Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Nov 18, 2020

EIN Susan adrian2 400Schneider Electric announced today the promotion of Adrian Thomas to country president, Canada, effective January 1, 2021. Mr. Thomas succeeds Susan Uthayakumar, who held the role of country president for the past three years. Mr. Thomas will report to North American CEO & President, Annette Clayton.

Susan Uthayakumar, has been appointed as the global leader for Schneider Electric's Sustainability Business Division, reporting to Chief Strategy & Sustainability Officer, Olivier Blum. The new division will have a mission to bring all Schneider Electric solutions together to provide unprecedented, end-to-end leadership and support to customers on their sustainability transformation – from formulating climate strategy to execution & deployment of sustainability solutions.

Mr. Thomas brings over 20-years of experience in the electrical and automation industry to the role. Since 2016, he has been with Schneider Electric Canada, most recently serving as vice president, home & distribution, and power products. He has also held other roles at the company, including leading Schneider's Digital Energy and Low Voltage Power Systems businesses. He has also been a key driver in bringing Schneider Electric's EcoStruxure to life in Canada, helping partners and businesses alike achieve their sustainability ambitions.  

"Adrian's appointment advances our plan to further build and sustain our presence in Canada as a leader in energy management and automation," said Annette Clayton. "Adrian's relentless focus on our business, combined with his technical expertise spanning multiple decades and his passion for sustainability, will be key to driving our growth strategy forward. We are pleased to welcome Adrian into this new role and to my leadership team."

Prior to joining Schneider Electric, Mr. Thomas held sales and leadership roles at General Electric, TMEIC Corporation, and TM GE Automation Systems. He holds an electrical engineering degree from McMaster University and a post-graduate certificate in finance for executives from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

"I am very excited to take on this role and lead the continued growth and success of Schneider Electric in Canada, an important market for the company," said Mr. Thomas. "We are living through extraordinary times in Canada and around the world. The changes required to achieve a sustainable future require bold strategy and the courage to work collaboratively to realize it. Leading Schneider Electric Canada during this pivotal moment is a true privilege."

Source

Nexans Webinar - Key 2021 Electrical Code Changes Impacting Wire and Cable

Nexans Free WebinarJoin NEXANS for a free webinar with Isaac Müller, Applications Engineer for Nexans as he reviews and discusses the changes to the 2021 Canadian Electrical Code related to wire and cable. This free webinar will take place Wed, Jan 27, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

This webinar includes:
- Updated rules to protect cables (12-514,12-516)
- New conditions of use for wire & cable (Table 19)
- An opportunity to ask your questions

Click here to register today. 


 



The funding is available through the CleanBC Building Innovation Fund (CBBIF). Low-carbon building solutions include a wide range of energy-efficient developments in the building sector, including advanced building components and designs, new construction methods, low-carbon heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and digital technology solutions.

Read More

 


Canadian Electrical Contractor Discussion Group: Ground Wire Before and After

CECD ground wire BA 400This photo is from a house in Ontario… two grounding wires that had been connected on a residential panel. The issue was sorted out by a local electrician. How did they do? How would you approach a job like this?

Go HERE to join the discussion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Latest Articles

  • Prev
The 25th Edition of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1*, is now available for sale from CSA ...
Infrared thermal cameras are a great additional to a preventive maintenance program. They’re easy ...
“It was amazing,” Alberta Electrical Alliance CEO Tara Ternes said of their first Virtual ...
This report serves as the definitive account of the impacts of – and opportunities offered by – ...
To rent or to own? It’s a question we regularly encounter in our daily lives, whether we’re looking ...
In Part 1 of this interview with Leora Radetsky, we covered smart lighting, ...
Changes in the CSA Z462 Workplace electrical safety standard are slowing down. Good news! The 2021 ...


CGBE-CGBCThis report serves as the definitive account of the impacts of – and opportunities offered by – Canada’s green building industry today and in the coming critical decade. It quantifies the industry’s growth and significant and far-reaching economic, environmental, and social contributions.

It also outlines how a COVID-19 pandemic recovery plan centred on green buildings could create almost 1.5 million jobs all across Canada by 2030 while helping to ensure our nation meets its climate targets.

 

 

Read More


 

Product News

  • Prev
Providing high quality illumination, LytePro’s low profile design complements and blends in with ...
The 6590 Gaslight I is a large scale Victorian authentically detailed fixture which consists of a ...
The WaveLinx industrial high bay and low bay sensors offer passive infrared (PIR) occupancy with a ...
The Swidget Motion Sensor Insert* uses infrared radiation to detect whether someone or something ...
Standard extruded inside and outside corner LED tape mud-in channels. Aluminum construction. ...
Traditional style, cost-effective, DLC-listed wall pack offered in 42, 80, and 120 watts. The ...
Lumenwerx is pleased to launch the Via Weather Series, a new subgrouping composed of ...
SATCO continues to expand its wall pack selection with options that make installation flexible and ...
Milwaukee Tool has added to its lineup of hand tool solutions ...
The Littelfuse LS6 (available in 1000 and 500 V) and the LS6R (available in 1500 V) series are ...


 

SD DownlightIntense Lighting, a Leviton company announced the launch of its new SD downlighting series. Balancing energy efficiency and optical control in a cost-effective package, the SD Series offers clean, uniform illumination in 30 degree, 50 degree and 70 degree beam distributions.

With features such as 90 CRI standard, two step binning for color consistency, and a new 4-inch remodel, the SD Series provides everyday options for any commercial application. 

 

 

Read More


 

Peers & Profiles

  • Prev
Trilliant, an international provider of utility solutions for advanced metering and smart grid ...
For more than a century, ABB has been investing in Canadian technologies and products to support ...
Mackenzie Gillan, a bright young lady from Baysville, Ontario, tells us about how she learned ...
Energy Efficient Lighting is a LED lighting manufacturer with nearly 30 years of industry ...
Dee Durant is an industrial electrician apprentice attending Conestoga College and an Ambassador ...
ECAO recently launched a new program called Future Leaders Advisory Council (FLAC). Their inaugural ...
At 14, Tom Miguel was sitting in the counselor’s office of Silverthorn Collegiate Institute in ...
Meredith Halfpenny is a Wind Site Technician with Boralex where she inspects, maintains, and ...
Rutul Bhavsar is a final year Electrical Engineering student at Mohawk College. He recently ...
Shannon Tymosko is a first-year apprentice with IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical ...


ABBFor more than a century, ABB has been investing in Canadian technologies and products to support the development of local businesses.

Canada has been known around the world for its delicious maple syrup and warm winter coats. But it is also a place for innovation, certainly for technology leader ABB, which has partnered with several Canadian customers to foster industrial transformation and manufacture products that suit their specific needs for over a century. Across Canada, ABB experts build the most trusted products in North America.

 

Read More


 

Copper $US Dollar price per pound

Kerrwil Publications Great Place to Work. Certified December 2019 - December 2020

538 Elizabeth Street, Midland,Ontario, Canada L4R2A3 +1 705 527 7666
©2021 All rights reserved

Use of this Site constitutes acceptance of our Privacy Policy (effective 1.1.2016)
The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Kerrwil