DD Committee Remote Monitoring Panel (Monday, September 24 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

Scott BoddickerScott Boddicker, Vice President of Sales – Deep Sea Electronics

Scott has spent his entire 15-year career in the power systems industry with an emphasis on the sales and marketing side of business.

As the Vice President at Deep Sea Electronics, Scott is responsible for the company sales and operations in both the United States and Canada. 

He has worked on custom telematic solutions for multiple OEM’s, data centers, municipalities, hospitals, microgrids, and universities.   Much of his experience in telematics comes in working with rental fleet managers as Scott has contributed to the increased profitability and equipment longevity for these customers and clients. 

Andy BriggsAndy Briggs, President – Power Telematics, Inc.

Our moderator for the Distributor/Dealer Committee Remote Monitoring Panel is Andy Briggs.

With more than 3 decades of power systems experience, executive level leadership, sales and business operations, Andy has held senior-level positions with several leading generator distributorships throughout his career.

Andy has been at the forefront of industry trends for his entire career, most recently founding Power Telematics, an industry-leading provider of generator monitoring and vehicle tracking services. There, Andy has assembled a growing team of experienced industry professionals dedicated to helping clients build better businesses and positioning them for significant growth and profitability.

He has been the recipient of several accolades during his career in on-site power, including the Generac Eagle Award in 2003 for his work with Pro Power Solutions, the industrial distributor of Generac in Georgia. In 2007, the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and the Atlanta Business Chronicle recognized Andy as one of the Top 5 Small Business Leaders in Atlanta. Andy is a member of the EGSA Board of Directors and is also a School Instructor for the Rowley School.

Harold JarrettHarold Jarrett, CTO – OmniMetrix LLC

Harold is the founder and Chief Technology Officer at OmniMetrix, LLC, celebrating its 20th anniversary dedicated to wireless remote monitoring in the onsite power generation market. OMNI is located just north of Atlanta, GA, and serves customers around the world.

Harold has been immersed in the integration of power generation equipment and wireless technology as both the equipment and the connectivity rapidly escalated in data performance. As the first provider of digital cellular monitoring systems, he has had the opportunity to work with every major generator manufacturer in creating monitoring solutions, and this depth of experience is key to the OmniMetrix product line. He has earned his stripes through installing systems in Wyoming summer heat, Montana winter cold, and Caribbean steam, and daily works with customers on their custom applications.

Harold teaches the Communication course in the EGSA Rowley Advanced School, sharing the accumulation of experience gained working with manufacturers, dealers, technicians and genset owners over the last two decades. He is a graduate of Georgia Tech (BSEE, MSEE) and an active volunteer in Robotics & STEM education.

Dane OlsonDane Olson, Operations – Generator Solutions, Inc.

Dane Olson is the Operations Manager for Generator Solutions, Inc, a private company based in Minnesota serving the entire US for permanent standby power systems remote monitoring and notification needs for the residential, commercial, and industrial markets.

Since joining Generator Solutions in 2010, Dane has worked on and overseen various projects from technical support, special accounts, sales, marketing and business development that has made Gen-Tracker one of the leaders for independent and universal generator monitoring solutions in our industry.

With a superior background in customer service, business management, professional audio/visual and automation – Dane has recently expanded his participation with EGSA as Chair of the TAPP initiative with the Dealer/Distributor Committee.

Tony SaundersTony Saunders, Executive Vice President – CRN Wireless

Tony Saunders is Executive Vice President at CRN Wireless, where he oversees customer acquisition and retention, product development, and daily operations.  He studied economics at Stony Brook University on Long Island, NY, and previously held management positions with a wholesale alarm monitoring central station, and a wireless telemetry equipment manufacturer.

For more than three decades, Tony has specialized in the wireless monitoring of remote assets, primarily focused on the needs of the electronic security and alarm system industries. He is the co-inventor of a patented UHF wireless alarm communication device, and is an expert in wireless data communications, including long-range and short-range RF, as well as cellular technologies.

Following hurricane Sandy, he and the team at CRN Wireless launched a universal generator monitoring solution which utilizes cellular wireless technologies (including CDMA, 4G and LTE), or proprietary UHF wireless technology.

Ashok TechchandaniAshok Teckchandani, CEO, Ayantra

With more than 30 years of experience in the Data Communications industry, Ashok has founded 3 start ups and has had engineering and management level experience at General Signal, Hewlett Packard, Badger and HCL.

Ashok has developed projects for Remote Meter reading, Greyhound Bus line Monitoring, Federal Express Scan tools, remote asset monitoring and first ever PC based fax machine for Xerox.

His background includes master’s degrees in Engineering and in Management (MSEE; MBA)

He holds two patents and has a third one under review.

Bob ThomasBob Thomas, President – RX Monitoring

With over 36 years of power quality experience, Bob Thomas consults on behalf of Utility companies, factories, shopping malls, retail stores, banks, financial institutions, semi-conductor fab manufacturers, data centers, hospitals, out-patient clinics, mobile units and printing facilities.

He spent six years as an Engineering Manager for Oneac, headquartered in Libertyville, Il, where he headed-up the research and development of power conditioning, filter, UPS and line monitoring devices.

In 1990, Bob developed the PDU while working for TEAL Electronics in Medical imaging. The PDU reduced the amount of time that it took manufacturers to get paid by the hospital by simplifying the installation process delays. The PDU would also provide power protection, which assisted in the long term in a reduction of service calls and preventing downtime and lost parts.

In 1995, he founded a power quality consulting firm, Rx Monitoring Services, Inc. to better service the industry as an unbiased third-party expert. With over 30,000 power quality site studies around the world, he is recognized as one of the few experts in power quality analysis.

In 2017, he helped co-develop the intelligent load bank interface that is a circuit board added to existing load bank to replace the toggle switches. This interface can be controlled by a tablet or laptop and network up to 250+ load banks (to increase capacity and switch within 50 milliseconds) as well as perform a pre-written test script that will control the load switch (and wait time) and allow the PQM to capture the data and label it with the (transient) test information, saving hours of report writing and more importantly, instant information if there is a test failure while commissioning a MG, UPS or ATS.

Bob is a graduate of the University of Detroit with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE).  He currently holds three patents: one in power protection, one in the development of high speed data acquisition systems and one in quantifying and analyzing voltage wave shape events in real time.