Ronald "Allan" Yeager, PMP
Accomplished engineer with an aptitude for business and technical ability in the areas of advanced metering infrastructure, strategic planning, data analysis, supply management, process improvement, supplier/customer relations, project management and application engineering for the electric, gas, and water utility industries. Particularly adept in utility AMR and AMI project planning, implementing and monitoring. Proficient in a variety of computer applications, a member of PMI, and a proven leader with excellent interpersonal skills.
PP&L (Pennsylvania Power and Light) July 14, 2014 – Present
AMI Operations Technical Lead
Provide support to the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) operations group. Supply the technical expertise on all of the applications used in the information systems utilized by the AMI Operations group. Applications administrator for the various metering support applications.
- Responsible for the daily technology operations associated with connectivity, application-setup, configuration, and administration of the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) system.
- Provide technical leadership in meeting the needs of the AMI operations group and serve as the liaison to PPL's ISD organization.
- Responsible for AMI system performance metrics.
- Responsible for AMI data integrity.
- Promote business opportunities in support of various PPL groups to leverage the AMI investment in data and systems available for their business purposes to enable them to increase productivity and customer satisfaction, reduce cost, and generate revenue.
- Monitor changes in technology and maintain a current awareness of industry trends and long term technology plans at PPL.
- Participate in the planning (including RFP creation and scoring and SOW development), validation, design, and implementation of AMI systems, applications, communications infrastructure and operations.
- Works with the AMI Operations group to address critical issues and resolve major problems.
- Works with the Electric Utilities IT support group to provide day to day coordination for services provided by PPL ISD organizations.
Landis+Gyr March 13, 2000 – July 11, 2014
DATA ANALYST III
PSE&G, NJ L+G Gridstream AMI Deployment Project Manager Apr 2014 – July 2014
Reporting to the PSE&G Program Manager
End-to-end user acceptance testing (UAT) of head end and all interfaces plus first article testing of all endpoints.
Joint project plan developer for both PSE&G and L&G
Forecasting materials for test bed and production deployments
PECO AMR Project, We Energies AMI Project, Tier 3 Product Support Apr 2013 - Apr 2014
Reporting to the Product Support Supervisor at Customer Operations in Lenexa, Kansas
Tier 3 Site Code Customization Documentation Lead
Reporting directly to the PECO and WE Program Managers in King of Prussia, PA and Waukesha, WI respectively
Command Center Data Support Engineer for We Energies AMI Deployment
We Energies Gas Module Upgrade Project Lead
PECO AMR Meter and Module retirement process development and tracking
DATA ANALYST & LOGISTICS SUPERVISOR PECO AMR Project Aug 2006 - Apr 2013
Reporting directly to the Program Manager, responsible for managing the daily activities of the onsite IT Department.
Direct reports include systems administrator, data analysts ranging from Level 1 through Level 3, Inventory Control Specialist, and Field Maintenance and Mobile Read Planner.
Primary point of contact for utility data delivery issues, performance tracking, and contract compliance.
Monthly multi-million dollar invoice creation for services delivered.
Develop and implement training/improvement procedures for L+G Data Analysts.
Supply chain and financial forecasting and tracking.
BUSINESS & DATABASE ANALYST PECO AMR Project
RF Network/Database Engineer, PECO Project May 2002 to Aug 2006
Responsible for the Daily Data Delivery supporting PECO Energy’s 2.2 Million Endpoint Automated Meter Reading.
Achieving KPI of 99% read performance for Residential and Commercial accounts and providing the utility with a continual reduction of 6 month no-read meter population.
Maintaining 100% read performance on high penalty.
Directing cross functional field teams comprised of meter techs, RF techs, and Mobile Read Techs.
Determining daily billing reads deliverable to the customer in compliance with PUC requirements.
Provide Solutions for improving and refining meter read delivery performance.
Computing monthly performance metrics for monthly client billing (totaling over $2M) and inventory management purposes. This involves administrative decisions based on contract analysis and interpretation.
Providing remote DBA support to other L+G AMR field projects whenever called upon.
Documenting processes for shared best practices among existing and start-up AMR projects.
Documenting and directing new project rollouts including theft reports, outage + transformer management.
Documenting and directing new product rollouts including software, firmware, and hardware upgrades. PLANNING ENGINEER PECO AMR Project
Commercial and Industrial Installation Planning Supervisor Dec 2001 to May 2002
Responsible for the Planning and tracking of 140,000 C+I meter Installation in PECO Energy’s 5 county service area.
Managed a team of 2 C&I Planners as well as the 3 Residential Planners in a continuous effort to maximize installation efficiency for a field crew of 100 Installers.
Educated the team in all forms of advanced meters which monitor the utility’s largest revenue stream.
Monitored high end meter performance and planned any necessary maintenance actions.
Worked extensively in supply chain management to monitor test samples of inventory before deployment.
Lead Residential Installation Planner June 2000 to Dec 2001
Supported the project team in planning and scheduling 1 Million installation jobs single handedly. Trained and helped oversee 3 assistant planners to meet the installation goal of 2.1 Million within the contractual guidelines.
Planned daily work for 110 field meter technicians (6 work days/week)
Coordinated the logistics of 6 truck fleet operating in 8 remote sites.
Provided information for 64-person warehouse team to create the work packages for remote distribution.
Matched a blend of appointments and non-appointments with the skill set of each technician as well as the available inventory to maximize efficiency.
Indirect responsibilities included software analysis and testing as well as process management troubleshooting. Key accomplishments included revamping the corporate software package accounting for maximum productivity.
LOGISTICAL/PROCESS ENGINEER PECO AMR Project
Cross Dock Lead Technician March 2000 to June 2000
Startup design and implementation of the PECO Project Cross Dock (hub facility).
Planning and coordination activities included: shop floor plan layout, safety equipment installation, tool & equipment procurement, truck fleet acquirement, logistics and maintenance scheduling, process and procedure development, temporary staff hiring and training.
Oracle and SQL Server Database Proficient : SQL, SQL*Plus, & PL/SQL
SAP : Invoicing, Sales Orders
Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, Visio, Team Foundation Server, One Note, Project, CRM, and Access.
Operating Systems: UNIX, Windows NT
Mapping Software for Surveys & Geo-coding Data: MapInfo Professional, MapPoint
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Degree (BSEE), Summa Cum Laude, (3.97 GPA of 4.00)
HONORS & ACTIVITIES
Performed By Schlumberger Silver award – PECO Project, SchlumbergerSema, King of Prussia, PA, 2002
Class Valedictorian, Spring-Ford High School, Royersford, PA