Frank Harrill has been promoted to Vice President of Security at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL). 

SEL invents, designs and builds digital products and systems that protect power grids around the world. The technology prevents blackouts and enables customers to improve power system reliability, safety and cost. SEL, a 100 percent employee-owned company that is headquartered in Pullman, Washington, has manufactured products in the United States since 1984 and now serves customers in 165 countries. 

Harrill joined SEL in 2016 to lead the company’s Physical Security team. He had recently retired from a 20-year career in the FBI, where he led investigations of sophisticated cyberattacks, terrorist incidents and other federal crimes. Harrill’s many accomplishments at SEL include the enhancement of a 24/7 Security Operations Center, its crisis management response plan and the global security strategy that encompasses more than 100 of the company’s locations around the world. He has also played a vital role in guiding SEL through the pandemic by working to clearly communicate the threat within the company and community, monitoring government responses around the globe and procuring PPE for employees working on-site.

Prior to joining the FBI, he served in the United States Navy for nearly 10 years as a carrier pilot and jet flight instructor. In 2011, Frank earned a master’s degree in information technology with an emphasis in security and assurance from Carnegie Mellon University. He obtained a certified information systems security professional (CISSP) certification in 2004.

As VP of Security, Harrill will continue to oversee all aspects of SEL’s global security practices.