At UtiliWorks, it is our goal is to help you succeed by providing leadership, industry experience and proven consulting methodologies. With well over a century of combined industry experience, the UtiliWorks executive team has the vision to help utilities maximize the potential of their technology investment, the knowledge to foresee the potential issues inherent in enterprise-level projects, and the skill to drive projects to successful outcomes.
Managing Director, Executive Consultant
A leading mind in the AMI and smart grid field, Dale Pennington has over 30 years of experience leading utility projects working with emerging technologies. His extensive knowledge of the industry allows him to guide utilities toward maximizing the value of their assets and technology investments, through proven workflow and management techniques.
Before founding UtiliWorks in 2005, Dale served as Executive Vice President for P.I./Dwights Petroconsultants. Prior to that, he worked as a geophysicist at both Schlumberger and ARCO Exploration. Today he serves as UtiliWorks’ Managing Director and business and technology solutions architect, while providing executive oversight for all UtiliWorks engagements. Dale holds B.A. and B.S. degrees from Long Island University in Geology/American Studies and Marine Science/Political Science, respectively, as well as a Master’s in geophysics from Adelphi University.
David Shpigler is responsible for UtiliWorks’ financial and operational analytics practices. He has a background in developing financial models and business plans. For over 15 years, David has provided leadership and vision in formulating long-term strategic focus to nearly 250 utilities and related system developers. David’s work has involved strategic assessment, market analysis, business case development, economic evaluation of network design, and industry benchmarking.
Before joining UtiliWorks, David worked as a Manager for Cambridge Strategic Group and founded his own management consulting firm, The Shpigler Group. His expertise is well-known within the utility space, and has published research studies with various industry publications. David holds a BA from State University of New York (SUNY) – Albany and an MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.
Kody Salem is currently a Principal with UtiliWorks Consulting. A strong background in radio frequency, instrumentation, and controls technologies, coupled with more than 25 years of technical operations and management experience, allow Kody to provide outstanding support for utility technology initiatives such as Smart Grid/AMI and SCADA systems. He excels in understanding complex technical systems and effectively communicating their potential to positively impact engineering and operations, to both persons with technical expertise and members of the general public.
As a Shift Technical Engineer and Operator-in-Charge at a Department of Energy facility he learned to lead non-technical personnel through the performance of many complicated projects and daily operations tasks. Mr. Salem brings these skills to lead his team of consultants, providing the necessary guidance to deliver valuable services for their clients’ projects. Kody received a B.A. in Electrical Engineering Technology from Purdue University.