Hector Dominguez, P.E.
& Principal Consulting Engineer
Hector Dominguez is the founder of HDR Consulting LLC and its principal technical lead, overseeing several multidisciplinary hardware and software engineering teams. He is responsible for the daily leadership and overall direction of the company. For over 20 years Mr. Dominguez has developed his skill set and visionary capacity in energy project development, design, engineering, implementation and strategic planning services for the Utility industry. Hector brings an in-depth technical and integrated resource planning knowledge on energy efficiency, demand response, energy storage and distributed energy programs. He understands the challenges facing the utility industry and can match the Utility's needs with fit technology solutions.
In support to his commitment for a sustainable planet, Hector has interests in designing and developing innovative smart sensor technologies and optimization controls for energy conservation in residential and commercial applications, bringing conceptual designs from a white board draft to real-life fruition through strong analytical and engineering led processes.
Steve Hofer, MBA, CEM
Senior Project Manager
Steve Hofer brings over 20 years of diverse project management expertise having lead the management of large housing projects and utility DSM programs including EnergyStar new homes, weatherization, pool pumps, HVAC, commercial lighting and renewables. Mr. Hofer is well-versed in all aspects of successful business operations, marketing and personnel management and utilizes these skills every day to creatively adapt and provide leadership on behalf of our clients. Earlier on his career, Steve worked as a Program Manager for a large consulting firm, where he managed multiple utility sponsored energy efficiency programs that consistently exceeded company goals and client satisfaction metrics while achieving results within approved financial program budgets.
Javid Butler, CMVP, CEM
Javid Butler boasts over 25 years of experience with lighting and HVAC control systems and electronic design, fabrication, assembly and testing. He has designed and implemented large commercial lighting control projects including advanced daylighting control and LED lighting systems. Javid has a proven creative approach to solving complex problems. His work has been circulated in industry publications, and presented at LDI, The LED Show, and other regional trade shows on advanced technology.
As a Certified Measurement & Verification Professional, Javid is responsible for M&V activities through the application of appropriate statistical and load research techniques to measure and verify load reduction impacts resulting during demand response events from residential and commercial programs. His passion led him to the research and analysis of machine learning techniques and relevant frameworks available to implement progressive and cost-effective analytical tools.
Senior Software Engineer
Myong Holl is an experienced software engineer with over 13 years of database and web development including over a decade developing web services and applications for the utility industry. Myong is responsible for rapid application development and product prototyping using microcontrollers and embedded systems as well as developing data analytics software solutions for clients. She has developed applications for automating data entry, billing and meter data analysis, as well as building assessments, home battery performance reporting, and thermostat performance reporting. Other projects include installing, customizing, and maintaining open-source OpenADR 2.0 VTN cloud servers for the testing and evaluation of demand response enabling technologies.
Greg Weir, MCSA
Senior Test Engineer
Greg Weir spearheads our product and software quality assurance teams. Mr. Weir brings over 12 years of experience in software design, development, implementation and debugging employing off-the-shelve and custom testing tools for mission-critical applications in government, financial, educational, gaming and utility industries. His areas of expertise include QCmethodologies, quality assurance life cycle and defect management life cycle along with proven technical abilities organizing and implementing white and black box tests plans and requirements analysis. Greg is well versed in GUI application testing, back-end testing, database testing, front-end testing, functional testing, system testing, trans-browser testing, load testing on client-server applications, stand alone, and web-based applications with multiple server domains.
Mr. Weir is actively engaged in supporting utility-grade corporate applications hosting demand response management systems. His responsibilities include utilization of SOAPUI Pro software in testing APIs and data cleanup efforts; HP Quality Center software application for creating test plans, test cases and defect tracking, SQL Developer for backend data validation, and creating SQL scripts designed for batch processing for data extraction, transformation and loading processes.