GERS was founded in 1981 to provide comprehensive consulting services in electrical engineering and associated areas. Through the years the group has expanded to have presence in the United States, Mexico, Colombia, and Chile to attend to national and international markets.
The primary focuses of the company are power system studies, protection & control design, testing and commissioning of electrical projects and other field services, smart grids and training courses. Throughout these four decades, we have served utilities, oil and refinery complexes, and industrial facilities in over 45 countries.
With professionals working in different fields and having completed projects across five continents, GERS’ expertise allows for the most exceptional work to be completed no matter the location or scale. GERS projects exceed expectations not only due to our diligence in delivering projects on time, and on budget, but constantly utilizing new technologies to enhance the end project for our valued customers.
PhD in Distribution Automation, University of Strathclyde, 1998. MSc in Power Systems, University of Salford, 1980. BSc in Electrical Engineering, Universidad del Valle, 1977.
Dr. Juan M. Gers’ career in electrical engineering spans over the course of four decades doing work in academia, the private sector, and the public sector. Other than founding GERS in 1981, he has worked as a substation design engineer, was a professor at the University of Valle in Colombia for more than 20 years, and served as the Vice Minister of Mines and Energy of Colombia in 2002.
Dr. Gers has also dedicated his time to the academic field and taught various courses related to electrical protections and power system analysis at Penn State and Gonzaga Universities. He is the author of “Distribution System Analysis and Automation,” and co- author of “Protection of Electricity Distribution Networks” published by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) in 2013 and 2011 respectively. He has also published over 40 technical articles to date.
Dr. Gers currently holds the positions of: President of the Colombian-American Chamber of Commerce, Chair of the J13 (Modeling of Generator Controls for Coordinating Generator Relays) Working Group of the Power System Relaying and Control Committee (PSRC) and Senior Member of the IEEE, and Certified Navigator on Smart Grid Maturity Model of the SEI – Carnegie Mellon.
He also actively participates in many industry-specific events where he contributes his time and expertise to the development of the electrical engineering field. Additionally, he dedicates time to his local community, having served on the Board of Americas Community Center, a non-profit organization serving the Hispanic community in South Florida, and serving as President of the Colombian-American Chamber of Commerce.