Leadership

Leadership

Steve Mueller

President & CEO

Steve Mueller, President & CEO

For more than 25 years, Steve Mueller has provided the executive leadership and vision that has enabled Survalent to become the most trusted provider of advanced distribution management solutions. As a result of his drive, and relentless focus on execution and customer satisfaction, Survalent has grown its global presence and today serves more than 600 utilities in 30 countries.

Mr. Mueller has spent more than three decades building a broad base of expertise in software and hardware solution delivery to the electric utility, food, chemical, coatings, and drug industries. He has held progressively responsible roles in project planning, implementation, customer success, and executive leadership with leading technology companies, including G&W Canada and Datalogix Formula Systems.

He continues to share his experience and expertise with other firms through membership on the G&W Electric and BioConnect advisory boards.

Mr. Mueller holds a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering from Lehigh University.

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Rup Dhami

Chief Operating Officer

Rup Dhami, Cheif Operating Officer

Ms. Dhami is Survalent’s Chief Operating Officer responsible for global finance and operations. She oversees the financial management of the company, and is responsible for streamlining operations to maximize profits.

She started her career in 1984 at Survalent’s sister company, G&W Electric, as a costing clerk. She worked her way up to Finance Manager before taking on responsibility for the acquisition of Joslyn Power Products, Dacscan, and Quindar Products. In 1997, Ms. Dhami became Dacscan’s VP of Operations, managing plant and office operations including finance, quality assurance, and engineering. She assumed her current role in 1999 when Dacscan merged with Quindar and became known as Survalent.

Ms. Dhami is a member of the Survalent board and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Punjab University, and a business administration diploma with major in finance from Sheridan college.

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Young Ngo

Chief Technology Officer

Young Ngo, Chief Technology Officer

As Chief Technology Officer, Mr. Ngo is responsible for delivering the company’s technology, product vision, strategy, and roadmap.

Prior to joining Survalent, Mr. Ngo served as President & CEO at Kinetics Solutions where he oversaw the company’s vision and strategy, product commercialization, strategic partnerships, and operations. He also held leadership positions in the power management and advanced magnetics manufacturing industry for Kinectrics Inc., and Honeywell international Inc.

Mr. Ngo holds an Executive Master of Business Administration, Marketing/Finance from Columbia University. He also holds both a Master of Science, Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.

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Serge Savchenko

Chief Revenue Officer

Serge Savchenko, Chief Revenue Officer

As chief revenue officer, Serge Savchenko leads a cross-functional team to drive the company’s top line growth initiatives globally, streamline the go-to-market strategy and secure key partnerships.

Mr. Savchenko has more than 30 years of know-how in attaining appreciable revenue growth for technology companies. He was most recently vice president of worldwide sales for OpenText’s Portfolio Business Unit, where he built and managed a highly efficient and productive sales organization for the company’s enterprise software solutions. During his tenure, he drove top-line revenue growth while maintaining profitability, secured exceptional operational performance, and maintained industry-leading customer satisfaction levels. Prior to joining OpenText in 2007, Mr. Savchenko held progressive sales leadership positions at a number of high-tech firms, which included Dell, Wyse Technology and Datamirror.

He holds a BS in computer science from York University.

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Marianne Kupina

VP, Marketing

Marianne Kupina, VP, Marketing

As vice president of marketing, Marianne Kupina is responsible for the global strategy and execution of all aspects of the marketing function. In this role, she focuses on growing the Survalent brand and developing programs to engage the company’s existing customer base and boost customer acquisition.

Ms. Kupina joined Survalent with over 25 years of progressive B2B technology marketing experience. Previously, she was the head of marketing at Esri Canada where she developed and executed go-to-market strategies and multi-channel programs that helped drive sales growth. Prior to Esri Canada, Ms. Kupina held senior marketing roles at Constellation Energy, Syndesis and Algorithmics.

She holds an honours bachelor of business administration degree with a major in marketing from Wilfrid Laurier University.

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Ian MacCuaig

VP, Customer Success

Ian MacCuaig, VP, Customer Success

Ian MacCuaig leads the newly formed customer success team with a primary focus on ensuring that every Survalent customer is generating value from the company’s software solutions and services.

A 30-year industry veteran, Mr. MacCuaig has held leadership roles in customer services, project management and project delivery at numerous high profile firms including GE Digital Energy, SNC-Lavalin, and CAE Electronics. He has a successful track record in managing large, complex projects and has worked with some of the world’s largest electric utilities including Hydro-Quebec, ENERGEX, Powerlink Queensland, AVANGRID, National Grid, Pacific Gas and Electric, and Taiwan Power.

He graduated from Concordia University with an honours bachelor of computer science and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP).

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Cornel Munteanu

VP, Development

Cornel Munteanu, VP, Development

As Vice President of Development, Mr. Munteanu leads the software and design team for Survalent’s Outage Management System (OMS) and Distribution Management System (DMS) solutions, developing smart and resilient software that optimizes networks.

A veteran programmer and developer, Cornel worked on a SCADA system for Scarborough Hydro, and later as senior programmer with Canada System Group (CSG). In 1993, he became a Vice President and shareholder of Quindar Products when the company acquired CSG. When Quindar merged with Dacscan and became Survalent, he became Vice President of Development and has served in that capacity since 1998.

Mr. Munteanu holds a Bachelor and Master of Electrical Engineering from McGill University.

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Stuart Nord

VP, Software Engineering

Stuart Nord, VP, Software Engineering

As Vice President of Engineering, Mr. Nord leads the software development for supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), graphical user interface (GUI), and human-machine interface (HMI). His focus includes Survalent Explorer and the core functionality of SmartVU, as well as SCADA customization for customers.

Prior to joining Survalent, he worked on major postal plant automation at Multiple Access Computer Group and helped develop the SCADA system at Scarborough Hydro. As a key stakeholder, he managed the software through multiple companies (Canada Systems Group, Quindar Products) before becoming a Vice President and shareholder of Quindar in 1993.

Mr. Nord holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Saskatchewan, and took PhD level courses in psychology at McMaster University.

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