Alex McEachern, the founder of PSL, is known worldwide for his lively and thought-provoking seminars on electric power quality. An industry author and international power standards expert, Alex is Chairman of the IEC Working Group that sets the standard for power quality instruments, and the Chair of voltage sag standard for the semiconductor industry, SEMI F47. He is Fellow — the highest possible standing — of the IEEE. Alex is also an inventive fellow, with 30 U.S. patents awarded so far. Among his many accomplishments, he is proudest of the fact that companies he created have led to more than 3,000 man-years of employment.
Barry joined PSL shortly after it was founded by Alex McEachern in 2000. He is responsible for day-to-day company management and operations, and has a strong influence on the mechanical design and “look and feel” of our products. A native of New Zealand, Barry gained increasing experience in product design, product management and corporate management in his prior roles. He has also contributed to the invention of five patented products/methods. He graduated from Massey University and Elam School of Fine Arts – both in New Zealand. Outside of work you can find Barry surfing or remodeling homes.
Marco leads the efforts supporting our most critical assets – our partners in power quality monitoring. His responsibilities include planning and strategizing for the development of business and achieving global sales goals, managing the sales team and ensuring that we meet all of our partners’ needs. Marco is a 30-plus year veteran of the power quality monitoring industry, and has steadily increased his role as a sales leader of power quality monitoring products. He studied electrical engineering at the College of San Mateo and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from College of Infantes in Guatemala. Outside of work, Marco is highly interested in astronomy and belongs to the Mount Diablo Astronomical Society.
Andreas is well known in the international power quality community and an expert on power quality standards such as SEMI-F47 and IEC 61000-4-30. He is member of various power quality, Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), and safety standard committees around the world with a strong focus on the semiconductor manufacturing industry. As a native of Germany, Andreas is charged with expanding PSL’s business activities in Europe. Before joining PSL in 2005, he worked for more than ten years at TUV Rheinland, a European consulting firm in Europe, Asia and the US as Global Business Field Manager. Andreas holds two Master Degrees (Electrical Engineering and Technology Management) from the University of Applied Science Kaiserslautern and University of Phoenix.
Dave works with customers and partners to design and implement innovative power and energy systems. He is also leading a “white hat” cyber-security project in the U.S. for DARPA and other smart grid analytics projects around the world. Over his 20-plus year career in providing energy and power quality solutions, Dave has founded an award-winning data systems company, designed the architecture for technology that ultimately became the international standard, OpenADR, and co-authored two books and scores of peer reviewed papers. He holds a Bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from California Polytechnic State University. If Dave’s not at his desk or in the lab, you may find him mountain biking at Tamarancho, or road riding around the beautiful roads of northern California.
A member of our team since 2011, Robert joined PSL as an engineering consultant before assuming his current role. At PSL he has designed and transferred into production several critical modules, including an impulse generator and AC power corruption generator; precision analog and digital circuits; and GPS and synchro-phasor hardware and algorithm development. Robert’s career in the electrical engineering and power quality fields spans over three decades, encompassing work in turnkey product development, system architecture and design, merging analog and digital circuits, analog, RF, microwave, digital, power, communications and control systems development (and more). He holds a Master’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Cornell University.
Stephane joined our company in 2013, and is responsible for driving the development of our products. He was an important part of the team that developed the PQube 3 in 2015, recognized today as the best power quality monitoring instrument on the market. Stephane has 20 years of experience in the power quality and fault recording business, which includes work with embedded firmware and software team coordination projects on a worldwide scale. He has won the IEC 1906 award, is an IEC Belgian National Expert on power quality instrumentation, and the TC Secretary of IEC 61000-4-30 on power quality measurement methods. Stephane holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnic Faculty of Mons in Belgium. He is also an aviation enthusiast.
Joanna is responsible for all aspects of marketing and communications across the company’s global footprint. She has more than 15 years of increasing responsibility at leading startups and global companies, ranging from clean technology and energy, power electronics, smart grid solutions, and grid communications. She holds a Master of Liberal Arts in Sustainability and Environmental Management from Harvard University Extension School, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Finance from Northeastern University. She enjoys horseback riding and exploring new places and cultures.
Chris Hutter is the Chairman of the Board and CEO. Prior, he was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of PowerSecure International, Inc., an energy products and services company serving utilities and large industrial and commercial customers. PowerSecure was an NYSE-listed company until 2016, when it was purchased by Southern Company, one of the largest utilities in North America. PowerSecure delivered industry-leading growth and served customers with distributed generation, energy storage, microgrids, energy efficiency, and utility infrastructure. Prior to serving as PowerSecure’s COO, he was the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining PowerSecure in 2007, he was employed in various management positions with ADVO, Inc., a NYSE‐listed marketing services company, which was acquired by Valassis Communications, Inc. Early in his career, Chris worked at the accounting firm Deloitte & Touche.
Chris has an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, and a B.S. in Accounting from Case Western Reserve University.
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