Boulevard Woodgrill in Arlington, Virginia

June 27: Energy Efficiency and Transient Surge Side Effects presentation

Please join us for next week's, Thursday, June 27th networking and luncheon program on "Energy Efficiency
and Transient Surge Side Effects" at the Boulevard Woodgrill in Arlington, Virginia.

Our speaker, Chris Martin, is the Surge Protection Sales Manager for Thomas & Betts Power Solutions (now ABB) in Richmond, VA who manufacture the top two leading brands for the surge protection industry, Current
Technology and Joslyn. As end users look to become more energy efficient to reduce their carbon foot print they may run the risk of increased maintenance expenses. Energy efficient options ranging from energy efficient lighting to the Smart Grid and Micro Grid can have transient surge "side effects". Chris' presentation and discussion will cover the fundamentals of what a transient surge is, where they come from and the damage they can cause energy efficient solutions, as well as the switching surge impact of the Smart Grid and Micro Grid. Prior to his current role at Thomas & Betts Power Solutions, Chris was the Product Manager for SPDs, the production engineer for SPD and data center power infrastructure including digital static transfer switches and power distribution units.

Other career highlights include: 5 years as product engineer and program manager for Viasystems Inc
managing key accounts for Lucent Technologies, Alcatel, General Dynamics, Ericsson, and Marconi; 3 years as site engineer for AT&T's special projects division in Keflavik, Iceland and 1 year as lead engineer at the Naval Undersea Surveillance Command Center Norfolk, Virginia. Chris received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Virginia Military Institute and has provided training and leadership for the following continuous improvement programs; Standard Work, Variance Reduction, Value Stream Mapping, and Value Selling.

We hope you be able to join us for this very informative luncheon program -- be sure to bring plenty of business cards for networking!