Prasanth GopalakrishnanPresident & CEO Prasanth Gopalakrishnan is the President & CEO of Applied Systems Engineering Inc., a Kalkitech Company. He is also the founder and CEO of Kalkitech. Prasanth founded Kalkitech in May 1998 with a vision to make it a technology leader in the field of energy optimization and communication solutions. Over the years, he has assembled a strong management team and top engineering talent to establish a company as a specialized technology solutions provider for the energy industry. Prasanth has more than 22 years of experience in communication systems research and product development. His areas of specialization include standards based communication and optimization technology in the energy and utilities space. He is a member of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) LITD 10. Prasanth holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Calicut, India and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Colorado State University.
Bill DavilaVice President – North American Sales Bill Davila joined ASE/Kalkitech in October 2016 and brings over 25 years of utility experience in consulting, sales and sales management. Bill is responsible for developing and managing the North America sales team to meet ASE/Kalkitech revenue goals while developing and maintaining mutually beneficial long-term customer relationships. Bill brings a strong background working with technology companies to create and deliver solutions to utility company IoT challenges. Prior to joining ASE/ Kalkitech Bill has held both leadership and individual contributor positions with industry edge tech companies such as Silver Spring Networks, Tropos Networks and EDS. Bill Holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Manhattan College and an MBA in Finance from Georgia State University.
Jack VersonJack Verson Co-Founded Applied Systems Engineering in 1981 and has been instrumental in the development of market leading ASE2000 Protocol Test Set product. He has over 40 Years experience in the Electric Utility Industry and is an expert on Utility communications protocol and currently serves as the Vice President of DNP3 User Group. He drives the product development and product strategy at Applied Systems Engineering Inc., Prior to Applied Systems Engineering Inc., he was with ABB. Jack holds a BS Degree in Computer Science from Purdue and MS in Computer Science from University of Maryland.
Denise BartonDirector – Global Marketing Denise Barton has responsibility for managing the global marketing team for Kalkitech/ASE. She has an extensive background in leading the creation of successful marketing strategies and communications for high-tech companies. Prior to joining Kalkitech/ASE, Denise worked as an independent marketing consultant for a range of companies including entities focused on selling solutions to utilities: ABB, Tropos Networks and N-Dimension Solutions. She has worked for a variety of other public and private technology companies in marketing leadership roles with Bay Networks, Cisco, Halosys and Tarana Wireless. Denise holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from University of the Pacific.