Team Member Résumés
Safety Protection Grid Solutions, Inc. (SPGS) has a team of experts that have been working in the field of electrical protection for over 50 years. We all have different points in where our careers started, but one of the goals that we have in common is to provide the highest quality of electrical solutions for your facility.
Please view our team of experts' short bios below:
George Zeigler, President
In 1964 George entered the Army Corps of Engineers as a heavy equipment operator and was mainly involved in building roads in southeast Asia. When he left the Army in 1967 he entered the telecommunications industry with ITT. He started at the entry level position within two years he was supervising a crew installing telephone switches throughout the United States. He became the area manager of 5 states for ITT.
In 1978 ITT chose him to be responsible along with the design engineers to install the first ITT digital switch in the United States. All of us had tested the digital switch in the Delaware, Ohio lab and we highly praised its reliability even before in was placed in service in Emlenton, Pennsylvania September 1978. The first weekend the switch went down due to a lightning strike. This is when he started to learn about the true importance of bonding, grounding electrical and equipment protection. Soon he was doing grounding audits for ITT and became a subject matter expert in bonding, grounding and electrical protection.
In 1982 he started his first company Global Tron Inc. and turned it into a highly successful business.
In 1996 he started SPGS with the focused goal of improving electrical reliability and enhancing power quality through proper bonding, grounding and equipment protection. Soon thereafter he wrote the bonding and grounding standards for Alltel’s remote and switch sites. He assisted US Cellular with their switch and cell sites standards.
During 2003-2005 SPGS was on the IEEE 1100 Emerald Book grounding upgrade committee. We are listed in the current IEEE 1100 as contributors to the standard.
George plays a major role in selection products and developing methods for evaluation facilities for holistic facility electrical protection which ensures our customers 24/7 operations with the lowest rate of downtime and equipment failure in the industry.