Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Christophe de Maistre

Schneider Electric has appointed Christophe de Maistre as Executive Vice President, Head of the Partner Projects Division within the Building Business. The Partner Projects Division is the historical core of Schneider Electric with a focus on Low Voltage electrical power distribution products, equipment and solutions.

Christophe brings 25 years of experience and has held various senior management positions in China, Germany and France. As part of his career, he managed several Automation and Drives Business in China became Vice President for Siemens Building Technology in North-East Asia in 2008, and Senior Vice President for the Converteam Asia-Pacific Zone before his last assignment as the CEO and President for Siemens France since 2011.

Christophe graduated in engineering from the Institut supérieur de mécanique de Paris and holds a DEA (1st degree of PhD) in process automation from the Ecole normale supérieure de Paris-Saclay.

Christophe joined Schneider Electric on July 1, 2017. Following a 2-month induction period to acquire deeper knowledge of Schneider Electric and its employees, he will lead the Partner Projects Division from October 1st, 2017.

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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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In 2013 Sean responded to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. In 2014 Sean spent almost a month in Kenema, Sierra Leone working at the Ebola Treatment Centre. There he was responsible for ensuring electricity and clean water were available, and worked to strengthen the infrastructure of the facility. 

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