Leadership

Solid management experience

DevSci’s senior management and board members possess an average of two decades of experience in the fields of power quality, substation automation, and technology development and marketing.

Dan Brancaccio, Co-Founder and CEO
Vincent F. Brancaccio, CTO
Tim Shaw, Vice President, Sales
Gregory J. White, Business Development
Dave Mulder, Board Member
Bill Carpenter, Board Member

Daniel Brancaccio, Co-Founder and CEO

With twenty years of experience in test and measurement development, Dan Brancaccio is one of the world's foremost experts in the field of power quality analysis. Mr. Brancaccio co-authored The Digital Scientific Field Handbook for Power Quality Analysis and is widely published in the areas of power quality, energy analysis, substation instrumentation, protective relay testing, and artificial intelligence. His company, Development Science, develops software for the power quality industry, including the power quality analysis system, Ai*Power, and PowerCenter, substation data management and analysis software.

Before DevSci, Mr. Brancaccio was the VP of Engineering and Marketing at Digital Scientific Technologies, where he led the company in product specification and technology transfer. He was also the Director of Technology at Fitzgerald and Company, an industrial economic consulting firm, where he developed leading-edge forecasting software used by Wall Street.

Mr. Brancaccio is an active member of the IEEE Societies for Power Engineering, Computers, and Industrial Applications, the IEEE SCC22 Standards Committee, the Distribution Voltage Quality Working Group, the Substation Automation Working Group, and the 519A Power Harmonics Task Force. His education includes a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut and an MBA from American University in Washington, DC.

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Vincent F. Brancaccio, CTO

With thirty four years of experience in application development, Vince Brancaccio has considerable experience in addressing complex business problems with software solutions. Mr. Brancaccio has primarily been involved with applications that access large data stores for both analysis and performance. At Development Science Mr. Brancaccio has developed software used for power quality analysis, energy analysis, substation instrumentation, protective relay testing, and artificial intelligence. Software developed includes; Ai*Power, and PowerCenter, substation data management and analysis software.

Before DevSci, Mr. Brancaccio was the VP of Engineering at Primarius, where he led the company in the development of one of the first computer based training devices. He was also the Director of Software Development at MediaShare, where he developed systems based on object oriented databases.

Mr. Brancaccio was a member of the US Navy where he received training in maintaining fire control radar systems for fighter jets during the Vietnam war.

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William "Tim" Shaw, Vice President, Sales

Tim Shaw brings DevSci over twenty-seven years of technology leadership experience in the areas of process and substation automation and related computer systems. Combining technical, business, and management acumen, Mr. Shaw has been CEO, VP of engineering, systems engineer, project manager, and product development and marketing manager for companies that include EMC, Texas Instruments, Rexnord Automation, and most recently Qualitrol/Hathaway. Mr. Shaw has successfully introduced numerous products and technologies, has significant experience in international sales and negotiations, and most recently has been instrumental in the development of a new breed of vendor-independent substation automation devices that create an unprecedented level of information access.

Mr. Shaw has lectured extensively both in the U.S. and abroad on SCADA systems, substation automation, microcomputer-based distributed control systems, the Internet, communications and networking, cyber security, and operating systems. An active participant in the IEEE and other utility organizations, Mr. Shaw collaborated with the California ISO in the design, development, and deployment of the first X.509-compliant real-time monitoring and control system used to link statewide generating facilities. Mr. Shaw later deployed similar systems for the New England and New York ISOs.

Tim's education includes a BS degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Michigan and an MS degree in Engineering Science from Loyola College in Baltimore.

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Gregory J. White, Business Development

Greg White has twenty-three years experience in executive management, business development, and sales within the high-tech industry. He has demonstrated success in all aspects of early-stage company growth, including strategic planning, team building, partnership development, and fundraising.

Mr. White is the managing partner of Autobahn Consulting Group, which specializes in business acceleration strategies for emerging technology companies. Prior to Autobahn, he was founding CEO of Kablink, an innovative photo-sharing site on the Web, and TriTeal, an enterprise software company. After three private funding rounds, TriTeal went public in the first wave of Internet IPOs. Prior to TriTeal, White worked in various sales management roles at Sun Microsystems, AGE Logic (now NetManage), Apollo Computer, and Hewlett Packard.

Mr. White received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California Berkeley. He has served on the boards of the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation and the San Diego Software Industry Council, of which he was also President and Chairman.

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Dave Mulder, Board Member

Dave Mulder is currently the Director of Venture Development and Integration and one of the founding members of Cinergy Ventures, DevSci's primary investor. His current responsibilities include strategic review of new investment opportunities and integration of investments into Cinergy Corporation's business units and subsidiaries. Mr. Mulder is also responsible for managing pilot and demonstration projects that Cinergy Ventures sponsors with its portfolio companies. Prior to his work in Cinergy Ventures, Mr. Mulder was Manager of Strategic Planning at Cinergy Corporation. He also was responsible for centralizing Cinergy's research and development efforts. Mr. Mulder has also held management positions in product development, marketing, and business development, from which he helped form and launch Cadence Networks and Vestar, two of Cinergy's non-regulated ventures.

Dave holds a BA in economics, Magna Cum Laude, from Beloit College and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Development Science and Izoic and is a board observer with Metallic Power.

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Bill Carpenter, Board Member

Bill Carpenter was the original CEO of TEAL Electronics, which manufactures power conditioning systems for semiconductor and medical imaging OEMs. During his thirteen years with TEAL, he elevated the company from startup status on internally generated funds to annual revenues of over $20 million.

Mr. Carpenter has served on the executive boards of a number of other technology companies, including:

  • Gray Scale (process technology for semiconductor photolithography)
  • DriveCam (software/hardware for vehicle fleet cost reduction & safety)
  • Exametric (enterprise software for bank staff scheduling)
  • TEAL Electronics

An active private investor, he is a founding member and leader of the San Diego Tech Coast Angels. He has also served on the boards of non-profit organizations such as the Chairmen's Roundtable, a pro bono consulting group, and the Young Presidents' Organization, an executive networking organization.

Mr. Carpenter's education includes an MBA from Stanford and a BSE from Princeton.

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