Meet Our Team

Ellen Barag
Ellen BaragCEO
  • Markets Served: Electric Utilities, Commercial, Industrial, Government
  • BS in Biomedical Engineering- University of Pennsylvania
Bill Krause
Bill KrausePE, Director of 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
Michael Smith
Michael SmithDirector Sales and Service
  • Utility Sales Responsibilities Include Major IOU Accounts and Sales team management in North East
  • Commercial and Industrial accounts
  • Manages Product warranty and repair
  • Coordinates trailer demonstrations and safety training events-16 years Industry experience
  • Degree in Electrical Systems and Installation
  • Certified in OSHA, NFPA and Medium Voltage Splices/Terminations
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
Matt Paisley
Matt PaisleyPE, Manager Utility Sales
  • Provides Utility 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
Alex Pearce
Alex PearceManager 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
Chris Mueller
Chris MuellerSenior Sales Engineer
  • Serving all Exelon PHI Utilities, Metropolitan Edison, and JCP&L
  • Lehigh University, BS degree in Industrial Systems Engineering
Arik Krause
Arik KrauseVice President, Cable Systems & CIS
  • Responsibilities: utilities and installers on high voltage cable systems & cable accessories
  • Manage company internal databases and Sales Force on-line system
  • Present cable systems to offshore wind project developers
John E. Liddy
John E. LiddyPE, Director of Applied Technology
  • New application software and custom designs
  • Manages HiReli Technical Services, providing customer technical training and support: education and training, electrical distribution application engineering turn-key design services, system studies, consulting.
  • Utility, Industrial, and Commercial Relay Protection, Control, and Automation
  • BSEE Drexel University, Registered Professional Engineer, Adjunct Professor Drexel University. OSHA 30 Certified.
  • NFPA 70E Electrical Safety in the Workplace trained re-certification 2019, Transmission and Substations Lockout Tag out re-certified 2019
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
Jared Barag
Jared BaragSales 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
Brian Sweeney
Brian SweeneySales Engineer
  • Managing accounts in Virginia, DC, Maryland, and Delaware
  • 10 years construction engineering and management experience on federal and commercial design build projects
  • Bachelor’s in Science degree in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, George Mason University
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
Betsy Smith
Betsy SmithMarketing Manager
  • Coordinates Events and Tradeshows
  • Community and customer outreach and advertising
  • Manages website and social media: Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn

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!