SOURCE: PDI Corporation

PDI Corporation

December 15, 2010 09:13 ET

Power Distribution, Inc. Names New CEO

Rob Sweaney Appointed to President and CEO to Continue Power Distribution Leader's Aggressive Growth

RICHMOND, VA--(Marketwire - December 15, 2010) - Power Distribution Inc. (PDI), a leading provider of mission critical power distribution equipment for data centers, today announced that it has promoted Rob Sweaney to President and CEO. Sweaney brings over 20 years of leadership experience to the position and will continue to grow PDI's forward momentum in the mission critical data center and alternative energy areas. Sweaney was promoted to President and CEO last week by PDI's Board of Directors and will report directly to chairman of the board, Rich Combs. The announcement comes at the heels of the launch of PDI's innovative new modular data center product, i-CON, a flexible, energy efficient solution designed for today's complex IT environments and allowing reduced infrastructure costs.

"Rob Sweaney brings results-driven and people-focused leadership qualities to PDI. Rob's passion for success and proven track record at PDI over the years made our decision to promote him an easy one," said Rich Combs, chairman of the board of directors for PDI. "Rob has been with PDI for over fourteen years and has been a pivotal part of its growth. We look forward to PDI's continued success." 

Over the past 14 years, Sweaney has helped grow and shape PDI into a leading power distribution equipment manufacturer, holding various leadership positions such as VP of Operations and COO. Prior to PDI, Sweaney worked at Compair for eight years as a plant manager for their VA start up operation. Sweaney holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Virginia Military Institute and served in the United States Marine Corps as a combat engineer. 

Sweaney will continue to expand PDI by focusing on increasing staff and services. "People are the most important part of this company and I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with the best in the business," said Rob Sweaney, President and CEO at PDI. "Our main goal is to continue to provide our customers with the most cost-effective, energy efficient power systems available today."

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About Power Distribution, Inc.
Founded in 1978, PDI ( is a leading provider of power distribution equipment and services. Principle products include Static Switches, Power Distribution Units, Remote Power Panels, Redundant Power Systems, Harmonic Cancellation technology, and Branch Circuit Monitoring Systems. The BCMS product is an option available with the other distribution products, or it can be provided for retrofit in equipment already owned by the customer. PDI, a Bertram Capital company, is headquartered out of Virginia. The PDI, Marelco, and Onyx Power branded products are customized power solutions for data centers, wind, solar and other alternative energy, commercial, and industrial applications.

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