Leadership

Greg Olsen
Chairman

Greg is Chairman of Power Survey Company and was the third private citizen to orbit the earth on the International Space Station (ISS). After training for five months (900 hours) at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Moscow, Greg launched on a Russian Soyuz rocket TMA-7 on October 1, 2005 with Cosmonaut Valeri Tokarev and Astronaut Bill McArthur (Expedition 12). He then docked to the ISS on October 3, and returned to earth on Soyuz TMA-6 on October 11 with Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev and Astronaut John Phillips (Expedition 11). He performed more than 150 orbits of the earth and logged almost 4 million miles of weightless travel during his 10 days in space.

In 1984, Greg founded EPITAXX, a fiber-optic detector manufacturer. In 1992, Greg founded Sensors Unlimited, a near-infrared camera manufacturer. Sensors was sold to Finisar Corporation, repurchased by the management team, then sold again to Goodrich Corporation. Greg was awarded 12 patents, wrote more than 100 technical papers, co-authored several book chapters and has given numerous invited lectures to both technical and trade journal audiences.

After an illustrious career as a research scientist and entrepreneur, Greg is now president of GHO Ventures where he manages his investments. Greg received a BS Physics (1966), a BSEE and MS Physics (1968) from Fairleigh Dickinson University, then was awarded a Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of Virginia (1971). Greg is an IEEE LEOS Fellow and the first recipient of the prestigious IEEE Aron Kressel Award. Greg is active in many civic organizations including Trenton Big Brothers and Sisters, Trenton Boys and Girls Club, Trenton Soup Kitchen, Princeton Historical Society, Custer Battlefield Preservation Committee and Fairleigh Dickinson University and University of Virginia Alumni Associations.

 

Thomas Catanese
President & Chief Executive Officer

As President & Chief Executive Officer of Power Survey, Tom is responsible for the company’s sales, operations, and overall corporate strategy. Under Tom’s leadership, Power Survey has been responsible for the detection and mitigation of more electric distribution faults than all other organizations combined, while serving a clientele which includes many of the largest and most respected utilities in the industry. Prior to Power Survey, Tom served as Senior Director of Commercial Systems at SRI International’s Sarnoff Laboratories, managing the company’s commercial efforts in energy, digital video and communications. While at SRI Sarnoff, Tom led the development of numerous best-in-class utility, video, and wireless technologies and was responsible for the formulation and execution of a highly successful international intellectual property monetization partnership with the Industrial Technology Research Institute in Taiwan. Tom holds one US patent and was recently the recipient of Ernst & Young’s New Jersey Entrepreneur of the Year award and a finalist for the prestigious Ernst & Young United States National Entrepreneur of the Year award. Tom and Power Survey support numerous charitable initiatives including the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Cento Amici.

 

Matthew Murray
Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Matthew is responsible for the financial and administrative functions of Power Survey. His duties include daily financial operations, controls, reporting, banking activities, human resources, and other general and administrative functions. Matthew brings extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions to the organization with a focus on operational transition and planning. Matthew has over 34 years of experience in the financial management of public, private and non-profit organizations. Prior to Power Survey, Matthew was Vice President of Finance for Pet360, Inc. Matthew has also held leadership roles at Lenox, Inc, and Deloitte & Touche LLC. Matthew earned his B.A. in Accountancy from the Villanova University.

 

David Kalokitis
Chief Technology Officer

In his role as CTO, Dave has developed technologies and field measurement techniques which have become industry standard for the detection and measurement of contact voltage. Prior to Power Survey, Dave spent 25 years as an engineer, scientist, and director at SRI Sarnoff. David is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a key contributor to the IEEE P-1695 Working Group addressing contact and stray voltage. He is a primary author of the draft material on contact voltage under development by the group. He is also member of the Street Lighting Asset Committee under the Electrical Safety Authority in Ontario, Canada. This group has published a comprehensive guide detailing the measurements techniques essential to successful contact voltage mitigation. David was a key author in the development of this guide. He is a frequent lecturer in a variety of technical and public forums. Dave received the BSEE degree (1983) from Trenton State College, and the MSEE (1990) from Monmouth University. Dave holds 7 US patents with additional applications pending. He has authored more than 50 technical papers, and has received numerous technical achievement awards.

 

Stuart Hanebuth  
Vice President, Business Development

Stu has more than 15 years experience in the electric transmission and distribution sector. Prior to Power Survey, Stu directed the Public Safety Programs at Consolidated Edison Company of New York. At Con Edison, Stu successfully implemented and managed more than $100 Million in Public Safety Programs, including contact voltage detection and mitigation. Stu understands the complex regulatory and financial challenges that utilities face when developing and implementing these initiatives. By working collaboratively with utilities and leveraging contact voltage programs, Stu has helped utilities save tens of millions of dollars in capital, operations, and maintenance costs. Stu has written several papers on topics associated with contact voltage and is a regular contributor at IEEE P-1695 Working Group meetings. He also contributes to IEEE ICC meetings helping utilities understand the relationship between contact voltage and cable failures. Stu has been recognized several times for his innovative contributions in the utility field, including two EPRI awards.

 

Mark Schoenberger
Director of Operations & Data Management

As Director of Operations & Data Management, Mark is responsible for managing Power Survey’s client data and program logistics.  Mark’s extensive experience in operations, systems integration, application development, and project management ensures seamless integration with customer systems and operations. Prior to Power Survey, Mark was a Senior Analyst and Application Team Leader at SRI Sarnoff. While at SRI Sarnoff, Mark led cross-functional teams in the development of complex database and information technology solutions for both customers and  internal operations. Mark’s technical background includes extensive database design and application development utilizing a broad range of technologies including ArcGIS, Geospatial Datasets, Oracle, multiple OpenSource toolsets, and Microsoft technology frameworks. Mark holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Rider University.