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Geospatial consultants join ranks of asset management certified

July 2019

Rytilahti, Halbrook earn international credentials

GREEN BAY, Wisconsin (July 30, 2019) ‒ POWER Engineers, Incorporated (POWER) Senior Consultants Mark Rytilahti and Lee Halbrook recently passed the Institute of Asset Management’s (IAM) rigorous five-module exam to receive certification by the international professional body for asset management professionals.

The IAM develops asset management knowledge, establishes best practice and generates awareness of the benefits of the discipline for individuals and industry worldwide. As International Organization for Standardization (ISO) members, the IAM published a formal International Standard, ISO 55000 in 2014. The standards represent a global consensus on asset management and what it can do to increase the value generated by any organization.

“For POWER’s electric utility clients, our ongoing commitment to certifying more asset management professionals allows POWER to align our asset management practices with the IAM to supplement their asset management practices with real-world/real-time transmission, distribution and generation engineering, and equipment expertise,” said Bart Koenig, Director of POWER’s Geospatial and Asset Management business unit.

“Public asset management has become a focus for utilities as they adopt long-term planning strategies and consider the financial impact of aging infrastructure,” said Halbrook. “A thorough understanding of IAM standards helps us develop roadmaps for our clients based on internationally proven, verified and accepted methodology that aligns with ISO 55000.”

POWER’s Geospatial and Asset Management Solutions group provides experience with industry-leading technologies and a wide range of solutions for electric, gas and water utilities, telecommunication companies and local governments. For more information, please visit www.powereng.com or contact Kristi.Norman@powereng.com.

About POWER Engineers: POWER Engineers is a global consulting engineering firm specializing in the delivery of integrated solutions for energy, food and beverage facilities, environmental and federal markets. POWER Engineers offers complete multidiscipline engineering and program management services. Founded in 1976, it is an employee-owned company with more than 2,500 employees and 45 offices throughout the United States and abroad.

About the IAM: The Institute of Asset Management (the IAM) is the international professional body for asset management professionals. The IAM develops asset management knowledge and best practice and generates awareness of the benefits of the asset management discipline for the individual, organizations and wider society. Established in 1994, the IAM has over 22,000 members in 158 different countries. For more information, please visit https://theiam.org or contact office@theIAM.org