About Us

Power Grid Engineering, LLC (PGE) specializes in engineering design and consultation for the power systems industry. Our corporate headquarters, located in Central Florida as well as our remote offices in Birmingham, Alabama, Raleigh, North Carolina and El Dorado, Kansas are equipped with the most current industry resources available including computer technology, software and equipment.

The founders of PGE are dedicated to providing the highest  quality services and  product design to our clientele. The members of our corporate leadership team provide our clients with experience and qualifications earned over decades of providing utility-grade engineering services. 

PGE is proud to have developed in-house project teams comprised of highly- qualified technical engineers and operational professionals, with exceptional QA/QC processes assuring our clients peerless levels of service and quality. 

From inception, our team has banded together with our clients and partners to exceed all expectations — whether related to service, quality or revenue generation, PGE has enjoyed healthy and consistent growth despite turbulent economic conditions. We are honored to work with various utilities companies, across the country and abroad, from small industrial entities to Fortune 250 investor-owned utility companies. 

Power Grid Engineering Executive Team

Michael J. Wright, P.E., President 

Michael J. Wright, a registered Professional Engineer in more than 16 states, serves as president of Power Grid Engineering, LLC. Wright graduated from the University of Florida where he received a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1998. Wright also graduated from Rollins College in 2004 with a Master of Business Administration.

After graduating from UF, Wright accepted a job with Progress Energy (now Duke Energy) in the Relay Engineering department. He worked in the engineering department until 2001 when he moved to the Relay Construction department offering support to the field relay  techs on  construction projects. In 2005, he accepted a position in the Protection and Control department as one of two Lead Engineers who were tasked with overseeing all technical functions of the department.

Wright left Duke Energy in 2007 to found an engineering firm with his friends and coworkers, Andre Uribe and Glenn Durie, P.E. Wright is a Florida native, born in Jacksonville, educated in Gainesville and has worked his entire professional career in Central Florida. In April of  2006 Wright  married the love of his life, Heather, and the couple now share their lives together in Sanford, Fla. with children Mia, Monty and Jack. 

 

 

 Andre Uribe, Vice President of Business Development

Andre Uribe is co-founder of Power Grid Engineering, LLC, headquartered in Orlando, FL. After serving four years in the United States Navy as a communication specialist, Uribe was involved in several entrepreneurial opportunities in South and Central Florida where he gained management, financing and marketing experience. 

Uribe graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2004 receiving a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Post-graduation, he accepted a position with Progress Energy (now Duke Energy) where he developed his engineering skills in the protection and control discipline. He is now co-owner of Power Grid Engineering and takes a leading role in the business development of the company.

In addition to Andre’s dedication to his business, civic service and education, he is also a dedicated husband to his wife Cristina, and proud father to their sons Julian, Sebastian and daughter, Parisa. Andre believes in creating a strong balance between work and family. In fact, he and his partners value this balance so much that they made it part of PGE’s core values; “There is time for work, and time for play.”

 

 

William "Glenn" Durie, P.E., Vice President of Technical Services

William "Glenn" Durie, P.E. is the third founding partner of Power Grid Engineering. Durie draws on knowledge gained holding several technical positions at consulting firms prior to graduation. Durie graduated from the University of Florida where he received a Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineering in 2001.  After graduating from UF, Durie accepted a job with Progress Energy (now Duke Energy) in the Substation Engineering department. Along with substation design projects, Durie worked closely with senior engineers and field technicians to bring best practices back to engineering. He worked in the Substation Engineering department until 2002 when he moved to the Protection and Control department. Seeing a need to increase efficiencies and consistencies within the department’s designs he took on the task of capturing technical data and design philosophies  used by the department. He then created methods for the department to effectively implement the design philosophies for production.

Durie joined Power Grid Engineering in April 2007. He plays a vital role in the everyday operations of the company and overseeing the Quality Assurance program. 

 

 

Nabil May, Chief Financial Officer & Vice President of Support Services

Nabil May joined Power Grid Engineering in May 2015, and is responsible for leading the Power Grid Engineering strategic planning process, along with the Finance, Accounting, and Human Resources  departments. May is a financial industry veteran with a strong breadth of experience spanning a career of over 16 years in financial management and commercial banking. May earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Finance from Florida State University, and a Master of Business Administration from Rollins College, graduating with honors.

May has extensive experience in financial management, budgeting, planning and relationship building.  He was most recently Vice President of Middle Market Banking at Regions Bank, where he was responsible for developing relationships with middle market companies with revenue streams between $50M and $250M, financially analyzing those companies for leverage capacity, and ultimately structuring financial solutions.  In addition to his assignment at Regions Bank, May served as Sr. Vice President, Middle Market Commercial Banking at Hancock Bank. He also served as Vice President Commercial and Real Estate Banking at CNLBank.  He was alsoa six-year volunteer on the board of the Orlando Florida Science Center where he played a key role in its strategic growth and financial oversight as the Vice-Chair of the Finance Committee.

Aside from pursuing professional excellence, May and his lovely wife Christine are proud parents of two lovely daughters.