A GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY: Newmar Power Celebrates 50 Years of Manufacturing

An American success story founded on the principle of providing reliable power solutions where quality and responsiveness matter

​​Newmar Power is celebrating five decades of providing reliable power solutions for telecom, public safety, rail, traffic, marine, and industrial applications. 

Newmar’s story began in 1970 with an engineer by the name of Wess George, who stocked parts to service boats at the Newport Beach, CA marina. Eventually, George designed and built his first product, a voltage converter for a radio company. In this humble fashion, a small business was born as a side project in George’s garage. 

In 1990, Newmar began designing products with 2-way radio technology and 48V capability which allowed them to participate in telecom and cellular applications. Backup power solutions and remote monitoring systems aimed at the public safety and transportation markets followed closely afterward. 

Decades later, Newmar retains the DNA of the original company, maintains a manufacturing plant in the USA, and has established a strong reputation as a trusted brand in every industry it serves.

In 2017, Newmar was purchased by Windjammer Capital and joined the Mission Critical Electronics (MCE) family which includes other popular industrial brands such as American Battery Charging. The network and industrial product portfolios have since expanded and include a range of AC and DC products for various applications. In its 50th year, Newmar launched a new backup power solution for indoor and outdoor applications – the Rugged AC UPS, focused on serving traffic and public safety applications.

Today, Newmar is headquartered in Huntington Beach, CA, and is under the leadership of  Richard Gaudet, who heads multiple businesses including Newmar, American Battery Charging, ASEA Power Systems, and the marine division of Xantrex. When asked about the significance of this 50-year milestone, Gaudet said, “Celebrating five decades of business is no small feat for any organization, but we are especially proud of the commitment the Newmar team continues to make to the founding principles of quality, reliability, and being responsive to our customers.”

Newmar is a classic example of an all-American organization with deep roots in the sectors it serves. From humble beginnings to powerful player in the power electronics industry, Newmar is the brand trusted by professionals across network, industrial, public safety, traffic, and marine industries worldwide.

To view Newmar’s 50-year journey, visit www.newmarpower.com/50years

Newmar Power

Newmar Power has been a leading manufacturer of electronic power products for over 50 years. Offering an extensive line of DC and AC Power Products with an earned reputation of high reliability and quality, Newmar powers essential equipment in marine, telecommunications, network, land mobile, and automation IOT industries. www.newmarpower.com

Mission Critical Electronics 

Headquartered in Huntington Beach, California, MCE provides specialized products for critical systems in a wide variety of applications operating under the leading brands: Newmar Power, ASEA Power Systems, Kussmaul Electronics, Power Products, Purkeys, Xantrex, and American Battery Charging. www.mission-critical-electronics.com


​Mitul Chandrani, Marketing Director, 604-422-2714, marketing@newmarpower.com

Source: Newmar