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Faculty

Learn From These Nationally Recongized Authorities:

  • John Houdek, President, Allied Industrial Marketing, Inc. Houdek has nearly 25 years of experience in the field of electrical power quality and has been involved in the analysis of harmonics problems and the design and implementation of harmonic mitigation solutions. He served as Vice-President of Marketing & Sales for MTE Corporation and prior to that was marketing manager at TCI. He has authored many technical papers and has presented power quality seminars throughout the world including USA, Asia, Europe, Canada and Mexico. Houdek is a degreed electrical engineer (Milwaukee School of Engineering) and holds an MBA with emphasis in marketing (Keller Graduate School of Management). He is a regular lecturer at the Milwaukee School of Engineering.

  • Bruce Lonie, President and co-founder, PowerCet Corp. Lonie was vice president of ONEAC Corporation and product support manager for the telecommunications Division of ROLM Corporation. His experience with GTE included operations, customer support, and engineering management positions. A recognized expert in the evaluation of power and grounding problems for the data and telecommunications industries, Lonie has written two books and regularly publishes articles on power quality and the electromagnetic environment. He is a graduate of the University of Redlands, a member of IEEE, and has over 26 years experience in computer and telecommunications service, and equipment protection.

  • Alex McEachern, President, Power Standards Lab. McEachern is the founder of the former BMI (now Dranetz-BMI), the former president of both BMI and Electrotek Concepts, and the author of the Electric Power Measurements chapter of the Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and the industry-standard Handbook of Power Signatures. Active in drafting and approving international power standards, McEachern is chairman of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) TC77A Working Group 9, which sets the standard for power quality instruments. He also participates in the drafting of the voltage dip immunity standards IEC 61000-4-11 and IEC 61000-4-34. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, former Chairman of IEEE 1159.1, a co-author of IEEE 519 and IEEE 1459, and a voting member of the IEEE Standards Coordination Committee on Power Quality. He has been awarded 29 U.S. patents.

  • Mark McGranaghan, Vice President of Consulting Services, EPRI Solutions. McGranaghan coordinates a wide range of services offered to electric utilities and critical industrial facilities throughout the world. These services include research projects, seminars, monitoring services, power systems analysis projects, performance benchmarking, testing services, failure analysis, and designing solutions for system performance improvement. A particular focus relates to EPRI Solutionsí efforts in the area of power system monitoring and analysis to improve performance. EPRI Solutions has the most advanced power system monitoring and data management system in the industry and has helped utilities and industrial customers throughout the world implement the system and integrate it with overall system management and performance improvement functions. In addition to system monitoring applications, McGranaghan also directs activities related to a wide variety of system analysis applications, from transient and harmonic analysis to distribution system planning including the integration of distributed resources.

  • Chris Melhorn, Engineering Manager, EPRI Solutions. Melhorn currently manages EPRIís Program 1, Power Quality Tools and Testing Program as well as EPRI Solutionís Power Quality and Energy Monitoring Program. He also is the lead developer and content provider for EPRI Solutionís Program 97 Web site, www.mypq.net. His major areas of research include power quality monitoring and monitoring and controlling distributed resources via the World Wide Web. Previously, Melhorn was Manager, Power Quality Products & Services at Electrotek Concepts, Inc., Knoxville, TN. Melhorn earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Pennsylvania State University and a Associate of Science Degree Major in Engineering Computer Skills and Operating Systems from York College of Pennsylvania. He is a member of IEEE and a number of IEEE standards committees. Melhorn has also authored and co-authored a number of books and papers, including "Electrical Power Systems Quality," "Encyclopedia of Electrical & Electronics Engineering," and "The Electrical Power Engineering Handbook."

  • Dave Mueller, Power Quality Studies Consultant, Electrotek Concepts. Mueller earned a BSEE at University of Cincinnati and a Masters of Electric Power Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). He is an experienced presenter of power quality topics and has extensive experience on "both sides of the meter." He uses detailed case histories to illustrate the topics that he covers.

  • Tom Shaughnessy, Vice President and co-founder of PowerCET Corp. Past experiences include ONEAC Corporation (product and engineering manager), Topaz International (international applications/sales engineer) and Burroughs (field engineer/MPS). Shaughnessy has conducted in-depth power audits for many Fortune 500 companies, co-authored a book on power and grounding, and regularly publishes articles on power quality, harmonics and electromagnetic compatibility. He is a graduate of the University of Montana, a member of IEEE, AAMI and NFPA, and has over 14 years experience in equipment service and protection.

  • Mike Stringfellow, Chief Scientist, PowerCET Corp. Stringfellow, Ph.D., P.E. has nine years experience with the Electric Supply Commission (Eskom) in South Africa, and worked with Kearney National and Atlantic Scientific Corporation. His research has focused on lightning surges and their impact on commercial and industrial facilities, and utility transmission and distribution systems. Dr. Stringfellow has published numerous articles and research papers and is a member of IEEE and an active member on several committees. He earned a BS Honors Degree in Physics from the University of London and his Ph.D. in Atmospheric Electricity from University of Durham. Prior to joining PowerCET, Dr. Stringfellow held the positions of Chief Scientist and Director of Research for EFI Corp.
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