David Quier is the director of asset management in the Transmission and Substations organization of PPL Electric Utilities. In this role, he oversees the transmission and substation system and assets related to planning, system reliability, standards, strategic initiatives, regulatory policy, special projects and capital development. Since joining PPL in 2007, Quier has been instrumental in helping to refocus the distribution system automation strategy to improve reliability performance. This includes directing the efforts to fully deploy smart grid switches on PPL Electric Utilities’ power grid.
Before coming to PPL, Quier was a project engineer at F.L. Smidth, where he managed new mill installations in three different South American countries. Prior to that, he was a power plant engineer at WorleyParsons.
Quier received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Lehigh University, a Masters of Business Administration from the Pennsylvania State University and is a licensed professional engineer. He is currently a member of several industry organizations, including the North American Transmission Forum, the Association of Edison Illuminating Companies, and WIRES Group. He also sits on the board for Equi-librium, a non-profit that provides individuals with the opportunity to reach their highest potential through the benefits of horse-related activities and therapies. He is also a member of REACH, PPL’s Business Resource Group that focuses on improving the well-being of differently-abled employees. He is a native of Allentown, Pennsylvania, where he currently resides with his wife and two daughters.