Gerardo Lecuona

Gerardo Lecuona

Co-founder, Sales Director, Board Member of Centiel SA


I studied electronics engineer at university of Guadalajara, Mex, I hold a Masters of Science in embedded systems design from the Advanced Learning and Research Institute in Switzerland and master’s in business administration (MBA) from Milan Polytechnic. In 2008 I joined Newave SA, the Swiss Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) manufacturer as an R&D engineer and started developing modular uninterruptible power supplies. Taking later in 2010 the role of project manager, I participated in the design of the third generation of three-phase modular UPS technology and a range of transformerless Uninterruptible Power Supply. In 2012 I was appointed to lead the Research and Development organisation in Newave. In February 2012 Newave was acquired by ABB and in 2013 I was appointed to lead the Technology division as Technology Director for UPS and successfully managed the integration into ABB.

In 2015 I co-founded Centiel. In my role of Global Sales, I bring Centiel’s leading technology to the market and building the Centiel brand as the most innovative UPS manufacturer


The adoption of Li-ion for Data Centre power protection

What are the benefits of Li-ion?  Is your UPS Li-ion ready? Advances in technology over the years now means the latest generation of UPS are now around 97% efficient. However, we have used the same lead-acid or VRLA batteries as the UPS’s back-up power store for...

The Adoption of Li-ion for Data Centre Power Protection

This article promotes the features and benefits of Li-ion UPS solutions and addresses possible safety concerns that some customers may have about Li-ion.


CENTIEL Invites Customers to New Factory Acceptance Testing Facility in Switzerland

CENTIEL, has opened its new Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) Facility at its manufacturing facility located in Lugano, Switzerland. The state-of-the-art facility and CENTIEL SA’s global headquarters also house the Company’s R&D, production, sales and marketing, logistics, finance and quality control of all CENTIEL’s UPS solutions.

CENTIEL to Exhibit at Data Centre World Asia For the First Time

Leading Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) manufacturer, CENTIEL, is to exhibit at Data Centre World Asia for the first time this year on booth B60. The exhibition held between 10 - 11 October 2018 at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore, will...

CENTIEL to Expand in Asia Pacific Market

Leading Swiss Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) manufacturer, CENTIEL, has announced it is to expand into the Asia Pacific market. The creation of CENTIEL Asia Pacific, based out of Singapore, is a joint-venture with industry pioneer, Cliff Lee, who has been in the...

CENTIEL Aims to Quadruple UPS Production Volumes with Brand New Manufacturing Facility

Swiss-based UPS manufacturer, CENTIEL SA, has announced it aims to quadruple UPS production volumes with the development of a new manufacturing facility located in Lugano, Switzerland. The new factory will become CENTIEL SA’s global headquarters and will house...
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