Management Team


Our leadership team defined and created the concept of power system analytics and we continue to drive solutions related to analysis and optimization of customer’s energy and power systems across a wide variety of businesses and industries with the goal of helping customers get the most out of their energy and power systems, and ultimately, their business.

Our team is recognized as industry experts in the areas of power systems engineering, software development, data acquisition, data analysis, expert systems, and artificial intelligence.

We come from diverse industrial backgrounds with companies such as Eaton, Invensys, General Electric, Schneider Electric and others.

We deploy our technology across the spectrum of mission critical applications and industries. Our Paladin software platform has been recognized by the Federal government, the Department of Defense, VISA, eBay and offshore oil and gas production companies, among others, as the preferred solution for energy and power system design, simulation, analysis and optimization

Our goal is to deliver best in the world real time modeling and simulation software, with a passion to help customers better manage their power and energy.

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Kevin Meagher


As President of Power Analytics, Kevin Meagher has guided the company to focus on the three most fundamental pillars supporting the future of distributed generation, microgrids and data centers.  These pillars are:  design and operations, secure communications, and advanced optimization and control.  Prior to becoming President, Kevin served as Power Analytics’ Chief Technology Officer.  Under his guidance, Power Analytics introduced industry-leading capabilities for energy management and pattern recognition, including the Paladin DesignBase electrical design software, the Paladin Live mission critical management software, and the Paladin Microgrid Power Management System™ micro grid controller.  Kevin has more than fifteen patents in analytical processes, and he is the creator of the Power Analytics Energy Alignment Process, a strategic planning process that takes a long-term, holistic view of an energy system.  Kevin has authored numerous papers on power, energy, and high availability architectures and has led development organizations and provided strategic planning for companies such as Eaton, Invensys, Computer Associates, and IBM.   Kevin was named as “one of the top 100 people you must know in Smart Grid” by Green Tech Media.  Kevin has undergraduate degrees in biochemistry and business and an MBA from the University of Colorado.

Steve Lopiano

Executive Vice President

Steve Lopiano serves as Executive Vice President at Power Analytics where he leads operations, marketing and the company’s direct selling force for the Americas and the global channels program. He is a seasoned, well-respected strategist who has provided leadership to both small and large companies, several of which were in the top Fortune 50.

With an acute sense of timing, competitive insight, and critical decision-making, Steve has accumulated a broad and deep portfolio of success that includes the development of new markets; entry into existing markets with nearly impenetrable barrier; “ahead-of-the-curve” market exits; complex business-to-business solutions; partnerships, alliances, mergers and acquisitions; and effective trade-show planning and execution. A hallmark of his experience has always been dramatic year-over-year top and bottom line growth. In his current position, Steve is a pathfinder for the electric energy industry as he brings the innovative solutions of Power Analytics to market.

Stephen Knapp

Vice President of Quality Assurance & Energy Markets

Stephen C. Knappis Power Analytics’ Vice President of Quality Assurance & Energy Markets, overseeing and managing the company’s microgrid and DER systems design and integration solutions.  Additionally, Stephen oversees and manages the company’s Quality Management System-Quality Assurance Program related to the ISO 9001:2015 Standards and NUPIC ASME NQA-1–2008 Standards.  Stephen has been an electrical engineer and compliance officer in the energy sector for over 40 years after receiving his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.  Prior to his position at Power Analytics, Stephen was employed with Power Generation Services, Inc., as Chief Compliance Officer in the Law, Compliance, and Business Ethics unit responsible for overseeing the company’s national compliance organization and the company’s national business ethics efforts.  Additionally, Stephen served as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, where he was responsible for managing compliance programs for the federal, state, and local EPA environmental RICE Rule initiatives, as well as FERC, NERC, and RTO/ISO market rules and oversight enforcement programs.

Stephen is certified as an ISO 19011:2018 – Lead Auditor and ISO 9001:2015 – QMS Auditor. Additionally, Stephen is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), IEEE Power and Energy Society, IEEE Reliability Society, IEEE Industry Applications Society, IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, IEEE Standards Committee, the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP), the Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP), and the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE).  Stephen is a council member on the GridWise Architecture Council (GWAC) – DOE.


Mark Ascolese


Mark Ascolese is a seasoned Executive having led both Public and Private companies focusing on strategic planning, operations and investment strategy as Chief Executive Officer and Board member.  Mark has a record of success focusing early stage, mid-sized, and large companies, delivering bottom-line results in complex, rapidly changing environments. An industry expert in energy management, electrical infrastructure, and strategic repositioning of companies with a Net Operating Loss (NOL).

Thomas H. Thebes, Jr.


Thomas H. Thebes Jr. is Chief Financial Officer responsible for Financial, Accounting, IT, Compliance and Human Resources functions at Armor Express. Tom has full P&L responsibility, with a focus on instituting best practices and improving processes to enhance financial reporting, costing and analysis, IT system requirements, and overall talent management and acquisition. Tom is a key member of the senior management team and provides strategic direction on all financial and business initiatives.

Prior financial and operational management experience in the manufacturing and defense sectors, having served in a number of senior executive roles at Fortune 500 and 1000 public and private enterprises, both in the U.S. and internationally. His prior roles included that of CFO and VP of Finance at Domo Tactical Communications (DTC) and EVP of Operations at Chemring (Niitek, 3rdRadar, Chemring Detection Systems).