Our team is deeply committed to keeping power flowing to those who depend on it.
Chief Executive Officer
Glen Bertini is the world’s foremost expert on cable rejuvenation and preventing manhole events. He has worked passionately for three decades to perfect cable rejuvenation technology since developing it at Dow Corning in 1986. He recently created Plenovo, a Novinium company, to help utilities eliminate the risk of dangerous, costly manhole fires and explosions. He holds more than 30 patents and has published more than 45 articles on cable rejuvenation and related technologies.
Glen was the co-recipient of the prestigious R&D 100 award for cable rejuvenation in 1992 and won a $100,000 Zino Zillionaire Investment Forum award for best investment opportunity in the Pacific Northwest in 2006. In 2010, he was honored as the Puget Sound Engineering Council’s Industry Engineer of the Year and received the Top Innovators award from Seattle Business.
Glen is a senior member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AlChE), a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a senior member of the Insulated Conductors Committee (ICC), and a licensed professional engineer (Michigan). He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Technological University.
“Our society depends on electricity to work, to play, to live. Our why, our reason for our passion, is to improve the reliability of the global electrical transmission and distribution grid—improving everyone’s life. We do this in the most capital-efficient way. And we teach those that we touch how to do it safer and better.”
Bahar Wadia is an engineer, accidental entrepreneur, and executive, with a proven track record of raising capital, scaling companies, and driving exit. He excels at simplifying complexity; transforming innovation into marketable products.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Jan Cannon has extensive experience as a senior HR professional in the biotech, technology, manufacturing, and healthcare industries. Her previous experience includes leadership positions at Discover Books, HipCricket, Cranium, Sur La Table, Cendant, Vulcan Northwest, and Intel.
Jan is passionate about creating vibrant cultures, assessing and aligning talent, and coaching and developing leaders. She holds a B.A. in Communications Theory from Seattle University.
Chief Financial Officer
Jon Engman has more than 20 years of experience leading high-tech companies experiencing rapid growth in revenue and enterprise value. Throughout his career, he has served as an early pioneer in voicemail, Internet software, e-commerce, broadband, and security and has held executive leadership positions at Sesame Communications, Saflink, and multiple companies owned by Paul Allen.
Jon holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Washington.
Vice President, Information Technology
With over 18 years of software engineering and IT experience, Peter is widely considered by his peers as an innovative leader of all things technology. Peter has spent the last five years in the utility industry leveraging his expertise in architecting enterprise level, cloud-based, multi-tenancy SaaS applications. His unique ability to build long-term effective solutions from the ground up has culminated in a unique focus on user-driven systems, where the experience is equally important to the function. Peter is constantly looking for new ways to join the worlds of business and technology in meaningful ways that engage end users and businesses alike. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington, Seattle.
Branko Horvat, Jr.
Director of New Product Development
Branko Horvat is Plenovo’s Director of New Product Development, where he leads all aspects of the PreVent business, including engineering design, business strategy, technology development, and logistics. Before joining Plenovo, Mr. Horvat held a number of leadership positions in the mobile hydraulics industry, and he has been awarded several patents related to hydraulic control and design. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Milwaukee School of Engineering and an M.B.A. from Iowa State University.