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Thomas Kuster

Tom Kuster, chief executive officer and co-founder of Merit SI and Merit Controls, brings more than 30 years of leadership in the power, energy and critical infrastructure markets, with a proven track record of success in developing high-growth businesses. A seasoned renewables industry veteran with substantial global experience, Tom’s pioneering efforts contributed to the launch…

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Dmitriy Anichkov

Dmitriy Anichkov is chief technology officer and a founding member of Merit SI and Merit Controls, with more than 30 years of global engineering and management experience in the power industry. Dmitriy developed energy management and control systems serving ALSTOM Grid, MISO, Duke Energy, GDF Suez and others. He possesses extensive experience in R&D, commissioning,…

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Mark Zeni

Mark Zeni, chief operating officer of Merit Controls, brings results-oriented, hands-on leadership to the team, with a demonstrated ability to scale businesses with the proper balance of people, process, and systems. Mark was most recently COO of GameChange Solar, where he led the tracker development team and scaled the logistics and operations teams in support…

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Gio Hwang

Gio Hwang

As Vice President of Business Development, Gio Hwang is responsible for direct sales of Merit Controls’ SCADA, power plant control (PPC) and network solutions. A member of the executive leadership team, he helps develop company growth strategies including new market development in hybrid renewables, geographic expansion, leading marketing activities, and building a strong sales team.…

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Nick Milam

Nick Milam serves as the Director of Operational Technology for Merit Controls. He leverages his vast experience with SCADA and power plant control systems to lead Merit’s engineering and execution teams. In his role, he oversees development, implementation, commissioning, and long-term customer support for Merit Controls systems. Nick has an extensive electrical engineering, control system…

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Tina Dornbusch

Tina Dornbusch is the associate director of product management for Merit Controls. Tina leads all aspects of the Merit Controls customer experience, from proposal and planning to post-implementation support. Additional responsibilities include product roadmap development, process design, collateral creation, technical documentation, sales channel strategies, benchmarking and best practices. Prior to her current position, Tina served…

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Sachin Soni

Sachin Soni

As Manager of Grid Integration Engineering and Compliance, Sachin manages the engineering and power plant controls offerings to support Merit Controls’ overall business operations. He sets the strategy for interconnection and transmission processes, and supports the development of Merit Controls’ SCADA, PPC and control system architecture. In addition, he leads and performs NERC MOD &…

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