Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

LumenpulseFrançois-Xavier Souvay, president and founder of Lumenpulse, a world leader in LED lighting, is the EY Entrepreneur of the Year for Quebec 2015. EY Entrepreneur of the Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 140 cities in 50 countries. It’s first and only truly global award of its kind.

“François-Xavier Souvay is an entrepreneur that Quebec can be proud of,” says Luc Charbonneau, co-director of the Grand Prix of EY Entrepreneur in Quebec. “He has established a global company that creates jobs around the world and thrives. His entrepreneurial spirit continues to impress, and he fully deserves this award.”

Forecasting the LED digital change on the horizon, Souvay founded Lumenpulse in 2006 to merge the lighting and electronic worlds. His goal is to become a world leader in the architectural LED lighting market. Lumenpulse is now a publicly traded company, which manufactures and markets over 180 products for which it has won several awards. The company has also expanded its presence in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

"Always looking for innovation, François-Xavier Souvay is the perfect example of a visionary entrepreneur,” says Daniel Baer, co-director of EY's Entrepreneur of the Year for Quebec. "With his leadership, the Lumenpulse research and development strategy has earned an impressive 29 patents for its innovative products, with 69 other patents pending. With this forward-thinking approach, Lumenpulse has become a flagship of the lighting industry, light years ahead of the competition."
What’s next

As Quebec’s EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015, Souvay will compete with top entrepreneurs from the Pacific, Atlantic, Ontario and Prairie regions for the national honour of Canada’s EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2015, to be presented at a gala celebration on 24 November 2015 in Toronto. In June 2016, Canada’s EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 will move to the world stage to compete with more than 50 country recipients for the title of EY World Entrepreneur of the Year.

Find out more about Lumenpulse: http://www.lumenpulse.com/en/.

Schneider Electric

For the eighth year in a row, Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, participated as a proud sponsor in the 17th annual Tremblant 24h. With support from family, friends, employees, and the company, Schneider Electric Canada employees raised funds and presented a cheque for $101,840 to support local children’s causes. 

The company was one of 366 teams participating in this year’s events, which took place December 8 to 10 in Mont-Tremblant, Québec.

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EFCElectro‐Federation Canada (EFC) and Cámara Nacional de Manufacturas Eléctricas (CANAME) of Mexico, have submitted joint recommendations to their respective governments to safeguard future trade in North America.

The recommendations call on the strong need for governments to retain, modernize and improve the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in order to increase market access, reduce business costs and improve global competitiveness.

Read more: EFC NAFTA Recommendations...

 

CSA

Now in its 24th edition, the 2018 Canadian Electrical Code, Part I includes a number of significant updates and changes to better help electrical workers in the safe maintenance of electrical equipment and create safer electrical installations.

This edition features important revisions to many sections. For example, Section 26 now mandates the use of tamper-resistant receptacles in additional areas where children may be present. Section 62 now requires ground fault circuit interrupter protection for heating devices and controls in proximity to tubs, sinks, and shower stalls. Section 10 has been updated, reorganized, and significantly reduced in length.

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