SAI BONTHU – Sai Bonthu is an IEEE Senior Member. Mr. Bonthu works as A Control Systems Engineer at HDS Global to develop complex end-toend robotic automation technology for fulfillment centers. He is also pursuing a PhD at UC with research focus in applications of Artificial Intelligence. Previously, he worked as an Electrical Engineer at Cincinnati Incorporated and gained professional experience in fiber laser cutting. He has a master’s degree in electrical engineering and Engineering Management. Mr. Bonthu has published several research articles in prominent IEEE journals/conferences. He has inventor level experience in electric motor design using finite element analysis. His favorite pastime is to play cricket.
ANDREW FOERSTER – Developing Leaders Who Deliver Results, with Academy Leadership; specializing in technology and engineering companies. President of Liberty Energy Engagement, LLC. 30+ year career in the electrical equipment industry at Square D, Eaton, GE, Piller, and others. Engineering, marketing, and general management at levels including engineer, manager, and executive (CTO and CEO). Expertise in power systems, energy management, IoT, and nuclear power. Licensed Professional Engineer, MSEE, MBA, BSEE. Graduated from US Naval Academy and began professional career as a nuclear submarine officer.
DAVID C HERNANDEZ – Among the nation’s top experts in the power & energy sector serving as a distinguished Professional Engineer licensed in 52 U.S. jurisdictions with over 16 years of experience. Principal of DCH Electrical Consulting LLC. He has held responsible charge of over 25,000 projects and sits on technical committees helping develop electrical legislation across North America. IEEE Senior Member, NFPA Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional, AEE Certified Energy Manager, and AEE Certified Green Building Engineer.
BOB MORRISON – Life Member of IEEE, BSEE 1978 Purdue University. Retired in 2010 after 32 years with CG&E/Cinergy/Duke Energy. From 1978 to 1999 was an Electrical Project Engineer working on various projects for the company’s power plants; was the lead Electrical Engineer on the project which converted the Zimmer Nuclear Power Station to a coal-fired plant. From 1999 to 2010 was the protection engineer responsible for power plant relay protection in Duke’s plants in the Midwestern portion of their territory. From 2013 through 2017 provided protection engineering via Wantana Engineering of Charlotte, NC. Served as the Section Newsletter Editor 1992-2010, Member-At-Large 2014-2017;2021-present. Also a member of the Kentucky Colonels and the Sons of the America Revolution. Volunteer Ambassador at Reds Hall of Fame & Museum 2011-present.
JAY PERIN – Project Engineer at L3 Harris, Space & Avionics Group. Previous roles with former employers have included engineering management, project management, and hardware/software co-development in a variety of industries including vending systems, communications, and measurement and control. Education: BS Marketing @ Northern Kentucky University 1982, BSEE @ University of Cincinnati 1987, graduate engineering course work @ University of Cincinnati post-1987. Registered PE (OH) and PMP with 11 patents. Married, 4 children. A Senior Member of IEEE, has served on Executive Committee since 2012 (Treasurer, Member-at-Large, Membership Development Chair).
ROBERT SCHINDLER – Senior Electrical Engineer with PEDCO E&A Services, Cincinnati. 40 years of experience including power, lighting, electric utility, industrial control, traffic engineering, traffic signal control systems, and highway lighting in the commercial, industrial, governmental (Federal, state and local,) and public facility sectors. He specializes in lighting and power engineering for large industrial/manufacturing facilities. BSEET University of Cincinnati, Licensed Professional Engineer, Certified Project Manager. Senior Member of IEEE. Executive committee member since 2017. Personal interests include amateur radio (callsign K8TYM,) and vintage computer systems. Lifelong Cincinnatian.
SHANTANU JOSHI – After graduating with a M.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) from SUNY-Binghamton with a specialization in Electronics Manufacturing, Mr. Joshi began his professional career at Koki Solder America Inc. He did research in electronics manufacturing as a research associate at Universal Instrument’s Advanced Process Lab. He was part of the team which conducted a multimillion-dollar manufacturing research effort sponsored by an international consortium of companies from across the electronics industry. From characterization of various lead-free solder alloys to optimizing process parameters for newly developed electronics packages he was involved in multiple research projects which gave him a broader horizon of the industry. In his professional career with KOKI, he is not only involved in leading business growth in North Americas but also involved collaborating with leading engineers and scientists in electronics manufacturing to research and solve issues related with reliability of electronic packages. The results of his findings have been published in various journals articles, IEEE as well as SMTA International conference papers and a book chapter published by Wiley Publication. Some of his research owing to non-disclosure agreements with Fortune 500 companies have been published only to the audience of respective companies.