Title: Reliability Engineer (Retired)
Location: Addison, Illinois, United States
Alexander William Schneider Jr., a retired reliability engineer, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of electrical engineering.
Drawing on more than four and a half decades of excellence in electrical engineering, Mr. Schneider garnered a laudable reputation as a consultant on behalf of Quanta Technology between 2012 and his retirement from the field in 2016. Having previously found success in the same capacity for TRC Solutions from 2006 to 2012, he worked throughout much of his career for the Mid-America Interconnected Network in Lombard, Illinois, from 1992 until 2006, and had served in various engineering and statistical positions for Commonwealth Edison in Chicago from 1968 to 1992. Over the span of his experiences in the electrical engineering industry, Mr. Schneider has cultivated a deep well of expertise in power system planning, load flow instability and electromagnetic transients.
Well regarded for his scholarly output, Mr. Schneider has contributed a variety of articles to relevant journals, and notably wrote a chapter on power system stability alongside Professor Peter Sauer for the fourth edition of the “Handbook of Electric Power Calculations” in 2015. To remain aware of continuing developments in the field, he is a lifetime member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and previously served as the chairperson of the analytic methods in power systems committee for the organization’s Power and Energy Society from 2018 until 2018.
Mr. Schneider initially became involved in his profession due to the influence of his father and grandfather, who were both civil engineers in their own right. His exemplary performance in the field was born from his academic journey, which began at Northwestern University, from which he earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1967 and a Master of Science during the following year. Several years later, Mr. Schneider studied at the University of Chicago, where he received a Master of Business Administration in 1972.
To commemorate his accomplishments, Mr. Schneider has garnered several accolades, including a First Use Award from the Electrical Power Research Institute in 1985. Likewise, for his work on behalf of the Boy Scouts of America, he was bestowed with a District Award of Merit in 1992. Looking toward the future, Mr. Schneider hopes to continue serving in an advisory capacity and continue evaluating papers written by his colleagues.
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