Derek is a licensed Electrical Engineer with over 20 years of experience working in the following positions: Manager, Operator, Electrician, Electronics Technician, and Protection Engineer. In his youth, Derek served in the United States Navy as an Instructor, Nuclear Plant Operator, and Electrician on shore, and aboard the submarine USS Chicago. After the Navy, Derek studied electronics and spent several years working at Intel as an Engineering Technician. In 2002, Derek received his B.S. degree (magna cum laude) in Electrical Engineering from California State University Sacramento and spent the next eight years working as the lead Protection Engineer for the California Department of Water Resources. In 2010 Derek started, then managed the Sacramento office of Relay Application Innovation, Inc. In 2014 Derek cofounded Pacific Power Engineers, Inc. in Rancho Cordova, CA.
Derek takes Tae Kwon Do with his wife and two young daughters, and as such is usually bruised, limping and stretching.
David is a licensed Electrical Engineer with over 23 years of experience in various positions. After graduation from high school, David began working as a Steam Plant Operator on the Monterey Bay which led to 17 years with Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E). During that time, David progressed through the positions of Instrument and Controls Technician, Distribution Engineer, Engineering Supervisor, Program Manager, and Engineering Manager. His expertise in the areas of project management, program implementation, program communication, and process improvement was gained in the last several years at PG&E. David received his B.S. degree (cum laude) in Electrical Engineering from California State University, Sacramento. In 2014, David cofounded Pacific Power Engineers, Inc. in Rancho Cordova.
David focuses time outside of work on his wife, son and improvement of his golf game.