RICHMOND, VA--(Marketwired - Sep 23, 2014) - Anord Critical Power, Inc., a leading independent provider of critical power infrastructure to the global data center industry, today announced the appointment of industry veteran Robert Sweaney as Vice President of Operations and General Manager. Sweaney will oversee all administrative operations of Anord's new U.S. switchgear manufacturing facility in Richmond, Virginia.

Prior to joining Anord, Sweaney held the positions of President and CEO at Power Distribution, Inc. and Plant Manager for Kellogg American Compressors. Sweaney excelled in each of these prior organizations, helping to increase revenue, productivity and market share. 

"Anord has tremendous brand recognition overseas and is well-known for improving power operations and safety at some of Europe's largest organizations," Sweaney said. "I look forward to leveraging my experience to expand Anord's proven benefits throughout the U.S. market."

In addition to his corporate experience, Sweaney held the rank of First Lieutenant within the United States Marine Corps. Sweaney holds a Mechanical Engineering degree, with distinction, from Virginia Military Institute. 

"The U.S. holds specific challenges for any organization seeking to enter the market," said Alan McCartney, Group Sales Director for Anord Critical Power, Inc. "Robert Sweaney has a unique combination of proven leadership and power industry skills that will have an immediate impact on our new U.S. operations and ensure we properly serve our new U.S. customer base."

Anord Critical Power offers the U.S. market its unique Form 4b Type 7 design AMS switchgear, a compact, fully compartmentalized and robust switchgear product for mission critical applications. The AMS switchgear allows data centers to invest in superior power system protection, system fault resilience and enhanced operator safety for their facilities.

About Anord Critical Power, Inc.
Anord Critical Power, Inc. is a U.S.-based subsidiary of Anord, a leading independent provider of critical power infrastructure to the global data center industry, entering the American market with the delivery of a robust switchgear product offering superior system resilience and enhanced operator safety. Its compact, fully compartmentalized switchgear system offers a "best-of-both-standards" solution to meet the needs of critical power businesses. Established in 1969, Anord has a strong pedigree and successful track record in providing mission critical Low Voltage, Power Switchgear, Bus Duct, and Energy Management Systems to many of the world's leading cloud computing, co-location, and enterprise data center businesses across EMEA as well as North and Latin American markets. Anord's proprietary "AMS" switchgear system provides customized power switchgear equipment from a type tested and certified modular platform fully compliant with the IEC LV Switchgear standard 61439-2, and was recently tested and approved to UL891. For more information visit:

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