Leadership shapes a company and guides its future. It is the framework upon which a culture is built. AESI has maintained steady growth, building on integrity, quality and relationships. All of this is a direct result of our people.
Loreto Sarracini, P.Eng.
Almost 40 years’ experience working directly for a vertically integrated utility and with generation, transmission, distribution and operations utilities. Expertise in Power System Operations, EMS/SCADA, NERC Compliance (CIP and Non-CIP), and Operational Management.
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Todd Ponto, MSIS, CISSP, CISA
Chief Technology Officer
Greater than 20 years of experience of hands-on, progressive utility experience for a large transmission utility and consulting with electrical power utilities, as well as w/ww and gas distribution utilities, specifically in the area of Networks and Security. Current member of GridEx.
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Joe Raso, P.Eng., MBA
Chief Operating Officer
More than 20 years supporting electrical utilities, distribution centers and corporate operations with software development, strategic planning, process analysis and business improvement. Joe supports all practice areas in the successful completion of a wide range of projects with a focus on quality and efficiency.
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Doug Westlund, P.Eng., MBA
Senior Vice President
More than 30 years’ experience in communications and cyber security in the utility and telecommunications markets. Doug is a recognized industry leader in cyber security for electric power utilities.
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Joel Charlebois, P.Eng.
Vice President Regulatory Compliance
Greater than ten years’ experience assisting electric utilities across North America to understand and meet their NERC compliance obligations within the context of their regional or provincial regulatory frameworks through assessments, governance development, training and sustainment services.
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Edvard Lauman, P.Eng.
Vice President Operational Technology
Greater than ten years’ experience at a large transmission utility and with electric power utilities and municipal clients spanning Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT), including cyber security and NERC CIP compliance.
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Mark McKinney, MSIM, CISSP, CISA, CFE, CCFE
Director, Cyber Security
A well-established Enterprise Architect, Information Security, and Compliance leader, Mark brings proven capabilities with consulting and in managing large and small enterprise projects throughout the complete technology lifecycle. A recognized thought-leader in risk management, he provides the confidence clients can rely upon for the design and implementation of secure, high-availability, mission-critical technology platforms and delivery systems. Mark is certified to audit, test and authenticate information systems security controls.
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Toula Campbell Beris
Director Business Operations
Greater than ten years’ experience in Business Operations, from various industries, leading the organization’s operations to meet established objectives for growth and profitability.
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Board of Directors
AESI would like to acknowledge the guidance received from the following members of our Board of Directors.
Don Robinson – Founder and Chairman, still contributes today, bringing more than 40 years’ engineering and business management experience.