In 1988, Mr. Lynch received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis on Structures from the University of Missouri at Rolla. Since then, Otto has participated in the design and construction of numerous overhead line projects around the world up to 500kV. During this time he also became very interested in the newly emerging technology of 3-D computer modeling of overhead lines and was the pioneer in the integration of then newly emerging LiDAR technology with transmission line design. His professional interest and personal passion for the innovative 3-D computer modeling software overhead line design and structural analysis naturally led to his current position at PLSi as Vice President.
Mr. Lynch is a registered Professional Engineer and an active member of many ASCE and IEEE technical committees, including the ASCE 48 Steel Pole Transmission Structures committee and the ASCE 10 Lattice Steel Transmission Structures Committee. He most recently served on ASCE’s Report Card for America’s Infrastructure and is currently serving on the ASCE Committee on America’s Infrastructure. Otto is a past Chairman of the ASCE/SEI Committee of Electrical Transmission Structures, Chair of the upcoming 2015 ASCE Electrical Transmission and Substation Conference, and is a voting member of Subcommittee 5 of the National Electrical Safety Code. Otto was recently honored by receiving the ASCE’s 2012 Gene Wilhoite Innovations in Transmission Line Engineering Award and inducted as a Fellow in ASCE’s Structural Engineering Institute.