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Former GE engineer John Toney joins Vacuum Interrupters Inc.


October 19, 2013
By Anthony Capkun

October 18, 2013 – Vacuum Interrupters Inc. (a Group CBS company) says former General Electric vacuum interrupter engineer John Toney has accepted a position with the company.

Vacuum Interrupters is a supplier of replacement vacuum interrupter parts, components and, says the company, the electrical industry’s first predictive field-testing system for vacuum interrupters.

“We’re thrilled to have such a prominent engineer join our staff,” said Julia Neves, vice-president and operations manager at Vacuum. “Thanks to John’s more than 27 years of research and manufacturing experience developing GE vacuum interrupter products, Vacuum Interrupters Inc. will be able to significantly expand our development and support of General Electric legacy products.”

In his new position, Toney will provide design and manufacturing oversight of vacuum interrupter replacements and components, as well as continue development of Vacuum Interrupters’ flagship testing systems, the TS-1 and TS-2, which include the system that uses magnetron atmospheric condition (MAC) testing to predict the remaining life of vacuum interrupters in the shop and field.

Toney can be reached at jtoney@groupcbs.com .