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GALLERY: CSA Committee Week (June 2014) Charlottetown, P.E.I.

July 8, 2014 - It was an absolute pleasure to attend CSA’s annual Committee Week (and annual general meeting) in Charlottetown. Among the highlights included the opening general session, with comments from Bonnie Rose and keynote John Izzo; the Awards of Merit ceremony; and, EBMag’s personal favourite component, the meeting…

GALLERY: EFC Electrical Council Annual Conference (May 2014) Montreal, Que.

June 4, 2014 - Top-notch manufacturers and distributors from across North America travelled to Montreal, Que., last week for Electro-Federation Canada’s (EFC’s) Electrical Council’s annual conference.

GALLERY 2 of 2: ECA of Alberta AGM and President’s Gala (May 2014) Edmonton, Alta.

May 26, 2014 - At the generous invitation of Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta (thanks Sheri and Jeanette!), EBMag was in Edmonton this past weekend to cover the association’s Training Day (see Gallery 1 of 2), Annual General Meeting and President’s Gala.

Business

Evaluating uncomfortable glare of LED streetlighting

July 21, 2014 - As LED technology continues to transform the lighting industry, some fear they could cause troublesome, unsafe glare on our roadways, which is why a team of researchers from China and the Netherlands has developed a way to evaluate the human impact of uncomfortable glare caused by…

ABB wins $35-million Hydro-Quebec Madawaska order

July 18, 2014 - ABB reports it has won an order worth about $35 million from Hydro-Quebec to upgrade the 350MW Madawaska high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission link that connects the grids of New Brunswick and Hydro Quebec.

E.B. Horsman opening location on Vancouver-Burnaby border

July 15, 2014 - E.B. Horsman & Son—an independently owned and operated electrical wholesaler in British Columbia—announced it is opening a full-line electrical wholesale location on the Vancouver-Burnaby border (3955 - 2nd Avenue).

Personalities

Brian McNally appointed Rexel North America EVP and CEO

July 24, 2014 - Rexel Group has appointed Brian McNally to the newly created position of executive vice-president and CEO of Rexel North America effective August 1, 2014. He becomes a member of Rexel’s Executive Committee, and is in charge of both Canadian and U.S. businesses. Rexel operates two separate…

OBIT: John Salmon of John B. Salmon Technical Consulting

(UPDATED) July 21, 2014 - It is truly with great sadness that EBMag reports the passing of John Benjamin Salmon—the result of an accident at his home in Kitchener, Ont.—on Saturday, July 19, 2014. He was in his 56th year.

Chantal Guimont now leading Electric Mobility Canada

July 18, 2014 - Catherine Kargas, board chair of Electric Mobility Canada (EMC), today announced the appointment of Chantal Guimont to the position of president and CEO, effective September 1, 2014.

Help Schneider’s Daniel Peloquin’s walk again

July 17, 2014 - EBMag has learned Daniel Peloquin (photo)—president of Schneider Electric Canada—is again participating as a member of Team Schneider Electric in the Shoppers Drug Mart Weekend to End Women’s Cancers benefiting The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre September 6-7, 2014 (Toronto).