Arnold P. Vitols (Arnie) received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at the Institute of Technology in the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
He worked as a research and development engineer at General Electric’s High Voltage Laboratory in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. He was instrumental in the development and design of the gapless EHV metal oxide surge arresters and was the Project Manager for series capacitor designs.
In 1988, he moved to the series capacitor projects group in Westinghouse Electric Corporation in Bloomington, Indiana.
From 1990 to present, he is responsible for developing and testing new products and providing technical support to the product department in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania.
He is a committee member of IEEE, American National Standards Institute, ANSI C62 surge arrester standard’s group, IEC 60099 advisory group and National Electric Manufacturing Association, NEMA 8LA Section.