John Barnick has a B.S. and Masters in Electric Power Engineering and a Minor in Economics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has over 40 years of experience in the electric power industry with ABB. He has held positions in engineering, testing, project management, consulting, marketing, sales, corporate strategy, sales management, and teaching graduate level power system courses. Mr. Barnick has held chapter positions in the IEEE Power & Energy Society and has served on various industry and regional technical committees. He has authored technical papers and made numerous presentations regarding the electric power industry. As ABB Network Control’s Director of Business Development for North America where he is focused on electric power industry automation of T&D systems, including Market Operations, SCADA, GMS, EMS and Advanced Distribution Management Systems for Smart Grid automation initiatives.