Owner & CEO
Rocky is the owner and Chief Executive Officer of SOS Intl, a leading provider of training and compliance services, to the power industry which rigorously tracks and interprets NERC Reliability Standards for System Operations. We expertly translate the Standards into customized training and compliance services, helping entities manage risk and ensure reliability for the North American power grid. SOS offers instructor-led and online courses, accompanied by sophisticated computer simulation, designed using the latest systematic approach to training, as required by NERC. Headquartered in Charlotte, NC since 2002, SOS has provided NERC approved continuing education and compliance services to thousands of employees operating the Bulk Electric System across the United States and Canada.
Having worked in the electric utility industry for almost three decades, Rocky has experience in virtually every aspect of electric utility operations including generation, transmission, distribution, and customer service operations. He is a registered Professional Engineer and previously a NERC Certified System Operator. He served as chair of the Southeastern Electric Reliability Council (SERC) System Operator Subcommittee and has actively participated in development and implementation of operating policies at NERC, SERC, regional transmission organizations (GridSouth, SeTrans) and electric utilities throughout North America.
Rocky and the team at SOS have successfully designed and developed solutions to assist in successful completion of training and compliance projects for more than 1,100 utilities throughout the United States and Canada, many of which are included on the Fortune 500 Utilities List.
Rocky’s knowledge and insight relating to compliance issues is widely recognized in the industry, and his outstanding training presentations on NERC Reliability Standards and Interconnection operations are highly regarded.
Rocky was the Director of System Operations for GridSouth, a regional transmission organization formed by Carolina Power and Light, Duke Energy, and South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G). Prior to that assignment, he spent 22 years at SCE&G where he rose to be the Manager of System Control.