Peter Saunders

Peter Saunders

April 23, 2019 – CSA has listed Meltric’s upgraded DS200 power receptacle for Zone 2 hazardous locations.
April 17, 2019 – Ulrich Spiesshofer is stepping down as CEO of international technology firm ABB, through a mutual agreement with the company’s board of directors. The board’s chair, Peter Voser, will serve as interim CEO, effective immediately, until a new official CEO is found.
April 17, 2019 – Signify (formerly Philips Lighting) has agreed to acquire WiZ Connected, which develops ‘smart’ connected lighting systems based on Wi-Fi technology.
April 15, 2019 – Winnipeg-headquartered lighting and electrical product distributor B.A. Robinson has rebranded its wholesale and showroom businesses as ‘Robinson Supply’ and ‘Robinson,’ respectively.
April 15, 2019 – A provincial court in Orangeville, Ont., has ordered Alexander Bonello, operating as Btek Renewable Energy Products from nearby Tottenham, to pay a $10,000 fine and a $2,500 victim surcharge for work he conducted without an electrical contractor’s licence and for failing to apply for an inspection.
April 15, 2019 – Effective May 13, 2019, John Gorman will become president and CEO of the Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA). He currently holds the same leadership role with the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA).
April 15, 2019 – Honda Canada has recalled its EU2200i portable generator, as its manual fuel valve can leak gasoline, posing a fire and burn hazard.
April 12, 2019 – Arlington’s new FLBR5420-series recessed floor box kits feature two low-voltage (LV) openings, an ultra-thin stamped steel flange and flush-to-the-floor in-use and blank covers.
April 12, 2019 - To help its electricians in work trucks service everything “from plugs in walls to shopping malls” in an efficient and adaptable manner, Olson Electric—a residential, industrial and commercial contractor based in Sechelt, B.C., that has been in business since 1990—relies on fleet management technology and telematics software to save time and fuel.
April 12, 2019 - On Nov. 30, 2018, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and its standards association (IEEE-SA) published a new technical guide for performing arc-flash hazard calculations to help reduce burn injuries suffered by qualified workers due to equipment failure or less-than-adequate work practices.
April 12, 2019 – Effective today, Roxanne Lafond will lead Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) in Quebec, supporting the industry association’s activities and programs in the region.
April 11, 2019 – Health Canada has announced recalls for a variety of electrical heaters due to fire hazards, including products manufactured by Ouellet (examples pictured), Electrimart, Global Commander, Stelpro Design, Uniwatt, Chromalox, Centurion, Electromode, Westcan and Dimplex.
April 11, 2019 - Outdoor lighting can visually transform an existing physical site. By way of example, downtown Winnipeg’s 100-year-old Metropolitan Theatre was recently upgraded with high-output accent lighting. Located across from Bell MTS Place, the historic landmark—now a conference, banquet and meeting facility named the Metropolitan Entertainment Centre, but colloquially known simply as ‘The Met’—served as ‘party central’ during the Winnipeg Jets’ National Hockey League (NHL) playoff run in 2018.
April 5, 2019 – General Electric (GE) has sold Current, one of its business units, to American Industrial Partners (AIP), a private equity firm. The business will continue to use the GE brand, however, under a long-term licensing agreement.
April 5, 2019 – The new superhero movie Shazam!, which was shot in Toronto and opens everywhere today, had its red carpet premiere last week in Los Angeles, Calif., where SkyFire Arts delivered an electrifying (literally) live performance.
April 4, 2019 – Wire and cable supplier Southwire Canada recently hired Janny Hogen Esch as customer experience (CX) manager.
April 4, 2019 – Arlington Industries, which manufactures electrical fittings and connectors, recently signed sales representative deals with Electra Sales for Saskatchewan and TMC Sales for Manitoba and Ontario’s Lakehead Region.
April 3, 2019 - Electrical Business Magazine has hired a new account manager, Jennifer DiIorio.
April 3, 2019 – Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) Systems has designed its VP40 non-contact voltage detector with a built-in flashlight for preliminary jobsite checks on live and neutral wiring in sockets and junction boxes.
April 3, 2019 – Eaton has introduced to the Canadian market a line of colour-coded Arrow Hart locking devices for use in commercial and industrial applications, to make it easier for electrical contractors to identify circuit ratings.
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