Industry leader to drive expanding set of rural-focused technology solutions
May 7, 2018 [Herndon, VA] — NRTC’s CEO Tim Bryan announced today that technology executive Greg Bartolomei has been named NRTC’s President, Utility Solutions, effective May 14, 2018.
“We’re thrilled to have a leader of Greg’s caliber joining the NRTC team,” Bryan said. “NRTC remains focused on helping our members build, operate and leverage communications networks for both smart grid and broadband applications. Greg will play a critical role in developing, expanding, and enhancing those efforts.”
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 NRTC’s broadband network solutions division (Pulse Broadband), as NRTC 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 brings 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, including those that NRTC serves, to provide turnkey technology solutions that helped them generate, deliver and manage energy safely, efficiently and reliably.
Prior to his work with Eaton, 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 Engineer from the University of Maryland and Master’s Degrees in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from The Catholic University of America.
We are Member Driven and Technology Focused. NRTC provides solutions that help our 1,500 electric and telephone members bring all of the advantages of today’s evolving technology to rural America.
NRTC’s products and services are developed specifically to meet the needs of rural utilities and their customers, and include integrated smart grid and utility solutions, advanced energy, broadband infrastructure and managed network services, wireless technologies and programming distribution capabilities for video providers.
NRTC helps ensure our members' success by aggregating their individual buying power, negotiating national contracts, and helping members integrate technology solutions with existing infrastructure.