Vernon L. Chartier

Title: (Retired) Electrical Engineer, Consultant
Location: Beaverton, Oregon, United States

Vernon Chartier, Retired Electrical Engineer and Consultant, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of electrical engineering.

Mr. Chartier studied at the University of Colorado and graduated in 1963 with a Bachelor of Science in business and in electrical engineering. After completing his education, he started as a research engineer and consultant at Westinghouse Electric Co. in East Pittsburgh, working in this venture for more than a decade. In 1975, he transitioned to a position with the Bonneville Power Administration in Washington, serving as principal engineer of high voltage phenomena for 20 years, until 1995. Mr. Chartier became a power system EMC consultant in Portland, and worked there for two decades before his retirement in 2015. He is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a member of the International Council on Large Electric Systems.

For his excellence as an electrical engineer, Mr. Chartier has been recognized with multiple awards. He received the IEEE 3d Millennium Medal in 2000, and the Herman Halperin Transmission and Distribution Award in 1995. He has also been a part of multiple published works—he co-authored five chapters in Electric Power Research Institute reference books and has contributed more than 50 articles to professional journals. He cites William Pakala as a mentor in his career, and is proud of seeing the computer program he developed being used by people all over the country. As a testament to his experience, influence, and success, Mr. Chartier has been featured in multiple editions of Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in the West, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who in Finance and Business.

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