PowerSecure Appoints VP to Lead Switchgear Unit

April 23, 2003 by Jeff Shepard

Metretek Technologies, Inc. announced that its distributed generation subsidiary, PowerSecure, Inc., has appointed Brian Kisner to head NexGear(R), a business unit of PowerSecure.

Kisner, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Iowa State University in 1991, joins PowerSecure following twelve-years' experience in the switchgear industry. Kisner began his career as a switchgear design engineer at Westinghouse Electric Distribution Company, subsequently purchased by Eaton Corporation. In 1998 he moved to the new Raleigh Satellite Plant of Cutler-Hammer (a unit of Eaton) where, in addition to sales, his responsibilities included the design, manufacture and pricing of switchgear.

Sidney Hinton, president and CEO of PowerSecure, explained that switchgear is effectively the electronic brain of a distributed generation system. It continuously monitors the power needs of a customer and automatically switches between the utility grid and the customer's on-site generation to ensure maximum efficiency. In addition to providing protection against abnormal voltages and currents, NexGear's switchgear also facilitates the remote monitoring of the distributed generation system.

"I am delighted to welcome Brian to the PowerSecure team," said Hinton. "Given his knowledge of the industry and his record of achievement, we expect him to be instrumental in establishing NexGear as a national brand in the switchgear marketplace. Brian's network of valued relationships with both customers and industry peers will, we believe, enable our NexGear unit to make a measurable and growing contribution to PowerSecure's profitability."