ARLINGTON, WA – February 16, 2009 – OutBack Power Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of reliable and durable power electronics products for renewable energy applications worldwide, welcomed Ray Barbee to its growing team of recognized industry veterans.
Mr. Barbee will draw upon his more than 25 years of electrical and electronics industry experience with 18 years focused on renewable energy, to serve as the Director of Product Management and Technical Services at OutBack Power, responsible for driving expansion of the company’s product line globally for off-grid, grid-tie with battery back-up (Grid Interactive), and mobile and back-up power solutions.
“We are extremely excited to welcome Ray to the OutBack team to help advance the development of our leading power solutions that customers have come to rely on,” said Mark Thomas, CEO/President of OutBack Power Systems. “His extensive background in the power electronics and renewable energy industries, both in the United States and abroad, brings a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience to the product development effort for OutBack.”
Prior to joining OutBack Power, Mr. Barbee was the Director of Distribution for GridPoint Technology, responsible for managing the company’s growth in the renewable energy market segment for residential back-up power. He also spent more than a decade in various sales and marketing and engineering roles at Xantrex Technology, previously Trace Engineering, where he was instrumental in supporting the company’s product evolution, increasing sales, and expansion into new market segments globally. Mr. Barbee most recently oversaw business operations for two, separate privately owned dock and marina manufacturers, tasked with improving profitability and implementing quality control, safety and environmental processes.
“I’m very happy to return to the renewable energy industry, and particularly enthusiastic about becoming an integral member of the OutBack Power team,” said Mr. Barbee. “The company has a remarkable reputation for product reliability and durability, backed by superior customer support. This, combined with my many years of experience, makes me confident that we will continue to successfully build on this position in the future.”
About OutBack Power Systems
OutBack Power Systems manufactures innovative power conversion solutions that leverage solar, wind and hydro resources to provide reliable electric power for the renewable energy, mobile and backup power markets. OutBack Power’s engineers have decades of power conversion electronics design and equipment installation experience and share a passion for leading the industry into a new era of performance, ease of use, durability, and standardization. OutBack Power is a privately held corporation located in Arlington, WA USA with a European sales office in Barcelona, Spain. For more information, please visit www.outbackpower.com.
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