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AMETEK Powervar Doubles Down on Global Growth

Sunday, September 15, 2019

With expanded sales team and increased support, the company leverages growing opportunities globally


Waukegan, IL – September 25, 2019 – AMETEK Powervar, a leading supplier of uninterruptible power manager (UPM) solutions, today announces its new strategic direction designed to increase customer focus and satisfaction, streamline service delivery and meet growing demand.

Powervar has made a significant investment in a new direct sales channel to more effectively serve its customer base and deliver a factory direct experience to all customers. In response to growing needs from its customers, Powervar has introduced a new sales structure and expanded sales team to focus on giving each customer the support and communication they need to build long-term partnerships and grow business together.


“Powervar has always been known for industry leading innovation and quality in our products; now it’s time we up our game to ensure our customer experience is second to none,” stated Chris Walsh, Powervar Director of Global Sales. “The team we have put together has a primary responsibility to enhance our customer relationships and garner a better understanding of how we can ensure both businesses succeed, together.”

Under the new structure, Rich O’Brien has been appointed Director, North American Sales. O’Brien will be responsible for driving Powervar’s sales strategies, leading the sales team and accelerating market growth throughout the company’s North American markets. Rich and his team will build working relationships with existing and new Powervar customers to drive business from the ground up and provide continuous support to customers. O’Brien comes to the Powervar team from sister company SurgeX where he held the position of National Sales Manager.


Newly Appointed Regional Sales Managers

  • Chip Peagler, Southeast United States
  • Randy Toth, Northeast United States
  • Mike Miller, Midwest United States
  • Leonard Jomsky, South-Central United States


Newly Appointed Inside Sales Manager

  • Rayna Koesser


To round out the North American team, Mike Chmura, a long-tenured Powervar sales manager, has been appointed Director of Sales, National Accounts and will be responsible for driving partnerships with the largest of the Powervar customers. Chmura and his team will be dedicated to servicing the unique needs of our global partners and will work hand in hand with the regional managers and O’Brien to ensure the best customer experience at all levels of the organization.

Newly Appointed Key Account Managers

    • Michael Czarnecki
    • Mike Corda
    • David Fencl


    Additionally, Powervar has expanded its footprint in EMEA with the hiring of Badre Lhour and Kamil Niwiadomoski. Lhour will take on the role of Sales Engineer, servicing the company’s DACH region and will fulfill a consultative sales role, assessing power quality needs, determining solution requirements and providing technical support. Niewiadmoski will be supporting Powervar’s sales and service operations from the UK office.


    All teams will be under the direction of Powervar Director of Global Sales, Chris Walsh. With his new team, Walsh will continue to ensure a coordinated effort amongst all sales team members and drive strategic sales globally.


    “Our team is stronger than it has ever been, and we now have the ability to reach every corner of the market across North America and globally,” said Walsh. “This is an exciting time at Powervar, and we are looking forward to the future.”


    For more information, contact AMETEK Powervar at 1-847-596-7000; e-mail: or visit:

    About AMETEK Powervar
    AMETEK Powervar ( is a global provider of power management systems, headquartered in Waukegan, Illinois, with international sales and service offices in United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Italy and Mexico. The company's primary products include transformer-based power conditioners and uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), which support a plethora of diverse vertical markets.

    Powervar is a unit of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices. For more information, visit

    Media Contact:
    Beth O’Lear

    Marketing Manager
    AMETEK Powervar
    1450 S. Lakeside Drive
    Waukegan, IL 60085
    Phone: +1 847.596.7023