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Cristian Paduraru Honored by Marquis Who's Who for Success in Power System Engineering

Cristian Paduraru is recognized for three decades of industry excellence in power system engineering

He has developed hundreds of relay settings for several substations in over 20 states, which have been successfully deployed following decades of meticulous planning.

    COMMERCE TOWNSHIP, MI, January 08, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Cristian Paduraru has been selected for inclusion in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Mr. Paduraru is a distinguished Professional Engineer with an impressive career spanning 30 years in power system engineering. Currently serving as a senior relay settings engineer at Leidos since 2022, he is responsible for developing relay settings and mentoring junior engineers to ensure quality control checks for the relay settings they develop. Prior to his current role, Mr. Paduraru was a Principal Advisor at Quanta Technology, LLC in 2022 and served as a Product Line Manager for CAPE software at Siemens AG from 2020 to 2021. His expertise was further honed during his previous tenure as a senior relay settings engineer at Leidos from 2017 to 2020.

Mr. Paduraru's career journey also includes significant contributions as a Principal Engineer at ITC Holdings Corp., where he worked from 2006 to 2017. Before that, he was a Senior Applications Engineer at Megger Group Limited in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, from 2001 to 2006 and a Systems Engineer at General Electric Power in Dallas-Fort Worth from 2000 to 2001. Throughout his career, Mr. Paduraru has achieved recognition as an expert in transmission relay settings, having published numerous papers for conferences and contributed to the development of new standard guides for industry committees at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He has developed hundreds of relay settings for several substations in over 20 states, which have been successfully deployed following decades of meticulous planning. He has also designed over 400 generator protection panels deployed in North America and overseas.

Building upon his professional achievements, Mr. Paduraru earned his master's degree in Power Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Iasi in Romania in 1993. His academic background laid the foundation for his successful career, with an emphasis on mathematics and physics that began during his high school years. His entry into the engineering profession was significantly influenced by his educational experiences and early recognition of his talents, exemplified by winning first prize in the Physics National Olympiad in Romania in 1989. Mr. Paduraru credits much of his success to the influence and support of his first manager at a Transmission and Distribution utility in Romania.

Outside of his professional life, Mr. Paduraru is proud of his son's accomplishments; he graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a business degree and has shown exceptional talent in tennis since childhood. Born in Romania, Mr. Paduraru enjoys engaging in sports such as table tennis and pickleball. Looking ahead, he is committed to sharing his wealth of knowledge with upcoming engineers and is considering opportunities for independent contracting to continue making impactful contributions to the field of power system engineering.

A member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Mr. Paduraru's dedication to his profession is evident not only through his work but also through his commitment to fostering the next generation of engineers. His forward-thinking approach ensures that his legacy will continue to influence the industry for years to come.

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