PE-backed ERP Power adds new VP to team

ERP Power LLC, a portfolio company of Angeles Equity Partners, has named Harald Thomas as vice president of sales Europe. Previously, Thomas worked at CREE. Headquartered in Moorpark, California, ERP is a provider of small, smart and connected LED drivers for the lighting industry.

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MOORPARK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ERP Power LLC (ERP), a leading provider of small, smart and connected LED drivers for the lighting industry, today announced the appointment of Harald Thomas as Vice President of Sales Europe. Based in Munich Germany, Mr. Thomas will leverage his 20+ years of experience in the power electronics industry to drive commercial growth and new customer expansion for ERP Power across Europe. ERP Power LED drivers are the natural place to embed intelligence for lighting controls, and integrate with a variety of sensors, to form the backbone for access to Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

“Harald is the perfect addition to the ERP team with his proven ability to help gain market share and create lasting customer relationships,” said Andy Williams, ERP Power Executive Vice President. “He will be a key player leading new design win efforts at our largest customers while working closely with our global distribution partners to embed ERP LED drivers in architectural, commercial and industrial lighting fixture applications.”

“I am excited by the opportunity to drive the intersection of light, power and data across the European continent,” said Harald Thomas, Vice President of Sales Europe for ERP Power. “ERP LED drivers deliver an industry-leading combination of programmable outputs, smart lighting controls, extensive dimmer compatibility, and the industry’s highest power density, at competitive cost.”

Prior to joining ERP Power, Harald Thomas held successful direct and channel sales leadership roles at CREE; while beginning his career at Arrow and advancing into business development and field application engineering management positions.
Harald Thomas is a US Patent holder and earned a masters degree in electrical engineering from the University of Applied Science in Munich.

About ERP Power
Established in 2004, ERP designs and manufactures small, smart and connected LED driver power electronics for architectural, commercial and industrial lighting applications. Powerful ERP products deliver an industry-leading combination of compact size, extensive dimmer compatibility, wireless controls, programmable output, and high efficiency at competitive cost. Headquartered in Moorpark, CA, ERP owns and operates its own ISO 9001 certified manufacturing facility to ensure quality of design, sourcing, production and testing. Learn more online at www.erp-power.com or by emailing SaveEnergy@erp-power.com.

About Angeles Equity Partners, LLC
Angeles Equity Partners is a private equity firm that invests in companies across a wide range of sectors and specifically targets businesses which it believes can directly benefit from the firm’s capabilities in operational transformation and strategic repositioning. This skill set drives the firm’s investment philosophy and, in its view, can help underperforming businesses reach their full potential. Learn more online at www.angelesequity.com.