Keynotes of Career
- BS in EE Ohio Northern 1965
- MS in EE Wayne State 1970
- Detroit Edison 1965-2004
- BofD of ESD 1974-1980
- IEEE Outstanding Engineer 1993
- Fellow of IEEE 1994
- Fellow of ESD 1995
- VP & CTO of DTE Energy Tech 2000-2004
- CEO & CTO of CPS, Inc 2004-present
- PE in the State of Michigan.
Murray W. Davis, P.E.
CEO and CTO CPS, Inc.
Murray W. Davis received the BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Ohio Northern University in 1965, Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Wayne State University in 1970, and worked toward a PHD degree in Electrical Engineering in 1971.
Mr. Davis joined the Detroit Edison Company in 1965 and held a number of positions in Electrical Engineering Division including becoming the Director of Electrical Engineering Division in 1979. He was assigned to Project UHV in Lennox, Massachusetts from 1976 to 1980 to work with GE on the development of 1500kV transmission lines. He became the Assistant Superintendent of River Rouge, St. Clair and Belle River power plants, comprising a total of 4400 MW’s of generation, from 1982 through 1984. He became the Superintendent of System Equipment in 1984 and the Director of Engineering in 1988, where he was responsible for the design of transmission lines, stations and substations, system protection, and technical support for T & D systems. M. Davis was assigned the Director of Transmission in 1997, a position responsible for increasing the capacity of the transmission system, resolving operating problems in the deregulated electric utility market, and developing technologies to reduce the need for future transmission such as distributed generation and load / energy management. From 2000 to 2004, M. Davis served as the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of DTE Energy Technologies, a position responsible for evaluating and implementing new technologies for electric power transmission and distribution, distributed resources (i.e. fuel cells, wind turbines, photo voltaics, microturbines, etc.) and telecommunications.
Currently, Mr. Davis is the CEO and Chief Technology Officer of Creative Power Systems, Inc., a company devoted to developing clean electric energy alternatives such as wind, water, solar, gas turbine driven generators, and developing line transmission and distribution power line monitoring and control products for smart grid applications.
Mr. Davis has authored 114 published technical papers and holds 15 U.S. and Canadian Patents. He became the Section Chairman of IEEE in 1977, received the Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD) Outstanding Young Engineer of the Year Award in 1971, and the IEEE Outstanding Engineer Award in 1993. He is the only engineer to have received two Alex Dow awards for outstanding achievement in 1976 and 2001. He served on the Board of Directors of ESD from 1974 through 1980; became Fellow of ESD in 1995, a Fellow of IEEE in 1994; a Life Fellow of IEEE 2008; and is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Michigan.