PDI Expands Power Distribution Sales Force

Company Opens New China Guangdong Office and Strengthens Western U.S. Sales

Richmond, Virginia, – July 26, 2012 – Power Distribution, Inc. (PDI), a Smiths Interconnect business and leading provider of mission-criticalpower distribution equipment for data centers, alternative energy, industrial, and commercial power markets, today announced the company’s new China office in Guangdong Province, providing sales and support options to its expanding base of customers within the region.

The new office is located in Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, China, and will be headed by Mighty Tian. In addition to the new China location, the company also recently announced its new office opening inBangalore, India. Both offices represent a series of strategic moves by PDI to expand its global footprint.

PDI’s Vice President of International Sales, Jose Luis Crespo, commented, “With the rapid rise of China as a major force in industry and technology, PDI has long been considering ways to enhance its engagement in the local market. We view our presence in China as a key component of our global strategy.”

In addition, PDI also announced the expansion of its U.S.-based sales team with the addition of Alexis Stobbe, as the company’s new Sales Director, Western Region, USA.  Alexis brings many years of operational, enterprise software sales, and executive leadership consulting experience to the PDI team.  He received his Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and served as a fighter pilot in the U.S. Marine Corps.

“The need to effectively manage data center power requirements is rapidly growing across the globe,” John Day, Executive VP Sales adds. “To help address power distribution and power monitoring needs, PDI is quickly expanding its sales force to provide expert sales and service—no matter where our customers are located.”

Designed to address unique power requirements of the world’s most complex data centers, PDI delivers the broadest portfolio of power distribution equipment and services. The company offers a wide range of mission-critical power distribution, static switching, and power monitoring equipment.  Core products include: power distribution units,Branch Circuit Monitoring System (BCMS), the PowerWave Bus System™, control panels, transformers, custom magnetics, inductors and the i-CON Modular Data Center™.

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About Power Distribution, Inc.
Founded in 1978, PDI is a leading provider of power distribution equipment and services. PDI, part of Smiths Interconnect, is headquartered out of Virginia with additional manufacturing and engineering facilities in California and Michigan. The PDI, Marelco, and Onyx Power branded products cover a wide range of customized power solutions for data centers, wind, solar and other alternative energy, commercial, and industrial applications.

About Smiths Interconnect
Smiths Interconnect is a leader in technically differentiated electronic and radio frequency products that connect, protect and control critical systems for the wireless telecommunications, aerospace, defence, space, medical, rail, test and industrial markets. It is part of Smiths Group, a global leader in applying advanced technologies for markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 23,000 people in more than 50 countries.