MRO Magazine

Planet Extech's contest winners include Ontario wind-turbine maintainer


June 3, 2011
By PEM Magazine

Planet Extech, the social networking web site for users and fans of Extech Instruments, announced the winners of its “Switch Story” contest. The two grand-prize winners received an Apple iPad, and the company announced the contest would continue.

The two winners of the Apple iPads are Eric German of Ontario and Curt Murray of Michigan.

German uses several Extech meters and testers along with a FLIR i7 thermal imaging camera for wind turbine maintenance. In his switch story, he explains how Extech plays a key role in the upkeep of green energy infrastructure: “We are now using several products successfully to maintain millions of dollars worth of wind power generation equipment!”

He also uses Extech and FLIR for performing building, equipment and electrical system inspections in his own business. He commends Extech’s durability: “After some serious use, all my gear is still performing and more importantly, still accurate and reliable.”


Murray, the second top-prize winner, uses an Extech clamp meter, multimeter and dual input thermometer on the job for HVAC commercial service. After making the switch, other technicians tried his Extech meters and liked them so much, they switched to Extech as well.

Arpineh Mullaney, vice president for Extech Instruments, announced the winners on Planet Extech: “Our customers’ stories, told in their own words, resonate with test equipment users who now face a dizzying array of brands and products. Their stories also help to strengthen and unify our fast-growing community of users and fans on Planet Extech. We look forward to selecting more winning switch stories in December and invite you to share your switch story.”

The Switch Story Contest continues: Extech customers can share their switch story — and possibly win! — by visiting