Privacy Policy

Effective February 15, 2017

This Privacy Policy is provided for websites operated by the Power Delivery Intelligence Initiative (“PDi2 “) in connection with our goods and services found at www.PDi2.com and other domains and social media sites by which we provide services online (collectively “Website”). This Privacy Policy describes our privacy practices and those of our vendors and business partners on the Website (“Service Providers”), but we do not own, operate, or control, the privacy practices of such Service Providers.

We collect and use information from or about you according to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time the information is gathered. Please be aware that our Privacy Policy may be changed by updating this page. By using this site, you expressly agree to the collection and use of your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Service without limitation or qualification. If you choose not to agree to these terms, then you may NOT use this site. You should review this Privacy Policy periodically to ensure you are in agreement with any updates or changes. Your continued use of our website following any changes will mean you accept such changes.

CONTACT US:

If you have questions or concerns regarding our Website, Privacy Policy or practices, please contact us at 2.com”>info@PDi2.com or Attn.: Executive Director, PDi2, 7048 Leonard Street, Coopersville, Michigan 49404.

ABOUT US:

PDi2 is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting power infrastructure construction decisions by helping to determine the best option for new and rehabilitation projects. PDi2 works to increase awareness about options by developing common methods by which cable systems can be evaluated and educating power industry stakeholders on all technology and construction options, including underground. PDi2’s goal is to help determine the most viable, reliable and cost-effective solution for installation of transmission and distribution systems.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT

The information we collect about you includes:

NON-PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION:

The Website may collect or request anonymous or non-personally identifiable information, demographic information, or data about use of the Website (“Non-PII”) from visitors. Non-PII cannot identify a specific individual unless combined with Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”).

Contact Information

By using PDi2’s Contact form you may provide the Website with Non-PII that may include your email address and the subject information location, and other. We may use your email address to communicate with you and provide Services, including newsletters and administrative communications.

Web Browsing Data

The Website collects anonymous information known as “Web Browsing Data.” Web Browsing Data alone cannot personally identify you. When you visit our Website, we or our Service Providers may collect the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer or Internet Service Provider, your domain, operating system, web pages you viewed while visiting our Website, date, time of day, browser type and other similar information.

To collect Web Browsing Data, we use small computer files which ask permission to be stored on your computer, which may include one or more cookies, web beacons, tags, java script, flash cookies, and data stored in log files (collectively, “Cookies”). When you visit the Website, a Cookie attaches to your computer and collects Web Browsing Data to allow the Website to remember members’ passwords.

California Online Personal Privacy Act Notice

(1) This Website does not track users across third party websites and therefore does not use “do not track” signals.

(2) This Website does not authorize Service Providers or other third parties to collect PII or Non-PII from visitors to the Website without separate consent. Users who do not interact with the Website’s social media sharing functionality are not tracked by Service Providers or other third parties across the web.

PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION (“PII”):

Our Website and our Service Providers only collect PII when you volunteer to provide PII through our Contact form. Such PII may include: your name, your employer’s or company’s name, and any communication you provide in the message portion of the Contact form.

Business Users of the Website

We collect PII from individuals and companies who visit our Website to learn about our Services, or enter into business relationships with us (“business information”). We maintain business information that may include PII provided by individuals, for purposes of administering our business, such as maintaining account contact information, sending invoices, etc. We may share such business information with third parties who provide administrative services (and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information), as well as pursuant to a court order or to law enforcement or government officials as we deem necessary or appropriate.

Canadian and European Union Users

We do not intend to collect PII from Canadian and European Union users. If you are from the United Kingdom, the European Union, or Canada, do not provide us with PII, use our Services, or the Website. If we learn that we collected PII from a user from the United Kingdom, European Union, or Canada, we will promptly delete that information.

Visitors from Canada who desire to become a member of PDi2 should contact us by sending an email requesting membership to 2.com”>info@PDi2.com.

Children

We do not intend to collect PII from children under 13. If you are under the age of 13, do not provide us with PII, use our Services, or the Website. If we learn that we collected PII from a child under 13, we will promptly delete that information. If you believe that we collected information from a child under 13, contact us at 2.com”>info@PDi2.com.

USE AND SHARING OF INFORMATION

Non-PII that we or our Service Providers collect is used for marketing and sales efforts, to better reach individuals who enjoy our products, to create a personally relevant experience for each user, to predict which content is most appropriate for different users.

Sharing PII with other Members and Service Providers

PII that we or our Service Providers collect is maintained in confidence, however, we will share your PII with other members and list your name and company name on the PDi2 roster and third party Service Providers who provide membership and other business services to PDi2. These trusted Service Providers may include website and communications technology providers and other business vendors.

Visitors who Request Services via the Website

Visitors who register on our Website to become members consent to be contacted by us, and to receive emails from us about the Services.

If you do not wish to be contacted again by us or receive our emails, follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of our emails.

With Consent

Except as set forth above, users will be notified when PII may be shared with third parties, and will be able to prevent the sharing of this information.

HOW WE PROTECT AND RETAIN YOUR INFORMATION

We take security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure, or destruction of data. These include firewalls and encryption, internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices, and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems.

If we retain PII on our systems, we restrict access to PII to employees, contractors, and agents who need to know that information in order to operate, develop, or improve our Website and Services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination, if they fail to meet these obligations.

However, the internet and mobile web are inherently insecure and so we are unable to guarantee that the security measures we take will not be penetrated or compromised or that your information will remain secure under all circumstances.

Currently, we retain individual records of PII and all Non-PII for PDi2 members during the term of the individual’s membership. We reserve the right to change this policy subject to applicable laws and regulations.

HOW TO CONTROL AND CORRECT YOUR INFORMATION

You may visit the Website and utilize some of the Site functionality without entering any personal information. You may visit the Website without electing not to provide Web Browsing Data to us or our Service Providers by following the opt-out procedures set forth below, but our Website and some of our Services may not work properly.

Learn More about Cookies, Web Beacons, and other Technologies

You can accept or decline cookies. Most browsers automatically accept cookies. To learn more about cookies, including how to refuse cookies on your computer by adjusting web browser settings, follow these links:

Opting Out of Cookies

To opt-out from collection and use of your Web Browsing Data by the Website, you may block cookies by changing the privacy settings in your Internet browser.

Social Media

We may engage with you on third party social media sites such as LinkedIn, if you engage with us. By doing so, you “opt in” to sharing your content with us. Be aware that such content (PII, images, captions, and comments, etc.) that you submit (upload, post, comment, share, “like”, etc.) to third party social media sites (including any of our message boards or tweets) is publicly visible, not private and cannot be considered private PII. To manage social media notifications you receive, correct or delete your PII, adjust your privacy settings in your social media accounts. To learn more about social media privacy settings, follow these links:

Correcting your Personal Information:

If you have any questions about accessing or updating information we have on file about you, please contact us at info@PDi2.com.

Your California Privacy Rights:

Under California Civil Code Section 1798.83, California residents who have an established business relationship with us have the right to request that we provide certain information regarding the disclosure of their personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year. You may send your request for such information to info@PDi2.com. Requests shall only be accepted via this email address. We shall not be responsible for requests made over the telephone or by any other means.

By using our Website, you signify your consent to the data practices described in this Privacy Policy and agree that your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to our info@PDi2.com, including without limitation, the terms regarding limitations on liability and application of the laws of the State of Michigan.

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Ivan Jovanovic

Managing Director, Cable Accessories Business Unit (CABU)
G&W Electric
Associate 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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Brent Richardson

Marketing Development Manager, North America - DOW
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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Ben Lanz

Director of Applications Engineering, IMCORP
Vice-chairman/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 Lindsay

Marketing Manager – Energy Borealis Compounds, Inc.
Chairman/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 Georgia Institute of Technology and Masters of Business Administration from the University of West Georgia.

Brian Hunter

Regional Manager
TT Technologies, Inc
Associate Member PDi2

Brian Hunter is a regional manager with TT Technologies, Inc., a trenchless equipment manufacturer based out of Aurora, Illinois. He has been successfully managing the sales and service of this equipment in the southeast US for nearly 21 years. He is a graduate of Clemson University with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. He is a member of various underground utility organizations such as NUCA, NASTT, SGA, SCRWA, NCRWA, ASCE, AREMA, ICC, NCAWWA-WEA, & SCAWWA-WEA. Brian was recently a key partner in the successful pilot underground steel pipe replacement project involving EPRI, PDC, & ATC. This underground pipe replacement process (pipe splitting) will significantly reduce the amount of excavation and time needed to replace current pipe-type cable steel lines with a new larger host pipe. Brian looks forward to contributing his extensive underground knowledge with Power Delivery Intelligence Initiative (PDi2 ).
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Nathan Rochel

Department Manager, T&D
Burns & McDonnell
Partner 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.

John W. Fluharty, II

Quanta 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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Matt Spalding

President, IMCORP
Director PDi2

With more than 30 years experience in the power industry, Mr. Spalding was named President of IMCORP in January 2018. He previously held positions of VP Sales & Marketing and VP Business Development. Prior to joining IMCORP, Spalding held a variety of positions at ABB, TE Connectivity, Tyco International (Raychem), and El Paso Electric. He has been very active in industry professional associations including IEEE and NEETRAC and holds 14 US patents related to power products including MV/HV insulators, substation animal mitigation devices, power connectors, HV cable designs and cable accessories. Mr. Spalding holds a BSEE degree from New Mexico State University with post-graduate studies in Engineering Economic Systems at Stanford University.

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Terri Howe, APR

Owner/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 Kelley

Vice 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.