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EGSA Announces New Director of Education

Posted On: 11-06-2012

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Boca Raton, FL -The Electrical Generating Systems Association (EGSA) is pleased to announce that Mr. Robert (Bob) Breese of Eagle, Wisconsin has been tapped as the new Director of Education for the trade association. Breese has more than 30 years of experience as it relates to this position, most recently working as the lead service trainer and technical writer for Generac Power Systems. In that position he developed the course curricula for Generac’s factory and field service training programs. He also served as an EGSA Advanced and Basic school instructor for the past three years.

Breese served for 25 years in the U.S. Coast Guard as a naval engineer, then worked as a service program manager for a prime power contractor in Iraq from 2004 to the end of 2005. “My father set the stage for my life when I was 9 years old; he taught me, among many other things, Ohm’s Law, how it worked and how to apply it. His patience and example developed in me a love of learning and a passion for helping others to learn and understand. Through the Coast Guard I learned effective principles of instruction and course development. With Generac I was able to apply those skills and knowledge and help them to build a world-class service training program. Using the current and rapidly evolving communication technology we have today, there are limitless ways to help people learn complex principles quickly. We have to use this technology effectively to share the knowledge and experience so many in our industry have with the younger generations coming into this field. I look forward to working with our Members to do just that with EGSA.”

““We are delighted to welcome Bob to the EGSA staff. We have both been EGSA school instructors for a few years so I know that he has extensive generator systems knowledge. That, and his writing and organizational skills, will be a great asset to the Association and its members” says 2012 EGSA President, Michael Pope.

Breese’s responsibilities will include directing the association’s Educational programs, such as the Basic and Advanced Power Schools, the EGSA Technician Certification Program as well as the David I. Coren Scholarship Program. Breese will also have full responsibility for the eLearning Program as it is developed and implemented.

As a member of the Associations’ staff and management team, Breese will also have a bi-monthly column in Powerline Magazine and will also oversee the publishing of future editions of On-Site Power Generation: A Reference Book.

“When we were faced with the arduous task of finding a replacement after George Rowley’s accident earlier this year, we felt very fortunate to have identified Bob Breese as a candidate for the position and subsequently welcomed him to our team. Bob is very capable of leading the EGSA Education Programs to the next level following Rowley’s dynamic length of service to the Association. Obviously, these shoes are not easily filled,” says Jalane Kellough, EGSA Executive Director.

Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, the Electrical Generating Systems Association (EGSA) is the world’s largest organization exclusively dedicated to the On-Site Power Generation Industry. Comprised of more than 800 companies throughout the U.S. and around the world that make, sell, distribute and use On-Site Power generation technology and equipment, EGSA encourages the exchange of ideas and information for the mutual benefit of its Members, the industry and end-users and serves as a source of information, education and training while actively promoting professionalism, communication and international cooperation. The Association is also the leading authority on recommended practices and the monitoring of performance standards for the On-Site Power Industry.

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