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Systems Integrator APT Expands Coast-to-Coast with New Office and Leadership Structure in Carolina

APT welcomes former Schneider Electric executives Reed Todd and Chris Finley to lead its East Coast expansion.

Applied Power Technologies, Inc. (APT), a reputable power systems integrator serving West Coast customers for over 25 years, is excited to announce its expansion to the East Coast. Opening a new location in the Carolinas will be a key part of APT’s aggressiveness

growth strategy to provide quality service and prompt response to end users, contractors and distributors in the Power Monitoring and Control market. Reed Todd and Chris Finley have joined APT’s management team to lead this southeastern expansion, bringing a combined 30 years of experience in electrical distribution, power monitoring and controls.

Reed and Chris establish APT’s first Eastern office in Charlotte, North Carolina, where they reside. With a focus on quality and customer service for the region, they will lead business operations and sales for the existing footprint, driving new growth in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia.

Reed joins APT as Chief Strategy Officer, responsible for driving overall company strategy, business development and expansion into new markets. Prior to joining APT, Reed built a distinguished career with global energy management company, Schneider Electric. Throughout his career at Schneider Electric, Reed has held various leadership positions in engineering, manufacturing and sales. During his tenure, Reed rebuilt the power monitoring and control sales organization, growing the business through market shifts and several successful product integrations.

As COO, Chris adds a new level of organization and efficiency to APT by streamlining and automating processes while providing best-in-class customer service to end users and electrical contractors. During his 16 years at Schneider Electric, Chris held various sales and management positions, which gave him an in-depth understanding of customer needs for sustainability and energy savings in the industry. using power monitoring and control systems.

Both Reed and Chris bring years of knowledge and proven leadership in the field of electrical monitoring and switchgear. Through their interactions with electrical contractors, industrial end users, consulting engineers and their channel partners, APT will generate new business and facilitate the next phase of growth in its national footprint.

Founded in 1994, APT established its roots in California, becoming a regional system integrator under the leadership of co-owners Andrew (Andy) E. Taylor, PE, and Scott McGaugh.

“By listening to our customers, we have transformed APT from a local service organization to a regional service organization. Teaming up with Reed and Chris to open an office on the East Coast allows us to serve customers who need reliable power and manage their costs and quality across the United States. – Andy Taylor on APT’s growth strategy.

Building the next chapter for APT, Scott says, “There are times when an opportunity presents itself, and you have to be ready to seize the moment. Luckily for us, being in the right place at the right time paid off. Merging a new idea with an old business will create a team of owners with limitless possibilities.

APT is a power SCADA systems integrator specializing in integrating any manufacturer’s devices into our customers’ existing control infrastructure to provide user-friendly systems that answer questions about cost, consumption, capacity, quality and reliability.

For more information on APT, visit their webpage at

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