The PAC World community and our industry are saddened by the unexpected loss of a great friend and regular contributor to the magazine and our conferences.
Ralph was Vice President of Business Development for SISCO, which he joined in 1985 and helped create and expand its strategic growth within the electric utilities industry. He was also instrumental in developing solutions that addressed real-time communications and integration requirements. Ralph was the current Chairman of the Board for the UCA International Users Group and a valued champion of IEC 61850, TASE.2, and CIM standards. Ralph graduated with honors from Michigan Technological University with a B. Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering. When he was not pursuing his passion for interoperability, he and his wife enjoyed boating and fishing on beautiful Lake St. Clair in Michigan.