McCarthy Bertschy Recruits Chief Executive Officer to Vapor Power International

McCarthy Bertschy is pleased to announce that Mr. Jim Solari has joined Vapor Power International as Chief Executive Officer.  Jim reports to the Board of Directors and is located at the company’s headquarters in Franklin Park, IL.                                                                                    

Jim most recently was the Chief Executive Officer at G&W Electric Company, a privately held leading global manufacturer of medium and high voltage electric power equipment serving the electric power utility and industrial markets.  Over 10 years, Jim guided revenue and profit growth resulting in increases of 500% and 1000% respectively.  Prior to this he served as Vice President and General Manager -- National Controls Business Unit -- at AMETEK.  Jim spent the early part of his career at Amoco Corporation.    

He received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the University of Chicago.         

Please join us in extending warmest congratulations to Jim.


About Vapor Power International

Vapor Power is a specialized capital equipment business focused on high pressure steam applications (process steam and heat).  Vapor can produce units that generate in excess of 3200 psi, which is unique in the steam industry.  In addition, Vapor manufactures high voltage electrode boilers with output pressure of 100 – 500 psig, used as process and axillary steam needs where electricity rates are favorable to gas-fired options.  Vapor Power’s equipment is used for industrial, commercial, marine, and military steam and heating applications in thousands of installations worldwide.  The company goes to market through an independent manufacturer’s representative network comprised of approximately 60 groups covering North America, and select international representatives.  The sales effort is supported by sales and application engineers.  Approximately 30% of total annual revenue is derived internationally.

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