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 RichardsonMarketing Development Manager, North America
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
David LindsayMarketing Manager – Energy Borealis Compounds, Inc.
Voting Member PDi2
Ben LanzDirector of Applications Engineering, IMCORP
Voting Member PDi2
David SuszkoMarket Manager, NA - Dow Electrical & Telecommunications
John W. Fluharty, IIQuanta Services Inc.
Partner Member PDi2
Nathan RochelDepartment Manager, T&D
Burns & McDonnell
Associate Member PDi2
Ivan JovanovicManaging Director, Cable Accessories Business Unit (CABU)
G&W Electric
Partner Member, PDi2
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Brent RichardsonMarketing Development Manager, North America
Chairman/Voting Member PDi2

Brent represents Dow’s Wire & Cable 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 in Charlotte, NC. His experience includes many components of the utility business including Field Engineering, Distribution Standards, Project and Product Management and Marketing. He received 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 the IEEE and the Insulated Conductors Committee and has made numerous presentations to the IEEE, the ICC and other industry organizations. In the ICC, Brent serves as Chair of Discussion Group A14D –Cable Standards and Vice Chair of Subcommittee A-Cable Construction and Design.

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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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David LindsayMarketing Manager – Energy Borealis Compounds, Inc.
Voting Member PDi2

David Lindsay is currently Marketing Manager for the Energy business of Borealis Compounds, Inc. in North America. He has over 20 years in the US wire and cable business, working at manufacturers, non-profit organizations and electrical contractors. His experiences range from research and product development, to manufacturing, construction and installation of EHV cable systems. At Borealis he is responsible for customer and end-use marketing, and strategic planning of all wire and cable related product lines.

David serves on the NEETRAC Advisory Board, is actively involved in IEEE Insulated Conductor Committee and is past US representative to Cigré SC B1. He holds a Bachelors of Materials Engineering from the Georgian Institute of Technology and Masters of Business Administration from the University of West Georgia.

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Ben LanzDirector of Applications Engineering, IMCORP
Voting Member PDi2

After 20 years in the power cable industry, Mr. Lanz currently holds the position of Director of Applications Engineering at IMCORP and has technical oversight of power cable life cycle consulting. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE Power & Energy Society, a voting member of the IEEE Standards Society, and a member of the IEEE Dielectrics and Industrial Applications Societies. He has served as Chairman of the Insulated Conductors Committee (ICC) technical committees responsible for cable testing, cable reliability and surge arresters, Chairman of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) O&M Balance of Plant technical subcommittee, a UL technical study committee member for MV and HV DC cables and is a reviewer and voting pool member for InterNational Electrical Testing Association (NETA) standards. Mr. Lanz received his electrical engineering degree from the University of Connecticut (UCONN) under mentorship of Director of the Institute of Material Science Electrical Insulation Research Center (EIRC), Dr. Matthew Mashikian. He has published over a dozen papers on power system reliability, asset management, and diagnostics and regularly presents on the topics.

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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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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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Nathan RochelDepartment Manager, T&D
Burns & McDonnell
Associate Member PDi2

Nathan Rochel is an electrical engineer specializing in the design of underground transmission lines and managing the underground transmission team at Burns & McDonnell Engineering. Throughout his 10-year career in underground transmission, he has been involved in the design and/or construction of underground transmission projects ranging from 15-kV through 500-kV. These projects include multiple cable technologies including HPFF, HPGF, EPR, XLPE and HVDC cables. Mr. Rochel’s experience includes projects in major metropolitan areas for clients throughout North and South America.

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Ivan JovanovicManaging Director, Cable Accessories Business Unit (CABU)
G&W Electric
Partner Member, PDi2

Ivan has global responsibility for MV and HV cable accessory product lines for G&W Electric Company, a specialized manufacturer and marketer of high-voltage electrical equipment for distribution and transmission networks. His responsibility includes leading product management, marketing, R&D and engineering for the CABU. With nearly 20 years at G&W Electric, Ivan has also served as General Manager, Cable Accessories Engineering Department; and Product Development Engineer. Previously to joining G&W Electric, Ivan was a Research Engineer for the Nikola Tesla Electrical Engineering Institute in Belgrade, Serbia. He received a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Belgrade, and an MBA from Loyola University Chicago. Ivan also leads IEEE and CIGRE working groups and is Chairman of IEEE 48/404 Standard for transmission CA; and is the US member in IEC 62271-209 Standard for cable connections to Gas Insulated Switchgear.

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