Randy Leman is a 1992 Purdue EET graduate. Randy worked for Caterpillar Power Systems from 1992 to 2000 and was instrumental in the design and development of the Caterpillar switchgear program. Randy then worked for a private switchgear company through 2006, briefly for Power Secure out of a home office for 6 months, and finally has worked for Girtz Industries in Monticello, IN through 2014, as EE manager.
Randy has been in the switchgear industry for 22 years and counting – specializing in generator control and paralleling. Through that time, the industry has changed, changed, changed. Protective relaying, metering, methods of synchronizing and loading control, PLC’s and touchscreens – what a 22 years it has been!
Randy has spent a good amount of time in the field, commissioning the products he has designed and built along with products built by others in places such as: Ecuador, Grenada, El Salvador, a uranium mine in northern Canada, an air base in Afghanistan and many other locations in North America.