SEL names new chief technology officer

PULLMAN, Washington—Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories has promoted Dr. Greg Zweigle to chief technology officer, a role formerly held by SEL Founder and President Edmund O. Schweitzer, III.

In this role, Zweigle will set the technical direction of the company, working in collaboration with executives and technical leads, and will foster the development of innovative technologies.

“Greg has played a key role in the invention and design of so many SEL products,” said Schweitzer, who will continue in his role as president and chairman of the board of directors of the company. “He’s creative and intelligent in his approach, but he’s also a back-to-the-basics guy, and I love that! When you start with first principles, you will get the right answers.”

Zweigle joined SEL in 1998 as a development engineer. Over the years, he held a variety of roles in the Research & Development division, related to the development of protective relays, software and programmable integrated circuits. Since 2013, he has served as an SEL R&D fellow engineer, leading research and software teams.

He has a bachelor’s degree in physics from Northwest Nazarene University. He also earned a master’s degree in chemistry, a master’s degree in electrical engineering and a doctorate in electrical engineering and computer science from Washington State University. He has authored and co-authored more than 35 technical papers and holds 32 patents. He serves as the chair of the Washington State University School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Executive Council and is a senior member of the IEEE.

“Electric power is critical to modern society worldwide,” Zweigle said. “SEL has always been a technology leader, and I am excited to collaborate across SEL so we will continue leading the advancement of even safer, more reliable and more economical electric power every day

About Schweitzer Engineering LaboratoriesSEL invents, designs and builds digital products and systems that protect power grids around the world. This technology prevents blackouts and enables customers to improve power system reliability, safety and cost. SEL, a 100 percent employee-owned company that is headquartered in Pullman, Washington, has manufactured products in the United States since 1984 and now serves customers in 169 countries. SEL provides unmatched technical support, customer service and a 10-year worldwide warranty.

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