Dalibor Kladar

Dali (Dalibor) Kladar, M.Sc., P.E. has over 35 years of experience in the Power, Oil & Gas, Iron & Steel industries and over 6 years as university instructor/ docent. The focus has been always on new technologies development /implementation through over 100 projects in system & signal analysis, data acquisition, computational intelligence, software design, smart grid, micro grid, condition based asset management, surge protection, power line insulators, power quality, power system analysis, modeling, fusing, SCADA/Instrumentation, remote sensing (GIS /GPS), LV/MV/HV equipment testing (surge protective devices, power conditioning devices, fuses, circuit breakers, motor control centers, contactors etc.), IR inspection of 60 different industrial processes/substations/ T&D lines, grounding, quality management, project management, safety etc. He has published several technical papers and given public presentations around the world.

Areas of Expertise

  • Smart Grid integration
  • (DPR, DFR, CBM, SER, PLC, PQ meters, PMU) and innovative diagnostics in LV/ MV/ HV systems in capital intensive industries
  • 6-Sigma Design & Development / Lean methodologies in System/Process design; Project Management; Management of Change; Front End Engineering Design
  • Power system analysis /modeling (SCC, TCC coordination, arc flash, grounding, surge/ lightning protection), validation testing (MCC, CB, SPD, fuses, gas analysis, sensors, IR…)
  • International Advisory Groups: Industrial standards development/ implementation, regulatory (governmental) and safety compliances (IEC, IEEE, NEMA, UL, CEC, NFPA, SCA)
  • Software design / implementation / integration

Experience and Background

  • 35 years of industrial experience in Europe, Americas
  • 6 years of academic experience
  • Principal, Kladar Virtual Automation for 12 years
  • Work experience from Small Medium Enterprises to Fortune 500 corporations

Accomplishments and Industry Recognition

  • Inventor /co-inventor of 5 profitable patents in 30+ countries
  • IEEE Senior Member, Power Energy Society
  • Two nominations for Calgary Innovator of the year 2010, and 2011
  • Member of EATON Society of Inventors
  • IEEE PES SPDC Award for “Guide for Thyristor Surge Protective Devices”
  • Registered Professional Engineer in Alberta (since 1999)


  • M.Sc., Electrical Engineering, Power Systems, 1984
  • B.Sc., Electrical Engineering, Control Systems, 1975
  • 29 additional Trainings / Certificates