Proven Compliance Solutions Inc. Adds Brian Van Gheem as Senior NERC Consultant

Proven Compliance Solutions Inc. (PCS) is pleased to announce the addition of Brian Van Gheem, P.E., as Senior NERC Consultant, further strengthening its industry experience and operational expertise in both O&P and CIP NERC Reliability Standards Compliance.

Brian comes to PCS as an accomplished compliance and regulatory manager with extensive expertise in engineering, operations, regulatory support, training/development, compliance management, audits and reporting.  He has experience in conducting mock compliance audits, advising clients on process improvements for strengthening their compliance programs, and monitoring NERC initiatives, including standards development.  He has had an active role in both NERC related training and audit team support, as well as a role that focused on the responsibilities applicable to a Balancing Authority (BA) and Reliability Coordinator (RC).  Brian is a Registered Professional Engineer in both Michigan and Indiana, holding a Master of Business Administration (MBA), a Master of Science in Management (MSM) and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.

When asked about joining PCS, Brian stated, I am very excited to begin this adventure and cannot think of a better team to join than PCS.  I look forward to supporting our clients in their compliance efforts in developing programs, preparing/training Subject Matter Experts for audits, and helping them manage their ongoing compliance programs.  I believe there is a need for securing the reliability of the Bulk Electric System and am excited to be a part of the PCS team that delivers quality compliance programs that supports this endeavor.”

Mitchell E. Needham, PCS Vice President - NERC Consultation Services O&P and a 40-year industry veteran, is extremely pleased with Brian’s decision to join the PCS team.  “Brian brings a vast knowledge of the impact of NERC Reliability Standards on the industry and has actively participated in the development of those Standards.  Brian has a very unique book of accreditations, including having a BS in Electrical Engineering (in a rare ‘power option’ specialty), being a Registered Professional Engineer, holding a ‘train the trainer’ certification, as well as a NERC Reliability System Operator Certification.  His recent experience also includes providing interpretations of Critical Infrastructure Protection Standards for clients.”

PCS provides a full range of NERC Reliability Standards compliance consulting services.  PCS has an unsurpassed track record in Regional Audit success.  Whether your need for support is in the area of Operations and Planning Standards or Critical Infrastructure Protection Standards for your utility, generation facility, solar facility or wind facility, PCS provides the technical expertise and program management support you desire.  PCS delivers compliance interpretations based on extensive auditing experience, coupled with programs and processes that provide you confidence in the compliance status of your organization.

For information on how PCS can support your organization’s Reliability Standards compliance needs, please contact Dale Zahn at (262) 436-4116 or visit our website at

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