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EMA enters its 29th year

EMA is proud to celebrate its 29th year of business.  Who could have known that when Vicki and I began receiving checks in the mail from our new customers, that EMA would become what it is today.   Servicing a world wide clientele.

On any given day, EMA service engineers can be found on offshore oil platforms, municipal water facilities.  industrial plants, pipelines, and commercial facilities world-wide.  We have a team of the best people I’ve ever known.

EMA began focusing on medium voltage drives some years ago,  and now have the largest stock of refurbished and new medium voltage VFDs that we know about.   We do both field and shop repair on these equipment, including power cell repair.  Our cell repair test stands are first rate, and in fact, we don’t know anyone that can do it better.

A lot has changed in 29 years.  Smaller horsepower VFDs have become almost commodities.  We do still sell them, and in fact, keep significant stocks of them.  Since this is not primarily a technical site (Visit for that) , let’s talk for a minute about the business lessons we can learn from EMA’s success.

First of all, as Jim Collins is famous for saying, it matters who is on your bus, and what seats they’re in.  In fact, it’s  the primary job of any company leader to ensure the right person is in the right seat.


That is the primary determinant of where your company is going.  I learned this the hard way may years ago.  The team you surround yourself with, makes all the difference.

I’m blessed to have the opportunity to be with EMA all these years, and look forward to many more.