Meet Our Team

Ellen Barag
Ellen BaragCEO
  • Executive Leadership, Coaching, Mentoring, Budgeting and Operations
  • Experience- 40+ years of experience working with major distribution equipment manufacturers in technical sales and management
  • University of Pennsylvania with BSE Degree in Biomedical Engineering
  • Senior IEEE Member
Bill Krause, PE
Bill Krause, PEExecutive Vice President- Strategic Planning
  • Customer and Product Support Planning
  • Product line Expansion
  • Organizational Planning
  • Accounting, TMP, Insurance, Contract Review
  • Life Member – IEEE
  • BSEE Cornell University, MBA, MA Econometrics, Wayne State University
Donia Krause
Donia KrausePresident HiReli Supply Division
  • Responsibilities: Customer Supply Chain Planning to meet Diversity and WBE requirements
  • Establish and Maintain strong supplier relationships, managing customer service while meeting project requirements
  • Manage HiReli Supply accounts receivable and payables
  • Manages diversity initiatives and supplier portals
  • Gannon University – Bachelor of Arts in English Communication
Michael Smith
Michael SmithVice President Sales and Service
  • Sales and Service Team Management in North-East for Major IOU, Commercial and Industrial and Government Accounts
  • 10+ years of Experience working with Major Distribution Equipment Manufacturers in Technical Sales and Management
  • 9 years of Experience in Commercial and Industrial Electrical Contracting for Critical Power applications at Data Centers, Hospitals and Refineries
  • 19+ years Industry experience
  • Degree in Electrical Systems and Installation
  • Certified in OSHA, Electrical Hazards, NFPA, and Medium Voltage Splices/Terminations
Matt Paisley, PE
Matt Paisley, PEDirector Utility Sales
  • Markets Served: Major IOU’s, Municipalities, and Cooperatives
  • Provides technical training and customer service support
  • 9 years Utility Experience in Distribution Design and Standards, Transmission Protection and Control, and Transmission Substation Design
  • The Pennsylvania State University with a BS degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Registered Professional Engineer in PA with over 12 years of electrical design experience in industrial and utility related industries
John E. Liddy, PE
John E. Liddy, PEDirector of Applied Technology
  • Manages HiReli Technical services for utility, commercial and industrial markets
  • Provides customer technical training and support: education and training, electrical distribution application engineering turn-key design services, system studies, consulting.
  • Provides solutions based technical consulting for power system protection, automation, and control.
  • OSHA 30 Certified.
  • NFPA 70E Electrical Safety in the Workplace trained re-certification 2019, Transmission and Substations Lockout Tag out re-certified 2019
  • BSEE Drexel University, US Navy Veteran, and Drexel University Adjunct Professor
Alex Pearce
Alex PearceDirector of Commercial Sales
  • Markets Served:  Commercial, Industrial, and Government
  • 5 years distribution switchgear application engineering and sales experience
  • 5 years low voltage contacts experience
  • 2013 IEEE Holm Conference Publication:  A Comparison of Contact Attachment Methodology on the Electrical Performance of AgSnO2 Contacts
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Western Michigan University
Vincent Marec
Vincent MarecManager Grid Reliability
  • Grid Automation solutions for all Northeast electric utilities and C&I
  • Provide customers with product support and technical training
  • 22 years of experience in the industry at major OEMs and EPRI
  • Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Degree (Paris XI, France)
  • Master in International Business Administration (Montpellier,  France)
Manoj Bundhoo
Manoj BundhooManager Customer Support
  • Provides customers innovative solutions and support
  • 25 years industry experience: specializing in underground and overhead switchgear, cable accessories, application engineering, and product management.
  • B.S.E.E. degree from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa
Betsy Smith
Betsy SmithMarketing Manager
  • The Pennsylvania State University, BS in Human Development and Family Studies
  • Coordinates events and tradeshows
  • Community and customer outreach and advertising
  • Manages website and social media: Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn
  • Internship Coordinator
Sean Martin
Sean MartinSenior Sales Engineer
  • Serving Boston Metro & New England
  • Utilities, Commercial & Industrial Markets
  • 26 years’ Electrical Industry experience
  • IEEE Member
  • US Navy – Lieutenant, Civil Engineer Corps
  • US Marine Corps – Corporal, Intel & Communications
  • University of Massachusetts-Lowell, BS in Civil Engineering
 John Bannon
John BannonPrincipal Sales Engineer
  • Serving all Exelon PHI Utilities, Metropolitan Edison, JCP&L and Public Power
  • 8+ years of Utility Industry Experience
  • 6+ years of Distribution Standards Experience
  • 2+ years of Distribution Protection and Control Experience
  • 4+ years of Experience in the Manufacturing Industry
  • The Pennsylvania State University, BS degree in Electrical Engineering
Barbara Smith
Barbara SmithCustomer Support Representative
  • Supports HiReli customers, sales engineers, and sales management providing commercial and administrative assistance in the quotation and order process.
  • Provide customer follow up for all principles
  • Over 25 years of experience providing administrative and technical support to Supply Professionals covering all sectors of power generation
Ryan Armour
Ryan ArmourCustomer Support Engineer
  • Markets Served: Major IOU, Commercial, Industrial and Government Accounts
  • Supports HiReli customers, sales engineers and sales management providing assistance in the quotation and order process.
  • Over 14 years of experience in Civil/Site Engineering and Commercial Land Development as a Project Manager.
  • West Virginia University, Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture
  • OSHA 10-Hour Certified
Jared Barag
Jared BaragSenior Sales Engineer
  • Serving Utility Accounts throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland, including the Public Power market in New York
  • 7 Years’ experience: Project Management and Maintenance Engineering
  • Drexel University, BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering
Keegan Wilson
Keegan WilsonSales Engineer
  • Serving Utilities, Commercial, Industrial markets throughout New Jersey & Pennsylvania
  • 3 Years Sales and Engineering Experience in Mechanical Systems
  • Bachelor’s in Science & Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University
Eric Monahan
Eric MonahanSales Engineer
  • Serving Utilities and Public Power, throughout New York State
  • Serving Commercial & Industrial markets in Upstate New York
  • 7+ years’ experience as a commissioning and maintenance technician – Specializing in protection and controls.
  • Associates in Electrical Construction and maintenance, The State University of New York, Alfred
  • OSHA 10 Certified
Angela Liberman
Angela LibermanProject Administrator
  • Serving all markets supporting HiReli customers and manufacturers
  • Project and order management including project administration, quote requests, order processing
  • Bilingual (English/ Spanish)
  • Agro-Industrial Degree in Engineering, Colombia
Trisha Bundhoo
Trisha BundhooMarketing Specialist
  • Digital & Print Advertising
  • Social Media Development
  • Event Support & Promotional Design
  • Bachelor of Arts, in Film & Television Production, Columbia College Chicago
  • Adobe Certified: Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, Adobe Creative Cloud

We Represent

A great engineering and support team, great products, experience and expertise, that is the essence of our tag line “HIGHLY RELIABLE POWER SYSTEMS”. Let us know how we can help you improve reliability on your system!