Trystar has announced the appointment of Andrew J. (A.J.) Smith as chief executive officer of the company. Trystar, Faribault, Minn., is a manufacturer of portable and permanent systems for prime and back-up power installations and also manufactures electric cable for a wide variety of industries.
Trystar founder Rick Dahl said Smith brings more than 15 years’ experience to the position, including participation in Eaton’s Global Leadership Development Program and two years as the strategic marketing manager of the company’s hydraulics operations.
After leaving Eaton, Smith joined Honeywell to manage their pressure and airflow products and subsequently became the product line director for the Control Solutions and Pressure & Thermal businesses. In his most recent assignment Smith served as vice president and general manager of Honeywell’s Home and Building HVAC business with responsibility for more than a billion dollars of global sales.
Trystar designs and manufactures a range of portable and industrial power products including panels, I-Lines, transformers, portable automatic transfer switches (ATS) and welding racks. The company also manufactures single and dual-purpose generator docking stations, load bank and rotary docking stations, and UL-891 rated switchboards. Trystar cable products include portable and industrial power cables, welding cables, utility cables, and medium voltage cables.