GridSME is happy to welcome Gary to the team. Gary Hicks has over 30 years of power, industrial, and IT experience with the last ten years as Engineering Director for Hydropower Services at HDR Engineering in Sacramento. He has extensive experience as an I&C engineer, project manager, and Process Automation Manager for plant controls system upgrades (DCS, PLC, SCADA). He was part of the Duke project management team that managed the creation of the California ISO and subsequent projects. He started his career as a naval officer in the Navy’s nuclear submarine program supervising power plant operations, maintenance, and testing. He is a licensed mechanical and electrical engineer in 13 states and a certified Project Management Professional.