The Guru

Interview with PACWorld guru Dennis Holstein


Dennis Holstein earned a Bachelor of Science degree at Iowa State University in 1957 and Master of Science degree from the University of Southern California in 1964. He pursued his dreams in aerodynamics as a wind tunnel test engineer at North American Aviation working on advanced airplane designs for the Air Force’s B-70 and F-108 projects. He was later involved in work related to other military and space programs. He spent some time at Logicon Corporation in San Pedro, California as Manager of Advanced Systems. He returned to the Aerospace Corporation and in the 1990s under contract from EPRI began participating in UCA team meetings with a focus on Object Oriented Analysis and Design (OOAD). Dennis later joined SRS Technologies in Newport Beach, California as Vice-President and General Manager of a new division. In 1999, he left SRS Technologies to form OPUS Consulting Group (OCG) with John Tengdin. Dennis is actively involved in IEEE PES and CIGRE working groups. In 2006 he received the CIGRE Technical Committee Award from SC B5 and in 2015 the CIGRE B5 Outstanding Service Award. More

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