Canadian Electrical Industry News Week


Harald HenzeElectro-Federation Canada (EFC), a national, not-for-profit industry association in electrical presented its 2015 Industry Recognition Award (IRA) to Harald Henze. This award was presented during the EFC Annual General Meeting on April 15th.

As a leader in the electrical industry, Henze’s background includes working in a variety of positions across Canada with WESCO since 1972. Henze left WESCO in 2001 to lead a North American security distributor, and rejoined the organization to lead all Canadian business in 2005.  He managed all WESCO operations in Canada, including recent acquisitions of Brews Supply, Trydor Industries, and EECOL. He has been active in the electrical industry in Canada, was a prior Chair of EFC, and currently sits on the Board of Directors as a Senator.

“Harald’s contributions to the Canadian Electrical Industry have been enormous; he also provided great leadership and guidance to EFC and served as our Chair of the Board from 2010/2011.” said Jim Taggart, EFC President & CEO.

Electro-Federation Canada’s Industry Recognition Award (IRA) is presented annually to an individual who has influenced the Canadian electrical industry, either as a current or retired industry delegate, or as an industry supporter. IRA award recipients demonstrate strong leadership through their personal and professional industry involvement and symbolize dedication, balance, and achievement in regional, national and/or community activities. An IRA Nomination Committee, which consists of select EFC members, calls out to members for nominations early each year. The committee acts as a screening panel for nomination entries and selects the recipient based on award criteria.

Past Industry Recognition Award recipients include:
* Charlie Cipolla, ESA- 2014
* Doug Baldwin, Schneider Electric- 2013
* Wayne Donaldson, Rexel Canada Electrical- 2012
* René Marineau, Canlyte Inc.- 2011
* Richard (Dick) Waterman, International Electric Supply Corp. – 2010
* Pat Costello, Toshiba of Canada Limited - 2010
* Michael Kenney, Thomas & Betts - 2009
* Bill Buckley, ShawCor Ltd. - 2008
* Ken Gerrie, Gerrie Electric Wholesale Limited - 2007
* William E. Saylor, Rexel Canada - 2006
* Reginald D. Gemmell, Whirlpool Canada LP - 2006
* John H. MacDonald, Ideal Supply Company Limited - 2005
* Gerald G. Dunnigan, Techspan Industries Inc. - 2004
* Robert T.E. Gillespie, General Electric Canada Inc. - 2003
* Jeannine Guillevin Wood, Guillevin International Inc. - 2002
* William Torrance, Rockwell Automation Canada Inc. - 2001
* George Horsman, E.B. Horsman & Son - 2000
* James G. Sinneave, EECOL Electric Ltd. – 2000

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Quite simply put if you feel that job site costing and quote development are a lot of work, you are right! To properly assess a job and estimate the required work time, product costs and various other expenses can take more time than is often feasible for a small company. You need to be spending your time completing projects, which can become difficult if you are spending your hours doing cost analysis. We learned this first hand in last month’s edition of the Electrician Forum when Steve Beeby of Beehive Electric discussed the balance required to own and operate an electrical contracting company.

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Watch a portion of the interview conducted by Electrical Industry Canada with Steve Beeby of Beehive Electric

 

Fluke Hammon Healy

As our population grows and consumers continue to rely on technology for both essentials and comfort, the need for power quality has become vital. Fluke is a leader in this field, offering power quality training seminars, as well as employing power quality specialists with years of industry experience.

This month’s personal profile is a double feature of two of Fluke’s senior power quality specialists, Hilton Hammond and Frank Healy.

Hilton Hammond has been with Fluke since 1995, and in 2013 moved into his current position as Power Quality Business Unit Manager. He has a deep and thorough knowledge of power quality and related electrical instrumentation. 

Frank Healy, Power Quality Product Marketing Manager at Fluke since 2006, has been in the industry for well over three decades. He globally manages Fluke’s power quality products, including measuring instruments and precision power analyzers.

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