Chris O’Nions

Chris’s experience in the secure power industry spans over 30 years. He holds several electrical engineering qualifications and was awarded an electrical licence while working for Air Services Australia.

His work in the UPS services field with Emerson in the early 1990’s saw him gain extensive practical experience. In 1998, Chris launched MGE UPS Systems (now part of Schneider Electric) in WA, where he focused on industrial UPS systems. This involved design input and project management of secure power on some of the State’s largest mining and oil & gas projects. In 2008, Chris joined APC (now Schneider Electric), in a national leadership role, where he was the primary instigator for huge growth in their industrial secure power sector. Apart from several large LNG projects he has also worked on large power UPS projects in data centres, health, defence, energy, water, transport, telecommunications and commercial sectors.