Founder, Chairman & CEO, Strategic Power Systems
Salvatore A. Della Villa is the founder, Chairman, & CEO of Strategic Power Systems. With over thirty-eight (38) years of experience in the reliability engineering and information technology disciplines. He has led SPS in establishing the Operational Reliability Analysis Program (ORAP®) as the single largest global plant database in the energy industry.
Prior to founding SPS in 1987 he held various positions in General Electric’s turbine business operation, with a focus on “design for reliability” processes. He completed his undergraduate work at Siena College and his graduate work at Union College, focusing on mathematics, statistics, operations research and industrial administration and management.
He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, a past Chairman of the Electric Power committee, and a past Chairman of the ASME Standards Committee on reliability. He is a member of the American Society for Quality Control, and an ASQ certified reliability engineer. He has served as a member of the World Energy Council’s working group on reliability, and is currently on the Advisory Board of the Electric Power Conference and a current member of the Gas Turbine Association (GTA).