Member Of The Year
Title : Senior Vice President
Company Name: The Valley Group, a Nexans Company
Industry : Electrical/Electrical Manufacturing
Location : Markham, Ontario,Canada
Specialty : Engineer; Cat 7 Systems; Government Contracts; Public SpeakingBiography :
After attending Concordia University and Harvard University’s Executive Finance for Executives program, Sarantos (Sandy) K. Aivaliotis began his engineering career as a Safety Engineer in the nuclear industry and joined Nexans in 1987, where he started in product development.
Sandy was instrumental in developing new products for the US medium voltage distribution market and highly active in standards development with ICEA, the IEEE ICC subcommittee. He also chaired an ICEA-EPRI Liaison Group promoting technical dialogue between manufacturers and technical leaders in the utility industry. In 1995, Sandy became Vice President of International Sales and Marketing. Since then, he has continued to assume additional responsibilities as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the US utility as well as leading industrial markets.
At this time, Sandy is Senior Vice President of Operations, Technology and Business Development for The Valley Group, now a Nexans company. He has been in this capacity since March 2007, and is leading technology development and commercialization of dynamic line ratings for overhead transmission lines to meet the evolving needs of the Smart Grid. Sandy is an active member of the NIST T&D DEWG, NEMA and the NIST/EPRI Workshops. In addition to his work with The Valley Group, he has been published in an array of industry journals and counts public speaking as an area of his expertise. On a personal note, he enjoys reading, music and traveling and supports environmental causes. Sandy is fluent French, Greek, and English.