Andy Gumkowski ([email protected]) is manager of distribution projects at Avangrid Inc. He has over 15 years of experience in electric utilities. In addition to working in substation and distribution engineering, he has led operations in substation, distribution and transmission lines. Gumkowski currently manages a profile of distribution projects in New York and Connecticut, focusing on system resiliency, hardening, and automation. He leads a robust team focused on engineering and construction, from project inception and commissioning to closeout.