Game Changers - an OSP article

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Published on February 26, 2014

Author: Eltek

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Eltek and our Americas Region President Allen Pitts named as one of the 2014 industry game changers in this article published in February 2014.

"Those who influence with knowledge and character rather than a big booming voice. Those who know their area of expertise like the back of their hands WHILE they constantly seek to learn and conquer new opportunities across the telecom industry. Game Changers are those who lead by example and walk their talk."

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contents ® knowledge Game leadership Changers 2 0 14 Definition of Game Changers: Those who influence with knowledge and character rather than a big booming voice. Those who know their area of expertise like the back of their hands WHILE they constantly seek to learn and conquer new opportunities across the telecom industry. Game Changers are those who lead by example and walk their talk. The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership* 1. Model the Way: Know your values, but also affirm the shared values of the group. Set the example by aligning actions with shared values. * he Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in T Organizations, by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner, has sold more than 2 million copies in over 20 languages since its first publication. 14 OSP® CO | CORE | D ATA C E N T E R | FTTX | CONNECTED HOME | WIRELESS

contents Meet OSP’s 2014 Game Changers These folks are about facilitating change and sharing strong values as they make those changes. They embrace the five practices of exemplary leadership (see sidebar) and act on them almost effortlessly. values challenge 2. Inspire a Shared Vision: Envision the 3. Challenge the Process: Search for 4. Enable Others to Act: Foster collaboration. 5. Encourage the Heart: Recognize future by imagining exciting and enabling possibilities. Enlist others in a common vision by appealing to shared aspirations. opportunities by seizing the initiative and by looking outward for innovative ways to improve. Constantly generate small wins and learn from experience. Strengthen others by increasing self-determination and developing competence. contributions by showing appreciation for individual excellence. Celebrate the values and victories by creating a spirit of community. FEBRUARY 2014 | OSPMAG.COM 15

Game Changers Allen Pitts President, Americas Region Eltek In 2014, we will continue to expand our offering with the goal of solving the power pains for telecom service providers. High efficiency is important to save providers money on energy costs, but it’s also renewable energy sources with HE power conversion and with controller technology that expands monitoring and testing capabilities. As a company, we’ve changed too, streamlining our “ ventually, what was innovative becomes E the new normal until the next innovation is presented or the next discovery is made. The key is to remain innovative.” important to look at saving in the areas of space, labor and time. We’re constantly looking at new ways to solve these problems and the Flatpack S is our most recent answer. We’ve shipped close to 1 million Flatpack2 high efficiency (HE) rectifier modules and we’re looking to do the same with this next-generation product. What does it mean to be innovative? Innovation truly means solving a problem in a way no one’s ever done before. The consumer or customer may not even know there was a problem that needed solving, but as soon as you solve it, the light bulb goes on and everyone wants one. Eventually, what was innovative becomes the new normal until the next innovation is presented or the next discovery is made. The key is to remain innovative. Staying innovative is a critical success factor, particularly in telecom where some of the brightest minds in the world showcase their ingenuity. 30 What’s the most important innovation your company has created and deployed in the last year? Any new innovations you can share that we should look for in 2014? Are you consistent in your commitment to change? Our most important innovation has been our Flatpack S rectifier technology. At 47 watts per cubic inch, it is the most power-dense rectifier ever developed by anyone. There is more power packed into each cubic inch of that rectifier than any rectifier that has come before it, which means that service providers can put power into places they couldn’t previously, including small cells and limited-space applications. OSP® CO | CORE | Our ongoing innovation is just one of the ways that we’ve demonstrated our commitment to change. This year’s Flatpack S high-density product is the latest in a string of innovations that started in 2008 when we introduced the industry’s first high-efficiency rectifier. Since then, we’ve continued to advance this technology, for example, by integrating business by divestiture and constant re-evaluation of our product lines to ensure that we’re focused on the right applications. The start of our commitment to change comes from our consistent commitment to accept change. We see the effects of sudden change from two perspectives: first from the perspective of our customers, as we are a DC power provider to all the top-tier service providers in telecom, but also from changes within the power industry itself. As we’re forced to react quickly to those changes, it keeps us ever mindful to be flexible in our business so that we can better respond to change. Our innovations are also a representation of that effort by helping to minimize the amount of change our customers must absorb. Allen Pitts has been with Eltek since 1992 and has served as the Americas Regional President for Eltek ASA since 2008. Prior to that role, he was responsible for business development in the Latin American Region. Allen has a BS in Computer Science-Engineering Management from Southern Methodist University and over 20 years of experience in DC power with Eltek (previously Eltek Valere and Power Conversion Products). He has served on the IEEE Intelec Management Committee for the past 6 years. Allen.pitts@eltek.com; www.linkedin.com/pub/allen-pitts/4/773/447 D ATA C E N T E R | FTTX | CONNECTED HOME | WIRELESS

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