The Power Delivery Intelligence Initiative (PDi2) welcomes new officers for 2023-2024: John Fluharty, Quanta Services Inc., as Chair; Landry Molimbi, Prysmian Group North America, as Vice Chair; and Troy Helming, EarthGrid, as Treasurer. The Board of Directors elected the new officers during their November 2022 meeting.
PDi2 also thanks Immediate Past Chair Ben Lanz, IMCORP, for his years of leadership and his continuing service on the Board.
Chair John Fluharty is part of Quanta Services’ underground cable group that performs large underground electric projects. Previously he was Vice President of Mears Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Quanta Services. He was an owner of Mears until its sale to Quanta in 2000. He managed every division in the company, and at the end of his tenure with Mears he focused on business development, asset management, safety, and operations for large projects. Fluharty is a board member of the Power and Communications Contractors Association and the Common Ground Alliance.
Vice Chair Landry Molimbi is head of Asset Management and Prysmian Electronics. He is responsible for leading all asset management and product development activities for high voltage and medium voltage partial discharge testing/monitoring services, optical sensing products, and innovative solutions for the North America Business Units (High Voltage, Power Distribution, Industrial, Telecom). Molimbi started his career with General Cable (Silec) in 2007 and joined NKT Photonics in 2011. He moved to the Prysmian Group as Vice President for the Prysmian Electronics BU in 2018. Born in Paris, France, he holds a master’s degree in Engineering from the ENSEM, a school of the National Polytechnic Institute of Lorraine in Nancy. He is also a member of various industry committees and an active member of CIGRE.
Troy Helming is a modern-day industrialist and Unicorn founder. He’s an innovator, inventor, author, an elite athlete (invited four times to compete on American Ninja Warrior), and a clean energy executive. As a creator, he’s founded clean energy and climate-tech companies that have generated more than $30 billion of economic impact to date and invented two technologies that have led to more than 60 clean energy patent claims.
PDi2 is comprised of professionals from the North American power industry value chain, including materials suppliers, cable makers, installers, equipment, and accessory manufacturers and engineering firms. The group brings a wealth of experience through our individual and collective relationships with utilities, professional organizations, regulators, legislators, and other industry influencers. PDi2’s goal is to help determine the most viable, reliable, resilient, and cost-effective solution for the installation of transmission and distribution systems via life-cycle cost analysis.
Learn more at pdi2.org.