CORNING, NEW YORK, and CORVALLIS, OREGON - Micatu Incorporated, a leader in cutting-edge optical sensing technology, is expanding its presence to the Pacific Northwest with the addition of Josiah Jessen, P.E., as an application engineer. Based in Corvallis, Ore., Jessen will support the sales team by working with utilities to identify safe, accurate sensing solutions that will enhance grid visibility and resilience.
"Josiah's experience working with numerous electric utilities in the Pacific Northwest makes him a perfect fit for Micatu as we expand our client base and offerings throughout this region," said Micatu Executive Vice President Michael Sexton. "Josiah's commitment to building long-term customer relationships and his vast knowledge of electrical engineering applications will be an asset to Micatu as we expand our national presence and increase our capabilities."
Before joining Micatu, Jessen, a professionally licensed engineer in Oregon, supported numerous electrical engineering and utility companies. He recently served as an applications engineer with Anixter Inc., a Portland, Ore. distributor of network and security solutions, electrical solutions, and utility power solutions. Jessen led and supported sales of electrical equipment, leading Anixter's customer service for the Pacific Northwest Public Power throughout the life of each sale.
Jessen also previously held roles as a design engineer with design and construction engineering companies CH2M and TriAxis Engineering, an energy, development, and surveying firm - both located in Corvallis, Oregon. He earned his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Oregon State University in 2011.