Vice President, Operations
Eric Schmitt was appointed Vice President, Operations at the California ISO in September 2011. Mr. Schmitt is a 30-year power industry veteran with a unique blend of experience in operations, technology, business and environmental program management.
He most recently served as Senior Vice President at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), based in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Schmitt also held leadership positions with Capgemini Americas where he served as Global Nuclear Power Center of Excellence Leader. Other recent positions include Director, Technology Strategy and Planning for Dallas-based TXU (now Luminant) and an array of technical and management positions at TU Electric, Power Generation and Florida Power & Light.
Mr. Schmitt has held a variety of technical and management positions within the industry, including significant responsibilities in nuclear production, operations, technical support, environmental, chemistry, training, quality assurance, information technology, technology and governance. Also, he has consulted at various power stations and is a certified senior nuclear reactor operator. As a consultant, Mr. Schmitt worked with clients on three continents assisting them with business process and technology challenges.
Mr. Schmitt’s education includes a Master of Business Administration from University of Texas and a Master of Science from Florida Institute of Technology. He earned a Bachelor of Science from University of Notre Dame.