Newmar is a classic example of an all-American organization with deep roots in the U.S. commercial marine sector. Offering an extensive line of DC and AC Power Products with an earned reputation of high reliability and quality, Newmar powers essential equipment in industries such as marine, telecommunications, network, land mobile and automation IOT industries.
Last year, the company celebrated five decades of providing reliable power solutions for marine, telecom, public safety, rail, traffic and industrial applications.
Newmar Power: a side project born in a garage
As a matter of fact, Newmar’s story began in 1970 with an electronics engineer by the name of Wess George, who stocked parts to service boats at the Newport Beach, California marina. Eventually, George designed and built his first product, a voltage converter for a radio company. In this humble fashion, Newport Marine Engineering was born as a side project in George’s garage.
Five decades later, Newmar maintains a manufacturing plant in the USA and has established a strong reputation as a trusted brand in marine and other markets it serves.
In 2017, Newmar was purchased by Windjammer Capital and joined the Mission Critical Electronics family which includes other popular marine brands such as Xantrex and ASEA Power Systems. The marine product portfolio has since expanded and now includes a range of shore power converters, battery chargers, and inverter/chargers.
The words spoken by Xantrex vice president Richard Gaudet
Today, Newmar is headquartered in Huntington Beach, California, and is under the leadership of former Xantrex vice president Richard Gaudet, who was promoted in early 2020 to head ASEA and Newmar alongside the marine division of Xantrex. «Celebrating five decades of business is no small feat for any organization, but we are especially proud of the commitment the Newmar team continues to make to the founding principles of quality, reliability and being responsive to our customers», said Mr Gaudet.