Huntington Beach, Calif. – Jan. 23, 2020 – Xantrex Vice President and General Manager Richard Gaudet is now the President of Marine Power at Mission Critical Electronics, Xantrex’s parent company. Gaudet assumed his new responsibility on January 02, 2020. The Marine Power Division is comprised of popular brands in the marine industry – Newmar, ASEA and Xantrex.
Gaudet who joined Xantrex in 1997 worked in a variety of roles before becoming its top leader in 2010. Under Gaudet’s leadership, Xantrex expanded beyond its traditional marine, RV and truck markets and started offering custom solutions for industrial and emerging market applications. As part of his strategic vision to make Xantrex a complete power solutions provider, the business added storage and power generation products to its portfolio with the addition of lithium ion and solar solutions; while strengthening its core power conversion offering. The launch of the Freedom X line of inverters and inverter/chargers has continued Xantrex’s position as a product innovator and market leader and expanded the brand’s footprint. Under Gaudet’s leadership, Xantrex forged strong strategic partnerships and operated with a high quality, customer centric culture delivering expansive growth and superior customer satisfaction.
“Rich is a strategic thinker who brings product and market knowledge and a strong track record of growth to the MCE Marine team. His proven ability to develop strong customer and partner relationships and deliver innovative solutions to customer needs will take the MCE Marine Power business to the next stage of growth and development,” said Kevin Moschetti, CEO of Mission Critical Electronics.
About Mission Critical Electronics
Headquartered in Huntington Beach, Calif., MCE provides specialized products for critical systems in a wide variety of applications operating under the leading brands Kussmaul Electronics, Newmar Power, ASEA Power Systems, Power Products, and American Battery Charging. These brands have been built on the strength of their team and their ability to connect with customers. MCE takes great pride in translating their customers’ needs into the highest quality products and solutions available in the markets it serves. MCE delivers those products and solutions with unmatched level of responsiveness.
The Xantrex brand is one of the most successful and popular brands of onboard AC power technology. Xantrex products are used in a variety of applications in the RV, marine, military, construction, EMS, bus, work service vehicle and commercial truck markets. Xantrex ensures its products are put through extensive reliability testing and certifies its products to comply with various regulatory standards to meet or exceed the applicable requirements for safety, quality, efficiency and environment. With more than three decades of design, engineering and manufacturing experience, Xantrex power solutions offer an enviable mix of advanced technology and unmatched bankability.