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Leadership

National Power’s Visionary Leadership

Our Executives

Meet some of the dedicated people who built National Power and continue to drive it forward more than 30 years later.

Chris Hutter – Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Board of Directors

Chris came to National Power in 2020.  Chris’ strong track record of leadership includes serving as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of PowerSecure International, Inc. He brings broad experience leading and scaling businesses with solutions that improve the reliability and efficiency of customers’ operations, including distributed generation, energy storage, solar, energy efficiency, utility infrastructure, power quality, and microgrids.

Chris also serves on the Board of Powerside, a power quality solutions company with operations in Montreal, QC and Alameda, CA.  Chris received an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, and a B.S. in Accounting from Case Western Reserve University.

Cody Forness – Chief Financial Officer

Cody came to National Power in 2020.  His previous roles included Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Novinium, Inc., CFO of Aqualis, Vice President of Finance and Comptroller at PowerSecure, Inc., and Audit Manager at KPMG.  Cody’s background at PowerSecure, Inc. includes being part of the leadership during a time of tremendous growth that led to the acquisition by and integration into Southern Company.  His experience with critical infrastructure services are a great fit with the mission of National Power.

He received his Master of Business Administration from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and his Bachelor of Accounting from SUNY Oswego and is a Certified Public Accountant in North Carolina and New York.

Our Key Team Members

We know how much your business means to you. That?s why we make it our business to help keep yours powered up. Meet some of the talented key team members, who have made National Power the company you rely on.

Ronald Phillips – Senior Vice President, Head of DC Power & Infrastructure

Ron came to National Power in 2014 to lead the continued growth of the DC Power and Infrastructure division, focusing on turnkey solutions to customers in the cable, wireless telecom and broadband industries. Previously, Ron worked as the Group Manager of the Electrical Power Division at Yancey Power Systems and led the Sales and Project Management Team at Nixon Power.

Since graduating from Iowa State University, Ron has continued his education. Most recently, he completed the Caterpillar Sales Management degree from Rutgers University College of Business in 2013.

John Dixon – Director of Sales, Power Generation

John started working at National Power in 2002 and, as the Director of Sales for Power Generation, is responsible for overseeing our Generac sales territory. John started his career as a Field Service Technician with Power Systems & Controls in Richmond, VA. Over the course of his 40-year career, John has amassed a wealth of knowledge in UPS’s and power generation sales through roles at companies including Virginia Tractor Company, Alban CAT, John Roberts Associates, Carter CAT, Piedmont Power Products and CED/DTE.

John received a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics with a minor in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Lamar Britt – Director of Sales, Power Quality & Reseller Group

Lamar has been an employee at National Power since 1999. In his current role as Director of Sales for the Power Quality Division, he is primarily responsible for managing distribution for our reseller customers. Before coming to work at National Power, Lamar worked as Senior Technical Instructor and a Test Engineer at Eaton Powerware. He has also worked as a Test Technician, a Field Engineer and an Area Manager.

Before beginning his 34-year career in the UPS industry, Lamar received a degree in Electronics Engineering and Technology from Johnston Community College.?

Craig Grant – Director, Field Installation

Craig began working at National Power in 2015 and, as the Director of Field Installation, he is responsible for overseeing all project managers and maintaining consistent processes for the purchasing, tracking and installing of equipment. Craig began his career in the construction and welding fabrication fields, before switching over to the telecommunications industry. During that time, Craig worked as an Installer and Field Manager at Trinity Telecom, a co-owner at C3 Communications, an Installer and Project Manager of Operations at Benning Power Electronics, and a Project Manager at Medina Consulting.

Craig is also an Emerson Network Power Lead Installer.

Kris Wilcox – Vice President, Head of Power Gen and Service

Kris started with National Power Corporation in 2011 as a technician. He became National Powers first  Master Technician for Generac generators in 2013. He then moved into a Project manager role where he excelled at providing excellent customer service. In 2015, Kris, tried his hand in sales. He became the National Account Manager for one of the largest Cable providers in the US.

Today Kris is the Director of National Accounts and Generator service. Kris Wilcox has been in the generator service industry for 13 years after his time in the US Marine Corps.

Kris served in the US Marine Corps. From 2000-2005 where he worked on support equipment for CH53 Helicopters.

Susan Wolters – Director, HR & Corporate Administration

Susan joined National Power in 2015 and oversees all aspects of human resources and administration. Susan’s experience before coming to work at National Power is diverse and includes roles in the banking, pharmaceutical and real estate industries. She has settled at National Power because she says that the people are some of the absolute best.

A graduate of Randolph-Macon College, Susan has completed many of the leadership development programs offered by the Bell Leadership Institute in Chapel Hill. In 2013, Susan achieved her Senior Professional in Human Resources certification, and then received her Senior Certified Professional designation from the Society for Human Resource Management in 2015.

Eddie Youngblood – Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors 

Eddie is the founder of National Power and serves as Chairman of the Board, focusing on strategic growth opportunities. Eddie had several professional accomplishments before founding National Power, including establishing and managing sales operations for Exide Electronics, now Eaton Electrical. Over the course of his 12-year tenure there, Eddie grew from handling a $3 million territory to managing a $55 million book of national business.

A native of Dunn, NC, Eddie is a 1971 graduate of North Carolina State University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, followed by six years in the U.S. Air Force as an aircraft commander on worldwide missions in large transport aircraft. Eddie has built business relationships from his successful transactions across the United States that span the length of his 35-year career.

Contact National Power to Join Our Team

We’re always looking for new faces to join this dynamic team. If a career with National Power interests you, contact us today!

National Power’s key team members in Raleigh, NC are accomplished, experienced professionals dedicated to excellence.

National Power owes its success to its visionary leadership team in Raleigh, NC.