ROCKLEDGE, FL — March 18, 2020 — Chris Recio has joined Mainstream Engineering Corporation as its new Power Electronics Technology Leader. In this position, Mr. Recio will use his wealth of experience developing commercial power products to guide Mainstream’s existing team of power electronics experts in developing the next generation of high-tech, low-cost power converters for the U.S. military.
Mr. Recio has over fifteen years of experience in designing and developing power electronic converters and holds an M.S. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he specialized in Power and Energy Systems. He began his career at General Electric where he worked in the R&D group for power electronics and served as the lead design engineer for a variety of power converters and was the project leader for Smart Grid Enabled Devices for Demand-Side Management.
Most recently, he worked on the development and commercialization of energy products for a start-up company that reached an annual volume of 100k units, including AC motor controllers for the oil and gas industry, and voltage stabilizers for single, split and three-phase commercial, industrial and residential systems.
Mr. Recio has experience in both direct and indirect ac-ac converters, motor control, buck, boost, flyback, Ćuk and forward converters. Mr. Recio also holds multiple patents in the areas of power electronics, grid stabilization, power factor correction and reactive power support. With this broad background, Mr. Recio will drive the development of Mainstream’s expanding military product line of ac-dc, dc-dc, and dc-ac power converters.
About Mainstream Engineering Corporation
Mainstream Engineering Corporation is a 34-year-old Brevard County, Florida manufacturer with a history of leading-edge research and development that has resulted in advanced cost-competitive products, which are made in the USA. Mainstream’s mission is to transition advanced R&D into high-quality, military and commercial products using lean manufacturing techniques. Areas of research include thermal control, energy conversion, and power electronics.