Monday, September 27, 2010

Andres Carvallo elected to UTC's Smart Networks Council Board of Directors

September 27, 2010

Kristy Weinshel

Fourteen Industry Leaders from Electric Utilities and their Technology Partners Join UTC's Smart Networks Council Board

Washington, D.C. - To reflect the utility industry's ongoing emphasis on the Smart Grid, UTC's Smart Networks Council Board recently held elections to expand the board beyond its original size to allow for more leadership opportunities. Chaired by Doug McGinnis, Principal Smart Grid Communications Architect, Exelon Corporation and Vice Chaired by Jeff Nichols, Director, Network and Communications Services, Sempra Energy Utilities the Smart Networks Council is an operating unit of the Utilities Telecom Council (UTC) that deals specifically with smart grid related issues. The newly elected Smart Networks Council Board members are:

  • Mike Brown, Global Sales Manager - Utility Communications, General Electric
  • Mark Burke, Vice President, Telecommunications & Smart Grid Architecture, KEMA Consulting
  • Andres Carvallo, EVP and Chief Strategy Officer, GridNet
  • Carl Fulbright, Operations Manager, Black Hills Energy
  • Erich Gunther, CTO and Chairman, EnerNex Corporation
  • Chuck Hackney, Director - Telecommunications Services & Smart Grid Communications, CenterPoint Energy
  • Dr. William F. Lawrence, CTO, Global Emerging Markets, Lockheed Martin
  • Bruce Le, Telecom & Networking Engineering, Southern California Edison
  • Marc Matsuura, Acting Manager of Smart Grid Planning and Director of Transmission Planning, Hawaiian Electric Company
  • Mike Robinson, Customer Solutions Director, CISCO
  • Matt Schnell, Telecommunications Supervisor, Nebraska Public Power District
  • John Stewart, Senior Engineer, Tennessee Valley Authority
  • David G. Wolfe, Director of Technology, Duquesne Light Company
  • Dolly Wrona, IT Telecom Engineer, Northeast Utilities Service Company

These representatives will have two-year terms that will run through the Fall of 2012. They join the following representatives of UTC member companies that are currently serving on the SNC Board with terms expiring in the Fall of 2011.

  • Richard Bertolo, Project Director - Distribution Business Development, Hydro One Networks
  • Trent Bowers, Vice President - Technology & Solutions Adoption, Landis+Gyr
  • Kshamit Dixit, Manager, Information Technology Security, Toronto Hydro
  • Mark Gray, Group Manager of System Protection and Telecommunications Engineering, PHI Power Delivery
  • Glenn Johansen, President, LightRiver Technologies
  • Harlow Hagee, Senior Manager - Enterprise Marketing, Alcatel-Lucent USA
  • Mike Koch, Senior Architect, Motorola
  • Sol Lancashire, Telecom Architect, BC Hydro
  • Craig Maternoski, Manager - Applied Technologies, Integrys Energy Group
  • Doug McGinnis, Principal Network Architect, Exelon Corporation
  • Jeff Nichols, Director - Network & Communications Services, Sempra Energy Utilities
  • Joe Nowaczyk, Manager of Electronics Systems & Smart Grids, Salt River Project
  • Mark Thompson, Director of Strategic Planning, Aclara
  • Rusty Williams, Manager - Planning and Engineering, Southern Company Services

UTC's current Chairman of the UTC Board, Troy West, General Manager - Technology & Corporate Services, Cleco Corporation as well as William R. Moroney, President and CEO, Utilities Telecom Council are also members of the Smart Networks Council Board.

We are excited to see what projects the SNC Board tackles in the coming year. For more information on the Smart Networks Council, please contact us at 202.872.0030 or visit

Smart Networks Council
UTC's Smart Networks Council is a special resource for all UTC members - led by utility representatives and including technology partners, law firms, consulting companies - working together to drive the development, advancement and application of advanced metering and distribution automation applications. UTC's Smart Networks Council is an independent operating unit of the Utilities Telecom Council.

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