David Boroughs

David Boroughs, Executive Advisor & Director, Communications, has over 35 years of telecommunications experience. His professional career includes work with KEMA, Sprint, GTE and PBS National Datacast in the areas of engineering design, planning, implementation and operation of wireless and fiber networks. The efforts included development of a vision, benefit cost analysis and strategy for communications architecture solutions, network management and infrastructure assessments: technology and performance/vulnerability analysis.

Areas of Expertise

  • Utility Telecommunications network planning, engineering, implementation
  • Technical specification development and procurement assistance

Experience and Background

  • Over 35 years of experience in the electric power industry (1975-2011)
  • Sr. Principal Consultant, KEMA, Inc. (2003-2011)
  • Director, Engineering & Planning, National Datacast, Inc. (2000-2003)
  • Director, Engineering, Teleconsult International (1998-2000)
  • Director, Operations, National Datacast, Inc. (1993-1998)
  • Engineering Team Leader, Sprint (1987-1993)
  • Telecommunications Manager, Information Systems & Networks (1986-1987)
  • Senior Engineer, GTE Corporation (1977-1986)
  • Communications Engineer, Rural Electrification Administration (1975-1977)

Accomplishments and Industry Recognition

  • Member IEEE Communications and Power Engineering Society
  • Co-instructor: Utility University training session "Smart Substations - Protection, Communications, Control, Information Management for the Enterprise" (UU 101), DistribuTECH 2011, San Diego, CA, January 2011
  • Various Telecommunications presentations at past UTC and ENTELEC venues
  • Registered Professional Engineer, NC License #09487


  • BSEE – NC State University
  • MBA – Duke University

David Boroughs can be contacted at dboroughs@quanta-technology.com