Generac Power Systems, Inc. is a leading global supplier of backup power and prime power products, systems and engine-powered tools. Back in 1959, Generac’s founder was committed to designing, engineering and manufacturing the first affordable backup generator. Fifty-seven years later, the same dedication to innovation, durability and excellence has resulted in the company’s ability to expand its industry-leading product portfolio into homes and small businesses, on job sites and in industrial and mobile applications across the globe. Generac offers single engine backup and prime power systems up to 12 MW and paralleled solutions up to 100 MW, and uses a variety of fuel sources to support power needs for their customers. Generac is proud to be named, in back-to-back years, the Frost & Sullivan 2014 and 2015 North American Natural Gas Generator Set Company of the Year.
Generac looks forward to hosting the SAE Milwaukee Section and providing an overview of the company, the power generation industry and trends across the markets they serve.
About the Presenter
Generac Chief Marketing Officer Russ Minick began his career at Generac in 2011, when he joined the company as executive vice president, Residential Products. In 2014, his role was expanded to include sales management of all Generac products throughout North America. He was appointed to his current role in August 2016.
Minick has been instrumental in leading the company’s targeted marketing processes for its residential products, which includes the dealer-focused PowerPlay in-home selling solution for Generac home standby generators as well as the company’s infomercial that has aired nationally in various iterations since 2013. These activities continue to support Generac’s 75 percent market leadership position in home standby power and its approximately 9 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in organic sales of residential products.
Prior to joining Generac, Minick was president and CEO of Home Care Products for Electrolux and president of The Gunlocke Company at HNI Corporation for three years until 2006. Before that he held senior leadership roles in sales, marketing, product development and operations for True Temper Sports and Ford Motor Company.
He is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa and holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing.