Russelectric® Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Randall J. Adleman as Vice President of Commercial Operations reporting to Dorian Alexandrescu, President and CEO. In this role, Randy will be responsible for commercial operations for Russelectric, as well as all selling activities including sales, marketing, application engineering, and quotations.

Experience & Leadership

Randy has always led with an impressive results-oriented, winning approach. A creative, growth-driven leader with a unique mix of sales and marketing skills, Randy combines a deep knowledge of the power quality, distribution, and controls market.

Skilled at developing and continuously improving sales and marketing organizations, he brings a proven track record of high performance, integrity, and versatility in fast-paced, complex organizations such as Emerson Electric, Invensys/Powerware, Ingersoll-Rand, and Valence Technology.

Prior to joining Russelectric, Randy was Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing for Active Power, in Austin, TX, a manufacturer of flywheel-based Uninterruptible Power Systems for mission critical applications.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Colgate University and an MBA in Marketing from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Randy will take over for John Meuleman, who will be retiring after 41 years with Russelectric.

John Russell, Chairman of the Board of Russelectric® Inc., recently announced the appointment of Dorian Alexandrescu as the company’s new President and CEO.


Mr. Alexandrescu has over 20 years of extensive management experience across industry segments. These range from electrical equipment, energy management, and clean energy to automotive to industrial automation, packaging, and consumer goods.  Most recently, he served as President and CEO of RESA Power Solutions, a market leader in life extension products and services for electric power transmission, distribution, and circuit protection equipment.  Prior to that, he was Vice President and General Manager of Eaton Corporation/Power Distribution Operations’ Latin America and Caribbean Division.

Alexandrescu has an International Baccalaureate in Electromechanical Engineering, the equivalent of an MS in Theoretical Physics and Technology Applications from the University of Bucharest, and is a graduate of the Executive Development Program of Dartmouth College’s Amos Tuck Business School.

He takes over for George Whittaker, who is retiring after 48 years of service.  Whittaker succeeded Raymond G. Russell, Russelectric’s founder and owner.

Chairman John Russell commented, “We want to thank George for his wise stewardship.  We also want to welcome Dorian, who is committed to running and growing the company in the spirit my father — independently-owned, innovative, and uncompromising on quality.”


Founded in 1955, Russelectric Inc. designs and manufactures integrated emergency and standby power control systems for mission critical facilities.  Manufactured at facilities in Hingham, Massachusetts, and Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, the company’s sophisticated power control systems, transfer switches, and bypass/isolation switches are widely used in advanced data centers, banks, hospitals, and other vital installations.

Russelectric® RTS-30 Series Bypass/Isolation Switches are UL labeled and listed for 30-cycle closing and withstand ratings based on testing per UL Standard 1008.  Available in continuous current ratings from 100 to 3000 amps, these switches dramatically simplify the selective coordination of overcurrent devices in backup power systems for healthcare and other mission-critical facilities.

The 30-cycle rating of Russelectric RTS-30 Series Bypass/Isolation Switches allows downstream overcurrent protective devices to clear a fault before upstream devices.  Consequently, they greatly simplify the engineering task of selective coordination mandated by the National Electrical Code for emergency and legally required standby systems.  No other manufacturer offers such a comprehensive range of 30-cycle & 3-cycle-rated bypass/isolation switches.  All RTS Series switches come equipped with the new RPTCS — the industry’s most powerful, most versatile microprocessor-based transfer control system.

Russelectric RTS-30 & RTS-03 Series Bypass/Isolation Switches combine an automatic transfer switch with a manual bypass/isolation switch that allows the transfer switch to be isolated for inspection, maintenance, repair, or testing. The bypass/isolation switch is designed to also function as a manually operated backup transfer switch when the unit’s automatic transfer switch (ATS) is disabled or de-energized.  With the bypass/isolation switch above the ATS, Russelectric’s vertical space-saving design reduces the unit’s footprint.  Feeder connections are housed in a third compartment accessible through a rear panel or door, and the compartments are separated by barriers to protect personnel.  The ATS is on casters so that, once it has been bypassed and isolated, it can be rolled out of the enclosure safely and easily.

RTS-30 & RTS-03 Series Bypass/Isolation Switches are available in versions for open-transition (with Russelectric’s proven break-before-make operation) and closed-transition transfer as well as load-break and no-load-break bypass.  In fact, Russelectric is the only manufacturer to offer both load-break and no-load-break bypass switches.  Open-transition versions are available with single or dual operators.  They are also available with an external manual operator which allows manual operation of the switch with the door fully closed for greater arc flash protection.

Russelectric® custom designs and manufactures power control and synchronizing switchgear systems in low and medium voltage ratings for single- and multi-unit on-site power generators.  In addition to emergency power, system designs may include a variety of sophisticated control functions such as peak shaving, load curtailment, and utility paralleling for both open transition transfer and live-source closed transition transfer.  Closed transition transfer allows retransfer and system testing without disturbing the load.  Prime power/cogeneration systems are also available.

Systems include PLC controls for automatic prime mover starting and stopping, prime mover status and alarm annunciation, synchronizing, and priority load control.  Other features, such as load demand control for fuel management, are available.  Systems include sensors to monitor volts, amps, watts, frequency, and other pertinent electrical power data of individual generator sets and the overall system.  Controls can be furnished for any type of prime mover, including diesel engines and gas, steam, or hydro turbines.  Custom system integrating SCADA and simulation are also available as options. 

All systems are UL listed and are designed and built in accordance with ANSI, IEEE, and NEMA standards.

Because reliable electric power is required for proper operation of security equipment, the threat of terrorism makes any facility vulnerable to a loss of power. Russelectric® power control systems provide the emergency/backup power needed to keep critical security equipment up and running in the event of a loss of utility feed.

With the threat of terrorism, security systems and equipment such as specialized sensors and alarms (smoke, fire, heat, motion, pressure, contaminant, etc.); optical scanners for identification (badge, iris, or fingerprint readers, etc.); video surveillance systems; emergency lockdown systems; fire-suppression and sprinkler systems; explosion-suppression systems; and ventilation systems that automatically isolate contaminated areas have become commonplace. Without an emergency/backup system, the loss of utility feed for even a short time could render such equipment useless and compromise the security of a site. Russelectric® custom designs and manufactures low- and medium-voltage on-site backup power systems with single or multiple generators. These systems will automatically pick up critical loads if normal power is lost, to keep security equipment on line and help ensure site security.

To ensure a continuous flow of power, Russelectric® PLC controls automatically start and stop prime movers, annunciate prime-mover status and alarms, and control priority loads. Systems also include synchronizing switchgear and sensors to monitor pertinent data from generator sets and the overall system. Optional control capabilities include load demand (for fuel management) and integrated SCADA and simulation. Russelectric® furnishes controls for any type of prime mover, including diesel engines and gas, steam, or hydro turbines.

In addition to emergency power, system designs may include a variety of sophisticated control functions such as cogeneration, peak shaving, load curtailment, and utility paralleling for both open-transition transfer and live-source, closed-transition transfer. Closed-transition transfer allows retransfer and system testing without disturbing the load.

All Russelectric® systems are UL listed and are designed and built in accordance with ANSI, IEEE, and NEMA standards.