Electric utility personnel dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy have faced a truly monumental challenge in repairing the power grid and restoring service. The challenge is compounded by the fact that the U.S. power grid is aging—in fact, much of the equipment in use on power grids today is decades old. The age of [...]
About Tim QualheimTim Qualheim is the Vice President of the U.S. Business Unit for S&C. In this position, Qualheim’s primary responsibility is for business development, operating profit, customer support and sales growth within the U.S. The business unit includes the Sales and Services organizations in addition to Custom Engineering, Information Technology, Finance and Accounting, Human Resources and Quality Assurance. Other responsibilities include deep involvement in corporate strategy, planning & policy, personnel development/succession planning, and driving continuous improvement efforts. Qualheim graduated from The University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and later received a Masters of Business Administration from William Woods University. His career has spanned 15 years with S&C Electric Company in various roles including Territory Manager, Regional Vice President, and Vice President—Fuse Products Division. Before joining S&C, Qualheim held four different roles with Hubbell Inc. over 10 years. He is also active in multiple industry groups where he regularly participates, presents at conferences, and chairs committees.
When Hurricane Sandy struck last week, it mercilessly affected millions of people, caused tremendous economic losses, and inflicted billions of dollars of damage on homes and infrastructure. The electric power grid took a particularly hard hit, leading to millions of power outages. As a supplier of essential equipment for electric power systems, S&C is usually [...]