Meet the ECD team

The IPU Engine Controls team has over 170 years’ combined experience in the industry, which is what makes our pre- and post-sales support second to none.

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Learn more about our brilliant people here:

Shawn Shepherd – Divisional Director: ECD

Shawn started his career as an electrical apprentice with Coronet EM, a manufacturer of generating sets and pumps, gaining an ONC in Electrical Engineering. Prior to joining IPU, he has worked within the Power generation industry for 28 years for companies such as Newman Generators, Munradtech Generators, Dale Power Systems and Cummins Power Generation. He has a wealth of experience, holding various positions such as Senior Test engineer, Production Manager, Engineering Manager, Business Development Manager and Sales Manager.


Ian Wassman – Product Manager: Protection Relays

Ian gained a wealth of experience over 39 years prior to joining IPU 3 years ago. This inIan Wassmancluded selling and working in the LV and MV switchgear market as well as automation solutions and asset management within the electromechanical market. Ian is now responsible for developing, executing and monitoring product market plans. He also provides complete support to IPU’s UK customer base consisting of large end users, contractors, panel builders and distributors with respect to technical, application and implementation. In all aspects of renewable energy, if there’s something protection related that Ian doesn’t know, it probably isn’t worth knowing!


Donna James – Internal Sales Executive

Donna started working for IPU in 2012 as a Sales Order Processor and is now an integral Donna James 1 Bpart of the IPU Internal Sales team for the Engine Control Division. Donna is responsible for the sales of mains protection relays, actuators and speed controllers to name but a few and is a key liaison between external sales as well as technical support. Having a First Class Honours Degree in both French and Spanish means Donna is integral for our global communications. The role involves managing key customer accounts, generating customer quotations and processing sales orders. Donna has successfully completed the ComAp Standard training course in Prague in February 2015.



Rob Minor – Technical Manager

Rob has been with IPU for 11 years and joined us with a vast amount of experience in generator and engine control systems – onshore and marine, LV/HV switchgear, motor controlRob-Minor-2-B(2) and distribution. As Technical Manager, Rob assists customers with the application of IPU supplied ComAp and Datakom controllers, GAC Governing systems, G59 Protection Relays, ARCSafe Protection Relays and AMP-SAFE PRO Protection units. He has experience with design and commissioning of generator control systems including multi genset parallel operation and also parallel operation to the mains. He also has experience with marine applications for propulsion engines, and also auxiliary power gensets/shore power systems.


Jason McCabe – Technical Support and Commissioning Engineer

Jason joined IPU in January 2013 with 22 years’ experience within the power generatJason McCabe 1 B 200x156x72ion industry. He is an extremely experienced commissioning engineer and currently provides support on the entire ComAp product range within the ECD division. Other regular projects include full commissioning of LV switchgear controls, Gas, Diesel and Hybrid technologies as well as Synchronising, STOR and FFR Site commissioning. Jason regularly provides support in terms of on-site attendance, assisting customers in the commissioning of the full range of ComAp controllers for mains and engine control.