Senior Vice President, Protection

David Hart

David Hart, Senior Vice President, Protection, Control & Automation, has over 24 years’ experience in the power industry including protection and control, AMI and research experience. He is responsible for overall business strategy, client and program proposals, and content for the Protection & Control business area.

Areas of Expertise

  • Protection and Control • Substation Automation
  • Feeder Automation
  • Advanced Metering Infrastructure
  • Smart Metering

Experience & Background

  • 24 years experience in the electric power industry (1992-Present)
  • VP Automation Solutions, ABB (2014-2015)
  • Executive Director, ABB (2013-2014)
  • Senior Vice President, Elster Electricity (2006-2013)
  • Vice President of Engineering and Quality, Elster Electricity (2001-2006)
  • Automation Program Manager, ABB (1999-2001) • Automation Technology Center Manager, ABB (1997-1999)
  • Technology Team Leader: ABB (1996-1997)

Accomplishments & Industry Recognition

  • ABB Achievement Award
  • Numerous technical disclosures in metering, power system protection, control and automation
  • Numerous patents issued
  • Numerous industry publication
  • IEEE/PES Senior Member


  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering in Power Systems, Clemson University, SC (1991)
  • MS Electrical Engineering in Power Systems, Clemson University, SC (1987)
  • BS in Mathematics and Physics, Wofford College, SC (1985)

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