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    Chuck Cartmill Appointed Chief Executive Officer of Solar Global Solutions

  • Feb 03, 2015

    SOLAR GLOBAL SOLUTIONS (SGS) announces the appointment of Chuck Cartmill as Chief Executive Officer. While SGS was founded by the Cartmill Group in 1988, this announcement marks Chuck's official transition into an active executive role with the company.

    With a focus on the design, production, sale, and installation of environmentally sustainable technologies, the Cartmill Group aims to drive the global adoption of innovative products that are both economical and environmentally friendly.

    Chuck is a lifelong environmental entrepreneur inventor who started his first business in 1973, C.S.A. Enterprises Ltd., a technical sales and marketing company for energy efficient lighting and industrial products. In 2002, he started C-Vision Ltd, an electronics manufacturing company based in Amherst, Nova Scotia. In 2007, he founded LED Roadway Lighting Ltd (LRL) and was formerly its CEO and President. Chuck oversaw LRL’s growth from a small 2 person start-up to a leading global manufacturer of LED street lights and control technologies with over 250 employees. Chuck was named Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year (Atlantic Region) in 2006 and in 2010 he was inducted into Atlantic Business Magazine's prestigious Top 50 CEO Hall of Fame. Chuck currently sits on Minister Fast’s SME advisory board and served as a member of Prime Ministers Harper’s Canada-Brazil CEO forum.

    Chuck stated, “This is an exciting time at Solar Global Solutions. Over the past few years the business has evolved quickly and to date we have supplied over 500 solar systems globally. We plan to build a globally competitive solar industry in Canada focused on export and sustainable job creation. We have developed expertise around solar energy, battery storage technology, system performance and control by the Internet of Things (IoT). We believe this will be a major focus for utilities and their Reduce and Shift Demand (RASD) programs for peak load management and Smart City integration. Solar with battery storage is increasingly important as photovoltaics evolve as a major source of grid power globally. At the Cartmill Group we make things that are good for the world.”

    Solar Global Solutions Ltd. (formerly PoleCo Ltd.) is a renewable energy engineering company specializing in the design and supply of high quality solar powered and battery storage systems for residential, utility, and commercial applications. Founded in 1988 in Nova Scotia, Canada, Solar Global Solutions (SGS) continues to have its headquarters and research and development facility in Halifax. Since 2010, SGS has installed over 500 solar systems globally with over 80% going to export markets. SGS has over 25 years’ experience successfully developing projects for residential, utility, commercial, and government clients. For more information, visit www.solarglobalsolutions.com.

  • Industry News

    Arlington Industries, Inc. and Bridgeport Fittings, Inc. today announced that they have reached an agreement that settles all litigation currently pending between the companies. In connection with this settlement, Arlington has received payment of $1.37 million for the judgment in case No. 3:06-cv-1105 in the Middle District of Pennsylvania against Bridgeport’s 3838ASP and 3838SP Whipper-Snap Duplex connectors. Bridgeport has dismissed its appeal from that judgment and Arlington has dismissed its cross-appeal seeking attorney’s fees.

    FortWhyte Alive is unveiling the largest solar installation in the City of Winnipeg. The 60 kilowatt (kW) installation is made possible thanks to support from Bullfrog Power, Investors Group and Manitoba Hydro's Solar Energy Program.

  • Keeping Current

    MAGIC LITE LTD., an innovator and leader in architectural and specialty lighting products, welcomes the following employees: Allan Langvee has taken on the Sales & Customer Service Manager position; Shelley Hussey is the new Assistant Bookkeeper; Samantha Bortolotti appointed to the Customer Service Representative/Order Entry position; and Adrian Andronic the new Product Manager. Kara Wenner will assume the role of Marketing Coordinator and Customer Service Representative.

    RITTAL SYSTEMS LTD., a world leading manufacturer of enclosure solutions, welcomes Franklin Empire to its distribution/partner network in Canada. With a rich family history dating back to the 1940’s and an extensive distribution network in Ontario and Quebec, Franklin Empire Inc. is the largest independently owned electrical distributor in Canada.

    Tim Rourke, President, Rittal Systems Ltd., said, “Franklin Empire is known for their expertise in the electrical distribution industry, as well as in manufacturing and processing automation. Rittal Systems is confident that partnering with Franklin will expand our reach to new areas and industries, and will be a win-win for our customers.”

    BROCKWAY ENTERPRISES Owner and President, Thomas Brockway, annnounces the appointment of Troy Sampson as its New Brunswick Sales Representative. Troy has spent the past several years in various capacities with Siemens Canada in Moncton. He has an Electrical Engineering Technology Diploma from NSCC, NSIT in 1999 and is a member of the NB Society of Certified Engineering Technicians & Technologists.

    "We look forward to Troy working as an integral part of Team Brockway and contributing to our continuous efforts in growing our sales and market share for you, our Manufacturers," said Thomas.

    Troy can be reached at 506.850.9192 or e-mail troy.sampson@brockway.ca.

  • Product Showcase

    BENDER LifeGuard series ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) extend the capabilities of standard GFCIs to the detection of ground leakage currents in all stages of power conversion equipment, from simple rectifiers to sophisticated variable frequency drives. LifeGuard series GFCIs can detect both AC and DC ground leakage current. A wide range of voltages, load amperages, and options are available. LifeGuard GFCIs are simple to install and require a minimal amount of connections.

    Magic Lite 2013 Ltd. announces its new selection of decorative lighting options for a multitude of applications, providing designer quality light solutions while maintaining tremendous energy saving. The ever expanding selection of LED lighting solutions now includes brand-new Vanity Lights, Wall Sconces and Ceiling lights for a variety of uses including residential, commercial and the hospitality industry.

    LSI Industries will proudly unveil its newest gas station canopy fixture in the Scottsdale® family – the Scottsdale® Vertex™ – at the upcoming NACS/PEI tradeshow from October 18th - 20th. LSI established its reputation over 40 years ago based largely on the strengths of its lighting innovations for gas stations and convenience stores. The new, best-in-class Scottsdale Vertex LED canopy fixture further demonstrates how LSI continues to pioneer innovations for gas stations to this day. It features advanced silicone optics, multiple lumen packages, and an attractive, low-profile design.

    The new WAGO smartCUTTER automates cutting of marking material on the WAGO smartPRINTER. WAGO’s thermal transfer printer, already the fastest terminal block labeling system in the industry, is now even faster with automatic cutting.

    The compact smartPRINTER (Version 1.1) prints and cuts a wide range of marking materials for terminal blocks, cables or conductors and devices. Download the smartDATA brochure for information, and for more on the latest from WAGO, visit www.wago.us/news.

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