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— Nick E. Gilewski PhD, MBA, MSIT, CMRP,  PMP

Career Summary

Acquired a Ph.D., an MBA, a Masters in Engineering, and is Six Sigma Green Belt, Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Reliability & Maintenance Professional (CMPR).  Expertise in: Cross-functional team leadership, project management, electrical engineering system upgrades and maintenance, lean manufacturing 6 Sigma, renewable energy subject matter expert, and technical data analysis research for: NERC, FERC, RTO, NYISO. Over 22 years’ experience in managing union (IAM, USW, IOUE, BCT, IBEW, UWUA) and non-union employees.


Professional Experience


Samsung Austin Semi-Conductor / Executive Engineering Manager

Austin, Texas – June 2023 - Present

Responsible for all Engineering aspects of electrical supply to the site. Ensuring all Operations, Maintenance, and Projects meet site needs, and continuously improving in these areas as the leader of a world-class team. Responsible for multiple engineering teams, as well as associated contractors and vendors. Achieve outstanding execution and safety performance in daily 24/7 operations and maintenance of all onsite electrical distribution equipment.

Consolidated Edison / Regional Engineering Supervisor

Brooklyn, New York – July 2022 - June 2023

Manage engineers and designer on load flow analysis studies using PVL on distribution feeders.  Provide engineering design recommendations on the distribution system for load relief and reliability purposes. Review and sign distribution layouts, B&A’s, and feeder sequences. Project management and direct preparation of appropriation of large-scale projects. Establish N-2 feeder ratings and evaluate new business projects (demand load, solar, battery, EV) for their impact on distribution equipment. Overhead storm crew guide. Provide off hour and weekend support in the event of storms, system contingencies or customer outages. Monitor and provide engineering analysis for network and non-network systems during ICS (Incident Control System) events.


Buffalo State College / Adjunct Professor – Data Analytics, Electrical Engineering & Renewable Energy

Buffalo, New York – Aug 2021 – May 2023


New York State Power Authority / Outage Coordinator/Operations Supervisor

Lewiston, New York – May 2016 - Present

Support facility operations department by managing the Niagara Project Operations Department consistent with the NERC, FERC, NYISO and regulatory agencies.  Manages and coordinates all outages for system maintenance and upgrades for 21 transmission lines, 25 hydro-electric units, and 76 high voltage breakers.  Responsible for reviewing: drawings (3-line, 1-line and elementary), contracts, clearance requests, switching orders, and project scope/progress. Facilitates real-time and long-range outage schedules interfacing with NYISO, NYSEG, National Grid, Ontario Power, and Avangrid.


New York State Power Authority / Maintenance Electrical Supervisor

Lewiston, New York – September 2013 - 2016

Manage, review, and administer electrical personnel to ensure proper maintenance of the applicable work site including but not limited to the RMNPP thirteen generating units and auxiliary equipment to achieve maximum generation and to implement and take responsibility for all electrical work either construction, preventive/ corrective maintenance. Manage a crew of 10 to 25 Electricians (combination of various levels including, but not limited to, Chiefs, Journeypersons and Apprentices), one General Clerk, with a staff operation of over $1 million. Controls the department's inventory, oversees daily/weekly/monthly safety meetings for the department, processes all grievances for the department at Step B, and oversees the electrical construction of the major construction projects at RMNPP.  Coordinate work through the MRM planner, aid in preparing the departmental budget on a yearly basis, provide assistance in overseeing the safety program for the department.

Globe Specialty Metals / Maintenance Manager, Electrical Engineer, SAP Administrator

Niagara Falls, New York – October 2011 – September 2013

Managed 20 employees, 1 CAD employee, and 1 maintenance supervisor. Met financial department objectives by forecasting requirements, preparing an annual budget, scheduling expenditures, analyzing variances or scope creep.  Used RSLogix 5000, AB View Studio, RSLogix 500, and AB Asset Center for engineering, upgrading and troubleshooting control systems.  Maintained 115KV, 13.8KV, 4160V and 480V substations, switchyards, transformers and MCCs. Tasked with becoming a Change Manager to successfully roll out and utilize SAP for capital projects, procurement, and maintenance. 


Del-Monte Milk-Bone / Project Manager and Plant Electrical Engineer

Buffalo, New York - November 2009 – October 2011

Project Manager of upgrades, modifications and new equipment installs (28 open capital projects). Maintains electrical library consisting of 40 different software programs and 101 PLC’s. Manages 17 full time union electricians.  Installed two palletizing robotic systems including conveyors.


Del-Monte Milk-Bone / Operations Manager and Electrical Engineer

Buffalo, New York - November 2002 - 2009

Responsible for and coordinates the activities for Packing, Baking, Transfer and Maintenance departments. Work closely with production, quality, transfer and maintenance personnel to maintain production standards while driving process improvement. Monthly sanitation audits, GMP compliance, HACCP checks, reviewing daily batch reporting, maintenance scheduling and verifying Kronos are daily responsibilities.  Assures appropriate electrical and mechanical training is provided for skilled trades.  Assures objectives are met through coordination of management objectives with resources on shift assigned. Facilitate Quality Cost Delivery Meetings and monthly safety meetings weekly.                                                           

Sorrento Cheese / Packaging Maintenance Manager

Buffalo, New York - January 2002 - October 2002

Managed 16-20 people in the Packaging Maintenance Department.  Responsible for departmental budget.  Supported all department managers regarding all maintenance issues.  Scheduled daily mechanic job assignments (Preventative Maintenance) using Maximo software.  Responsible for engineering and design of new and modified packaging equipment.                   


Butler Manufacturing / Maintenance Electrician

San Marcos, Texas – September 1999 – June 2001

Repaired all mechanical and electrical equipment used in fabricating steel buildings.  Specific equipment repaired:  plasma cutters (manual and automatic), conveyors, dc drives, welders (manual and automatic), punch press, shears, dies, pumps, oven, forklift, and yard truck.  Became AWS certified on 03/27/00.  Supervised 3 nonunion skilled tradesman.


Frito-Lay / Class A Maintenance Mechanic/Management Devolvement
San Antonio, Texas - April 1997 - August 1999
Repaired all packaging and processing machinery.  Welded using an arc, mig and or tig setup.  Troubleshot and repaired Programmable Logic Controllers.  Common tools used when completing a job:  drill press, lathe, cut-off saw, bender, plasma cutter, ban saw, die grinder, and a mill.  Removed and replaced pumps, valves, motors, controllers, wiring, power supplies, control boards, gearboxes, and all other components dealing with a food- processing factory. Responsible for lock-out, tag-out, waste minimization, parts rebuild and writing procedures on testing high dollar circuit boards, testers, amplifiers, and power supplies.  Facilitated business team meetings using the Continuous Improvement Process.


United States Air Force / Electrical and Environmental Journeyman/Supervisor

Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico - October 1993 - November 1996

Repaired electronic equipment, such as computers, industrial controls, audio and video systems, transmitters, antennas, and servomechanisms, following blueprints, wiring diagrams, schematics and manufacturer’s specifications, and using hand tools and test instruments.  Tested electronic components and circuits to locate defects, using oscilloscopes, signal generators, ammeters, and voltmeters. Replaced defective components and wiring and adjusts mechanical parts, using and tools and soldering iron.  Responsible for controlling and safe guarding equipment and a member of the Quality Initiative Team.




Medaille College

Buffalo, New York

Project Management Professional completed in Nov 2021


Niagara University

Lewiston, New York

Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership and Policy completed in Nov 2019


Medaille College

Buffalo, New York

Master’s in Business and Administration completed in Nov 2016


State University of New York

Buffalo, New York

Epsilon Pi Tau Member inducted November 2010

Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering Technology completed in May 2011

Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology completed May 2009


Alfred State Tech

Alfred, New York

Associate of Science in Electro-Mechanical Systems Engineer completed May 1996


Harkness Vocational

Williamsville, New York

Completed two years Electrical Systems I & II (Certificate of Completion 1991)

Community College of the Air Force

Associate of Science in Electrical and Environmental Systems Journeyman 



The Current Impact and Future Implications of Renewable Energy on Generation and Distribution in Deregulated and Regulated States – January 2020

Go Green Electrically: A Case Study Approach - 2011


Organizational & Community Involvement

Leadership Niagara 2016

IEEE 2016 – present



Project Manager Professional (PMP) - March 15, 2022

Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP) - March 19, 2024

Accredited Coaching Education Certification (ICF) - Expected August 2024

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