Sustainable energy systems provider Mitsubishi Electric Power Products (MEPPI) promoted current President Tricia Breeger as its new chief executive officer, effective April 1, 2023. Former CEO Brian Heery remains as chairman of the board for the organization.
This announcement marks company history as Breeger is the first female CEO to be appointed throughout the Mitsubishi Electric Group Companies.
Serving as president since 2022, Breeger led the company’s operating groups and shared services while gaining a deep understanding of MEPPI’s diverse customers and markets. As CEO and President, she will now oversee business strategy, growth and development while transitioning the company toward digitization and decarbonization. Breeger will continue to drive the creation of high value for MEPPI’s North American customers through solutions, systems, products and services with the long-standing quality of the Mitsubishi Electric brand.
“I am honored and excited to lead the MEPPI organization as we continue to transform and enhance the way we serve our customers,” Breeger stated. “We are committed to innovation and providing solutions that meet the needs of our customers and the energy transition happening in our markets.”
MEPPI is a U.S. affiliate of the Mitsubishi Electric Corp. of Japan and serves the North American power systems, critical power and rail transportation industries with electrical and electronic products, systems, and services.
During her more than 20-year career at MEPPI, Breeger became a leader in the electric power industry by serving as general manager of the company’s Electrical Distribution Division. In 2018, she was promoted to general manager of the Uninterruptible Power Supplies Division, where she oversaw the day-to-day operations and expanded the division’s market share in the critical power industry. In 2020, she was promoted to vice president, participating in the company’s long-term strategic planning with a focus on expanding technology-driven solutions.
Breeger serves as vice chair to the board of directors for Catalyst Connection, a Western Pennsylvania nonprofit supporting the manufacturing sector.