President & Founded of Stetzer Electric, Inc.
Dave Stetzer has been an electrician by training, education, and experience for over 30 years. He joined the United States Air Force in December 1970. He began his career in electricity when he attended electronics school at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi, from February through November 1971. At that time, Keesler AFB was the world's #1 electronics school.
During this training, Dave was given top-secret military clearance, as much of the electronic equipment he worked on was, and remains, highly classified. Dave completed training as a ground radio communications electronics technician and was assigned to the 676 Radar Squadron, Antigo Air Force Station, Antigo, Wisconsin. There he diagnosed and repaired various electronic equipment, including PC boards, Klystron tubes, and integrated circuits, as well as highly classified military electronic equipment, employing, among other things, spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, signal generators, and digital frequency counters.
In February 1972, Dave received an assignment to go to Vietnam. He was sent to KY8-38 Crypto School at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, where his top-secret military clearance was upgraded to include crypto access. Upon completing this training, Dave returned to the 676 Radar Squadron at Antigo Air Force Station pending his November port call to Vietnam; his assignment was subsequently changed due to the official ending of the Vietnam War in September 1972. Dave's duties continued as before, with the additional tasks of diagnosing, maintaining and repairing highly classified electronic crypto equipment. Upon completing his tour of duty, Dave received an honorable discharge from the United States Air Force.
In 1975, Dave founded Stetzer Electric, Inc. and remained the company's president. Since the firm's inception, Dave has specialized in power control in industry, municipalities, and motor control centers. For more than the past decade, Dave has focused more attention on power quality analysis and troubleshooting, which led to the founding of Stetzer Consulting, LLC and the development of the STETZERiZER (Graham-Stetzer) Filter and Microsurge Meter.