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OSI Appoints Al Eliasen as Chief Operating Officer

Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI) is pleased to announce that Al Eliasen, the company's Vice President of Project Delivery & Operations, has been appointed the company's Chief Operating Officer. As a senior member of OSI's executive leadership team, Eliasen will now have the increased responsibility of overseeing and guiding all of the company's domestic and international operations.

Eliasen is an automation industry professional with more than 25 years of experience in corporate operations and engineering management. At OSI, he has overseen all project delivery operations to date. He's known for his excellence in managing complex projects, building high-performance teams, and developing leaders while maintaining excellent customer satisfaction.

"In light of our continued growth it is evident we will need cross-functional leadership and stewardship across the entire company to define, drive, and execute our corporate goals," said OSI CEO Bahman Hoveida. "Al has repeatedly proven himself a talented, driven, and capable leader well suited for this role. A champion for our brand, he's certain to excel in this position and continue guiding OSI and our customers to success."

Eliasen has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State, an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and an MS in Management from the Sloan School of Management at MIT.

Open Systems International (www.osii.com)—headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota—provides open, state-of-the-art and high-performance automation solutions to utilities worldwide. These solutions include Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, Network Management Systems (NMS), Energy Management Systems (EMS), Distribution Management Systems (DMS), Outage Management Systems (OMS), Generation Management Systems (GMS), Substation Automation (SA) Systems, Data Warehousing (Historian) Analytics, Distributed Energy Resource Management Systems (DERMS), Situational Awareness Systems, individual software and hardware products, and Smart Grid solutions for utility operations. OSI's solutions empower its users to meet their operational challenges, day in and day out, with unsurpassed reliability and a minimal cost of technology ownership and maintenance.

For additional information regarding this news release, please contact news@osii.com.