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EPD and Schneider Electric Partner for U.S. Production


EPD and Schneider Electric contract signing. (From right to left: Butch Windham, Aamir Paul, John Janik, Rodolfo Tapia)

December 19, 2014 – Houston, Texas – Electronic Power Design and Schneider Electric have signed an agreement to manufacture Okken global products in the United States for the first time.

“The new partnership with Schneider Electric to manufacture its Okken IEC equipment expands our ability to produce the most reliable power control systems in the world,” said John Janik, Chairman and CEO of EPD. “We are excited about being their solutions partner and meeting the needs of customers throughout the world in the competitive offshore market.”

Aamir Paul, Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development at Schneider Electric, stated, “EPD’s proven ability to produce IEC equipment in the U.S. allows us to expand our offering of power control systems to the marine, offshore and mining industries.”

Together, Schneider Electric and EPD will manufacture Okken IEC equipment for distribution in the U.S. and for export. Okken products are compact, durable and built to meet the demanding requirements of the offshore and mining industries. They can operate in conditions ranging from extreme cold to saltwater and underground conditions.

Paris-based Schneider Electric is a global company with offices in over 100 countries, more than 160,000 employees, and annual sales of €23.6 billion. To learn more about Schneider Electric, visit

Houston-based EPD is recognized worldwide for its innovative power control systems and solutions for the marine, drilling, power-distribution, petrochemical, steel, plastics, solar and wind industries and has offices in Houston, Brazil, Singapore and China. To learn more about EPD, visit

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