EdgeData welcomes new director of operations


EdgeData, LLC recently added Lorie Hines as director of operations. In this role, Hines will manage operations of BladeEdge, EdgeData’s artificial intelligence (AI)-driven image analysis engine for the wind industry.

Lorie Hines (Courtesy: BladeEdge)

“Lorie brings valuable insight and experience to the BladeEdge team during a time of rapid growth,” said Chris Shroyer, president and co-founder of EdgeData. “She possesses a combination of technical knowledge and project management expertise that will enable BladeEdge’s capacity for growth. We’re delighted to add her capabilities to our leadership team.”

As director of operations, Hines will draw on her experience in technology, risk management, and problem solving to oversee the technical architecture that supports all BladeEdge applications. BladeEdge is powered by EDDIE, the company’s AI analytics engine designed specifically for the wind industry. EDDIE enables automated condition assessment of blade inspection images, data analytic processing, and report generation.

The BladeEdge application suite includes the BladeEdge Controller Application (BE-APPSM), the BladeEdge Capture Assurance Tool (BE-CATSM), BladeEdge Analytics, and the Blade­Edge User Dashboard. Together, these applications streamline wind-farm management, from data capture to data management, and ultimately artificial intelligence and analytics.
Hines also will manage the BladeEdge application development team to ensure the regular and timely release and integration of innovative operations solutions.

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