Schweitzer Drive Podcast

Starting a Company, Building SEL—Part 1

In this episode of Schweitzer Drive, Dave Whitehead interviews Edmund O. Schweitzer, III, the founder, president, and chief technology officer of Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL), about the company’s beginnings and the idea and invention that were the creative spark.

Schweitzer is recognized as a pioneer in digital power system protection and is a prolific inventor, having been awarded more than 200 patents. In 2019, he was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, where he is in the company of innovators including Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, and Henry Ford.