P2S co-founder Kevin Peterson has vast experience in planning, analyzing and designing projects encompassing waterfront, industrial, institutional, military and commercial power and lighting systems. Mr. Peterson also brings considerable experience in the design, analysis, upgrading and retrofitting of medium-voltage power distribution systems.
Mr. Peterson is past president of the 12,000-member the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Industry Applications Society (IAS). His current activities include serving as Secretary of IEEE PCIC Standards subcommittee responsible for development of over 40 electrical standards. He also serves on the executive committee of ACEC CAMEE (Council of American Mechanical & Electrical Engineers) as Chair-Elect. Mr. Peterson is the chair of IEEE P80005 Shore Power Connection working group developing international standards for shore-to-ship connections since 2006. This group published IEC/ISO/IEEE 80005-1 “Cold Ironing: High Voltage Shore Connection (HVSC) Systems” in 2012 and is currently working on 80005-2 “Communication Interface Description.”
Prior to founding P2S, Kevin Peterson served as Chief Electrical Engineer for SPARVAN, Inc. He received his B.S. in electrical engineering from California State University, Long Beach. Mr. Peterson was featured in “Working for California – Influencing the World” in 2011 honoring 50 graduates from the California State University system over the past 50 years. He received the Engineering Distinguished Alumni award from CSU Long Beach in 2013.
Kevin Peterson has served as President / CEO of P2S Engineering since 2005 and is responsible for P2S’s strategy and vision, capital allocation and culture. The firm has been recognized in PSMJ’s Circle of Excellence for exemplary management of clients, staff, and projects in 2007, 2009, 2010 & 2011. The firm was also named as one of the best places to work in Los Angeles by the LA Business Journal in for the past five years
Mr. Peterson also serves in leadership positions for several local non-profits including Vice Chair for Community Hospital of Long Beach Advisory Board, Chair of Long Beach Memorial Medical Center Partnerships in Excellence program and a member of the board of directors for YMCA of Greater Long Beach. He also serves as a mentor for the CSULB Innovation Challenge.