Meet Our Instructors
Battery Knowledge Experts
Eagle Eye University instructors are industry specialists with decades of hands-on & instructional experience. Students will be sure to gain in-depth, real-world knowledge from seasoned experts.
George Pedersen has been immersed in the battery industry for over 40 years, with hands-on experience in battery maintenance and testing in four out of seven continents. George was engaged in the design, installation, commissioning and operation of communication and secure power systems. Since then, he has dedicated himself to educating various industries on NERC PRC-005-2 and IEEE compliance, battery management and monitoring and analysis through courses at Eagle Eye University.
What’s your teaching philosophy?
A lot of the attendees at the classes are not book learners. So, I try to bring context into all the classes by using real battery data and my own practical experiences to demonstrate the theory working in practice.
What advantage do your students have over others who don’t attend your courses?
They know a lot more about the practical aspects of battery management than most people do. As a result, they are in a position to manage any failures when they occur, as they most certainly will.
EEU Technical Advisor
Allen Byrne is a 40-year veteran of the battery backed power industry. He is a senior member of the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) where he sits on the Power and Energy Society’s Stationary Batter Committee (PES SBC). He is also a member of the IEEE Standards Association. He is currently vice-chair of two IEEE battery standards.
Allen is one of the founders of Battcon, the International Stationary Battery Conference and was the chair for 16 years. He was also a contributing editor for Power Quality Assurance Magazine. He is a frequent speaker at power system related conferences and has had over 50 technical papers published. He is the original author of the Power Distribution Chapter of BICSI’s Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual.
He was greatly honored in 2011 by being inducted into the Battcon Battery Hall-of Fame.
What are your hopes for your students’ futures?
Depending upon the point in their career path, I would want them to know more than I did when I was in their shoes. I want them to be so competent that they can rise in the ranks and be a credit to their employer. I hope that I have made their job easier and more rewarding.
With a dedication to hands-on training and safety, Erik Knudtson brings over 10 years of training experience to EEU. Serving as primarily an on-site trainer, at customer locations, Erik brings years of real-world experience to each training session.
Currently serving as Service Manager for Eagle Eye Services, LLC, Erik spends the majority of his days in the field, learning firsthand and trouble-shooting issues in the backup power industry. Book Erik for an on-site training session and learn from someone who can bring real-world experience directly to the classroom.
What’s your teaching philosophy?
Having worked all across the country and overseas, focusing heavily on the utility and critical facility markets, I enjoy sharing my expertise in preventative maintenances, batteries, chargers, safety and customer relationships.
Want to become an EEU Instructor?
We are always looking for experienced and skilled DC instructors to join our team. If you’re interested, please check out the job description.