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meet the candidates
division director VII elections

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Beginning in August, the election for the position of ieee Division
Vii director-elect for 2015 will be held.
Division Vii consists of the ieee Power
& energy society (Pes) only. there
are two candidates, both nominated by
Division Vii, vying for this office: John
Paserba and Alan c. Rotz. the successful candidate will serve as the ieee Division Vii director in 2016-2017. to learn
about the candidates before casting your
vote, read the biographies and candidate
statements that follow.

Division Director
Candidates
John Paserba
John Paserba is the
general manager,
gas circuit Breaker
Division, at Mitsubishi electric Power
Products, where he
has held several leadership positions in power system studies,
power electronic (FActs) projects, and
the manufacturing of circuit breakers
since 1998. he began his career at ge's
Power systems energy consulting in
1988 where he performed power systems
studies. As an integral part of his career,
John has pursued educational activities.
he currently teaches a graduate course
in power engineering at the university of
Pittsburgh and has taught short courses
at Pennsylvania state university's Advanced Power school, ge's power
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systems engineering course, and the university of Wisconsin-Madison. John holds
an M.e. from Rensselaer Polytechnic institute and a B.e. from
gannon university.
John is a 30-year
Member of ieee.
he has served on the
Pes governing Board,
as an officer of a Pes
technical committee,
on numerous roles for
Pes conferences, on
Pes magazine and
transactions editorial
boards, and various
student member leadership roles in ieeeusA and ieee Member and geographic
Activities. he has authored or coauthored
60 technical publications, including contributions to several cRc Press engineering handbooks.
John received the 2010 Outstanding
engineer Award, ieee Pes Pittsburgh
chapter, and the 2011 ieee Pes nari
hingorani Flexible Ac transmission
systems (FActs) Award. he received
the 2012 u.s. national committee Atwood Award for his contributions to
cigRÉ. he received a 2012 citation of
honor and the 2014 Jim Watson student
Professional Awareness Achievement
Award from ieee-usA for advancing
student professional awareness activities. he is a Fellow of the ieee.

conferences, technical committees, and
the Pes governing Board. this experience has exposed me to the needs of
Division Vii membership in multiple areas,
including Members hip, edu catio n ,
chapters, students,
Young Professionals
(formerly gOlD),
and standards.
in addition, my
work in industry,
along with my academic activities, and
the leadership roles
that i have served in as committee
chair in ieee-usA and ieee Member and geographic Activities (MgA)
has provided me with a clear understanding of the actions that i need to
take to serve the Pes constituents in
the role of Division Vii director-elect
(2015) and Division Vii director (2016-
2017). in this role, i will engage the
ieee Board of Directors, the technical
Activities Board, the Pes governing
Board, and our society membership for
the betterment of ieee and our mission
to foster technological innovation and
excellence for the benefit of humanity.

The successful
candidate will
serve as the
IEEE Division
VII director in
2016-2017.

Candidate Statement

During my 30 years as a Member
of ieee, i have served in leadership positions in a variety of areas of the
Pes including Publications, technical

Alan C. Rotz
Alan (Al) c. Rotz received a B.s.e.e. from
lehigh university and
an M.s. in engineering management from
Drexel university.
he has been a registered Professional engineer in the state
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