bobby Bisson
FIRST experience: 9 years
Mechanic
1058 alumnus

Awards, outreach

Amy Caron
FIRST experience: 8 years
Plastics engineering student
1058 alumnus

Design/build

Dana Pierce
FIRST experience: 7 years
Engineering technician
1058 alumnus

Control systems

Max Del Rio
FIRST experience: 8 years
Mechanical engineering student

Software

Matt Mayer
FIRST experience: 9 years
Software engineer
1058 alumnus

Software

Ted Monchamp
FIRST experience: 8 years
Software engineer
1058 alumnus

Mechanical, general technical

Brendan McLeod
FIRST experience: 9 years
Systems engineer
1058 alumnus

Electrical, design, build, control systems

Chris Murray
FIRST experience: 6 years
Overhead crane tech
1058 alumnus