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Issue Date: June 2007

APC-MGE appoints Rodney Callaghan as MD: Southern Africa

30 June 2007

APC-MGE has announced the appointment of Rodney Callaghan as managing director of Southern Africa. Callaghan reports to Carl Kleynhans, recently appointed as regional director: Africa for APC-MGE.
According to Kleynhans, "We are delighted to have Rodney leading APC-MGE's business in the Southern African region. He will continue to foster open and ongoing communication with our local stakeholders, in particular our customers, partners and employees, supporting their needs from the desktop to the data centre to the factory floor. With ultimate responsibility for the complete care of our customers, Rodney will ensure APC-MGE continues to create delighted customers through the delivery of the industry's most comprehensive solution and service offering and a focus on the specific needs of the Southern African marketplace."
Callaghan has more than 19 years of management experience within various multinational electrical engineering organisations. Prior to joining MGE UPS Systems in 2002 as managing director, he was employed by Rockwell Automation as business unit manager: Drive Systems-Sub Saharan Africa, Saftronics as sales and marketing director, ABB Industry as manager: Industrial Drives Section and AECI Explosives and Chemicals as an electrical technician/section engineer.
Callaghan adds, "I am delighted to take on this challenge during such an exciting time for APC-MGE and for our industry. The Southern African APC-MGE teams stand ready to partner with our customers as they strive to meet their business objectives and address the challenging requirements of powering and cooling the latest technology required to meet these objectives."
APC-MGE was formed in February 2007 when Schneider Electric acquired APC and combined its market leadership with that of MGE UPS SYSTEMS. Laurent Vernerey, executive vice president of Schneider Electric, is APC-MGE's president and CEO.

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