Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

October 21, 2016

ECAO Issues 2016 Douglas J. B. Wright Award and R. H. Carroll Safety AwardsOve Bakmand, President of Net Electric Limited and a long-time board member for the Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario (ECAO), has received the Douglas J. B. Wright Award, and six electrical contracting firms have received R. H. Carroll safety awards. L-R: Ove Bakmund, ECAO First Vice-President Mark Lloyd, and President Dan Lancia.

The Douglas J. B. Wright Award, created by ECAO and Ontario Electrical Construction Co. Ltd. in 1992, pays tribute to individuals who exemplify the dedication and commitment to the electrical contracting industry exhibited by Doug Wright through his years of service.

Ove immigrated to Canada from his native Denmark in the mid-1960s. Already an electrician, he joined the IBEW and in 1976 founded Net Electric with two partners. Ove has worked hard to strengthen the electrical industry and has played a strong role on many boards and committees. He has been President and VP, and a member of GTECA Board or Directors. He has served on ECAO’s Board of Directors since 2005 and worked on numerous committees.

2016 R. H. Carroll Safety award recipients

Created in 1999, this award honours the memory of ECAO’s former long-time employee, Hugh Carroll. The 2016 awards were issued to the following organizations for demonstrating sound safety practices based on exemplary safety records:

  • Rogol Electric Company Ltd. (Rate Group 704 — up to 50,000 Total Work Hours)
  • Trade-Mark Industrial Inc. (Rate Group 704 — 50,001 to 200,000 Total Work Hours)
  • Mellon Inc. (Rate Group 704 — 200,000 to 500,000 Total Work Hours)
  • Plan Group (Rate Group 704 — over 500,000 Total Work Hours)
  • Grid Link Corp (Rate Group 830 — up to 50,000 Total Work Hours)
  • Black & McDonald Ltd. (Rate Group 830 — over 50,000 Total Work Hours)

 


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Cloud

There has been a lot of talk about cloud computing and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) models these days but both are relatively new to the lighting industry. Let’s take a look at what they are as well as their roles in commercial lighting.

What is cloud computing?

Cloud computing is the on-demand delivery of compute power, database storage, and applications via the Internet with pay-as-you-go or subscription-based pricing. Cloud computing means that instead of all the computer hardware, software, and data that you are using sitting somewhere inside your company’s network, it’s provided and managed for you as a service by another company and you access it over the Internet. 

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Jean-Marc Myette

By Line Goyette

Meeting people in our industry often comes with surprises. This was the case with Jean-Marc Myette, Business Development Manager of ABB’s Electrification Products Division and chair of the Board of Electro-Federation Canada’s Quebec section. Not only does he know the electrical industry down to the most minute product and technological innovations, he is also a professional car racer on sabbatical, and someone very involved in his business community and personal life.

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