Stefan Meier

Stefan Meier has been working with ABB Switzerland for more than 15 years. He has held several positions, from commissioning of substation automation systems, to technical support and project management. Today he is a global product manager for process bus solutions, where he coordinates the introduction of IEC 61850 process bus in pilot and commercial projects.
Stefan studied electrical science at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, and holds a Masters degree in business administration from Edinburgh Business School of Heriot-Watt University, Scotland.

When not at work, Stefan likes traveling and spending time with his family and enjoys skiing in the winter and hiking in summer time.

Mehamed Boucherit

Mehamed Boucherit has been a Business Developer on LPIT (Low Power Instrument Transformers) since 2012. He graduated from the University of Physics of Rouen (France) in the field of Laser Diagnostic and Optical metrology.  He started his career within ALSTOM in 1999.  From 1999 to 2003 his first mission was in R&D where he was in charge of supporting the development of optical sensors such as accelerometer - current sensor - voltage sensor.  From 2003 to 2009 he worked on Industrial development of the Optical CT and VT and Rogowski solutions. From 2009 to 2012 as a Coordination engineer for NxtPhase integration within ALSTOM Grid.  Mehamed is the author of the first 9-2 LE analyzer.  He is recognized as an expert on Low Power Instrument Transformers. Since 2011 he has been an active member of TC38 WG37 for the new IEC 61869.

Nina Selak

Nina Selak received a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering degree from the University of British Columbia, Canada. She started her career into the Engineer in Training program at BC Hydro in
 2008. She rotated through substation electrical design, protection and control support services, transmission issues in BC Hydro’s marketing arm Powerex and a secondment to the Vancouver Olympic Committee for the 2010 Winter Games. She worked as the Mountain Venues Regional Technical manager responsible for the electrical design of the entire temporary electrical infrastructure on the mountain venues.  She currently works as an Automation and Communication field service engineer at S&C Electric Company based out of Chicago.  She commissions S&C’s smart grid solutions across the country using S&C switching equipment, controls and intelligent software products.

In her spare time, Nina likes to explore. An adventure to her can be anything from spinning the globe or visiting a near place that she had never walked through. (Read more in the Hobby section of this issue.)

Veselin Skendzic

Veselin Skendzic is a Principal Research Engineer at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories in Pullman, Washington. He earned his BSEE from FESB, University of Split, Croatia; his M.Sc. from ETF, Zagreb, Croatia; and his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. He has over 25 years of experience in electronic circuit design, has lectured at FESB, and spent significant part of his career working on power system protection related problems. Veselin is a senior member of IEEE, has authored multiple technical papers/patents, and is involved in the development of IEEE and IEC standards. He is an active member of the IEEE Power System Relaying Committee (PSRC) and a past Chair of the PSRC Relay Communications Subcommittee.

Veselin loves to travel and is eager to spend time in his native Croatia. There is nothing better than enjoying the gentile waves and afternoon breeze from the Adriatic. ...other than the fresh caught fish on one of its 1,000 islands.

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