NxtPhase appoints Rich Hunt to be senior field application engineer for southern US

VANCOUVER, BC, April 11, 2003 — NxtPhase Corp., a provider of digital and fiber optic solutions for the electric power industry, has welcomed Rich Hunt as Senior Field Application Engineer for the southern US.

Based in Raleigh, NC, Hunt will manage applications and marketing activities, including support of regional managers, sales channels and NxtPhase customers in his region.

Hunt is a Professional Engineer who has spent over 16 years in technical roles for the electric power utility industry. Hunt’s extensive power utility and equipment vendor experience includes solid knowledge of protective relay systems. Most recently, Hunt managed marketing activities in Siemens PT&D Power Automation Group in the USA. He has held various engineering positions with Virginia Power in system protection and substation design.

“I believe NxtPhase technology can improve reliability, accuracy, and safety, while positioning electric utilities for the future of digital substations,” commented Hunt. “I am looking forward to working directly with customers – by understanding their systems, I can help them plan for smooth integration of new technology with their existing assets.”

Hunt holds a Masters of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

About NxtPhase

NxtPhase Corporation provides digital and fiber optic solutions that will change the way high-voltage electric power is managed in a competitive electric power industry. Optical sensing products offer more accurate digital information, broader dynamic range, wider bandwidth, improved safety, and environmental benefits compared with conventional technologies. The NxtPhase relay and recorder line provides smart, easy-to-use protection and monitoring of electrical power systems. Future development will enhance the ability to use data interactively across the electric power grid.

NxtPhase is a privately held corporation with development and manufacturing offices in Phoenix, Arizona; Vancouver, British Columbia; and Winnipeg, Manitoba. Find out more about NxtPhase solutions at www.nxtphase.com.

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