The National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC) has named Greg Bartolomei President, Utility Solutions, effective May 14.
Bartolomei will lead NRTC’s portfolio of smart grid solutions, which includes metering and metering networks, analytics, demand management, smart energy (including solar), and storage. In addition, he will look for ways to more closely integrate the cooperative’s broadband network solutions division (Pulse Broadband), as it continues to work with rural utilities to improve network connectivity through fiber optics and fixed wireless technologies.
“I’m honored to be joining NRTC at such a critical time,” Bartolomei said. “Leveraging technology to help rural utilities improve their internal operations, engage their members and customers and continue their pioneering work in the communities they serve is very exciting, and NRTC is well positioned to continue its leadership in this critical effort.”
Bartolomei has nearly 30 years of engineering and utility experience. Most recently, he led the development, quality assurance and program management teams responsible for all electric automation solutions at Eaton. In this role, he partnered with electric cooperatives to provide turnkey technology solutions that helped them generate, deliver and manage energy safely, efficiently and reliably.
Previously, he held senior positions at Cooper Power Systems, Eka and GridPoint. He also worked at Ciena Corporation where he led efforts to revolutionize optical transport, intelligent switching and software tools for large-scale communications networks.
Bartolomei holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland and Master’s Degrees in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from The Catholic University of America.