Francesco Crusca

Dr Francesco Crusca, Managing Director

The company director, Dr Francesco Crusca, graduated with a BE (Hon's) (Elec) in 1985, followed by an MEngSc (Elec) in 1987 and a PhD in 1991, all from the University of Melbourne. Francesco lectured at the University of Melbourne from 1991 until 1995 and then was appointed senior lecturer at Monash University where he worked from 1995 until Dec 2007. Francesco spent the first half of his academic career in modelling large-scale electrical power systems for short- and mid-term stability studies. From here Francesco spent the next half of his academic career investigating methods of automatic control theory that could be applied to various types of power system problems. Francesco has published numerous research articles in leading international journals in the areas of power systems and control.

Joe Thomas, Network Planning Consultant

Joe Thomas is a Technical Engineer with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering. Joe has over 37 years of experience in the electricity supply industry in in New Zealand with Manawatu-Auroua EPB, then in Australia with the SECV and Powercor Australia and now working as a consultant with F C Power Solutions. His experience includes senior management, network planning, customer negotiation, metering and billing, management of major capital projects and program delivery, substation and line design, protection and control engineering, field engineer and commissioning a HV wind farm into service. Joe has also had experience in the area of power quality monitoring and investigation for both the network and customer installations, demand management and embedded generation activities.

Paul Jenkins, Power Quality Measurement

Paul is an external sub-contractor and is tasked with operation of National Instruments hardware and programming of National Instruments software to support the Power Quality Measurement Project. Paul also provides Information Technology (IT) support.

Midori Crusca, Administrative Assistant

Midori is administrative assistant and is also tasked with accounts payable.