Active Power appoints new CEO to lead the company in its next phase of growth

Active Power, the leading US producer of battery-free flywheel uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems for mission-critical applications, announces the appointment of Jack Pearce as CEO. He succeeds Charlotte Langley who has stepped down as CEO to take up a wider parent company director role and still remains a director of Active Power.

Under Charlotte Langley’s leadership, the company successfully navigated its way through the Covid-19 pandemic to ensure customers’ critical operations were supported, as well as reaching numerous strategic milestones in geographic market expansion and product development.

In 2020 Active Power launched its latest generation CLEANSOURCE® PLUS series of UPS and the 1.2MW POWERHOUSE UPS, a fully portable, ISO containerized plug and play, sustainable UPS solution for use wherever power is required.

From November 2019 Jack served as Chief Operating Officer of Active Power where he was responsible for all operations at the 135,000 sq. ft. engineering and manufacturing facility in Austin TX, as well as the North America service operation and international product support. His previous roles include General Manager of the firm’s manufacturing plant in Texas, and before that as a Project Manager for Piller Australia based out of Sydney. Jack has a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Manchester.

Jack Pearce, CEO, Active Power, said:

“It is an honor to assume the role of CEO at such an exciting time in the company’s progress. Active Power’s impressive history of developing low-carbon and high efficiency flywheel-based UPS technology makes it ideally positioned to meet business and sustainability challenges head-on. Thanks to the experienced, dedicated and quality-driven team based here in Austin TX, we will continue to deliver market-leading power protection solutions and world-class product support to our global customer base. With the health of our planet in mind, Active Power is fully committed to being at the forefront of helping every type of organization meet their environmental responsibilities with clean, reliable, secure, and efficient UPS infrastructure, leading to a brighter, greener and kinetic future for us all.”

Active Power is part of the Piller Group. US customers are served via Austin TX and internationally via the Piller Group global network of sales and service centers.

Jack Pearce takes over as Active Power’s new CEO on July 1, 2021

About Active Power

Active Power designs and manufactures battery-free flywheel uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems and energy storage products for mission-critical power applications worldwide from its headquarters and manufacturing plant in Austin TX. The company was founded in 1996 and became public in 2001(NASDAQ). In November 2016 the business was acquired by the German Piller Group. Today, US customers are served via Austin TX, and internationally via the Piller Group global network of sales and service centers. Piller Group is a division of the UK engineering and industrial group, Langley Holdings plc.

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