Interview with Zak Houk at the 2023 POWERTEST Conference

The power systems industry is a dynamic field, continuously evolving with new technologies and innovations. To remain competitive, industry professionals must stay current on the latest developments and best practices. One such expert is Zak Houk, Director of Field Services at RESA Power Canada. With his extensive experience and leadership qualities, Zak is highly regarded within the industry. Recently, he sat down for an interview with Alan Ross, the Editor in Chief of Transformer Technology Magazine, at the 2023 POWERTEST conference in Orlando, FL. During their discussion, Zak offered valuable insights into RESA Power’s expansion in Canada, including the company’s acquisition and rapid growth. As an industry leader, Zak’s expertise is invaluable in navigating the ever-changing landscape of the power systems industry.

During the interview, Zak discussed the challenges faced by the power industry, including maintaining culture and retaining top technologists. He emphasized the need for work-life balance, which is especially important for the younger generation of technicians.

Zak also talked about AES, a RESA Power company, and RESA Powers expansion plans throughout Canada. He highlighted the importance of AES’s recommendations on which companies to approach and the benefits RESA Power has seen since acquiring AES.

Another topic discussed during the interview was the NETA Apprenticeship Program, which works in collaboration with the United States Department of Labor. He discussed RESA Power Canada’s efforts to stay ahead of the curve with their Engineering Technology program, which is built on NETA Standards and provides training for college students and NETA Technicians.

Overall, Zaks interview offers valuable insights into the benefits of being acquired by RESA Power, as well as the challenges faced by the power industry in maintaining a work-life balance for its employees. Please watch Zak Houk’s interview to gain a better understanding of the power industry’s current challenges and RESA Power’s leadership within it.

Interview with Zak Houk at the 2023 POWERTEST Conference

About RESA Power

RESA Power, a portfolio company of Investcorp, a global alternative investment firm, is a market leader in power systems services and life extension solutions for power distribution equipment used in mission-critical environments. With locations across the United States and Canada, RESA Power is uniquely capable of ensuring its customers’ critical power systems are safe, reliable, and operating at peak efficiency. The technicians and engineers at RESA Power are experts in testing and servicing transformers, relays, breakers, and other key components of power distribution and control systems. RESA Power also provides quick turn-around custom manufactured or retrofit switchgear and breaker solutions and maintains an extensive inventory of obsolete and hard-to-find components. For more information about how to join the RESA Power group, visit or follow @RESAPower on LinkedIn

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