Below are the candidates for 2022 IEEE Division II Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect.
The sequence of candidates was determined by lottery and indicates no preference.
Division II Societies:
KEVIN L. PETERSON
(Nominated by IEEE Division II)
President and CEO
Long Beach, California, USA
Kevin Peterson is an industry veteran, currently serving as President + CEO of P2S Inc., a 280-person engineering firm he co-founded in 1991. Kevin sets overall company strategy and gets the team invested in company goals. He has spent more than three decades in the electrical engineering field, leading waterfront, industrial, institutional, military, and commercial power systems projects. Kevin is an expert on medium voltage power distribution systems and zero-emission shore power systems for port terminals.
Kevin is a Fellow of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) and past Chair of the ACEC Coalition of American Mechanical and Electrical Engineers (CAMEE). Kevin also devotes himself to the community as past Chair of the YMCA of Greater Long Beach board of directors, Chair of the Memorial Medical Center Foundation, board member of the Long Beach Ronald McDonald House, and board member at the Long Beach Community Foundation.
IEEE Accomplishments and Activities
I believe that I am well qualified to serve in the role of Division Director. I started my IEEE journey in the Los Angeles Chapter of IAS and received the Large Chapter Award when I was Chair. I moved into Chapters & Membership Department with IAS and served as Chair for three years, where I grew our number of chapters by over 30%. While President of IAS, I traveled to 8 regions promoting IAS at conferences. I took the Publications Department chair position in 2008 during the adoption of ScholarOne by IAS.
I joined IEEE IAS PCIC in 2004, where I presented my first paper in 2005 and contributed as their IT subcommittee chair for the next eight years. I also formed the IEEE P80005 Shore Power Connection working group in 2006. I have chaired IEEE P80005 Shore Power Connection WG for the past 14 years collaborating with IEC & ISO to develop joint international standards for shore-to-ship connections. I have also authored/co-authored nine technical papers on the subject of shore power.
IEEE INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS SOCIETY
IEEE IAS Los Angeles Chapter, Chair, 1994
IEEE IAS Petroleum & Chemical Industry Committee
If elected, it will be an honor to continue my IEEE service as an active volunteer and member of TAB, serving as IEEE Division II Director-Elect, 2022 and Director, 2023-2024. My 30+ years of experience as a business leader, my involvement in publications and technical committees, and my experience as past President of the IEEE Industry Applications Society uniquely qualifies me to serve in this vital role. I firmly believe that we need to share best practices across Division II Societies to foster teamwork, driving technical activities, and organizational growth. As a TAB member and as Division II leader, I plan to serve as a volunteer representing Division II societies being an active contributor at TAB meetings. I will also communicate TAB initiatives as a dynamic and participating attendee at Division II society executive board meetings. I plan to continue my visibility and involvement that has marked my IEEE volunteerism for the past 30 years.
HOMER ALAN MANTOOTH
(Nominated by IEEE Division II)
Distinguished Professor, The Twenty-First Century Research Leadership Chair in Engineering
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
Alan Mantooth received the B.S.E.E. and M.S.E.E. degrees from the University of Arkansas (UA) in 1985 and 1986, and the Ph.D. degree from Georgia Tech in 1990. After eight years in industry (Analogy), he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at the UA where he currently holds the rank of Distinguished Professor and holds the 21st Century Research Leadership Chair. He founded and directs the National Center for Reliable Electric Power Transmission, along with two Centers of Excellence: NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center on GRid-connected Advanced Power Electronic Systems and the DOE Cybersecurity Center on Secure, Evolvable Energy Delivery Systems. He is the Deputy Director of the NSF ERC entitled Power Optimization for Electro-Thermal Systems. Dr. Mantooth has co-founded three companies in design automation (Lynguent), IC design (Ozark Integrated Circuits), and cybersecurity (Bastazo). He is Sr. Past-President of PELS and EiC of the IEEE Open Journal of Power Electronics.
IEEE Accomplishments and Activities
Dr. Mantooth has been an active and committed volunteer for IEEE for almost 40 years. He has held many leadership positions in several IEEE Societies. Among them:
While serving as PELS President, he created initiatives to significantly increase PELS membership (now over 10,000), expanded technical operations and activities, strengthened conference and product portfolios, and enhanced partnerships with sister societies and international organizations. He established mentorship, cybersecurity and design automation programs that are now thriving. He began the PELS Town Hall Meetings to engage members more directly. Further, PELS established two major initiatives: Empower a Billion Lives, a global competition for innovative solutions to energy access, which attracted 450 teams from 70 countries, and the International Technology Roadmap for Wide Bandgap Semiconductors. PELS enjoyed steady financial growth with annual surpluses exceeding $1M. He worked with the TAB Finance Committee to establish two foundation accounts to support scholarship and humanitarian endeavors.
He has led volunteers in establishing and expanding international IEEE conferences including: Workshop on Wide Bandgap Power Devices & Applications (WiPDA), WiPDA-Asia, International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems, Workshop on Design Automation for Power Electronics, Workshop on CyberPELS, and the Design Methodologies Conference.
He led the successful launch of the IEEE Open Journal of Power Electronics in 2020, which achieved financial break even in only eight months.
Communication is one key to effective governance. It is critical that any intelligent constituency be well-informed of the decisions, and the rationale behind those decisions, that impact their operations. I will ensure that the resolutions and rationale of the Board are communicated with all Division II Societies in a professional manner consistent with governance policies. I will continue the practice of meeting with Division Presidents during TAB meetings, and will attend their flagship conferences and governance meetings to report and gather feedback. As my experience demonstrates, I will work earnestly in a consensus-building and team-oriented fashion with the Division II Societies to represent their views and advocate for their needs at the Board level while working with my fellow Directors to achieve strategic and tactical goals that advance IEEE’s mission.
If given this great opportunity to represent our Division, I commit to engage in activities that judiciously steward resources that support and focus on serving the IEEE membership, promoting the profession, fostering inclusivity and diversity, and governing the organization with responsible, transparent fiduciary decision-making.