Rural cooperative electric and technology support firm NRTC has hired longtime grid executive Greg Bartolomei to be its president in charge of utility solutions.
Bartolomei will join NRTC from Eaton, where he led development, quality assurance and program management teams responsible for all electric automation solutions. He has 30 years of engineering and utility experience.
“We’re thrilled to have a leader of Greg’s caliber joining the NRTC team,” NRTC CEO Tim Bryan said in a statement. “NRTC remains focused on helping our members build, operate and leverage communications networks for both smart grid and broadband applications. Greg will play a critical role in developing, expanding, and enhancing those efforts.”
Bartolomei will lead NRTC’s portfolio of smart grid solutions, which includes metering and metering networks, analytics, demand management, smart energy (including solar), and storage. In addition, he will look for ways to more closely integrate NRTC’s broadband network solutions division (Pulse Broadband), as NRTC continues to work with rural utilities to improve network connectivity through fiber optics and fixed wireless technologies.
“I’m honored to be joining NRTC at such a critical time,” Bartolomei said. “Leveraging technology to help rural utilities improve their internal operations, engage their members and customers and continue their pioneering work in the communities they serve is very exciting, and NRTC is well positioned to continue its leadership in this critical effort.”
Prior to his work with Eaton, he held senior positions at Cooper Power Systems, Eka and GridPoint. He also worked at Ciena Corporation where he led efforts to revolutionize optical transport, intelligent switching and software tools for large-scale communications networks.
Bartolomei holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineer from the University of Maryland and Master’s Degrees in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from The Catholic University of America.
NRTC was formed in 1986 by a partnership of electric cooperatives, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and the National Rural Cooperative Finance Association. It works for 1,500 rural utilities and affiliates in 48 states.