Douglas Proudfoot, MBA, Chief Operating Officer, Processes, and Project Management, has more than 20 years of utility experience. During the course of his career, he has held a wide range of technical and managerial positions in South Africa and the United States in the fields of power automation and medium voltage distribution equipment and solutions.
Prior to joining Quanta Technology, Douglas worked for Siemens Industry in the Medium Voltage Products and Solutions group in roles including Manager of Engineering and Project Management, Business Segment Manager and Director of the Global Industries and EPC business unit.
Douglas has over ten papers published and/or presented at industry conferences including, DistribuTECH, IEEE T&D, Western Power Delivery Automation, Beijing International Conference on PT&D Technology, NRECA Conference, Int-PEC conference in New Zealand, Carilec Conference, IAS IEEE Conference, Latin America Power Conference, Energy Council of New England, America Power Conference and the Canadian Electricity Association Conference. Topics dealt with Substation Automation, Substation Integration, IT technologies for substations, the IEC 61850 protocol, amongst others. He is also a Past Member of the coordination committee for the Western Power Delivery Automation Conference.
Douglas received his BSEE and MBA from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.