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Andre Smit

Andre SmitAndre Smit has worked in the protective relaying field for more than two decades. He studied at Vaal Triangle Technikon in South Africa and graduated in 1987 with a degree in electrical power engineering. He joined Siemens in 1989 and in 1998 moved to Siemens USA, where he developed a system engineering and production capability for protection systems. A member of the IEEE Power Systems Relaying Committee, Smit directed the Siemens USA protective relay business unit from 2004 to 2008.

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