Wayne Hartmann Promoted to Senior Vice President for Beckwith Electric

Largo, Florida – December 5, 2017 – Beckwith Electric today announced that Wayne Hartmann has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Customer Excellence.

As Senior Vice President, Mr. Hartmann is the top strategist for the company for developing mission critical messages and promoting innovative Beckwith Electric Technology for the Electric Power Industry. He acts as the primary spokesperson for delivering Innovative Technology Messages to the Electric Power Industry, and continues to promote Beckwith Electric’s image and reputation through involvement in industry standards development and technical forums worldwide. As a long-standing member of the Beckwith Electric Design Review Board, Mr. Hartmann is a key contributor to the discussion of new product development ideas to drive Beckwith Electric technology to new heights. Mr. Hartmann holds a leadership role in the development of course structure and presentation materials for Beckwith Electric Annual and Regional Protection & Control Seminars. He also provides training, coaching and mentoring for Beckwith Electric personnel in Sales, Marketing, Creative Technical Solutions, and Engineering.

Before joining Beckwith Electric, Mr. Hartmann performed in Application, Sales and Marketing Management capacities at PowerSecure, General Electric, Siemens Power T&D and Alstom T&D. With over 30 years of participation in the Industry, his focus has been on the application of protection and control systems for electrical generation, transmission, distribution, distributed resources and power utilization.

Mr. Hartmann is a Senior Member of IEEE, serving on the IEEE Power System Relaying Committee as a Main Committee Member for over 25 years. He is Chair Emeritus of the Rotating Machinery Subcommittee (’07-’10). He has contributed to numerous IEEE Standards, Guides, Reports, Tutorials and Transactions, and delivered Tutorials at IEEE T&D Conferences, and instructed at local IEEE Chapters. He has authored and presented numerous technical papers at key industry conferences including Distributech, Demand Response and Smart Grid Coalition, IEEE ISGT, Georgia Tech Relay, Western Protective Relay, Texas A&M Relay, Western Power Delivery Automation, RMEL, Minnesota Power Systems, IA/NB Power Systems and CEATI T&D. He also contributed to McGraw-Hill's “Standard Handbook of Power Plant Engineering.”

“Wayne provides significant strategic leadership to Beckwith Electric, and in filling this key role, he will continue to help chart our company’s business strategy,” said Tom Beckwith, Beckwith Electric Chief Executive Officer. “Wayne’s deep understanding of both the utility and industrial sectors and our unique position in the industry is invaluable to us.”

About Beckwith Electric

Founded in 1967, Beckwith Electric introduced the first solid state tapchanger control in 1968, and was the first to develop the microprocessor protective relay in 1981. Today, Beckwith Electric has thousands of protection and control units in service worldwide, with a reputation for cutting-edge technology, defined by its customers and refined by Beckwith. This success starts with Beckwith Electric Employees and their commitment to quality in the products, all 100% designed and manufactured in Largo, Florida, U.S.A.

Beckwith’s field-proven smart distribution automation controls for transformers, regulators and capacitor banks incorporate unique control strategies, advanced microprocessor architecture and cyber security compliant communications. Power systems protection solutions include generator, transformer, feeder, recloser and distributed generation applications. Specialized synchronizing and motor bus transfer systems are also offered.

Beckwith Electric’s customers include power utilities, heavy industrial and large institutional markets, and their consultants.

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