FORT WORTH, Texas (PRWEB) August 01, 2018 -- Certrec, a leading regulatory compliance provider for NERC and FERC compliance, announced today that Steve Dixon and Steve Snider have joined its Office of NERC Compliance (ONC) practice as Senior Project Managers.
Office of NERC Compliance Services Director Bob Biggs said, “Both individuals bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to Certrec, which will further help us to meet the needs of our growing client base.”
Mr. Dixon has more than 40 years of experience, including the areas of NERC reporting, training, licensing basis documents, and technical specifications. He recently retired as a consulting licensing engineer from Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant. “I look forward to serving our clients by sharing my knowledge and expertise to enhance and strengthen their NERC Compliance programs,” Dixon said.
“Steve Dixon comes to us from a long career working in the areas of nuclear power plant technical support and regulatory affairs,” Biggs said. “Additionally, he brings experience in Generator Owner (GO) and Operator (GOP) NERC compliance implementation and ongoing maintenance within TRE and ERCOT.”
Mr. Snider has more than 40 years of experience, including the areas of information technology, cyber security, and training. Snider previously worked as a Network and SAN Administrator for more than 24 years. “I am very pleased to be joining the Certrec Team,” Snider said. “As a part of the Office of NERC Compliance, I look forward to servicing our customers’ Compliance needs.”
“Steve Snider enhances our capability in the area of Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) by bringing with him decades of experience and knowledge of computer networks, firewalls, controls, and infrastructure,” Biggs said.
Both individuals will join a team whose philosophy is conservative when approaching NERC compliance. One size does not fit all in our industry. A “standardized” approach to NERC compliance, using a software application or cookie cutter templates, does not result in successful NERC compliance programs. NERC compliance must be “baked in” not “bolted on” to an organization. With a variety of specializations, our team is better able to help our clients achieve their goals.
With Certrec, your NERC work is done once and done right.
Certrec offers support from highly skilled, experienced industry professionals who possess degrees in a variety of engineering disciplines (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, and Nuclear). Additionally, Certrec's staff has multiple degreed personnel in physics, communications, business, and information technology. This accomplished team has direct working experience in all regulatory areas of licensing, compliance, and engineering, including nuclear, fossil, and renewable generation and transmission.
For 30 years, Certrec has applied the accumulated hundreds of years of staff industry experience toward helping its clients develop and manage solutions to complex regulatory issues. Combining this direct industry experience with Certrec's Information Technology assets has led to the development of technology-based solutions and tools directly targeted to the electric power industry and specifically focused on helping clients manage regulatory issues. We believe this approach is the key to our successful client programs as well as our growing NERC practice.
Certrec’s quality program and information security management system are ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certified. Also, Certrec successfully has completed a Type 2 SOC 2 examination where the scope of Document Management and Regulatory Services were examined against the Trust Services principles of Security, Availability, and Confidentiality. Certrec is committed to maintaining or exceeding current levels of service and, thus, will perform required annual examinations and audits.
Michelle Thomas, Certrec, https://certrec.com/, +1 817-738-7661, [email protected]