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We Measure the Systems that Power the Future

Innovative, practical solutions that generate actionable data for today’s electrical utilities.

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Our Passion is Measuring the Future

At Micatu, we build innovative solutions that work with the way your grid actually operates today. Our products outpace legacy systems to meet the needs you’ll have tomorrow — and beyond.

Who We Are

Founded in 2011, Micatu is the first to commercialize the next-generation of highly accurate grid measurements and analytics through a modular, optical sensing technology platform that is safer, more accurate, and more affordable.

We are an optical sensor company that cares about energy and the way it is delivered - cleaner, safer, and more reliably.

We provide compelling solutions that bridge the gap between yesterday's one-way, analog grid and today's need for more two-way, real-time data and visibility as more intermittent renewables come online and drive the evolution of our modern grid.

At our heart, our team is passionate about striving to change the way the world senses with light so that our customers -- from energy service providers to data centers -- can have a safer, cleaner, higher performing electric grid.

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Michael S. Oshetski

Chief Executive Officer

Michael Oshetski is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Micatu and serves on its board of directors.

As the founder of Micatu in August 2011, Michael brings over 20 years’ experience in the optics industry in technical and managerial roles. Including end-to-end management of product development, global sales, P&L accountability, and multi-international manufacturing operations and considered an expert in the field of optics. Michael’s passion is to “Fundamentally Change the Way the World Senses with Light” through solutions that transform operational awareness for the power and industrial industries. Some of Michael’s achievements include first place in 76West Clean Energy Business Competition One Million Dollar Grand Prize and is an honorary inductee at the RIT School of Engineering. Additionally, he had published numerous patents within the field of optics and optical sensing applications.

Michael earned his Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology.

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Atul D. Pradhan

Chief Technical Officer

Dr. Atul Pradhan is Micatu’s Chief Technical Officer. As a co-founder of Micatu in August 2011, Dr. Pradhan brings over 40 years’ experience in the optics industry and oversees the strategy for advanced optical sensing technologies across the company and development of core technologies.

Prior to Micatu, Dr. Pradhan oversaw the development and prototyping of the Google Streetview lens, pioneered advancements for the development of optical thin film monitors, and micro-optic assemblies for step and scan lithography. Dr. Pradhan, has had published numerous publications and patents within the field of optics and optical sensing applications.

Dr. Atul Pradhan graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he earned a Doctor of Philosophy with Honors in Physics and conducted this Postdoctoral in astrophysics at NASA JPL and is a NASA Fellow.

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Amanda L. Freick, P.E.

Vice President North American Sales

Amanda Freick is the VP North American Sales, overseeing the strategic partnerships and solution delivery throughout the continent. With over a decade of experience working with and for electric utilities, Amanda brings a true passion for enabling a responsible energy future.

Amanda holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, with a concentration in Power Systems.

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Michael Sexton

Executive Vice President

Michael Sexton is the Executive Vice President in charge of Sales and Marketing and is responsible for implementing growth strategies for Micatu. With over 37 years of experience in manufacturing and operations management, Michael has strong technical, interpersonal, and conceptual skills with a proven track record of managing day-to-day operations of highly leveraged manufacturing facilities. He has specialized in distressed turn around situations and has delivered highly profitable returns in short periods of time.

In 2014, Michael created Gridview Optical Solutions after purchasing the assets from a financially distressed organization specializing in optical sensing technology. Shortly after the acquisition, Michael sought out and partnered with Micatu to advance the technology to fundamentally change sensing in the power and industrial spaces. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Clarkson College of Technology and was awarded his MBA from Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University.

 

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Bridging the gap between the modern grid and the future of energy delivery

Optical sensing is a transformative change in energy distribution monitoring. Using advanced optic crystals, the technology enables high precision measurement with unparalleled accuracy — all while sitting “outside the line.” This breakthrough creates a safer grid and allows vast improvements in grid monitoring on a flexible and modular basis, with minimal installation overhead.

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