ASEA Power Systems and Newmar DC Power Onboard have aligned under the newly formed MCE Marine Group in Huntington Beach, California. Both companies will retain their brand names, while all operations will move to its Huntington Beach headquarters.

MCE Marine president David Brown said the brands will focus on developing new product lines while also expanding distribution footprints. "In uniting ASEA and Newmar, we've strategically positioned MCE Marine to become a major single source power solution with strong growth prospects," said Brown in a statement. "With applications ranging from commercial and naval vessels to large yachts, we engineer and manufacture our products to surpass expectations in terms of durability, reliability and performance."

Brown, who joined MCE in 2016, also named new hires. Eric Herman has joined MCE Marine as its director of engineering. Herman is responsible for designing and developing new products for existing vertical and immediate adjacent markets. With a B.S. in electrical engineering, he has worked for companies involved in electromagnetic power conversion technology, distribution switchgear, paralleling controls and power generation technology.

Brian Giannini was promoted to MCE Marine Group sales manager. He was most recently national sales manager for Newmar Power.

Gabriel Vargas was promoted to service manager and application engineer, having worked for ASEA Power for nine years. A specialist in power and inverter modules, he oversees the test department.

ASEA Power Systems manufactures marine AC shore power voltage, frequency and phase converters, with levels ranging from 250VA to 800kVA. Newmar DC Power Onboard builds battery and inverter chargers, DC converters, power supplies and control, distribution panels, and meters and instruments.