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James Mater co-founded and has held several executive positions at QualityLogic from June 1994 to present. He is currently Co-Founder, Director and Smart Grid Interoperability Evangelist working on QualityLogic's Smart Grid strategy, including work with GWAC, the Pacific North West Smart Grid Demonstration Project, the SGIP Test and Certification Committee, and UCA’s OpenSG Conformity Work Group, as well as giving papers and presentations on interoperability. The GridWise Architecture Council recognized James for his outstanding work with one of its three GridWise Applied Awards for 2010. The recognition was for his contribution to the work of the GridWise Architecture Council in the development of the Interoperability Maturity Model, updates to the Interoperability Decision Maker’s Checklist, and for his efforts to promote the application of interoperability principles within the smart grid community. From 2001 to October, 2008, James oversaw QualityLogic as President and CEO. From 1994 to 1999, he founded and built Revision Labs, which merged with Genoa Technology to become QualityLogic. Prior to QualityLogic, James held Product Management roles at Tektronix, Floating Point Systems, Sidereal and Solar Division of International Harvester. Mater holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Reed College, Portland, OR and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.