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Co-Founder and Lead Software Engineer, Reliable Energy Analytics LLC

Dick Brooks is the inventor of patent 11,374,961: METHODS FOR VERIFICATION OF SOFTWARE OBJECT AUTHENTICITY AND INTEGRITY and the Software Assurance Guardian™ (SAG ™) Point Man™ (SAG-PM™) software...

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I'm very sad to report the passing of my dear friend and mentor, Eugene Litvinov on Friday 9/25. Eugene was a driving force in the Energy industry, recognized by his peers for his contributions - as evidenced by his appointment to the NAE. He was a great boss, a valued mentor and a lot of fun to be with outside of work. Even after my retirement from ISO-NE we would get together for our annual golf outing and share lots of laughs. He created and led an amazing group of individuals over his years as the head of the Business Architecture and Technology (BAT) group. I remain close to several of my BAT colleagues even today.  The accomplishments are far too many to list here; he has left an indelible mark on ISO New England's IT/OT integration successes from all that BAT accomplished. I'll always remember that great smile and his sense of humor. His story of visiting the Chernobyl nuclear plant after the accident sent shivers down my spine.

Eugene had many friends across the Electric Industry, whom I'm sure will feel the effects of his passing. The industry industry has lost a giant of a man and I've lost a very dear friend.

Eugene achieved what Warren Buffet said was the greatest measure of success in life, everyone who worked for him loved him - how many bosses do you know achieve that from their employees: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/13/billionaire-warren-buffett-says-this-is-the-only-measure-of-success-that-matters.html 

I hope my BAT colleagues will continue the tradition that Eugene started with our annual golf tournament, which we may now refer to as the "Eugene Litvinov BAT Invitational Golf Tournament"

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Matt Chester on Sep 28, 2020

Sorry for the loss, Dick-- it sounds like he was a great leader in the field, but more importantly was a valued friend. 

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Richard Brooks on Sep 28, 2020

Eugene's true legacy is the camaraderie he instilled in his employees to support each other as a team - most of us were present at his funeral service yesterday, even after retirement, many of us remain close. What an accomplishment! How many bosses do you know that are loved like that?

Eugene achieved what Warren Buffet said was the greatest measure of success in life: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/13/billionaire-warren-buffett-says-this-is-the-only-measure-of-success-that-matters.html 

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Richard Brooks on Sep 26, 2021

I cannot believe that a year has passed since we lost Eugene. Tributes to Eugene are available at Forever Missed

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