Schweitzer Drive Podcast

Starting a Company, Building SEL—Part 2

Join Dave Whitehead as he talks with Dr. Edmund O. Schweitzer, III, the founder, president, and chief technology officer of Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL), about the origins of SEL’s culture and business practices, including Friday Lunch, the product warranty, and the focus on customer service.

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.