The Path to Today and Tomorrow

History & Future

Gary Lukas

In 1994, Gary Lukas, a progressive Portland General Electric employee, decided to take a leap of faith and start a new manufacturers rep firm called Performance Power Concepts (PPC). With his hard work, client-first mindset, and “do what’s right” attitude, Gary’s company successfully grew over the following 23 years. In December of 2017, Pure Energy acquired Performance Power Concepts.

As the Pure Energy team looks to the future, we will continue to build on PPC’s legacy of trust, transparency, and responsiveness without ever losing Gary’s innate ability to have fun! We will deliver. We will have your back. We will grow together. We will care about your journey.

Pure Energy: (em)powering life’s best experiences.

Operating As:

DBA Performance Power Concepts in OR

Meticulous application specialists and project managers.

Managing Partner

Nathan Gibson

Technical Champion for: Paralleling Switchgear, Automatic Transfer Switches


Garrett McLeod

Technical Champion for: Power Distribution Units, Energy Storage, Uninterruptible Power Supplies

Sr. Application Engineer/Associate Partner

Charlie Shaffer

Technical Champion for: Busway, Uninterruptible Power Supplies

Service/Aftermarket Support

Pam Weidlich

Technical Champion for: Service/Aftermarket Support

Project Manager

Niko Freni

Technical Champion for: Uninterruptible Power Supplies, Busway, Paralleling Switchgear, Automatic Transfer Switches


Ashley Lukas

Technical Champion for: The Yoda of Accounting (No, George is not “My Father”…)