Our Team

Our many years of experience in managing various business functions are what makes us an expert at meeting your company's needs.

Scott Stein

Founder, President, Executive Consultant


With over 21 years of experience in the utilities, wireless and telecommunications industries, Scott offers expertise specializing in enterprise architecture and systems integration. His 16 years as a Senior IT Manager and Executive Consultant within the utility AMI, Mobile Workforce Management, and Enterprise Asset Management markets and 5 years at Jacksonville Electric Authority and Puget Sound Energy provides him with an in-depth and practical understanding of the utility enterprise.  His areas of expertise include:

  • Solution architecture design and development
  • Utility enterprise infrastructure
  • Business processes and operational practices
  • Integration design and implementation
  • Test management
  • Program management and deployment
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Mark Michaels

Executive Consultant, EVP Operations


With over 33 years of professional experience in the electric, gas and water utility industry, Mark offers expertise in Smart Grid, AMI, AMR, Distribution Automation, and telecommunications technologies.  His 15 years at Pacific Gas & Electric and the past 18 years as an Executive Consultant, Director, Program Manager and Project Manager at a large AMI provider and as an AMI Consultant, provides for a broad utility and Smart Grid experience.  His areas of expertise include:

  • Smart grid operational technologies
  • Project management
  • Program implementation
  • Business case development
  • Business process mapping
  • Vendor Management
  • Contract negotiation
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Jeff Evans

EVP Marketing, Executive Consultant


With more than 26 years of energy/utility experience, Jeff offers expertise in advanced metering, smart grid technologies, and the digital customer experience. His 15 years at ComEd and Exelon Energy Delivery and the past 11 years as an AMI and Smart Grid Consultant enables him to effectively leverage a strong utility understanding to identify and communicate opportunities for improvements that increase efficiency and profitability. His areas of expertise include:

  • Strategy development
  • Requirements analysis
  • Business case development
  • Solution benefits identification and qualification
  • Vendor evaluation
  • Contract negotiations
  • Solution implementation
  • Project management
  • Regulatory support
  • Customer Engagement
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Toni Pietrantoni

Principal Consultant


With more than 20 years of industry and consulting experience, Toni offers expertise in advanced metering, meter data management, end point installation management, work order management, and smart grid technologies.  His 5 years at Elster Solutions and the past 8 years as an AMI and Smart Grid Consultant coupled with program and project management expertise has positioned him as trusted advisor to critical utility smart grid projects at Frankfort Plant Board, PPL Electric Utilities, CPS Energy, SMECO and Tallahassee (COT).  His areas of expertise include:

  • Project Management
  • Requirements analysis
  • Business case development
  • RFP/Procurement
  • Vendor evaluation
  • Contract negotiations
  • Solution implementation
  • Transition to steady state operations
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Smart Grid Visioning

A Smart Grid vision identifies the technologies, tools and processes of the future state utility that can appreciably increase customer engagement and satisfaction, enhance service reliability and quality, improve operational efficiencies, and facilitate greater energy efficiencies.  Learn how VASS Solutions can help you craft you Smart Grid Vision.

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