We provide solutions-oriented sales and value-added service.

 

Our unique, highly trained personnel help the power industry keep pace with changing technology by providing quality solutions for safe and reliable electrical power.  

 

  • Technical Sales – Our sales staff is familiar with our customer’s plants and facilities and maintain long term, personal relationships with their key people. Our team’s career experience in major public utilities, independent power producers, and large industrials, combined with training in all aspects of power plant operation, gives them a unique, well-rounded technical perspective.

 

  • Field Services – Our field services technicians are experts in substation commissioning and maintenance testing on power transformers, HV circuit breakers, metering and protective relays. Their education in Power Technology and career experience in all aspects of industrial power makes them key problem solvers with attention to quality, detail, and safe work practices.

 

  • Inside Sales – Our inside sales staff works directly with customer engineering and purchasing staff and functions as a "go-between" for our manufactures and customers. They ensure order fulfillment and provide technical product support that consistently exceeds customer expectations.

  

MEET THE TEAM

 

Tom Ribar, President and General Manager

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Tom’s 45 years of experience in the power industry began in the substation protection group at a large utility. For the last 25 years, he has worked in the electrical testing industry providing commissioning and maintenance services to utilities, independent power producers, and large industrials, then continued into management.  In 2003 Tom founded Associated Power Solutions, Inc.

 

Matt Jones, Service Supervisor

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Matt’s 19+ years in the power industry began in the U.S. Navy as an electronic technician on F18 Hornets, continuing as senior field technician for a third-party testing service company in 2001, and joining APS in 2007. An IBEW Local 1245 Substation Senior Test Technician, Matt’s wide range of expertise in field commissioning and maintenance services includes troubleshooting complex electrical systems, calibrating complex relays, using recording instrumentation, writing detailed test reports for customers, performing start-up services on switchgear through the 230kv class, and power factor testing on all substation apparatus.

 

Karam Singh, Technical Sales Engineer

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Karam has a B.S.E.E. with focus on control power from University of Tennessee along with over 5+ years of experience in the utility industry as a technical sales engineer. Previously with square D/Schneider, Karam provided support for medium voltage protection relays, power and revenue meters, reclosers, and medium voltage switchgear.

 

Rudy Ribar, Field Engineer

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Rudy has a post-graduate A.A. in Electrical Power Technology from Bismarck State College along with 7+ years of focused experience performing field commissioning and maintenance services.  He is an IBEW Local 1245 Substation Test Technician with a wide range of experience including electrical maintenance testing on all types of switchgear, troubleshooting complex electrical systems, using recording instrumentation, start-up services on switchgear through the 230kv class, medium and high voltage substation start-ups, and power factor testing.

 

Bruce Smith, Field Engineer

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Bruce has 4+ years of experience providing field services and technical sales for industrial, public utility and IPP applications.  He has an A.A. in Electrical Power Technology from Bismarck State College and is an IBEW Local 1245 Substation Specialist. He assists with the testing of equipment, protection panels and all apparatus for maintenance and commissioning services. 

 

Sandy Ribar, C.F.O. and Managing Partner

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Sandy has 21+ years in the power industry, working for electrical testing companies in all aspects of finance, accounting, contracts, and insurance.  

 

Catie Jones, Business Development Specialist

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Catie has a B.A. in Communications and an M.B.A., with experience in marketing, human resources, business management, and training. She works with our field engineers to develop customized site-specific training materials for our customer’s in-house plant maintenance.

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