About
PDi2 is a North America-based group dedicated to supporting power infrastructure construction decisions by helping determine the best option for new and rehabilitation projects based on life-cycle cost analysis.

Our members will work objectively to increase awareness about options by:

  • Developing common methods by which cable systems can be evaluated
  • Educating power industry stakeholders on all technology and construction options, including underground

Our goal is to help determine the most viable, reliable and cost-effective solution for the installation of transmission and distribution systems via
life-cycle cost analysis.

HV transmission in North America (US, Canada and Mexico) is our primary focus, however, EHV and MV distribution will also be approached.

Brent RichardsonManager, End Use Marketing, NA - Dow Electrical & Telecommunications
Chairman/Voting Member PDi2
Randy Denmon, P.E.Director, Underground Transmission Solutions, Southwire
Vice-Chairman/Voting Member PDi2
Terri Howe, APROwner/Principal - Howe Marketing Communications LLC
Secretary/Treasurer, Marketing Counsel PDi2
Nathan KelleyVice President, High Voltage Cables and Systems Business Unit - Prysmian
Voting Member PDi2
Marc BailleulBusiness Manager, NA - General Cable
Voting Member PDi2
Dominic KungApplication Technology Manager - Borealis Compounds Inc.
Voting Member PDi2
David SuszkoMarket Manager, NA - Dow Electrical & Telecommunications
Ken WiecoreckManaging Director - Borealis, NA
John W. Fluharty, IIQuanta Services Inc.
Partner Member PDi2
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Brent RichardsonManager, End Use Marketing, NA - Dow Electrical & Telecommunications
Chairman/Voting Member PDi2

Brent Richardson represents Dow’s Electrical & Telecommunications business to the utility industry in North America. Prior to joining Dow in May of 2007, Brent worked for nearly 25 years for Duke Energy headquartered in Charlotte, NC. His experience includes many components of the utility business including Field Engineering, Distribution Standards, Project and Product Management and Marketing. He earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech and is a registered Professional Engineer in NC and SC. He is also a Senior Member of IEEE and the ICC and has written and presented numerous papers to the IEEE, the ICC and other industry groups. Brent serves as Vice Chair of the ICC A14D – Cable Standards subcommittee and is the Vice Chair, Voting Member, of the Power Delivery Intelligence Initiative.

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Randy Denmon, P.E.Director, Underground Transmission Solutions, Southwire
Vice-Chairman/Voting Member PDi2

Randy Denmon is currently Director, Underground Transmission Solutions for Southwire. His responsibilities include assurance of safe work practices, sales and marketing, project management and installation of underground transmission cable systems. His primary experience is in the coordination and scheduling of project managers and crews for the installation of XLPE insulated cables and accessories rated 69kV and above. Additionally, he provides engineering assistance during the design and quotation of high voltage cable systems. Since joining Southwire in 1998, Randy has also held the positions of Director of Projects and Services, Installation Manager and Electrical Engineer. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering Technology from Southern Polytechnic State University and is a certified Professional Engineer in the State of Georgia. Randy serves as a voting member on the board of PDi2.

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Terri Howe, APROwner/Principal - Howe Marketing Communications LLC
Secretary/Treasurer, Marketing Counsel PDi2

Terri Howe, APR is Owner and Principal of Howe Marketing Communications LLC, a virtual, full-service advertising and public relations firm located in Grand Rapids, Michigan (Coopersville). HMC specializes in servicing local, regional, national and global business-to-business accounts and has been recognized with several local and regional advertising and public relations awards. Terri has 30 years’ experience in the marketing communications field, is a past president and board member of the West Michigan Public Relations Society of America (WMPRSA), is an executive committee member of PRSA’s Counselors Academy and has served as an adjunct professor in the School of Communications at Grand Valley State University. Terri is the secretary, treasurer and marketing counsel for the Power Delivery Intelligence Initiative.

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Nathan KelleyVice President, High Voltage Cables and Systems Business Unit - Prysmian
Voting Member PDi2

Nathan Kelley is currently Vice President, High Voltage Cables and Systems Business Unit. Since joining Prysmian Cables and Systems in 1997, Mr. Kelley has been involved with research, design, installation and sales of High Voltage and Extra High Voltage power cable systems. From 2002 until 2015, he managed the engineering team responsible for the High Voltage Business Unit’s activities and actively participated in many of the largest HV cable projects ever conducted in North America. Mr. Kelley was raised in Indiana, but received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University in 1995 and his MS in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2002.

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Marc BailleulBusiness Manager, NA - General Cable
Voting Member PDi2

Marc Bailleul is with General Cable since June of 2009, when he joined the European high voltage team as a business manager. He has looked after several European markets for General Cable such as Scandinavia, the UK, Germany, Austria, Romania and Belgium, where he developed the company’s position as a supplier of high voltage underground cable systems through multiple projects. At the beginning of 2015 he was appointed business manager for the North American market (US and Canada) and moved to the company’s headquarters in Highland Heights, KY. He is a French national who has a bachelor in business administration from Universite de Montreal, and is a Voting Member of the Power Delivery Intelligence Initiative.

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Dominic KungApplication Technology Manager - Borealis Compounds Inc.
Voting Member PDi2

Dominic Kung is the Application Technology Manager for Borealis Compounds Inc. He has 30 years of experience in polymeric compound technology, business and market development in elastomers, dielectric materials at several global chemical companies. Dominic joined Borealis Compounds Inc. 12 years ago, since then he has been involved in energy cable product management, application and technology development of HV and HVDC cables. Currently he serves as a management board member at NEETRAC – Georgia Tech and is also participating in various IEEE/PES working/discussion groups. Dominic completed his master and doctoral education in chemical engineering at Cornell University. He is a Voting Member of the Power Delivery Intelligence Initiative.

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David SuszkoMarket Manager, NA - Dow Electrical & Telecommunications

David Suszko currently serves as Market Manager for Dow’s Electrical and Telecommunications business in North America. David is responsible for the strategy, promotion and innovation pipeline of E+T solutions in North America and for driving higher profitability of the business through value chain analysis, segmentation and business analytics. He leads a cross functional innovation team to continuously fill Dow’s innovation pipeline and to drive projects from ideation to implementation.

David joined Dow in 2008 in the Commercial Development program.  After completing a market launch project for Dow Building Solutions, David joined DBS as an Account Manager and had responsibility for both downstream customers and distribution. In 2012 David joined Packaging and Specialty Plastics as Business Development Manager for distribution and secondary channels. In that role he worked to align P+SP’s distribution channels with Dow’s strategic direction as a focused channel to market, widening Dow’s offering through distribution and launching into new markets and applications.

David has served as P+SP’s representation to the American Chemistry Council.  He has also led several charity efforts, serving Habitat for Humanity, the United Way, and SIRE.  He also helps recruit for Dow at the University of Texas.

David holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Clemson University and an MBA from the Jones School of Business at Rice University, focusing on General Management.

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Ken WiecoreckManaging Director - Borealis, NA

20+ years of experience in the W&C industry, focused on compound manufacturing, process and product development, and regional management of business. Currently responsible for the NA region for Borealis, with Operations, Supply Chain, Commercial and legal entity accountability.

Education: Chemical Engineering BS/MS, Grad Project Management
Professional History: Union Carbide / Dow 1994-2005; Borealis 2005-present

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John W. Fluharty, IIQuanta Services Inc.
Partner Member PDi2

John W Fluharty, II is currently working as part of Quanta Services, Inc.’s (Quanta) underground cable group that performs large underground electrical projects.

Previously Mr. Fluharty was Vice President of Mears Group, Inc. (Mears) a subsidiary of Quanta Services, Inc. He was an owner of Mears until its sale to Quanta in 2000. He managed every division in the company and at the end of his tenure with Mears he focused on business development, asset management, safety and operations for large projects.

Mr. Fluharty is a board member of the Power and Communications Contractor Association (PCCA), and the American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA).

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