Welcome to FirePower Technology, Inc., the home of PC Power & Cooling and the computer power supply division of OCZ Technology Group which we acquired in February 2014. We are a leader in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of high-performance power conversion solutions for PC Power and industrial power applications. Leveraging thirty years of innovation and award-winning brands, we offer a full range of power supplies for demanding electronics applications at all performance levels. Our solutions are quiet, robust, and deliver uncompromised power and computing operation for high-demand and mission-critical environments.
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Our Innovation Story
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FirePower Technology, Inc., is the former home of PC Power and Cooling and the power supply division of OCZ Technology Group.
PC Power & Cooling began operations in a small warehouse, just outside of San Diego, CA in 1985. Its first products were a series of fans designed to make computers run cooler and more quietly.
In 1986, it introduced the Silencer 150 and Turbo-Cool 200, the industry’s first ultra-quiet and high-performance power supplies. As other, high-end power supply products followed, PC Power & Cooling received excellent reviews from the market and it continued to grow. In 1991, the company moved to its current facility in Carlsbad, CA.
In 2007 PC Power and Cooling was acquired by OCZ technology Group. Offering PC Power & Cooling products alongside OCZ power supply products, enabled OCZ Technology Group to expand its reach to include many worldwide markets. PC Power & Cooling and the power supply division of OCZ Technology Group then became part of FirePower Technology in February 2014.
Building on the PC Power & Cooling and OCZ Technology Group’s power supply legacy, FirePower Technology takes pride in its loyal and knowledgeable customer base, its ultra-reliable and quiet product line, its professional and friendly team, and its engineering prowess in designing and developing leading edge products that help users enhance their computing experience.
Since its inception, PC Power & Cooling has produced many innovative products:
- The first CPU cooler
- The first PC heat alarm
- The first independently-regulated PC power supply
- The first redundant power system
- The first NVIDIA-certified SLI supply
- The first One Kilowatt computer power supply
- The first power supply with its own certified test report (Turbo-Cool 1KW)
Our Partnership with Fatal1ty®
Our Fatal1ty® brand power supplies were inspired by and co-developed with Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel, 12 time world champion and member of the Video Game Hall of Fame. Our Fatal1ty® products are built for serious gamers, featuring sleek lines, glowing LED’s and a light up LED fan, a modular cable design to keep your gaming rig neat and looking clean and maximize airflow while overclocking and driving your system to the max.
Gamers want their power to be extremely stable and quiet. We deliver. With our large load temperature controlled fan, the Fatal1ty® series of gaming PC power supplies maintains ultimate stability and silence allowing you to focus on winning, period. The Fatal1ty® power supplies are all 80 plus rated. The 550W and the 750W are certified as bronze allowing the power supply to operate at 85% efficiency, and the 1000W is certified as gold allowing the power supply to operate at 90% efficiency during the most intense gaming sessions. Our Fatal1ty® products are the ultimate power supply for gamers and are covered by FirePower’s 3 or 5 year warranty depending on the model.
Our management team has over 40 years of combined management, manufacturing and power supply experience.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Lawrence D. Firestone
Larry Firestone is a founder and was named the CEO of FirePower Technology, Inc. in February 2014. Mr. Firestone is an industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience in manufacturing and industrial companies and a strong track record of turning companies around and delivering profitable growth and gaining market share while achieving recognition for high quality and outstanding customer satisfaction.
Prior to joining FirePower, he was the President and CEO of Qualstar, a publicly held power supply and data storage company, chief financial officer of X-IO Storage a privately held data storage company and prior to X-IO Storage he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Advanced Energy a publicly held power conversion company. Prior to Advanced Energy he held both CFO and COO positions at various other private and public companies.
Mr. Firestone holds a bachelor of science degree in business administration with a concentration in Accounting from Slippery Rock State College.
DIRECTOR NORTH AMERICA SALES
Doug Pagel was made responsible for North America Sales for FirePower Technology in October of 2014. Mr. Pagel is a veteran of a number of industries including disc drives, robotic automation, enterprise software, internet commerce and capital equipment for the entertainment industry.
Prior to FirePower, Doug was the VP of Business Development at ProSlide Technology. A leading designer and supplier of large-scale waterpark attractions, VP of Worldwide Sales at Vistrian, an enterprise/ cloud based software supplier for the manufacturing sector, Director of Key Account Sales at SCS Interactive, a leading designer and manufacturer of custom attractions for the themepark, waterpark and resort markets. Vice President of Sales for Quippe Technologies, providing automated sourcing and purchasing solutions to Industrial Distributors. And a member of the founding team at TechniStar, where he held sales, operations and engineering management positions. Doug has also had management positions with ABB Flexible Automation and MiniScribe. A provider of computer disk drives.
With more than 25 years of experience in the sales, engineering and operations of manufacturing automation and capital equipment, Doug brings a deep understanding of technology and sales to help drive FirePower’s sales strategy.
Doug has a degree in Mechanical Design Engineering Technology from Milwaukee School of Engineering.
Tiffiney S. Gustafson
Tiffiney Gustafson joined the FirePower Technology Team in February 2014 with over 18 years of experience in Power Management. Ms. Gustafson’s first 10 years of power management experience was with PC Power & Cooling Inc. (1996-2007), advancing from Customer Service Representative to General Manager before being sold to OCZ Technology Group where her experience in Sales, Operations & Power Management lead to her position as Operations Manager. During her 7 years at OCZ Technology Group (2007-2014) she played a pivotal role incorporating PC Power & Cooling products into OCZ’s Power Management Division. Ms. Gustafson also held senior positions, Office & Product Manager at Karnak Architecture & Planning (1991 – 1996) and as Flight Line Coordinator Palomar Airport 1989-1990. Education Saddleback College, Orange County, CA.
SENIOR ENGINEER/PRODUCT MANAGER
Tim McGrath has over 40 years' experience in the Power Electronics field, specializing in power supply reliability. He first worked for PC Power & Cooling as a consultant in 1989 and was appointed Senior Engineer in 1990. He designed digitally controlled power supplies for memory testing and qualification of memory modules used on Intel server motherboards. Awarded a US patent for a uninterruptible power system he co-designed. He worked as Senior Field Service Engineer on uninterruptible power systems from 500 VA to 1,000 kVA including International service.
QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER
James Dickinson was appointed Quality Assurance Manager/Test Engineer of PC Power & Cooling in December 1995. Mr Dickinson has over 30 years technical experience in the power industry and has an excellent record of maintaining PC Power & Cooling’s quality as the “best in the business”.
He served as supervisor of the RMA/Twin Power department of PC Power & Cooling from November 1994 to December 1995. He also has 12 years of engineering technician and test technician experience at various power companies.
Mr Dickinson studied Electrical Engineering at San Diego State University and Mesa College.
Joshua Hsia joined the FirePower Technology team in February 2014 with 10 years of experience in computer IT industry, and spent 3 years focused on power management in OCZ Technology. Solid computer hardware background and strong hands-on experience in gaming and DIY enthusiasts market from market trend predict and push the next big thing to the market. Specialize product management, product marketing strategy, and business development. Joshua Hsia had graduated from University of California, Irvine with B.S. in computer engineering, and a part time computer DIY enthusiast/gamer.