Our Leadership

Our goal is to help our clients be more successful by providing leadership, industry experience and proven Smart Grid/ AMI implementation methodologies. With well over a century of combined industry experience, the UtiliWorks executive team has the vision to help utilities maximize the potential of their technology investment, the knowledge to foresee the potential issues inherent in enterprise-level projects, and the skill to drive projects to successful outcomes. We help our clients be more successful by providing leadership, industry experience and award-winning Smart Grid/ AMI implementation methodologies.

Dale Pennington
Managing Director

Dale is the business and technology solution architect for UtiliWorks. He has extensive knowledge of the technology, software and networking components that are utilized in the Smart Grid/ AMI market. By utilizing proven workflow and asset management techniques that he has practiced over the last 30 years, Dale is able to assist clients in maximizing the benefits of their technology investment. Dale co-founded UtiliWorks in 2005. He is a frequent speaker at national and international industry events, and a contributor to a variety of industry publications.



Todd Barlow
VP Operations

Todd is responsible for all company strategic planning, resource development, internal process development, and financial performance. In addition, he spends time visiting customers, partners and vendors to insure that contract definition fully supports the technical and business objectives for the project. Todd co-founded UtiliWorks in 2005 and he has 25 years of experience in the utility industry including AMI, SCADA and process control applications. Todd effectively combines application knowledge with a practical understanding of commercial transactions involving the various stakeholders in end-to-end project delivery for utility automation.



David Shpigler
Principal

David's experience in the utility industry spans over 15 years, during which time he has provided leadership and vision in formulating long-term strategic focus to nearly 250 utilities and related system developers. David's work as a leading expert in financial and operational modeling of programs has included such areas as smart grid, advanced metering, distributed energy resources, and electric vehicles. David's work has developed industry reports that have been published by EEI, EPRI, UTC, APPA, and other leading industry organizations.



Kody Salem
Principal

Kody is an engineer with approximately 25 years of experience in RF communications, instrumentation and control devices, SCADA, data management and AMI and Smart Grid implementation. He brings a wealth of practical experience in technology solutions scoping and project delivery. Kody is a frequent speaker at conferences and other educational events. In addition to highly refined leadership, management and communication skills, Kody is a seasoned business development professional.